We can lose muscle AS WE AGE.

Up to 8% muscle loss each decade after age 40.1-4

Many people can feel weaker and less like themselves as they age. This can be due to a natural process of progressive muscle loss that may begin after age 40. And it can accelerate if you’re suffering from illness or injury.5-6 Without strength and energy, it might be hard to feel like yourself, to stay independent and to keep doing the things you love.

After the age of 40, adults may lose up to 8% of muscle mass per decade. 1-4 The process then accelerates substantively after 70 years of age, where the rate of muscle loss almost doubles to up to 15% per decade.1,2,5

1. Janssen I, Heymsfield SB, Wang ZM, Ross R. Skeletal muscle mass and distribution in 468 men and women aged 18-88 yr. Journal of applied physiology (Bethesda, Md. : 1985). 2000;89(1):81-88.
2. Vandewoude MFJ, Alish CJ, Sauer AC, Hegazi RA. Malnutrition-sarcopenia syndrome: is this the future of nutrition screening and assessment for older adults? Journal of aging research. 2012;2012:651570.
3. Newman AB, Lee JS, Visser M, et al. Weight change and the conservation of lean mass in old age: the Health, Aging and Body Composition Study. The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. October 1, 2005 2005;82(4):872-878.
4. Forbes GB. Longitudinal changes in adult fat-free mass: influence of body weight. The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. December 1, 1999 1999;70(6):1025-1031.
5. Grimby G, Danneskiold-Samsøe B, Hvid K, Saltin B. Morphology and enzymatic capacity in arm and leg muscles in 78-81 year old men and women. Acta physiologica Scandinavica. 1982;115(1):125-134.

Losing muscle with age

Improved health outcomes within 90 days*

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  • Nutritional status
  • Weight gain
  • Vitamin D levels
  • Strength*

*In a clinical trial with over 600 undernourished people with heart or lung disease age 65 or older, using Ensure Enlive twice daily versus a placebo control significantly improved nutritional status, body weight, and vitamin D levels over standard diet within 90 days of hospital discharge.
*Strength was measured by handgrip strength in a post hoc analysis of over 600 malnourished people with heart or lung diseases, age 65 or older. Ensure Enlive was consumed twice daily for 90 days after hospital discharge.

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