From the time we enter this world until somewhere in our late twenties to early thirties, our muscles grow larger and stronger. Then, without warning, we begin to slowly lose muscle mass and function.
Like it or not, age-related muscle loss and decreasing ability to function at peak performance happens to everyone.
Physically inactive people can lose as much as 3% to 5% of their muscle mass for every ten years past the age of 40. Even physically active people can still experience at least some level of muscle loss.
Symptoms of age-related muscle loss can include weakness and loss of stamina – which can combine to have a negative effect on physical activity, which can reduce muscle strength even more, which … well, you get the not-so-pretty picture.
If you’re exhausted just learning about this phenomenon, we have good news.
Muscles, meet myHMB®
Just because muscle mass can be lost, it doesn’t have to disappear forever. A healthy lifestyle which includes regular exercise and a nutritious diet can be highly effective in promoting healthy aging and maintained muscle mass, strength and mobility.
Along with this lifestyle, growing numbers of active, physically independent older adults are discovering the many benefits of including myHMB® into their daily health routine. MyHMB is a dietary supplement that increases the amount of HMB in our bodies. Derived from the essential amino-acid leucine, our bodies only convert a paltry 5% of leucine that we consume into HMB and can’t create or synthesize additional amounts.
This is important to understand because, among other things, adequate HMB helps to improve muscle health by boosting muscle protein synthesis and helping to prevent muscle protein breakdown. In other words, your body is better equipped to build and maintain muscle mass at any age.
Put More Shine in Your Golden Years
Officially, muscle-related benefits that can be enhanced by myHMB® include:
- Lean Muscle Retention
- Improved Post-Exercise, -Injury or -Illness Muscle Recovery
- Improved Mobility
- Improved Strength and Stability
- Retained Physical Independence.
Unofficially, benefits of including myHMB® in your daily health routine can include:
- More impressive tennis ball throws with your dog
- Quicker recovery from grandkid piggy back rides
- Fewer mulligans on the back nine
- Longer gardening sessions and more!