Slowed down by soreness and muscle fatigue? Try HMB.

A healthy, active lifestyle combines regular exercise and good nutrition to improve physical, mental, and social well-being. A healthy lifestyle leaves you feeling positive, energetic, and confident. It’s an approachable, sustainable way of life, where fitness goals can vary drastically but have a shared focus on wellness.

Yoga. Hiking. Mountain biking. Distance running. Triathlons. No matter the form or intensity of the activity, muscle soreness, slow recovery, and fatigue can make it harder to enjoy these activities and stay healthy long-term. How to reduce muscle soreness? With proven muscle health solutions from myHMB.

With myHMB people looking to lead healthy, well-rounded lifestyles can experience greater endurance and it’s the best for recovery. This means adventure seekers can do more, more often — and stay on track with their health and fitness goals.


  • Health & Wellness Coach and Fit Mom Jada Kelly
    Jada Kelly
    Fit Mom & Wellness Coach

    “With work and kids, I try to be as efficient as possible. When I train, myHMB helps me do this! Every minute I have is NOT going to waste because myHMB is helping with muscle retention and recovery. I’ve found myHMB helps me be the strong, vibrant, mom and woman I want to be.”

  • Fitness Model & CPA Philita Wheeler doing bicep curls
    Philita Scholz
    CPA & CGMA

    “While transitioning from a hardcore athlete to business owner, myHMB helped me recover from the gym and long days at a desk. Now I can more easily maintain muscle mass! During my competition days, myHMB was my secret weapon. Now it's my secret weapon for longevity in my business ventures!”

  • Martial Artist Jennifer Dietrick
    Jennifer Dietrick
    Health & Fitness Coach

    “I’ve been using myHMB since 2010 and I’m convinced it enhances my overall health. MyHMB keeps me feeling healthy and strong, and I believe it helps me recover faster from injuries. My health is the most important aspect of my life, which demonstrates my high opinion of myHMB.”

HMB Shorten's Muscle Recovery Time Following a Marathon Run

HMB is shown to benefit anyone involved in strenuous activity by minimizing muscle damage, which improves recovery after a workout.

Studies have shown that HMB minimizes muscle damage during hard exercise by minimizing protein breakdown. Less muscle protein breakdown means improved muscle cell stability and less membrane damage. This reduction in muscle cell damage (leakage) has been measured by a reduction of muscle damage markers such as creatine phosphokinase (CPK) in the bloodstream. From the serious athlete to the conscientious fitness enthusiast, HMB can help preserve healthy muscle and shorten recovery time between rigorous activities.


Nissen et al., 1996; Knitter et al., 2000

HMB Increases Strength When Combined with Exercise

Strength gains are maximized with the use of HMB. A meta-analysis of resistance-exercise training studies shows that HMB supplementation results in increased strength gain. The studies showed increases for trained and untrained, young and elderly, and men and women. While the magnitude of the effect varies with training intensity and population studied, the overall effect was clear — HMB significantly increases strength gains when supplemented during resistance exercise training.

Nissen & Sharp, 2003

HMB Improves Body Composition During and After Calorie-Restricted Diets

Calorie restriction to reduce total body weight can result in an unwanted loss of muscle mass. But supplementing with HMB has been shown to prevent the loss of muscle mass during a calorie-restricted diet. Using an animal model to simulate the effects of caloric restriction, a study compared caloric restriction alone in combination with training or training plus HMB. HMB prevented the loss of muscle mass and lessened the loss of grip strength with caloric restriction.

Park et al., 2013

HMB Improves Endurance Capacity

Studies show that HMB improves aerobic performance in average, everyday athletes. HMB is shown to increase maximal oxygen consumption (VO2max) and improve the respiratory compensation point (RCP). It appears that HMB may reduce metabolic acidosis, and the research also shows that it helps athletes tolerate high-intensity activity over a long period of time. Additional research shows that it lengthens the time to the onset of blood lactate accumulation (OBLA), resulting in positive effects on endurance performance.

Lamboley et al., 2007; Vukovich and Dreifort, 2001

HMB Decreases Body Fat

Studies have shown that supplementing with HMB, combined with exercise such as resistance training, can help active adults lose body fat and gain lean muscle. In a 12-week study, participants supplementing with HMB during strength training lost 210% more body fat compared to placebo-supplemented participants. They not only lost more body fat, but they also saw lean muscle gains 250% greater than lean mass gains for those on placebo.

Wilson et al., 2014

How It Works

MyHMB helps those leading active lifestyles to:

Male riding bike while female runner follows

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