Is Lyprinol like other marine or fish oils?
No. Lyprinol is extracted from GLM, and contains a unique mix of omega-3 fatty acids. The patented processing of Lyprinol protects their activity. Lyprinol is 350 times more effective than, for example, Salmon oil.
Is Lyprinol like other GLM products?
No. The lipids in GLM are extremely sensitive to oxidation. Only Lyprinol has a special patented extraction process which protects their activity.
Is Lyprinol like other omega-3 products?
No. Lyprinol is 200-350 times more effective.
I am allergic to shellfish. Can I take Lyprinol?
Yes. Allergies respond to carbohydrate or proteins. The extraction process used in Lyprinol isolates only fats. Lyprinol is safe for people suffering from fish or shellfish allergies.
I am vegetarian (or Vegan). Can I take Lyprinol?
Lyprinol is a mix of fats extracted from mussels and encapsulated in a gelatin casing. This may cause concerns for vegetarians.
Is Lyprinol suitable for children?
Yes. Children as young as 3 can take it, but take care and consult your doctor if in any doubt.
Why is Lyprinol "new improved"?
The Lyprinol capsules now have a thin coating of xylose. This ensures that they dissolve in the duodenum rather than (as previously) in the stomach. This prevents repeating.
How does Lyprinol differ from these other food sources of omega-3 fatty acids?
One of the main differences between Lyprinol and fish oils is the amount required to produce a significant effect. Compared to fish oil doses of 18g per day, Lyprinol has been shown to be effective at a dose of 1 to 2 capsules per day. This is equivalent to just 100mg of Lyprinol oil and 300mg of olive oil. This equals just 400mg of fat per day, compared to 18g per day, if you were to take fish oils.
Independent studies have compared Lyprinol to several foods high in omega-3 fatty acids. Lyprinol has been shown to be:
- 100 times more potent than EPA Max (fish oil)
- 125 times more potent than orginal freeze dried mussel powder
- 175 times more potent than evening primrose oil
- 175 times more potent than Salmon Oil
- 200 times more potent than Flax Oil
Lyprinol is one of the best natural sources of omega-3 in the diet, because it contains additional lipids, unique to the Green Lipped Mussel - its like fish oil but much better.
Does Lyprinol have the same side effects as fish oil supplements?
No, Lyprinol has none of the side effects associated with fish oils.
Fish oil supplements are dietary supplements that contain oil from cold water fish such as mackerel, salmon, black cod, albacore tuna, sardines, and herring. The active ingredients in fish oil supplements are essential fatty acids known as omega-3 fatty acids. They typically include eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA).
Common side effects of fish oil supplements include:
- fishy breath
- upset stomach
- greasy stools
Serious side effects include an increase in the harmful form of LDL cholesterol, large doses of fish oil supplements needed to achieve the potency of lyprinol may also cause weight gain and decrease the absorption of vitamins A, E, D, and K from the stomach. If you have diabetes, use caution when taking fish oil supplements, they are reported to increase blood sugar. Taking large amounts of fish oils over a long period of time may increase the risk of mild bleeding resulting in nosebleeds and bruising.
Lyprinol is not associated with any of the side effects common to cod liver oils.
How is Lyprinol different to cod liver oil?
Cod liver oil is not suitable for people with asthma, diabetes, a blood clotting disorder, or if you are taking Warfarin or other blood thinning medicines. If you are considering taking cod liver oil for any of the above conditions it would be advisable to seek the advice of your doctor before taking cod liver oil products.
It's also not a good idea to use cod liver oil as a fish oil supplement because it contains very high levels of vitamin A. High doses of vitamin A can cause headache, dry skin, itching, and liver damage.
Lyprinol can be taken by everybody, although we recommend that pregnant women and very young children should only use Lyprinol after consultation with a doctor or health visitor.
What are the advantages of Lyprinol over green lipped mussel powders?
Lyprinol has many advantages over green lipped mussel powders including:
- Mussel powders contain proteins, which can cause allergic reactions in some people. Since Lyprinol is an oil all the proteins have been removed
- Mussel powders contain sea salt, which can be a problem for people needing to stay on a low salt diet. Lyprinol contains no sea salts
- Because Lyprinol is a potent concentrate, the dose rate is far lower and the capsules are easier to take.
- The unpleasant odours associated with encapsulated mussel powders have been removed.
Superstim Pro - Questions and Answers
Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS):
How does TENS work?
Pads are placed on or near the area of pain. Soothing pulses are sent via the pads through the skin and along the nerve fibres. The pulses (controlled by the user at all times) suppress pain signals to the brain. TENS also encourages the body to produce higher levels of its own natural pain killing chemicals called Endorphins and Encephalins.
What is the history of TENS?
Stone carvings from the Egyptian Fith Dynasty in 2500 BC depict an electric fish being used to treat pain. Present day TENS began after the landmark paper by Melzack and Wall 1965, entitled "Pain Mechanism: A New Theory." An enormous amount of scientific research followed, resulting in the therapy used today.
Will TENS work for me?
TENS (Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation) is a highly effective treatment for pain. It is used worldwide and recommended by sports coaches, physiotherapy departments, pain clinics, doctors and other medical practitioners. A TENS unit will ease pain, and should result in a decrease of drug intake. For many the relief is dramatic.
Numerous painful medical conditions can be eased with our products including:-
- Rheumatoid and Osteo-arthritis
- Back pain
- Menstrual Pain
- Labour Pain
- Peripheral Nerve Injuries
- Headache and Migraine
- Cancer Pain
- Trigeminal Neuralgia
- Phantom Limb Pain
- Sports Injuries
- Aching Joints
- Post Operative Pain
- Muscular Pain
- Whiplash and Neck Injury and many others.
For years TENS therapy has been used worldwide in both hospitals and the home. For many people, relief is so dramatic that using the Superstim Pro has changed their lives. We are always delighted when someone telephones to tell us that they are pain free for the first time in years ... and it does happen. TENS is a treatment well worth trying. It does not always offer a cure but what it does do is relieve pain. Remember - pain is the body's means of warning that something is amiss. Before using any TENS unit, you should establish the source and cause of your pain.
Contraindications: TENS units must not be used by patients using a demand type pacemaker. Electrode pads should NOT be placed at the front or side of the neck. Units should NOT be used when driving or operating machinery.
Precautions: Pregnant women and patients who have heart disease or epilepsy should seek medical advice before using TENS.
Never use TENS or any other method of pain relief to mask undiagnosed pain as this could require urgent treatment.
Are TENS units safe to use with other medication?
Yes, and you may be able to stop taking pain killing drugs or at least reduce your intake.
Will the treatment hurt?
No, the sensation felt is very pleasant and soothing and is totally controlled by you.
Is a TENS machine easy to use?
Yes, extremely easy to use. Step by step instructions are provided with every machine and if any further advice is needed please contact us.
How long before I feel benefit from my TENS unit?
Some people's pain is relieved immediately whilst others need a little longer. You should also take into account that it may take a while to find the best position for the electrodes.
For how long does the pain relief last?
Some benefit for days after only a half hour treatment, whilst others need to keep their TENS unit on for longer periods.
Electrical Muscle Stimulation (EMS):
Is Electrical Muscle Stimulation (EMS) used for medical or cosmetic purposes?
Both. EMS units are fully compliant with strict medical standards, so that our units can be used for medical purposes. However, they are also excellent for cosmetic toning and are regularly used on the abs, legs and thighs, arms and other areas of the body.
How does Electrical Muscle Stimulation (EMS) work?
EMS works by stimulating muscles by means of tiny electric impulses. These impulses travel to the body from the EMS unit via electrode pads which are attached to the body. Timers on the EMS machine rhythmically contract and relax the muscles, allowing you to tone or work muscles.
What medical conditions are usually treated with EMS?
EMS units are used to treat a number of medical conditions that require muscle stimulation.
The most common are:
- Long-term disuse after fracture or prolonged bed rest.
- Progressive strengthening for joint or muscle injury
- Immobilised limbs
- Atrophy Prevention
- Bell's Palsy
- Stress Incontinence
- Muscle weakness
- Improving muscle tone after weight loss or childbirth
- Muscle spasticity following a stroke
Will EMS work for me?
EMS (Electrical Muscle Stimulation) is highly effective for both cosmetic toning and medical usage. However, for best results EMS should be accompanied with a sensible exercise program so that muscles are correctly worked.
Are EMS units safe to use with other medication?
Yes. They are often used in conjunction with physiotherapy or by themselves for medical or cosmetic toning.
Is an EMS machine easy to use?
Yes. They are extremely easy to use. Step by step instructions are provided with every machine