"Carrot Cure" Builds Muscles of STEEL
There’s a lot of maintenance involved with “aging gracefully.”
If you’re not careful, time can take a toll on your eyesight, hearing, and even your dental health. And with each passing year, you must guard your heart, brain, and joints against damage.
But most of us overlook one CRITICAL aspect of healthy aging. And that’s maintaining healthy, strong muscles.
Your muscles are at the core of everything you do. And when you lose muscle mass, EVERYTHING gets harder, from fixing meals to getting out to socialize.
Eventually, frailty can steal away your independence.
But it gets worse. Multiple studies show that losing too much muscle can shave years off your life.
But maintaining your muscle mass will help you live LONGER and BETTER. And researchers have uncovered a powerful “no sweat” tool that can help folks do just that.
The traditional Japanese herbal medicine “Ninjin’yoeito” is commonly given to Japanese seniors or folks who have lost muscle mass after illness or surgery.
The carrot-based formula contains the following herbs: Rehmannia root, Japanese Angelica root, Atractylodes rhizome, Poria sclerotium, Ginseng, Cinnamon bark, Peony root, Citrus Unshiu peel, Polygala root, Astragalus root, Schisandra fruit, and Glycyrrhiza.
I like to call it the “carrot cure.”
Many diseases can strike us as we age, causing our muscles to waste away. Some of the biggest culprits are cancer, arthritis, and COPD. But any illness that keeps you from moving can cause your muscles to weaken.
But scientists say the “carrot cure” could help us fight back. In one study published in the journal Frontiers in Nutrition, 808 seniors over 65 taking Ninjin’yoeito were tracked.
Researchers reported that the number of folks needing nursing care after 24 weeks significantly decreased compared to baseline, with improvements seen in…
- activities of daily living
- motor function
- oral function
And in a group of 537 patients, physicians reported that the Ninjin’yoeito was “effective” or “moderately effective” in over 90 percent of cases.
In a second study, researchers exposed mice to cigarette smoke to give them COPD. They found that the mice that were given the “carrot cure” MAINTAINED their skeletal muscles despite the disease!
The scientists reported that Ninjin’yoeito enhances PGC-1α expression in skeletal muscle – a key enzyme in muscle maintenance and building.
Ninjin’yoeito isn’t widely available yet here in the United States. But with glowing reports like these, I imagine it will become easier to find in the near future.
In the meantime, there are other steps you can take to build and maintain your muscles as you age. And you can start with LITERAL steps… as exercise is by far the most effective way to boost and hold onto muscle mass.
But good nutrition is vital too. Making sure you have enough of these five nutrients in your diet will ensure your body has what it needs to maintain and grow muscles.
- Magnesium helps build muscles, promotes muscle relaxation, and prevents cramping.
- Iron helps bring oxygen to your muscles. This is vital because, without oxygen, your muscles can’t function properly. Do not take iron if you’re post-menopausal or male unless you have a blood test proving you’re low and a thumbs up from your doctor. Iron-rich foods include red meat, pork, poultry, seafood, dark leafy greens, peas, and beans.
- Vitamin D is necessary for immune function and to strengthen your bones. But it’s also vital for muscle health because it helps build testosterone, a critical hormone for muscle growth and maintenance in both men and women.
- Protein is absolutely essential to building and repairing muscles. Seniors often fall short in their protein needs. You can supplement with whey protein if you don’t get enough through your regular diet.
- Vitamin B 12 it’s also essential for oxygen delivery to muscles. B-12-rich foods include meat fish, like, cheese, and eggs.
P.S. Get the best tips on how to add – rather than lose – muscle as you age. Click here for my best suggestions.
“Safety and Effectiveness of Ninjin’yoeito: A Utilization Study in Elderly Patients,” Front. Nutr., 19 February 2019, Sec. Clinical Nutrition, https://doi.org/10.3389/fnut.2019.0001
Written By Dr. Scott Olson, ND
Nearly 25 years ago, failed mainstream medical treatments left Dr. Olson in constant pain – and his health in ruins. And that’s when he did something REVOLUTIONARY. He began his career in medicine – and dedicated his life to uncovering the true, underlying causes of disease.
Through his innovative medical practices in Tennessee and Colorado, Dr. Olson has helped cure countless seniors from across America of arthritis… heart disease… diabetes… and even cancer. All without risky prescription drugs or painful surgeries.
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