Effectiveness Rating for HMB's Ability to Decrease Protein Breakdown

The effectiveness rating is a measure of how well hmb is able to decrease protein breakdown. The overall rating for this claim is 2 out of 3. There is some research showing the supplement's ability to deliever on this particular claim is warranted. Using HMB to decrease protein breakdown may lead to positive results.

Confidence Rating for HMB's Ability to Decrease Protein Breakdown

The confidence rating is a mesure of how valid the effectiveness rating is. This rating is based on how many studies are included in the database on this topic.

There are 2 studies in the database on hmb; the confidence rating is 40. A score above 80 means the effectiveness rating for this supplement is reliable. A score under 80 means there is insufficient evidence to ensure a reliable effectiveness rating.

HMB Dose to Decrease Protein Breakdown

Dosage Frequency Daily Total Effectiveness Rating of Dosage
3.42g once daily 3.42g
1g 3x per day 3g
2g 3x per day 6g


Title of Study
Effects of leucine and its metabolite β‐hydroxy‐β‐methylbutyrate on human skeletal muscle protein metabolism
Effects of calcium beta-hydroxy-beta-methylbutyrate (HMB) supplementation during resistance-training on markers of catabolism, body composition and strength