To Top

Aging with Muscle

7301-prime3I often recommend phosphatidylserine to bodybuilders, especially aging ones. Studies have shown that this soy lipid helps control the body’s output of the stress hormone cortisol.

Cortisol can trigger your body to burn muscle tissue for energy—and we all know how hard it is to hang onto muscle as we age. By reducing your cortisol up to 30 percent with PS, you can derail a lot of muscle cannibalism. But there’s more.

Robin Harkin, D.C., based in Oxnard, California, says the high cortisol interferes with melatonin, so your sleep can be restless, which is damaging to muscle gains as well and also your immune system.

So taking PS can improve your sleep, your muscle growth and even your brain. According to the March ’13 Better Nutrition, “A number of clinical trials have validated the ability of supplemental plant-derived PS to improve memory, learning, word recall, concentration and mood in middle-aged and elderly subjects suffering from age-related cognitive dysfunction.”

In one of those studies, 15 elderly subjects were given 100 milligrams of PS three times a day for 12 weeks. Thirteen of the subjects “experienced significant improvement six weeks into the trial—an effect that was still going strong by the end of the study.”

PS is definitely a must-use supplement for the aging population, and bodybuilders, young or old, will benefit with more muscle gain and a lot less going down the drain.

—Steve Holman

Instantized Creatine- Gains In Bulk

You must be logged in to post a comment Login

Leave a Reply

More in Anti-Aging

  • How to Manage Weight When You’re Over 40

    Maintaining a healthy weight as a bodybuilder becomes increasingly essential, especially after age 40. As you age, your body undergoes changes...

    IronManFebruary 22, 2023
  • New Athlete Profile: PNBA Tamer Bakakat

    Who is Tamer Bakakat?   Early Years    Tamer has been into sports since a very young age. Born and raised...

    IronManMay 24, 2022
  • How to Stay Fit in Your 50s and Beyond

    Staying fit in your 50s and beyond is a great way to keep healthy. But as you get older, you may...

    IronManMay 8, 2022
  • Age Is Just A Number: How To Weight Train After Your 40s To Look 20

    “Life starts after 40” is a common phrase. In-depth, this may mean anything from your career finally being profitable, investments making...

    IronManSeptember 29, 2021
  • Making The Right Decisions

    What you put into your body goes a long way to maintaining your health. By Jay Campbell and Jim Brown  ...

    Sharon OrtigasOctober 24, 2017
  • Mistakes Matter, But Corrections Count

    How you respond to poor lifestyle choices could produce positive effects later in life. By James De Medeiros   It’s hard...

    Sharon OrtigasSeptember 20, 2017
  • IM Ask Us Anything #2

    Expert advice for over-40 athletes about training, supplementation, nutrition, hormones, and more. By Jay Campbell and Jim Brown   Chris: Are...

    Sharon OrtigasJune 30, 2017
  • Fat-Fighting Antioxidant

    Rutin is a type of antioxidant flavonoid that is found in figs, buckwheat, tea, and apple peels. It’s been known to...

    Sharon OrtigasApril 24, 2017
  • Testosterone Myths

    Destroying the six most pervasive myths about therapeutic hormone treatment. By Brett A. Osborn, DO, FAANS, CSCS and Jay Campbell  ...

    Sharon OrtigasFebruary 24, 2017