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Are SARMs legal in Europe? (2023 update)

Are SARMS legal in Europe

One of the most asked questions about SARMs is: Are SARMs legal in my country? Nobody wants problems with customs for ordering SARMs abroad. In this article, we will discuss the legal status of SARMs in 2023, and a failsafe method to prevent your SARMs from being seized by customs.

What are SARMs?

SARMs are a group of drugs that work in the body, like anabolic steroids. They encourage muscle growth by affecting the male hormone receptors.

The main difference between them is that SARMs only target the androgen receptors in certain types of tissue, instead of the whole body. This could potentially mean that SARMs can be a safer alternative to anabolic steroids for certain medical conditions.

While research for medical purposes is still ongoing for most SARMs, there is another kind of research ongoing. Bodybuilders, athletes and other fitness enthusiasts are using SARMs to increase muscle mass, gain strength and enhance performance.

SARMs are legal in every Europe and most other countries, when intended for research purposes. As SARMs are not approved for human consumption, they are illegal when sold as supplements. All SARMs, as well as related compounds such as MK-677 and Cardarine, are legal in every European country

Several European countries do have laws that make it illegal to sell SARMs as supplement. While the least researched SARMS such as YK11 and S23 will most likely be illegal somewhere in the near future, this doesn’t affect the other ones.

SARMs like Ostarine (MK-2866), Ligandrol (LGD-4033), and Testolone (RAD-140) are unlikely to get banned, mainly because of the exceptional research results. For the same reason, other substances such as MK-677, Cardarine or SR-9009 will probably stay legal.

For Germany, there is conflicting information. According to most sources, SARMs are legal in Germany for research purposes. Other sources claim that SARMs are illegal in Germany because they are subject to the doping regulation.

To make sure that the package is not seized by customs, you should order them from a company that provides stealth shipping.

The situation in Sweden is similar to that of Germany. This means that, while SARMs are technically legal in Sweden for research purposes, there is a high risk of customs seizing a package that contains SARMs.

To prevent that your SARMs get seized by customs in Sweden, Denmark or Norway, you should order from a company that provides stealth shipping.

Although MK-677, also known as ibutamoren, is actually not a SARM, the legal status is the same as SARMs. As far as the legal status goes, MK-677 is legal in every European country to buy and own.

While MK 677 can only be sold as a research chemical and not for human consumption, it is undergoing clinical trials because of it’s amazing potential and positive results in research. This means that MK-677 will propably remain legal forever.

For more info about MK 677, please refer to our article Everything you need to know about MK-677.

MK 667 is legal in the UK, both as a research chemical, but also as a dietary supplement. This is a different situation than in almost every other country. Ordering MK 677 or any other SARMs from the UK can result in a seizure of your package by customs when you live in Europe.

Just like MK-677, Cardarine (GW-501516) is often called a SARM. In reality, it’s a PPARδ receptor agonist. But is it legal?

The short answer is: Yes, Cardarine is completely legal to purchase and own in every European country. While Cardarine can not be sold as a supplement and is strictly for research purposes and not for human consumption, it is and will most likely be legal to purchase and buy.

The use of Cardarine in sports

Just like most SARMS, Cardarine is illegal for use in competitive sports. They are classified as doping by USADA (the United States Anti-Doping Agency) and the WADA (World Anti-Doping Agency). The powerful performance-enhancing effects of this compound make it’s use prohibited by all professional sports organizations.

Yes, it is legal to buy and use RAD-140 in every country in the world except Australia.

SARMs, provide an obvious unfair advantage in sports (strength, muscle, endurance, etc.). For this reason, most SARMs are prohibited for use in competitive sports.

This means that SARMs are banned by all major sport bodies, including the Olympics, as well as organizations such as:

  • USADA (U.S Anti-Doping Agency)
  • WADA (World Anti-Doping Agency)

Currently, it is legal to buy and sell SARMs if they are marketed as research chemicals. However, it is illegal to buy or sell SARMs packaged in capsule form for human consumption or labeled as a supplement.

As long as the FDA does not approve SARMs for human consumption, it is not allowed to sell or buy them as dietary supplements.

This does not mean you will face legal issues if you buy SARMs, but there is a risk that customs seize them if they find them. If that happens, the products will either be destroyed or returned to the sender. Even if you can convince them that it is allowed to import them for research purposes, it will take a lot of time and effort to eventually receive your package.

That is why we have chosen to use discrete shipment, and you don’t have to worry if you buy SARMs.