As you might know, MK-677 is one of the most interesting compounds currently being used by athletes and bodybuilders, so we’ve pulled together a variety of MK-677 before and after photos to see just what’s realistically possible. Ibutamoren is a very potent but slow-acting compound that takes a while to kick in but when it does, results are impressive.
Perhaps you’ve read that MK-677 is a SARM, or seen it referred to as Ibutamoren or Nutrobal and you’re probably wondering exactly what this wonder-compound is (and how it can help you with your strength and physique goals). The first thing you need to know is that Ibutamoren is not a SARM. Let’s find out more about this muscle-building, fat-stripping compound so you can make an informed decision about your cutting stack.
What Exactly Is Ibutamoren MK-677?
Ibutamoren is often marketed as a SARM (selective androgen receptor modulator) but it’s actually not a SARM at all. It’s a chemical compound which can boost your body’s natural hormone levels so you can speed up muscle growth for bigger, denser muscles, more mass, greater strength, and an easier time when you next try to lean down.
MK-677 is a growth hormone secretagogue; a substance that causes growth hormone and IGF-1 to be secreted in your body. It does this by imitating ghrelin, binding to ghrelin receptors in the brain, and encouraging your natural production of GH and IGF-1. Using Ibutamoren boosts your body’s own levels of these anabolic hormones without disturbing other hormones like testosterone or cortisol. This means it is safe for long-term use and doesn’t require any form of PCT.
Ibutamoren & Bodybuilding
As mentioned, Ibutamoren boosts your body’s levels of the anabolic hormones GH (growth hormone) and IGF-1. This means it has impressive anabolic properties but without the side effects associated with actual anabolic steroids.
Ibutamoren is taken orally and can help you increase muscle mass, boost muscle size and improve your strength in training too (which will obviously also lead to better gains). It can also help you lose more body fat during a cutting diet or a body recomposition phase.
This 1998 double-blind, randomised human study shows impressive results in a group of males given Ibutamoren MK-677 – they showed increased lean mass, GH secretion, and even energy expenditure in just two months. That same study showed that serum IGF-I increased by approximately 40% with Ibutamoren MK-677 treatment.
Our MK-677 before and after photos will follow soon, keep reading…
8 Benefits of MK-677
#1 Muscle retention
Ibutamoren has been shown to reverse protein loss and associated muscle wasting – good news for bodybuilders who want to diet to lose fat but hate the idea of sacrificing hard-earned muscle mass. Muscle gain made with HGH is longer-lasting, so any gains you make on Ibutamoren are likely to last longer, too.
#2 Muscle gain
Ibutamoren MK-677 doesn’t just help you hang on to muscle mass in the face of a possibly catabolic environment. It can also boost the growth of new muscle cells. It does this by stimulating secretion of GH and IGF-1 which increase protein synthesis. That means hefty gains if you’re already eating and training right.
#3 Bone density
All that extra growth hormone will mean better bone density in the short term and the long term, which is good news for your gains now, and for your health, once you get older. Look better and stay more active in later life? Yes, please.
#4 Sleep and recovery
Ibutamoren may improve the amount of REM sleep you get (and the quality of your sleep), which means better recovery between training and more time in that muscle-gaining anabolic state. Better sleep also means more energy for training the next day, plus less hunger and fewer cravings.
Ibutamoren is also popular with the nootropic crowd because it is thought to have brain benefits. This means better wellbeing and mood, with more motivation and focus on training and cardio.
#6 Fat loss
Using Ibutamoren may encourage your body to use stored fat for energy, and remember that it protects muscle at the same time. This means true lean gains: fat loss with muscle gain for that full, pumped, shredded look. Our MK-677 before and after photos are specifically showing the fat-loss results that people have experienced.
#7 Anti-ageing and longevity
Ibutamoren may promote longevity by increasing growth hormone and IGF-1. IGF-1 is known to have beneficial effects on ageing and longevity, however, our natural production of growth hormone declines from mid-puberty throughout life. In a study with 65 healthy adults, daily administration of MK-677 increased GH and IGF-1 levels without negative side-effects. In another study with 24 obese males, MK-677 rejuvenated the growth hormone profile.
#8 Skin tightening
Ibutamoren is known for its positive effects on the quality of hair, skin and nails. Not only does it increase fat oxidation but you’ll also notice that it will also tighten the loose skin and improve the skin quality. This is also one of the reasons why it is often used for anti-ageing, as mentioned above. In fact, many women use MK-677 to combat wrinkles and cellulite!
MK-677 Before and After Photos
These MK-677 before and after photos show cycles of different lengths. It is worth noting that this compound shows greater results if used long-term and progress will also depend on different individual factors. Your diet, training, recovery and whether you decide to stack MK-677 will greatly affect your potential. Anecdotally, people are finding very noticeable and significant effects so it’s safe to say that MK-677 is worth its weight in gold.
If you looking for more than just MK-677 before and after photos, check out our SARMs Before and After Photos to see what else is available.
MK-677 Dosage & Stacking
Ibutamoren MK-677 can be taken by itself or as part of a stack with other compounds. It has a long half-life of 24 hours which means you can take your daily dose in one go – but it does spike growth hormone, so you might like to split your dose to avoid tiredness after the GH spike.
Most users will tend to use 20-25mg per day although MK-677 is still very effective at doses as low as 10mg, which can be useful for people who feel tired or hungry at higher doses. Start at 10mg for the first week to assess how you feel if it’s your first time using the compound.
The efficacy of MK-677 increases and improves with longer-term use, so the recommended cycle length is 3-6 months for optimum results. Some people like to stay on MK-677 year-round. Our MK-677 before and after photos show different cycle lengths but keep in mind that everyone is different and your training, diet, recovery and stacking will hugely affect results.
- Building muscle: 25mg per day
- Fat loss: 20mg per day
- Heal an injury: 10-20mg per day
- Anti-ageing: 10-20mg per day
If you are new to Ibutamoren, start with 10mg for one week to assess your response before increasing dosages, if necessary.
Stacking MK-677 with SARMs
Ibutamoren has very minor side-effects, but it should still not be taken lightly. You still have to be careful when choosing your dose, especially if you plan on stacking it with other SARMs. And then you also have to figure out how to stack them.
But if you do choose the right dose and stack your SARMs properly, then you can expect amazing results in a short amount of time. Ibutamoren can actually enhance the effects of the SARMs that you’re currently taking.
MK-677 is often stacked with Cardarine, Ligandrol and Testolone but it is an exceptionally versatile compound and can be stacked with anything else. See our Stacks for recommendations based on your goals.
Our Best-Selling MK-677
You need to be sure the MK-677 you use is good quality, pure and well dosed. Be wary of any product which isn’t clearly labelled or can’t tell you how much of the active ingredient you are getting (we call this “micro-dosing” in the industry, and it’s bad news!).
Check out Mutagenic Labz MK-677 for a quality, reliable source of Ibutamoren Mesylate. Each capsule gives you 10mg of MK-677 so you can start small and build up your dose, or stay on a low dose for a longer period of time.