Notes: Ibutamoren is taken orally and increases Growth Hormone secretion in the body. It is not neutralized by the stomach. It is not a peptide, but a stimulator of the gherlin-receptor and a growth hormone secretagogue. It does increase appetite as well as promotes REM sleep. For these reasons, most people take it at night to avoid the hunger urge and get the sleep benefits. It increases lean body mass and bone density while not increasing visceral fat. It does not increase cortisol (blocker of fat use). This is a nice support for people who want to get bigger and increase their muscle mass and size.
Ibutamoren (MK 677)
Ibutamoren (MK-677) is an oral growth hormone peptide that can help increase growth hormone (GH) levels, resulting in increased energy, metabolism and lean muscle mass and decreased body fat.
Benefits of Ibutamoren (MK-677) Include:
- INCREASED LEAN MUSCLE MASS & STRENGTH By stimulating the production and secretion of GH, Ibutamoren (MK-677) helps increase lean muscle mass, build strength and decrease body fat.
- IMPROVES SLEEP & PROMOTES MUSCLE RECOVERY Ibutamoren has been shown to increase the amount of time spent in stage 4 deep sleep by 50%, as well as REM sleep by 20%. The more time spent in the deep sleep the more recovery and repair the body can accomplish.
- DECREASED BODY FAT Ibutamoren (MK-677) stimulates the production of IGF-1, an indirect measurement of GH levels, which can help decrease body fat, increase muscular development, and increases in natural strength.
Ibutamoren (MK-677) is a growth hormone secretagogue, which means it stimulates the pituitary gland to release stored GH to the body for use. By using GH secretors, the body increases production of its own growth hormone. As a result, the body repairs and rejuvenates itself over time, which slows down the aging process.
Ibutamoren (MK-677) is unique compared to other secretagogues because it is orally administered and remains active in the body for a longer period of time. Ibutamoren requires only a once daily dose at bedtime and remains active for roughly 24 hours in the body.
Ibutamoren (MK-677) also causes an increase in the hormone that stimulates hunger, ghrelin. However, Ibutamoren (MK-677) use typically increases calorie deposition into the muscle instead of fat (due to the accompanied increase of the growth hormone). This hunger side eﬀect tends to lessen when ibutamoren is taken at bedtime or with a large meal.
Ibutamoren (MK-677) can be used in conjunction with other injectable secretagogues such as Sermorelin, for an even greater eﬀect.