Gift Yourself The Best
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As we prepare to move into December, there’s never a better time to take stock of the year and to be thankful for the things and people that truly matter. 2020 has been tumultuous in terms of public health, economic disruptions, forced changes to our lifestyle and more.
Nevertheless, we have much to be thankful for – that with decisive actions by our government, Singapore was able to curtain and contain community spread; thus safeguarding our public health.
The pandemic has reminded us to value what truly matters, which is our health. Indeed, “health is everything” and it is not something to ever take for granted.
This festive season, we wish you and yours the best of health in 2021 and beyond.
We’ve wrote out our Wish List for Christmas and we are sharing it with you!
Protect yourself by fortifying your immune system. Our immune system is our main line of defense when it comes to fighting off harmful pathogens that may be in our environment. To ensure our immune system is functioning at its optimum, consume a daily diet that is rich in antioxidants. Antioxidants combat the harmful effects of atmospheric free radicals which can lower our immune defences, making it more difficult for our body to fight infections.Vitamin C is a good source of antioxidants, and can be found in many citrus fruits, as well as in vegetables like broccoli and Brussels sprouts.
In addition to Vitamin C , studies have also demonstrated Vitamin D’s importance in regulating our immune system and ensuring a healthy respiratory system. Read more here
Vitamin D is produced by the body when our skin is exposed to sunlight. Vitamin D is also found in foods such as fatty fish, cheese, egg yolks and fortified dairy products
As we may not be consuming enough foods that naturally contain immune boosting nutrients, including Vitamin C and D rich foods; supplements like GNC Triple C™ 1000 and GNC Vitamin D-3 1000 IU present themselves as convenient options to provide you with daily optimal immune support to keep your immune strong and robust.
Another powerful natural antioxidant to consider adding to your immune arsenal - LAC Masquelier’s French Pine Bark has numerous clinical studies showing how this ingredient helps our body defend against free radicals, at the same time support blood vessel health, thereby facilitating efficient oxygen and nutrients flow to our organs.
Who doesn’t want healthy, clear, radiant and glowing skin? Healthy skin is a reflection of our overall health and our skin is actually the largest organ in our body. When excessive toxins build up in our body or when our liver is stressed, we can literally see it in our skin – it will appear dull, lack lustre and/or we might observe bad acne breakouts which is a sign that our body is “struggling to detox” itself.
Sugar is a key culprit when it comes to dull-looking skin and premature skin aging. Studies have shown that excessive sugar consumption can cause skin to age at a premature rate. Dermatologist Dr. Nina Roos explains that consumption of too much refined sugar can significantly weaken skin’s collagen levels due to a phenomenon called glycation1 , giving you yet another very valid reason to manage and control your daily sugar intake.
L-Glutathione is a super antioxidant ingredient to look at in the quest for clear and radiant skin. It helps neutralize free radical damage, and has been found to decrease wrinkles and increase skin elasticity2! For clearer and brighter complexion, LAC Taut® White is an advanced formula of highly concentrated antioxidants and skin-revitalizing ingredients such as L-Glutathione, Grape Seed Extract, Olive Leaf Extract, Vitamin C and Artichoke extract.
Other Christmas treats your skin will love and thank you for - consider masking up with LAC Taut® Collagen Infusion Mask , as it soothes tension signs on skin while giving it a firm, moist and radiant complexion. Complement this with our bestselling LAC Taut® Collagen Infusion Therapy 13,000mg plus Placenta , a proprietary collagen formula which hydrates and nourishes skin from within! Give your skin the extra protection it needs with GNC Luster & Lum Brighten , as each serving gives an effective dose of clinically studied Sicilian Blood Orange extract which protects skin from damaging factors and improves skin tones.
Key Takeaway Tip: Cut down on sugary foods and instead, consume foods and fruits that are rich in healthy fats such as fatty fish and avocados to keep your skin naturally moisturized and nourished.
With circuit break curtailing outdoor and group workouts for a good part of 2020, we certainly do not want to pile on additional pounds from the year-end and New Year festive feasting.
To prevent bingeing and overeating during the course of the day, many studies suggest that a good, healthy breakfast consisting complex carbohydrates, healthy fats, protein and fibre can do the trick in helping us feel satiated and reducing snacking and bingeing tendencies during the day.
If you are a carb lover, consider taking a weight management supplement like GNC Total Lean™ Phase 2 Carb Controller™ prior to your meal. Each serving contains 1000mg of White Kidney Bean Extract, which help to reduce absorption of carbohydrates from your meal and limit calorie absorption.
Don’t forget to make time during the festivities for exercise, and before you embark on your workout – a supplement like Total Lean™ Burn 60 Plus can help you burn more calories with its clinically proven thermogenic formula that increases post-workout calorie burning by up to 60% for up to 1 hour post-workout.
At the heart of it all, our loved ones safety, good health and happiness is the best gift and wish of all. The best time spent, is time spent with our loved ones and close friends.
So this Christmas, it’s our wish to spend more time with our friends and family over a good meal gathering and even if we can’t actually get together in person, a video call to check in and catch up is still a great alternative.
Fretting over Christmas gift ideas? Why not send a gift of health with our array of thoughtfully curated health supplements to address every health need?
1Excessive sugar consumption causes aging of skin: https://www.vichy.sg/V-Mag/Does-sugar-cause-wrinkles-Skin-aging-myths-explained/vmag65186.aspx
2Benefits of L-Glutathione: https://coremedscience.com/blogs/wellness/glutathione-3a-14-benefits-of-the-master-antioxidant-plus-diet-26-supplements