What are amino acids? Why do I need them?
Amino acids are the basic building blocks of our body. Every cell in the human body contains amino acids and they are necessary for maintaining each and every cell and the storage of muscle, <let’s lead with the main point of interest> water and fat.
Enprocal is a food supplement rich in whey protein, high in calcium, vitamin D and many other vitamins and minerals. These are nutrients that are closely linked to the protection of bone integrity (reduced risk of osteoporosis) and avoidance of muscle wasting (sarcopenia).
How is this relevant to me?
Sarcopenia is a muscle-loss condition that generally begins to emerge in one’s 40’s. Left unchecked, it progresses and is most pronounced a few decades later. Protein intake is essential in avoiding this condition.
Sarcopenia is a naturally occurring health condition that causes loss of muscle mass as we age. Beginning in our 40’s, sarcopenia results in the progressive loss of between 1% and 2% of our muscle mass and strength each year. Left unchecked, the loss of muscle mass can result in frailty and restricted independence. Sarcopenia is generally attributed to a few risk factors: being over 40 years of age, living a sedentary lifestyle, and malnutrition.
Why whey? The benefits of whey are not restricted to just improving lean muscle, it also assists immune function to help your body fight off disease.
Did you know that as we age, the composition of our body changes, resulting in a loss of muscle mass and an increased level of body fat? Many scientific studies now suggest protein intake should actually increase as we age. This additional intake, and moderate resistance exercise, is an excellent first defence against loss of muscle mass.
Sarcopenia may seem scary, but the condition can be managed with increased protein intake together with moderate exercise. Learn everything you need to know about sarcopenia and how it can be reduced or managed to ensure you stay healthy and strong.
As we age, it is more important than ever to make sure we have a sufficient amount of protein in our diet.