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Glucosamine is a natural component found in the cartilage matrix and synovial fluid. It is a major building block of the substances that together with protein form the structural units in cartilage. These structural units, called aggrecans, are important for the elasticity, resilience and shock-absorbing properties of cartilage. Ageing decreases the bodyâ€™s ability to restore and manufacture normal cartilage. Supplementary glucosamine can be an important source of this vital component of cartilage as we age.Osteoarthritis is characterized by joint degeneration and loss of cartilage. As we get older the â€˜wear and tearâ€™ effects of use cause degenerative changes in the cartilage. The cartilage becomes more susceptible to breakdown and damage, which may result in the typical symptoms of osteoarthritis. These symptoms include decreased mobility, increased joint stiffness, inflammation and swelling.Glucosamine may help to provide relief from these symptoms, as well as helping to reduce cartilage wear and provide temporary relief...
Evening primrose oil (EPO) is a source of Omega-6 fatty acids Gamma-linolenic acid (GLA) and Linoleic acid (LA). Omega-6 fatty acids and substances made from them, are components of nerve cells, all cell membranes and hormone-like substances known as prostaglandins. Prostaglandins have multiple local hormone-like actions, which include regulation of tissue inflammation. Conditions that involve inflammation, such as eczema, may benefit from supplementation with Omega-6 fatty acids. Low levels of GLA have been found in women with Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS). Essential fatty acid deficiency can lead to an excess of the female hormone prolactin which is responsible for many of the symptoms of PMS. Supplementing with EPO increases a prostaglandin known as PGE1, which may help with the symptoms of PMS. Fish oil inhibits triglyceride synthesis in the liver and so helps to lower fats (triglycerides) in blood, therefore supporting a healthy cardiovascular system.
Blackmores Pregnancy and Breast-feeding Gold contain the following essential nutrients: Iodine - is important for the normal functioning of the thyroid gland as it is an essential nutrient required for the synthesis of thyroid hormones. Thyroid hormones affect almost every cell in the body and regulate oxygen use, metabolic rate and cellular metabolism. Thyroid hormones are important for the normal development of the skeletal, muscular and nervous systems of children. Iodine plays an important role in the normal development of brain, eyesight and hearing. Folic acid - plays a role in DNA and RNA synthesis, and is therefore critical in cellular division. In order to divide properly cells need adequate folic acid. The development and growth of a foetus involves constant cell division, which can lead to an increase in the motherâ€™s demand for folate. Daily supplementation with folic acid for 1 month prior to conception and during pregnancy may...
Blackmores Exercise Multi is specifically formulated with herbs and nutrients to support exercise performance, muscle health, daily energy and wellbeing. Provides essential nutrients and herbs: Siberian ginseng to support stamina, endurance, exercise performance and daily energy Vitamin D to support muscle and bone health Zinc, vitamins B1, B2, B3, B5, B6 and B12 to support metabolism Selenium and vitamins C and D to support a healthy immunity Contains energy boosting B vitamins
Blackmores Cod Liver Oil 1000mg is a natural source of Vitamins A and D. Vitamin A helps to support a healthy immune system, and Vitamin D is essential for calcium absorption. It also helps to maintain healthy respiratory and digestive tract linings, which are the first line of defence against infection.
Valerian is a mild sedative and sleep-promoting agent. Research shows that taking valerian orally reduces the time taken to fall asleep and allows you to wake refreshed, without a feeling of drowsiness. Valerian helps promote healthy sleep patterns and improves sleep quality. Continuous nightly use (for several days to four weeks) may be needed for significant effects.Lemon balm has traditionally been used for the relief of tenseness, restlessness and irritability, for the relief of nervous sleep disorders and for its carminative and sedative actions.Magnesium is an essential mineral and is important for the healthy function of the nervous system. Some research has reported that individuals suffering with magnesium deficiency tend to have a reduced time in deep sleep. Magnesium deficiency has also been associated with increased night time wakefulness.
Formulated using magnesium citrate, a high potency, easily absorbed form of magnesium. There are no added ingredients which may keep you up at night, so you can take Muscle Magnesium in the day or night to support muscle health.
Echinacea supports the body's resistance to infection via a number of mechanisms, including supporting the activities of a group of immune cells called phagocytes, whose role is to engulf and digest bacteria and other foreign bodies. Andrographis also supports the production and activity of key immune cells.Garlic supports the body's defences against a number of bacteria and viruses. Vitamin A is essential for the formation of healthy epithelial cells, such as the mucus-producing cells of the respiratory and digestive tracts, which act as one of the body's first lines of defence against infection.Vitamin D supports optimal immune function and healthy immune resistance. Vitamin D3 is often called thesunshine vitamins because it is manufactured in the skin through the action of sunlight. Vitamin D supports optimal immune function and healthy immune resistance. Vitamin D3 is often called thesunshine vitamins because it is manufactured in the skin through the action of sunlight....
Coenzyme Q10 is found naturally in the body and plays an essential role in the production of energy in all cells. As such it is important for the health of virtually all human tissues and organs.The heart is one of the most active tissues in the body, and requires an adequate supply of CoQ10. CoQ10 assists in maintaining heart health, in particular heart muscle function.The body's ability to synthesise CoQ10 declines with age and with exercise. CoQ10 inhibits the oxidation of LDL-cholesterol. Cholesterol is very susceptible to free radical damage, which leads to the formation of a toxic derivative called oxidised LDL-cholesterol. It is currently understood that LDL-cholesterol may be harmful to the body after it has become oxidised.
Vitamin E is a fat-soluble antioxidant vitamin that protects cell membranes from damage. It is incorporated into the cell membranes and helps maintain their integrity throughout the body.As an antioxidant vitamin E acts as a free-radical scavenger. Free radicals are common in the body, arising through a variety of mechanisms. Some are generated in the body as part of normal energy-producing processes, some are generated by pollutants such as air pollution, and some are generated by lifestyle factors such as excess dietary fats, cigarette smoke, and alcohol ingestion. Many of these free radicals are dealt with by the bodys own antioxidant defenses. Some free radicals escape these defenses, and tend to accumulate. Research suggests that this accumulation of free radicals can result in cellular damage.Vitamin E helps maintain heart health as it can help to protect artery walls from free radical damage. A damaged artery wall is more susceptible to...
Antioxidants act as free-radical scavengers. Free radicals are common in the body, arising through a variety of mechanisms. Some are generated in the body as part of normal energy-producing processes, some are generated by pollutants such as air pollution, and some are generated by lifestyle factors such as excess dietary fats, cigarette smoke, and alcohol ingestion. Many of these free radicals are dealt with by the bodys own free radical, antioxidant defenses. Some free radicals, however, escape these defenses, and tend to accumulate. Research suggests that this accumulation of free radicals can result in cellular damage. The nutrients vitamin C, vitamin E, zinc, selenium & grape seed have antioxidant properties that help to reduce the risk of cell damage attributed to free radicals. Vitamin B6 and folic acid enhance the antioxidant nutrients in this formula.
Vitamins and minerals are involved in many biochemical processes in the body and as such have a part to play in the health of nearly every organ in the body. Siberian ginseng has been shown to improve physical and mental responses particularly where there is fatigue and low energy. It can help to restore and strengthen the immune response. Iodine is important for the normal functioning of the thyroid gland as it is an essential nutrient required for the synthesis of thyroid hormones. Thyroid hormones affect almost every cell in the body and regulate oxygen use, metabolic rate and cellular metabolism. Chromium, an essential nutrient for sugar metabolism, works closely with insulin to facilitate the uptake of glucose into cells. Physical activity and a diet high in refined sugars can increase the loss of chromium from the body.The B group vitamins play an essential role in the metabolic processes of...