Protein Shakes and Supplements for Men over 50
Over the last 5 or so years, I have noticed a change in my body which I believe is due to age. I am 50 now and I notice that my energy levels are changing, my body isn't responding to training as before (harder to gain/maintain muscle mass and recovery time has increased). Another more serious problem is the libido. I'm sure I don't have to go into more detail with that one but I'd like to make things better
The above symptoms seem to tie in with a decline in testosterone (which comes with age) so I want to add protein and supplements to my diet. I currently work out 4 times per week, doing a mix of high-intensity exercises that alternate periods of cardio (skipping, jogging) with strength exercises using my body weight, and free weights.
My goal is mainly to get stronger and a bit leaner, to be able to improve my stamina, recovery and virility. I'd like to do this with nutrition by increasing my protein intake; studies show that a man of my size and age needs approximately 100 grams of protein per day. I am lactose intolerant so I would prefer something other than whey. A long time ago, I used Maximuscle Cyclone with ZMA and Creatine which seemed to serve me well.
I am after a bit of advice on taking the combination of supplements below and any general advice on nutrition for older men, trying to achieve my goals.
- Maximuscle Promax Lean Protein powder
- ZMA tablets - for muscle health
- Creatine - to help recovery
- Tongkat Ali extract and/or maca Root - for the little man
Thanks in advance.