Produce Aisle Secret SUPERCHARGES Aging Muscles

The change is subtle at first. But it grows with each passing year.

Muscle loss sneaks up on us. But, as we pass through middle age and beyond, it can start to take its toll in unexpected ways.

Maybe carrying the groceries inside becomes just a bit harder. Or climbing the stairs to the bedroom at night leaves you a little more winded.

Most of us WANT to stay active as we age. And the first step to doing that is obvious… take MORE steps.

But don’t stop there. You can supercharge your efforts… and get more bang for your buck… with a surprising muscle-supporting superstar.

And it all starts with a trip to the produce aisle.

How’s your walking?

If you can make it around a 400-meter track more than once in six minutes, you’re ALREADY doing fantastic. And this solution can help KEEP your muscles strong.

But if you’re slower, you have some work to do to maintain your muscles as you age. And researchers have uncovered an unexpected solution.

A study published in JAMA Network Open revealed that pomegranate extract can support seniors’ muscles, keeping them healthy well into their golden years.

Seniors who took urolithin A (an extract from pomegranates) could walk significantly further on a six-minute walking test than folks who didn’t take the supplement.

Pomegranates are packed with vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and dietary fiber.

When you eat one, it travels down your digestive tract, where it meets gut bacteria (called your microbiome). Those bacteria metabolize the pomegranate, producing something scientists call a POSTbiotic.

It turns out the pomegranate postbiotic urolithin A improves muscle endurance and metabolism. It does this by supporting healthy mitochondria, the little power plants in each of our cells that produce the energy to run our bodies.

But stocking up on pomegranates isn’t the only thing you can do to keep your muscles healthy. These other natural supplements can help, too:

  • Magnesium helps build muscle, promote muscle relaxation, and prevent cramping.
  • Iron brings oxygen to your muscles. This is critical because, without oxygen, your muscles can’t function properly. DON’T take iron if you’re post-menopausal or a man unless your doctor has performed a blood test proving you’re low.
  • Vitamin D is necessary for immune function and to strengthen your bones, but it’s also vital for muscle growth maintenance because it helps build testosterone – which is critical for good bone muscle building (in both men and women).
  • Protein is essential for building and repairing muscles. But many of us don’t get enough as we get older. Eat a wide variety of proteins.
  • Vitamin B-12 is needed for oxygen delivery to muscles.

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P.S. Maintain “TEENAGE” muscles with a 10-minute therapy.

Source:

Sophia Liu, et al., “Effect of Urolithin A Supplementation on Muscle Endurance and Mitochondrial Health in Older Adults.” JAMA Network Open, 22; 5 (1): e2144279

Dr. Scott Olson, ND

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