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Dr. Vikram Chauhan - MD (Ayurveda)

Thursday, February 27, 2020

What is Sarcopenia and its Treatment through Ayurveda?

Abstract

Sarcopenia is a condition related to the aging process although aging is unavoidable and natural process, sarcopenia does not need to develop. But our sedentary lifestyle and our negligence towards our health lead to complications related to aging like sarcopenia. So it is all in our hands how to maintain the health of our body which does not cause problems in our growing age. And Ayurveda is a wonderful line of treatment that not only cures disease but also makes our body healthy and stable. There are various herbs and herbal formulas to treat sarcopenia and make you feel energetic, young and healthy in old age.

Sarcopenia, Herbal Remedies

Introduction to Sarcopenia

Sarcopenia is a disease associated with the natural aging process. This leads to loss of muscle and mass, which affects balance, speed, and overall ability to perform daily activities.The common and main sign of sarcopenia is the loss of muscle mass and muscle strength. It may be difficult to detect changes in body composition due to obesity, changes in fat mass or edema.The mean age of getting sarcopenia was 79.7 years old and 50.8% were male. Based on the criteria applied, the prevalence of sarcopenia varies between 3.1–75.3% in women and 12.0–75.9% in men (1).

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Causes of Sarcopenia

It is commonly observed in lazy and inactive people, sarcopenia also affects the people who remain physically active throughout life but occurs due to sedentary lifestyle and other reasons such as:-

  1. Change in hormone levels
  2. Protein requirements change
  3. Destruction of motor neurons

1. Change in hormone levels

Hormonal changes with age can also lead to muscle loss. Low levels of certain hormones such as growth hormones, testosterone, and insulin-like growth factors lead to reduced muscle mass.

2. Low protein production

The destruction of motor neurons and nerve cells delays the transfer of signals from the brain to the muscles for movement.

3. Destruction of motor neurons

As a person grows older, his body's ability to produce protein becomes low, this protein is needed to develop muscle. When protein production is reduced, individual muscle cells become smaller.

Ayurvedic aspect for Sarcopenia

Sarcopenia, Herbal remedies, home remedies

(Reference: Charaksamhita / Kiyantshirseeya adhyaya / Shloka No. 65)


This shloka explains that according to Ayurveda sarcopenia is co-related to condition Mamsa Kshaya. Here, muscle deterioration occurs due to the increase of Vatadosha in the body especially in the gluteal, neck and abdominal region.

Ayurvedic Treatment for Sarcopenia

As we discussed that the treatment option is only our hands, so we have to choose wisely. Ayurvedic treatment is a wise decision of treatment. It provides various herbs and herbal formulations for sarcopenia. Herbal formulations are effective only when they are prepared by pure and natural herbs and Planet Ayurveda is the best to provide effective herbal formulations for sarcopenia.

Herbs for Sarcopenia

There are various herbs that provide amazing effects on muscles, bones, nervous system and aging process like Laksha, Ashwagandha, Sudhanjana beej, Shilajit , Punarnava, Vasaka and Bhumi amla.

Herbal Remedies by Planet Ayurveda for Sarcopenia

When we talk about Planet Ayurveda, the first thing that comes to mind is effective and 100% pure herbal formulations. For Sarcopenia, Planet Ayurveda offers many herbal products which are safe to use and do not produce any side effects. These contains pure and standardized herbal extract and do not contain any chemicals, preservatives, and additives.

The products by Planet Ayurveda for sarcopenia are Lakshadi guggul Tablets, Bone Support Capsules, Ashwagandha Capsules, Shilajit Capsules and Brahmi Chyawanprash.

Herbal Remedies for Sarcopenia

Herbal Remedies for Sarcopenia

1. SHILAJIT CAPSULES

These capsules are formed from a pure and standardized extract of Shilajit (Asphaltum).

Benefit: Shilajit has a beneficial effect on the body, it improves the strength and increases the mass of muscles. This herb has amazing Rejuvenating and Anti-Aging effects. Thus it is also one of the excellent formulations by Planet Ayurveda for Sarcopenia.

Dosage: 1 capsule twice daily with plain water after meals.

2. BONE SUPPORT

These capsules are prepared by using various effective herbs such as Sudhanjana beej (Morianga oleifera), Shudha laksha (Laccifera lacca) Arjuna (Terminalis arjuna), Hadjod (Cissus Quadrangularis), Mukta and Praval Pishti.

Benefits: These herbs have excellent effects on the health of muscles. Shudha Laksha and Sudhanjana beej is a rich source of natural calcium compounds. Arjuna increases the strength of the bones. Hadjod also promotes deposition and retention of calcium in bones. Mukta and Praval are rich in elemental calcium. Therefore, it is effective ion the treatment of Sarcopenia.

Dosage: 2 capsules twice daily with plain water after meals.

3. BRAHMI CHYAWANPRASH

Ingredients: Brahmi Chyawanprash is the combination of powerful herbs such as Brahmi, Punarnava, Ashwagandha, Shatavari, Vasaka, Bhumi amla, Dalchini, Chandan, Pipali, Kesar, Akarkara, Sharkara, etc.

Benefits: These herbs provide excellent effects on a healthy body. It supports the healthy functions of the nervous system and the immune system.

Dosages: 2-3 teaspoonful twice daily.

4. ASHWAGANDHA CAPSULES

Ashwagandha capsules contain pure and standardized herbal extract of Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera). Planet Ayurveda's ashwagandha capsules have an amazing effect on Sarcopenia.

Benefits:- Ashwagandha has excellent medicinal value in Ayurveda and gives the overall health benefits. This herb is recognized as a rejuvenating herb in Ayurveda. This herb has anti-aging, anti-inflammatory, and adaptogen properties. It helps in increasing muscle mass and muscle strength. These capsules also improve the functioning of the nervous system.

Dosage: 2 capsules twice daily with plain water after meals.

5. LAKSHADI GUGGUL

These tablets contain various herbs that show effective results in the treatment of Sarcopenia. The includedherbs with their Latin name are Laksha (Laccifer lacca), Guggulu (Commiphora mukul), Arjuna (Terminalis Arjuna), Asthisamharaka (Cissus Quadrangularis), Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera), Nagabala (Grewia Populifolia).

Benefits: This natural formulation is b very useful to strengthen the muscles and the joints and increase the muscle mass. It increases bone strength. It also reduces muscle spasm, overstrain, body pain, laziness, and mental confusion.

Dosage: 2 tablets twice daily with plain water after meals.


Contact my assistant to provide you the costing / ordering and delivery information at - costing.planetayurveda@gmail.com or call at +91-172-5214030

Conclusion

From complete information, it is concluded that treatment which not only provides us relief from the disease, but also various health benefits without side effects is the best, so overall Ayurvedic treatment is the best. Ayurvedic treatment by Planet Ayurveda is safe and effective. Therefore, adopt this Ayurvedic treatment for sarcopenia and keep yourself healthy even in old age.

Reference

1. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6419296/