Essential Oils and Sarms -A Common Link?
Essential oils have a number of different therapeutic benefits for the body. Different cultures have used them for thousands of years for health and medicinal purposes. They can potentially balance hormones, support digestion, boost immunity, augment energy levels, improve brain function, reduce stress and anxiety, alleviate aches and pains, improve skin and hair health, reduce body toxicity, relieve headaches and promote better sleep.
Adam Diver from Supp Science says that Sarms, “although having many functions differing any purpose, retain some similarities both directly and indirectly to the benefits of essential oils”. Selective androgen receptor modulators, or sarms for short, are primarily designed to help build lean muscle and burn fat. They are compounds with strong anabolic properties but reduced androgenic properties, meaning that they have a similar function to steroids but with minimal side effects. They were first discovered by scientists who were researching treatments for prostate cancer and although were not useful in this treatment, were found to have other beneficial uses to the body.
Aside from building muscle and burning fat, sarms are also excellent for reducing muscle wastage, improving strength, enhancing endurance and helping the bones to heal more quickly and improving their density. The key similarity that they have with essential oils though is the increase they provide to energy levels.
Like many essential oils such as peppermint, spearmint, sweet orange and rosemary, there are a number of different sarms which can help you to boost your energy levels. Ostarine (MK2866), Stenabolic (SR-9009) and Testolone (Rad-140) are all known to help promote a more energetic feel to your body. It is this enhancement to your energy levels that is going to lead to the indirect similarities that sarms have with essential oils.
Having more energy will result in requiring extra ways to expend it. Exercising more is a natural corollary. It is well known that increasing the amount of exercise that you do is going to lead to a stronger immune system. Keeping the body fit and healthy through exercise naturally promotes endorphins which helps to alleviate stress and anxiety. A stressful mind is a common inhibitor to the immune system. You might not need any rose, jasmine or lavender oil to reduce your stress levels if you are exercising adequately or with the support of sarms.
Exercising more is also going to help you obtain more restful sleep. The body is going to desire more recovery time to alleviate the fatigue generated from exercise. Reducing stress is going to make falling asleep easier as well. There is research into the sarm Ibutamoren (MK677) being beneficial to sleep patterns. Preliminary discoveries suggest that it can improve sleep quality by increasing rapid eye movement (REM) sleep and reduce REM latency. Essential oils can be deployed to help improve your quality of life in a number of different ways. Alternative products such as sarms can help you achieve similar outcomes and when they are used simultaneously, there might be opportunities for even better results to be realised.