HMB for Muscle Health in Animals

Maintaining Muscle Health with Age

As both humans and animals age, loss of muscle mass translates to reduced strength and mobility issues. As a result, maintaining muscle health is critical to the long-term health and well-being of both humans and our animal companions. Since animals reach physiological maturity, and middle and late age more quickly in terms of years than we do, it is important that they receive the proper nutrition and exercise much earlier in life. TSI Group has developed myHMB as a scientifically proven solution for age-related muscle loss.

β-Hydroxy β-methylbutyrate

β-Hydroxy β-methylbutyrate, also called HMB, is the answer for decreasing age-related muscle loss.

The amount of muscle mass in the body (human or animal) is the sum of protein synthesis minus the sum of protein degradation.  Scientists call this Nitrogen balance and when synthesis exceeds degradation the body builds muscle and lean mass. Muscle mass is the sum of muscle protein breakdown and muscle protein synthesis. HMB simultaneously decreases muscle protein breakdown and increases muscle protein synthesis. 

Clinical Evidence

HMB has proven to be one of the most clinically validated nutritional ingredients for muscle health in humans and much of this can translate directly to animals. Because myHMB helps protein work better through both synthesis and degradation, myHMB provides a variety of tangible muscle health benefits. HMB promotes healthy aging by increasing muscle mass, function, and strength.

One 12-week study showed that HMB had enhanced both muscle strength and muscle function. Compared with those who had taken a placebo, participants given HMB experienced an increase in handgrip strength by 5% and a 15% increase in knee extensor and flexor strength.

Another 12-week study demonstrated similar improvements to functional mobility in the HMB supplemented group. HMB improved “Get-Up & Go Time” by 17% after just 12 weeks of taking the supplement. This is a testament to HMB’s positive impact on the day-to-day lives of older adults.

HMB also works retroactively to improve muscle recovery after stressful exercise and other conditions affecting muscle health. These improvements lead to better strength and in turn mobility. Evidence-based research supports these findings in not only humans as well as some studies in animals.

A canine study with sled dogs participating in the annual Alaskan Iditerod race showed reduced indicators of muscle damage with HMB supplementation. This was demonstrated by the reduction of the muscle enzyme creatine phosphokinase (CK) and lactate dehydrogenase (LDH).

Similarly, myHMB supplementation in horses demonstrated that myHMB improves indicators of endurance through:

  • Faster conditioning
  • Improved performance
  • Increased indicators of aerobic metabolism

Driven by a commitment to innovative nutritional solutions, TSI Group developed myHMB, making these benefits accessible to every consumer and their pet. MyHMB is the premier solution for any person or animal companion looking to improve their overall muscle health.

The Best Solution for Muscle Loss

TSI Group has harnessed the evidence-backed benefits of HMB in the creation of myHMB. With a trusted history of quality and supply, and backed by safety, toxicity, and efficacy studies, TSI Group developed the best manufacturing solutions for HMB on the market. This development arises from the commitment to put consumer health above all else by providing the highest quality supplements available on the market.