The FDA issued warning letters about SARMs banned to three supplement companies in the United States that were offering the drugs for sale:
“We are extremely concerned about unscrupulous companies marketing body-building products with potentially dangerous ingredients. Body-building products that contain selective androgen receptor modulators, or SARMs, have not been approved by the FDA and are associated with serious safety concerns, including potential to increase the risk of heart attack or stroke and life threatening reactions like liver damage,” said Donald D. Ashley, J.D., director of the Office of Compliance in the FDA’s Center for Drug Evaluation and Research. “We will continue to take action against companies marketing these products to protect the public health.” Source: U.S. Food & Drug Administration
SARM’s are on the chopping block to be banned, not just by the FDA (which currently see’s SARM’s as illegal) but by the DEA, which would make SARM products Schedule III drugs under the law.
Are SARMs prohibited on the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) Prohibited List?
All SARMs are prohibited at all times (both in and out-of-competition) for all athletes, from those competing at the highest level of sport to those competing at the recreational level. SARMs are listed in the category of “Other Anabolic Agents” under section S1.2 of the WADA Prohibited List. Examples of SARMs include: ostarine (Enobosarm, MK 2866), andarine, LGD-4033 (ligandrol), and RAD140. SARMs have the potential to be misused for performance enhancement in sport due to their anabolic properties, as well as their ability to stimulate androgen receptors in muscle and bone, leading to bone and muscle growth. Source: U.S. Anti-Doping Agency
Under the law there are two types of illegal activities. The first is FDA law, which makes illegal the sale and distribution of illegal drugs sold into interstate commerce. This means that anyone selling or manufacturing SARM’s for sale would be guilty of breaking the law. Simple possession of these drugs is not illegal however. That’s where the law currently sits.
DEA has the jurisdiction over Scheduled drugs, which means that they are illegal to carry or possess. That’s currently being proposed by Congress as we speak. Congress sees SARM’s as equivalent to illegal anabolic steroids and should pass this bill quite easily to remove SARM products from the market.
Since the DEA makes the individual responsible, they usually carry a higher burden of notifying consumers of the legal nature of SARM products and under Schedule III law, there is a need to list out the products being made illegal. The current list of SARM products that are up for Scheduling are:
(S)-N-(4-cyano-3-(trifluoromethyl)phenyl)-3-(4-cyanophenoxy)-2-hydroxy-2-methylpropanamide (commonly known as ostarine or enobosarm);
(II) 4-((R)-2-((R)-2,2,2-trifluoro-1-hydroxyethyl)pyrrolidin-1-yl)-2-(trifluoromethyl)benzonitrile (commonly known as LGD-4033 or ligandrol);
(III) 9-chloro-2-ethyl-1-methyl-3-(2,2,2-trifluoroethyl)-3,6-dihydro-7H-pyrrolo[3,2-f]quinolin-7-one (commonly known as LGD-3303);
(IV) isopropyl (S)-(7-cyano-4-(pyridin-2-ylmethyl)-1,2,3,4-tetrahydrocyclopenta[b]indol-2 -yl)carbamate (commonly known as LY2452473 or TT701);
(V) 2-chloro-4-(((1R,2S)-1-(5-(4-cyanophenyl)-1,3,4-oxadiazol-2-yl)-2- hydroxypropyl)amino)-3-methylbenzonitrile (commonly known as RAD-140);
(VI) (S)-3-(4-acetamidophenoxy)-2-hydroxy-2-methyl-N-(4-nitro-3-(trifluoromethyl)phenyl)propanamide (commonly known as andarine);
(VII) 2-chloro-4-((7R,7aS)-7-hydroxy-1,3-dioxotetrahydro-1H-pyrrolo[1,2-c]imidazol- 2(3H)-yl)-3-methylbenzonitrile (commonly known as BMS-564929);
(VIII) 6-ethyl-4-(trifluoromethyl)-6,7,8,9-tetrahydropyrido[3,2-g]quinolin-2(1H)-one (commonly known as LG-121071);
(IX) (S)-3-(4-chloro-3-fluorophenoxy)-N-(4-cyano-3-(trifluoromethyl)phenyl)-2-hydroxy- 2-methylpropanamide (commonly known as S-23); and
(X) any salt, ester, ether, or substituted analogue of a drug or other substance described in subclauses (I) through (IX).
That’s a pretty short list of Ostarine, LGD-4033, LGD-3033, LY2452473, RAD-14-, Anadrine, BMS-564929, LG-121071, S-23. That means there are some SARM’s potentially left on the market, but the risk of making and selling these items becomes far more dangerous.
If you possess or sell these products after the law is passed, you will be committing a crime, which means you should immediately destroy anything in your possession.
So, that means if you have any stock of your SARMs, you must destroy that before any raid. Sadly, after SARMs baanned, the only SARM products left on the market are usually poorly dosed research chemicals which means that they are likely made in someone’s bath tub with little to no quality control. Be careful because you can get very sick from overdosing these products and the carriers that they use. Better to support legal prohormones while they are still left on the market.