Everybody wants ‘supplements’ that can get them the roid body without the risk of their gonads shrinking away into oblivion.
So high is the demand, that there’s a boatload of bull being peddled in the supplement industry under the guise of ‘miracle potions’ that can mimic the effect of anabolic steroids in the body.
The so-called ‘Natural test boosters and secretagogues’ fall into that category.
We are yet to find even a single herb or natural supplement that can stimulate or increase the production of free testosterone in the body, no matter what that brightly packaged bottle says.
You might as well flush your money down the toilet instead.
That’s why we’ve made it a point to trash anything that claims to amplify the production of naturally occurring hormones in the body. Be it GH or IGF-1 or Test.
But, we were in for a pleasant surprise when we first heard about MK-677 (also known as Ibutamoren or Nutrobal).
For one, it came highly recommended sources that we’d trust with our lives.
Secondly, it’s been clinically tested and proven to increase the production of endogenous GH in the body.
Oh, almost forgot to mention that it does this without interfering with the body’s natural hormone production.
Serum and urinary concentrations of cortisol were not increased at 2 and 8 weeks (P = NS, vs. placebo).
So, it’s like taking exogenous HGH without getting shut down or without your cortisol levels skyrocketing (one of the sides of exogenous HGH). A tall order indeed.
When used right, Nutrobal can mimic Kingtropin or Jintropin or any other brand of HGH. Only, it’s safer and a lot cheaper.
No needle pricks, remember.
What is MK-677?
MK-677 is an investigative drug being studied for its potential use in preventing muscle wasting, increasing bone density, reducing obesity and for the treatment of hormonal deficiency in children and adults.
Even though it is often sold along with other SARMS, it is in fact a non-peptide agonist of the ghrelin receptor, which means that it mimics the action of the naturally occurring hormone called ‘Ghrelin’ or the hunger hormone in the body.
That’s not all.
It is also an HGH secretagogue that helps the body increase the production of natural growth hormone & insulin-like growth factor 1 (IGF-1).
Serum insulin-like growth factor I (IGF-I) increased approximately 40% with MK-677 treatment (P < 0.001 vs. placebo). Serum IGF-binding protein-3 was also significantly increased (P < or = 0.001 vs. placebo). – Two-Month Treatment of Obese Subjects with the Oral Growth Hormone (GH) Secretagogue MK-677 Increases GH Secretion, Fat-Free Mass, and Energy Expenditure [ResearchGate]
That happens to be the most desired hormonal combo in the world by any athlete, bodybuilder or fitness buff.
As we mentioned earlier, Ibutamoren can produce sustained and consistent levels of both these hormones without even a slightest increase in Cortisol, which is a stress hormone that the body produces when it senses that other hormone levels are spiking.
Cortisol negates some of the benefits that IGF1 and GH provide you with.
How does MK-677 work in the body?
MK-677 binds to ghrelin receptors (GHSR) in the brain which are associated with a variety of functions like appetite, mood, biological rhythms, homeostasis, cognition and memory.
By stimulating the release of Ghrelin, Ibutamoren amplifies everything associated with it.
In other words, you will feel hungrier. Your mood will improve.
Your body’s biological rhythms will sync. Plus, your memory and cognition will be better. You will start to gain lean muscle and burn fat at the same time.
And as a plus, expect a marked improvement in the quality of your skin, hair and libido.
When Ghrelin Receptors are stimulated to release Ghrelin, it also triggers the release of Growth Hormone and IGF-1, while slowing down somatostatin receptors.
You will slowly start to look and feel like a teenager again.
Changes in body composition and energy expenditure were of an anabolic nature, with a sustained increase in fat-free mass and a transient increase in basal metabolic rate.
What are the effects of MK-677?
Remember when Sly Stallone was caught in Australian customs with vials of Chinese made Jintropin (Exogenous HGH)?
The world realized the secret behind Rambo kicking everyone’s ass at 74.
The only problem is that an HGH cycle should be run for at least a year, if not 18 months.
At approximately $300 for a 100IU bottle, a cycle will make you poorer by thousands of dollars.
And there’s always the risk of ending up with something that does not contain HGH in the first place.
It’s an unregulated, dog-eat-dog, underground market.
MK-677 can give you at least 60% of the same results with zero risks.
Lean & Permanent Muscle gains:
One of the reasons why a lot of athletes and fitness buffs opt for HGH instead of anabolic steroids is that gains made with HGH are more long lasting. With a good diet and exercise program, there’s every chance of them lasting forever. MK-677 allows you to gain lean, hard muscle while trimming your waistline down. The IGF-1 and GH combo amplifies both hypertrophy (growth) & hyperplasia (new cell formation)
By regulating homeostasis, Ibutamoren allows your body to tap into the stored fat reserves for energy. At the same time, the reduced activity of somatostatin receptors ensures that there’s no muscle loss. That’s the reason why it is considered one of the best compounds for body recomposition and while on a cutting cycle. It helps you conserve your muscle while burning fat. Just keep an eye on the intense hunger pangs.
The better you sleep, the faster you recover. Also, good, uninterrupted sleep can improve the secretion of natural GH and testosterone which translates into more muscle. MK-677 not only increases the duration of REM sleep, it also improves the quality of sleep.
IGF-1 allows the body to recover faster from injuries, muscle tears and heavy lifting. Athletes who tore a muscle or a ligament and were asked to rest for months have reported recovery within weeks after taking HGH.
Better quality of life:
There’s an overall improvement in your quality of life while you use Ibutamoren. You look and feel better. You are alert, focused, stronger and healthier.
How do you use MK-677?
Mk-677 is available in both powder and liquid form.
The lowest dose that you can start with is 15-20/mg day.
Bodybuilders regularly use up to 40mg/day with minimal side effects.
But for a newbie or someone who’s never tried Nutrobal, we recommend a maximum upper dose of 25/mg per day for great results.
What are the side effects of Ibutamoren?
MK-677 has been associated with a few mild side effects like muscle pain and edema in the legs which usually taper off once you discontinue usage.
Some studies have also reported an increase in fasting blood sugar levels while reducing insulin resistance.
As a workaround, bodybuilders recommend that you stick to low doses and short cycle times.
You must run an off-cycle time of at least 12-weeks (if not more) after a 12-week cycle.
Also, you must regularly monitor your blood sugar levels and insulin levels while you are on the compound.
To sum it up
Ibutamoren happens to be one of the most counterfeited research chemicals due to its popularity.
Always buy from a trusted and reputed source.