MK-677 is referred to as Nutrabol and is a oral hormone that acts as a growth hormone secretagogue. MK-677’s anabolic role is in helping the pituitary gland increase its production of human growth hormone. Growth Hormone plays a role in body weight, muscle and bone growth, blood sugar levels and a variety of metabolic functions. The problem is that as you age, your growth hormone levels decrease which leads to increased body fat, muscle wasting and a lack of energy.
Ibutamoren is frequently used as an anabolic substance, to increase lean body mass i.e. create bigger muscles. It is orally active and can be taken once a day. These are all benefits compared to other growth hormone stimulators.
Some people use ibutamoren as a nootropic because it acts on the ghrelin receptor, which has nootropic effects. As science increases its research we are finding more and more benefits of ibutamoren, such as its benefits to cognitive performance.
Two indirect mechanisms by which ibutamoren can improve brain function:
- Ibutamoren increases IGF-1 which is known to improve memory and learning
- Ibutamoren also increases REM sleep duration and sleep quality . And we know that sleep is essential for good cognitive function.