Ibutamoren is a non-peptide growth hormone secretagogue that works similarly to ghrelin in boosting growth hormone production. Ibutamoren is a powerful, long-acting analgesic that can be used orally. It has been shown in clinical studies to boost endogenous release of growth hormone (GH) and insulin-like growth factor 1 (IGF-1) without the prolactin or cortisol increases associated with GHRPs. Increases in lean body mass can also be achieved as LDL cholesterol is reduced.
Ibutamoren stimulates brain areas involved in metabolic function, such as the hypothalamus and pituitary, according to studies. Ibutamoren has the potential to increase both muscle mass and bone mineral density in the elderly, making it a promising treatment for frailty and osteoporosis.