As our bodies age, they begin to lose nutrients that are important for strength, memory and more. That’s why Jerry Hickey, Ph. has created a morning health concoction packed with nutrients to help the aging body function properly.
As we age, our muscles can begin to lose strength, leading to issues such as frailty syndrome. HMB is a powerful nutrient that has been shown for its ability to support muscle mass in people as they age, as well as in athletes.
InViteⓇ Health Podcast, Episode hosted by Jerry Hickey, Ph.
The importance of HMB
A study published in the journal BMC Geriatrics looked at people 70 years of age or older who were living in nursing homes. The researchers said that exercise and HMB supplementation are separately effective in improving the strength and the health of older people, so they wanted to see if the effects were even better if these two factors were combined. The subjects of the test were 104 frail, older adults who were developing frailty syndrome. The study lasted for 24 weeks. The researchers found that when people who were frail were put through a guided exercise program, it could really mean something.†
A meta-analysis of clinical trials also looked at the impacts of HMB. They found that HMB alone or HMB with exercise helps to bolster muscle mass in older people with a variety of clinical conditions. They said that there was strong evidence that this supplement can help support muscle strength and muscle mass.†
Additional methods of helping with muscle loss
If you took 100 products used in the gym, only a handful of them actually work for supporting muscle health and muscle building. HMB is one of these, as well as creatine monohydrate and whey protein.†
There are also non-gym related supplements that may help people facing muscle loss. This includes Vitamin D, calcium and fish oils. Drinking green tea and eating green, leafy vegetables can also help. We also know that ubiquinol, the active form of coenzyme Q10, can help.†
In this episode, Jerry Hickey, Ph. continues his discussion on muscle loss. He focuses on the important role HMB plays in muscle health and also delves into the importance of stretching.†
- Research on supplementing with HMB
- How these nutrients work together in the body
- Why stretching is important for muscle health
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