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Foods to Combat Arthritis

Discover the right diet to fight arthritis symptoms In 400 BC, the Greek physician Hippocrates – the ‘Father of Western Medicine’ – had already discovered that food has a major impact on our health. Naturally, this also includes our joint health. Some foods seem to...

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A Natural Treatment for Chronic Lower Back Pain

If you have ever experienced lower back pain, then you are certainly not alone. Lower back pain is one of the most common complaints as to why patients book to see their GP or are forced to take time off work. The intensity of back pain can vary massively from case to...

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Curcumin for Joint Complaints

Traditional Ayurvedic medicine has used Curcumin (found in Turmeric) for centuries to treat inflammation. Ayurveda is a natural system of medicine, originated in India more than 3,000 years ago. The term Ayurveda is derived from the Sanskrit words ayur (life) and veda...

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Green Lipped Mussel – 6 benefits for your Health

Over the past 20 years, there has been lots of research into the positive effects of Green-lipped mussels on the joints. The green-lipped mussel gets its name from the vivid green markings around the edge of its shell. It’s a unique mollusc that lives exclusively in...

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Vitamin C: Bone and Joint Health

A healthy diet can do great things for so many aspects of your health and wellbeing. Alongside a healthy diet, supplements (including vitamins) can help your body fight off colds/ illnesses and also build strong/ healthy bones. Some supplements can also help to...

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The importance of Vitamin D

How do we know that vitamin D is important for your muscles, bones and joints More studies are showing that a lack of vitamins can lead to ill health and severe pain conditions in including osteoporosis, rheumatoid arthritis, muscle aches and bone pain. Many illnesses...

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What is Arthritis

  Arthritis is a very common problem affecting millions of people across the world, one in every 3 adults over the age of 50 in fact .Women are more likely to suffer it as men and the most commonly affected areas are the knee or hip joints. More often than not...

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Red algae as a source of Calcium for improved bone health

Calcium: good for maintaining strong bones Calcium is an important component of the bones. As we get older, the amount of calcium in our bones gradually decreases. You often don't feel it at all. The bones become more brittle and eventually can break. A broken hip is...

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Use of Green-lipped mussel for Arthritis in Cats

Arthritis in cats is a common condition that causes painful joints and can make moving uncomfortable for them. Arthritis can occur in any joint, but it is commonly found in the back legs of cats. This is due to the amount of jumping they do and the stresses but on...

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Use of Green-lipped Mussel in Horses

  The Green-lipped mussel (Perna canaliculus) is a unique animal that lives exclusively in the pure waters around New Zealand. As the name implies, this mollusc has a beautiful green coloured edge to its shells. The benefits of this special mollusc are becoming...

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Green lipped Mussel v Fish Oil

There are many types of arthritis, all of which affect the joints. The word arthritis comes from a combination of two Greek words: ‘Arthro’ meaning joint and ‘itis’ meaning inflammation. Osteoarthritis (OA) is the most common, chronic (long-lasting) joint condition in...

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Shellfish Allergy: Crustaceans v Molluscs

The term ‘shellfish’ is broadly used to describe exoskeleton-bearing aquatic invertebrates. However, not all shellfish are the same and they can be further divided into two smaller categories, ‘Molluscs’ and ‘Crustaceans’. Crustaceans (prawn, crab, lobster) are...

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Combining Synofit products with other items

  It is often wrongly assumed that nutritional supplements can always be used together with any medication or other supplements. After all, dietary supplements are freely available (no need for a prescription) and their composition is more like 'nutrition' than...

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Allergens in Synofit

If you are intolerant to a certain substance, it is wise to pay close attention when choosing food and nutritional supplements. Allergic reactions are not only annoying they can also be dangerous in some situations. Allergens in Foods There are fourteen allergens that...

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