At Nirvana, a veteran doctor and a team of researchers in the field of metabolic systems, teamed up with food scientists and flavorists from the healthier-for-you consumer beverage space to bring to market innovative, science-backed, and enjoyable beverages. Learn about the doctor who brought HMB, a revolutionary muscle wellness supplement, and more to market.

our doctor


Naji Abumrad, MD, FACS, is a world renowned scientist and expert on systemic muscle inflammation and muscle wasting. A Professor of Surgery at the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Dr. Abumrad serves as the Chairman of Nirvana’s Scientific Advisory Board providing expert scientific review and guidance on the development of Nirvana’s infused spring water products.

Dr. Abumrad also leads Metabolic Technologies LLC, a research driven company focused on the development of credible, safe, and effective nutritional ingredients, such as the myHMB® line of HMB (β-hydroxy β-methylbutyrate) muscle health products.


My scientific research has found that just 2 to 3 grams of HMB a day can reverse muscle loss and improve muscle wellness.





Because HMB supports faster recovery after physical exertion, it is not surprising that pro and amateur athletes have been attracted to HMB as a supplement to maintain muscle integrity, stop muscle degradation after workouts and recover faster.

With Nirvana's unique MyHMB® Clear formulation, these athletes can now hydrate AND feel the benefits of HMB all day. Learn more about our athlete ambassadors.