5 Immunity Boosters to Beat the Haze

Fri, 20 Sep 2019

As of 14:48 on September 2019, Kuching has earned the title of the most air-polluted city worldwide, with Kuala Lumpur ranking at fourth, according to air pollution app, AirVisual and Real-Time Air Quality Index.



With the haze condition continuing to worsen in our beloved country, forcing schools to stay shut and many individuals worrying about the adverse effects on their cardiovascular health. Hence, other than escaping to countries with pristine air quality, protecting yourself with N95 masks or staying indoors, are there other measures you could take to beat this haze situation effectively? At Fitlion Malaysia, we believe that prevention is always the key to provide the 'first layer of defence' against adverse effects of the environment, and it starts with your body.


According to research, it has shown that we can protect ourselves optimally through a healthy diet and the smart use of supplements to provide resistant to the inhaled pollutants in this haze season. 


Fitlion Malaysia is here to share with you 5 incredible immunity boosters that can help you beat the haze this season!



#1: Fish Oil - Omega-3 Fatty Acids


According to research done by the United States National Institute of Health, ambient pollutants have an adverse effect of the overall decline in heart rate and which can also lead to higher risks in cardiovascular events. However, there is one immunity booster that has been proven to blunt the negative effects of inhaled pollutants, which is Fish Oil. 


Fish Oil contains a rich concentration of omega-3 pro saturated fatty acids which can help to modulate induced oxidative stress, improve your immunity against toxins, reduce risks of asthma and respiratory allergies. Hence, further aiding in the prevention of the decline in heart rate due to your overall exposure to ambient pollutants.


Fitlion Malaysia's Product Recommendation:


Brand: Blackmores

Product: Fish Oil 1000mg

Description: Blackmores Fish Oil 1000 is a natural source of marine omega-3 fatty acids, without added artificial surfactants to disguise fishy odours




#2: Antioxidants



According to clinical research done by Centre for Asthma and Respiratory Diseases, University of Newcastle, antioxidants are known to be the body's best defence against environmental pollutants, free radicals and yes, cancerous properties looming on the horizon.


 


In short, antioxidants are compounds that help delay or prevent cell damage caused by free-radicals, oxidative stress and unstable molecules that the body produces. They are sometimes called "free-radical scavengers”.


So, yes! Aside from consuming sufficient beneficial fish oil or fatty fish to boost your immunity, it's time to juice up on antioxidants supplements to fight the inhaled toxins.


Are you looking for the easiest way to get your required dosage of antioxidant to give your immunity a grand boost? Check out BioG™ Antioxidant Support and BioG™ ACE it Oral Antioxidant Powder!



Fitlion Malaysia's Product Recommendation:


Brand: BioG™

Product: Antioxidant Support

Description: 

BioG™ Antioxidant Support contains a medley of more than 30 natural ingredients. Each ingredient provides its unique antioxidant property in order to boost your overall wellness and health. Antioxidants are needed to protect our cells healthy inside out and slow down the signs of ageing such as skin, eyes, heart and brain.


Brand: BioG™

Product: ACE it Oral Antioxidant Powder

Description:

BioG™ ACE it - oral antioxidant powder with lutein empowers your body recovery from free radicals damage while maintaining healthy body metabolism rate. Lutein plays an important role in your macular health by protecting your eyes from blue light and prevent macular degeneration.


#3: Multivitamins - Vitamin A, C & E 



With the heavy pollutants in the air due to haze, inflammation in our throat and lungs would undoubtedly be common. Hence, dosing down on just antioxidant supplements to fight the battle of the haze would never be enough. Supplementing your body with Vitamin A, C & E can help to improve your overall antioxidant defences.


A study conducted by Yale University researchers has found that vitamins C and E work together to keep the lung tissue healthy. Daily supplements of both build up levels of a protective protein that prevents enzymes released during inflammation from destroying the lung's elastic properties. Furthermore, Vitamin A can help to protect your eyes, lungs and the oxygen-carrying capabilities of your bloodstream.


Besides getting the dosage of vitamins from whole foods, multivitamins supplements are great options to give your body a wide range of vitamin boost! 



Fitlion Malaysia's Product Recommendation:


Brand: Blackmores

Product: Multivitamins + Minerals

Description: 

Blackmores Multivitamins + Minerals contains essential vitamins and minerals to provide your body and mind with all-round nutritional support and help maintain health every day. It helps supplement an unbalanced diet in one-a-day dose.


#4: Ginseng & Lingzhi



For generations, ginseng and lingzhi (known as the mushroom of immortality: Reishi mushroom) are the prized herbs which have been used in the Traditional Chinese Medicinal to nourish the 'three treasures' – jing (essence), qi (vital energy), and shen (spirit). 


Ginsengs are often used as tonics to enhance mental and physical health by stimulating the immune system against the overall stress caused by the environment. 



Whereas, lingzhi contains molecules called ?-glucans which increase the activity of white blood cells. The white blood cells can help to defend the body against haze particles that irritate the lungs. Furthermore, with its rich polysaccharides and triterpenes exert beneficial health effects on immune, tonifying effect and enhancing vital energy.


At Fitlion Malaysia, we know that these incredible tonics are prized herbs which are not easily attainable in public. However, do you know that BioG™ have a product that contains both of them which can provide a tremendous boost to your immunity? 


Introducing BioG™ Immunity Support!


Fitlion Malaysia's Product Recommendation:

Brand: BioG™

Product: Immunity Support

Description: 

BioG™ Immunity Support combines 3 superb natural herbs - Ginseng, Reishi, and Andrographis to build up a strong body immune protection. These 3 unique ingredients are known as " adaptogenic herbs" poses the stimulant properties to counteract the harmful effects of stress in the body.




#5: Garlic



Yes, garlic. Garlic has been used for centuries as both food and medicinal means to enhance an individual's immune functions. Garlic contains anti-inflammatory compounds that can help your body to fight germs — boosting the disease-fighting response of some types of white blood cells in the body when they encounter viruses.


With the haze condition worsening in Malaysia, garlic can also help individuals who have a sensitive nose to relieve nasal congestion and congestion of the upper respiratory tract.


Fitlion Malaysia's Product Recommendation:

Brand: Blackmores

Product: Horseradish + Garlic

Description:

Blackmores Horseradish + Garlic contains a combination of herbs that are traditionally used for the temporary relief of nasal congestion. It is suitable for people with allergies, and for those with congestion of the upper respiratory tract congestion.


The pungent compounds, the mustard oils, found in horseradish are thought to be the constituents which give it the traditionally recognized decongestant effect. Horseradish has been found to have beneficial properties and clears the respiratory passages.
 


Conclusion


At Fitlion Malaysia, we believe that the above dietary supplements should never be a substitute for a well-balanced diet or whole foods that you consume. However, the above supplements could provide a vital enhancement to the specific minerals which your body is deficient in, in response to countering the adverse effects of the ongoing haze.


Hence, in the event of persistent health-related issues, it is always best to consult a doctor or medical professional to nurse your body further back to recovery.


Fitlion Malaysia hereby hopes that every individual continues to stay safe and healthy despite the ongoing disruption of haze in the country. 



Source: https://sg.fitlion.com/news/top-4-supplements-to-beat-the-haze


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