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AMP #32 - Steve Nissen Podcast Interview: HMB Inventor!

Welcome to Interview #32 in the Awesome Muscles Podcast Interview Series. Today, your host, Daniel Gastelu, talks with Dr. Steve Nissen, Professor of Nutrition. Find out how his career led to the creation of HMB (Beta-Hydroxy Beta-Methylbutyrate)!

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Welcome to Interview #32 in the Awesome Muscles Podcast Interview Series. Today, your host, Daniel Gastelu, talks with Dr. Steve Nissan, cofounder of MTI and developer of the sports supplement ingredient HMB (β-Hydroxy β-Methylbutyrate).

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Today Dan speaks with Dr. Steve Nissen, Ph.D., Professor of Nutrition and cofounder of MTI, the company that researched and developed the ingredient HMB (β-hydroxy β-methylbutyrate) for use in sports nutrition products and other human nutrition uses involving building and maintaining muscle mass.

In this interview, Dr. Nissen discusses his career researching protein synthesis and breakdown, and the research process that led to the development of HMB products. Dr. Nissen reviews highlights of his research starting with his efforts researching Leucine and how this research led him to HMB, and the slow, lengthy process of research and development.

Steve Nissen, Ph.D.
Steve Nissen, Ph.D.

He reviews the key human research studies about HMB and strength training, and doubling the muscle building effects, and the effective dosage range for using HMB. Dr. Nissen also discusses taking HMB with other supplements, in particular the added/synergistic muscle building benefits of using HMB with Creatine.

Then Dr. Nissen talks about his most recent research efforts about using HMB for other types of athletes, such as for improving endurance athletic performance, and about how HMB is now being used by in medical applications for preserving muscle mass during the aging process.

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