The most commonly desired lifestyle change of the Irish population is to be more active, according to the Healthy Ireland Survey 2015 conducted on behalf of the Department of Health.[i] Lack of mobility is becoming a common concern in Ireland due an ageing population, sporting injuries as well as the rise in obesity. As we head into the cold winter months the drop in temperature will affect joint health of those with existing complaints as well as those who are active or involved in sports.
MOVIAL PLUS is a natural food supplement containing unique active ingredients specifically developed to support normal collagen formation of bones and cartilage for those suffering with mobility issues. One of the most important factors in joint health is the fluid inside the joint. This synovial fluid not only lubricates or “oils” the joint, but actually nourishes the whole joint providing protection from damage and assisting in the healing process. Movial Plus stimulates synovial cell function and exerts an anti-inflammatory effect upon the joints. In fact, Movial Plus significantly reduces joint pain from the first month of treatment, compared with some pain medication.
A study carried out by the chief medical director of Atlético de Madrid on professional footballers found that for those with chondral affectations (i.e. defect of articular cartilage at the end of the bones such as that resulting from direct blow to a bent knee) Movial Plus has demonstrated to be very effective and well tolerated, representing a clear therapeutic alternative of great interest.[ii]
Lack of mobility usually comes with age, which can often directly affect the quality of life. This wear and tear of joints, is exacerbated by the lack of synovial fluid in the joint which leads to a subsequent destruction of cartilage. Mobility problems are no longer only experienced by ageing seniors, but more frequently the slow and gradual weighing down of joints is very common in:
- Obese and overweight patients
- Sporting injuries
- Bad postural habits
- Strenuous joint activity
- Periods of immobilisation
- Inactive lifestyle
THE EXPERTS AGREE:
Eamonn O’Muircheartaigh MISCP – A chartered Physiotherapist who set up the ‘Maynooth Physiotherapy and Sports Injury Clinic’ in 1996 and has worked extensively with intercounty GAA teams as well as the Irish International rules team added the following:
“Degenerative joints are usually characterised by a number of issues including chronic inflammation, decreased range of movement, muscle atrophy as well as early morning stiffness or pain. This is as a result of the cartilage degenerating over the years due to constant weight bearing or previous fracture involving the joint surfaces. Cartilage is relatively avascular and depends on the synovial fluid for its nourishment. Movial Plus helps to increase synovial fluid production to maintain joint cartilage function as well as exerting an anti-inflammatory effect. This then enables us to start rehabilitating the arthritic joint to restore the muscle power around the affected joint.”
Anthony Rainbow, former Kildare All Ireland GAA Football Player and Business Development Manager at Scope Healthcare says, “Injuries are unavoidable when playing Gaelic football and my joints have taken considerable punishment over the years. Movial plus has helped with my mobility, flexibility and pain management. Since retiring from Gaelic football the product continues to provide a benefit to me as I get older.”
“Sitting is the New Smoking,” says Anna Frankland of Reform Pilates. “I believe that at any age movement is critical to help maintain a healthy body and mind. For my older clients, maintaining mobility in the joints becomes one of the main focuses of the exercises they do in studio. Not only does this help to reduce everyday aches and pains but it also enables an active lifestyle when combined with a healthy diet, supported by supplements where necessary and sufficient rest.”
HOW DOES MOVIAL PLUS WORK?
Thanks to its exclusive combination of active ingredients – including hyaluronic acid, hydrolyzed collagen type II, pomegranate extract and vitamin C – MOVIAL PLUS presents a triple action mechanism:
- Hydrolyzed collagen type II occurs naturally in the body. This is a source of amino acids which give structure and tone to connective tissue.
- Vitamin C contributes to normal collagen formation, healthy bones and cartilage, all of which are the building blocks of our joints. It also contributes to the protection of cells from oxidative damage (often due to ageing).
- Hyaluronic acid is a key component of the extracellular matrix, occurring naturally in the body. It is a key component of synovial fluid and cartilage.
Movial Plus is a perfect support whether you lead an active lifestyle or struggle with stiffness and pain due to osteoarthritis or other forms of joint disease. It does not contain prohibited substances for athletes and can be safely used by diabetics. For additional information on the benefits of Movial Plus please visit www.scopehealthcare.ie or speak to your pharmacist or GP today.
[ii] “EXPERIENCIA CLÍNICA CON ÁCIDO HIALURÓNICO ORAL EN PATOLOGÍA DEPORTIVA Y ARTRÓSICA”, Jose Mª Villalón, Jefe Servicios Médicos, Atlético de Madrid, XXIV CONGRESO ANUAL SOMACOT 2013, SOCIEDAD MATRITENSE DE CIRUGÍA ORTOPÉDICA Y TRAUMATOLOGÍA, ARANJUEZ, MADRID