The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a warning on the muscle drug, SARMs, stating that products containing selective androgen receptor modulators(SARMs) may result in serious or life-threatening events, including testicular atrophy, heart attack, hallucinations, and liver damage.
The warning, released on April 26, was prompted by social media influencers' marketing of SARMs as a dietary supplement, promising easy muscle gain and improved athletic performance. Despite their potential for treating health conditions such as osteoporosis, Alzheimer's disease, and multiple sclerosis, SARMs have not been approved by the FDA, and several companies have been warned about distributing SARMs-containing products.
Studies and reports submitted to the FDA have revealed a range of adverse health events associated with SARMs, including sleep disturbances, testicular shrinkage, psychosis or hallucinations, sexual dysfunction, liver injury and acute liver failure, infertility, miscarriage, and an increased risk of heart attack or stroke.
The FDA advises against using SARMs, and individuals experiencing side effects should seek medical advice. Furthermore, the agency recommends consulting healthcare providers before using any performance-enhancing products to ensure they do not contain harmful substances.
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