Five Ingredient Supplement Plus Resistance Training May Help Improve Sarcopenia
Sarcopenia is the loss of muscle mass that is specifically related to aging. A recent study has found that taking a 5-ingredient supplement and performing resistance training may help improve strength and overall muscle quality in mature men.
Participants in the study included 32 sedentary males. All participants took part in a 12-week, home-based resistance band training program 3 times per week. Half of them also took a 5-ingredient supplement containing whey, micellar casein, creatine, vitamin D3, and omega-3. The other half took a placebo. The researchers measured total lean mass, lean mass to fat ratios, maximal strength, and muscle function at baseline and at the end of the study period.
Participants in the supplement group saw significant improvements in lean mass to fat ratios, maximal strength, and muscle function compared to the placebo group. They also saw significant increases in quadriceps muscle size.
The study was conducted by researchers from McMaster University Medical Center. It was published online ahead of print on August 10, 2020 in the journal Nutrients.