How Long Does Ostarine Take To Work?

How Long does Ostarine take to Work? Transform in 8 Weeks…

Ostarine is the ideal beginner SARM because it has a very favourable benefit-to-risk ratio but one of the most common questions asked is, “How Long does Ostarine take to Work?”. Despite being one of the mildest and even the most researched SARMs, Ostarine is one of the most relied-upon compounds to give consistent, worry-free results.

In general, it’s hard to guarantee results will begin to be apparent the same for one person as it will for the next; each individual body is different and we all start feeling the effects of SARMs at different times. Some people claim to feel the effects immediately, while others have to wait weeks at a time… but being ‘general’ is not what this article is about.

How Long Does Ostarine Take To Work?

Going by the majority of what we would consider beginner-to-intermediate PED users looking to take their physique to the next level, here is a no-BS guide to Ostarine results and expectations:

  • Week 1: pumps and vascularity improve half-way through the week, some strength increase noticeable
  • Week 2: strength continues to increase
  • Week 3: same as week 2. If bulking, increase in size starts to become clear, primarily in shoulders and traps
  • Week 4: strength continues to creep up but not as rapidly as before. Size keeps increasing if you are bulking. If cutting, strength may plateau
  • Week 5: same as week 4
  • Week 6: strength may plateau but muscle gain will continue
  • Week 7: at this point you’ll either be significantly bigger with no noticeable water retention (if bulking up), or way more ripped than before (if cutting). Suppression kicks in but it’s not bad enough to impair quality of life (although there can be exceptions)
  • Week 8: nothing special, same as week 7
  • Most people will continue to cycle Ostarine for up to 12 weeks to continue towards their desired goal; results will continue to progress fairly steadily, depending on training/nutrition.

This is what the average user experiences during a regular 8 week cycle of Ostarine at 20mg a day.

In our experience, using 30mg is not much better than using 20mg in terms of benefits, but negative side-effects can potentially increase (such as headaches or insomnia).

In terms of side-effects, you can expect some mild suppression towards the end of the cycle but most people don’t require a test base and/or PCT.

How Long does Ostarine take to Work? You will feel the difference from the first week but visible results should be around week 3-4.

The History of Ostarine (MK-2866)

Ostarine, also called MK 2866 or Enbosarm, was developed by GTx Inc. in 1997 to treat muscle wasting diseases and osteoporosis.

From a historical point of view, Ostarine was designed to help people suffering from muscle loss but unlike anabolic steroids that were evident for their side effects and long-term testosterone decrease, the breakthrough that Ostarine made came with great hopes for the medical industry.

According to the current research, medical reviews and case studies present Ostarine as an excellent fat shredder and muscle builder. It evidently raises overall energy levels significantly, thus improving endurance and performance in many athletes put on 3 month cycle. These are the characteristics that brought SARMs to the fore of the bodybuilding community.

Researchers found that Ostarine also showed increased bone density properties, making it the perfect choice for osteoporosis patients and bodybuilders alike.

In 2016, Ostarine failed phase 3 clinical trials for treating muscle wasting diseases in people with lung cancer. Ostarine failed because (perhaps unsurprisingly), people with lung cancer were too weak to use Ostarine.

As of today, Ostarine is still in development and successfully going through numerous clinical trials.

Health Benefits of Ostarine

Perhaps another attractive feature for health and fitness enthusiasts, Ostarine offers a host of health benefits far beyond its muscle building and fat burning abilities. MK-2866 is renowned for its healing properties particularly joint repair and bone health. It can also help to reduce LDL cholesterol and triglycerides which, in turn, improves insulin resistance.

Less time out for recovery (or less soreness during your next training session) means you can train more frequently, resulting in a greater workload throughout your training week. This is likely to result in greater muscle growth from the training stimulus and faster results.

In one human study on 120 healthy elderly people, Ostarine significantly improved insulin resistance and lowered blood glucose levels. In fact, the results were similar to a well-known anti-diabetic drug Metformin. (If you are looking for the most potent Glucose Disposal Agent on the market, look no further than SLINX).