Added Leucine makes Boomer Nutrition Protein better in slowing muscle loss as you age.
Research continues to show that the amino acid leucine is the key player when it comes to slowing age-related muscle loss. It is one of the 9 amino acids considered ‘essential’, it promotes the growth and the recovery of muscle and bone tissues as well as helps in regulating blood-sugar levels.
The protein powder isle can be a very confusing place and deciding which protein supplement is right for you can be a daunting task. The key is to determine what you want your protein powder to do for you; a body builder wanting to bulk up will reach for a different protein supplement than someone is their 40s, 50s or 60s wanting to prevent sarcopenia (age-related muscle loss), slow aging and live an active lifestyle.
Added Leucine Slows Muscle Loss
The combination of protein and leucine found in Boomer Nutrition ENERGY and NEW Organic Vegan Protein has been clinically proven to be effective in building new muscle which in turn slows age-related muscle loss.
Boomer Nutrition is the first protein powder that was specifically designed to address impact of age-related muscle loss as we age. Called Sarcopenia, this muscle loss is a natural part of aging and will affect everyone. It begins in your 30s and 40s and is responsible for the loss of 1-3% of lean muscle a year, a percentage that accelerates each year as we get older. Side effects of this muscle loss include decreased muscle strength, decreased mobility, osteoporosis, diabetes, decreased metabolism, weight gain and overall lower quality of life.
Added leucine increases the effectiveness of Boomer Nutrition ENERGY and NEW Boomer Nutrition Organic Vegan Protein Powder slowing the rate of muscle loss and even increases the muscle gain in those who include strength training in their weekly exercise.
Protein gets all the praise for being the main source of your bodys building blocks when in fact, it is leucine that has a greater impact on protein synthesis (the process of repairing broken down muscle) than any other amino acid. Research is showing that as we age, leucine is the key player in the protein process when it comes to slowing the progress of age-related muscle loss.
What if You Eat Plenty of Protein
There are many sources of protein – fish, meat, eggs, beans, nuts, even protein in vegetables – however, not all of these protein sources are considered a complete protein. A protein source must contain all 9 essential amino acids to be considered a complete protein. Leucine is one of those 9 essential amino acids.
Not all proteins, even complete proteins, contain equal amounts of leucine. A gram of protein can have a different amount of leucine depending on the source. So while you may be getting the daily recommended amount of protein in your diet, if you are not consuming foods with high levels of leucine you are missing out on the benefits of this muscle building amino acid.
Foods High in Leucine
1 scoop Boomer Nutrition ENERGY Protein Powder – 3500mg
1 scoop Boomer Nutrition Organic Vegan Protein Powder – 3000mg
1/2 cup pumpkin seeds – 1560mg
1 ounce parmesan cheese – 967mg
1.2 cup soybeans roasted – 1499mg
3oz beef – 2690mg
3oz chicken breast or pork – 2254mg
3oz tuna (2/3 of a can) – 1950mg
1 cup white beans – 1389mg
Getting enough protein in your daily diet is crucial as you age and making sure your protein sources are high in leucine is essential to slowing this process. Boomer Nutrition was created with the aging population in mind. We understand the effect protein, and especially leucine, has on the aging body. To ensure you are getting an adequate amount of Leucine consider a protein supplement with added Leucine such as Boomer Nutrition ENERGY or Organic Vegan Protein Powder.
For More Information:
Aug 28, 2017 – Research Supports Muscle Preservation in Older People – www.nutraingredients.-usa.com
Oct 10, 2017 – Leucine Supplementation Can Significantly Increase Muscle Mass in the Elderly – www.universityhealthnews.com
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