After the age of 40, we lose muscle at the rate of 1% a year, which increases our risk of heart attacks and osteoporosis, but research indicates the older adults who do twice-weekly strength training live longer and with less illness than those who don’t. So get those weights out and start adding some resistance training to your life. It will also help with building bone density – another important factor for ageing well. Use it or lose it, as they say.
Now after you’ve used those muscles you’re probably feeling a bit sore and will want something to help with workout recovery. We’ve got you covered, ladies. Our team of active women have formulated a winning combination of ingredients that have been used as herbal remedies for muscle soreness for centuries, and have increasing scientific evidence to back this up.
WHAT’S IN IT AND WHAT DOES IT DO?
Magnesium is an essential mineral for general good health and is crucial to nerve transmission, blood coagulation, and energy production. Magnesium deficiency can be caused by some prescription and over-the-counter medications such as antibiotics, cortisone, diuretics, and painkillers. It has an important role in neuromuscular signals and muscle contractions and when our bodies don’t have enough magnesium, our muscles can go into spasms (eg Restless Leg Syndrome). Magnesium counteracts this by helping the muscles relax and contract.
Boswellia is also known as Indian frankincense. Two beautiful names, one great herbal extract. The resin from the Boswellia serrata tree has been used for centuries in Asian and African folk medicine and is believed to treat chronic inflammatory illnesses and pain associated with such conditions. Fun fact – Boswellia is also popular as an incense, hence its other name — frankincense. The Arthritis Foundation recommends Boswellia as a potential therapy for rheumatoid arthritis, as well as for osteoarthritis, and early research suggests it also has positive benefits for inflammatory bowel disease, asthma, and Parkinson’s disease.
Vitamin B-Complex rounds out this powder with a suite of vitamins essential for daily metabolic processes. B-complex vitamins are often used to reduce fatigue and boost mood and they can’t be stored by the body so need to be consumed regularly in the diet. Vitamin B deficiency can lead to impaired mental alertness, reduced performance, depressive mood, manic behaviour, physical weakness, and diabetes. Let’s avoid that Pandora’s Box of the problem by taking a B-Complex, which some studies suggest can lift your spirits and improve your cognitive performance.