beta-hydroxy-beta-methylbutyrate (HMB)

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beta-hydroxy-beta-methylbutyrate (HMB)

one of the newest dietary supplements on the market, which is found naturally in small quantities in catfish, various citrus fruits and breast milk. HMB supplementation has been reported to be associated with enhanced gains in muscle mass and strength during resistance training. In addition to affecting protein synthesis, HMB is also claimed to stimulate fat oxidation. According to existing human data HMB is safe and well tolerated. See also ergogenic aids; appendix 4.4 .
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