The menopause is an often overlooked aspect of womanhood that is shrouded in stigma. It is all too often suffered in silence, despite the profound affect that it may have on a women’s life. Symptoms can last for many years. They can include hot flushes, night sweats, loss of libido and low mood, all impacted by changing hormone levels.
Bone and Joint Health
Less commonly acknowledged is the impact of the menopause on bone and joint health. This is despite joint pain affecting 40% of all menopausal women. Significantly more prevalent in women than men, joint stiffness is the most common contributor to impairment of quality of life and work in women of a menopausal age.
Menopausal joint pain is often mistaken as an inevitable part of the ‘ageing’ process. Whilst women may seek help for other symptoms, they struggle on with aching and painful joints. For many this results in a downward spiral of taking less exercise, weight gain and further joint pain.
GOPO® Rose Hip Joint Health
GOPO® Rose Hip Joint Health is a powerful natural anti-inflammatory treatment made from 100% specially cultivated rose-hip. It has a high level of the galactolipid GOPO® and is rich in Vitamin C. This is a key component in the body’s natural production of collagen. GOPO® has been shown in randomised, placebo controlled clinical trials to relieve joint pain and stiffness in women of menopausal age, contributing to improved activity levels. In one study, 8 out of 10 patients reported a significant reduction in pain after just 3 weeks of GOPO®.
GOPO® Joint Health is available from Boots, Amazon, supermarkets and independent chemists nationwide and is priced at £20.48 for 120 capsules and £30.99 for 200 capsules.
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