HMB
HMB (90 Capsules)

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HMB

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HMB is an anti-catabolic supplement that helps to ensure that the muscles don’t become damaged or worn down when you exercise, which means that you can exercise harder, more intensely, and more efficiently. It also helps contribute towards muscle growth and boosts general health and well being. Read the full product description for more information.


Contents

What is HMB?

HMB, or to refer to it scientifically, Beta-hydroxy beta-methylbutyric acid, is actually a derivative of leucine, which is an extremely potent amino acid required for a number of functions and processes within the body, including protein synthesis. Basically, once leucine enters the body, a certain percentage of it is broken down and metabolized into HMB. Because leucine, and by default, HMB, is so essential for protein synthesis, and for the metabolism of new muscle tissues, HMB is considered an extremely beneficial supplement for strength athletes, bodybuilders, and individuals looking to increase their muscle mass and power.

How does it work?

As mentioned, once leucine is consumed, it is then converted into HMB, which provides a number of benefits, which we’ll cover in just a moment. HMB however, cuts out the middleman, so instead of having to first break down the leucine and convert it into HMB, the body instantly has access to HMB, so it can get started right away. When an individual takes part in resistance training, or when the muscles are placed under any form of stress, ordinarily they would become damaged, fatigued, and worn down. HMB however, helps to prevent the degradation of muscle tissue during periods of resistance training and exercise. Put simply, HMB helps to ensure that the muscles don’t become damaged or worn down when you exercise, which means that you can exercise harder, and more intensely, and that the muscles not only will be able to function more efficiently, but that they will also be protected against damage caused via the exercise. It is an anti-catabolic supplement that has been popular for many years.

What are the main benefits of HMB?

As you can see, some of the main benefits associated with HMB supplementation, are based around muscle growth and repair. Here’s a more detailed look at the main benefits of HMB supplementation:

Muscle growth

Although it is not as effective for building muscle as leucine, HMB has still been found to contribute towards muscle growth for a number of reasons. To begin with, HMB helps assist with protein synthesis, so new muscle tissues and proteins can still be synthesised, but on top of that, it also helps prevent the breakdown of muscle tissue, making the muscles bigger and stronger, so they can perform harder when you exercise. The harder you train, the more muscle you can potentially build.

Prevents muscle breakdown

The main benefit of HMB however, is the fact that it has been found to help prevent the breakdown of muscle tissue during bouts of intense physical exercise, which in turn will help preserve the muscles and allow them to work harder before they eventually fatigue.

Boosts general health and well being

Although these benefits aren’t focussed on a great deal, many experts have revealed that HMB can boost a person’s general health and well-being in a number of ways. To begin with, HMB can reduce LDL cholesterol, which in turn can help reduce blood pressure and can reduce your risks of heart attack, stroke, and heart disease. Studies have also revealed that HMB can help improve a person’s immune system, thus making them healthier by default.

Other benefits include:

  • Increased protein synthesis
  • Increased athletic performance and strength
  • Enhanced post-workout recovery
  • Increased muscle mass
  • Can reduce LDL cholesterol
  • Can reduce risk of heart disease and problems
  • Can reduce blood pressure
  • Can reduce risk of stroke
  • And more...

How and when it should be consumed?

Health Canada Recommended Dose (capsules): Adults: 6 Capsule(s) 1 - 2 time(s) per day. Store in a cool, dry place.
Health Canada Recommended Dose (powder): Adults: 1 Scoop(s) 1 time(s) per day. Mix product well in 1-2 cups of liquid (water, juice, etc.) immediately before consumption.

HMB VS Leucine

As you can see, although very similar, due largely to the fact that HMB is a derivative of leucine, the two are still very different to one another, so it is advised that you consume leucine, and HMB separately to one another, in order to see the best results. Lecuine for example, is essential for protein synthesis and is therefore essential for the growth of new muscle tissue. HMB however, is more anti-catabolic and instead of helping to build muscle, (which it still does) it actually helps to protect them and prevent them from being damaged when you exercise and workout.

What can HMB be stacked with?

HMB is extremely beneficial for bodybuilders and athletes, and as a result, it is commonly found in many typical bodybuilding stacks. A firm favourite for example, is: whey protein, Creatine and BCAAs. It can be stacked with a number of different sports supplements, although for muscle building purposes, it is best that you stick with the tried and tested favourites.

HMB Ingredients

Per Capsule

Medicinal Ingredients (per capsule): CaHMB (Calcium beta-hydroxy-beta-methylbutyrate) .......................... 500 Milligrams
Non-Medicinal Ingredients: Gelatin, Brown Rice Flour.

Per Scoop

Medicinal Ingredients (per scoop): CaHMB (Calcium beta-hydroxy-beta-methylbutyrate) .......................... 5 Grams
Non-Medicinal Ingredients: none.

Potential side effects

Always consult your doctor whenever taking a new supplement, never exceed the stated dosage, and discontinue use if you notice any adverse side effects. HMB is not considered safe for pregnant or breastfeeding women, due to the fact that not enough is known about the supplement. With that being said however, it is considered safe, although some users have reported mild side effects, including:

  • Shortness of breath
  • Nausea
  • Light headedness
  • Slight stomach discomfort

Cautions and Warnings

Ensure to drink enough fluid before, during, and after exercise. If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, consult a healthcare practitioner before using this product. If you are taking medications for high cholesterol, consult a health care practitioner prior to use.

Allergen warnings

Allergy Statement: This product is made in a facility that handles milk products, gluten, shellfish, soy, peanuts and other tree nuts.

Disclaimer: The above description does not constitute medical advice and is for informational purposes only and has not been evaluated by Health Canada, CFIA, or FDA. Please consult a properly licensed medical professional before consuming nutritional supplements. This product is not intended to treat, diagnose or cure any disease.

Returns Policy

You may return most new, unopened items within 30 days of delivery for a full refund. We'll also pay the return shipping costs if the return is a result of our error (you received an incorrect or defective item, etc.).

You should expect to receive your refund within four weeks of giving your package to the return shipper, however, in many cases you will receive a refund more quickly. This time period includes the transit time for us to receive your return from the shipper (5 to 10 business days), the time it takes us to process your return once we receive it (3 to 5 business days), and the time it takes your bank to process our refund request (5 to 10 business days).

If you need to return an item, simply login to your account, view the order using the 'Complete Orders' link under the My Account menu and click the Return Item(s) button. We'll notify you via e-mail of your refund once we've received and processed the returned item.

Shipping

We can ship to virtually any address in the world. Note that there are restrictions on some products, and some products cannot be shipped to international destinations.

When you place an order, we will estimate shipping and delivery dates for you based on the availability of your items and the shipping options you choose. Depending on the shipping provider you choose, shipping date estimates may appear on the shipping quotes page.

Please also note that the shipping rates for many items we sell are weight-based. The weight of any such item can be found on its detail page. To reflect the policies of the shipping companies we use, all weights will be rounded up to the next full pound.

Customer Reviews

Based on 146 reviews
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Christian Robinson
prevents muscle loss

I have several studies showing it was beneficial in preventing sarcopenia (age related muscle loss) but I am not certain how much it benefits younger, trained persons. I am over 60 so I had my biased interests in looking up studies :-)

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Laura Dessureault
Fast delivery

Thanks to your team's work for the fast delivery !

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Andrew McNellis
Great product

64 today and I take this protein every day

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Mike Mamonko
Hope that HMB helps me

I am giving it more time to see if it makes a difference for me. I am an older trainer, not taking any anabolic supplements so my gains are slow to nonexistent so any improvement would be welcome.

M
Michele Dolan
hmb

Delivery was prompt, packaging very nice, too early yet to review product.

Helps increase physical performance during intensive exercise

Enhances muscle strength in previously untrained individuals in combination with intense resistance training exercise.

Workout supplement.

Athletic support.

Adults: 6 Capsule(s) 1 - 2 time(s) per day

Store in a cool, dry place.


Adults: 1 Scoop(s) 1 time(s) per day

Mix product well in 1-2 cups of liquid (water, juice, etc.) immediately before consumption.

Ingredients for Capsules - 90 x 500 mg

Medicinal Ingredients (per dose unit): CaHMB (Calcium beta-hydroxy-beta-methylbutyrate) .......................... 500 Milligrams Non-Medicinal Ingredients: Gelatin

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 0 g

Amount Per Serving
Calories 0 Calories from Fat 0
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0g 22%
Saturated Fat 0g 22%
Unsaturated Fat 0g 22%
Trans Fat g
Cholesterol 0mg 18%
Sodium 0mg 2%
Total Carbohydrate 0 6%
Dietary Fiber 0g 4%
Sugars 0g
Protein 0g

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:

Calories: 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less than 65g 80g
Saturated Fat Less than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less than 300mg 300 mg
Sodium Less than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carbohydrate 300g 375g
Dietary Fiber 25g 30g

Calories per gram:

Fat 9 • Carbohydrate 4 • Protein 4

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Customer Reviews

Based on 146 reviews
89%
(130)
7%
(10)
1%
(2)
0%
(0)
3%
(4)
C
Christian Robinson
prevents muscle loss

I have several studies showing it was beneficial in preventing sarcopenia (age related muscle loss) but I am not certain how much it benefits younger, trained persons. I am over 60 so I had my biased interests in looking up studies :-)

L
Laura Dessureault
Fast delivery

Thanks to your team's work for the fast delivery !

A
Andrew McNellis
Great product

64 today and I take this protein every day

M
Mike Mamonko
Hope that HMB helps me

I am giving it more time to see if it makes a difference for me. I am an older trainer, not taking any anabolic supplements so my gains are slow to nonexistent so any improvement would be welcome.

M
Michele Dolan
hmb

Delivery was prompt, packaging very nice, too early yet to review product.