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Degeneration happens in all of the body cells, tissues and organs, and these changes affect the functioning and appearance of your body systems including bones, connective tissues such joint and muscle, skin, etc. Wear and tear, metabolism slowing down are part and parcel of aging. Physical or environmental injuries too can cause degeneration.
Generally, your body needs protein to build and repair tissues. Proteins are made up of amino acids and are part of every cells and tissues. As your body is constantly undergoing wear and tear, amino acids provide continuous repairs. In short, proteins are important for growth and development, maintenance and repair, and to provide glucose when the need arises.
An overall approach in taking care of bone, joint, muscle and skin health encompasses physical activity, healthy and balanced diet, healthy lifestyle, healthy body weight.
In certain situation, you body may need relevant essential nutrients which your body can't make or nutrients which your body can be lacking, by way of nutritional supplementation.
Nutritional supplementation would include essential nutrients from gelatin hydrolysate also known as collagen hydrolysate, vitamins, minerals, or phytonutrients from plants or herbs.
You can always maintain a strong and flexible body, and stay fit and youthful.
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Clinical evidence suggested that essential nutrients can help to support healthier body, and develop healthy bone, flexible joint, strong muscle and beautiful skin.
Bone Mineral Density
Your bones provide framework to support your body, which give you shape, help you move and protect your internal organs from injury. Bone is a hardened mass of living tissue. There is a continuing process of bone renewal in which bones are broken down (bone resorption) and replaced by new bones (bone formation).
Within the bone, the marrow produces large number of blood cells for supply to your body systems. Bone is also an essential reservoir of minerals for the body.
Minerals are responsible for the bone's hardness while structural protein collagen contributes to its mechanical strength.
When you're young, your body adds new bones faster than it removes old bones. Bones reach peak density at age 30. Thereafter, you can lose old bones faster than you make new bones which may result in decrease in bone mineral density. It often occurs after menopause in women i.e. around age 50 and in old age in men. However, weak bone does not give any signal unless fracture has happened.
Bone mineral density is a reliable indicator of fracture risk. Non-invasive bone density test techniques are designed to check for osteoporosis.
WHO has divided bone mineral density into 4 levels:
- Normal [T score => -1.0 & above]
- Low bone mass (osteopenia) [T score => -1.0 to -2.5]
- Osteoporosis (fractures have yet to occur) [T score => -2.5 & below]
- Severe or established osteoporosis (fractures have occurred due to fragility)
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The body joint is where two or more bones come together, like the knee, hip, elbow, shoulder, neck, fingers, etc. Cartilage is the white color tough but flexible tissue that covers the ends of your bones. Healthy and flexible body joint helps you move, bend or flex by allowing your bones to glide over each other smoothly.
However, wear and tear or deterioration in joint cartilage is a normal part of aging process. Changes in cartilage metabolism can cause degeneration in cartilage structure. At certain stage, cartilage may start to rub against one another and wear away. Body joints become stiffer and less flexible. Further degeneration in cartilage may result in discomfort. Injury due to occupation or accident can cause damage to the cartilage. In short, breakdown in joint cartilage may lead to inflammation, pain, immobility and deformity.
Osteoarthritis is a condition related to changes in joint cartilage, subchondral bone and synovial membrane. The mechanism involves gradual loss of cartilage. Bone spur may form around the edge of joints in some cases. Elderly is the high risk group in developing osteoarthritis.
Muscle & Strength
Healthy and strong muscles provide strength to help you move and perform different tasks such as blinking eyes, writing, carrying stuff, etc.
However, muscle can become less toned, rigid and less able to contract. Loss of muscle mass reduces strength, resulting in weak muscle. There are many factors that can cause muscle disorders which include:
- Injury or overuse, such as sprains or strains, cramps or tendinitis
- Genetic disorder, such as muscular dystrophy
- Nerves disorder
- Certain medication
Degeneration in the muscle, joint, and bone can affect your posture, strength, flexibility and mobility, and causing your body to become weak and slows down your movement.
Your skin is your body's largest organ, which covers and protects your body from head to toe. When you are young, your skin is smooth, firm and flawless.
However, your skin condition changes as you age, and the signs of skin aging include wrinkles, sagging, thinner, paler, uneven skin tone, growths, dryness.
Apart from normal aging, factors such as sunlight, environment, skincare regime or immune system can affect your skin health, which can cause redness, dark spots, rashes, itching or inflammation.
As you get older, skin tissues may take longer to recover too.