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Inside Scoop: What is MyoeDge™ HMB?

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If you have muscle on your mind, you need the inside scoop on this patented, clinically studied ingredient. 

What is MyoeDge™? 

MyoeDge™ is the powerful combination of HMB (ß-hydroxy-ß-methylbutyrate) and Vitamin D3. These nutrients have been shown to work synergistically to promote muscle health, improve lean muscle mass gains, and increase muscle function.

If you’ve never heard of HMB, you’ve at least probably experienced its benefits during an intense workout. HMB is a metabolite of the amino acid, leucine (an amino known for its ability to enhance protein synthesis, thus promoting muscle growth). 

How is HMB relevant to a workout?

More specifically, why should you care about HMB when you have leucine?

Whether you’re crushing weights or engaging in high-intensity exercise, when your goal is to build and maintain muscle, HMB can help.

While parent leucine helps promote protein synthesis, HMB helps preserve the lean muscle mass you already have, which is good news if your goal is to enhance performance output without sacrificing precious muscle mass.

The Findings 

In one study, subjects who were weight training while supplementing with HMB saw a total increase in strength gains by 41% with a net increase of 1.4%/week.[1]

In another study, subjects who were participating in a prolonged run saw improved recovery due to decreased muscle tissue damage from the activity. The HMB group had a lower CPK response (an indicator of muscle-cell membrane damage) compared with the placebo group when measured over the 4 days following the prolonged run.[2] 

The Verdict

If you’re an elite competitor or advanced gym-goer who wants to improve performance either through progressive training or high-intensity endurance activities without diminishing your returns and sacrificing precious muscle mass, MyoeDge should be in your supplement arsenal.

Check out Alpha Amino Ultimate which packs a clinical dose of MyoeDge along with 13 amino acids and 5g of BCAAs at a 2:1:1 ratio. 

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1. Nissen and Sharp (2003) Effect of dietary supplements on lean mass and strength gains with resistance exercise: a meta-analysis. J. Appl. Physiol. 94:651-659. 

2. Knitter et al. (2000) Effects of beta-hydroxy-beta-methylbutyrate on muscle damage after a prolonged runJ Appl Physiol (1985). 2000 Oct;89(4):1340-4.

Date March 27, 2018
Category Nutrition