In the quest for weight loss, cracking the code on the perfect combination of nutrition, exercise, and supplementation is difficult for even experts to master. Luckily, adding Nirvana Super™ beverages, infused with HMB (Beta-Hydroxy Beta-Methylbutyrate), is a no brainer because it ensures you maintain lean muscle mass and improve muscle recovery, both crucial for metabolic health and weight management.
In a recent phenomenon people have been turning to trending Glucagon-like peptide 1 (GLP-1) and prescription drugs such as Ozempic (a type 2 Diabetes drug) for rapid weight loss. However, according to sources, medical experts say these drugs may have serious side effects. Recent findings, including a CBS news report and CNN Business story, have shown the potential for dangerous muscle wasting caused by these medications. Muscle wasting, characterized by the loss of muscle mass, strength, and function, can have detrimental effects on the body and metabolic health.
Luckily, there is a natural supplement, HMB (Beta-hydroxy Beta-methylbutyrate), that has been studied for 30+ years and can mitigate the muscle wasting side effects of these GLP-1 medications and help users maintain lean muscle mass while reaching their optimal weight.
HMB: The Muscle Guardian
HMB (Beta-Hydroxy Beta-Methylbutyrate) stands as the ultimate solution to preserve muscle mass, strength, and function while achieving your weight loss goals. According to Naji Abumrad, MD, FACS, world-renowned scientist and Professor of Surgery at Vanderbilt University,
“I have found that HMB is extremely important in not only enhancing muscle mass and function, but also in decreasing the amount of fat. This is extremely important for all age groups.”
In fact, HMB is known as the “muscle guardian” and has been used by doctors for over 30 years to stop muscle atrophy and optimize patients’ outcomes from cancer, trauma, and disease.
Here are more of the ways HMB helps maintain muscle function:
- Reducing Muscle Protein Breakdown: HMB has been shown to decrease the breakdown of muscle proteins, especially during times of increased stress on the muscles, such as during intense exercise or calorie restriction. By inhibiting muscle protein breakdown, HMB helps prevent muscle damage and degradation.
- Stimulating Muscle Protein Synthesis: HMB also promotes muscle protein synthesis, the process by which the body builds new muscle proteins. This helps in repairing and rebuilding muscle tissue that may be damaged during exercise or other physical activities.
- Decreasing Muscle Inflammation: HMB has anti-inflammatory properties that can help reduce muscle inflammation and soreness after exercise. By minimizing inflammation, HMB supports faster recovery and allows for more frequent and intense workouts, leading to improved muscle function.
- Boosting Muscle Energy Production: HMB has been found to enhance energy production within muscle cells. It helps improve the utilization of energy substrates, such as fats and carbohydrates, which provides the muscles with the fuel they need to function optimally during exercise and daily activities.
- Preserving Lean Muscle Mass: As HMB helps preserve muscle protein and stimulates muscle protein synthesis, it aids in maintaining lean muscle mass, even during periods of weight loss or calorie restriction. This is important because losing lean muscle mass can negatively impact muscle function and overall physical performance.
Lean muscle mass is crucial with any weight management plan. Embrace the muscle-preserving magic of HMB with Nirvana Super™’s innovative HMB-infused beverages (Nirvana Super™ Waters, Seltzers, and Shots) for optimal results.