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Multi-nutrient helped older adults perform better
Exercise combats inflammation and aging, but intense exercise produces inflammation. Researchers wanted to test anti-inflammatory B vitamins, plant extracts and muscle-building amino acids.

In one study, 31 healthy men and women, average age 54, took a daily multi-nutrient (see below) or a placebo in two 28-day phases, and kept a weekly exercise diary.

While there was little change during the placebo phase, during the nutrient phase, both men and women had more energy, and experienced large drops in the signs of inflammation that increase with intense exercise.

In men, general and joint pain decreased, and vertical jump power and grip strength increased. Feelings of anxiety and physical balance improved in women.

The multi-nutrient contained:

  • 250 mcg of vitamin B12
  • 6 mg of vitamin B6
  • 20 mg of vitamin B5
  • 400 mcg of folic acid
  • 2,000 mg of leucine
  • 500 mg of isoleucine
  • 500 mg of taurine
  • 500 mg of valine
  • 100 mg of cat’s claw
  • 100 mg of quercetin
  • 50 mg of green tea extract
  • 25 mg of grape seed extract
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