Research Articles of Shawn Baier
New HMB research was presented at the Experimental Biology meeting this past April in Washington, D.C. Experimental Biology (EB) is one of the largest multidisciplinary scientific meetings held in the US and this year approximately 13,000 scientists attended the meeting. These scientists prese...
HMB’s effect on the immune response
Researchers investigated the effects HMB had on immune response and inflammatory processes. To study these effects, blood cells (peripheral blood mononuclear cells) were isolated from eight volunteers and assayed for proliferation and cytokine production. HMB concentrations used for the stud...
Effect of HMB in the elderly adult population
Previous studies have shown that an optimal dosage of HMB for young adults is approximately 3 grams per day. Researchers investigated the optimal HMB amount for the elderly to improve performance and decrease muscle damage. Fifteen older adults, aged 55-80, were divided into three groups of 0,...
HMB reduces fat mass with resistance training program
Researchers aimed to determine the effects HMB use has on the elderly. The study was designed to see if HMB could improve body composition in elderly female rats during an intense 10-week resistance training program. One group of elderly rats was given 0.46 g/kg/d, which is similar to a 6 g do...
Study shows HMB prevents loss of lean mass
Researchers studied the effects of daily HMB supplementation in aged rats during a 16-week period. They studied a control group and an HMB group that took 0.46 g/kg/d, which is comparable to a 6 g/d dosage in humans because rats have a much higher metabolic rate than humans. There was a lean b...
Improved grip strength and function seen with HMB use
By giving middle-aged and older rats HMB for 16 weeks, researchers determined the effect of HMB on strength and sensorimotor function. After 16 weeks of HMB supplementation at 0.46 g/kg/d (which is comparable to a 6 g/d dosage in humans because rats have a much higher metabolic rate than humans...
HMB effect on myofiber dimension and myogenic response in female rats
Recent research looked at the effects that HMB taken along with exercise had on lean body mass and myofiber dimensions of aged female rats, 19 months old. The rats were split into three groups, non-exercise control, exercise and HMB-supplemented group at 0.46 g/kg/d, and non-HMB exercise group....
Greater strength gains found in aged female rats with HMB use and resistance training
Researchers recently tested three groups of aged female rats in order to see the effects that HMB intake and resistance training had on muscular function. The three groups included a control group, an HMB-supplemented group, at 0.46 g a day, and a non-HMB group. The control group did not under...
Reduced fat in middle-aged and older rats seen with HMB
Researchers tested HMB on middle-aged rats, 44-60 weeks, and older rats, 86-102 weeks, to see the effect HMB use had on these rats’ body and fat mass and how this compares to younger rats. Both young and old rats were given 0.46 g/k/d for 16 weeks. Body mass increased in the control groups, bu...
ISSN Exercise & Sports Nutrition Review
In the recent review “ISSN exercise & sports nutrition review: research & recommendations” by the International Society of Sports Nutrition (ISSN), HMB was rated in the second highest category of possibly effective supplements for muscle building and performance. In this review, HMB was classif...
Featured Product of the Month - Juven!
This month’s featured product is Juven, a nutritional supplement produced by Abbott Nutrition.
Abbott Nutrition is a branch of Abbott Labs, a company well-known in the medical and health industry. Abbott works to develop new medicines and technologies to improve the lives of people and als...
MTI would like to congratulate Jennifer Dietrick on a great performance at the Muscle Contest 2010 Bodybuilding, Figure and Bikini Championships. We are very proud to have Jennifer as a part of Team HMB and am glad to hear how much HMB has helped her succeed! Now it’s time you take that extra st...
Jennifer Dietrick Interview
Jennifer Dietrick grew up in Pennsylvania, but never was a fan of the cold weather. So 8 years ago she decided to move to sunny California, where she could wear her favorite outfit every day, a bikini.Jennifer has always been involved in athletics and now is currently a IFBB Pro bikini competit...
Best of the Best
In the new May issue of Planet Muscle on page 196, HMB is listed in the Best of the Best list for platinum super nutrient. “This product is known highly for its lean-muscle building and help with recovery. HMB also has the research and studies to prove it.”
Go check out this month’s Planet...
The Sport of Strongman
Strongman takes strength, power, and determination. Click here
to watch as Justin Blake shows what a typical strongman workout is like for him!
“HMB” on the label doesn’t always mean β-hydroxy-β-methylbutyrate
Just because a label has “HMB” on it doesn’t always mean there is the leucine metabolite β-hydroxy-β-methylbutyrate in the product. This confusion isn’t something new, as several products have been marketed over the years, both knowingly and unknowingly, claiming to have “HMB.” Consum...
New Video of Jennifer Dietrick
Check out the new youtube video of IFBB pro athlete Jennifer Dietrick. Click here
to watch it!
GNC IPF Deadlift Video at the Arnold Classic 2010
Watch as Team HMB athletes Bryan Dermody and Brad Gillingham compete in the GNC IPF Deadlift at the Arnold Classic 2010 in Columbus, Ohio. Each of these athletes made a tremendous pull. Click here
to see what happens!
Featured product of the Month- Met-Rx Hardcore HMB
The featured product for this month is Met-Rx Hardcore HMB capsules.
Met-Rx Engineered Nutrition, which was founded in 1991, is a nutritional company that sells a wide variety of supplements. Met-Rx understands the vital role that nutrition plays in the lives of athletes who push their bod...
Introducing Jennifer Dietrick!
MTI is pleased to announce IFBB Pro Athlete Jennifer Dietrick has joined Team HMB!
Jennifer Dietrick’s interest in athletics began at the age of twelve when she began competing in gymnastics. From then on Jennifer’s fascination with the fitness industry continued, but she couldn’t find an o...
Arnold Fitness Expo
If you are attending the Arnold Fitness Expo on March 5-7, please stop by the HMB booth (#1109 and #1111). You can meet some of the members of Team HMB so don’t miss out!
Hope to see you there!
In the Life of a Strongman
Being a strongman takes a lot of time, hard work, and dedication. This sport is not for just anyone. In this video you’ll see the intense training of strongman Eric Todd. Click here
to watch it!
Mike Kurzeja Interview
Mike Kurzeja aka “Kujo” began his boxing career between 1990-1993 when he did an internship at the Gary Police Department. There he met boxing coach John Taylor who would later become Mike’s trainer. John Taylor introduced Mike to the Gary Police Athletic League (PAL) gym in Gary, Indiana ho...
New video of Mike Kurzeja!
Check out the new youtube video of super-middleweight professional boxer Mike Kurzeja. View it here
Featured Product of the Month- SciFit HMB!
The featured product for this month is SciFit HMB, which uses only licensed HMB from Metabolic Technologies, Inc.
SciFit is a sports nutrition company that offers over 600 different nutritional products. Their mission is to provide high-quality products that fit each individual’s needs. Sc...
Introducing Mike Kurzeja!
MTI is pleased to announce Super-Middleweight Professional Boxer/Athlete Mike Kurzeja has joined Team HMB!
This 5’10” and 168lb fighter has won 3 championship titles in Supercop Boxing, a law enforcement exhibition. Mike’s daytime job as a law enforcement agent sounds like a thrill, ...
Brad Gillingham Interview
Brad Gillingham has been a well-known competitor in powerlifting for over a decade now. At 6’4” and 330lbs, he enjoys living a simple life. Brad and his brothers own Jackal’s Gym, a private training facility located in Marshall, MN. Besides training hard at the gym, he also likes to spend his...
Attenuation of protein degradation by HMB
In recent research regarding HMB, the mechanism as to how HMB attenuates protein degradation induced by lipopolysaccharide (LPS) was evaluated. HMB is known for its ability to inhibit protein degradation in the body, but the mechanism as to how HMB does this is still being investigated. Resear...
New video of Brad Gillingham!
Check out the new youtube video of powerlifter/strength athlete Brad Gillingham. View it here
Featured Product of the Month- GNC Pro Performance HMB
This month’s featured product is GNC Pro Performance HMB, a product that promotes muscle health.
GNC is one of the most well-known and highly-regarded nutrition companies in the world. GNC guarantees that all their products are effective by ensuring the labels are truthful and the ingredien...
Introducing Brad Gillingham!
MTI is pleased to announce that Drug Free Powerlifter/Strength Athlete Brad Gillingham has joined Team HMB!
Brad, a Minnesota native, has been involved with athletics his entire life and began his powerlifting career with his first meet in 1989. Since then, he has competed in the IPF World ...
Acute timing effects with HMB
The most recent study on HMB assessed the topic of acute timing effects. The researchers hypothesized that taking HMB prior to strenuous exercise would decrease muscle damage, as opposed to the placebo taken before or after exercise, or HMB taken after exercise. Acute timing effects, or consum...
Team HMB reaches over 2,000 Fans!
Our facebook Team HMB page has now risen above 2,000 fans this week! We would like to say thank you to all our fans for the support! Remember to tell your friends about Team HMB and what HMB can do for them. We really appreciate all your support!
Featured Product of the Month- MHP A-Bomb!
The featured product for this month is MHP A-Bomb, a supplement containing HMB as one of the main ingredients to increase muscle mass and decrease muscle breakdown.
MHP or Maximum Human Performance is a well-established sports nutrition company that has been around for over ten years. MHP p...
Featured Product of the Month-EAS Muscle Armor!
The featured product for this month is EAS Muscle Armor, a product infused with Juven TechnologyTM, which is clinically proven to rejuvenate muscle.
EAS is a well-established sports nutrition company, known for producing highly-researched supplements. Muscle Armor is a multi-patented combina...
Bryan Dermody accepts invite to the Arnold!
Bryan Dermody accepted an invite to The Arnold Sports Festival GNC Pro Deadlift! He will be competing in the GNC Pro Deadlift on March 6th at the Greater Columbus Convention Center from 4-6 pm. Congratulations Bryan and best of luck training for it!
New video of Erin Stern!
A new video about Erin Stern has been posted on the Team HMB youtube page. Come check it out here
Erin Stern Interview
Erin Stern has been a competitive athlete her entire life. This former Gator became recognized in track and field for the high jump, pentathlon, and heptathlon. From there, Erin made the USA Track and Field team and was able to compete in the Maccabi Games in Israel in 2009 with a jump of 5'1...
Over 1,000 Fans!
Our facebook Team HMB page rose above 1,000 fans this week! We just want to say thank you to all our fans for your support! Remember to tell your friends about Team HMB and what HMB has to offer them. Thanks again for all the support!
Know what’s in your supplements
Recently there have been many issues with contaminated dietary supplements, which are becoming a vital concern for the public’s health and safety. Metabolic Technologies, Inc. understands this concern and takes all the necessary precautions to ensure both safety and quality. According to an ar...
New video of Catherine Chiarelli!
Check out the new youtube video of actress/fitness host Catherine Chiarelli. View it here
Canadian native Catherine Chiarelli gets “Up Close & Personal”
Toronto native Catherine Chiarelli, the newest member of Team HMB, is featured in a three-page interview, “IFM Gets Up Close & Personal with Rising Star Catherine Chiarelli,” in the October/November 2009 issue of the Canadian magazine, “Inside Fitness.” Learn more about Catherine’s career in Ho...
New video of Dane Ferguson!
A new video about Dane has been posted on the Team HMB youtube page. Come check it out here
Dane Ferguson Interview
From hockey to snowboarding and now to freestyle riding, Dane has had plenty of experience in intense sports. This Alaskan came to be famous for his “twist off” back flip on a snowmobile, or as Alaskans call them “snowmachines”. In last year’s Winter X Games, Dane was able to win the gold Next...
Introducing Catherine Chiarelli!
MTI is pleased to announce that professional actress/fitness host Catherine Chiarelli has joined Team HMB!
Catherine has been a performer since she can remember. She studied classical dance at the Interlochen Arts Academy; which after graduation helped land her first Broadway show, The ...
Introducing Erin Stern!
MTI is pleased to announce USATF Athlete/IFBB Figure Pro Erin Stern has joined Team HMB!
Erin, an avid user of HMB, has been a competitive athlete her entire life. She participated in track and field for the University of Florida; where she stood out in the high jump, pentathlon, and hepta...
Featured Product of the Month - Optimum Nutrition HMB 1000 Caps!
This is the third time Optimum Nutrition HMB 1000 Caps have been featured as product of the month and they have been featured again for a very good reason! Not only is Optimum Nutrition a well-known and respected nutritional company providing every type of product imaginable, but their single ca...
New Olympia photos on Facebook
Come check out the new photo album posted on facebook of the HMB booth at the 2009 Olympia! http://www.facebook.com/pages/Ames-IA/Team-HMB/50768441615
HMB featured in “get-huge-and-ripped basic” in MuscleMag’s November Issue!
MuscleMag’s November issue labels HMB as a must-have supplement in “Rock Hard + Ripped: The Supplement Stack” on page 128. Author Dwayne N. Jackson, PhD, explains how HMB is one of the most important supplements to help bodybuilders get big and ripped at the same time. He talks about how resea...
Introducing Dane Ferguson!
MTI is pleased to announce that professional freestyle snowmobile rider Dane Ferguson has joined Team HMB!
Dane is an Alaskan that has been involved in sports his entire life. As of recently he has taken fame in the sport of freestyle snowmobile rider by being one of the only to invent...
Visit the HMB booth at the Mr. Olympia Expo!
If you are attending the Mr. Olympia Expo in Las Vegas on September 26th and 27th, please stop by the HMB booth (#607). You can meet some of the members of Team HMB so don’t miss out.
Hope to see you there!
Read about HMB in the November issue of Planet Muscle!
HMB is featured as one of the Blue Ribbons, Mr. Olympia Special Supplements in Planet Muscle on page 202 of the November 2009 issue. This article describes HMB as a “rarity” with all the science supporting its ability to increase lean mass. This special section explores how HMB works to increas...
A Second TRI … another to come?
Jackie Haas is not only a fitness model and mom now she is dabbling in triathlons. Recently Jackie competed in her second triathlon, the Blackland Triathlon in Plano, TX. Over 500 participants from a variety of ages and levels competed in this 300 meter swim, 15 mile bike ride, and 5k run. Wi...
Iron Man’s October 2009 looks at the benefits of HMB!
You can read about HMB in Iron Man’s October 2009 issue on page 60, where author Jerry Brainum goes into the history of the discovery of HMB and the studies done with HMB. Brainum talks about how many scientists praise HMB as a way to increase muscle mass and stabilize cell membranes to block pr...
John Conner featured in article of Powerlifting USA magazine
In the September 2009 issue of Powerlifting USA, the article 2009 MHP Liberty Strongman Classic features Team HMB member John Conner.
Hear how this young competitor, John Conner, was able to rise above the rest of the competition. The story gives accounts from John Conner as well as ...
Featured Product of the Month - EAS HMB (capsules)
EAS is one of the leading science-based sports nutrition brands and was founded in 1990. In 2005, Abbott Laboratories took over EAS and helped make it one of the top nutritional supplement markets in the U.S. EAS provides a variety of nationally recognized products and continues to develop sup...
Bryan Dermody Interview
From football to strongman and now to powerlifting, Bryan Dermody has had plenty experience in training with his knowledge of strength and conditioning. His knowledge of strength and conditioning has helped him focus on his best event in powerlifting: the deadlift. Bryan Dermody played football ...
Introducing Bryan Dermody!
MTI is pleased to announce that Powerlifter/Strongman Bryan Dermody has joined Team HMB!
Bryan has been a long time HMB user, and recently, he just competed and won the USAPL Deadlift Nationals in Miami, FL! Check out Bryan's profile in the Team HMB section of the site and watch out f...
John Conner Interview
In the professional strongman world, John Conner, at 6’6, 400 pounds, has already gone against some of the strongest men in the world. In June of 2008, John competed in Iowa’s Strongest Man and got first place. With his win, John was invited to compete in America’s Strongest Man, where he placed...
Conner MHP Liberty Strongman Classic Write-up
We congratulate our newest member of Team HMB, John Conner, on his first win in the professional strongman world! This past weekend, John competed in Pennsylvania and got first place. Here he describes what the event and the win was like for him:
“I had a great time in Philadelphia. Al T...
UPDATE: John Conner Wins!
New Team HMB member John Conner won the MHP Liberty Strongman Classic in Philadelphia (July 3 - 4).
Al Thompson promoted the MHP Liberty Strongman Classic in a three-stage event in the Philadelphia area over the 4th of July weekend. Al gathered some of the best U.S. professional stron...
Introducing John Conner!
MTI is pleased to announce that Strongman John Conner has joined Team HMB!
John is an up-and-coming professional strongman. He is competing July 3-4 MHP Liberty Strongman Classic in Philadelphia, July 11-12 in Ottawa and at America's Strongest Man 2009 Morgan Town, WV on July 25-26.
Check out Muscular Development’s July Issue: Read about the effects of HMB!
Want some additional reading on the benefits of HMB?! Check out the July issue of Muscular Development and read the monthly “Nutrition Performance” entry, found on page 164. Author Robbie Durand, M.A. explores the benefits of HMB supplementation, as well as benefits of amino acids arginine and g...
Team HMB on Facebook!
Team HMB on Facebook!
Come check out Team HMB’s new facebook page! Keep updated on competitions for the members of Team HMB and upcoming shows for the future. Become a fan and invite your friends to join as well!
Check it out on www.facebook.com, just search Team HMB!
Catching up with Jackie Haas!
Jackie Haas is much more than a fitness model and athlete. Lately Jackie has had her hands full with running her new business, raising her family and training hard to keep her body in shape. As a mother of two, Jackie works hard to keep her body in shape with the continued use of HMB. With her r...
Aaron Phillippi Wins AGAIN!!
Team HMB member, Aaron Phillippi, won the 2009 NPC Metrolina Show....Open Lightweight Division!! Congratulations Aaron on another win!
Aaron is on to Nationals! And, MTI along with HMB will be right there with him for his prep for the big show!
Justin Blake Wins!!
CONGRATULATIONS to Justin Blake of Team HMB!!
Justin continued his winning streak in the ASC Lightweight Pro Class in Orlando - April 17th and 18th!
Great job Justin... keep up the great work!
Congratulations to Aaron Phillippi!
Aaron phillippi.......2009 North Carolina State Champion (open lightweight)!
Team HMB member Aaron Phillippi won the North Carolina State Championship! He weighed in at 153lbs, and according to Aaron, it's time to move up a weight class and move up to a National level show! He is sche...
Featured Product - Optimum Nutrition HMB 1000 Caps
Optimum Nutrition is a leading manufacturer of nutritional supplements, owning and operating two brands (Optimum Nutrition and American Body Building) with a comprehensive line of products across multiple categories. The mission of Optimum Nutrition is to produce distinctive, affordable, premium...
Bryce Holmes Interview
Background on Bryce Holmes:
2002 - NANBF
Mr. Iowa-3rd open
Central Midwest (novice) - 1st
Heartland Classic- 3rd open
2005 - NPC
Caveman Classic- 2nd superheavy
2006 - NPC
Junior Nationals- 6th s...
Justin Blake Wins!
Team HMB member and ASC professional strongman Justin Blake won the American Strongman Jamboree at the Florence Civic Center in Florence, SC last weekend (Jan. 24th - 25th)! The two-day event consisted of six events testing both strength and athleticism. Congratulations Justin on another great ...
Check out the new HMB ad...
Current issues of Flex, Muscular Development, Planet Muscle and Iron Man magazines are running our new HMB ad.
The ad addresses a benefit that many feel are critical to their success with the product... HMB improves recovery! If you are spending more time in the gym training and less t...
Introducing Bryce Holmes
MTI is pleased to announce that NPC bodybuilder Bryce Holmes has signed on to promote HMB!
Check out Bryce's Team HMB profile and coming soon a full interview with Bryce where he will discuss his competition plans for 2009 and his goal to turn pro!
If you plan on attending the...
Featured Product - GNC Pro Performance HMB
The featured product this month is GNC Pro Performance HMB.
GNC is the world’s largest company of its kind devoted exclusively to helping its customers improve the quality of their lives. GNC has set a standard in the nutritional supplement industry by demanding truth in labeling, ingred...
Team HMB on YouTube!
MTI recently launched our YouTube Channel in support of Team HMB! Our plan is to have training footage and interviews, but for now, check out the slide shows covering a few of our Team HMB members.
TEAM HMB on YouTube!
Keep checking back for future updates!
Featured Product of the Month - Met-RX Hardcore HMB
This month’s featured product is Met-RX Hardcore HMB.
Founded in 1991, Met-RX is a company that continues to be on the cutting-edge of sports nutrition with a diverse range of products created for the next generation of athletes. Met-RX uses state-of-the-art nutrition to help athletes p...
Jackie Haas - Update and Interview
As many of you know, fitness model Jackie Haas recently signed with Metabolic Technologies, Inc., to promote HMB. We want to congratulate Jackie and Charlie Haas on the recent birth of their second baby girl. We recently interviewed Jackie to learn more about her life, motherhood and the birth o...
Visit the HMB booth at the Mr. Olympia Expo!
If you are attending the Mr. Olympia Expo in Las Vegas on September 26th and 27th, please stop by the HMB booth (#447)!
See you there!
Team HMB: TJ Tollakson
Height/Weight: 5’10”/165 lbs
Hometown: Des Moines, IA
Occupation: Professional Triathlete
Hobbies: Cooking, Reading
Ironman competitions began in 1978 as the result of a group of Navy Seals trying to settle an argument over wh...
Featured Product of the Month - EAS Betagen
This month’s featured product is EAS Betagen, which contains HMB.
EAS is a leading science-based sports nutrition brand that was established in 1990. The company, which was bought by Abbott Laboratories in 2005, has a portfolio of nationally recognized nutritional products.
Featured Product of the Month - SciFit HMB
The featured product this month is Sci-Fit HMB Extra Strength.
Sci-Fit was established in 1991. Since then, the company has developed approximately 300 products between its two lines of Sci-Fit and Natures Science. Sci-Fit’s mission is to supply customers with a wide variety of nutritio...
Team HMB: Eric Todd Interview
ASC Professional Strongman
Hometown: Cameron, MO
Occupation: Junior high special education teacher, wrestling and track coach
Eric Todd has been competing in Strongman events for almost seven years, since the fall o...
Steve Nissen Interview on Bodybuilding.com
Daniel Gastelu of Bodybuilding.com talks with Dr. Steve Nissan, cofounder of MTI and developer of HMB (β-Hydroxy β-Methylbutyrate). In this interview, Dr. Nissen discusses his career researching protein synthesis and breakdown, and the research process that led to the development of H...
Introducing Jackie Haas
MTI BioTech is pleased to announce that fitness model Jackie Haas has signed on to promote HMB.
Jackie has worked as a professional wrestler in the past and is currently transitioning into a more active role in the fitness industry.
Jackie has been involved in athletics all her...
Featured Product of the Month - MHP A-Bomb
This month’s highlighted product is MHP’s A-Bomb – with the key ingredient HMB for increased muscle mass.
MHP (Maximum Human Performance) is a company that has made tremendous progress in the sports supplement industry in recent years. A-Bomb is just one of its many products that ...
HMB Feature Story in Planet Muscle Magazine
HMB will be prominently featured in the upcoming issue of Planet Muscle magazine.
HMB will be featured in a cover story in the August-September issue of the magazine. HMB will also be included in the issue as a Blue Ribbon product.
Planet Muscle is a publication that provides reli...
Introducing Team HMB
MTI BioTech is introducing a new feature on its website—Team HMB.
Team HMB features professional athletes from various athletic fields who use HMB to improve their physical performance.
Individuals from power lifters to triathletes routinely see the benefits of using HMB as part of...
Product of the Month: EAS Muscle Armor
This months highlighted product is EAS's Muscle Armor. EAS has had a long tradition of carrying scientifically proven products, and Muscle Armor is just such a product!
Extensive consumer research has shown that athletes want products clinically proven to protect their lean muscle mass ...
Product of the Month - Optimum Nutrition brand HMB 1000 Caps
One of the most trusted and respected supplement brands in the industry, Optimum Nutrition is known for their quality products. Optimum Nutrition's HMB Capsules are produced and packaged in a state-of-the-art, OTC approved manufacturing facility. Each capsule provides 1000 mg (1 g) of pure bet...
New HMB Website!
Welcome to the new HMB website! Please feel free to leave us some comments about our site. It is our goal to keep you updated on new HMB research and to provide you with a complete list of approved HMB products. A new feature to our website now links HMB products directly to a source to "Buy N...