THE IMPORTANCE OF RECOVERY
After the age or 40, lean body mass decreases at a rate of approximately 8% per decade, accelerating to approximately 15% per decade after the age of 70**. Targeted nutrition and exercise helps to rebuild muscle mass lost over time.
Surgery or a prolonged hospitalisation can also have a huge impact on your body, resulting in a cascade of metabolic changes. Fuelling your body with the correct nutrition is an essential part of the recovery process***.
Ensure® NutriVigor, with its unique blend of ingredients, helps to support muscle function and strength, providing:
✓ Added protein to maintain muscle mass and support muscle growth
✓ 27 vitamins and minerals for general health and well-being
✓ B vitamins including B2, B6 and B12 to support energy release and calcium to support normal bones
Ensure® NutriVigor can help those taking it to feel stronger in 6 weeks, as well as boosting energy and activity levels*.
Ensure® NutriVigor also contains vitamins A, B6, C and D, folate, selenium, copper, zinc and iron, which contribute to the normal function of the immune system.
WHY HEALTHY MUSCLES ARE IMPORTANT
For a fulfilled and active life, our muscles need to be 100% healthy. If our body doesn’t receive enough proteins and nutrients from our diet, it extracts the necessary energy from our muscles.
During illness or recovery from injury or surgery, your needs are increased. Most people associate muscles with movement and physical strength, but your muscles act as an important energy reserve, when other sources of energy in the body are low.
WHAT ROLE DOES MUSCLE PLAY IN YOUR RECOVERY?
Most people associate muscles with movement and physical strength, but muscles also play an important role in metabolic function. In other words, your muscles act as an important energy reserve, when other sources of energy in the body are low.
Under normal circumstances, what you eat can fuel your energy needs. However, during illness or recovery from injury or surgery, your needs are increased. Therefore, your body relies more on your muscles to help balance this and will compensate by breaking down muscle.
As a result, it’s common to lose muscle mass during periods of recovery, which may result in you feeling tired, fatigue and simple activities may require more effort than they did before.
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*Ensure® NutriVigor contains 10 vitamins & minerals which contribute to a reduction in tiredness & fatigue, and support normal muscle function. 110 independent-living adults aged 50-80 years old, who reported a lack of energy, added 1-2 servings or Ensure® NutriVigor daily to their regular diet. Participants self-reported improvements in energy and activity.
**Baier et al 2009.
†Vitamins B2, B6 and B12 contribute to the reduction of tiredness and fatigure.