One of the most detrimental factors related to aging is the gradual loss of lean muscle tissue, a condition called sarcopenia. Because your muscles are responsible for supporting and stabilizing your joints and spine, sarcopenia can lead to unstable joints and reduced balance, increasing your risk of falls and injury.
While loss of muscle mass is partially hormone-driven, advanced sarcopenia that leads to frailty in older age is not inevitable. New research confirms that weight-bearing exercise combined with NAD+ IV therapy can slow or even reverse the progress of sarcopenia as you age.
Sarcopenia Signs and Symptoms
Many people are resigned to diminishing health as they age, and we are quick to blame our advancing years for our aches, pains and lack of energy. But achy muscles and joints and reduced vigor are often directly related to loss of lean muscle tissue.
Common signs of sarcopenia include:
- Muscle weakness
- Reduced stamina
- Deteriorating posture
- Joint pain and instability
- Loss of balance
- Back and neck pain
A lot of metabolic activity takes place within healthy muscle cells, contributing to a higher metabolism and more energy. But muscle cells that don’t get used or don’t have adequate nutritional support begin to shrink, and their metabolic activity slows down. This leads to the fatigue and weakness associated with old age. But there is hope for regaining strength and vitality with nutritional IV therapy.
Your Mighty Mitochondria and NAD+
Early in life, as you are growing and reproducing, your body generates higher amounts of human growth hormone (HGH) that helps to build and maintain muscle tissue. In addition, higher testosterone levels in both men and women contribute to healthy muscle cells.
But unless you are actively exercising to maintain your lean muscle mass and eating adequate amounts of amino acids and protein, your muscles will begin to shrink as you age. Shrunken muscles mean loss of strength, but that is not the only negative consequence.
Muscle cells contain tiny organelles called mitochondria that use oxygen, carbs and fat to make ATP, the energy molecule. Each mitochondrion is a tiny energy factory, cranking out ATP in response to demand. The more you use your muscles, the greater the demand, the bigger and better the quality of mitochondria, and the higher your metabolism.
Decreased mitochondrial function is directly related to many of the signs and symptoms of aging, affecting cells in every organ and system in the human body, including your skin and brain cells.
NAD IV Therapy and Sarcopenia
When you exercise and do resistance training, the mitochondria in your muscle cells increase in both size and number, meaning more energy and greater vitality. Recent research on aging has proven that, in addition to exercise and dietary protein, healthy mitochondria depend on nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD+), to restore and maintain optimal muscle mass and function.
In a recently published study, scientists explored the similarities between muscle aging and degenerative muscle diseases. They discovered that as humans age, protein aggregates get deposited in muscle tissues, interfering with the ability of proteins to fold correctly, and causing a toxic plaque called beta-amyloid – similar to brain plaques found in Alzheimer’s patients – to accumulate in the muscle, contributing to mitochondrial dysfunction.
Using aging mice as test subjects, the researchers treated them with NAD+ injections to see if it would impact their muscle tissue and mitochondria. They concluded that:
- Boosting NAD+ levels reduces the formation of amyloid
- NAD+ improves the mitochondrial function of aging mammals
- Healthy mitochondrial function contributes directly to healthy skeletal muscle
NAD+ IV Therapy to Reverse Mitochondrial Decline and Restore Muscle
The passing of time does not mean that you are doomed to become tired, weak and frail. Getting regular exercise and supplementing with Amino Acids and NAD+ can help slow the aging process and keep you healthy, strong and energetic.
It is indisputable that the most effective way to increase your body’s NAD+ levels is via IV drip therapy. NAD+ IV therapy bypasses your digestive tract and delivers nutrients directly to your bloodstream, where they travel to depleted cells. IV therapy is a fast and effective way to boost NAD+ in your muscle cells, to reverse mitochondrial dysfunction and slow muscle aging.
NAD+ IV Therapy in NYC
In addition to sleep and exercise, good nutrition is vital to optimal health. When you combine NAD+ IV therapy and Amino Acid IV therapy, this dynamic duo works together to fight aging and promote youthful energy and vitality. In New York, you can get infusions of Amino Acids and NAD+ at Invita Lounge, located in Advanced Cryo NYC in Manhattan. Contact Advanced Cryo to make an appointment today for Amino Acid therapy and NAD drips in NYC, to stop aging and muscle loss in their tracks.
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