Joint Care Supplement GOPO® Rosehip with Galactolipids Now Available in the U.S.

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Multiple research studies demonstrate effectiveness in joint care

MANCHESTER, N.H.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Jakemans, Inc. announces today the U.S. launch of GOPO®
Rosehip with Galactolipids
, a natural, plant-based joint care
supplement that is clinically proven in some of the most
difficult-to-treat chronic joint conditions1. The product
will be available at major U.S. retailers including Vitamin Shoppe in
the spring of 2016.

Chronic conditions affecting the joints are wide ranging and extremely
common. As the U.S. population ages, the prevalence of arthritis – one
of the most common and disabling joint conditions – is expected to grow
to affect 25% of U.S. adults by the year 2030.2 Experts in
rheumatology and joint health believe GOPO has an important role to play
in joint care, with studies suggesting that GOPO may be more effective
than both acetaminophen and glucosamine.3

GOPO® Rosehip with Galactolipids is made from 100% specially cultivated
natural rosehip and is the only product of its kind to contain a high
level of GOPO – a key component of the rosehip which may play a valuable
role in the care of joints and joint tissues.

GOPO® has been evaluated in numerous rigorously-conducted,
placebo-controlled, clinical trials involving hundreds of patients with
difficult-to-treat chronic joint conditions including osteoarthritis and
rheumatoid arthritis. Efficacy results have been consistently positive
and evidence supporting the benefits of GOPO® has been presented around
the world at numerous clinical meetings and many studies have been
published in peer-reviewed journals.

The extensive published research demonstrates that GOPO®4:

  • Reduces joint pain – with 8 out of 10 osteoarthritis (OA) sufferers
    reporting pain reduction after just 3 weeks of treatment5
  • Improves joint mobility – by reducing joint tenderness and swelling in
    patients with rheumatoid arthritis6
  • Reduces the need for painkillers – with almost half of OA sufferers
    able to reduce their consumption of paracetamol7
  • Rebuilds joint tissues and cartilage8

“GOPO® has been helping joint pain sufferers in other countries for many
years,” said Jonathan Groves, President at Jakemans, Inc. “While the
number of people experiencing joint problems is increasing, few newer or
more effective solutions have been available to them, until now. We are
excited to introduce this product to the U.S. market so that people
experiencing joint problems – from senior citizens to elite athletes –
can care for their joints and continue to enjoy an active lifestyle.”

GOPO® Rosehip with Galactolipids is ranked as the #3 joint care
supplement in the U.K. according to syndicated sales data, where it has
been widely available for more than 10 years.

About Jakemans, Inc.

Jakemans, Inc., is the U.S. subsidiary of G.R. Lane Health Products Ltd.
Lanes is one of the major natural medicine companies in the UK. Lanes
manufactures and markets well-known products such as Olbas®, Kalms,
Quiet Life, and Jakemans® Throat & Chest™ Lozenges.

Established in the 1930s by Gilbert Lane – an early supporter of the
idea that we can improve our health through diet and the use of
carefully selected plants and nutrients – Lanes remains a family owned
business and is chaired by Gilbert’s granddaughter, Janet Lane.

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1 This statement has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug
Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure,
or prevent any disease.

2 Hootman JM, Helmick CG. Projections of U.S. prevalence of
arthritis and associated activity limitations. Arthritis Rheum. 2006;
54(1): 226–229.

3 Christensen R et al. Does the hip powder of Rose canina
(rose-hip) reduce pain in osteoarthritis patients? – a meta-analysis of
randomised controlled trials, Osteoarthritis Cartilage (2008)

4 These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and
Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat,
cure, or prevent any disease.

5 Winther, K. Apel, K and Thomsborg,G. A powder made from
seeds and shells of a rose-hip subspecies (Rosa canina) reduces symptoms
of knee and hip osteoarthritis. A randomised, double-blind,
placebo-controlled clinical trials. Scand J Rheumatol. 2005; 34:302-308.

6 Willich SN, Rossnagel K, Roll S et al. Rose hip herbal
remedy in patients with rheumatoid arthritis – a randomised controlled
trial. Phytomedicine 2010; 17: 87–93

7 Christensen R et al. Does the hip powder of Rose canina
(rose-hip) reduce pain in osteoarthritis patients? – a meta-analysis of
randomised controlled trials, Osteoarthritis Cartilage (2008)

8 Schwager J, Richard N, Wolfram S. Anti-inflammatory and
chondro-protective effects of rose-hip powder and its constituent
galactolipids GOPO. Poster presentation at the World Congress of
Osteoarthritis (OARSI) 2008

Contacts

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