Can HMB Help the Elderly Stay Healthy?

One of our greatest health challenges as we age is maintaining muscle mass and functionality in order to retain our mobility as long as possible. That’s why strength training and proper diet may be even more important for the elderly and why there is tremendous interest in finding compounds that might help older trainees build muscle. One supplement that holds potential on that front is β-hydroxy-β-methylbutyrate, or HMB. HMB is a metabolite of the branched-chain amino acid leucine, which has been shown help enhance protein synthesis AND reduce proteolysis, or…

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