You can feel like a kids’ toy with a dying battery – getting slower… weaker… and fading fast.
If only you could replace your own batteries as easily as one in a toy!
You could keep going… and going… and going!
Well, friend, I’m here today with a discovery that shows how restoring muscle power could be as easy as a battery swap.
Because new research reveals how the REAL PROBLEM behind failing strength could actually be a battery problem… deep inside your body.
While you can’t quite replace those batteries, you certainly can recharge them.
And today, I’m going to share exactly how to juice up those internal power levels to restore your strength, energy and vitality.
What happens to aging muscle
Leonard Cohen probably said it best: “I ache in the places where I used to play.”
Is there a better description of the toll of aging on your muscles than that???
Over time, however, those aches can become something worse. You get weaker… and weaker… until you’re facing a debilitating condition known as sarcopenia, which can lead to disability, loss of independence and death.
Now, the new study uncovers what could be a reason for it.
More importantly, it also suggests a way to FIX it.
Researchers used muscle samples from seniors with sarcopenia in three different countries in three different parts of the world.
And they found those muscles all had one thing in common.
Those tests revealed the muscles were suffering from dysfunction in the mitochondria, which are the energy centers of each cell.
Yes… in a very real way… the batteries were fading!
And they found that the key to recharging those batteries – and restoring those muscles – could be in a compound called nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide, also known as NAD.
This all fits in with the big picture; NAD levels plunge as we get older. They drop so rapidly that by the time you’re 60, you only have HALF the levels of when you were in your 40s.
As a result, raising NAD can help with many of the struggles of aging – including muscle loss. One study on mice found boosting NAD led to:
- BETTER muscle function
- BETTER strength
- BETTER endurance
It can also fight off DNA damage, protect the brain and cut the risk of chronic disease – including heart disease.
One way to raise NAD is with calorie restriction.
When we cut back on eating – by a LOT – our NAD levels jump, which could be a key reason why very low-calorie diets have been linked to longer lives.
But where’s the fun in that???
There’s an easier way to boost NAD and enjoy ALL of the benefits that come along with it.
One I recommend is a precursor to vitamin B3 known as nicotinamide riboside, aka NR, which is available in a formula called Tru-Niagen from Chromadex – just one a day.
And for overall better strength, muscle and endurance, I also recommend 10-20 grams of branched-chain amino acids (BCAAs) daily, ideally in combination with a high-protein diet low in carbohydrates and other refined and/or processed foods.