Best Testolone RAD-140 Dosage

Arguably one of the most talked-about compounds on the bodybuilding scene today, we’re going to look at the optimum RAD-140 dosage and cycle protocol that will give you the gains that you’re looking for.

RAD 140 – also known as Testolone – is a popular SARM with benefits including muscle gain and fat loss. But, as with any compound, it’s important that anyone considering to research Testolone knows the best RAD-140 dosage and cycle protocols to take. So here is everything we currently know about what dose to use, cycle length and stacking methods for best results.

What is RAD-140?

Testolone was developed as an investigational drug which might be able to treat muscle wasting diseases and help patients build muscle. It is a SARM (selective androgen receptor modulator), which works by selectively binding to some androgen receptors in the body – specifically those in muscle tissue and bone tissue. These receptors “talk to” the steroid hormones called androgens, including testosterone.

RAD 140 is thought to help increase muscle mass, boost fat burning and fat loss, and may even have neuroprotective benefits. It is also popular with men who are experiencing low testosterone levels and want to boost their physical performance and physique alongside getting their test levels up.

However, there have been no human studies on RAD 140 so far, and the long term risks and benefits are unknown. As with any SARM, do your research.

Like all SARMs, RAD 140 is on the WADA banned list so you should not use it if you are going to compete in tested events or take part in professional sports.

5 Benefits of Testolone

SARMs are popular with bodybuilders and people wanting to get bigger, stronger, and leaner. RAD 140 is no different in that respect. Here are the top benefits of Testolone for people who train in the gym.

1 Muscle growth

RAD 140 boosts the body’s development of proteins and muscle cells and can help stimulate muscle growth. Because SARMs are selective in the receptors they bind to, RAD 140 shouldn’t give unwanted side effects.

2 Repair and recovery

RAD 140 has been found to trigger the MAPK pathway which plays a part in protecting and repairing cells, and some users report better sleep. In one study scientists were able to use RAD-140 to activates receptors in damaged sections of the brain. The resulting reaction was a signal known as the MAPK pathway which is known to protect brain cells.

3 Bulking

Some SARMs are stronger and better for muscle gain, others are good for cutting. RAD 140 seems to be a better choice for a bulk.

4 Brain health

RAD 140 interacts with androgen receptors, and androgens are important for protecting brain health. RAD 140 may be able to help improve memory and cognitive health.

5 Fat loss

RAD 140 has been shown to improve cholesterol levels and boost muscle mass which can also help you burn fat and get leaner for better body composition.

With all these potential benefits, it’s no surprise bodybuilders are attracted to Testolone for training, fat loss, muscle gain, and recovery.

Best RAD-140 Dosage and Cycles

The lack of human studies means it’s difficult to give specific advice on how to dose RAD 140, but we can tell you what other people do. Anecdotal evidence is currently the best source of information regarding the research of SARMs. Below are some examples of popular RAD-140 dosage and cycle research methods.

Male esearchers begin at a dose of 10mg/day and increase to no more than 30mg/day.

Although RAD-140 is not recommended for women, those who do decide to research this drug will start with 5mg/day and increase to no more than 10mg/day.

A cycle length will generally last between 8-12 weeks following by a 4-week PCT and “off-cycle” break period.

RAD-140 is suppressive. It is critical that you are familiar and prepared with your PCT protocol before you start your cycle to avoid unwanted side-effects.

Some people stack Testolone with other SARMs, popular choices seem to be Ligandrol (for bulking), Ibutamoren, Ostarine, or Cardarine (for cutting).

Best RAD-140 Dosage for Bulking

The best RAD-140 dosage for gaining mass is 20mg-30mg/day for 12 weeks, with an off-cycle of 12 weeks. This lengthen cycle means you get maximum benefits of the strength gains, so you can train harder and lift more for the duration of a successful bulk. You’ll avoid most of the training fatigue typically experienced during a serious training block, and consequently, you’ll be able to keep training harder and increase your lifts throughout your bulking cycle.

RAD-140 Bulking Cycle

Testolone RAD-140 – 10mg per day, dosed once a day in the a.m.
Ligandrol LGD-4033 – 10mg per day dosed once a day in the a.m.
Ostarine MK-2866 – 25mg per day, dosed once a day in the a.m.

Best RAD-140 Dosage for Cutting

Testolone can also be used on a cut. Remember, it was originally developed to help prevent muscle wastage – and this is exactly what you want to do when you are in an extended calorie deficit. If you can hang on to more muscle when you are dieting, not only will you look better but your metabolic rate will stay higher.

The best RAD-140 dosage for cutting is slightly lower than that of a bulking phase if you are in a caloric deficit and primarily aiming for its anti-catabolic properties.

RAD-140 Cycle for Cutting

Testolone RAD-140 – 10mg per day, dosed once a day in the a.m.
Cardarine GW-501516 – 20mg per day, dosed once a day in the a.m.
Stenabolic SR-9009 – 30mg per day, 5mg split doses 2-3 hours apart

Best RAD-140 Dosage for Recomposition

Body-recomposition allows a person to build lean muscle mass whilst dropping body fat simultaneously. We said it here, yes it’s possible to lose body fat and gain muscle at the same time. With that in mind, the RAD-140 dosage is higher than on a ‘cut’ and adding Andarine into the mix to maximise lean gains.

RAD-140 Cycle for Body-Recomposition

Testolone RAD-140 – 20mg per day, dosed once a day in the a.m.
Cardarine GW-501516 – 20mg per day, dosed once a day in the a.m.
Stenabolic SR-9009 – 30mg per day, 5mg split doses 2-3 hours apart
Andarine S-4 – 50mg per day, 25mg in the a.m. and 25mg 4-6 hours later

Best RAD-140 Dosage for Strength

This stack makes use of the powerful synergistic effects of RAD-140 and S-4 when stacked together. Throwing Cardarine into the mix further maximises performance, which ultimately carries over to strength gains.

RAD-140 Cycle for Strength & Power

Testolone RAD-140 – 20mg per day, dosed once a day in the a.m.
Cardarine GW-501516 – 20mg per day, dosed once a day in the a.m.
Andarine S-4 – 50mg per day, 25mg in the a.m. and 25mg 4-6 hours later

Best RAD-140 Dosage for Lean Gains

This stack is the same as the re-composition stack but your own diet manipulation is what comes into play. Increasing your calorie and/or protein intake will optimise results for lean mass gains, increasing muscle protein synthesis whilst mitigating fat gain.

RAD-140 Cycle for Maximum Lean Mass Gains

Testolone RAD-140 – 20mg per day, dosed once a day in the a.m.
Cardarine GW-501516 – 20mg per day, dosed once a day in the a.m.
Stenabolic SR-9009 – 30mg per day, 5mg split doses 2-3 hours apart
Andarine S-4 – 50mg per day, 25mg in the a.m. and 25mg 4-6 hours later

Does Testolone Need A PCT?

All SARMs have the potential to suppress the body’s natural hormone levels and impact testosterone production, to varying degrees.

RAD-140 is one of the more potent SARMs and it is suppressive. It is critical that you are familiar and prepared with your PCT protocol before you start your cycle to avoid unwanted side-effects.

About the author
Nicola Joyce
Nicola Joyce (aka 'The Fit Writer') is a freelance pro copywriter who has been writing about fitness since 2004. She has competed in bodybuilding (to amateur World level), powerlifting (to National level), and has even swum the English Channel - twice! You can keep up with her training and writing adventures (or commission her for work) at https://www.instagram.com/thefitwriter.
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