The overall rating for hmb is 2 out of 3 meaning there is some evidence that this supplement does some (not all) of what it claims. Using this supplement may lead to some improvements.
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- Overall Effectiveness Rating
- Research Rating
- Products Containing HMB
- Claim Ratings
Overall Effectiveness Rating
The overall effectiveness rating for hmb is 2 out of 3. This rating means the evidence is mixed on the supplement's ability to deliver positive results. While some of the research supports its use, other evidence does not. Using this supplement may lead to positive results. Note, this effectiveness rating is for hmb as a whole; there are also individual ratings for the claims below.
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Research Rating for HMB
There are 18 studies in the database on hmb; the research 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 research rating is for hmb as a whole; there are also individual ratings for the claims below.
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Products Containing HMB
|Products Names||Amount of HMB|
|Full list of all 38 products containing HMB.|
The overall ratings above are an average of the individual claim ratings below. Individual claims may have higher or lower ratings compared to the supplement's overall rating. For example, some supplements may have excellent backing for one claim, but be completely useless for another. Click on a claim below for more information.
|Body Composition (weight, muscle, body fat) Claims||Effectiveness Rating||Research Rating|
|decrease body fat||increase muscle mass|
|Protein Synthesis Claims||Effectiveness Rating||Research Rating|
|decrease protein breakdown||increase protein synthesis|
|Performance Claims||Effectiveness Rating||Research Rating|
|improve cardiovascular endurance||improve high-intensity interval training (HIIT) performance||increase strength|
|Hormone Function Claims||Effectiveness Rating||Research Rating|
|decrease cortisol levels||increase levels of growth hormone||increase testosterone|
|Recovery Claims||Effectiveness Rating||Research Rating|
|improve recovery||reduce muscle damage||reduce muscle soreness|
The Supplement Database includes 17 studies on hmb dosing. These studies indicate an effective dose ranges from 1.5 to 3.42 grams per day, the average dose being 3.05 grams per day. For a more detailed dosing analysis visit: Supplement Dosing for HMB.