Keep­ing peo­ple phys­i­cally ac­tive and mo­bile

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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.

Rou­tine ac­tiv­i­ties be­come a chal­lenge as lim­ited mo­bil­ity ham­pers your move­ment.

To pro­tect your joints, prac­tise healthy life­style habits and use your joints the right way.

These tips can help keep your joints healthy for a long time.

1) Lose weight, if you need to – one of the things you can do for your joints is not to carry too much body weight.

2) Stay ac­tive – reg­u­lar ex­er­cise helps your joints work like they should, eases stiff­ness and re­lieves fa­tigue. It strength­ens the mus­cles that sup­port your joints.

3) Prac­tise good pos­ture – proper pos­ture pro­tects your shoul­der, hip and knee joints.

4) Eat for joint health – choose di­ets with cal­cium con­tent, omega3, Type 2 col­la­gen pep­tides or hyaluronic acid to pro­tect your joints.

Opce­den For­ti­gen is for­mu­lated with Type II col­la­gen pep­tides, hyaluronic acid and vi­ta­min C to keep peo­ple phys­i­cally ac­tive and mo­bile.

Type II col­la­gen

Car­ti­lage is com­posed of a va­ri­ety 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.

Type II col­la­gen is the ba­sis for car­ti­lage and forms fib­rils.

This fib­ril­lary net­work of col­la­gen al­lows the car­ti­lage to en­trap pro­teo­gly­can ag­gre­gate as well as pro­vide ten­sile strength to the tis­sue. Opce­den For­ti­gen uses Ger­man bioac­tive-patented Type II col­la­gen pep­tides, which has a small molec­u­lar size.

Hyaluronic acid

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.

Vi­ta­min C

Vi­ta­min C is wa­ter-sol­u­ble, mean­ing it is not stored in your body and you must con­sume ad­e­quate amounts from your diet through­out the day.

The vi­ta­min is re­quired as a co-fac­tor 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 boost im­mune sys­tem which may 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 drink for a col­la­gen-boost­ing treat.

Opce­den For­ti­gen does not con­tain preser­va­tives, ar­ti­fi­cial colour­ing, ad­di­tives or sugar, and is a non-dairy prod­uct.

This is a sup­ple­ment prod­uct ad­ver­tise­ment.

■ For de­tails, look out for the ad­ver­tise­ment in this StarSpe­cial.

KKLIU No.0320/2017

Opce­den For­ti­gen is spe­cially for­mu­lated in a flavour­less pow­der to dis­solve in­stantly in wa­ter.

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