HMB is a naturally occurring metabolite for the branch chain amino acid, Leucine and is being used by athletes to improve their performance and recovery.
- Prevents muscle protein breakdown
- Preserves muscle mass (Ideal for when you are on a calorie deficit)
- May improve exercise performance and recovery
- May help with body composition goals and improve muscle strength
HMB, or Hydroxymethylbutyrate, helps to increase protein synthesis as well as decrease protein breakdown, which means that you can optimise the process of muscular gains and strength when combined with your training regime.
Enhances performance and recovery: studies have also found that HMB helps with improving exercise capacity over a period of time, leading to enhanced performance. Additionally, few studies indicated that people who took HMB showed reduced muscle damage and enhanced recovery.
Preserves lean muscle mass: HMB creates a net positive balance of muscle turnover i.e. it helps to build muscle and reduce muscle breakdown, therefore it is ideal for people who are trying to lose weight, are in a calorie deficit and want to preserve their lean muscle gains.