HMB

Does hmb work?

HMB Claims

The supplement database currently has 13 claims for HMB. The claims include: increase protein synthesis, decrease protein breakdown, increase strength, increase muscle mass, decrease body fat, reduce muscle damage, increase testosterone, improve recovery, improve high-intensity interval training (HIIT) performance, increase levels of growth hormone, decrease cortisol levels, reduce muscle soreness, improve cardiovascular endurance.

Overall Effectiveness Rating for HMB

The overall effectiveness rating for hmb is 2 out of 3. This rating means there is some evidence that using hmb may lead to positive results. This rating also means that some evidence does not back up all claims. Below you can find individual ratings for specific claims.

Overall Confidence Rating for HMB

There are 46 studies in the database on hmb; the confidence rating is 71. 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. Note, this rating is for hmb as a whole. There are also individual ratings for the claims below.

Individual Claims

The overall ratings above do no necessarily reflect each claim about hmb. Individual claims can have higher or lower ratings. For example, some supplements may have a lot of backing for one claim, but be completely useless for another. Click on claims below for more information.

The effectiveness rating for hmb's ability to decrease body fat is 2 out of 3. The confidence rating for this claim is 120. This means there is not enough evidence in the database on this claim and the effectiveness rating above is not valid. Read more about hmb's ability to decrease body fat.

Effectiveness Rating for this claim: 2 out of 3

Confidence Rating for this claim: 120

The effectiveness rating for hmb's ability to decrease cortisol levels is 1 out of 3. The confidence rating for this claim is 20. This means there is not enough evidence in the database on this claim and the effectiveness rating above is not valid. Read more about hmb's ability to decrease cortisol levels.

Effectiveness Rating for this claim: 1 out of 3

Confidence Rating for this claim: 20

The effectiveness rating for hmb's ability to decrease protein breakdown is 2 out of 3. The confidence rating for this claim is 40. This means there is not enough evidence in the database on this claim and the effectiveness rating above is not valid. Read more about hmb's ability to decrease protein breakdown.

Effectiveness Rating for this claim: 2 out of 3

Confidence Rating for this claim: 40

The effectiveness rating for hmb's ability to improve cardiovascular endurance is 3 out of 3. The confidence rating for this claim is 60. This means there is not enough evidence in the database on this claim and the effectiveness rating above is not valid. Read more about hmb's ability to improve cardiovascular endurance.

Effectiveness Rating for this claim: 3 out of 3

Confidence Rating for this claim: 60

The effectiveness rating for hmb's ability to improve high-intensity interval training (HIIT) performance is 3 out of 3. The confidence rating for this claim is 20. This means there is not enough evidence in the database on this claim and the effectiveness rating above is not valid. Read more about hmb's ability to improve high-intensity interval training (HIIT) performance.

Effectiveness Rating for this claim: 3 out of 3

Confidence Rating for this claim: 20

The effectiveness rating for hmb's ability to improve recovery is 1.7 out of 3. The confidence rating for this claim is 60. This means there is not enough evidence in the database on this claim and the effectiveness rating above is not valid. Read more about hmb's ability to improve recovery.

Effectiveness Rating for this claim: 1.7 out of 3

Confidence Rating for this claim: 60

The effectiveness rating for hmb's ability to increase levels of growth hormone is 2 out of 3. The confidence rating for this claim is 40. This means there is not enough evidence in the database on this claim and the effectiveness rating above is not valid. Read more about hmb's ability to increase levels of growth hormone.

Effectiveness Rating for this claim: 2 out of 3

Confidence Rating for this claim: 40

The effectiveness rating for hmb's ability to increase muscle mass is 2.5 out of 3. The confidence rating for this claim is 120. This means there is not enough evidence in the database on this claim and the effectiveness rating above is not valid. Read more about hmb's ability to increase muscle mass.

Effectiveness Rating for this claim: 2.5 out of 3

Confidence Rating for this claim: 120

The effectiveness rating for hmb's ability to increase protein synthesis is 3 out of 3. The confidence rating for this claim is 20. This means there is not enough evidence in the database on this claim and the effectiveness rating above is not valid. Read more about hmb's ability to increase protein synthesis.

Effectiveness Rating for this claim: 3 out of 3

Confidence Rating for this claim: 20

The effectiveness rating for hmb's ability to increase strength is 1.9 out of 3. The confidence rating for this claim is 200. This means there is not enough evidence in the database on this claim and the effectiveness rating above is not valid. Read more about hmb's ability to increase strength.

Effectiveness Rating for this claim: 1.9 out of 3

Confidence Rating for this claim: 200

The effectiveness rating for hmb's ability to increase testosterone is 1.3 out of 3. The confidence rating for this claim is 60. This means there is not enough evidence in the database on this claim and the effectiveness rating above is not valid. Read more about hmb's ability to increase testosterone.

Effectiveness Rating for this claim: 1.3 out of 3

Confidence Rating for this claim: 60

The effectiveness rating for hmb's ability to reduce muscle damage is 1.5 out of 3. The confidence rating for this claim is 120. This means there is not enough evidence in the database on this claim and the effectiveness rating above is not valid. Read more about hmb's ability to reduce muscle damage.

Effectiveness Rating for this claim: 1.5 out of 3

Confidence Rating for this claim: 120

The effectiveness rating for hmb's ability to reduce muscle soreness is 1.5 out of 3. The confidence rating for this claim is 40. This means there is not enough evidence in the database on this claim and the effectiveness rating above is not valid. Read more about hmb's ability to reduce muscle soreness.

Effectiveness Rating for this claim: 1.5 out of 3

Confidence Rating for this claim: 40