While discussing about SARMs (Selective Androgen Receptor Modulator) you would have often come across the compound, Cardarine, as these drugs are commonly stacked with SARMs. These stacks are becoming increasingly popular among bodybuilders and athletes. So, what is Cardarine? Is it a SARM too? What are its benefits? Does it have any side effects? Let us look into these aspects of this specific chemical compound. This article will give answers to all the above questions.
Cardarine – What is it?
Cardarine is also known as Endurobol or GW – 501516. Cardarine is a performance enhancer and is often mistaken to be a SARM by a majority of the people. But it is not a SARM.
Unlike SARM, Cardarine is a PPARδ (Peroxisome Proliferator-Activated Receptor) receptor agonist that was developed by Ligand Pharmaceuticals and GlaxoSmithKline. Cardarine binds to these PPARδ receptors, which are a group of nuclear proteins found in muscles and fatty acids in the body. Hence, these receptors get activated and help the body to burn fat, increase muscle endurance, and build lean muscle. It also has a positive effect on your vascular system.