3 Ingredients to Support Health & Performance

At SupplySide East experts discuss what ingredients they believe people should be supplementing with to support sports performance and overall health.

Todd Runestad, Natural Products Insider content director spoke with Douglas S. Kalman, Ph.D., clinical associate professor at Nova Southeastern University in Florida to gain his expert insight on the top three ingredients that are effective in the sports nutrition arena. According to Kalman, his top 3 ingredients were Hobamine, HMB, and Creatine.  Here is a little insight on why he chose these 3 ingredients.


Our lives are filled of stress and high-intensity exercise also induces stress on the body.  This creates what’s called reactive oxygen species in the body that can cause damage to cells, and this can limit performance. 

Hobamine is the patented ingredient scientifically known as 2-hydroxybenzylamine or 2-HOBA.  Hobamine (2-HOBA) works uniquely by acting specifically against reactive oxygen species responsible for oxidative damage without blocking the processes needed for cell function. This is an advanced approach to reducing the impact of oxidative stress.  And therefore, can mitigate damage done from exercise to help enhance performance by extending it or allowing a higher output capacity.


“Another ingredient that I think is under appreciated for its ability to have positive impact on health is an older ingredient HMB”, states Kalman.


HMB, scientifically known as beta-hydroxy beta-methylbutyrate, has been around for more than 30 years.  This tried-and-true ingredient helps to reduce delayed-onset muscle soreness (DOMS) by reducing muscle protein breakdown and increasing muscle protein synthesis.  This allows consumers to recover faster allowing them to train more often and see results quicker.



Creatine is another ingredient that has been well-researched and widely used among athletes for quite a few years.  Creatine helps to increase ATP production in the body to reduce muscle fatigue and fuel performance, but new data on Creatine is showing that it may also have cognitive benefits.


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