Minimizing the Impact of Aging on Seniors’ Wellness

110 Million People in the U.S. Over the Age of 55

It is widely reported that Seniors are more subject to nutrition deficiencies than younger adults.  Reduced metabolism, age related changes in the gastrointestinal tract and renal impairment, and an overall reduction in the efficiency with which the body extracts nutrients from food contribute to this problem.

An article published by the National Institutes of Health, entitled Nutrition and Aging: Assessment and Treatment of Compromised Nutritional Status in Frail Elderly Patients[1] is particularly informative and draws several conclusions.  “Protein undernutrition is common in elderly patients, regardless of body weight or domiciliary status.” “Dietary modifications, such as including foods high in antioxidants and lowering intake of fat and cholesterol, may improve cognition and modify vascular risk factors in elderly patients.”

It has been widely reported that a very large proportion of chronic illnesses prevalent in the aging population have a strong foundation in inadequate nutrition.  The NIH article concludes, “More than other adults, patients over the age of 65 are at nutritional risk because of the greater burden of comorbid illnesses coupled with common physiological changes due to aging.”  Among the issues suggested to have a basis in inadequate nutrition are issues related to metabolic syndrome (cholesterol imbalances, blood glucose imbalances, oxidative stress, insulin resistance, triglyceride imbalances), cardiovascular disease, reduced immunity, physical frailty and much more.

The exceptional nutritional profile, pharmacological isolates and antioxidants inherent in Nutra-Iso® make it an exceptional supplement to the normal diet of the aging population.  In addition, enhanced bioavailability and absorption into the blood stream make it ideal for seniors who may develop chronic health issues related to nutritional deficiencies.

[1] See this article from the National Institutes of Health on Nutrition and Aging: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2682454/