The extent to which the ageing process affects our overall health and functional ability depends on factors like genetics, lifestyle and health status. However, we all face a range of physical and mental changes and challenges:
Muscles: skeletal muscles gradually decline in mass and function. Low skeletal muscle mass and strength are associated with increased likelihood of functional impairment, disability in later life and higher mortality.
Bones: the gradual decline of bone mass is a natural part of ageing. Low bone density and strength are linked with increased risk of bone diseases, such as osteoporosis, and fractures.
Body composition: as muscle mass is gradually lost with aging – a corresponding gain of fat mass is seen, with an overall negative effect our body composition. High fat mass is linked to increased health risks and higher mortality in later life.
Brain: the brain shrinks in volume and declines in function, resulting in mild age-associated memory decline (AAMI). A healthy brain can reduce the risk or delay the onset of neurodegenerative disease such as Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia.
Research shows that adequate nutrition and physical activity can positively affect our body as we age and help maintain our physical and mental abilities for longer.
We offer natural high-quality whey proteins, milk-derived minerals and, milk-derived phospholipids with documented health benefits for use in the formulation of senior nutrition products.
Our high-quality whey proteins offer several health benefits:
- Superior nutritional quality, rich in all essential amino acids and branched chain amino acids
- Stimulate muscle growth and regeneration more effectively than other protein sources
- Support healthy weight and body composition
- Support healthy bones
Our unique milk mineral concentrate Capolac® is a rich source of highly bioavailable calcium, phosphorous and magnesium that support:
- Healthy bones
- Muscle function
Our Lacprodan® Phospholipids provide phospholipids and complex lipids that benefit brain health during ageing:
- A natural source of choline and phosphatidylserine
- A source of brain-specific nutrients, including phosphatidylcholine, choline and vitamin B