There is a fair amount of confusion about the legal status of SARMs in various countries in and outside Europe. The main cause for this confusion is a bill that is waiting to be passed in the USA, named the SARMs control act. This bill will place several SARMs, including YK-11 and S-23, in the same category as steroids. As a result, it will become illegal to sell them.
Although this bill only affects the legal status within the USA, chances are big that most European countries will follow. This will make these substances also illegal in Europe.
SARMS ARE LEGAL IN EUROPE
As of 2020, all SARMS are legal to buy in every European country. 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 propably stay legal.
At this moment all SARMs are legal in all European countries including the UK and Ireland.
IS MK-677 IBuTAMOREN LEGAL?
Although MK-677, also known as Ibutamoren, is not actually a SARM. While a lot of people mistake it for a SARM, it is actually a growth hormone secretagogue. As far as the legal status goes, MK-677 is completely 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.
THE USE OF MK-677 in sports
It’s worth mentioning that MK 677, just like SARMs and Cardarine, is forbidden in competitive sports. They are considered doping. Both the USADA (the United States Anti-Doping Agency) and the WADA (World Anti-Doping Agency) consider them to give an unfair advantage.
IS CARDARINE LEGAL?
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.
NOT approved by the FDA
At this moment, none of the SARMs or related compounds such as MK-677, Cardarine and SR-9009 are approved by the FDA. As a result, they are not intended for human consumption and can not be sold as supplements. There a number of reports about health issues that are possibly caused by the use of certain SARMs.