Fall in love with carbs again to save the UK £5.7 billion
FALL IN LOVE WITH CARBS AGAIN TO SAVE THE UK
Super-carbs could herald the end of joint problems
Hyaluronan, the carbohydrate found naturally in the body that has recently been dubbed the super-carb, could hold the answer to the UKs sport and/or age-related joint problems, with the potential to save £5.7 billion a year in treatment costs.
Signalling an end to the days of health-conscious Brits staunchly avoiding carbohydrates, super-carb hyaluronan plays an active role in maintaining joint health by reducing friction and acting as a natural anti-inflammatory agent, and, as a carbohydrate itself, is abundant in carbohydrate-rich, starchy foods. These are plentiful in the same hyaluronan that everyone is born with, but which rapidly depletes with age, accelerating the stiffness of joints, dry eyes and wrinkly, sagging skin.
This is because hyaluronan is a long-chained molecule that loves to bind water, explains Wendy Atkinson, managing director at www.modernherbals.co.uk, and chairperson of the national association of health stores. This gives water a jelly-like quality that allows it to lubricate movable parts of the body, such as joints and muscles. To stay supple and avoid joint conditions such as age-related arthritis or inflammation due to sport, its critical to maintain the space between joints, and hyaluronan plays a major role in improving the cushioning at the end of the bones to keep moving comfortable.
Gelatinous hyaluronan surrounds the elastin and collagen that comprise the extracellular matrix (ECM), a gel-like fluid that surrounds all living cells and is essential to life. Hyaluronan prevents the stretchy fibres in the body from overstretching and drying out, continues Wendy, by continually bathing them in this nutritious, water-based gelatinous fluid, because this super-carb can hold up to 1000 times its own weight in water which it delivers right to the areas that need it most.
With 8.5 million people in the UK suffering from osteoarthritis, and a further 30 million incapacitated due to amateur sports injuries*, incorporating a hyaluronan supplement into a daily routine could have a dramatic effect in improving Britons quality of life and, as we have seen, has the potential to save a debt-ridden NHS billions of pounds. Whereas traditional treatments for arthritic conditions and other joint complaints can cause side effects such as digestive disorders – and can even cause more damage by relieving pain without reducing wear and tear on the joints – taking a supplement helps restore the concentration of hyaluronan in the body to keep it healthy and effectively lubricated.
Wendy recommends Syno-Vital, a natural, colourless and odourless liquid form of hyaluronan that is drunk daily in a glass of water. Physical exercise is also known to help increase the level of hyaluronan in the blood serum, she concludes. We advise that those suffering from osteoarthritis exercise in the morning and take Syno-Vital midday when the joints will benefit from a top up. Its fantastic that the UK is rediscovering its love-affair with carbs the benefits of Syno-Vital alone are proof that its crucial not to exclude a certain food group from a diet.
Syno-Vital also helps combat the signs of ageing, reducing fine lines, wrinkles and dry skin as well as maintaining healthy eyes. It comes in a box of 30 sachets (a months supply) and is available nationwide, retailing from £29.99. For more information about Syno-Vital call 0800 731 0725 or log onto the recently revamped Modern Herbals site www.modernherbals.com to place an order.