HMB FREE ACID SU­PER-CHARGES MUS­CLE RE­COV­ERY

Australian Natural Bodz - - Supplement Central -

If you follow Amer­i­can body­build­ing boards and sup­ple­ment man­u­fac­tur­ers’ web­sites you’ll know that a new form of HMB is about to con­quer the mar­ket. The HMB found in most sup­ple­ments is at­tached to cal­cium; the new form is free. HMB Free Acid is the name it goes by. Ac­cord­ing to a study that will be pub­lished soon in the Bri­tish Jour­nal of Nu­tri­tion, the ef­fect of HMB Free Acid is no­tice­able after just two days. If you want to know more about the ad­van­tages of HMB Free Acid, then we strongly rec­om­mend you read patent US20120053240, which John Rath­macher and his col­leagues at Meta­bolic Tech­nolo­gies filed in 2010. It’s the re­sult of re­search done by the in­ven­tors of HMB in their search for an im­proved ver­sion of the con­ven­tional HMB sup­ple­ments. Many sports sci­en­tists have main­tained a scep­ti­cal view of HMB for years. There may have been many stud­ies demon­strat­ing the ef­fec­tive­ness of HMB, but nearly all of them were car­ried out by man­u­fac­tur­ers. This sit­u­a­tion has now changed. The sports sci­en­tists have re­vised their opin­ion, and it’s of­fi­cial. [J Int Soc Sports Nutr. 2013 Feb 2;10(1):6.] That makes HMB Free Acid even more in­ter­est­ing. One of the stud­ies com­pares the ef­fect of a dose of HMB Free Acid on the con­cen­tra­tion of HMB in the blood with the ef­fect of a sim­i­lar dose of cal­cium HMB. HMB Free Acid proved to be more ef­fi­cient than its cal­cium cousin. After in­gest­ing HMB Free Acid in gel form [FALW] and in cap­sule form [FASW] there was less HMB in the urine of test sub­jects than when they took cal­cium HMB [CaHMB]. It seems that the body not only ab­sorbs HMB in free form bet­ter, but also uses it more ef­fi­ciently. In the study that will soon be pub­lished in the Bri­tish Jour­nal of Nu­tri­tion, first au­thor Ja­cob and Wilson and his col­leagues gave 11 well-trained strength ath­letes 3 g HMB Free Acid a day. The ath­letes took one 1 g dose with their lunch, another with their evening meal, and one more 30 min­utes be­fore a heavy work­out, ear­lier in the day. A con­trol group of 9 ath­letes were given a placebo. When the re­searchers mea­sured the con­cen­tra­tion of the en­zyme crea­tine ki­nase in the ath­letes’ blood 48 hours after their work­out, they ob­served that the con­cen­tra­tion was lower in the ath­letes that had been given HMB Free Acid the last two days. That means that they had less mus­cle dam­age. The re­searchers also asked the ath­letes about their re­cov­ery [per­ceived re­cov­ery sta­tus]. The ath­letes in the HMB Free Acid group felt ready to do a new work­out ear­lier than the ath­letes in the placebo group. Ref­er­ence: Br J Nutr. 2013 Jan 3:1-7.

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