HMB + Creatine (240 grams)
HMB is important in muscle health. It is stored in the muscles and used to build, maintain and repair muscle cells.
Creatine is stored in the muscle and acts as a very rapid, but limited source of energy for very high intensity muscle contractions.
The body makes HMB by breaking down the amino acid leucine found in the protein we eat. Only about 5% of leucine is turned into HMB.
The HMB made by the body is topped up with HMB found in food. Some foods, like alfalfa, fish and grapefruit, contain higher amounts of HMB.
The body makes creatine in the liver, kidneys, and the pancreas by breaking down the amino acids glycine and arginine found in dietary protein.
We top up this creatine with that found in the food we eat. Red meat as well as certain fish, like herring, are high in creatine.
Research shows that taking 3-5g/day of creatine increases strength and muscle mass in training athletes. (19)
Creatine adds body water weight. This can be good for strength athletes, but can inhibit athletes working on body weight movements, speed or endurance. (20)
HMB is thought to work by slowing muscle protein breakdown and speeding protein production in muscle. This has a protective effect, reducing exercise induced damage, and also speeds recovery and adaptation. (18)
Creatine is thought to work by increasing the body's store of Creatine-Phosphate (CR-P). CR-P provides energy rapidly when doing high intensity explosive movements such as a clean, a snatch or a sprint start. (21)
HMB+ CREATINE IS FOR:
Weight lifters not currently cutting weight
CrossFit affiliate athletes who want to increase strength
Sports athletes who want to increase power
Athletes who want to increase muscle mass