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Hydroxymethylbutyrate (Hmb)

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How does Hydroxymethylbutyrate (hmb) work?

HMB might promote muscle growth. It seems to reduce the destructive breakdown of muscle in people with AIDS.

Are there safety concerns?

HMB is POSSIBLY SAFE for most people when taken by mouth, short-term. Doses of 3 grams per day or less for up to 8 weeks seem to be safe.

Special Precautions & Warnings:

Pregnancy and breast-feeding: There is not enough reliable information about the safety of taking HMB if you are pregnant or breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.

Dosing considerations for Hydroxymethylbutyrate (hmb).

The following doses have been studied in scientific research:

BY MOUTH:
  • For treatment of weight loss, weakness, and diarrhea related to AIDS (AIDS-related wasting): 3 grams HMB in combination with 14 grams each of arginine and glutamine in two divided doses daily.

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