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An important message from Express Chemist

In these unprecedented times due to COVID-19 we are listening to the latest advice from the government and their health specialists. We are continuing to work in these challenging times so that we can serve the needs of our customers.

Please note that we are receiving a particularly high volume of orders, enquiries, telephone calls and emails. We are working exceptionally hard to process orders and respond to customer enquiries as quickly as possible. Unfortunately it is currently taking a little longer to process and dispatch orders than usual, so please allow 2-3 working days for shipment.

Please also note that postal services and couriers are experiencing similar challenges so please allow longer delivery times than usual. We would be grateful if you can be patient and not contact us regarding your order before these times are up so we can reduce the pressure on our customer service team.

Thank you for your patience and understanding.

If you have symptoms of coronavirus stay at home and self-isolate for 10 days.
For information about coronavirus please click here.

Keep well and stay safe.


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Muscles

The human body is made up of three types of muscle:
  • Skeletal muscle This is "Voluntary muscle" as in it can be controlled consciously, and it is used for movement and maintaining posture. 42% of an adult male's body mass and 36% of an adult females body mass is made up of skeletal muscle
  • Smooth muscle This is muscle that contracts without conscious control. It is in the form of thin layers of unstriated cells and it is found in walls of internal organs including the stomach, bladder, blood vessels and the intestines (hollow organs). It is not found in the heart, however (see cardiac muscle)
  • Cardiac muscle This type of muscle forms the majority of the wall of the heart, and it is not found anywhere else in your body. Cardiac muscle is highly resistant to fatigue (thankfully!). It has a large number of mitochondria (often called "cellular power plants") which generate most of a cell's adenosine triphosphate (ATP), which is used as a form of chemical energy. These mitochondria enable constant aerobic respiration.
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Muscle Health

Muscle Conditions

  • Strains and Sprains FAQs

    Strains and Sprains FAQs

    Strains and Sprains can be very irritating. Despite often seeming like very trivial injuries, they can sideline you for weeks and are not to be taken lightly. Proper recovery is very important unless you want to risk causing repeat injuries, or worse, permanent damage. For our advice and tips on getting back to full fitness as quick as possible, please read on.

  • Muscle Cramp FAQs

    Muscle Cramp FAQs

    Muscle cramps can be extremely painful and almost everyone suffers from cramp at some point in their life. Luckily, you no longer need to just 'put up with it'. We provide advice and guidance on how to avoid cramp in the first place, but if it does strike, we outline methods and products to help relieve the pain.