HMB is a metabolite of Leucine, which mediates the effects of leucine. We’ll get to what that all means in the next section. HMB stands for Hydroxy Methylbutyrate and is popularly used among athletes, especially bodybuilders. Essentially, HMB can prevent the breakdown of muscle protein, as demonstrated in many clinical trials.
It’s important to note that the effects of HMB are primarily to prevent muscle atrophy, rather than to enhance muscle growth. Although, in a long term strength-building routine, there are usually times of micro-atrophy such as the days between exercising certain body parts, which the HMB can help mitigate.
How Does HMB Affect Penis Enlargement?
Most sources indicate that HMB may improve power output and body composition, but the effects have been rather mild or even disputable as a result of inconclusive studies.
Several studies have looked at possible effects on testosterone levels (1), growth hormone, recovery rates, non-muscle body tissues, circulation and more, all of which indicate no benefits of HMB.
Reduced Body Fat and Leaner Appearance
It may be a stretch, but one common factor in regards to the appearance of penis size is body fat composition. Right around the base of the penis features commonly distributed fat deposits which may cover up more of the penis than desired, giving it the appearance of a shorter length. And unfortunately, the penis itself does not store any fat! WHY?!?!
With that said, for individuals being hindered by weight issues (particularly older men), HMB might be a good supplement to use for weight management purposes, particularly during a regular exercise regimen.
Do We Recommend Taking HMB?
For penis enlargement, HMB is not likely to have any positive effects, but it may improve some general health goals. If you’re just looking to optimize your penis enlargement routine, then don’t bother with this substance and instead check out some others that definitely make an impact. For all other inquiries related to general men’s health and fitness… Sure, give B-Hydroxy B-Methylbutyrate a try!
3 grams (1 gram, 3 times per day) – Of the studies that showed positive effects of HMB, the optimal efficacy amount was right around 3 grams, study containing 6 grams or more or less did not show any additional benefits.
Natural Sources of HMB
Although “beta Hydroxy beta Methylbutyrate” is found naturally in some foods, it’s usually a very insignificant amount and would still require additional supplementation to achieve the 3 gram recommended dosage.
- Citrus fruits (grapefruit)