Graceful aging can sometimes seem like a full-time job. Our body, of course, changes as we age. We know this, and that’s why as we get older, we become more vigilant with our diets and training routines. But it can be frustrating when it seems that our hard work is not bearing fruit. How many sun salutations do you have to make to finally get the results you got a decade ago?
Our muscles are in a constant process of regeneration, always working, always supporting us. We rely on them for balance, mobility, strength and even energy. But as we age, they begin to break down more quickly than to rebuild. At 30, it looks like we can make up for it. But as time goes on, the body undergoes hormonal changes, loses bone density, and has more difficulty using protein to maintain muscle mass, making regeneration much more difficult.
Age-related muscle loss, known as sarcopenia, can begin in our 30s, but it most often affects people over the age of 50. One in three adults over the age of 50 experiences age-related muscle loss. It is believed that most people lose between three and five percent of their muscle mass every decade, and this process accelerates as time goes on, especially between the ages of 65 and 75. Most people will lose up to thirty percent of their muscle mass over their lifetime. .
So how do we stand the test of time? Diet and exercise are essential, and for those who focus on preventative well-being, this is no surprise. Protein-rich foods, which our body breaks down into amino acids, are the basic components of muscle. Fish, chicken, beef, milk, Greek yogurt and eggs are high sources of protein. Some may prefer a plant-based diet, and so legumes, oatmeal, soy products, nuts, chia and hemp seeds, spirulina, and quinoa do the trick.
Regular exercise helps maintain muscle mass, and practices such as yoga help reduce body fat and preserve muscle health, while improving balance and mobility. And while being on our mat may seem like a transformative job, there may be another modern source of youth within our reach.
Nirvana HMB spring water is muscle magic in a bottle. HMB, or its scientific term, β-hydroxy β-methylbutyrate, is a substance that occurs naturally in the body during the breakdown of leucine, an amino acid that enhances muscle protein and aids muscle repair. Produced only in small amounts in the body, HMB depletes after exercise and of course as we age. This beautiful compound helps promote muscle growth, maintain muscle mass, improve exercise performance and aid muscle recovery.
And because it is found in such small amounts, many people take HMB in the form of supplements or by introducing it into their diet in hopes of preventing age-related muscle loss. Now we can drink it with water. For the first time, Nirvana Water Sciences brings us spring water with HMB infusion.
A rare phenomenon gives us Nirvana spring water. Deep underground in the foothills of the Adirondack Mountains. in 1,700 hectares of protected wildlife, two ice age aquifers run on pure water. It flows underground until it touches the limestone rock, throwing it to the ground and forming natural springs. A natural force of nature 1.5 billion years in development. This is Nirvana.
Nirvana Water Sciences has a different natural resource than any other, and it takes that responsibility seriously. Its water is bottled all over the place, and is not dumped or sent to a bottling facility. In addition, the company designed an efficient bottle made from recycled PET (post-consumer resin) and manufactures each bottle on site as needed each day. It’s a state-of-the-art ecological process that means less plastic, less waste and more peace of mind so you can focus on rebuilding your muscles.
This infusion of transforming science into natural spring water for life-enhancing benefits is at the forefront of Nirvana Water Sciences. Drinking Nirvana HMB spring water decreases muscle breakdown and increases muscle protein synthesis, making people feel stronger at any age.
Living longer by living harder is not just a motto in Nirvana Water Sciences, it is a way of life.