A new clinical study published confirmed HMB’s impact on age-related muscle loss.

Aging is inevitable, and with aging comes muscle loss.  Muscle mass peaks around age 30, after which we normally start to lose muscle.   And muscle loss continues to accelerate the older we get.  This continual and extreme loss of muscle and strength is a condition known as sarcopenia.  Sacropenia has been recognized as a major health concern.

“Muscle reserves naturally decline with age. Being proactive is much better than being reactive. The earlier we can intervene, the better.” says Shawn Baier, the VP of business development at TSI Group.

A recent study published shows hope that we can combat this condition.


Study Published in the Journal of Nutrition, Health & Aging

A 12-week randomized; double-blind, placebo-controlled study was performed on adults over 60 years old with sarcopenia.  The aim of the study was to see the impact of HMB intervention on muscle strength, physical performance, body composition, and inflammatory factors in older adults with sarcopenia.

During the study the researchers analyzed hand grip strength, gait speed, five-time chair stand test, body composition and inflammatory indicators. The study showed that HMB significantly enhanced the effect of resistance training on muscle strength, physical performance, muscle quality, and even reduced inflammatory markers.

“HMB, in conjunction with other nutrients, has been shown to have an effect on muscle wasting,” states Shawn. “From TSI Group’s perspective, this is another confirmatory study that takes it one step further by demonstrating HMB’s impact on a sarcopenic population, instead of simply hypothesizing about it.”

To read more about the study, visit Nutrition Insight for an article discussing it.


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