Hydroxymethylbutyrate (Hmb)

What other names is Hydroxymethylbutyrate (hmb) known by?

Beta-hydroxy-beta-methylbutyrate, B-Hydroxy B-Methylbutyrate Monohydreate, Beta-Hydroxy-Beta-Methylbutyric Acid, Calcium B-Hydroxy B-Methylbutyrate Monohydrate, Calcium HMB, Hidroximetilbutirato, HMB de Calcium, Hydroxyméthylbutyrate, Hydroxymethyl Butyrate, Hydroxyméthyl Butyrate.

What is Hydroxymethylbutyrate (hmb)?

HMB is a byproduct of the chemical (amino acid) leucine. People use HMB to make medicine.

Possibly Effective for...

  • Increasing body weight and muscle in people with AIDS.

Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...

  • Heart and blood vessel disease (cardiovascular disease), muscle building, lowering blood pressure, and lowering high cholesterol.

Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database rates effectiveness based on scientific evidence according to the following scale: Effective, Likely Effective, Possibly Effective, Possibly Ineffective, Likely Ineffective, and Insufficient Evidence to Rate (detailed description of each of the ratings).


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