The number of older Americans is steadily increasing. The number of persons over 65 years old is predicted to more than double between 2010 and 2040. One of the most important health issues during aging is age-related skeletal muscle atrophy, also known as sarcopenia.
Sarcopenia places large burdens on people and their families. Loss of strength and endurance limits activity, impairs quality of life, and leads to falls and fractures. In later stages, sarcopenia causes frailty, debilitation, and loss of independent living.
To promote healthy aging and extend quality lifespan, Emmyon is discovering and developing natural compounds and nutritional products that help protect muscle mass and function during aging.