About Ligandrol

29 Jul 2019

Ligandrol has been in mentioned in the news recently, and athletes are warned that ligandrol (LGD-4033) is prohibited in sport. It is also not yet cleared through clinical trials.

Alternative names: LGD-4033, VK5211, Anabolicum

Main points:

  1. Ligandrol is not approved for human use, although the substance has been found in anti-doping samples.
  2. Known side-effects are an increased risk of heart attack, stroke, and liver toxicity.
  3. Ligandrol is a selective androgen receptor modulator (SARM). Of the SARM products sold on the black-market, only around 50% had the substance present, which highlights the risks of using unregulated substances. 
  4. DFSNZ cannot approve any supplement product, and substances such as these are taken at the athlete's own risk