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Wellknown BulkWell HMB 90caps

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Medicinal Ingredients (per dose unit):
HMB (3-Hydroxy-3-methylbutyric acid, Calcium-beta-hydroxy beta-methyl butyrate monohydrate) ……………………..1000 Mg

Non-Medicinal Ingredients: Magnesium stearate

Barcode: 629281002505

NPN 80073529 (Natural and Non-prescription Health Products) 

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HMB might promote muscle growth. It seems to reduce the destructive breakdown of muscle

HMB (short for β-Hydroxy β-Methylbutyrate) is a metabolite of the amino acid leucine that, along with KIC (α keto-isocaproate) and isovaleryl-CoA, mediate the effects of leucine. Approximately 5% of dietary leucine is oxidized into HMB, and HMB appears to be the main metabolite of leucine that more effectively prevents the breakdown of muscle protein.

HMB, currently, appears to be a pretty interesting supplement for the purpose of reducing muscle wasting during periods where muscle atrophy is accelerated and should theoretically work in athletes on a calorie restricted diet but is not fully established for this role yet (which is a notable issue, since glutamine has a large dichotomy between clinical and healthy populations).

How to Take HMB

Recommended dosage, active amounts, other details

Supplementation of HMB tends to be in the dosage range of 1-3g daily for the purpose of reducing muscle mass losses over time (anti-catabolic). As HMB is said to be 20-fold more potent than leucine for this purpose, it is seen as equivalent to 20-60g of leucine supplementation.

For the purpose of muscle protein synthesis, HMB and leucine are fairly equivalent if not the latter (leucine) being more potent on a gram basis. HMB is not advised for inducing muscle protein synthesis since leucine is likely more effective as well as cheaper.

Supplementation of HMB prior to an exercise session would require the usage of an HMB free acid rather than a calcium salt, and the above dosage range still holds. For this specific purpose, HMB is to be taken 30-45 minutes before a workout.

Uses:

(Effective= 10/10) (Can be Effective 9/10) (Insufficient Evidence 8/10)

Age related muscle loss. Most research shows that taking HMB can slightly decrease the loss of muscle associated with aging (9/10)

High cholesterol. Early research suggests that HMB can lower cholesterol (8/10)

High blood pressure. Early research suggests that HMB can lower blood pressure (8/10)

Muscle strength. Most research shows that HMB helps increase muscle a little in people who are just beginning to train but not in well-trained athletes (8/10)

Disease-related weight loss (cachexia) (8/10)

Foot ulcers from diabetes (8/10)

Skin rash from radiation therapy for cancer (8/10)

Diseases of the heart and blood vessels (cardiovascular disease) (8/10)

 

Side effects:

HMB is POSSIBLY SAFE for most people when taken by mouth, short-term. Doses of 3 grams per day or less for up to one year 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.

 

OTHER NAME(S): 

Beta-hydroxy-beta-methylbutyrate, B-Hydroxy B-Methylbutyrate Monohydreate, Beta-Hydroxy-Beta-Methylbutyric Acid, Calcium B-Hydroxy B-Methylbutyrate Monohydrate, Calcium HMB, Hidroximetilbutirato, HMB, HMB de Calcium, Hydroxyméthylbutyrate, Hydroxymethyl Butyrate, Hydroxyméthyl Butyrate.<br/><br/> source: webmd & examine.com  

 

Brand

WellKnown Formulas

Wellnown Formulas is a Canadian corporation that has been registered in the Beautiful British Columbia since 2009. It’s well known as a manufacturer and exporter of Natural health Products (NHPs). Although the most of products are manufactured in BC, the company outsources some products that need high tech production facilities. WKC has ownership of IP including over 50 product licenses issued by Health Canada and over 100 private labels. WKC’s value chain includes production, packing, labeling, shipping and marketing NHP. Wellknown Formulas is a well known company with a valuable business network out of Canada that provides a good opportunity for us to scale and be able to compete with other brands inside Canada. Products are distributed in Canada, and many other countries through Strategic Alliances. A key strength of WKC is the reliable market outside of Canada, and this allows our small, frugal and enthusiastic company to be successful. Given this strong export market, economies of scale can be realized, thus, supporting our business inside Canada by reducing our costs and price. Due to our strong business networks outside of Canada, the main marketing strategy is designed to build up a large market outside of Canada while our strategic alliances secure our money there. And then the company will be strong enough to compete on all branded products inside Canada.