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Topic # 115581 31-Mar-2013 10:29
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Hey guys,
My dad is early 60s and has had stiff back and shoulder joints for as long as I've been around (I'm 20)
Yesterday in the mail a vital3 brochure arrived. Instantly it looked like spam and complete lies but if anyone has tried this formula please post your experience with it. On a different note, is there any pain relief you recommend to help ease up the joints. I also read flexo plex is highly rated but it can only be ordered from the US online. He's keen to try something other than going to the back lady to get a bow in (or something lol)

Edit: of course the brochure of vital 3 says risk free, money back, proven to work, amazing reviews




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  Reply # 789861 31-Mar-2013 10:39
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Fish oil helps...but hes probably doing that anyway... Ill have a word with my father to see what readily available stuff he uses for his arthritis - hes been through enough different things :)




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Reply # 789886 31-Mar-2013 11:56
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Fish oil capsules are good but Glucosamine is the best. I use NutraLife Glucosamine 1500 Complex because it has other necessary minerals in it. I have used it for years as well as fish oil and it definitely helps. (I am 71)
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  Reply # 789957 31-Mar-2013 16:15
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I use a knee stool and that fixes my back pain.

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  Reply # 789961 31-Mar-2013 16:24
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To the OP: I think you should listen to your inner voice that is clearly telling you that Vital 3 is bunkum. The blurb you just quoted is all you really need to know this.




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  Reply # 791873 2-Apr-2013 19:20
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thanks for your help, ill pass info onto dad. yea i think ill give this advertisement a miss :) last time he used Glucosamine he had a bad reaction to it, so i found him a different kind and hes keen to give it a try.




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  Reply # 792636 3-Apr-2013 20:03
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Forget the vital 3, go for fish oil and glucosamine. IME these work best if you run higher doses than it says on the tin. 5-10g of fish oil/day (dont pay more than 10c/cap) and a few grams of glucosamine.

Also, look into cissus quadrangularis. It is an excellent supplement for joints and tendons and is popular among bodybuilders and athletes which is how I heard about it. Cheapest if you buy from the US and cheapest if you buy bulk powder instead of caps but it does taste nasty. It really does work wonders. Google "cissus quadrangularis joints" ;)

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  Reply # 792645 3-Apr-2013 20:19
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I put my geriatric cat on a supplement with fish oil and green-lipped mussel and now he bounces around like a 3yr old.

My advise is always to check with a highly qualified naturopath to source the best natural supplements and their appropriate dosage according to age and ailment.

There's too much gimmickry and lack of accountability in the natural supplement marketing industry to trust them as a reliable source of info.

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  Reply # 792974 4-Apr-2013 10:17
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I personally would not go into a forum and ask for medicinal advise :-)  
Drag your dad to the doctor and get them to look at him, there are LOADS of combinations of drugs that are available, and they have to work out which combination work best (trial and error to start with to be honest), but once they get the right ones it is a huge relief ... my wife has had arthritis since she was 21 (she's 39 now), her hands and feet are fecked but she is now on an uber drug ($3000 per injection .. thank you Mr and Mrs Taxpayers!!) that has slowed things down considerably, reduced the swelling and pain right down ... joints are still fecked of course because once they are busted they stay busted .. so don't let your dads joints get to the point where they are ruined, get a referral from your GP for a rheumatologist ... makes life much better!

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  Reply # 793213 4-Apr-2013 14:09
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It could be something as easy as doing some daily exercise and taking some Nurofen.

But in all reality he should go see a Doctor.


I'll tell you what my wife would say (she's a Doctor) ----- His father should go see his Doctor.

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Morgana42: Fish oil capsules are good but Glucosamine is the best. I use NutraLife Glucosamine 1500 Complex because it has other necessary minerals in it. I have used it for years as well as fish oil and it definitely helps. (I am 71)
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agreed - I am developing arthritis and both these help a lot - also condriton.

I would also highly recommend certain forms of tai chi and yoga. Movement is the best fix for stiffness.

If you are in chch chans martial Arts run tai chi lessons and they include teaching 6-8 warmup stretching, loosening exercises that are really good. It is completely low impact.

If going somewher eis no good suggest to your dad the following:

Pretend to pick up sticks.
Bend down ( as far as comfortable)
Pick up sticks from the ground.
Stand up slowly, unclurling from bottom to top with your head last.
look at the sky and raise your hands above your head.
Breeak the sticks and bring your arms in a long slow circle around to hang down again. Repeat - 5-10 times, 2 - 3 times per day.

even standing up out of a chair, slowly looking towards the ceiling, raising arms and bringing them down in a slow circle will help. Un curl slowly, concentrate on straightening from bottom to tye, pece by piece.

It really helps with hips, back, shoulders , neck.

also walking. Gets ankles nad knees working again.





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  Reply # 793931 5-Apr-2013 15:35
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Azzura: It could be something as easy as doing some daily exercise and taking some Nurofen.

But in all reality he should go see a Doctor.


I'll tell you what my wife would say (she's a Doctor) ----- His father should go see his Doctor.


yea he's a very active carpenter 4-5 days a week and see's the doctor every 3 months. Like its not to the point were it's restricting his activities, but i guess when you get older, you want to be as unstiff and feeling as young as possible :) 

 

i guess, i'm 20 myself haha so i'm not sure




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  Reply # 793956 5-Apr-2013 16:29
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b0untypure1: Hey guys,
My dad is early 60s and has had stiff back and shoulder joints for as long as I've been around (I'm 20)


If you want helpful advice from others with similar experiences then it helps to be more specific about the diagnosed medical condition. If it hasn't been medically diagnosed then that is a good first step as has already been suggested.

Stiff joints can be from several problems including one of the many forms of arthritis. The treatments can differ markedly so asking for advice about the efficacy of a specific product will give you many different answers.

I had stiff joints and arthritis because of another condition. Glucosamine & chondroitin and fish helped but the symptoms disappeared when the actual underlying condition was identified and treated.




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