Tuesday, January 23, 2024

Cleveland Cavaliers player Tristan Thompson suspended 25 games for testing positive for ibutamoren and SARM LGD-4033

FDA from last April:
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is warning consumers that the agency continues to receive adverse event reports related to selective androgen receptor modulators, commonly called SARMs. Social media posts by influencers and sellers of SARMs contribute to the availability and promotion of these dangerous products.

Targeting teenagers and young adults, videos on social media platforms tout SARMs as a quick or easy way to improve physical appearance, gain muscle mass, or increase athletic performance. 

SARMs, which are chemical substances that mimic the effects of testosterone and anabolic steroids, are not FDA approved. Online vendors and social media influencers are using social media to make SARMs seem safe and effective.
ligandrol is on the World Anti-Doping Agency list of prohibited substances and is sold for physique- and performance-enhancing purposes by black-market Internet suppliers. Ligandrol is often used in these contexts at doses greatly exceeding those evaluated in clinical trials, with unknown effectiveness and safety. Many products sold online that are purported to be ligandrol either contain none or contain other unrelated substances. Social media has played an important role in facilitating the widespread non-medical use of SARMs
(Recently rewatched The 13th Warrior and was struck by how un-muscular the intimidating giant looked in his shirtless scene compared to modern action behemoths.)