With scientific advances and a plethora of knowledge, people are living longer. This means maintaining mobility and physical independence as we age is more important now than ever.
The article Maximum mobility: Ingredients aimed at active nutrition in tNatural Products Insider magazine addresses this issue and what we can do to help.
According to a United Nations report, by 2030, one-sixth of the population will be over the age of 60. With people living longer, maintaining quality of life for as long as possible is important. Luckily, we have science on our side and innovative ingredients to help.
Mitigating Muscle Loss
Our muscle mass peaks by the age of 30. We naturally start to lose muscle mass and will approximately lost 3-8% each decade. Staying on top of your nutrition and exercise can help combat muscle loss, but sometimes even this is not enough.
“As people age, their ability to synthesize protein diminishes, while the rate of protein breakdown increases. When combined with Vitamin D3, beta-hydroxy beta-methylbutyrate (HMB) has been found to minimize/ protein breakdown, even without exercise.” States Shawn Baier, VP of Business Development at TSI Group Ltd. “If you can mitigate that increased rate of protein breakdown we see in age, and increase the synthesis [of protein], the net gain allows us to improve muscle as we age.
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