Blackmores Glucosamine 1500 is an adjunct to the treatment of osteoarthritis. Taken at the recommended dose, it may help to reduce joint inflammation and swelling, improve joint mobility and provide temporary relief from the pain of osteoarthritis. Researchers found that there was a 50% improvement in pain and mobility after two weeks using glucosamine sulfate 1500mg per day. Features Glucosamine and sulfate are natural components found in the cartilage matrix and synovial fluid. Glucosamine 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 body’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 ‘wear and tear’ 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 joint mobility, increased joint stiffness, inflammation and swelling.
Blackmores Bio E 500 provides a natural source of vitamin E, it is retained long and active in the body. Vitamin E is a natural antioxidant and free radical scavenger. For vitamin E deficiency. 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 body’s 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 protect fat and cholesterol, particularly LDL-cholesterol, from oxidation. Fats and cholesterol are very susceptible to free radical damage, which leads to the formation of a toxic derivative called oxidized LDL-cholesterol. It is currently understood that LDL-cholesterol is only harmful to the body after it has become oxidized.
Blackmores Multivitamins + Minerals Contains Essential Vitamins And Minerals To Provide Your Body And Mind With All-Round Nutritional Support And Help Maintain Health Every Day. It Helps Supplement An Unbalanced Diet In One-A-Day Dose.
Celery seed is traditionally used to relieve joint pain. Blackmores Celery 7000 is a concentrated formula that provides the equivalent of 7 g of celery seed per capsule. This formula is ideal for people with swollen, painful joints.
Features Celery seed has traditionally been used to assist in the relief of symptoms of joint pain. Celery has been found to have anti-inflammatory and analgesic activity. Gout is a type of arthritis caused by an increased concentration of uric acid. Uric acid is the end product of purine metabolism. Foods high in purines therefore contribute to the body's production of uric acid. These foods include organ meats (eg. liver, kidneys, brains, heart, lambs fry), prawns, lobster, oysters, salami, pate, sardines and anchovies. From a traditional naturopathic perspective accumulation of waste substances in the body can contribute to arthritis and rheumatism. Celery stimulates the enzyme glutathione-S-transferase which helps clear accumulated toxic substances from the body.
Garlic contains sulphur compounds which are concentrated in the bulb. These sulphur compounds include alliin, a sulphur-containing amino acid. Alliin is responsible for many of the beneficial actions of garlic. Alliin is converted by enzymes naturally occurring in garlic to the active compound allicin, when garlic is cut, crushed or chewed. Allicin is responsible for the characteristic smell of garlic, and the biological activity of garlic lies in its ability to produce allicin.
Lecithin is an important component of all cells in the body and aids in the metabolism of fats, allowing them to be used by the cells of the body. With other lipids, lecithin is important for maintaining the structural integrity of cell membranes, which regulate the passage of nutrients into and out of the cells. As part of the cell membrane it facilitates communication between the cells, which is important for cell growth, regulation and function. Blackmores Lecithin 1200 is derived from soya beans.
This Chocolate Honey is in the Tasmanian Honey Company's Nouveau range of flavoured honeys. The pure, unheated honey is Tasmanian Meadow, a combination of clover, blackberry, buttercup, and wildflower (a mild, delicate honey, with a smooth finish), with the addition of 10% shaved chocolate. Delicious as a spread on toast or scones, as a topping for ice cream, or enjoyed simply by the spoonful! PORTION: 400G PACKING: 1