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What’s happening to your bones, joints and muscles?
Our mobility begins to progressively decline when we reach our 30’s.
Bones shrink, joints stiffen and muscles loose strength.
As we age, ordinary, daily movement such walking, standing and sitting up straight become increasingly difficult: our joints ache, we tire easily and we become weaker. Our mobility is highly dependent on bones, joints and muscles.
Once we reach our 40’s, we lose bone mass and density, our joints become stiffer and less flexible, and our muscles gradually lose strength and flexibility. Muscle, bone, and joint function is interdependent – for instance, when the upper leg muscles around the knee atrophy, our joints cannot be properly aligned, which results in greater pressure on those joints and cartilage, leading to joint pain.
Because of the huge detrimental impact that loss of mobility has on our quality of life, it is important to keep muscles and joints strong and healthy through regular exercise and improving our diets. Because certain important nutrients are hard to obtain in sufficient quantity from diet alone, nutritional supplements are a good way to fill the gap in our nutrition.
Many people in their 30’s or 40's do not take adequate precautions because the early stages of age-related muscle weakening are hard to detect. By the time the symptoms become quite noticeable, this progressive loss of mobility becomes harder to tackle.
Astaxanthin restores bone metabolism by its antioxidative effect.
Bones provide support to the body and keep the internal organs in their proper place. As a result of the aging process, we lose bone mass and bone density for a number of reasons, including lack of nutrient such as calcium, magnesium, vitamin D & K, and inactive lifestyle causes bone wastage. In women, hormonal changes associated with menopause trigger the loss of minerals in bone tissue and accelerates loss of bone density.
Another major reason for loss of bone strength is a slowing down of bone building. In healthy bones, new bone cells are continuously replacing old ones through a process of bone metabolism. Mature bone cells are reabsorbed, and new bone tissue is formed. When more bone is reabsorbed than is formed, we lose bone mass and density.
The cells involved in bone reabsorption are osteoclasts, and recent research has revealed that reactive oxygen species (ROS) promotes the production of osteoclasts, increasing bone reabsorption.
Research has shown that astaxanthin suppresses the production of bone-reabsorbing osteoclasts through its strong antioxidant power and restores the balance of bone metabolism. This suggests that astaxanthin might play a supportive role in addressing bone diseases such as osteoporosis.
Bone density not only decreases with advancing age, but also due to lifestyle factors such as drinking and smoking. This is because these activities cause chronic inflammation, excess ROS accumulation, which can reduce bone density Research suggests that chronic inflammation can lead to osteoporosis.
As a potent antioxidant and anti-inflammatory, astaxanthin supports bone health.
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