DHA Helps Build and Maintain Muscle – Winter Park Acupuncture – Four Seasons
Add muscle rejuvenation to the list of benefits attributable to the essential fatty acid DHA. The finding is particularly relevant for anyone interested in healthy anti-aging, as well as anyone seeking healthy ways to build muscle from exercise. Four Seasons Acupuncture in Winter Park focuses on the body as a whole when treating our patients. We include acupuncture, natural food therapy along with natural supplements or herbs if necessary. We work with our patients to reduce stress, improve sleep, and work on dietary changes for the best way to weight loss and improved health.
This animal study examined precise molecular mechanisms to document the muscle growth benefits of DHA. The researchers showed that enriching the diet of pigs with DHA enhanced the rate of muscle protein synthesis.
DHA turned on the key gene signal, mTOR (mammalian target of rapamycin), involved with the body’s natural processes of rejuvenation (anabolic processes). This enabled growth hormone and insulin signaling to work properly in the synthesis of new muscle protein. These mechanisms of operation are essential to the preservation of muscle during aging, as well as the building of muscle at any age, indicating that DHA works in harmony with dietary protein for muscular health.
Additionally, DHA lowered NF-kappaB in muscles, decreasing inflammation and thereby enhancing the rate at which new muscle protein can form.
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