Keep­ing peo­ple phys­i­cally ac­tive

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A HEALTHY, ac­tive life­style is the goal of many modern con­sumers. Es­sen­tial to achiev­ing this are strong bones and joints. As you grow older, age-re­lated stiff­ness and dis­com­fort in the joints be­come a fact of life.

Ac­tiv­i­ties once rou­tine be­come a chal­lenge as limited mo­bil­ity ham­pers your ev­ery move. To pro­tect your joints, prac­tise healthy life­style habits. Use your joints the right way.

These tips can help you have health­ier joints now and for years to come.

Lose weight (if you need) – One of the kind­est things you can do for your joints is not to carry too much body weight.

Stay­ac­tive– Reg­u­lar ex­er­cise helps your joints work like they should, eases stiff­ness and re­lieves fa­tigue. It strength­ens the mus­cles that sup­port your joints.

Prac­tise good pos­ture – Proper pos­ture pro­tects your shoul­der, hip and knee joints.

Eat for joint health – Choose a diet with cal­cium con­tent, omega-3, type II col­la­gen pep­tides or hyaluronic acid to pro­tect your joints. of biomolecules in­clud­ing pro­teins, wa­ter and small mol­e­cules that help re­duce fric­tion and keep joints healthy. One of those pro­teins is col­la­gen, which makes up the bulk of the car­ti­lage in your joints.

TypeII­col­la­genis­the­ba­s­is­for car­ti­lage. Type II col­la­gen does form fib­rils. This fib­ril­lary net­work of col­la­gen al­lows car­ti­lage to en­trap the pro­teo­gly­can ag­gre­gate as well as pro­vide ten­sile strength to the tis­sue.

Opce­den For­ti­gen is us­ing Germany bioac­tive patented type II col­la­gen pep­tides. It con­tains small molec­u­lar size.

In a healthy joint, a thick sub­stance called syn­ovial fluid pro­vides lu­bri­ca­tion, al­low­ing bones to glide against one an­other. The crit­i­cal sub­stance in syn­ovial fluid known as hyaluronic acid breaks down.

Loss of hyaluronic acid ap­pears to con­trib­ute to joint pain and stiff­ness. It is a sub­stance that is nat­u­rally present in the hu­man body. It is found in the high­est con­cen­tra­tions in flu­ids in the eyes and joints.

Hyaluronic acid works by act­ing as a cush­ion and lu­bri­cant in the joints and other tis­sues. In ad­di­tion, it might af­fect the way the body re­sponds to in­jury.

Vi­ta­min C is a wa­ter-sol­u­ble vi­ta­min. This means it is not stored in your body and you must con­sume ad­e­quate amounts fromy­our­di­et­through­out­the­day. Vi­ta­min C is re­quired as a co­fac­tor in a num­ber of bio­chem­i­cal re­ac­tions and it is also an im­por­tant an­tiox­i­dant.

Vi­ta­min C is re­quired for the proper de­vel­op­ment and func­tions of many parts of the body such as help­ing to boost the im­mune sys­tem and may also help in build­ing col­la­gen.

Opce­den For­ti­gen is spe­cially for­mu­lated in a flavour­less pow­der to dis­solve in­stantly in wa­ter. You can add it to your favourite drinks for a col­la­gen-boost­ing treat.

Opce­den For­ti­gen does not con­tain preser­va­tives, ar­ti­fi­cial colour­ing, ad­di­tives, sugar and dairy prod­ucts.

For more in­for­ma­tion, call Asia Health­care at 03-6156 2836.

This is a sup­ple­ment prod­uct ad­ver­tise­ment.

KKLIU No.0320/2017

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