Equivalent Hypertrophy and Strength Gains in β-Hydroxy-β-Methylbutyrate- or Leucine-supplemented Men


This is a FANTASTIC article on the intake of proteins an hypertrophy!

Ingestion of proteins with high leucine content during resistance training (RT) can augment hypertrophy. Some data suggest that a leucine metabolite, β-hydroxy, β-methylbutyrate (HMB), is substantially more anabolically efficacious than leucine.

Purpose We aimed to test whether supplementation with HMB versus leucine, added to whey protein, would result in differential muscle hypertrophy and strength gains in young men performing RT.

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1; Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise: January 2019 – Volume 51 – Issue 1 – p 65–74
doi: 10.1249/MSS.0000000000001752 – APPLIED SCIENCES
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