What is Blonyx HMB+ Creatine®?
HMB+ Creatine® is a simple, powdered sports supplement for CrossFitters that improves performance in, and adaptation to, strength based training. It has just two ingredients: HMB and Creatine Monohydrate. Competitive athletes should take two scoops twice a day with food or drink.
What is HMB?
Our bodies naturally use about 1/2 a teaspoon of HMB a day to help protect and repair muscle cells. We normally get this HMB from eating paleo based foods like alfalfa, grapefruit and catfish. We can also make it in limited amounts from the amino acid Leucine found in dietary protein.
Competitive CrossFit athlete muscle cells are subjected to more frequent stress through constantly varied training. Research has show that supplementing the diet with HMB reduces muscle cell damage after such stress. It also slows muscle protein breakdown and speeds production during recovery and adaptation. This leads to better subsequent training sessions and quicker performance improvements.
HMB is one of the most well researched supplements available and has been shown to be both safe and to work.
What is Creatine Monohydrate?
Our bodies require Creatine to store energy as phosphocreatine (PCr) in the muscles. This is then used for high power, explosive movements as performed in sprinting or olympic lifting. We normally get Creatine from eating meat.
Supplementing the diet with high grade Creatine Monohydrate has been shown in numerous research studies to enhance strength based training performance. This is thought to be through increasing the PCr energy available to the muscle. This research also shows that Creatine can increase muscle mass and weight, thought to be through increasing muscle water.
Who should take HMB+ Creatine?
HMB+ Creatine is for people who are training to increase strength. This may be a competitive CrossFit athlete who wants to improve their strength attribute, someone who is working to improve PRs or a general athlete wanting to simply become stronger.