Advice from our specialists

Healthy diet and daily exercise

Gesunde Ernährung und tägliche Bewegung

An interview with Tina Wohlwend, certified therapist in a health practice in Binningen/Basel.

Our well-being strongly depends on physical mobility. If the latter is reduced, medical therapists such as Tina Wohlwend can help restore it. In such a case, however, prevention is better than a cure.

Tina, what is the main task of a medical therapist?
Generally speaking, we strive to enhance our patients' quality of life by improving mobility and thus well-being.

When does a patient normally come to you?
Usually in the case of musculoskeletal disorders, due to illness, work or sports injuries. The afflictions of old age or physical stress are further possible reasons.

What does the treatment consist of?
We distinguish between active and passive therapies. Active therapies are, e.g. muscle building, stabiliza­tion of the joints and kinesiatrics. Passive therapies include massages, ultrasound and fango.

How can we avoid the need for treatment?
If we exclude illness and accidents, a balanced diet and daily exercise are a good recipe. Physical mobility, however, depends on properly functioning joints and elastic tendons and ligaments.

How can we achieve this?
Swimming, Nordic walking, gymnastics and similar are good preventative measures. For people over the age of 40 we additionally recommend regenerating the body with original Perna extract from New Zealand green-lipped mussels by internal and external application. Original Perna extract supplies valuable nutrients for essential support, among other things, of joint function.

Professional user endorsement

"I prescribe and use PERNATON® Gel all the time in my physiotherapy practice. The green-lipped mussel extract and essential oils help me to do my job. I also use PERNATON® Gel for ultrasound therapy. Depending on the needs of my patient, I massage the gel into different areas of the body such as the knees, shoulders or back. The gel is absorbed quickly and has a cooling, soothing effect on muscles, tendons and joints. When it comes to the products I use, positive feedback from my patients is important to me.”

Jens Hentschel, physiotherapist
Medical Health Physiotherapie-Center


Treatment of bone and joint injuries (Adrian Kraft, DHG Das Haus der Genesung)





Seasonal tips.

An active start to spring.

Springtime lethargy is a well-known phenomenon. The exact causes are not completely understood. It is evident, however, that the body finds it difficult to cope with the longer days and warmer temperatures. This change in hormone balance takes time to overcome and costs energy. Nevertheless, the longer days and the awakening of nature also have a motivating effect and inspire us to start exercising again.

  1. Start slowly.
    If you have enjoyed a lazy winter, we recommend not starting your fitness regime back up again at full speed. With a little patience, you will soon get back to the same shape you were in at the end of last summer. Make sure that you take enough time to recover after every activity and increase the intensity at a gentle pace. If you use the wrong technique or do too much too soon, this can have a negative impact on tendons, ligaments and joints, which could prevent you from exercising for the rest of the warmer months.

  2. Fresh air and light.
    Exercising in the fresh air will do you some good after spending the long winter months in heated rooms. The ideal time to go for a walk, a jog, a bike ride or a long hike is in the morning and around midday. As the light and the sun promote a general feeling of good health, your mood will improve and you will gain a spring in your step. 

  3. Top up your vitamin D levels.
    Vitamin D is a very important substance and is required in many of the regulating processes that take place in our body. As a result of the drop in UV rays in the winter, the human body produces less vitamin D during this time, which can lead to a deficiency. This “winter damage” can be quickly and efficiently remedied in spring by taking part in various outdoor activities. When the sun shines on your face, hands and lower arms, it not only warms you up, but also helps you to produce vitamin D.

  4. A change in daylight saving time.
    The switch from winter time to summer time is not a big deal; however, it can affect your body like a minor bout of jet lag and you might have troubles falling asleep, sleeping problems and a sense of fatigue during the day. This minor jet lag can be quickly driven away by setting out on a bike ride, going in-line skating for a prolonged period of time or taking a walk under the blossoming cherry trees.




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DG Academy

DG Academy – Always at the top

With our training concept at the DG Academy we strive to satisfy the individual needs of pharmacists and chemists. Our DG Academy trainers conduct training sessions directly on the premises, i.e. in pharmacies or chemists' shops. They themselves decide on the amount of time to be invested and which course is most expedient and when.
DG Academy training courses are certified and recommended by the Swiss Drugstore Federation (SDV).

Upon attending DG Academy training sessions, pharmacists receive the corresponding number ofpoints.

We currently offer training courses in the following areas:

  • Green-lippe mussel extract
  • Magnesium
  • Common cold
  • Omega-3 fatty acids
  • Haemorrhoids





   Dr Sedat Sevimli