Sarcopenia can be defined as a geriatric syndrome characterized initially by loss of muscle mass that is destined to progress, leading to a deterioration in strength and physical performance. Age-related sarcopenia has features superimposed on the frailty condition of the elderly.
Several factors contribute to the condition of sarcopenia, including:
- malnutrition and chronic diseases;
- physical inactivity;
- the aging process.
In light of the pathophysiological picture of sarcopenia, it is not difficult to identify the nutritional approach to support patients who have it, or who are in situations that expose them to this condition.
Adequate protein intake to contribute to the growth and maintenance of muscle mass.
The dietary supplements, PROther® F.C. and PROther® SOD, made from whey protein isolate, are useful in providing additional protein to the diet. Protein contributes to the growth and maintenance of muscle mass.
PROther® and PROther® 5 are hyperproteic special medical purpose foods consisting of whey protein for the dietary management of sarcopenia.