Protein is an important part of a healthy diet, but getting more protein in your 40s and 50s is one key way to prevent age-related muscle loss as we head towards our best years.

We begin to lose lean muscle in our 40s and without regular activity that includes all muscle groups and consuming adequate amounts of protein daily, older adults become weaker and susceptible to mobility issues, falls, osteoporosis, fractures as well as diseases such as type 2 diabetes, and certain cancers.

Boomer Nutrition Protein Powder was developed based on research that shows adults need more protein throughout the day as they age. Once we reach our 50s we begin losing muscle mass at a faster rate and it becomes more beneficial to have a protein source targeted to prevent sarcopenia or age related muscle loss.

Dr Stuart Phillips, a Profesor in the Department of Kinesiology and Mc Master University and Director of the Physical Activity Centre for Excellence recently made a short video based on his research that explains the importance of protein and activity as you age.

Dr. Phillips research is in the interaction between high quality protein and physical activity for people in their 40s and 50s. His research has found that around age 50 people need to pay more attention to the amount of protein they are getting in their diet as the decline in protein from our muscles begins in our 40s and 50s. It is preventable says Dr. Phillips, by including quality protein at every meal and staying physically active.

Boomer Nutrition is a blend of whey and micellar casein which gives you a time released delivery of protein that includes fast acting proteins for muscle repair and slow acting proteins to help in preventing lean muscle loss.  Dr. Phillips points out that many adults get enough protein at lunch and in the evening, but struggle with including protein at breakfast. Adding a protein smoothie to your breakfast routine is an excellent way to get the protein you need as you start your day.

In this 2 minute video, Dr. Stuart Phillips clearly explains why we need to be concerned now in our 40s, and 50s, with getting enough quality protein,  what are the best sources or protein and recommends the proper amount of protein at every meal.