β-hydroxy β-methylbutyrate is a metabolite of the essential amino acid leucine and is synthesized in the human body being part in protein synthesis.
- HMB β-hydroxy β-methylbutyrate
- Each capsule contains 500 mg of HMB
It is found on small quantities in grapefruit, alfalfa, and catfish. The human body produces about 0.2-0.4 grams per day. Standard doses in research studies have been 1.5 to 3.0 grams per day, usually divided into two doses.