CONDITION: Sport & Fitness
I have competed in Ironman triathlons, as well as short course triathlons, for thirteen years. Competing in triathlons, especially long-course, requires consistent training, and often long sessions, in all three disciplines - swimming, cycling and running. When I first started using swim paddles in training four years ago, I developed tendinitis of the long bicep tendon that attaches to my left shoulder. This resulted in acute pain of my left shoulder and it negatively impacted on my swim training.
Massage, physio and visits to the sports doctor were not fixing the problem. A few different medical options helped provide temporary relief but it has been an ongoing problem area for me. The best treatment was rest but this meant I couldn’t do what I love. Triathlon.
I started taking Rose-Hip Vital in January this year. Now, eight months on, I can definitely say that it has been a huge help. I am currently training for the Ironman World Championships and clocking up to three sessions a week of swim training both in the ocean and the pool, swimming 3-4km in some sessions. The inflammation has subsided to the point that I can press on my shoulder without pain.
I have not had any interrupted training due to shoulder pain and only occasionally notice it when training. I sincerely believe that the anti-inflammatory properties of Rose-Hip Vital is the reason that I no longer have acute shoulder pain. It’s great that I can take a natural product rather than a drug prescribed by a doctor and it remains effective over a long period. The fact Rose-Hip Vital is clinically proven to work on inflammation tells me that there are bound to be other benefits too. I am hoping that it is inhibiting joint and tissue damage and protecting my cartilage, which at my age whilst training for races is so important. The added bonus of antioxidants and natural Vitamin C helps my immunity and recovery post-training and racing. As an active person I believe in feeding the body the best in whole foods and natural supplements over processed foods and synthetic additives. I am also always on the lookout for what can keep me healthy long term so I can keep racing triathlons. I will continue taking Rose-Hip Vital ongoing for both my shoulder pain and general wellbeing. So pleased I found it!