Effects of beta-hydroxy-beta-methylbutyrate on muscle damage after a prolonged run.

@article{Knitter2000EffectsOB,
  title={Effects of beta-hydroxy-beta-methylbutyrate on muscle damage after a prolonged run.},
  author={A E Knitter and L. Panton and John A. Rathmacher and A W Petersen and Rick L. Sharp},
  journal={Journal of applied physiology},
  year={2000},
  volume={89 4},
  pages={1340-4}
}
This study examined the effects of supplemental beta-hydroxy-beta-methylbutyrate (HMB) on muscle damage as a result of intense endurance exercise. Subjects (n = 13) were paired according to their 2-mile run times and past running experience. Each pair was randomly assigned a treatment of either HMB (3 g/day) or a placebo. After 6 wk of daily training and supplementation, all subjects participated in a prolonged run (20-km course). Creatine phosphokinase and lactate dehydrogenase (LDH… CONTINUE READING