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)
Ibutamoren increases levels, by mimicking the action of the hormone ghrelin , and binding to one of the ghrelin receptors in the brain ). Activated ghrelin receptors stimulates growth hormone release from the brain.
Benefits of increased GH and IGF-1 include:
- Increased bone turnover and eventually bone density
- Improved sleep quality and REM (rapid eye movement) sleep duration.
- Reduced Muscle Wasting
- Increased muscle mass
- Reduced fat mass
- Possible healing of tendons, joints and ligaments
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Alpha-GPC is a cholinergic compound that is used for its cognitive-promoting properties, and to enhance power output in athletes. It appears to also support cellular membranes, and may aid in preventing cognitive decline.
Oral supplementation of alpha-GPC is of interest for nootropic purposes, as it appears to have cognitive-enhancing properties.
Athletes are at times interested in alpha-GPC due to its ability to enhance growth hormone production and to also enhance power output.
Huperzine-A is a cognitive enhancer that inhibits an enzyme that degrades the learning neurotransmitter, acetylcholine; and so due to this, a relative increase occurs.
Acetylcholine is known as the learning neurotransmitter, and is involved in muscle contraction as well. Increasing levels of acetylcholine is routinely used as a technique amongst weight-lifters and those undertaking extensive studying (college and university students).