Arla Foods Ingredients has released a new whey protein ingredient for healthy ageing, which it claims is clinically proven to counteract age-related muscle mass decline.
Lacprodan Hydro.Rebuild is a 100% hydrolysed whey protein which reportedly offers “highly accessible” branched-chain amino acids and essential amino acids such as leucine, which are important for muscle synthesis in seniors.
Three separate clinical trials on resistance-trained older women the ingredient offered “significant improvements” to muscle mass, strength and mobility.
According to figures provided by Arla Foods Ingredients, population ageing is particularly rapid in the Asia-Pacific region, and the UN predicts that one in four people will be over 60 by 2050. To cater to this, the number of senior nutrition products containing whey ingredients grew by a CAGR of 80% in Asia between 2015 and 2019.
Laima Liepinyte, business development manager, Asia at Arla Foods Ingredients, said: “Thanks to advances in medical technology, people are living longer than ever before. However, age brings many changes to health, one of which is a natural decline in skeletal muscle mass and function.
“This can have a devastating effect on mobility and quality of life but whey protein, in combination with exercise, can help slow the decline.”
“The number of health-conscious seniors is skyrocketing, particularly in Asia, and they are looking for nutrition solutions that will help them live stronger, healthier, more active lives.
“Offering the full benefits of whey protein, which is superior to other protein sources for muscle synthesis in older people, Lacprodan Hydro.Rebuild is a clinically proven solution.”
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