PERNATON® and mobility

Did you know?

8.9 million adults in the UK, have visited their GP’s in the last year for joint issues or related conditions.

59% of suffers are women.

The condition of our joints is a critical factor for our general well-being. The more flexible our musculoskeletal system, the larger our radius of action and the more diverse activities we can undertake. However, physical labour, sport or abnormal attitudes subject our joints to stress, and in the worst case they may be damaged. In addition, age takes its toll on our joints. Protection and precaution are thus urgently recommended. But what are the main points to be considered?

Lubricating and protecting
Two of the elements that ensure that our joints remain flexible are articular cartilage and synovial fluid. The ends of the bones are covered by a layer of cartilage that serves as a buffer against shocks; the fluid ensures that the joints are lubricated.

Nutrients are important
For optimum functioning both elements must receive adequate nutrients.

Natural glycosaminglycans (GAG) contained in the original Perna extract PERNATON® serve this purpose.

Maintaining mobility
They ensure an intact balance between growth and breakdown of cartilage and ensure the preservation of the cartilage. The synovial fluid is responsible for transporting nutrients to the cartilage. In addition to the supply of nutrients to the joint cartilage, the synovial fluid also lubricates the joints. The clear, viscous fluid ensures that the cartilage is not damaged by abrasion.

Sufficient fluid
Joints and movement are mutually dependent. Only movement provides for lively metabolic activity in the body. This is in turn critical for the joints, ensuring renewal of the cartilage and fluid. By the way: drinking sufficient amounts of liquid is essential for efficient metabolism.

Low-impact sports:
• Swimming – Relieves the joints
• Water Aerobics – Relieves the joints
• Cycling – Ideal for the knees – given correct settings
• Walking – Strengthens the muscles
• Yoga – Improves strength and mobility
• Dancing – Promotes mobility

Caution: In sporting activities it is always important to apply the correct technique.

Professional tips

Healthy diet and daily exercise

Tina Wohlwend, 50, certified therapist in a health practice in Binningen/Basel.

Our well-being strongly depends on physical mobility. If the latter is reduced, medical therapists such as Tina Wohlwend can help restore it. In such a case, however, prevention is better than a cure.

Tina, what is the main task of a medical therapist?
Generally speaking, we strive to enhance our patients’ quality of life by improving mobility and thus well-being.

When does a patient normally come to you?
Usually in the case of musculoskeletal disorders, due to illness, work or sports injuries. The afflictions of old age or physical stress are further possible reasons.

What does the treatment consist of?
We distinguish between active and passive therapies. Active therapies are, e.g. muscle building, stabiliza­tion of the joints and kinesiatrics. Passive therapies include massages, ultrasound and fango.

How can we avoid the need for treatment?
If we exclude illness and accidents, a balanced diet and daily exercise are a good recipe. Physical mobility, however, depends on properly functioning joints and elastic tendons and ligaments.

How can we achieve this?
Swimming, Nordic walking, gymnastics and similar are good preventative measures. For people over the age of 40 we additionally recommend regenerating the body with original Perna extract from New Zealand green-lipped mussels by internal and external application. Original Perna extract supplies valuable nutrients for essential support, among other things, of joint function.

FAQ

Do PERNATON® products contain sugar/gluten/lactose?

The capsules are free of sugar, gluten and lactose.

What is the recommended dosage of PERNATON® for adults?
PERNATON® Classic: 3 capsules per day are recommended in the first three months. If needed, the doage can be increased to 6 capsules. After three months or in the event of early improvement, the dosage can be reduced by 2 capsules per day.

The stated recommended dosage should not be exceeded. Dietary supplements should not be used as a substitute for a balanced and varied diet.

Can PERNATON® be taken in combination with other forms of medication?
PERNATON® is compatible with other medications.
No reports of relevant interactions are known to date.

When should PERNATON® not be taken? 
Persons with allergies to shellfish/seafood.
Persons who are allergic to heparin.