New Image Energy Support, Joint Support and Sport Support Capsules

Energy Support – 30 Capsules

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They Say – EFSA Approved Ingredients - Co-enzyme Q10 & Ginseng with Folate & B12 which have been proven to contribute to a reduction of tiredness & fatigue.

  • Co-Enzyme Q10 & Ginseng.
  • Vitamins B2, B3, B5, B6, B12, which contribute to the reduction of tiredness and fatigue.
  • Thiamine, Copper and Biotin contribute to normal energy-yielding metabolism.
  • Get the spark back in to your life
  • Helps your energy levels
  • Ideal for busy lifestyles
  • Suitable for Vegetarians. Lactose, Yeast, Gluten Free & No added Salt or Sugar
  • 30 Capsules – 30 day supply

To discover more - http://www.newimagehealth.com/personal/vitamins/energy-support-30-capsules-3for2.html

We Say – I used this product every day whilst cycling and hiking across Sri Lanka. The 650km trip took three weeks and the most we cycled in one day was 120km, whilst the longest hike we had was six hours climbing through rain forest to an altitude of 1,000 metres. These don’t sound great distances but when the temperature never drops below 28 degrees, day or night, and the humidity is near 85% most of the time, they are energy sapping trials.

So, after reading our schedule I knew it had the potential to be a tough trip physically and decided to take these capsules to potentially help me along the way. The result was that I never felt tired at all. Whether that was down to my general fitness, which was ok (I run marathons, slowly, but I rarely cycle much), or to the fact that we mainly slept in good hotels and ate well, or whether it was helped out by these capsules, who knows. It’s impossible to tell unless I was to do the trip twice – one whilst taking the capsules and one whilst not taking them – so all I can say is that during this trip, whilst I was taking the capsules, I had lots of energy and finished every day feeling tired but good. And the next day, I was ready for the new challenge. So are the capsules worth a go? Yes, I’d say so.

(To view a film of the Sri Lankan adventure, see here - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UC_OwjmZah8&feature=youtu.be)

 

Joint Support 60 Capsules

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They Say – EFSA Approved Ingredients - Glucosamine & Chondroitin with Vitamin C, which have been proven to contribute to the normal healthy function of Cartilage and Bones.

  • Glucosamine & Chondroitin
  • Vitamin C which contributes to normal collagen formation for the normal function of cartilage and bones
  • Copper which contributes to maintenance of normal connective tissues
  • Manganese contributes to the normal formation of connective tissue & maintenance of normal bones
  • Cartilage and Bone Health are Important for Long Term Wellbeing and Maintaining an Active Lifestyle
  • Enhance and Maintain the Health of your Joints & Bones
  • Lactose, Egg, Gluten & Soya Free
  • Not suitable for Vegetarians
  • 60 Capsules – 30 day supply

To discover more - http://www.newimagehealth.com/personal/vitamins/joint-support-60-capsules-3-for2.html

We Say – I was pretty put off by the ‘not suitable for vegetarians’ advice, as I’m a vegetarian and surely it’s a simple thing in this advanced age to replace any ingredient with another, when it comes to minor ingredients (I guess they’re referring to gelatin, which had loads of veggie substitutes). Anyway, that aside, I tested them out after a particularly hard race, the Brighton Marathon, when I had a big exercise schedule in front of me. I ran a good race in 3:13 but felt pretty done in afterwards, especially in my knees as I’m prone to injury there. I couldn’t rest up after the marathon as the next day I was to begin a three week, 300km walk across England, camping out as I went, and then straight afterwards was due to take part in Tough Mudder, one of the world’s toughest obstacle races. And then a week after that I was to fly out on the Sri Lankan journey, mentioned above.

So, I started taking the capsules the day before Brighton and continued taking them all the way through the walk, and by the time I got to the Tough Mudder race I was feeling good. Perhaps this was to be expected, the marathon might not have taken as much out of me as I reckoned and there’s nothing like gentle hill walking to get your legs back into shape.

But then there was a bit of an accident at Tough Mudder, I smashed my knee against an obstacle. There was a nasty surface cut, a terrific pain in my kneecap and a feeling that I might well have blown my chances of being even being able to start the Sri Lanka journey, let alone complete it.

But, I continued to take the capsules and a week later my knee still ached like mad but I was able to start cycling. And that’s all I can say about these capsules. I only tested them for a month so it was too short a time to see how they helped me long term, but I can say that I really put my body through some punishment that month and I managed to get through it feeling pretty good. My brother in law uses pure Glucosamine to help him with his ex-rugby players knnes and the effect that these gave me seems pretty much the same; whatever minor injuries occur seem to heal quickly and there’s a large reduction in low level pain in the knees and ankles. If the online price seems good to you, I’d say they were worth a try.

 

Sport Support 90 Capsules

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They Say – EFSA Approved Ingredient - Creatine has been proven to increases physical performance during short-term, high intensity, repeated exercise bouts.

  • A daily consumption of three New Image Sport Support Tablets provides 3000mg of Creatine
  • Suitable for Vegetarians & Vegans
  • Lactose, Yeast, Gluten and Starch free
  • No added Salt or Sugar
  • 90 Capsules – 30 day supply

To discover more - http://www.newimagehealth.com/personal/vitamins/sport-support-90-capsules-3for2.html

We Say – These are suitable for vegetarians, so that pleased me immensely. What didn’t was the instructions on how to take them. All is says on the pack is much the same as what’s stated above. So, it tells you how many capsules to take each day. That’s pretty much it. But since I’m not experienced in taking Creatine I wanted to know, do I take it before exercise, during, or after? With meals, or after meals? This info matters. If it’s a sport supplement, is it supposed to help me perform better, or recover better, or what? All the pack said was it will increase physical performance during short term, repeated exercise bouts. Which is a big vague, isn’t it? Sure, that’s where I’ll see the benefit, if I can work out what short term, repeated exercise bouts are (sprints? gym work?), but as well as wanting to know what the capsules do, I want to know when best to take them for optimal results.

So, if you know how to use Creatine, then this might be for you. They do a great deal online, you get 3 for 2 all the time. It’s not for me though as I haven’t a clue how to use it, and although I can Google ‘how to use Creatine’ that’s not how I like to do things. If I’m going to put something into my body I want to know exactly how to do it.

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