An article featured in Nutraceuticals World, discusses the importance of musculoskeletal health for overall well-being and mobility throughout life.
What is Musculoskeletal Health?
Musculoskeletal health refers to the health and well-being of the body’s musculoskeletal system, which includes the bones, muscles, tendons, ligaments, and other connective tissues. Musculoskeletal health is important for overall physical function and mobility, as well as the ability to engage in daily activities and exercise.
The Importance of Musculoskeletal Health
Muscles, bones, and joints work together to support the body’s structure and movement, and neglecting one element can have implications for the others. Age, physical inactivity, and poor nutrition are factors that can lead to musculoskeletal disorders.
Healthy aging is about how different parts of the body work together, so focusing on bone, joints, or muscle alone in product formulations is not enough. Mobility is defined by five key interconnected healthy aging needs, including bone and joint health, muscle health and strength, balance and agility, flexibility, and energy. The convergence of bone/joint concerns and muscle health needs has led to the positioning of some ingredients as “mobility solutions.”
Powering Muscle Health
One of these vital systems is our muscle health. Muscle health is critical to aging well. People start losing muscle mass as early as their 30s, which accelerates every decade thereafter, leading to a 35-40% loss of muscle mass and 20-40% loss of strength by age 80.
“This is where supplements addressing muscle health have an important role,” states Larry Kolb, president of TSI Group. “Consumers shouldn’t wait until they are in their sixties to address the declines they experience in muscle mass, strength, function, and overall mobility.”
TSI Group offers a solution, the clinically proven ingredient myHMB®. myHMB®, scientifically known as beta-hydroxy beta-methylbutyrate (HMB), is the most effective nutritional solutions to increase, preserve and support healthy muscle function. MyHMB® works through its unique dual mechanism of action where it increases protein synthesis while also decreasing protein degradation, allowing consumers to maintain muscle, build strength, and recover faster.
Recent research shows that combining myHMB® with Vitamin D can improve muscle function in older adults and muscle quality in middle-aged women, even in the absence of exercise.
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