Many people know the term “arthritis”, which is generally known as the swelling of joints, which causes joint pain and stiffness. There are many types of arthritis like rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, gout and so on. Gout will be the main focus of the article and to start off, what exactly is gout? Gout is a common type of arthritis that causes intense pain,swelling and stiffness in a joint, which usually affects the big toe. Gout is more likely to affect men and also women who have reached their menopause. Gout is caused by excess uric acid that is in the blood, which is also known as hyperuricemia. Uric acid is produced when the body breaks down purines, which are chemical compounds that are found in meat, seafood and poultry. Under normal conditions, uric acid will be dissolved in the blood and is excreted from the body in urine via the kidneys. However, when too much uric acid is produced, it can build up and form needle-like crystals that will trigger inflammation and pain in the joints. One of the ingredients that can aid in gout is vitamin C, which is an antioxidant that helps with the body defence. Vitamin C has also shown to be useful in the prevention of gout. Another ingredient that has proved to be useful are cherries. They help in lowering uric acid levels, which are the cause of gout and reduce the chances of a gout attack. Vittapharm’s Gout Support is perfect for gout as it contains tart cherries and vitamin C and many more ingredients to help with your gout condition, so, what are you waiting for? Get yours today!
Very often than not, we would have been told to avoid eating egg yolks, burgers, fried items, and many more because they are high in cholesterol. High levels of cholesterol in the blood is one of the major risk factors for heart disease and stroke. But what exactly is cholesterol? Cholesterol is a waxy-substance It is not inherently “bad”, because our body needs it to build our cells. However, anything in excess is bad. One example of a condition caused due to cholesterol level is atherosclerosis. It is a condition where our arteries are narrowed because cholesterol can join with other substances in our body to form a thick, hard deposit on the inside of our arteries. This is why we need to make sure we check our cholesterol level regularly. If need be, we need to change our diet and control our cholesterol level. Our lifestyle habits and other chronic conditions like diabetes increases our chance of having high cholesterol levels. Tangeretin and Nobiletin, are polymethoxylated flavones, compounds that are found in the peels and juices of citrus fruits that have the potential to lower cholesterol level. While drinking citrus juices have many benefits, taking supplements containing the polymethoxylated flavones would be much better when it comes to controlling our cholesterol level. This is so, as we will need to drink many cups of citrus juice a day to have it under control. Here in Vitta Pharms, our product Cholesterol Care is specially formulated to help our body manage our cholesterol levels better. You can take control of your health, by controlling your cholesterol level. It is better to take early precautions, than being diagnosed with cholesterol at an earlier stage in life.
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.
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! 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!
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!
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!
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!
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.
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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.