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Ways to slow age-related muscle loss


Did you know age-related muscle loss starts when you turn 30? Whether we like it or not, muscle starts to deteriorate with age. This age-related muscle loss is known as sarcopenia. Sarcopenia springs from many factors, including inactivity, inadequate protein intake and increased levels of regulatory protein myostatin, which regulates muscle growth. Clinical studies have shown that high levels of myostatin can lead to reduced muscle mass. Sarcopenia impacts overall health as well. Age-related muscle loss can limit the ability to perform everyday activities and increases the risk of developing type 2 diabetes and obesity as well as cardiovascular, neurological and orthopedic diseases. However, there are steps to take to help mitigate the effects of sarcopenia.

• Exercise: Moderate physical activity, plus resistance training, may help promote muscle growth and reduce the impact of sarcopenia.

• Eat right: Adequate protein intake is an important part of a healthy diet, especially with age, to help maintain muscle health.

• Nutritional supplements: Muscle Health products feature the revolutionary bionutritional supplement Fortetropin, described on MYOS Corps website as “the only safe and naturally occurring myostatin inhibitor available with clinically demonstrated positive effect on both muscle thickness and lean body mass compared to placebo.”

MYOS Muscle Health nutrition products are formulated to help protect and preserve lean, healthy muscle tissue. The product line includes bars, powders and meal-replacement shakes designed to be used daily to supplement a sensible workout regimen, or simply as part of a regular, healthy diet to help promote muscle health and lean body mass. The products contain a 6.6 gram serving of Fortetropin along with 20 grams of protein.

In clinical trials, Fortetropin, the active ingredient in Muscle Health products, was associated with a reduction in myostatin levels, as well as an increase in lean body mass and muscle thickness. Dr. Buzz Aldrin, astronaut and member of the company’s board of directors, uses the products daily. “I am pleased that Muscle Health is tailored to the aging population as well as athletes and the fitness community,” noted Aldrin, a former intercollegiate athlete and pole vaulter, in a company press release. “MYOS is doing important, groundbreaking work in muscle health, and I rely on Muscle Health products to help me maintain my lean muscle. They taste great and I’ve seen tremendous results,” he said.

You can learn more about Muscle Health by visitingwww.remusclehealth.com

Sighted by the Central Washington Senior Times

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