Joint pain and chronic illness are a part of my life, I haven’t figured out the cure, but learning to manage is half the battle!
This post is sponsored by Mambo Sprouts on behalf of Go Po. All opinions are my own. #GoWithGOPO
Life with Chronic Illness
Growing up I was always very active- ballet, jiu-jitsu, and kickboxing. I loved being on the water and anything outdoors. My husband and I always had a great time paddleboarding and traveling. I always knew something was up- headaches and fatigue were always a part of my life, but nothing that I felt I couldn’t manage. I stayed active no matter what.
The first chronic illness I was diagnosed with was migraines, in high school, followed by adult onset asthma in my early 20’s. Overall nothing I couldn’t deal with (though I will admit- asthma and Machi Pichu weren’t a great combination!). I was not about to let anything stop me from traveling whenever possible.
Then along came the Celiac Disease diagnosis. Just a few month’s before I found out about my little bundle of joy. Again, Celiac Disease is no fun, but with diet, I was able to manage without any major problems.
I learned to take supplements to combat vitamin deficiencies that were a result of Celiac Disease.
What I didn’t expect after I had my daughter was that I would start experiencing joint pain and fatigue like never before. They tell you that you will be tired with a new born, but this wasn’t any kind of normal and not just any kind of pain. It was pain like I ran a marathon, without having done anything.
When I first found out about GoPo I was excited and skeptical. The idea of something that would help with my joint pain was exciting. On top of fibromyalgia, I have broken bones and injuries from my active high school years that would often act up with weather or just because.
GoPo is a supplement that has been clinically proven in Europe and has recently made its way to the United states. It is created to support long-term cartilage care and joint mobility.
The rose hips used have been grown to provide a stronger, more potent form of galactolipids, that naturally occur in Rose Hips. GoPo is produced by Lane Family Brands, who has a history of quality supplements and products. They have been in business over 80 years.
I’m never sure what to expect when I start a new supplement, first off, I always make sure it’s a hundred percent gluten free. GoPo is. I also try to avoid GMO’s as much as possible and was happy to see that GoPo is GMO free.
Like many supplements GoPo takes 3-5 weeks to build up in your system and for you to start feeling the benefits of it. It was around week 4 when I started to notice that things that normally would cause pain weren’t hurting quite as much anymore. I will admit I was surprised. I hoped I would notice a difference, but have tried so many things, I wasn’t sure it was actually going to happen.
Best part? I found that I was taking less pain medication. This made me extremely happy.
Because GoPo really wants people to get a chance to try out their products, they are offering 3 of my reader’s vouchers for a free bottle of GoPo. GoPo can be purchased online, or you can just head to your local Vitamin Shoppe and pick up a bottle!
Find out more on their website: Go with GoPo
Do you deal with any chronic illnesses? What have you found that helps?