Healthy joints and hair

Joint pain relief

Glucosamine can provide pain relief for those suffering from joint pain. Glucosamine is found naturally in cartilage. It restores damaged cartilage and slows down thinning of the cartilage. Whelehans’ 1500mg Glucosamine caplets cost €8.95 per month. This is less expensive than leading brands such as Vitabiotics Jointcare. Glucosamine, eg Dona, is allowed on the medical card when prescribed by a doctor.

Lyprinol is a potent anti-arthritic omega 3 supplement available in Whelehans Pharmacy, Mullingar. Trials have shown that Lyprinol has 200 to 300 times more anti-inflammatory potency than other Omega 3 supplements and is as effective as prescription-only medication for inflammatory joint pain. There is a €4 voucher off Lyprinol in this copy of the Advertiser.

Hair, skin, and nails

Nutritional deficiencies can contribute to increased hair loss by weakening hair shafts that cause breakage to the hair and slow regrowth. Hair problems caused by nutritional deficiencies can be corrected by a good diet. Of all nutrients that benefit hair growth, biotin has the biggest impact. It is found in food sources such as eggs and liver. If someone has thinning or damaged hair; a biotin supplement is a good choice.

Whelehans Hair, Skin and Nails formula costs €8.49 per pack of 30. Viviscal Hair Repair is a new product especially designed to help damaged and thinning hair. It restores damaged hair from the effects of over-styling, heat treatments, straighteners, colouring, extensions, etc. It contains a mix of vitamins and minerals important to hair and skin health, including amino acids and the scientifically developed AminoMar C, which is a marine protein extract which could be the key to modern-day hair problems.

Whelehans Pharmacy, 38 Pearse Street, Mullingar (opposite the Greville Arms Hotel ). Tel (044 ) 9334591.

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