Cardarine (GW-501516)

What is Cardarine?

GW-501516 was created by Glaxo Smith and Ligand Pharmaceuticals in 1992. Cardarine is hands down the best compound out there to increase your physical performance. Not only does it give you an insane endurance boost, but it also has great fat burning properties. There is a reason why so many top athletes choose to use cardarine.
Top athletes? Yes, that is correct.
To give you an example of the succes obtainable with cardarine is the well known case of Elena Lashmanova, who tested positive for Cardarine after breaking the 20km race walk world record. Because GW501516 was abused by various athletes in different sports, the WADA chose to ban the compound in 2009.

How does Cardarine work?

Now you are probably wondering, how does cardarine work?
GW-501516 binds to the PPAR receptor. PPAR stands for peroxisome proliferator-actived receptors, they are a group of nuclear protein receptors that regulate the expression of genes. These receptors play a very important role in genes that are connected to energy expenditure.

Results of GW-501516

Its time to move onto the more interesting stuff, and what to expect from cardarine. As mentioned previously, cardarine is used because of the shocking increase in physical performance.
The biggest benefit of cardarine is the improvement of cardiovascular endurance, you will be able to increase workload and intensity every session. GW-501516 has also been shown to help burn bodyfat, which means increased striations and vascularity. There are no estrogenic side effects because there is no conversion of testosterone to estrogen. And to top it off, cardarine also helps increase nutrient efficiency.

Benefits and side effects

Overall GW-501516 is a great compound to use. Lets list all the benefits of using Cardarine one more time:
  •  Increased physical performance;
  •  Increased cardiovascular endurance;
  •  No suppression of natural testosterone production;
  •  Does not require a Post Cycle Therapy (PCT);
  •  No estrogen conversion;
  •  Stimulates fat loss significantly.

Risks of Cardarine

There are not any huge side effects worth mentioning when using cardarine. You can read alot online about GW501516 causing cancer, which is not quite true. Often these people back up the claim by reffering to a study done on rodents which developed cancer during clinical trials.
What they are leaving out is that the rats were given much higher doses than the suggested dose of 20mg a day. To put it in perspective, the rats were given 10mg/kg during a clinical trial. Which for a 75kg male would equal 750mg of Cardarine a day.  This means that they received 37 and a half times the suggested dose of 20mg a day.
There are a lot of substances that can cause harm when you take 37 and a half times the recommended dose, however, you should use GW501516 at your own risk.