RheumaLin FAQ

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  • What is RheumaLin?

    What does RheumaLin do?

    Independent research has shown that the individual plant-derived ingredients contained within this unique blend may help with the alleviation of back, neck & joint pain by targeting multiple biological pathways involved in inflammation.

  • What is the dosage for RheumaLin?

    Always start with the acute dose for 7 days, then:

    For support during acute inflammatory pain:

    Take 2 tablets 3 times a day with meals.

    For support during chronic inflammatory pain:

    Take 1 – 2 tablets 2 times a day with meals.

  • What are the side effects of RheumaLin?

    The individual ingredients contained within RheumaLin are generally considered to have a low side effect profile. Arthritis Research UK, a British arthritis research organisation, for example, has given Indian Frankincense a rating of 4 out of 5 for efficacy and a green safety rating. (The safest category).

    Diarrhoea, abdominal pain and nausea may occur.

  • Does RheumaLin have the same effect on your stomach as anti-inflammatory medication (NSAIDs)?

    The gastro-intestinal side effects caused by Indian Frankincense are different from those caused by NSAIDs. In contrast, it has been shown in animal models that boswellic acids possess a dose-dependent anti-ulcer effect. A number of clinical trials using boswellic acid extracts on human subjects with inflammatory bowel disease as a potential therapeutic agent have also been conducted. Abdel Tawub M (2011). Another review remarked on a retrospective analysis done on various laboratory parameters in subjects receiving boswellic acid preparations for a variety of conditions. No significant adverse changes over a 6-year period were observed relating to boswellic acid preparations before or after treatment.  Ammon H (2006)

  • Where can I buy RheumaLin?

    South Africa – At any pharmacy.  No prescription is required.

    Namibia – At any pharmacy.  No prescription is required.

    International – Email us at info@mnilifestyle.co.za  for international purchasing information.

  • I am allergic to all fish related products and ingredients. Can I safely take RheumaLin?

    Yes, you can take RheumaLin, as it does not contain glucosamine or chondroitin. RheumaLin contains a blend of plant-derived ingredients and is therefore free of fish or animal derived ingredients.

  • I am currently on cortisone and anti-inflammatory medication. Can I combine them with RheumaLin?

    Yes, RheumaLin can safely be used in combination with both steroidal (cortisone) and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, as well as with all pain medication. We have found that by taking RheumaLin many of our patients find that they can reduce the need, and the potential side effects, of conventional pain and anti-inflammatory medication.

  • How soon after I start taking RheumaLin will I feel relief from my inflammatory pain?

    Most people report that they feel a relief within 2 to 4 weeks.  This may however vary from one client to the next, depending on the extent of the inflammation.

  • Will RheumaLin cause stomach ulcers?

    No.  The mechanism of action of RheumaLin is different to steroidal and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medication.  Like most medications, for example multi-vitamins, RheumaLin may however aggravate existing stomach problems, so caution should therefore be taken in those cases. RheumaLin should always be taken with meals and never on an empty stomach.

  • Will RheumaLin help to alleviate my morning stiffness?

    Yes.  By combatting chronic inflammation, RheumaLin may also alleviate morning stiffness that is so commonly associated with such inflammation and inflammatory pain.

  • Will RheumaLin decrease the effectiveness of my contraceptive medication?

    No, it will not.  The mechanisms of action are different for RheumaLin compared to contraceptive methods and medications, so the risk for possible drug interactions should be minimal.  

  • I don’t stay in South Africa. Can I still get RheumaLin?

    Yes, definitely. For Namibian clients, RheumaLin is now also available at pharmacies without a prescription.  For our international clients, please email us at info@mnilifestyle.co.za  for international purchasing information.

  • Will my medical aid pay for RheumaLin?

    Yes, RheumaLin has a Nappi code, which means that the medical aid will pay for it provided that you have a medical aid savings option with available savings.

  • Can I take RheumaLin during pregnancy and breastfeeding?

    The safety of using RheumaLin   during pregnancy or breastfeeding has not been established.  MNI therefore recommends discontinuing use of RheumaLin during pregnancy and breastfeeding.  In cases where you feel the benefits of taking RheumaLin outweighs the risks, take the package insert to your consulting specialist and obtain consent and approval from your treating specialist for continued use.

  • Do you have any self-assessments on pain available?

    Yes, we do have a free pain scale assessment available.  Arthritic pain can have a significant impact on the quality of your life. Use our Assessment Survey to help you obtain more insight and gain a fresh perspective of your condition, as well as identify possible solutions and find out what others are experiencing when faced with similar problems. Click here for pain assessment

  • I am on medication for high blood pressure. Can I take RheumaLin with it?

    Yes, you can. The mechanisms of action are different for RheumaLin compared to blood pressure medication, so the risk for possible drug interactions should be minimal. Chronic pain may even lead to elevated blood pressure levels, and by reducing pain levels with RheumaLin, high blood pressure may in some cases even show secondary improvement.

  • Can I take RheumaLin if I am on blood thinning medication?

    Yes, you can.  If you are on medicines such as warfarin to prevent blood clots, RheumaLin may however increase bleeding potential and blood monitoring is therefore recommended.

  • Can RheumaLin be taken safely in combination with MNI product range and other supplements?

    Yes, all of the MNI products can safely be taken in combination with each other as a complete wellbeing solution.

  • Can RheumaLin be taken by individuals with abnormal liver function

    Yes, just with caution.  RheumaLin is however contraindicated in cases of advanced liver disease. If you have any concerns, consult with your doctor.

  • I have difficulty with swallowing tablets. Can I break RheumaLin in two halves, or will it decrease the effectiveness?

    You can definitely break the tablets in two halves, or crush the tablet with a tablet crusher, to make swallowing easier.  It will in no way decrease its effectiveness.

  • I am a very active sports person and would like to protect my joints. Can I use RheumaLin?

    Yes, you definitely can. Prevention is better than cure.  Because sports people may put a lot of strain on their joints, it is important to put a preventative measure in place. RheumaLin is a new generation, natural, anti-inflammatory product that may assist with joint preservation.

  • Why is chronic pain such a problem?

    Chronic pain has a significant impact on your general health and quality of life, and the damage caused by inflammatory pain may be worse than the pain itself. This is often seen in cases of arthritis. RheumaLin is a new generation approach to the management of such chronic inflammatory pain.

  • Are there any new treatment options available for osteoarthritis?

    Yes. Extracts from Indian frankincense resin, contained within RheumaLin, have been used in traditional Middle Eastern medicine, Chinese and Ayurvedic medicine as an anti- inflammatory and pain-relieving agent for centuries. Accumulating evidence in scientific literature from both animal and human studies supports the use of frankincense resin for a variety of inflammatory disorders. These include several randomised, double-blind, placebo- controlled studies on human subjects suffering from osteoarthritis of the knee. This demonstrated that frankincense resin helps to reduce pain and swelling whilst improving joint mobility.

  • Why is pain medication alone not sufficient in the management of inflammatory pain?

    Pain medication treats the symptoms of inflammatory pain, and not the cause. The damage caused by the inflammation may be worse than the pain. RheumaLin is a new generation anti-inflammatory product that treats the cause of inflammatory pain, not just the symptoms.

  • What are the signs and symptoms of inflammation? How would I know if I am suffering from inflammation?

    The classical signs of inflammation include pain, redness, swelling, a warm sensation in the area and a decrease/loss of function. A large number of inflammatory processes that take place within the body, however, do not present with any obvious symptoms. Although they remain active, they often go undetected until disease strikes its first blow. Because of its low side effect profile, RheumaLin can be taken as a preventative anti-inflammatory measure.

  • Who is at risk of developing chronic inflammation?

    Basically anyone.  A multitude of factors contribute to the development of chronic inflammation. These include environmental factors, diet, genetic make-up and stress levels. Excess body fat, especially when occurring in the abdominal area, is also linked to chronic inflammation. High-fat diets, low levels of physical activity and stress also play a role in increasing an individual’s risk of inflammation. Because of its low side effect profile, RheumaLin can be taken as a preventative anti-inflammatory measure.

  • Is there a link between inflammation and stress?

    Yes, most definitely.  Studies have shown that psychological contributors to systemic inflammation include stress, anxiety disorders and depression. Sleep disorders, including inadequate, interrupted or poor quality sleep, also contribute to increasing levels of chronic inflammation. Chronic inflammation also causes an increase in the stress hormone cortisol which has the potential to disrupt the body’s immune system. This may result in an increased susceptibility to colds and other infections, as well as an increased risk of cancer. RheumaLin and NeuroVance can safely be taken in combination.

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