Hydroxymethylbutyrate/ hmb

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hi could taking HMB help with muscle loss due to taking Statins.question,or take the aches in calves and legs away .i can't find anything on google that tells me about statin recovery from taking HMB ,  

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    I think the reason you cant find anything relating to using HMB following statin side effects is that it's primarily considered a supplement for athletes/body builders to assist them in reducing muscle damage from over training.  Similar to Leucine.  There isnt much in the way of clinical trials and those there are tend to be in conjunction with extreme sports diets etc., and not very reliable.  Might be worth researching whether there are any nasty side effects or health risks from taking HMB and if not, you can make a decision on the simple basis of 'it might be worth a try'.  From what I've read online it does seem that a low dose is sufficient and that taking higher doses are just a waste.  Thus it probably wouldnt be high cost to give a try if you decided to do so.

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    I assume you have stopped the statins. I'd no idea what HMB was until I read this however I have the same problem of muscle loss and took CQ10 for several years. No idea whether it helped at all but never had aches and pains, just no muscles! 

    Hope that helps

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    Hi Anthony - I suffered multiple negative effects from statins (Lipitor). It 's 3 years since I ditched them and I am only just reaching my pre-statin gorgeousness. I found a simple mens multi-vitamin made quite a difference to combat the criminal damage the "health" system did. I hope this helps.

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    Hi new one now  ,  leucine,valine,isoleucine, bodybuilders 2.1.1. tablets could these help with muscle damage ?.
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