Regular consumption of HMB can assist in slowing protein breakdown and improving protein synthesis. In athletes who engage in intense weight and resistance training, research suggests that HMB may have several health benefits which include lean muscle gains, increased strength output, quicker recovery and an overall improved response to training. It also counteracts the muscle breakdown process because it stimulates protein synthesis via the mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR) pathway.
Research also suggests that HMB may enhance muscle strength in previously untrained individuals when used in combination with an intense resistance training program. It may also help to prevent muscle wasting (sarcopenia) in elderly adults when combined with exercise.
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