Muscle Protein Synthesis
Age-related losses of muscle mass and strength are major contributors to reduced quality of life and loss of independence for older individuals. Research suggests that replenishing GG exogenously can maintain muscle health and function.
GG acts as a building block to promote normal CoQ10 levels with statin application, restore mitochondrial function and support healthy muscles in a synchronous approach.
Vitamin K is needed for proper functioning of proteins that deposit calcium into bones and teeth while inhibiting calcification of soft tissues such as blood vessels, kidney, gallbladder and joints. Supplementation with GG may be a helpful strategy to replenish stores of this essential nutrient and ensure the preservation of its arterial and bone health benefits.
Decline in testosterone has been linked to chronic diseases and shortened life expectancy. In testis-derived cells, GG was shown to help steroidogenesis, promoting not only testosterone synthesis, but also synthesis of its precursor, progesterone.