Adding Muscle In The Menopause

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Dr Bollmann, Skin Care Specialist, Anti-Aging Expert

As a gynecologist, I was surprised to learn that 70% of women age 70 or older cannot lift a gallon of milk. Considering our society is increasing in longevity, physical fitness as we age becomes important. It is hard to attack the refrigerator if we can't get the door open.

For me, hormonal replacement therapy in the form of bioidentical hormones is the mainstay of health in the menopause. But in addition to exercise and eating regularly, a recent article in "Women's Health" indicates that "Taking vitamin D supplements can help to increase muscle strength and reduce the loss of muscle mass in women long after menopause.

"New research suggests that taking vitamin D supplements can help women to significantly increase their muscle strength and reduce the loss of muscle mass for at least 12 years after menopause.  Results showed that women receiving the supplements exhibited a significant increase (+25.3%) in muscle strength at the end of the study, whereas those assigned to a placebo actually lost an average of 6.8% of muscle mass.

Women not receiving Vitamin D supplements were also nearly two times as likely to fall. This is significant in that a broken hip subsequent to a fall has significant morbidity and even death.

"The study concluded that the supplementation of Vitamin D alone provided significant protection against the occurrence of sarcopenia, which is a degenerative loss of skeletal muscle."

Pertaining to the aging process, emotional well being also plays a role in how we feel. To look our best, our Bare Skin Care products are at the top of the list in maintaining a youthful look and feel.


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