The building blocks of cartilage, tendons, ligaments and bones: the structural proteins elastin and collagen, the different types of collagen, proteoglycans (glucosamine, chondroitin, hyaluronic acid).
Nutrients that can naturally support the joints: Collagen types I, II and III, certain essential amino acids (lysine, threonine), proteoglycans with moisturising effects (glucosamine, chondroitin, hyaluronic acid), MSM, rosehip (containing natural vitamin C, zinc and galactolipids), minerals (zinc, manganese, copper, selenium, calcium), vitamins (C, E, B3, K2, D3), fruits (melon extract, rosehip) and alpine plants (edelweiss and gentian)… .
For muscles and energy: our muscles enable us to perform precise movements, keep our balance and maintain our posture, and produce heat. To care for our muscles, regular, moderate physical training and proper nutrition are essential. Our muscle mass decreases with age and our strength decreases in parallel (1 to 2% per year from the age of 30). The consequences of reduced muscle mass include a marked increase in the risk of falls and fractures, as well as poor balance and reduced ability to move. An intake of protein, leucine (a specific amino acid) and HMB can help maintain and increase muscle mass. Other ingredients contribute to the body’s normal energy metabolism. Is sport a source of rejuvenation? Read the article on the importance of sport, written following the Sports Medicine Congress 2019.
How do you recover from sports injuries? Whether you have injured ligaments, tendons, cartilage or muscles, find out what happens in your body, the usual recommendations of health professionals (which in no way replaces consulting your doctor and following the prescribed treatment) in order to avoid a next injury. Nutrition can support recovery from sports injuries.
I have osteoarthritis, what can I do? How can I adapt my lifestyle? Osteoarthritis is the disorder affecting the joints. The joints most affected are the knees, hips, hands and back. Osteoarthritis is a progressive and excessive deterioration of cartilage, which can lead to direct bone rubbing. This complex disease also affects the subchondral bones (and can cause osteophytes and sclerosis), synovial fluid (synovitis), ligaments and muscles. Multiple factors can lead to this degeneration, including shocks and injuries, lack of physical activity (undernourishment of immobile joints), misalignment, overweight, repetitive movements, certain intensive sports, muscle wasting, genetic factors, metabolic factors (especially for hand joints), inflammatory factors, or vitamin deficiency…
The impact of the menopause and some advice on how to approach this phase with serenity, a short article on the normal ageing of the skin and a long article about body changes while aging and nutrients to support our health. Oxidative stress plays here an important role and certain nutrients help protect cells against oxidative stress.
A short overview of brain and eye function and the support of certain nutrients in maintaining normal brain and eye function.
Nutrients can be considered as support for the body. However, they do not treat disease and do not replace medication. Food supplements do not substitute for a varied and balanced diet and a healthy lifestyle. Do not exceed daily recommended intake.
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