PROT-AGE (Protein with Age)
With ageing the requirements of not only protein but other nutrients also change. And taking them in recommended amounts through food and adding some supplements if not met food is important to maintain the quality of life.
Maintaining independence, quality of life and good health are very important to older people.
One of the greatest threats to independent living is the loss of muscle mass, strength, and function that occurs with ageing. Decreased skeletal muscle mass and strength contribute significantly to increased severity and the mortality,and morbidity, and reduced quality of life in the elderly.
The prevalence of obesity among elderly population has increased over the last several decades, because of changing food habits, faulty lifestyle during youth time which is leading to increasing vulnerability to any disease.For example, the prevalence of obesity among men aged between 65 to 74 years increased from 32 % in 2002 to 42 % in 2010.
Optimal nutrition from natural and good quality sources plays an essential role in the health and function of elderly adults and correcting any problems. Inadequate nutrition can contribute to the increased loss of muscle mass and obesity and eventually decreased quality of life. . So it is important to adhere to optimal nutritional recommendations to improve health outcomes, quality of life, and physical independence in elderly adults.
Protein has been in the spotlight along with the combination of essential amino acids and conditionally essential amino acids of good quality as a key nutrient for muscle and the overall health in the elderly. Elderly adults are less responsive to the stimulus and that can be due to degeneration that is happening because of ageing and frailing health conditions, However, this lack of responsiveness and slow recovery in elderly adults can be overcome with higher levels of protein intake along with other minerals and vitamins.
To bust the myth here, sometimes elderly patients may require more protein than the younger ones to decrease the loss of muscle mass depending on the health conditions and also to makeup for the age related changes in metabolism, and there has been many researches done on the elderly intake of protein and surprisingly the RDA for eldelry is the same as for a sedentary worker i.e. 0.8 g/kg/day for all adults over age 18 to age 65 years.Benefits of increased protein or taking the adequate amount of protein which is recommended include improved muscle function, the prevention of onset of chronic diseases, or decrease the severity of the disease which can increase quality of life in healthy elderly adults.
Essential amino acids, especially the branched-chain amino acid leucine, helps in muscle protein synthesis. However the quality of protein source is important like foe example :- The maximal stimulation of muscle protein synthesis is possible with 15 g of EAA. This means that one should have ~35 g of high quality protein per meal giving upto ~15 g of EAA. If a person is not having good quality protein then he will require a big palette but still won't be able to fulfil the recommended amount. And which will lead to side effects of protein like bloating, heaviness.
Elderly adults can gain benefits in muscle mass and strength, and other related functions, simply by not bulking up on protein in one meal but equally distributing the protein in every meal. So that the anabolic benefit of protein can be achieved properly.
And many times it is difficult to meet the requirement alone with the diet so WHEY Protein is always a go to option, it is high in quality, best in taste.
Note :- Older people with severe kidney disease, but not the one who is on dialysis, are an exception to this rule of protein intake; these individuals may need to limit protein intake.
How to choose whey protein?
Choose whey that is highest in quality of protein, and contains about 90% of protein, It can be whey isolate or whey protein concentrate. For vegetarians soy protein and pea protein isolate is a good option.
Which whey protein to choose ?
Whey protein which specifies all the ingredients, and uses high quality ingredients, fast absorbing instantized, naturally fast digesting and PDCAAS score 1, no additives, containing all the essential amino acid, and this all you can find in one pack of OSOAA.
Why OSOAA whey protein:
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- Contains all the essential amino acids
- Also wide ranges are available, for your taste and preference, with pouches also.