Loosing your muscle?: image via megankemmey.blogspot.com Are you perpetually just a few days away from beginning a new diet and exercise routine? Curiously, the goal keeps moving forward on the calendar, doesn't it? Ensure, the nutritional supplement company, has a special 'muscle milk' drink that might give you a strong push towards actually achieving your fitness goals....
It's called Ensure Muscle Health and its shakes contain something Abbott Laboratories trademarked "Revigor." Revigor is a metabolite called HMB (beta-hydroxy-beta-methylbutyrate), which is broken down from leucine, the only dietary protein that can stimulate muscle growth, thereby slowing the process of muscle degeneration. (Ensure makes sure to remind us that for every 10 years after forty, we will lose 8 percent of our muscle tissue.)
There have been several scientific studies on HMB, a very concentrated form of leucine. Their results tend to indicate that the people who benefit most from the supplement are those over 40 who have not been following a rigorous exercise regimen, and even others, including younger persons, who have lost muscle due to long periods of immobilization.
Ensure Muscle HealthWith 13 grams of protein and pretty decent doses of vitamins and minerals, in addition to HMB supplement, I think the Ensure Muscle Health is worth a try. After all, more muscle means more strength, and more strength means you might not look like a 90 pound weakling when you start lifting those weights again at the gym.
Ensure Muscle Health shakes are packaged in 8 ounce serving bottles and come in Milk Chocolate, Rich Dark Chocolate, Homemade Vanilla, Strawberries and Cream, and Banana and Cream. Each bottle contains 250 calories, 8 grams of fat, 13 grams of protein.
sources: L.A. Times, Ensure, Wikipedia
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