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Supplements for building muscle after 40 and reversing sarcopenia

Muscle mass decreases approximately 3–8% per decade starting as early as age 30, but more typically in our 40s. The rate of decline is even higher after the age of 60. [1].

This involuntary muscle loss is called sarcopenia. The good news is that it can be reversed with good nutrition and resistance exercise.

A decrease in muscle mass is also accompanied by a progressive increase in fat mass and consequently changes in body composition, and is associated with an increased incidence of insulin resistance in the elderly.

Furthermore, bone density decreases, joint stiffness increases, and there is a small reduction in stature (kyphosis). All these changes have probable implications for several conditions, including type 2 diabetes, obesity, heart disease, and osteoporosis. [2[

Protein malnutrition and a sedentary lifestyle lacking in muscle use are the key factors contributing to sarcopenia.

muscle mass loss with age graph

Part of the breakdown that is experienced in old age is often related to poor nutrition. Some of the elderly can’t afford a high-nutrition diet, and some simply don’t know what good nutrition looks like—they don’t eat well or don’t supplement correctly. Breakfast might be a bowl of Corn Flakes with a cup of coffee and that meal doesn’t provide strength or fuel for the body. This lack of nutrition leads to the body becoming weak, and the person becomes symptomatic.

Elderly people have slower metabolisms, digestive ability and weaker appetites, meaning there's a greater need to pay attention to the quality of the calories being consumed.  

Correctly selected nutrition and resistance training can prevent and often also reverse sarcopenia and the cascade of disease that follows.

Protein synthesis with Perfect Amino is fast, and there can be an immediate systematic difference. For example, elderly people who had lost strength and couldn’t get up from a chair without difficulty were given ten grams of Perfect Amino. After about fourty-five minutes, and they were able to stand more easily.