Here’s a web cast I just did on The Real Truth Men’s Health Webcast with Nelson Vergel and Jay Campbell. We cover a wide range of topics, from T Booster supplements to creatine to Bomb Proof Coffee and more! One correction I need to make is, Jay refers to me as a Harvard researcher in his opening. I have an undergrad degree from Harvard and have been involved in research, but I am not a Harvard affiliated researcher.
SARCOPENIA – THE IGNORED EPIDEMIC
Sarcopenia – defined as an age related loss of muscle mass and function – is a major public health threat. Millions of people have sarcopenia – both YOUNG and old! – and it impacts every aspect of your life, from increased risk of disease to being unable to simply function in ever day life. It’s THAT important!
Although loss of bone mass (osteoporosis) has been on the radar of main stream medicine for decades, sarcopenia is now starting to get the attention it should, by researchers and the medical profession in general. In this latest BrinkZone Radio, you will learn what sarcopenia is, what the major causes are, and how it’s prevented and or treated, with my guest, Dr. Lopez.
Listen to the show HERE
For additional information, my article on Sarcopenia HERE.
ABOUT MY GUEST:
Hector Lopez, MD, CSCS, FAAPMR Dr. Lopez is a board-certified specialist in physical medicine and rehabilitation, with a concentration in spine, sports and musculoskeletal medicine. He also has post-graduate training in nutritional biochemistry. An active researcher, speaker, author, and clinician, he is recognized for uniquely integrating the best available methods in the fields of musculoskeletal medicine, endocrinology and metabolism, regenerative medicine, exercise, and nutritional science. Dr. Lopez has been a founding partner and director of several integrative orthopedic, spine, and sports medicine facilities, and he is a principal and chief medical officer of the Center for Applied Health Sciences (CAHS), a multidisciplinary clinical research institute. Dr. Lopez is also co-founder of Supplement Safety Solutions (SSS), a Nutravigilance, quality assurance, medical monitoring, and regulatory consulting company. In addition, he is a consultant to professional athletes and to the nutritional supplement industry as product developer, research advocate, and safety and regulatory expert.
Article by Dr. Lopez on The BrinkZone: “Fish Oil,” Friend or Foe To The Prostate?“
Nitric oxide (NO) boosting “pre-workout” supplements based on L-arginine have been – and still are – quite popular among many fitness enthusiasts and athletes. While it’s true that arginine is a nitric oxide (NO) precursor and NO is a potent vasodilator [1, 2], most studies in healthy adults have not unequivocally supported the marketing hype that arginine supplementation increases muscle blood flow and/or performance [3-5]. In my previous article “The Arginine Paradox” I explained why.
In this article I will cover the less well known, albeit highly significant, NO generating process, the nitrate-nitrite-NO pathway. This new NO producing pathway holds a lot of promise and supplements that target it will probably replace the current arginine based NO boosters in the near future.[6, 7] The nitrate-nitrite-NO pathway is especially interesting in that it not only has performance enhancing effects in healthy folks – as well as in people with risk factors – but also offers cardiovascular protection, regardless of baseline health status.[7-10]
Risk factors and chronic diseases often get more attention among the middle-age and elderly population. And rightly so, since that’s when the manifestations of chronic diseases start to show up, and when people get reminded about their chronological age. An integral component of successful aging (also known as healthy aging) is the freedom of physical disabilities and debilitating chronic diseases 1-3. While it is true that it is never too late to become health conscious and reap the benefits of a healthy lifestyle 4,5, the fact remains that the sooner we start the better off we will be as we get older. If you are in your 20s or 30s, or have kids, read on…