HMB Complex combines beta-hydroxy beta-methylbutyrate (HMB) with two amino acids (glutamine and arginine) involved in muscle protein synthesis, and three essential branched-chain amino acids (BCAA); leucine, isoleucine, and valine. HMB is a leucine metabolite that is naturally formed within the body – a 70 kg person produces an estimated 0.2-0.4 g of HMB per day.
HMB up-regulates protein synthesis in muscle cells, stabilizes the muscle cell membrane, and decreases skeletal muscle protein degradation. When combined with regular exercise training, HMB supplementation helps to increase both lean body mass and muscle strength. HMB’s effects on muscle mass may be dependent upon vitamin D status; in elderly participants, supplementation with an HMB/arginine/lycine mixture only improved muscle strength in participants with normal serum vitamin D levels (less than 30 ng/mL).
HMB Complex: calcium beta-hydroxy beta-methylbutyrate + glutamine, arginine, and BCAA
- May help support a modest improvement in exercise capacity in individuals with stable cardiovascular diseases
- Enhances muscle strength in previously untrained individuals, in combination with an intense resistance training exercise
- Provides essential branched-chain amino acids (leucine, isoleucine, valine) involved in protein synthesis
- Provides 500 IU of vitamin D per serving
Total Carbohydrate 10 g
Sugars 9 g
Vitamin D (as cholecalciferol) 500 IU
Calcium 225 mg
Sodium 40 mg
Potassium 230 mg
CaHMB (calcium beta-hydroxy-beta-methylbutyrate) 1.5g
L-Arginine (as l-arginine hydrochloride) 7g
Branched Chain Amino Acids 1.2g
L-Leucine 600 mg
L-Isoleucine 300 mg
L-Valine 300 mg
Dextrose, natural flavours (orange, lemonade), potassium citrate, citric acid, DL-malic acid, sodium chloride, thaumatin
In a glass, add 250 ml of water or juice to two scoops of HMB Complex and mix. Take once daily with a meal or as recommended by your healthcare practitioner
Consult your healthcare practitioner prior to use if you are pregnant, breastfeeding, taking any medication, or have any health condition. Some people may experience gastrointestinal discomfort.