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16 year old cat helped by RECOVERY for pets

My 16 year old cat injured his leg in July of 2017. He had to have surgery and could only walk on three legs. After a couple of months he still could barely put any weight on his leg. He has always been a very active cat so this was very sad to see him unable to get around. I tried everything from Cold Laser to homeopathic remedies Etc. The Improvement was minimal! A friend mentioned some positive experiences with other animals by using Recovery for pets. So I bought it and gave him only a quarter teaspoon per day for the past six days. The results have been amazing! He is now walking on all four legs with absolutely no limping! This product is incredible and I highly recommend it to anyone who has a pet that is experiencing any pain or inflammation from an injury, or just for general overall health. By the way my cat Skyler has been on Raw Food his whole life and has never been sick or to the Vet. The Vet did all the blood tests and bone scans and they said he has no arthritis and that his organs are that of a 6 year old cat. He is back outside running around and playing with his neighborhood friends.

Maggie R.

I am running again…

At the age of 40, I was involved in a very serious car accident which left me with some residual pain issues in my neck, back and hands.  I do not like to take prescription medication so over the years have tried heat, ice, acupuncture, traction therapy, chiropractic, physiotherapy, massage therapy, yoga, over the counter meds and alternative medicines.  I have had very limited success.  During my more debilitating flare ups I have resorted to narcotic medication and even medicinal marijuana.

About eight months ago, I tried yet another alternative product called Recovery Extra Strength by PURICA. It seemed to be working but after my second bottle ran out, I did not buy another one thinking that it was not the product making the difference but rather a new yoga program I was on and a new mattress pad I had purchased.  After a few weeks the pain started increasing again and I went out and bought more Recovery.  Within a week, my pain levels had significantly lessened and my mobility had increased.

I have not taken any prescription medication for months now.  I have not had a flare up since I have been on a regular regimen of the Recovery.  I have many pain free days.

I am running again, working out, biking, golfing and playing tennis.  I feel better at 57 years of age than I have in almost 20 years.  Thank you PURICA and Recovery for giving me back my life.


Cathy Tetreault
Chatham, Ontario

Healthy Kissers

Melissa Tucker - PURICA Ambassador
Melissa Tucker
PURICA Ambassador

Melissa Tucker, a training coach and one of Canada’s foremost global fitness competitors, is a member of our team of PURICA Ambassadors committed to providing you with healthy eating and training tips. Here are Melissa’s tips on having your pout ready for puckering.

The Difference Between Cold Sores and Canker Sores

These two ailments are commonly confused. Both canker sores and cold sores can be triggered by stress, facial trauma, hormonal changes and food or drug hypersensitivity. Both can appear on the inside or outside of the mouth area and can be very painful.

The big difference between the two is that a canker sore is not contagious while any skin-to-skin contact with an active cold sore blister can trigger an infection in another person.

That’s why you should avoid close contact if you have a cold sore, or for that matter, notice one on someone else. Do not share any food, drink, straw, cup, lip balm, or anything that goes on or near your mouth. And no kissing!

The good news is you can boost your immune system through your nutrition and lifestyle habits to inhibit both canker sores and herpes virus outbreak. If you want to decrease the chances of getting a canker or cold sore you should:

Relax and lower your stress and anxiety levels. Fatigue and emotional stress are commonly associated with the appearance and severity of an outbreak. Make sure you get plenty of rest and relaxation.

Watch what you eat: Once a canker sore starts, avoid spicy and acidic foods or drinks. With a cold sore keep in mind that the herpes virus thrives with the amino acid arginine, but not with lysine.

My nutritional recommendations:


  • Fresh Vegetables and Fruits except Brussels sprouts and corn, which are high arginine.
  • Yogurt
  • Eggs (poached or soft boiled, but not fried)
  • Fish* (baked, poached or broiled)

Minimize or omit:

  • Refined carbohydrates
  • Refined sugar
  • Fried foods and fatty meats
  • Cookies, cakes, ice cream
  • Chocolate
  • Nuts (almonds, cashews, peanuts)

These nutritional tips along with PURICA Immune 7 will have your pout ready to pucker up in no time!

Most canker sores heal without medication, usually within 7-14 days.

For most people the body has the cold sore causing virus back under control in 8-10 days from onset of symptoms without medication.

For more information, check out www.melissatucker.com or email PURICA Ambassador Melissa Tucker at melissa@melissatucker.com.  And for regular healthy eating and training tips, follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/puricawellness and like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/puricawellness

*A note on vegan and vegetarian options: At PURICA, we’re committed to empowering you with the best in whole foods, supplements and positive lifestyle solutions. We support all athletes and active living people whatever your dietary preferences, although we will always do our part to raise awareness about the benefits of vegetarian or vegan options.

Knee Pain

Melissa Tucker - PURICA Ambassador
Melissa Tucker
PURICA Ambassador

Melissa Tucker is one of Canada’s foremost global fitness competitors and training coach. She’s also a member of our team of PURICA Ambassadors, committed to providing you with healthy eating and training tips. Here are Melissa’s thoughts on how to manage knee pain:

Knee pain is something many people encounter at some point in life. A common contributing factor is a weak vastus medialis muscle that can’t hold the patella in its proper alignment. Improper alignment of the patella can irritate the patellar tendon and cause pain below the kneecap.

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