Things You Should Know About YK11
YK11 is a steroid-SARM hybrid (otherwise known as a steroidal SARM). YK11 is a recent synthetic SARM found in the human body, based on 5-α-dihydrotestosterone (DHT). It was discovered in 2011 by the Japanese scientist, Yuichiro Kanno, working with bone tissue and muscle cells. DHT has a stronger binding affinity for the androgen receptor than testosterone and binds to reproductive organs, prostate, hair, and liver androgen receptors. YK11 is called a partial agonist of the androgen receptor. Although it is similar to many other SARMs, it stands as a compound that is rather uncommon. YK11 is reported to be of significant interest for muscle building. It is reported that YK11 is often used by bodybuilders and athletes.
How Does YK11 Work?
YK11’s chemical structure is similar to DHT, binding in a similar manner to androgen receptors. DHT is a natural hormone in the body that is essential to hair growth, prostate health, and proper puberty among males.
Some resources for bodybuilding state that YK11 is one of the most powerful SARMs on the market. Research has revealed, however, that YK11 stimulates androgen receptors only partially. The minimal androgen receptor activation decreases catabolic (muscle-degrading) gene activity, which helps preserve muscle even in a calorie deficit.
Cellular research revealed the unusual mechanism of muscle building for YK11 by increasing follistatin. Follistatin is a naturally occurring peptide that suppresses myostatin. By suppressing myostatin, muscles are not prevented from growing. By comparison, no other SARMs exhibit inhibition of myostatin like YK11.
What is YK11 Used for?
Since some people identify YK11 as a SARM, similar benefits can be expected from it. This would include increased muscle growth, increased bone density, increased fat loss, and improved performance.
The greatest benefit is the growth of the muscle. Although YK11 is not exclusively a SARM, there is no doubt that it will provide strong effects on muscle growth. For this specific purpose, it is known to be one of the strongest compounds on the market.
This brings us to the next major benefit of YK11, which is a significant improvement in bone strength. As you can imagine, the muscle growth effects are very synergistic with this benefit.
An amazing thing about YK11 is that it is suggested to significantly increase calorie expenditure, resulting in fat loss. Since YK11 it leads to more muscle mass, which increases basal metabolic rate (calories burned at rest) this will lead to more calories burned every day. In fact, the same factors are why fat gain is inhibited.