Protein as we age

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Mark Weber

04 Nov, 2017 01:05 PM

Dr. Rosedale, I have watched all of your videos, some many times, but I
still have trouble
with the Protein requirements...... I understand we need to keep IGF lower
as we age, and
that we are no longer creating babies, but over and over I read elsewhere
that as we age
our Protein requirements can go UP, anywhere from 50% increase to 250%
increase simply
because our bodies ability to synthesize Protein is so much lower. Can
older folks really get
by with your recommended low levels regardless of age and not end up with
sarcopenia ???

Or should theree be a different formula for someone my age (63)???

*It's not the destination, but the journey..........*

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Fiona on 21 Nov, 2017 02:49 AM

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    Sorry Dr. Ron is not able to answer direct right now, but he has been pretty consistent about the protein, and research just keeps backing up what he has been saying. Raising your protein if you are super active, or pregnant but otherwise getting older has never been a valid reason in his research to up the protein. Though he is one to keep moving, move your body, your joints, stretch, go for a walk especially as we get older. Like water, if you let it sit it gets stagnant, and nothing good happens in stagnant water ;-)

  2. 2 Posted by Mark Weber on 21 Nov, 2017 02:02 PM

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    Hmmmmmm.....ok.....then since he agrees it can vary by person.....what
    would the signs of a
    Protein deficiency be?????

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