HMB & Creatine Synergy
HMB & CREATINE SYNERGY from Sponser® is a high-performance supplement for ambitious athletes. The powdered dietary supplement contains HMB, creatine and ribose and delivers study-proven dosages. HMB & CREATINE SYNERGY combines the advantages of increased speed and anaerobic performance with improved recovery.
Ingredients & Effect
Creatine increases explosive power production during short-term, high-intensity exercise. Creatine is primarily used as energy substrate in anaerobic and alactic disciplines, for example in athletics (sprint, throwing disciplines), swimming or rowing, as well as in martial arts, muscle and strength building. Besides a direct effect on improved performance in competition, this permits of course also more intensive training and thus indirectly promotes future competition performance.
HMB (abbreviation for β-hydroxy-β-methylbutyrate) is a metabolic product of the amino acid L-leucine and thus fulfils a similar function in the anti-catabolic metabolism (muscle maintenance). Muscle maintenance plays a decisive role, especially after sports-related injuries and concomitant bed rest. In contrast to protein, however, HMB is not considered anabolic in function.
Due to their different mechanisms of action, creatine and HMB complement each other ideally in a synergistic way, both in terms of performance enhancement in the anaerobic performance range and in terms of promoting recovery, as has been shown in recent studies.
In a recent study (Fernández-Landa, 2020a) elite rowers completed a lactate level test on the rowing ergometer. After 10 weeks of taking creatine, HMB, creatine+HMB or placebo, it was shown that the combined intake of creatine and HMB resulted in an additional synergistic performance improvement not only compared to placebo, but also compared to the two single supplement groups (at anaerobic threshold, lactate 4 mmol/L and 8 mmol/L).
In addition to these performance parameters, both an increased testosterone and lower cortisol levels could be demonstrated in the supplemented athletes. This confirms the expected positive effects of creatine and HMB on recovery. It is interesting, however, that also with regard to these parameters the two supplements complemented each other synergistically (Fernández-Landa, 2020b)
To round off, HMB & CREATINE SYNERGY also contains ribose and calcium. Ribose is a so-called structural sugar and has its function e.g. in the structure of our RNA and DNA, but also in the formation and storage of ATP. ATP, as an energy carrier, is in turn closely linked to the function and effect of creatine. Finally, calcium also contributes to the normal function of the muscles and energy metabolism.