Knee Support

When we are young, we tend not to think much about our knees as they do not affect how we walk everyday. However, as we start to age, joint pains become a more common occurrence. Everyday activities that we do like walking or running causes our joints to wear and tear, and even weight gain will transmit more pressure to our lower body joints. This is where supplements come in, to provide knee support and renew cartilage. Vitamin D can be commonly found in supplements for knee support as it promotes musculoskeletal health and due to its anti-inflammatory effects, it plays a role in relieving joint pains. Another key ingredient is chondroitin, is a building block of cartilage and helps prevent the cartilage from breaking down, therefore reducing joint pains. Finally, methylsulfonylmethane, also commonly known as MSM, is an ingredient that also helps with joint pains and also improving the function of our joints. Overall, osteoarthritis (joint pain) is common as we all age and therefore we should start to prevent it from occurring by taking preliminary steps early on in our life. Some steps that can be taken is: keeping a healthy body weight, because when we gain weight, it puts extra stress on our joints, and therefore it will wear and tear more easily. We should also exercise regularly to improve the strength of our joints and it will result in a stronger and more resistant joint. While exercising may be crucial, we should also not overwork it, and to know our limits. Athletes are most susceptible to this as they engage in vigorous activities, which causes osteoarthritis to occur earlier for them. See a doctor when you experience any pain and never leave it unchecked as it may escalate out of control.

Bright Eyes

What if one day you wake up and you lose your vision? Can you imagine what a scary thought that is? Our eyes help us to see every day and without our eyes, we would not be able to see the wonders of this world. That is why, we should start taking good care of our eyes and appreciate it. There are multiple antioxidants that are able to improve our eye health such as antioxidants like lutein and zeaxanthin, which are carotenoids. Carotenoids are pigments and are in our retina. They have properties to absorb high energy blue and ultraviolet light that are harmful to our eyes.  Another such antioxidant is zinc, which is also found naturally in our eyes and protects against cell damage. Finally, one more antioxidant that helps with eye health is vitamin C, which reduces the risk of cataracts, which is when an opacification of the lens of the eye leads to decrease in vision. All these antioxidants can be found in our product, Bright Eyes, which helps with vision issues, help combat deteriorating vision and also improve your vision. Other than consuming supplements, here are a few tips to help you take better care of your eye: Reduce screen time with mobile phones and television, avoid staring directly into bright lights, look at far objects after using your phone or computer and finally, avoid smoking as it damages the blood vessels in the eyes. Our eye is a very important part of our body and can cause major inconvenience without it, so start taking better care of it today!

Diabetes

Diabetes! It is a growing condition that can affect anyone, regardless of age, gender, and ethnic group. We are said to have diabetes if there is high amount of sugar in our blood. This happens when our body produces insufficient amount of insulin or when our body does not respond properly to insulin. Insulin is a hormone that is made in our pancreas that helps to balance our blood sugar level. Currently, there is no cure for the chronic disease, it can only be controlled when we have it. Did you know that there are 3 main types of diabetes? 

-Type 1 diabetes: Usually inherited and it cannot be prevented

-Type 2 diabetes: Common type of diabetes and it can be prevented

-Gestational diabetes: Happens during pregnancy

Many of us might not even know if we have diabetes unless we check it. Even if we were to know, we may have poor control of our condition. When we have diabetes, there is a higher chance that we can develop other health complications like kidney failure, heart attack, stroke, and many others. This can adversely affect the quality of our life, being the person having the condition or even as a family member of the person suffering from the condition. We can prevent diabetes or delay diabetic-related health complications by going for regular screening, eating right, and adopting an active lifestyle. As the saying goes, prevention is better than cure anyways. With healthy diet and lifestyle, Vitta Pharms Glucozip helps to maintain a good sugar level. Hurry, grab your glucozip now!

Omega-3

The term “omega-3” has been thrown around a lot nowadays and there has been a lot of research that supports the claims of the benefits that omega 3 provides to the human body. So, what exactly is omega-3? Omega-3 fatty acids are a group of polyunsaturated fatty acids that are essential to human health for certain vital functions and benefits. Alpha-linolenic acid (ALA) is essential for the eye, nerve and membrane development. Eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) are important for the production of prostaglandins, a hormone-like substance, that usually help to regulate blood pressure, inflammation, neurological functions, hormones production etc. in the human body. ALA, EPA and DHA are not producible naturally by the human body, therefore, we tend to obtain them from our diets or from supplements. Omega-3 fatty acids are generally found from oily fish such as salmon or tuna, or from nuts and seeds. These foods are essential for a healthy and balanced diet, which will prevent health risks. For those that are not able to eat these foods, supplements are the way to go to get these nutrients. Omega-3 is especially beneficial to women, and mainly benefits heart health. Some of the benefits that it boasts are easing menstrual pain, which are caused by strong contractions of the uterus. In addition to that, it can alleviate rheumatoid arthritis, a disease in which women are 2-3 times more susceptible to than men. Rheumatoid arthritis occurs when the body’s immune system attacks the lining of the joints, causing inflammation and pain. The anti-inflammatory properties of omega-3 aids the two problems mentioned. There are multiple other benefits such as weight loss, aiding in fertility and ensuring a healthy pregnancy that omega-3 can provide. Having said that, what are you waiting for? Buy the omega-3 supplement for women’s health today!

Glucozip

Before understanding why it is important to maintain good sugar levels in the human body, we must first understand what is blood sugar, also known as glucose. Glucose is the sugar that circulates the blood, acting as the body’s main source of energy. Glucose can be found from carbohydrates in our diet that are broken down by the digestive system. Cells in the body utilise glucose to convert it to energy for the body to function. However, glucose can only enter cells when there is enough insulin, which is a protein that makes the cells ready to receive glucose in the bloodstream. Only when insulin moves glucose to the cells that the cells can use it for energy. The higher the amount of glucose in the body, the higher the blood sugar level. This can lead to common diseases like diabetes, or hyperglycemia in general, which is when levels of sugar in the body are high. This can cause a person to feel fatigue or lightheaded, or, in extreme cases, vision loss or kidney diseases. This is why maintaining a good blood sugar level is important, and if your diet does not control your blood sugar levels well enough, you should take Glucozip, a product from us that aids in maintaining good sugar levels within the body. Along with a healthy lifestyle, you can be ensured that blood sugar levels will stay within the healthy range! So, what are you waiting for? Get your Glucozip in our stores today!

Memory

Statistics have predicted that by the year 2035, a third of Singaporeans will be aged 65 or above. This is a worrying trend as more Singaporeans age, age related diseases start to catch up with them, a major one being dementia. Which brings us to an important point, our memory. There are three types of memory, namely, working memory, which refers to the structures and processes for temporarily storing and using information, short-term memory, which allows us to remember and process information at the same time, and finally long-term memory, where we store our treasured memories like our birthdays. It is hard to imagine a world without memory and how we will be without them, the feeling of not being able to reminiscence our most treasured times. Therefore, supplements may be a way to improve your memory, and we here at Vitta Pharms are here to help you. One of the major ingredients in our product is L-Glutamine, which has certain evidence that it is able to modulate the activity of N-methyl-D-aspartate(NMDA) receptors, a system heavily involved in memory formation. Another ingredient involved are Hawthorn berries, which can enhance poor memory and boost brain function by improving circulation of blood within the head and increasing the amount of oxygen flowing to the brain. This herb is known for its long term effects as its active constituents do not produce rapid results. Finally, the last key ingredient is Ginkgo Biloba extract. Some studies have suggested that Ginkgo Biloba extract has the properties of improving brain functions like thinking and memory. Other than taking supplements, getting enough sleep everyday is crucial to our cognitive function, so start taking care of your brain today!

C-ing the benefits of Vitamin C

Ascorbic acid, or what we all know as vitamin C, is a water-soluble vitamin that cannot be produced on its own by our body. Sound familiar? Yes, vitamin C has similar properties as our B vitamins. It can be naturally found in many fruits and vegetables that we eat. The question is, are we eating enough fruits and vegetables to reap the numerous benefits of vitamin C? Read on to find out the benefits of vitamin C. 

Vitamin C is a very powerful antioxidant. It helps to protect our cells against damage caused by free radicals, by neutralising them in our body before they pose any harm to our body systems. What exactly are free radicals? Free radicals are unstable molecules that our body produces when processing our foods, such as digesting and metabolizing. Additionally, they are also produced by our body when we are exposed to radiations such as UV rays, and carcinogens like tobacco and smoke. When we have too many free radicals, they can cause harm to our healthy cells and bodily functions. This is when, our vitamin C play a part by preventing or slowing down the damage caused by the free radicals.  

Vitamin C also promotes collagen production. Collagen is the connective tissue that holds bones and muscles together. As we age, our collagen production decreases naturally, so vitamin C comes in handy! Collagen allows our skin to be tight, plump, and smooth. The secret to healthier and younger-looking skin is out! Moreover, Vitamin C plays an important role in wound healing, and repairing our tissues, helping to promote even skin tone and reduces pigmentation and redness. 

Due to certain circumstances, eating a balanced diet may become a challenge for some of us in Singapore. Know someone who does not like eating fruits and vegetables? Share this article with them now. 

Vitamin B Complex (Nerve Structure and Metabolism)

 

Before we look into the benefits of vitamin B for our nervous system and metabolism, we first have to understand what the nervous system is and also what metabolism is. To put it simply, the nervous system is a complex collection of nerves and specialized cells known as neurons which transmit signals between different parts of the body. For example, when someone touches something hot, the neurons would transmit that information to the brain and the brain would then transmit information to our muscles to move our hand away from it. Without the nervous system, we would have no sense of touch. Metabolism can be explained simply by separating it into two categories, catabolism which breaks molecules down to obtain energy and anabolism, which synthesizes compounds that are needed by cells. These two are vital components to the body and therefore we should maintain them.

The B vitamins that maintain our nerve structure are B1,B5, B6 and B12. Vitamin B1 helps by reducing pain and inflammation levels, while also preventing cellular damage. Vitamin B5 regulates the autonomic nervous system by producing neurotransmitters, which transmits messages within the nervous system. Vitamins B6 helps with the covering of our nerve endings, which are the million points on the surface of our body that send messages to our brain when we feel sensations like heat,cold and pain. Finally, the body requires vitamin B12, a deficiency of which will cause peripheral neuropathy. The vitamins mentioned above are also associated with maintaining metabolism to help convert the nutrients we get from the food we consume into energy to fuel our body. B1, B5 and B12 enable the body to metabolize carbohydrates, proteins and fats more effectively, therefore allowing us to obtain more energy.

Vitamin B Complex (Neurological Function)

You might think that vitamin B is just like any other vitamin you heard of, but it is in fact not. Vitamin B complex comprises of 8 B vitamins, namely, B1(thiamine), B2(riboflavin), B3(niacin), B5(pantothenic acid), B6(pyridoxine), B7(biotin), B9(folic acid), B12(cobalamin). These vitamins all have their unique individual benefits, such as promoting the growth of red blood cells, increasing energy levels, improving neurological function and the nervous system. A human’s neurological function is essential because the brain controls our actions and reaction, and enables us to actively think and feel. A poorly developed brain can hinder learning and have detrimental effects on the body, therefore, it is important to maintain nutrition in our body. However, sometimes, we do not get enough nutritions from the foods we eat, that is why we take supplements to compensate for the nutrients we are lacking. People in Singapore are especially susceptible to this due to our lifestyles and diet choices.

In vitamin B complex, vitamin B1 promotes healthy growth and function of organs like the brain to improve neurological functions. Vitamin B5 is essential for the health of our brain and also our nervous system as it helps with boosting our memory. Another B vitamin that promotes neurological function is vitamin B6 which has the property of making new red blood cells for the body. As many may know, red blood cells carry oxygen throughout the body. With more red blood cells, more oxygen can be delivered to the brain, which will promote health of the brain and allow the brain to work more actively. Vitta Pharms vitamin B complex supplement provides you with your daily supply of vitamin B, so get yours today!

Probiotics for Gut

Pros about Probiotics for guts

Did you know that there are about 300 to 500 different species of bacteria in a human’s gut? Some may be harmful to our health, but many of them are beneficial and essential to a healthy body. We must have more “good” bacteria than “bad” bacteria in our gut. Having an imbalance in our gut’s bacteria is known as dysbiosis. Dysbiosis can adversely affect our health and wellbeing. Our daily habits and lifestyle can damage our gut microbiome.

In our ever changing fast-paced society, how many of us can confidently say that we have enough sleep, eat a healthy diet, drink enough water, and do not feel stressed at all, every day? You are what you eat and do. This is an undeniable fact. So, how can we balance our gut’s microbiota imbalance? We can balance by taking probiotics for gut.

What is Probiotics? The word is derived from the Greek meaning ‘for life’. Probiotics are live micro-organisms that help to improve the microbiome of the gut by balancing them in our gut. One of the most common type of bacteria is Lactobacillus. It is an important type of bacteria in our gut microbiome. They stick to the cells and mucous of the intestinal lining. The also help to promote the growth of other “good” bacteria in our microbiome.

Vitta Pharms Probiotics for gut contains Lactobacillus Halveticus, Lactobacillus Paracasai, Lactobacillus Rhamnosus and Bacillus Coagulans. This unique probiotic formulation helps to balance your gut, maintain a balanced intestinal flora and aid in digestive issues. Check out Vitta Pharms Probiotics for gut now!

Probiotics for digestion

Did you know there are about 100 trillion bacterial cells found in a human’s gut? Majority of them are “good” bacteria. Most of the bacterial cells are found in our colon, also known as our large intestine. 

The good bacteria help to metabolize nutrients from the food and certain medications we eat.  It manufactures vitamins. One example would be vitamin K, which is a vitamin that helps to make blood-clotting proteins. It also acts as a protective barrier against intestinal infections, by strengthening our gut wall by converting fibers into short-chain fatty acids, like butyrate that helps our body to function.

So, what affects our gut’s microbiota? Our age, the food that we consume, environment we stay, our lifestyle, genes and the medications that we consume. If there is an imbalance in our gut’s microbiome, we can take probiotics. 

What are probiotics then? Probiotics are live micro-organisms that help to improve the microbiome of the gut by balancing them in our gut. The right level of probiotics aid in digestive issues and improve nutrient absorption. One of the most common group of probiotics is Lactobacillus. It can help to close the gap between intestinal cells and prevent bacteria and toxins from the gut to “leak” through the intestinal wall. This is because Lactobacillus stick to the cells and mucous of the intestinal lining, it prevents disease-causing bacteria from sticking to our intestinal wall.

Vitta Pharms Probiotics for gut contains Lactobacillus Halveticus, Lactobacillus Paracasai, Lactobacillus Rhamnosus and Bacillus Coagulans. This unique probiotic formulation aids in digestive issues, helps to balance your gut and maintain a balanced intestinal flora. Check out Vitta Pharms Probiotics for gut in Singapore now!

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