In this article, we will go over the correlation between MK 677, also known as Ibutamoren or Nutrobal, and height growth. We will answer the question; can MK 677 increase height or another growth spurt. We will go over what the studies say about this topic as well as the experience of people who tried to achieve height growth with this compound.
We will only go over the MK 677 height growth in this article, if you want more information on this compound, read our in-depth article about MK 677.
Before we can answer the question “can MK 677 increase height” we need to understand what this compound really is. That is why we will first do a quick summary of what Ibutamoren is.
MK 677 – short summary
MK 677, also called Ibutamoren or Nutrobal, is a growth hormone secretagogue. This means that it encourages our body to produce more natural GH (Growth Hormone) and IGF-1 (Growth Factor). Obviously, this is why a lot of people wonder if they could increase their height with the help of this compound. We will answer this later in the article.
Benefits of Ibutamoren:
- Increased muscle mass
- Fat loss
- Increased hair, skin and nail health as well as faster nail and hair growth
- Enhanced recovery
- Increased sleep quality
As we can see, MK 677 has some great benefits. If you want to know what you can expect from your Ibutamoren cycle, read our article about MK 677 reviews. There we list and go over MK 677 reviews from other people as well as my experience with this compound.
Side effects of this compound:
- Increased hunger
- Possible water retention
Increased hunger is a side effect for some people and a benefit for others. It all depends if you are struggling to eat enough or you eat too many calories. When it comes to water retention, it’s not something to worry about because it’s very rare. You can read our article about MK 677 water retention for more information on this subject.
It is also worth noting, that some people can experience headaches. We go over this subject in our article about MK 677 headache, so read that if you want to know more.
Now let’s finally get onto the topic of MK 677 increasing height.
Can MK 677 increase height
So far we did a short summary of what MK 677 is and what it does. Now let’s focus on the height aspect that a lot of people are interested in.
In short, yes, MK 677 absolutely can increase height but not for everybody. Now let’s get deeper into this and explain everything in detail including if this will work for you and how much could you grow with the help of Ibutamoren.
This photo is just an example and you shouldn’t expect results like this. You can expect to grow a few inches, but this big of a difference is very rare. We will talk more about this later.
To understand how MK 677 can help us increase height, we need to first understand a few things. Let’s explain the most important thing first.
Who can increase their height
Not everybody will be able to increase their height with the help of MK 677. The important thing here are our growth plates and whether they are closed or open.
If our growth plates are closed, we sadly can’t grow any taller naturally, except with the help of some surgery. Even with the help of a compound like MK 677 or even growth hormone therapy.
But if growth plates aren’t closed (they are open), we can still grow and a compound like MK 677 can have very positive results on that. It can increase our height with another growth spurt.
At the age of 13-16 growth plates close for girls. Some girls stop growing later than others, there isn’t a one number fits all here.
At the age of 18-22, some even until 24 boys stop growing because their growth plates close. Again, this isn’t a one number fits all, the only way you can be certain if your growth plates are open or closed is by getting an x-ray done.
I, for example, am 26 years old and my growth plates are closed. Two years ago, when I was 24, I got an x-ray done and the doctor told me that my growth plates closed recently. That means that my growth plates were open until I was 24. I was always short and I started growing more at the age of 18 all the way until 24. Now I’m 194cm (6’4).
Now that we have covered this, let’s get back to MK 677 and growth increase.
What do the studies say
Let’s go over what the studies say about growing taller with MK 677. We will reference this study and a few more as well.
A lot of studies have done research on the topic of increased growth from MK 677. The study that we referenced tested individuals over a period of a year. Some of them were over the age of 25 and as you would suspect, they didn’t grow. The ones that were younger than 18, however, all grew for at least 3cm (an inch). Some that were over the age of 19 and haven’t been growing in the two years prior also grew taller.
This indicates that MK 677 can indeed make us taller if our growth plates aren’t closed yet.
An important thing to note, however, is that the increased GH (Growth Hormone) and IGF-1 (Growth Factor) from MK 677 can take a while to build up to cause any sort of height growth. That is why you should take MK 677 for the long term. In fact, the same study found out that height increase started happening about 3-6 months into taking MK 677.
The group was taking 12.5mg daily and the study lasted for one year.
Now let’s cover some results from people that weren’t involved in a study and tried growing taller on their own with the help of MK 677.
People that grew taller with MK 677
Let’s go over two people who successfully used MK 677 to grow taller.
This person grew from 5’4 to 5’7+ at age 17-19. He didn’t grow a lot before that so we can attribute this to the MK 677. Keep in mind, that it probably took about 6 months for it to kick in and after that, he grew an inch every 6 months. Results like this are what you can expect.
He was taking 15mg of MK 677 a day at that time. Only taking breaks from the compound once every 6 months for 4 weeks. Taking breaks isn’t necessary though, we can safely take this compound for a long time period.
This person took MK 677 and successfully grew from 5’6 to 6’2 from the age of 15-18. Yes, that’s right, crazy right? The most amazing this about this is that both of his parents are under 6’0.
Obviously, this is an example of somebody that has great results from MK 677. This is achievable, but not for everybody, everyone responds differently to the compound. Most people would still be able to grow from 5’6 to 5’9 or 6’0 in the same time period though.
He was taking 12.5mg of MK 677 a day at that time (same as the study group). He only stopped taking this compound once every 6 months for 4 weeks. Taking breaks isn’t necessary, we can safely take this compound for a long time period like he did, without taking breaks.
How much taller can you grow with MK 677
As we said earlier in the article, MK 677 can take a while to raise your GH (Growth Hormone) and IGF-1 (Growth Factor) levels. Because of that, it will take about 3-6 months before you start getting the height increase benefit from it.
So, if we keep that in mind, let’s now go over how much can you grow with the help of MK 677 if your growth plates are still open.
In short, it depends on your age but generally, it can provide about 5-10cm (2-3 inches) in a year.
After MK 677 kicks in enough (raises GH and IGF-1 levels enough) to increase your height you can expect to start growing about an inch (3cm) every 3-6 months, obviously, this is considering that your growth plates are still open. It will take about 3-6 months to raise your GH and IGF-1 levels enough for you to start growing taller.
We suggest that you take monthly measurements of your height, this way you will easily track the progress.
So to summarize, you can expect to grow about an inch (3cm) every 3-6 months after it kicks in, which takes 3-6 months as well. But of course, everybody is different, some people might grow 4 inches (12cm) in the first year, others may only grow 2 (6cm).
MK 677 vs GH shots for increasing height
We can’t really compare GH (growth hormone) shots to MK 677 when it comes to increasing height. MK 677 raises our own production of GH but GH shots provide us with an enormous dosage of foreign (not our own) GH. When it comes to growing taller, if we consider that your growth plates are still open, GH shots are definitely a lot better and more effective.
Obviously, GH shots are a lot, and I mean a lot more expensive (it can cost around 10.000 $ for enough GH shots). It also shutdowns our own GH production because of the amount of foreign GH in our body. MK 677 on the other hand, won’t shut down our GH production, it will actually boost it and is a lot more affordable as well. When it comes to growing taller, GH shots are more effective though, MK 677 will still work, but not as much as GH shots.
If I had to decide which one to use, I would still use MK 677 even though it’s less effective for height growth. I would choose it because it’s more affordable and has fewer side effects/is generally safer.
MK 677 height increase after puberty
As we said, you can only grow taller with MK 677 if your growth plates aren’t closed yet. This happens somewhere around the end of puberty. So for men, around the ages of 21-25 and for women it usually happens around the ages of 16-18. So for most people, you won’t grow any taller with the help of MK 677 or even with real growth hormone shots even, if you are finished with your puberty.
There are some people, that still have their growth plates open for up to a year or two after they finish puberty, but most people’s growth plates close when they finish puberty.
So to summarize, sadly, it isn’t possible to grow taller with the help of MK 677 or even growth hormone shots after puberty. If it would be possible, all of the bodybuilders and a lot of athletes would all be giants.
You can check out this video on this subject as well. It nicely explains that growing taller after puberty with the help of MK 677 sadly isn’t possible.
In conclusion, MK 677 absolutely can make you grow taller. Sadly, if your growth plates are closed (if you are over the age of 22-25) you won’t be able to grow taller with MK 677. But if you are younger and your growth plates are still open, Ibutamoren will provide you with another growth spurt and you will be able to grow taller.
You can expect to start growing after about 6 months of MK 677 (considering your growth plates are still open). The results and anecdotal evidence shows that you can expect about an inch (3cm) every 3-6 months after it kicks in.