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Building strong muscles to strengthen the immune system

A healthy diet and exercise will give you a quality of life well beyond your expected years. But on the side of really taking care of it. After the age of 40, most of us can lose up to 8% of our skeletal muscle mass every decade after. If this process continues unchecked, our immune systems can start to decline as well. Today we will explore why having strong muscles is important for a strong immune system.1, 2, 3, 4

Muscles and Immunity Relation

An older adult can compromise the strength of their immune system by losing just 10% of their lean body mass. This is because the muscles are responsible for the circulation and production of amino acids that help activate and power immune cells to fix trauma and fight infections. In other words, the more lean muscles we have, the more amino acids it can store to efficiently deal with infections.1, 2, 3, 4

Nutrition is the Best Defense

Minding your muscles can be taken with a holistic approach and the key nutrient to remember is Protein. It is used by the body to build healthy antibodies and immune system cells:1, 2


Protein: Get at least 1.2 grams of protein per kilogram of body weight to upkeep muscle quality.  High quality protein sources are lean meats, shellfish, eggs, yogurt, nuts, and beans. Many of those options are workable into omelets, pies, sandwiches, or even salads from leftovers even if you cannot have it all in a meal.2 The Healthy Plate Model of ¼ plate wholegrains (it can be a source of protein from grains such as brown rice and quinoa), ¼ plate vegetable or meat protein, and the final ½ plate of fruits and vegetables can provide a visual gauge of serving size.5

Protein from Oral Nutrition: If food alone is not enough, oral nutrition with HMB and high-quality proteins can replace the missing portions. HMB or Hydroxymethylbutyrate is a metabolite of amino acid leucine that is important in muscle tissue and immune cell strength. Recognizing the body’s declined ability to efficiently process proteins with age, Ensure Gold with HMB has been scientifically formulated to provide nearly 1.5 grams of HMB and other high-quality proteins per two servings.6, 7 With an amalgamation of 28 vitamins and minerals, 12 of which support immunity^ , you are ensured a complete and balanced nutritional support. What if you prefer non milk options? The all new Ensure Gold Plant Based is now available. Made with plant-based proteins of soy, brown rice, and quinoa, it comes in a great almond taste to provide you with the same muscle strength* and immunity support^ as the regular Ensure Gold with HMB.6, 7

Muscle loss may be inevitable, but it does not have to control you. Control it from day one with a nutritious diet packed with high quality nutrients. When taken with food, Ensure Gold with HMB for Muscles and High-Quality proteins can help you for strong and healthy Visit Ensure Myanmar to request samples and additional information.

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^Ensure Gold contains protein, Vitamin A, B6, B12, C, D, E, Folate and selenium, copper, zinc and iron, that help support the normal function of the immune system.

*Ensure Gold contains scientifically evaluated level of protein which has  been shown to improve strength