Shaklee Distributor in Dallas discusses protein and muscle loss.

Shaklee Distributor in Dallas discusses protein and muscle loss.

Protein has power
It’s imperative for the growth, maintenance and repair of all body tissues. It’s also essential for making enzymes – catalysts to all life processes, and hormones -important chemical messengers that circulate through your bloodstream and target specific cells, where they generate a wide range of biological responses. It also helps your body maintain electrolyte balance and fluid levels, provides a source of energy, and helps your body fight off disease. These are the powers of protein!
These powers are made possible by consuming adequate amounts of dietary protein from a variety of lean meats, fish, and poultry, as well as soy and milk, which supply the body with amino acids, the basic building blocks from which the body can make its own body proteins.

Age-Related Muscle Loss: After about age 40, most adults lose anywhere between 0.5% and 1% of their skeletal muscle mass each year. This gradual loss may go unnoticed because it might be masked by an increase in body fat that happens at this time. However, this chronic muscle loss, known as sarcopenia, is estimated to affect about 30% of people over age 60 and may affect more than 50% of those over age 80. Insufficient protein intake can contribute to  muscle loss and research findings suggest that protein intakes modestly above the present recommended dietary allowance of 0.8 grams per kilogram of body weight will enhance muscle mass in adults who regularly perform resistance exercise.

Protein intake in older adults also appears to have a more beneficial effect when consumed within an hour or so of resistance exercise. Emerging research also suggests that protein may minimize sarcopenia. Findings in older adults suggest that increasing leucine, an amino acid in protein, intake may help restore the protein synthesis response to
protein-containing meals, which has been shown to diminish with age.

Protein intake is difficult because we are often avoiding proteins because of the high fat content in many protein sources.  One way to get more protein into your diet is to use a high quality protein supplement.  But beware of the market-there are many brands out there and they are not all they are cracked up to be.  One brand that uses only non-genetically modified protein sources.  That brand is Shaklee.  Try their energizing soy protein or their meal replacement protein Cinch.  You won’t be disappointed.

Dallas Health Helpers is a Shaklee Distributor in Dallas.  We are dedicated to the health and well-being of all and we advocate the use of safe alternatives.  One should avoid use of drugs and drastic programs that can cause problems now and in the future.  For more information go to our web site at or call 214 770 9596.  Be well, Stay well.