Sunday, 5 February 2017

GOPO update: Rosehip vs joint pain

injury, knee pain, joint pain, arthritis
GOPO® was discovered over 20 years ago in Denmark

Way back in November (y'know, even before Christmas!) I started a 12-week trial of GOPO - a supplement made from the seeds and husks of a sub-species of the rather beautiful rosehip plant.

The GOPO® Joint Health product contains a high level of GOPO® - a key component of the rose-hip, which may play a valuable role in the care of joints and joint tissues.

Clinical trials involving hundreds of patients with joint pain and arthritis have already taken place. I was hoping the supplement would help with some knee pain I've been experiencing.


Did it work?


Although I should make it clear that I haven't been to the doctors to get a diagnosis for my knee problems, I have been working to improve my 'form' in BodyPump classes and concentrating hard in Pilates in an attempt to strengthen and 'switch on' my glutes - essential if you think certain parts of the body that shouldn't be are taking over to take the strain when you work out. Alongside this I've been taking the GOPO supplement - taking three capsules twice daily for five weeks, then following the maintenance dose of two capsules twice a day.

I'm pleased to say my knee pain has reduced. I'm back squatting with heavier weights - and able to clean and press without worrying something is going to go 'twang'! While it's hard for me to say what the improvement (and it is an improvement, not a complete cure) has been down to, the supplement may well have played a part in it. I certainly can't rule out that it hasn't helped, so I'm obviously glad to have found this option.

Fancy learning a bit more? All the info is here...

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