HMB (beta-hydroxy-beta-methylbutyrate) is a metabolite of the amino acid Leucine. It Aids Recovery, stops Catabolism (muscle cell breakdown) and therefore helps to build muscle.
HMB is suitable for use by all athletes wanting to gain lean muscle size and strength, including bodybuilders, rugby players, sprinters and other strength athletes. HMB is also used widely by endurance athletes, such as runners, cyclists and triathletes, as it reduces muscle breakdown following long periods of exercise, and can speed up recovery between training sessions.
Every muscle in your body is made up of millions of muscle cells. During strenuous exercise these cells are damaged and proteins then leak from these damaged cells until they are repaired several days later. HMB helps to stop these leaks in muscle cells, leading to greater gains in lean mass, muscle strength and a reduction in muscle breakdown during periods of intense training.
HMB is ideally taken at times when the risk of muscle breakdown due to Catabolism is highest, such as at night-time. A dose of 3g a day is ideal for most athletes.
HMB has a significant effect on muscle size and strength within 2-3 weeks. Most users report feeling a difference in strength after 10-12 days. HMB works well when combined with a high protein supplement such as Boditronics Casein Xtra
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