Research By Year


The effect of beta-hydroxy beta-methylbutyrate on muscular strength and body composition in collegiate football players.

This study was a double-blind, randomized crossover study in 35 training collegiate football players. This study was performed with highly trained athletes undergoing an intense training program.  Although this study failed to show significant differences, HMB-supplemented subjects showed improved body composition and a decrease in body fat.

Effect of dietary supplements on lean mass and strength gains with resistance exercise: a meta-analysis.

This meta-analysis of dietary supplements used to improve body composition and strength with resistance-exercise training shows that few supplements used as ergogenic aids have two or more peer-reviewed studies.  Only HMB and creatine have been shown to significantly improve body composition and increase strength gains with exercise.