Ibutamoren Mesylate is a substance that is associated with more discussions on online forums than actual clinical research. However, the…
Ibutamoren Mesylate is a substance that is associated with more discussions on online forums than actual clinical research. However, the research so far does support several benefits of ibutamoren, associated with its ability to increase growth hormone and IGF-1 levels. Read on to find out what these benefits are, whether ibutamoren can help you, and how to deal with potential side effects.Ibutamoren is frequently discussed on online forums for its muscle-building properties. It is available over the counter and used by those wishing to increase their growth hormone levels.
However, clinical studies of this compound are relatively few. In the text below, we will highlight what is known about ibutamoren so far.
Ibutamoren (also known as ibutamoren mesylate or MK-677), promotes the secretion of the growth hormone (GH) and increases insulin-like growth factor 1 (IGF-1) [R, R].
Ibutamoren increases growth hormone levels by mimicking the action of the hormone ghrelin and binding to one of the ghrelin receptors (GHSR) in the brain. Activated GHSR stimulates growth hormone release from the brain.
GHSR is found in brain regions that control appetite, pleasure, mood, biological rhythms, memory, and cognition [R