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I have tried this ‘revolutionary liquid health supplement’ -as they call it- that promotes joint, cartilage and bone health, and increases flexibility and mobility. Really enjoyed this mixture of goodness including its taste.
Packaged in neat individual bottles, and designed to be taken as a daily ‘shot’, LQ Joint Care Supplements surpass the regular glucosamine-based joint health capsules and liquids already available on the market by using a combination of scientifically researched ingredients which can help joint pain sufferers maintain joint and bone health every day.
Containing key active ingredients such as Peptan™ marine collagen (the major constituent of connective tissue in the body), hyaluronic acid (one of the main compounds of synovial fluids, the joint lubricant and ‘shock absorber’), glucosamine, chondroitin, copper, ginger, and vitamin C, LQ Joint Care has been developed specifically to stimulate joint cells (chondrocytes) and boost the vital joint compounds; collagen and aggrecan.
The unique lubricating and ‘cushioning’ properties of hyaluronic acid combined with high quality hydrolysed marine collagen (2000mg) contained in LQ Joint Care Supplements offers the ultimate in joint cell regeneration to encourage flexibility and mobility, while vitamin C (100 per cent RDA) also contributes to the protection of cells from oxidative stress.
As more people are seeking ways to stay active for longer, many are now looking beyond glucosamine capsules, to new joint care ingredients – specifically collagen peptides. The beneficial effect of Peptan™ marine collagen on joint health1 and its ability to aid in the restoration of bone mineral density2 is scientifically proven by a growing body of studies, including a placebo controlled clinical trial.
Disclaimers Food supplements should be used as part of a healthy lifestyle and should not be used as a replacement for a varied and balanced diet. Do not exceed the recommended daily dose. Keep out of reach of children. If you are under medical supervision, pregnant, planning pregnancy, breastfeeding or suffer from food allergies seek professional advice before taking supplements. For allergens see ingredients highlighted in bold. Best Before End: see bottom of container. Store in a cool, dry place and avoid direct light. Tamper resistant package. Consume within 24 hours once bottle is opened.
Where can I buy it from?
LQ Joint Health is priced at £26 and available from www.boots.com
On 12th September 2019 we were invited to an exclusive breakfast with three-time Grand Slam champion Sir Andy Murray to launch the new TRR Nutrition Advanced Collagen Supplement.
A revolutionary, high-strength liquid sports nutrition supplement developed specifically for Wimbledon, US Open and Olympic champion, Andy Murray, is available for purchase by professional athletes and people who are serious about sport.
We gathered at the historic The Queen’s Club in West Kensington, London on a sunny Summer morning. The club hosts the prestigious annual Queen’s Club Championships grass court men’s lawn tennis tournament where Murray won the doubles tennis back in June, which was the first tournament he played since his well documented injury.
In fine form, Murray explained that the TRR Nutrition Advanced Collagen Supplement was developed especially for him and he takes a cherry flavoured shot every morning before breakfast which could have aided his recovery. Dr Eva Carneiro and TRR Managing Director Paul Davison were also on hand to explain the ins and outs of the supplement which has been formulated with key ingredients such as marine collagen, turmeric, glucosamine, hyaluronic acid and copper and vitamin C. These ingredients help support joint and bone health, the immune system and help with energy levels when training and resting.
Andy Murray has been using TRR as part of his daily diet routine for several months and says “After my hip operation, to get back to the highest level of fitness, I knew I would have to train incredibly hard and push my body. I wanted to leave no stone unturned. At the beginning of 2018 my nutritionist approached Nutraformis and asked them to develop a pro-athlete liquid collagen supplement with a combination of active nutrients specifically formulated for me. I was already taking their liquid collagen joint care supplement, but my nutritionist felt I needed an advanced product that would help to support my joints, bone health and immune system.” With his signature dry humour, Andy finished the preview breakfast with a nod to his recent accolade of Rear of the Year saying: ‘My wife has always told me I have a nice bum. I wasn’t expecting to win that award but it was nice.’ He also announced he was feeling confident enough in his body to enter October’s Shanghai Masters.
Where can I find some?
Initially developed for Andy Murray, the TRR Nutrition PRO Advanced Collagen Daily Liquid Supplement is now available for pro-athletes.
Throughout this summer 2019 adidas is launching a variety of Home of Classics. At StylePilot we really like footwear. So, we couldn’t be more excited to try the Superstar 80s from the three stripes brand.
In adidas own words: “Viewed as a whole, Home of Classics is a documentation of some of adidas Originals’ most influential designs, and a true testament to the timelessness of the brand’s craftsmanship that provides longevity for the wearer, regardless of their choice of experience or expression”.
The Home of Classics collection is inspired by the brand’s 50 years of experience in craftsmanship, sport, and culture. You cannot avoid feeling the nostalgia browsing this collection.
Home of Classics is led by the Stan Smith, Continental 80 and the Superstar 80s. The lineup also features the Supercourt, Torsion Comp, S.C. Premiere and A.R. Trainer.
The collection is made up of 10 timeless, court-inspired silhouettes. adidas Originals is paying tribute to its lineage of classic white leather sneakers that has now transcended several generations.
The perfect spot
Finding a location to photoshoot the Superstar 80s was the next mission.
These shoes keep the look classic with a coated leather upper. They feature all the authentic details, including zigzag edging on the 3-Stripes and the signature rubber shell toe.
A bit of history
This ’70s sneaker began life as a court-dominating B-ball shoe.
It wasn’t long before it was infiltrating the worlds of skateboarding and street style (not to mention the hip-hop main stage).
For decades, global creatives have regarded each sneaker as a blank canvas that carries them through experiences, granting the shoes greater meaning with every step. Symbolic of different stories and adventures, the Home of Classics collection has evolved through athletes, musicians, designers, style icons, and youth cultures alike that have re-interpreted each style to fit their lifestyle. Embracing how far people have taken, and will take, the brand’s timeless designs, the pack presents a line for the next generation of creators.
Full grain leather upper for comfort and soft feel
Adi Dassler started adidas on August 18, 1949 because he wanted to make a difference in athlete performance. 70 years later, adidas has made an impact not only on sport and athletes, but on fashion, music, culture, sustainability and beyond. Travel through time and discover the history of adidas and the styles that have influenced where we are today.
It has now been 4 weeks since I have enrolled the “Do The Unthinkable Plan” by Muscle Food!! (I am actually at Day 29 and there are 90!).
How am I doing so far? Well, I have been loving it!
They claim it can be “life changing” and I cannot agree more.
So, what is this program about?
My personal goal was to find a perfect recipe to get in shape for the summer.
Do The Unthinkable™ is a program created by musclefood to transform your body and makes it easier to lose weight/get ripped or simply eat good, healthy food without the fuss. You meals are being prepared for you, so YOU don’t have to.
In their own words: “Getting in shape relies on eating the right meals!”.
There, you will find a combination of meals & snacks – and when to eat them – alongside a workout program.
It can sound a bit overwhelming but it’s all worth it. And don’t forget that preparation is key.
Step 1: Getting ready
Choosing the food from MuscleFood to get 6 meals a day is the easiest part!
Basically, you get ready to eat every three hours: 3 meals + 3 snacks!
Below my selection for the first week (Monday to Friday).
Step 2: The routine
Where the real sweat starts!
As your food is sorted – from morning to evening – you don’t have to think about what you eat. Basically you just eat what you have ordered! This is simple.
But this doesn’t stop there, you have now the workouts and the planning that goes with it.
In order to help you, every journey has a video (between 23 to 30 minutes). So, you can’t go wrong.
Just commit to do it!
That’s definitely the toughest part as you (I did) go out of your comfort zone. That said, I was up for the challenge and I never gave up.
How much does this cost?
It will cost between £60 to £79 per week. Respectively for 5 days (30 meal times) or for 7 days (42 meal times).
You do the maths: it’s from £1,88 to £2 per meal time.
The first noticeable results:
Even though it’s only been a month, I can say that only after 10 days I could already feel some changes operating. Not only did I feel better: since you only eat what you need, you never feel blotted. Also shape-wise it felt more tensed and getting into shape.
I am now hooked and I can’t wait to be at Day 90! On that day I will do a “After” photo that I will share alongside the “before” ! Yes, I will be getting out of my comfort zone.
adidas has recently launched their New Nite Jogger sneakers and we were thrilled to be invited to try them on!
adidas Originals offers up new iterations of the Nite Jogger model, reinterpreting the iconic road running sneaker through another unmissable aesthetic update.
In adidas words: “The reflective silhouette returns to stake its claim as an essential for any night time creator, backed with a campaign created by a global network of artists working in their fields of expertise.”
So let’s have a closer look!
The new Nite Jogger sneakers feature lightweight nylon ripstop, soft mesh knit, and suede overlays. Combined, these materials offer advanced adaptability for the unrelenting grind of 24/7 creativity. Hi-vis reflective details complete the upper, adding a new dimension to the shoe’s name and establishing it as a must have in the arsenal of any creative that thrives at night.
Offered in a flurry of distinct new colorways, featuring tonal greys, pastel greens, and eye-catching orange hits, the result is a striking expression of the Nite Jogger silhouette’s enduring aesthetic, presented in an exciting new context. So, it is love at first sight!
How did we style it?
Since the adidas Nite Jogger is strictly a fashion shoe and is not meant for performance (running, training, etc.) we had to take this on board before choosing on how to style it.
So, we headed south, to the London suburbs, to get those street styles shots.
Inspired by the 1980 Nite Jogger, these shoes shine bright with retro style and reflective details. The mesh and nylon ripstop upper is detailed with suede overlays. An updated Boost midsole adds responsive cushioning for all-day comfort.
The original 1980 Nite Jogger featured a distinctive look with a midsole insert and a fluorescent reflective heel tab and 3-Stripes.
What we liked
The concept: the rebirth of a star from the 80’s!
The look: materials, fabrics and the available colour scheme.
The feel: very comfy! (thanks to the multi layers of soles).
A very nice – and must have – addition to your summer essentials!
Since 1949, adidas has created new athletic footwear, sport-centric fashion and accessories designed to help people harness the power of sport in their life. Every year adidas produces over 900 million sports and sports lifestyle products with independent manufacturing partners worldwide.
adidas mission is to be the best sports company in the world. Every day, adidas strives to create and sell the best sports and fitness products in the world, and to offer the best service and customer experience – and to do it all in a sustainable way. To successfully do that, adidas focuses entirely on its authentic sports brand as they connect and engage with their consumers. You can now earn an exclusive 7% commission + increases on stylish products anyone will love from running shoes, hoodies and sweatshirts, to accessories.
The huge Nike fans that we are at StylePilot have been lucky enough to try on their launched tech fleece. First thing we love is that there’s no need to be at the gym to wear it. It’s just great to have a smart item of casual wear.
This Season’s Take On Tech Pack
Nike’s Tech Fleece collection reimagines classic sportswear silhouettes by pairing Nike Tech Fleece with Nike Tech Knit for the first time.
The collection’s classic crew and hoodie each feature a Tech Fleece body constructed of a pliable, lightweight layer plush foam situated between soft cotton jersey that traps air to provide warmth, breathability, insulation and articulation.
Ergonomic zones are engineered into the fabric for flexibility and enhanced ventilation. High-use areas are subtly reinforced and core regions strategically knit for structural warmth.
This is engineered for warmth and designed to respond to its wearer’s environment and activity level while introducing a new, progressive aesthetic.
What About Those?
The Nike Roshe Two Flyknit – picture below and above – are a perfect fit. They are available in Black, White, Volt and Dark Grey.
Mesh is incorporated for breathability. Minimal seams and built-in stretch offer maximum comfort.
At StylePilot we are massive fans of Nike, and it’s always with great excitement to try out their latest garments. As spring has just started, what a better occasion than testing the Nike Pro Hypercompression tights.
To transform into the best you ever you have to train fast. Pick your sport, speed is the determining factor between success and failure.
Speed can be broken into different components – detection, reaction, acceleration, linear speed, change fo direction, agility, endurance. No matter what type of training you are training faster to become the best you ever.
Silicon-injected Hypercompression technology at the calves and quads offers targeted support, helping to reduce muscle vibration during high-intensity training.
Smooth, warp-knit mesh panels in high-heat zones enhance airflow where you need it most, helping you stay cool when your workout heats up.
The tights’ woven fabric offers four-way stretch, giving you the natural mobility you need for lifting, cardio or plyometric drills.
More details: Dri-FIT Technology helps keep you dry and comfortable. Elastic waistband for a comfortable fit | Elastic waistband for a comfortable fit | Flat seams feel smooth against your skin | Fabric: Body: Dri-FIT 84% polyester/16% elastane. Mesh/mesh lining: Dri-FIT 77% polyester/23% elastane | Machine wash
Tips on how to put your compression garments on
Those are designed to be tight fitting and as such you should take care when putting them on to prevent damage to any part of the item. We would recommend taking your time and don’t force larger limbs through small openings whilst the materials used compression clothing do possess excellent elasticity qualities. Be especially careful with the clothing gripping areas which are always slightly less stretchy. It is often easier to progressively pull the clothing into place rather than try and get it on in a single movement. Enjoy 😉