Aging Gracefully with Creatine – InVite Health Podcast, Episode 391
InViteⓇ Health Podcast, Episode hosted by Amanda Williams, MPH
One of the hallmark indications for aging is muscle mass loss. When we think of age-related muscle mass loss, we oftentimes think about sarcopenia and what we can be doing to offset sarcopenia. We want to maintain our muscles as we get older and we also want to support the underlying skeleton. I want to talk about a key amino acid that many people turn to when it comes to maintaining lean muscle mass and building strength.†
What creatine does for the body
Athletes and people who work out will frequently turn to creatine as part of their supplementation routine. But there are other benefits that go along with creatine besides that of just the support for the muscles.†
One of the main ways that we look at our muscles as we start to get older is if we start to lose muscle mass. This is the coined term of sarcopenia. We now realize that creatine can do a very lovely job at trying to fend that off. It has this potential to counteract sarcopenia and that muscle atrophy that occurs throughout the aging process. One of the ways that it is actually doing this is through cellular energy production and helping to support the muscle cells.†
We can also look at creatine as being a very important amino acid for so many other areas within the body, including the cardiovascular system. We have recognized that those who supplement with creatine actually have better lipid profiles. When you look at your total cholesterol, for example, research has been able to show that the creatine itself actually impacts the triglycerides in particular. If someone has elevated triglycerides, which is a circulating fat in the blood, taking creatine can be very helpful.†
We’ve also seen in clinical studies that with higher creatine intake, that results in lower homocysteine levels. Homocysteine is a direct indicator for vascular inflammation, which is certainly something that we always want to be able to avoid.†
Making sure you get this amino acid
Creatine can be found naturally in meat and fish, but you can also get it through supplementation. You can check out our Creatine Monohydrate Powder formulation. It is a really good formulation for anyone who has concerns with aging gracefully.†
In this episode, Amanda Williams, MPH explains the important benefits that creatine can offer the body. She discusses various issues that people face as they age and how this amino acid can help combat them.†
- What is creatine and where is it found?
- The impact of this amino acid on respiratory health
- Studies on creatine
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