Selective Androgen Receptor Modulators are on the brink of being classified as illegal health supplements and may well change the face of the athletic and sporting worlds. A bill is currently being pushed through to give the DEA more power and authority to be able to ever allocate them from the market, classifying them as being as illegal as anabolic steroids, which are a category 3 controlled substance.
Many sarms have underground clinical testing, with more currently going through the process. They are being looked at as a way to offer the individual fewer side effects than anabolic steroids do. In fact, their safety is considered to be much better than that of anabolic steroids. However, they are also known to be stronger than many of the natural Botanical supplements available as over-the-counter treatments.
Up until a couple of years ago, you could easily buy SARMS on online outlets, such as Amazon and eBay. Approximately one year ago, the majority of sites prohibited the sale of them. Credit cards and Visa cards soon followed suit and banned their purchase, along with many smaller retailers shutting up shop. Fast forward one year and now the majority of sarms are sold and purchased on the black market with people using Bitcoin to pay for them. However, it is important to note that they are still a legal substance as of May 2018 and you do not risk facing jail time for possession or sale of them. But the writing is on the wall, and within the next 1 to 3 months, sarms may very well become a scheduled drug.
This is an all too familiar pattern, with the changes introduced to prohormones in 2014. Prohormones offered the same potent bodybuilding and cutting effects as anabolic steroids, which made them a popular alternative. However, they came with their own set of risks and side effects, some of which were worse than those offered by anabolic steroids. Before 2014, prohormones were readily available online but today they only place that they can be found or on the black market. Those found to be dealing prohormones were sentenced to long jail terms.
Orrin Hatch the Utah Republican senator is pushing a bill known as the Sarms Control Act 2018 which aims to ban any products or supplements that contain these substances. It has gained support from the White House and looks set to pass within the next couple of months. Looking at the bill, it is almost identical to the prohormone bill and gives the DEA the power to categorize sarms in the same way as anabolic steroids. This means that the import, export, manufacture, distribution, and possession would all be classified as Federal felonies.
It will also close any loopholes by allowing the FDA to deem which ingredients can be deemed as a sarm, therefore, making it easy to ban supplements that contain sarm-like ingredients. Orrin Hatch comedy Republican senator Utah relies on the supplement Market to be unaffected by competitive products including sarms. He has received millions from the world of drugs and medicines and it is clearly in his interests to remove sarms from the market so as not to cause competition with the big pharmaceutical companies, of which he benefits.
It looks just sold the final curtain is about to draw on sarms, so now may be the time to stock up on them before the bill passes into law and they become illegal to purchase. It looks like sarms will be joining the ranks of prohormones and anabolic steroids becoming another controlled 3 substance that is illegal to purchase or sell without a valid doctor’s prescription.