HMB or beta-hydroxy-beta-methylbutyrate is not new. Hell, the clever guys in the lab coats have been studying it for over 20 years.
HMB, a metabolite of the amino acid leucine, first attracted attention in the sports science community due to its ability of enhancing the mass and strength of muscle and improving the time to exhaustion in anaerobic power.
USN’s Liquid Muscle is the perfect combination of HMB and choline.
Choline has been shown to aid with cognitive function, liver protection and the reduction of fatty liver build up. It may also help in delaying fatigue. With this supplement, USN combined HMB and choline to effectively elevate protein synthesis and lower protein breakdown. USN’s Liquid Muscle is therefore ideal when your objective is to hit the weights extremely hard. It has a clinically studied formula that has shown positive results in huge numbers of bodybuilders and physique athletes.
Only for hard-training
The main mechanism behind HMB is the increase in protein synthesis. It works brilliantly when you go all out. Not so much when you are lackadaisical. Bodybuilders and strength athletes use HMB to speed up recovery from the muscle damage that occurs from lifting weights. If there is no damage to recover from (if you are cruising and don’t train hard enough) HMB won’t be as effective.
It is not only highly anti-catabolic but also has positive effects on higher oxygen consumption and efficiency of carbohydrate and fat metabolism.
In one of the numerous studies conducted on HMB over the years scientists (Kraemer et al., 2009) found that lifters gained 9kg of muscle over a 12-week period.
When you alter your training HMB will shine because its regenerative and anti-catabolic properties improve neuromuscular adaptations. In another more recent study (Wilson et al., 2014) HMB increased lean muscle mass, decreased fat, boosted recovery and lowered muscle damage in elite athletes.
To gain an advantage researchers recommend taking HMB daily with a dose consumed 30 to 60 minutes before exercise.
Supplement review by Werner Beukes, Muscle Evolution Editor.