Recently, we saw a video where Dylan Gemelli speaks about Stenabolic (SR9009).
Dylan Gemelli is one of the most knowledgeable people that we’ve ever listened to when it comes to bodybuilding and general fitness.
We must say that the video is one of the most informative pieces that we’ve ever seen on SR9009 or Stenabolic.
We like it because it debunks a lot of the theories that are floating around these days on messaging boards.
One that cites an email from Professor Thomas Burris and his supposed warning against using SR9009.
The other theory being that it has ‘zero’ bioavailability when dosed orally, which has prompted people to mix it with DMSO and dose it sublingually. Some have even gone to the extent of injecting themselves with self-made concoctions.
Having used SR9009 in five cycles so far, thee cutting cycles and two bulking cycles, we can vouch for the fact that it is not ineffective.
Not by a long shot.
We don’t disagree to the theory that the bioavailability is debatable. Just because it’s debatable does not mean that it’s zero.
There is a difference.
SR9009 makes us more active, improves our cardio performance and cuts fat. That has been consistent across all the cycles that we’ve used it for.
If you are looking to improve your cardio vascular performance and endurance for any kind of fitness activity, then SR9009 might be one of the best compounds that you can use.
Here’s the lowdown on this amazing drug.
What is SR9009?
SR9009 is commonly sold along SARMS. But it is a very unique compound that belongs to a group of chemicals called Rev-ErbA agonists.
For those who are new to this, an agonist is a drug that activates specific receptors in different sites in the body while antagonists block the action of those receptors.
In this case, SR9009 binds to Rev-ErbA, a group of proteins and amplifies the gene expression which in turn causes a series of positive events.
The clinical trials though have been conducted in mice only.
They have never progressed to human stage. And therein lies one of the reasons for the doubts that stem in the minds of naysayers.
Can and will the results be replicated in humans?
Well, the results in mice were so positive that the chemical soon made an appearance as a dietary supplement, before it was included by WADA in its list of banned substances.
Well, that’s as good an endorsement as any.
If WADA bans it, it means only one thing, that it can boost performance.
The pros of using SR9009
When it was administered to obese mice, SR9009 increased their metabolism, helped them gain lean muscle and even burned fat when the mice weren’t subject to any kind of physical activity.
In simpler terms, it turned lazy couch potato mice into lean muscular mice with improved athletic capacity.
That’s why it was labelled ‘Exercise in a bottle’. Picture what it can do to an athlete who trains hard and eats right.
Here are some of the effects of SR9009.
SR9009 increases your basal metabolic rate, a trait that is shared otherwise by stimulants and fat burners like the ECA stack or by Clenbuterol. The only difference is that it doesn’t amplify your heart rate to dangerous levels nor does it cause the jitters that the other drugs do. In fact, the only effect that people notice is reduced lethargy and more energy. You just feel more active, if that’s the right way to put it.
Increased athletic capacity:
SR9009 can increase athletic capacity by as much as 50%. If your normal workout routine lasts for 45 minutes, you can extend it to an hour and a half on Stenabolic. If you are an athlete or a runner, you can run much longer. That’s one of the reasons why cyclists, swimmers and cross country athletes have been caught doping with Stenabolic. It allows them to go on for much longer without getting worn out. That sort of disses the whole bioavailability theory for you.
SR9009 reduces overall cholesterol levels, triglycerides levels and improves lipolysis. This translates into fat loss. Also, this makes it a very good adjunct to 17CAA steroid cycles which trash your lipid levels.
While the muscle gained on SR9009 is barely noticeable, it does help athletes to retain muscle even when they are on an aggressive cut. This puts it on par with some of the best cutting SARMS in the world, like Andarine. In fact, this is one of the potential therapeutic applications of the compound. It helps people with metabolic syndrome as well as conditions like severe arthritis and COPD to prevent muscle loss.
What are the side effects of SR9009?
Mild Insomnia. No other known side effect. How amazing is that. The Insomnia can be avoided by taking your last dose of Stenabolic at least 6-8 hours before bedtime.
Remember that this compound alters your circadian rhythm. It helps jet lagged people stay awake for longer. That’s not a deal breaker though. Just find a workaround.
It’s a non-hormonal drug. It does not suppress you. You don’t need a PCT after a cycle with SR9009.
What about bioavailability?
Like we said, studies were abandoned at the animal model stage and its highly unlikely that it’s going to progress to human model anytime soon.
So, all the data that’s floating out there is based on one clinical animal study which puts the bioavailability at 2.2%.
There’s another study that says that the bioavailability is 33%. And there’s an email from Scripps that says that the bioavailability is zero.
Take your pick.
We have every reason to doubt the whole Scripps email thingy. Think about it. Why would they publicly acknowledge that this compound can work and can boost performance?
The fact is that we just don’t know. There’s lack of clarity as far as we are concerned.
And hey, based on anecdotal reports, it seems to be effective at 25mg/day in split doses.
No Side effects.
Stenabolic vs. Cardarine
Since both of these are primarily known as endurance boosters and cutting compounds, which one is better?
Well, it’s difficult to choose one because both have their own set of advantages in a performance enhancement setting.
The only differentiating factor is the half-life. Cardarine has a 24-hour half-life and needs to be dosed just once a day.
Stenabolic on the other hand needs to be dosed 4-5 times due to its 4-hour half-life. Which is the right one for you? You decide.