Maintaining muscle is crucial for well-being in elderly adults.

As we age, elderly adults can lose muscle mass, strength and function and become more susceptible to diseases such as COVID19. The amino acids provided in OptimAAte are designed to replenish those that are in high demand by the body to better maintain muscle integrity and immune function.

So why do elderly adults lose muscle condition and become more susceptible to infections?

An increasing number of apparently healthy elderly individuals have an imbalance whereby the rate that proteins are broken down in the body is greater than the rate that new proteins are made – in the most severe cases this is known  as “hypercatabolic syndrome”. If the ageing person becomes less efficient at processing foods and replacing damaged proteins, then the muscles become more susceptible to damage and the capacity for the immune system to react rapidly may diminish. Underlying health issues also have an impact on the general well-being and requirements for protein turnover.

Every day, our bodies break down old and damaged proteins to release their building blocks, called amino acids, which are then re-utilised to form new proteins. The daily formation of new proteins is enhanced by the ingestion of food proteins, which are broken down by digestive process to release the amino acids needed by the body. The breakdown of proteins in the body is a process known as “catabolism” and the formation of proteins is known as “anabolism”. These two processes need to be kept in balance – if there is more breakdown of proteins than formation of new proteins, then this can lead to muscle damage and wasting.

OptimAAte is a Next Generation Free form amino acid supplement that instantly provides those amino acids which are in the highest demand by the body and helps to provide an adequate supply of the building blocks to form our proteins.

Ageing

It seems that as we age, we may eat less protein than we should and we also digest it less well – the consequences of either outcome means that we do not get enough of the amino acids that we require to build the proteins we need. As we age, our digestive efficiency reduces and some foods are difficult to digest. This means that we may not always get all the amino acids required to adequately supply the necessary resources for the the formation of new proteins.

Amino acids have been shown to be critical nutrients for disease prevention, muscle health and stroke prevention in elderly adults. A study over 14 years of 250,000 people aged from mid-30s to 80s  showed that people with the most protein in their diets were 20% less likely to have had a stroke during the study period than those with the lowest amount of protein in their diets.

InnovAAte Research

A group of six amino acids are in very high demand for a large range of body chemistry processes to maintain good health. These amino acids are also lost in copious quantities via sweat and urine.

  • The identification of this group of six amino acids is the secret behind the InnovAAte science – we have worked out what amino acids are lost at the faster rates because of their higher demands in the body. The concept is simple – we replenish these key factors to provide the body with what it needs, when it needs them.

OptimAAte® supplementation can supply the key amino acids that are in greatest demand during the day to support active lifestyles.

  • Usage of OptimAAte® as directed, may assist in the development of muscle mass and the product is useful before, during, or after exercise.
  • Daily supplementation of amino acids has been shown to help reduce fatigue.
  • OptimAAte®: 130 servings per tub; 46c per serve
    • One serve of OptimAAte® contains only 22kJ or 5.3 Calories
    • OptimAAte® can be mixed with water in your drink bottle or cup.

ElectrAAte® has been designed to provide the high-demand amino acids, plus the electrolytes, that can be lost through sweat and urine. The product is useful during, or after exercise.

  • ElectrAAte®: 80 servings per tub; 76c per serve
    • One serve of ElectrAAte® contains only 26kJ or 6.3 Calories
    • ElectrAAte® can be mixed in the drink bottle or cup and has a light lemon flavouring.

Both OptimAAte® and ElectrAAte® do not contain any sugar or caffeine and are vegan friendly. Both products have been tested by an independent laboratory to be sure that that they do not contain WADA banned substances so they are safe for use by elite athletes and people in restricted workplaces.

See more about the differences between OptimAAte® and ElectrAAte® here.

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