Teenage men should never risk using SARMs, for one simple reason – you run the risk of losing size where you most don’t want to lose it, you could lose inches of your penis and height – permanently, for temporary gains in muscle size.
Because you could lose size where it’s most important that you do not. And no, this is not a joke or clickbait.
Full disclosure: the problem with SARMs is that long term studies are limited, so what I’m saying here is an educated guess. I don’t know this for sure, but I think that the mechanism of action is plausible enough that you should consider this seriously.
Let’s recap: SARMs, while selective by nature, influence your HPTA, leading to testosterone suppression. Testosterone and DHT also tend to be highly correlated, so you may be nuking your DHT as well. As a rule of thumb, introducing SARMs will make you more anabolic and less androgenic. It should make sense, since that’s exactly what they’re supposed to do – to be selective with their androgenic effects, while still promoting anabolism.
The problem: you want systemic androgenicity during your puberty. If you don’t have it… The outcomes can be quite awful. This is why male pseudohermaphrodites have good muscle size, while having micropenises. Enough anabolism, not enough androgenism. This is why no sane doctor will ever prescribe finasteride to a teenage man, because it could severely stunt the growth of their male characteristics.
The mechanism of action is very simple: the growth of your schlong depends on androgen signaling and you’re taking something that inhibits androgen signaling in your body. Now, I’m not saying that SARMs will give you a micropenis, but if you spend a year out of your five years of puberty with inhibited androgens… I think you can connect the dots on the conclusion yourself here.
It’s not just your dick either, it’s your height that is also at stake. Androgens contribute to pubertal growth, including DHT. There’s a reason why women tend to be shorter than men.
As I mentioned in the beginning, I don’t know if this is true for sure, I don’t think anyone does, so assume it’s a coinflip that I’m right. Do you want to flip that coin? Maybe you think otherwise, but I don’t think an extra inch on your biceps in high school is worth the risk of losing an inch where it matters most.
You can always grow that biceps later in life – but your ability to change your height or penis size is going to be much more limited.