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
- Ligandrol is not approved for human use, although the substance has been found in anti-doping samples.
- Known side-effects are an increased risk of heart attack, stroke, and liver toxicity.
- 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.
- DFSNZ cannot approve any supplement product, and substances such as these are taken at the athlete's own risk