RAD 140 and Gyno

Gyno can be hard to fix, so, the best thing to do is to avoid it. Will RAD 140 cause Gyno, and how do you avoid it?
Medically reviewed by Dr. Mohammed Fouda
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RAD 140 or Testolone as it is more commonly known, is known as a SARM or Selective androgen receptor modulator – something that can help you build a bunch of muscle mass and perhaps even burn fat as well.

However, for all its positives, there are negatives we would need to consider. As with any research chemical that helps you build muscle mass, you’re most likely going to be messing with your endocrine system. This means altering levels of Testosterone and Estrogen.

When you do that, there is an increased risk of developing Gyno, but is that true of RAD 140 as well? Does RAD 140 cause Gyno, and if so, how do you avoid it?

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Key Takeaways

  • While uncommon, RAD 140 can cause Gyno
  • The selective nature of any compound can differ from one person to the next
  • Gyno can be managed with SERMs or an AI
  • The best solution is just having Gyno surgery to remove the possibility

Does RAD 140 cause Gyno?

As mentioned in the introduction, certain research chemicals and performance-enhancing substances can lead to changes in the endocrine system, which can lead to Gynecomastia development.

RAD 140 and Gyno (breast tissue) development is something that is often researched, as it should be with all selective androgen receptor modulators.

Yes, there is a small chance that RAD 140 (Testolone) can cause Gyno development. The reason for this is that most SARMs will affect the Hypothalamus-Pituitary-Testes-Axis.

RAD 140 and Gyno
Figure 1: A bodybuilder with pretty severe Gyno on stage (Image from TNation)

You will see some Testosterone suppression due to the intake of RAD 140, and while developing Gyno on RAD 140 is fairly rare, it is possible. But don’t worry, it is easily manageable.

RAD 140 Gyno – True Stories

Before we go into the nitty gritty of managing Gyno, let’s look at some real-life stories of RAD 140 users and Gyno development:

Story 1: Reddit Review

I also got sore nipples on Rad140. Save your Nolvadex for PCT and buy some Arimidex instead. People often take too much and you should take the minimum amount possible. This IS what I did to fix the nipple problem and to prevent gyno.

Because you already are sore you start with 0.5-1mg Wait 24 hours to see if it feels better. If you still feel sore take 0.5-1mg again. And wait 24h Soreness is a sign that gyno can develop every person is different so find what works for you. If the first dose made it better wait 3-4 days and take 0.25-0.50. If you can wait longer it’s better to keep the armidex dose at a minimum. Hope this helps someone. Pz

Story 2: Reddit Review

Now that you mentioned it, my nipple kinda hurt at around week 6 or 7 on RAD140 but only the right side since that’s the one that has gyno. The pain and swelling slowly goes away after my cycle as I used Tamoxifen as well. I still can feel something inside and I’m planning to get it surgically removed after this pandemic is over

How to fix Gyno from RAD 140?

Now that we know that those who use RAD 140 can develop Gyno, how do we control it? After all, the longer you do nothing, the worse this particular side effect becomes…

Your best bet is to use something that will either block estrogen levels from rising too much overall or just at the breast tissue.

Thus, you can either run an AI or a SERM. Keep in mind that the AI is going to be far worse for your overall hormones, whereas the SERM is going to be pretty mild when it comes to sides – unless you use Clomid.

For an AI I would recommend Aromasin and for the SERM, something like Enclomiphene or Nolvadex would do you perfectly fine. Aromasin will block estrogen levels in the entire body, so, you might see other effects such as decreased water retention, less libido, and less muscle growth (we need Estrogen to grow muscle tissue).

What is Gyno?

So, what is Gyno even? What does it mean when we say SARMs or Anabolic steroids can cause breast tissue development? Simply put, increased levels of a hormone called Estrogen can cause some serious side effects in men.

Figure 2: Gyno development in men is not uncommon amongst those who use Anabolic products such as Steroids and/or SARMs

This compound is needed in men, however, only a small amount is needed. When there is too much in the body, we can see some events taking place like emotional instability, water retention, metabolism changes, and the ability to grow boobs!

Gynecomastia development is simply the development of breast tissue in a male due to increased levels of Estrogen. This can sometimes also happen to a slight increase in Estrogen combined with increased progesterone or Prolactin.

While some Estrogen is exceptional when it comes to helping you make gains, too much of this compound can certainly lead to some serious issues.

How does Gyno develop?

Gyno can develop due to various reasons. First off, some people will develop Gyno only when running higher doses, while others will develop Gynecomastia at dosages that are so low you’d be surprised. Some people will get Gyno from compounds others won’t.

Just because your friend gets Gyno from “A” doesn’t mean you will as well. Gyno can occur due to several reasons, such as:

  • High body fat levels
  • Puberty can cause Gyno due to changing hormonal levels
  • Using a compound that aromatizes rapidly
  • Liver issues can lead to downward cascading effects on the body

How to avoid Gyno?

First and foremost, avoid aromatizing compounds. This means avoiding compounds that will convert into estrogen, so, many users will just opt for a safe alternative that does not convert.

You can also make use of an AI such as Aromasin. Aromasin seems to be the AI that has the least short-term health implications, but they will all mess with you slightly. They will cause an increase in cholesterol, which is pretty bad for you.

Another thing you can do is just avoid getting too fat. Since the Aromatase enzyme is located in fat cells, being too fat can cause significant increases in the conversion rate of Testosterone into Estrogen.

Lastly, just don’t use stupid dosages. Do not spend weeks on compounds that all increase the possibility of developing Gyno. You are asking for trouble!

How to reverse Gyno?

You’ve stuffed up and now you have bitch-tits, what now? Your hormones are completely out of whack, and you need to sort that out ASAP.

Firstly, get off from whatever you are using. Exogenous hormones, SARMs, everything. Whatever your cycle is, the sooner you drop everything the better.

From there, you have two choices. The DIY route or the “Get that Shit cut out!” route.

DIY would simply involve you taking drastic measures and using Letrozole along with Nolvadex and hoping the Gyno goes away. This is pretty bad for you when looking at your health, and it’s not gonna be fun. I’ve taken Letro, and it sucks.

Figure 3: Gyno removal surgery results

Having it cut out would be expensive and it would mean you go for surgery, but then there is zero risk of it ever bothering you again! This means fewer Post Cycle Therapy issues, more range of products to use, and the ability to use “more” – discretion is advised.

If you choose DIY, just know that taking another substance after the Gyno subsides might just cause it to come back, so, surgery is better hands down.

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How to increase Testosterone levels?

Luckily for you, increasing Testosterone levels is quite easy. If you feel your Testosterone levels are too low, you can have them tested with a TRT clinic. If they are determined to be low, you can simply go on TRT.

If they are low due to you using “products” and you need to use something to boost Testosterone levels back to normal, you have the benefit of using other “products”.

Something like Nolvadex and HCG is commonplace in any PCT. The former will lead to increased levels of LH and FSH, while the latter is simply an analog of LH itself. Both will cause an increase in Test levels.

You technically do not need to use both, but if you use bodybuilding dosages or your suppression is severe, you would do far better by using both.

Do all Anabolic Steroids and SARMs cause Gyno?

People are very eager to answer yes here, but the truth is no, they do not. At the risk of accidentally giving professional medical advice, not all Steroids or SARMs will cause Gyno. When looking at Steroids, those that physically cannot convert into Estrogen cannot cause Gyno at all – such as the DHTs.

That said, there are also some SARMs like MK-677 and Cardarine that cannot cause Gyno either. They do not possess the ability to increase Estrogen levels at all. Before constructing a cycle of any compound, best do some research and see if it is more or less likely to cause Gyno. It is also wise to always have some AI and SERM products with you at all times.

Which SARMs do not cause Gyno?

  • MK-677, a Growth Hormone boosting compound
  • Cardarine, a PPAR receptor Agonist

Conclusion: RAD 140 and Gyno

SARMs can cause Gyno. SARMs can cause suppression, however, unlike Steroids, the suppression is not as severe. That said, it is still severe enough that you can (and will) suffer from sides. Hair loss, decreased Testosterone production, fatigue, nausea, etc.

It’s no easy ride, and this is why popular SARMs are usually a bit weaker. People prefer avoiding the crap that’ll mess with their hormones.

Lastly, if you do not have Gyno, don’t suppress your Estrogen for no reason! Estrogen is neuro -, cardiovascular -, and muscle-sparing! Increased libido, more muscle mass, better brain function, these all happen when you have more Estrogen.

When you suppress Estrogen way too far, you will start seeing severe adverse effects. That said, don’t let a drug take over your health. Including your nipples…

Does RAD 140 help with Gyno?

Help? No. RAD 140 can cause ill effects such as causing Gyno in the first place. The only things that will help with Gyno are going to be the things that will either decrease Estrogen or block your Estrogen receptors.

Do SARMs cause Gyno?

Most of them can, yes. Especially those that are messing with the Endocrine system. The ones that cannot cause Gyno include MK-677 and Cardarine.

Does RAD 140 need a PCT?

I would use one, yes. While not super suppressive, it is best to take something to boost Testosterone suppression afterward and to make sure your Estrogen is managed.

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Daniel Louwrens BSc PT

Daniel Louwrens BSc PT | Writer

Daniel Louwrens is a well-rounded fitness professional with over 10 years of experience in bodybuilding and fitness. He holds a BSc in Chemistry from the University of Western Cape and is a certified International Personal Trainer and Nutritionist. He is also a skilled bodybuilder and head coach for Muscle and Brawn. With his knowledge and expertise, he provides personalized training, nutrition, and recovery guidance to help clients reach their fitness goals.

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Dr. Mohammed Fouda

Dr. Mohammed Fouda | Reviewer

Dr. Fouda uses his extensive knowledge and expertise as an academic scholar to medically review articles for scientific accuracy and credibility, ensuring that the medical information presented is up-to-date and trustworthy. He is responsible for ensuring the quality of the medical information presented on our website.

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