HMB (Beta-hydroxy beta-methylbutyrate) is a metabolite of the branch chain amino acid Leucine.
As an amino acid this can be beneficial in the growth and maintenance of muscle mass.
This can be used by athletes or regular gym goers to help optimise recovery and training goals.
As a dietary supplement we recommend consuming 1g, 3 times daily evenly spread throughout the day for the best results.
Add just over half of an MP small scoop (1g) to your preferred amount of water or fruit juice and consume immediately.
1 x level MP Plastic Scoop (small) weighs 1.8g.
This product is 100% HMB with nothing added or taken away.
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From a performance point of view, I would wholehaeartedly recommend HMB to anybody. I'm a long distance triathlete and regularly train 20+ hours per week. I have been taking 1g of HMB three times per day for almost a month. Since using HMB I have noticed some reduction in DOMS compared to before, and I have seen an improvement in my measured aerobic threshold that is unusually large for the type of training that I've been doing at this time of the year. The only negative is the flavour. Wow it tastes bad! I was originally taking it in 200-300ml of water with some Robinsons blackcurrant, and it was making me gag. I've since switched to taking it with semi skimmed milk and this has been much better. If you can get past the taste then this is a really great product.
This tastes HORRIBLE. But it will increase your strength as well as overal muscle mass. beware that you will retain a bit of water if you take it so keep your water intake up
I have never made complaints regarding taste. But this taste is ABSOLUTELY HORRIBLE. Haven't used it for too long - so I can't say if HMB really works for me at this stage, but again the taste is awful - I was near to throw up every time I took it.
Got to say this is the worst tasting supplement I've ever ingested, thought BCAA's powder was bad till I had this! It is effective though so will continue to take.
I've just received my 500g. bag of it and after workout I had my 1st tasty shake. I thought that it will be plastic scoop in the bag but i couldn't find one or do I need to get one other wise I can't measure exactly a gram?
This supplement is something that will be a steady in my supplement stack forever. Not for the taste. The taste i horrible! But it works! 2 weeks in and i stopped getting doms. Stopped completely. So far i've suffered badly from doms, even after the smallest of workouts. But once it's in my system it just stops. One of my favorite products.Goes Well With:Anything you can get down fast
Massive benefits from taking this supplement. Suffered a lot from DOMS beforehand. Been taking this for 1 month now, a lot less DOMS post workout. Have also noticed that my strength is increasing faster than beforehand. Possibly due to less catabolism whilst training a 3 day split (limited recovery). Would recommend.
Pretty good product, but to be honest, the taste is terrible. I'm not a choosey guy, but if I compare this to the unflavored BCAA, than BCAA tastes much better. Goes Well With:Any flavoured products
Already had decent gains after 2 weeks of using it. Gonna double my usage and see what results I getGoes Well With:Amino acids & whey protein
Started taking it along with BCAAs a week ago after 12 weeks of cutting. I stalled for 2 weeks and when I started taking it along with BCAAs and my weight started dropping again. I don't know if it's because of the HMB and BCAA, but there is some good research on it that proves that it may help when cutting.Goes Well With:BCAAs
Great product, best gains too.
I've been using this product for a couple of weeks now and I have definitely noticed a big improvement with DOMS. Usually after a heavy leg session, I could barely walk for two days. Since taking this supplement 3 times a day, the DOMS are all but gone. There's still a "Good Ache" a few days after but nothing like the pain I used to get. It could be that I'm getting used to the heavy training, but I suspect the HMB is doing its magic.Goes Well With:Fruit Juice
Excellent product and excellent delivery!
My regime (exercise and calorie intake) has pretty much stayed the same over the last month apart from using this supplement (3times per day as instructed), and I'd say I've noticed more muscle and less fat on me. I'm a hard gainer and this has impressed me so far.Goes Well With:instant oats, unflavored whey and creatine mono
Brilliant and worthy product, especially for the price. Even when mixed with water alone I'd still say it's very close to tasteless, however when mixed with juice it's not tasteless at all. It mixes very well in a shaker. I haven't been using it quite long enough yet to comment on effectiveness yet but all in all, it's a great product!Goes Well With:Water/juice/whey!
My protein shakes that I take during the Day consist of just one scoop of protein with 50/50 milk and water. However pre/mid/post workout shakes I mix them with all kinds of stuff. I mix this with a mid and post workout shake. It is a very fine dust is the only issue, just be aware.
I use this product first thing in the morning with my pre workout ,once I finish my workout, and at night time (with casein). As I have only just started using it it is too early to see results although I have noticed a slight decrease in my bodyfatGoes Well With:beta alaine, glutamine, creatine & water fruit juice
Brilliant supplement! I've been taking it for 2 weeks and have been able to add 10kg to my bench and 5kg to a shoulder press. Very impressed. Would recommend for those looking to build strength.
After taking this product for 2 weeks I do feel a lot fuller and pumped up, which is a great feeling. The one downside is that the taste is horrendous, but if you take it with a fruit juice it's not that bad. Would definitely recommend trying it.
- Taste is the worst I have ever had but you get used to it. Just stand by the sink the first time you try it - I warned you. - Only way to mix it in is to put in the shaker and go nuts. - Early days yet, but can help when taken pre and post workout. As well as morning and night. - Fairly well priced supplement but not an essential one. Goes Well With: Glutamine.
I just got my order today. I'm going to try 10g a day and I'll let you know the outcome. One thing I can say for sure is it smells strange.
"Ok got my 250g pack today and just want to post my quick pre-review of my first impressesions. Smell / Taste is not the best the only way to describe it is ""Feet"" haha you'll see when you open yours. Its an ultra fine power to watch out when you open your pack it will go everywhere! Will post a review in few weeks on the acutal restuls :)"
"Been taking this for 2 weeks now. Havent really had any gains from it. I take this along with protein and carbs. Then zinc & mag at night. Havent gained anything in the way of strength. Also a recent study shows that hmb can lower protein metabolism in the body. Therefore reducing lean gains. From trying this stuff out im starting to think that may be true. Anyway, i love the products by myprotein."
"this stuff is cool, the taste is no way ass bad as some acids iv had so for me its easy to take with water but if you not had anything like this just stick it in with you whey drink and its fine"
"Tastes awful but it works if you know how and when to take it. Best taken as a small shot with fruit juice and necked quickly. I read about this for many years and most reviews are negative. I read that for it to be effective you need to be taking at least 10g per day or not bother, which means buy the 500g pack. I have noticed a big increase in size buy taking 10 grams around 8pm. I train in the gym everyday around 3 - 4:30pm. It is claimed it is only anti catabolic so I was expecting similar results to Micelar casein however I have noticed a big increase in size, endurance, decrease in bodyfat but not any strength gains yet. I have been taking for 2 weeks. it is suggested to ideally take 5 grams 3 times per day so 15grams in total for optimum results. So morning afternoon and evening."
"i have used it and i can say that this product is a great product, a miracle i say. i have previously worked out my muscle and have ended up resting for a week minimum because they hurt a lot. I take 2.5-3 grams of hmb 3 times a day in my shake and they work great to improve recovery. For best results take it with your pre-workout shake and in your bedtime shake which should be made from casein."
"I like this stuff. It has increased my strength by around 7% over a 2 month period. Don't expect miracles, some reviews talk of massive increases in strength and size! Maybe - but I think not. If your brand new to training then maybe this would explain such gains as your strength increases rapidly from a new start before leveling out. HMB would be the top of the tree in all stores and on all websites if it was providing 20% increase's in strength! plus every pro athlete on earth would be taking it - in fact, it would already be a banned substance. Back to reality - It is however in my top 3 - It will give you modest gains if used correctly. As with all my powders I just eat this stuff straight from the bag and swig it down with some juice - its the harshest tasting popular supplement there is so it really taints any drink you put it into - just get it down ya! "
"I Totally agree with Andrew, This is my first review and this product do work!! I have taken this every day with Isolated whey protein and have notice big result in terms of Strength and have gained 1stone in mass. I train 5 times a week with 2 days with CV work...and have gained approx 15% in strength and fast recovery!!! Prior to My protein i was using Maxi-muscle cyclone and didn't notice much result (guess they only use small amount of hmb)!"
"You know when you read those 'reviews' the ones that say things like *miracle product* *you won't believe the gains* and one of the best I've read *stamina in the gym...and the bedroom*....you end up buying the product and 'hope' it makes a difference. Well...this does. I have changed nothing. my routine, my diet,protien/carbs intake, my life....nothing. But I have used this supplement for a month. Each and every week of that month my bench press has increased. I'm lifting 10kg more for 5-6 reps than I was a month ago. After no change for over 4 months. My chest is fuller. My deltoids have a nice tear drop shape like I've never seen before. It can only be the HMB. Pleeeease buy this product. Its as close to a miracle product as you'll get....But you'll still have to work hard ;)"
"Good product, does what it says."
"Ok, so if you're looking for something that mixes well and tastes good...then this isn't your thing..HOWEVER, if you want something that will cut down recovery time, improve well-being (when training intensively) and boost gains...take it. Make sure to have it in small doses administered periodically throughout the day though"
I buy the 500g bag and it lasts for ages - brilliant value compared to what other companies knock this stuff out for - it's not cheap to produce. Brilliant again by MP. For all you taste freaks out there this tastes rank - stick in your shake and it cures that.
"I have been using this for several months, and i have recently tried a 3-4 week period off. I noticed a HUGE increase in recovery time, especially after heavy sessions. One of the best supplements around."
I have been combining this with protien as well as Creatine EE HCL. I have noticed a massive difference in the gym (and in front of the mirror!) lol.
"Been using this with MP creatine.good gains and strength. Ok taste mixes well. GREAT price, another GREAT product from MP. Go buy some"
"I've now been taking this product for 7 weeks ,it arrived 3 days after ordering it. I've been taking it alongside creatine monohydrate and while I was sticking to my diet i started getting ripped within 4-7 days noticeable difference,but the last 3 weeks over christmas i've stayed the same because i've ate like c*ap. But my strength has improved a lot over the full 7 weeks but thats probably due to the monohydrate. I recommend it but only if your going to eat sensibly."
it wont replace hard work and a good diet but it will reduce recovery time and breakdown a bit. As a review of MP - excellent the product in it's most basic form at the most competitive price with the least sci fi bullsh1t - well done. Taste - come on - any medicine that works has to taste bad.
"I'm a first time buyer on this site & ordered this and creatine on Sat 5th Sept 09 and it came on Tues 8th Sept so good shipping(i went for the cheapest to see how long it would take) will let you all know how it goes and everyone says the HMB has bad taste, It's not bad to be honest you can hardly taste anything and creatine is taste free good good!!"
you get used to the taste and this is dead cheap compared to what ther companies knock this out for - good stuff
"OK, This stuff tastes vial no way around that. If you can keep it down mixed with water you are a better man than me. I have found that mixing it in with a protein shake works well. Mixing with grape or orange juice also works but you still get the after tatse in your mouth. Just tried the berry blast that is designed for this and it works wonders. A worthy investment unless you like gagging. Lasts for ever and well worth the money"
Have been taking this product for a few weeks now and am pleased with the results. My recovery times are great and i have more lean muscle. Seems to have improved my anaerobic endurance. The only problem is the taste
"I've been using it for a while and it seems to last me forever! Fast recovery and very little DOMS, as well as retained mass when cutting are some of the benefits I have experienced. \n\nI do wish the packaging was a little better though, mine came with some powder sealed in the top section which spilt out when I opened it."
"i brought it as a friend said it's great during a 'cut' as i always tend to lose mass aswell as fat, so i tried it, and it dramatically lowered/stopped breakdown, and i seen some strength gains when i used it when in a 'bulk' phase as well! just ordered more!"
Been taking it three times each day for a couple of weeks and cannot really tell if it is doing anything yet. Tastes OK when mixed with either Impact Whey or Bedtime. The one thing I have noticed is that my fingernails appear to be growing quicker...\nIt is pretty cheap so I will continue taking it for a couple of months to see what happens.
"I have been using MP HMB for a few weeks now and along with CEE, whey and BCAA's, I am making damn good progress! I don’t understand why so many people are moaning like little girls about the taste? Just spoon a bit in your mouth and wash it back with some quality H2O. Simple! It really annoys me when people moan about the taste when MP products are so reasonably price and are of extremely good quality! They are supplements designed to enhance your performance...not appease your taste buds! I will rant no more! Good stuff and I am reaping the rewards. Thanks MP"
"Got some the other day with great service from MP. It smells like White Gloss paint which is pretty weird but doesn't taste too bad (definately not as bad as Creatine Ethyl Ester). You need to give it a good stir to get it to mix though. Only been on the stuff for a couple of days so cant comment on the effects just yet. However, after researching the product I would say it is definately worth trying it out."