How golden girl Dame Mary Peters keeps on the move thanks to supplement
A natural food supplement which is linked to an improved quality of life for those suffering from arthritis and asthma has been given a winning endorsement by Northern Ireland's legendary Olympian golden girl, Dame Mary Peters.
The 77-year-old takes the supplement, Lyprinol, daily and says she hasn't an ache.
Dame Mary, who won a gold medal in the pentathlon in the 1972 Munich Olympics as well as three Commonwealth Games golds and a silver during her illustrious athletics career, adds: "I walk for an hour every day where my diary allows it; I eat well and I take Lyprinol every day.
"Because it is Omega 3 and it is a lubricant, it's good for your joints. The capsules are not hard to take, because they're small and easy to swallow."
The vital ingredient in the supplement is a natural, highly purified extract from the Green-Shelled Mussel, harvested in New Zealand. The extract is said to be 100 times more potent than the fish oil EPA Max and contains a rare combination of lipid groups and unique Omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids.
While Omega-3 fatty acids are known to support the heart and the creation of healthy cholesterol levels, the Omega-3s in Lyprinol are believed to provide nutritional support against excess inflammation of the joints and airways which can lead to stiffness, less flexibility or inflamed airways. Inflammation has been found to be reduced within four to eight weeks of beginning use.
Lyprinol has been the subject of several clinical tests and in one study at Poland's Clinic of Rheumatology and Internal Medicine it was found to reduce pain in people with osteoarthritis by 89%, while 91% of the 50 adults tested reported an improved quality of life.
Clinical trials involving asthma sufferers at Indiana University in 2013 found that the use of Lyprinol reduced dependence on inhalers by 83% and improved lung function of asthmatics who suffer from exercise-induced attacks by 59%.
Dame Mary, who is campaigning for Mary's Race to a Million which aims to raise £1m over the next three years for her charity, The Mary Peters Trust, which works to support individual sports competitors, attended a celebration at Gordon's Pharmacy in Cornmarket, Belfast, to mark the success of the health product since its launch in the summer of 2014. Ryan Gordon, marketing manager of the Gordon's Chemists group, says: "I can think of no-one better to endorse the brand than Dame Mary, who stood for sporting excellence in her heyday and is still an inspiration to so many people". Lyprinol is also available from a wide range of pharmacies and health stores around Northern Ireland.