If you suffer from joint pain the chances are you may regularly take painkillers to bring relief. But with newspaper headlines claiming that regularly taking high doses of pain-relieving drugs could increase your risk of other health problems such as heart disease or stroke you may well be looking for an alternative.
Various herbal remedies and nutritional supplements have been found to help ease joint pain – but what if you’d rather not swallow yet another pill? We asked a panel of Yours readers to test a topical joint pain gel.
Joint gels can be applied directly to your aching joints. They work by delivering painkilling ingredients directly through your skin to the affected area – so they may work faster than supplements, which you often need to take for three months before you see a benefit. And, because you apply the gel directly to your joints there are fewer side effects because your body doesn’t have to deal with any medication.
Pernaton Gel is a natural product that contains Green Lipped Mussel Extract – a great source of Glycosaminoglycans (GAGs), a naturally occurring Glucosamine. If the cartilage in your joints has worn away your joints could become painful, stiff and swollen. Rubbing on a joint gel that contains GAGs could help to maintain the health of your cartilage over time. Pernaton Gel also uses menthol, pine needle oil and other essential oils, which could help bring more relief by increasing circulation around the joints and helping to relax aching, stiff muscles. But does it work?
We asked 100 Yours readers to test Pernaton Gel for a month and then tell us what they thought. A huge 91 per cent of our panel felt that Pernaton Gel had helped to ease the discomfort in their joints, with 34 per cent noticing a big difference. Many conventional over-the-counter joint gels contain ibuprofen, or other pain medication, which means they can’t be used alongside any prescription painkillers that you might be taking. Pernaton Gel is made from natural ingredients (although it may not be suitable for people with an allergy to shellfish) and is safe to use on top of your usual painkillers for added relief – something that went down well with our testers. Many found that the gel had an instant cooling effect to ease inflammation and then a gentle warmth, which helped with the stiffness of their joints.
Because of these brilliant results we were proud to award Pernaton the Yours Recommends seal of approval. Pernaton is available from independent Pharmacies and Health Stores throughout the UK and Ireland.
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“I’ll definitely be buying Pernaton again,” says Janet Scammell (67). “I have severe arthritis, particularly in my left knee. I was struggling to walk and the pain was regularly waking me in the night. I’m sleeping so much better since using Pernaton and I’m walking more comfortably too, it’s made a huge difference to me.”
“I have fibromyalgia and during cold weather I feel like the cold has soaked into my bones leaving me with extreme joint pain,” says . “I don’t like taking anti-inflammatories so I search for alternative ways to ease my pain. I used Pernaton Gel on my knees and ankles – it was easy to apply, felt really soothing and, best of all, it actually helped ease my pain.”
To order Pernaton Gel Call 0121 444 6585 (lines open Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm) or visit www.wellbeing-uk.com. Free Delivery on all UK orders.