As the human body ages, certain aspects of our body will inevitably change -our musculoskeletal system being one of them. The degree of these changes depends on many factors such as genetics, health conditions, nutrition, lifestyle, etc. Before we mention the measures we can take for healthy aging, let’s see what these changes can be…

Age-Related Changes in Muscles, Bones, and Joints

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 2 in 5 adults over the age of 65 have one or more disabilities. 13.7% of all these disabilities are mobility-related with serious difficulty walking or climbing stairs.

Muscle fibers reduce in number and shrink in size. Muscle tissue is replaced more slowly, and lost muscle tissue is then replaced with tough, fibrous tissue. Changes in the nervous system reduce the muscle tones and their ability to contract.

An inactive lifestyle causes bone wastage. In women, menopause triggers the loss of minerals in bone tissue. In men, the gradual decline in sex hormones leads to the later development of osteoporosis. Bones lose calcium and other minerals.

In joints, bones are not directly in contact with each other. They are cushioned by cartilage lining your joints, synovial membranes around the joint, and a lubricating fluid inside your joints. As you age, joint movement becomes stiffer and less flexible because the amount of lubricating fluid inside your joints decreases, and the cartilage becomes thinner. Ligaments also tend to shorten and lose some flexibility, making joints feel stiff.

How to Achieve Healthy Aging When It Comes to Muscles, Bones, and Joints

Include physical activity in your daily routine. Regular physical activity can help keep the muscles around affected joints strong, decrease bone loss, and may help control joint swelling and pain.

Weight-bearing exercises -such as weight training-, walking, stretching, balance and coordination exercises, and exercising in water can be good examples of physical movement that could be performed regularly.

In addition to exercise, getting adequate amounts of vitamins, minerals, and other supplements may support healthy muscles, bones, and joints. Valor Compounding Pharmacy has hand-picked a supplement bundle that may help comfort sore joints, promote joint flexibility in healthy people following exercise, and support cardiovascular, musculoskeletal, immune system health, healthy connective tissue, and collagen.

Mag Glycinate features a magnesium amino acid chelate (bis-glycinate) designed to enhance absorption and intestinal tolerance. Unlike other formulations, the magnesium in Mag Glycinate is designed to*:

  • Be absorbed via a mechanism similar to that used by amino acids and unlike typical mineral ion absorption
  • Not be dependent on stomach acidity for absorption
  • Improve bowel tolerance to magnesium

Magnesium is an essential mineral that acts as a cofactor in many metabolic processes. Magnesium supports muscle relaxation and nervous system health.*

PhytoMulti® takes you beyond basic wellness support. It has a proprietary blend of 13 concentrated extracts and phytonutrients with scientifically tested biological activity to support cellular health and overall wellness. **

OsteoVantiv® is designed to comfort sore joints and promote joint flexibility in healthy people following exercise. It features a clinically effective dose of UC-II®, containing undenatured type II collagen, which has been shown in research to support joint health. OsteoVantiv also features a proprietary, enriched form of THIAA−a breakthrough ingredient for enhanced joint relief.***

View the other supplement bundles that we hand-picked for specific conditions or buy our supplement bundle for healthy aging.

 

Blog Sources:

* https://valorcompounding.metagenics.com/mag-glycinate

** https://valorcompounding.metagenics.com/phytomulti

*** https://valorcompounding.metagenics.com/osteovantiv