Frequently Asked Questions
• Decreases protein breakdown from hard workouts.
HMB disrupts protein breakdown by decreasing the ubiquitinproteasome proteolytic pathway.
• Increases protein synthesis for increased strength.
Several studies indicate that HMB stimulates protein synthesis through multiple mechanisms including the mTOR pathway.
In clinical studies, HMB users have consistently improved strength, reduced muscle damage and have also improved body composition with exercise when compared with control test subjects. Research suggests that HMB supplementation also provides benefits to runners, cyclists, and other endurance-training individuals.