The bodybuilding community’s interest in YK11 stems from the fact that it promises to offer quick muscle gains without any of the side effects that everyone hates.
In a cellular study that was conducted to determine the action and effects of YK11, it was found that this drug can increase muscle mass by escalating the growth of follistatin (a myostatin inhibitor); a well-known muscle-building protein.
Another study suggests that it has the potential to stimulate bone-building proteins to help improve bone health. Bodybuilders who’ve used YK can attest to its incredible ability to stimulate fat loss while increasing muscle gains with no observable side effects. But with no animal or human studies to back these claims, there’s no telling how accurate they are.
Like other SARMs, YK-11 is a banned substance according to the World Anti-Doping Agency, which means it’s off-limits for competing bodybuilders and athletes alike.
Is YK11 a SARM?
Most users refer to YK11 as a SARM for lack of a better word to describe it. But based on the research I have done it seems to be different.
Some say it is a myostatin inhibitor. However, it still isn’t really clear whether it is actually a selective androgen receptor modulator.
According to the few studies that have been conducted, it has a very discriminating effect on androgen receptors, whereas SARMs work directly through androgen receptors without exhibiting any selective qualities.
How Does It Work?
YK11 has a similar chemical structure to DHT and this is shown by the way it binds to androgen receptors. The body produces DHT naturally for the purpose of promoting prostate health, hair growth, and appropriate puberty development.