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Muscle Loss and Aging

Sarcopenia is the term for the loss of muscle that occurs as we age. If left unchecked, this progressive muscle loss leads to mobility limitations, muscle weakness and increased risk of injury.

A study published by the Journal of Nutrition suggests that the amino acid Leucine can help us make the best use of the protein we take in.

older muscle is still able to respond to amino acids, mainly the essential and BCAAs, which have been shown to acutely stimulate muscle protein synthesis in older individuals.

Try to monitor the amount of protein you get each day to make sure you’re getting enough. Some even supplement their daily intake with BCAAs to ensure their levels complement their level of physical activity.