Legal Status of SARMs

The breakdown as best as we know it

In a nutshell - check your countries laws before buying or using SARMs for Research.

And yes, you can only buy SARMs legally for research - so if this is not your intention then we do not endorse you buying SARMs.

There is a lot of confusion and misinformation about the legality of SARMs.

Before we go over the legality of SARMs, read this:

Currently, the laws in different countries all apply to every SARM. This means that if the law considers SARMs illegal in a country, that means that Ostarine, LGD 4033, RAD140, etc. are all illegal as well as MK 677 and Cardarine.

As of the time of writing this, December 2020, and to our knowledge, SARMs are legal to buy and use in almost every country in the world for RESEARCH purposes, except for Australia - where you need a prescription to buy and use SARMs.

You have to know, however, that they are prohibited for use if you are a professional athlete. We dive deeper into this below..


SARMs Are Sold Legally for Research


We import to most countries

This page is more about legal status across the globe with SARMs - and this could affect your international delivery. If you are concerned about shipping, customs and getting your package in order then check out the link below

Shipping & Customs

Status by country.

Based on our knowledge, we have summarised a legal overview of SARMs where most interest of SARMs are.... but we highly recommend you research the law in your country before you buy.

SARMs in Australia

In Australia, SARMs are regulated by the TGA.

SARMs are considered illegal without a doctor’s prescription in Oz. This is because they are considered as a Schedule 4.

You can read more about it on the website of the Australian government.

In 2021 Australia essentially declared war on SARMs (all imports actually), invested millions in new hardware/tech, and double-staffed their Customs/ABF agents in all ports, and doubled “random” inspections. If it contains a pill, capsule, or liquid, it’s going to be opened and inspected, even if encased in a lead box, or kyrptonite. Our friends from down under tell us the Australian authorities confiscate cashew nuts so you can bet your bottom dollar what they will think when they see SARMs.

SARMs in the US

The United States is one of the biggest markets for SARMs in the world. A lot of the major SARMs companies are American.

So if we consider this, it’s not a surprise that SARMs are more easily obtainable in the US, at least for now. You won’t have any problems purchasing in the US.

The US SARMs market has it's own battle with the government.

On Nov. 19 2019, the U.S. Senate reintroduced the SARMs Control Act, this time fixing issues with the 2018 version. If the bill passes SARMs will join steroids as Schedule III controlled substances, making their sale illegal.

The Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) could have authority to regulate SARMs in the USA. This doesn’t mean that you should be afraid or that SARMs are illegal.

It means that the DEA will be able to punish SARMs companies who don’t have the correct permissions (illegally sell) and those who sell SARMs spiked with other substances (falsely labeled)

We expect:

- More discussions in the US Senate for future rulings

- If it any bill passes then acquiring SARMs could become very difficult for US buyers and sellers.

- If stock runs out or the bill becomes law, a lot of US sellers could exit the market.

SARMs control act of 2019:

SARMs control act of 2018:

SARMs Legislation introduced


SARMs in Europe

SARMs in the UK and Germany

In the two largest European economies, the sale of SARMs as research compounds by reputable sellers is not easy to find, but there are legitimate sellers on the market. SARMs are not Scheduled Drugs in these countries (at time of writing, Dec 2020) and that means they can be purchased or sold or distributed for research purposes by companies.

The legality depends on upon the intent of the manufacturer, seller and buyer. For instance, a researcher making use of SARMs for legal purposes has every right to use them without legal obstructions. On the other hand, a drug operate dealing in SARMs or selling them to minor or other incompetent parties with malicious intent is constituting a legal offence.

SARMs in China

On Nov. 18 2019, China introduced new laws banning production and export of SARMs (as well as steroids, peptides, nootropics, and more). These laws go into effect Jan, 1, 2020. No SARMs will be exported out of China as of Dec. 25, 2019. China is the only source that produces at scale.

- Raw material shortages and outages soon

- Price increases across the industry as supplies decrease

- Lesser quality/”watering down” of product from some sellers

- Non-Chinese labs will begin producing SARMs …

More info can be found here:
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SARMs in the rest of the world

We do not know much about Africa, Central America, Asia or much smaller countries when it comes to SARMs legal status.

We can also tell you, we have successfully shipped to over 30 countries to date with our discreet shipping methods - all over the globe. But we don't want you to waste your money; all while we don't want to waste our time and money trying to bypass strict Customs - so its best to check laws in your countries before you order.

Its a NO NO

SARMs in Sport


SARMs in the Army

Future of SARMs Legal Status

There isn’t a clear answer to this. Some SARMs such as YK11 and S23 are likely to get banned, but the more researched SARMs, such as Ostarine and Ligandrol are unlikely to be illegal because of how useful they could be in modern medicine.

There is a bill waiting to be passed in the USA, which would put some SARMs (YK11 and S23) in the same category as Steroids and thus make them
illegal. It’s called the SARMs control act. If the USA does pass this bill, most European countries will probably do the same.

So basically, the least researched SARMs, such as YK11 and S23 are in danger of getting banned. Other SARMs, however, such as Ostarine, RAD140, as well as LGD-4033, will probably not be illegal because of how useful these compounds could be in modern medicine.

Another possibility, however, is that some countries will follow the same path as Australia by making SARMs legal only with a doctor’s prescription. But so far, only Australia and to some degree, Russia is doing this.

Furthermore, as China recently slowed down on the production of SARMs because of new production/export legislation, the supply chain has been interrupted. If no other country begins producing them, there will soon be a huge drop in supply with an increase in demand. This means that the prices of SARMs could skyrocket.

There is a big misconception with the term “Legal SARMs”. This is because some people think that only some SARMs are legal and others are illegal which is absolutely not the case.

In the future, the term Legal SARMs will probably make more sense because some SARMs are likely to get banned (S23 and YK11).

SARMs have had some interesting studies and so in the future, we don't really know where they will end up in legal status' across the world as we await both medical and political agenda's to become clearer.