HMB for muscle protein balance and exercise performance
Skeletal muscle health requires a balance between anabolism (muscle growth) and catabolism (muscle breakdown). And as we age, we become more susceptible to anabolic resistance, where our body's ability to build new muscle slows down, even in the presence of necessary amino acids.
The result is a decline in muscle mass and strength. HMB has beneficial effects on muscle mass by helping to preserve the structural integrity of your muscles and supporting muscle growth. HMB also supports exercise performance during both resistance and endurance training.
HMB in clinical studies
HMB and Bed Rest: Prolonged bed rest can result in loss of muscle mass. In a randomized placebo-controlled study, men and women were confined to bed rest for 10 days, followed by eight weeks of resistance training rehabilitation. Each group took either 3 g a day of HMB or a placebo for 5 days prior to bed rest, up until the end of the study. The placebo group lost lean mass during bed rest, but those given HMB during bed rest showed no such decline.
HMB and Resistance Training: In a randomized, placebo-controlled trial, men and women received 3 g a day of HMB, or a placebo and trained for 4 weeks. At the end of the study, the HMB group had a greater increase in upper body strength than the placebo group.13 In another clinical study, supplementation with 3 g a day of HMB for 9 weeks provided a substantial benefit to lower-body strength when combined with resistance training.
HMB and Older Adults: In a 24-week, randomized, placebo-controlled study, adults 65 years and older were divided into an exercise group and a non-exercise group. Both groups took either 3 g of HMB twice a day or a placebo. The non-exercise group that took HMB showed signs of improved muscle health — but the exercise group's results were even better, improving measurements of muscle function and lean mass.
Vitamin D3 for hormone health and muscle function
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Mix with protein or favorite drink
Whether or not you exercise regularly, Muscle Strength & Restore Formula is an excellent addition to your daily health regimen. We've left our formula unflavored, so you can add it to a wide variety of protein shakes, drink mixes, cold water or your favorite beverage.