Research By Focus

Muscle Health Basics

Nestle-EpiGen joint sarcopenia study: Mitochondria dysfunction in muscles a key cause of sarcopenia

A new study conducted found that mitochondria bioenergetics dysfunction is key in the development of sarcopenia and that the condition could be managed by improving mitochondria function.

Maintain Your Muscle

For all stages of life, maintaining muscle mass and muscle function is vital for your quality of life.  Research is showing that building muscle can do more than just make you stronger, it can improve the way your body processes food to help prevent diabetes, lower the risk of cardiovascular disease and other chronic diseases, and even improve mental health.

Fortification need? Vitamin D deficiency linked to poor muscle function in older adults

Research has shown that low vitamin D levels in adults aged 60 years and over are linked to impaired muscle strength and performance.

6 Ways Building Muscle Will Improve Your Life

There are numerous benefits to building muscle to improve your overall health and wellness.

The underappreciated role of muscle in health and disease

A review on muscle metabolism and the importance of optimizing muscle mass, strength, and metabolic function, especially as we age, to help prevent disease and improve health.

The Basics: Build Muscle for Better Health

Research has shown that strength training/muscle-building exercise is important for improving balance, reducing falls as we age, improving blood-sugar control, and improvements in sleep and mental health.

Mitochondria, Muscle Health, and Exercise with Advancing Age

Muscle health is dependent on the optimal function of its mitochondria. Reduced physical activity along with aging causes declines in mitochondrial function. Exercise is an important strategy to stimulate mitochondrial function to help aging individuals improve muscle function and quality of life.

Rebuilding Muscle Mass: Protein and HMB

Our muscles need protein to provide the nutrients necessary to rebuild, but research has also shown that the nutritional supplement HMB can aid in this process.

Midlife muscle maintenance: the nutritional secret to building muscle in your 40s and beyond

Healthy muscles are key to allow us to move freely throughout our busy lives. Protein supports growth and repair of muscle for both athletes and non-athletes at different stages in life.

6 Habits That Are Making You Lose Muscle, Not Fat

When attempting to lose body fat, many people actually lose muscle mass. There are many theories to burn fat while minimizing muscle loss.

Vitamin D – Why It’s Essential For Muscle Health!

Research has shown that Vitamin D is a vital nutrient for neuromuscular function, immune and bone health.

Healthy Muscles Matter

The human has more than 600 muscles in the body. These muscles allow you to move, lift objects, pump blood through your body, and even contribute to your breathing. Healthy muscles are important for allowing you to move freely, keep your body strong, and prevent injuries.

Muscle loss in old age linked to fewer nerve signals

Researchers believe that the loss of muscle mass as we age is due to the loss of nerves. The muscles need to receive a signal from the nervous system to tell them to contract to allow your body to move.

Effects of Nutrition & Exercise on Muscle & Bone Health

Proper nutrition and exercise play a key role in keeping your bones and muscles healthy.

How to build muscle as age tears it down

The loss of muscle mass (sarcopenia) is a leading contributor to frailty and loss of independence associated with aging. Regardless of age or fitness level a study showed that muscle loss and loss of strength can be slowed considerably and even in some cases reversed.

Are Your Genes to Blame for Losing Muscle as You Age?

Every person has different genetic components that can affect muscle function and how that factors into muscle gain and loss for each individual. When genetics are mixed with poor lifestyle choices it can cause you to lose muscle mass at a faster rate. It is important to prevent muscle loss so that aging doesn’t hinder your activities in life.