What is Sarcotropin?
Sarcotropin® is a medical food containing ingredients that oppose sarcopenia, the progressive loss of muscle or lean body mass (LBM) that occurs during aging. There is scientific evidence that sarcopenia can be at least partially reversed with resistance exercise. Nonetheless, while it is most common in physically inactive individuals, sarcopenia also occurs in people who remain physically active throughout their lives. This suggests that physical inactivity is not the only contributing factor to sarcopenia and that improper nutrition, a decline in hormones, insufficient micronutrients and other negative factors are also contributing causes. In such instances sarcopenia may also be effectively managed with protein-energetic substances that are anabolic to the muscles of aging adults.
By age thirty, increased body weight resulting from accumulation of fat can mask the early visual signs of muscle loss. After the age of forty the accumulation of fat can accelerate. Sarcotropin IPA is a medical food that is taken orally. It is indicated for management of age-related changes in body composition including sarcopenia. It requires an order from your physician before being purchased.
Factors that contribute to altered body composition during aging include functional decline of nervous system activity, growth hormone production,
sex steroid secretion, and diminished dietary intake of amino acids, protein and vitamins. Sarcotropin IPA was specifically formulated to oppose these
deficiencies by combining essential ingredients intended to complement a normal diet and healthy lifestyle.
A 90-day Phase Ill clinical trial was conductedto confirm safety and efficacy in humans.
Resulting data indicated that treatment resulted
in the following:
9% Loss in total body fat
14% Loss in visceral fat
5% Gain in lean muscle mass
Ingredients in Sarcotropin® IPA include:
Cholicalciferol (Vitamin D3)
In addition to the naturally occurring active ingredient ghrelin and its analog GHRP-2, additional active ingredients in the Sarcotropin formula include β-hydroxy β-methyl- butyrate (HMB), Vitamin D, and an extract of Mucuna pruriens.
Mucuna pruriens, also called velvet bean or cowitch, is a legume the extracts of which are used for a variety of purposes including treatment of diseases, development of muscle mass and enhancement of growth hormone and testosterone secretion. Its endocrine effects result from the action of L-DOPA, a naturally occurring amino acid that increases brain dopamine which in turn enhances pituitary growth hormone production and release of hGH.
Vitamin D plays an essential role in muscle growth and development (19) and in regulating muscle contractility. On the other hand, Vitamin D deficiency is associated with a loss of muscle strength (20) and function (21) and an increase in the risk of falling (22). However, there is evidence that these deficits can be improved by vitamin D supplementation supporting a putative role for vitamin D in preventing sarcopenia (22).
Based upon these complementary anabolic effects on muscle, the ingredients found in Sarcotropin are effective and safe for opposing sarcopenia, perhaps the most significant threat to health and vitality that occurs during aging.