Worried about the toll exercise is taking on your joints? Rose-hip extract Gopo could help
Look out for a new supplement available in Boots from August that harnesses the naturally-occurring anti-inflammatory powers of rosehip to reduce joint pain and rebuild cartilage.
LitoZin Drink Powder comes in convenient powder sachets that each deliver a full daily dose of Gopo - an active compound of Rosa canina, a sub-species of rose-hip. Researchers found that its anti-inflammatory properties eased symptoms for sufferers of osteoarthritis and joint pain.
The drink can also be taken for sports injuries and general wear and tear.
One advantage of taking Gopo is that it reduces the need for other painkillers and anti-inflammatory drugs after just a few months: 82% of patients reported a reduction in pain after taking Gopo for three weeks.
While Gopo is derived from rose-hips, the bad news for hedgerow foragers is that simply picking and juicing the fruits does not give you the same benefits. Gopo is heat and light sensitive, so rose-hips must be cultivated, harvested and processed in a carefully controlled environment to ensure optimum extraction.
Find out more about LitoZin Drink Powder and Gopo, on sale at Boots from August priced at £20.42 for 20 sachets.
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