WHY TAKE SUPPLEMENTS WITH HMB?
HMB can also be found in oral nutritional supplements. Supplementation with HMB has been extensively studied since the 1990s. Over 80 clinical trials, 30 years of research, over 120 published clinical trials, and more than 60 studies in healthy older or immobilized and recovery patients, performed in different populations, have concluded that HMB is safe and supports muscle health.
HISTORY OF HMB
HMB was first used among athletes as supplementation demonstrated to lower muscle breakdown following resistance training. Studies in athletes have also shown the positive effects HMB has on enhancing recovery, lean body mass, muscle strength and power, and aerobic performance.
Researchers have started to uncover the benefits HMB can have on ageing adults, adults who are immobile or those with acute or chronic diseases. Studies demonstrate that HMB can help:
- Improve muscle strength with exercise and muscle function in older adults.
- Preserve muscle mass in individuals who are immobile.
- Reduce inflammation and improve pulmonary function in COPD patients in the ICU.