Health – Proliferation of Dietary Supplements 

In recent years, the rapid proliferation of dietary supplements has posed a significant threat to the elderly population. The dietary supplement market has expanded rapidly, leading to intense competition among various products, many of which make extravagant claims about their health benefits. This marketing strategy has captured the attention of numerous elderly individuals.

Older individuals are often susceptible to the influence of such marketing, leading to blind purchases and use of dietary supplements, which can pose certain health risks:

1. Nutrient Imbalance
2. Drug Interactions
3. Lack of Dietary Holism
4. Potential for Overuse

Therefore, without a doctor’s recommendation, it may be advisable to choose natural foods:

𝐈𝐧𝐠𝐫𝐞𝐝𝐢𝐞𝐧𝐭 𝐒𝐨𝐮𝐫𝐜𝐞 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐏𝐫𝐨𝐜𝐞𝐬𝐬𝐢𝐧𝐠:
🥗 Natural Foods: Foods that have not undergone excessive processing or chemical treatment, such as fresh fruits, vegetables, whole grains, nuts, etc. Nutrients are derived from nature and are typically rich in vitamins, minerals, fiber, and other beneficial substances. Dietary Supplements: Man-made products that may contain synthetically produced chemicals, concentrated nutrients, or other additives.

𝐍𝐮𝐭𝐫𝐢𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐚𝐥 𝐃𝐢𝐯𝐞𝐫𝐬𝐢𝐭𝐲:
🥗 Natural Foods: Typically provide a wide range of nutrients, including antioxidants, polysaccharides, dietary fiber, and other bioactive compounds. Nutrients contribute to maintaining overall health and balanced nutritional intake. Dietary Supplements: Focus on specific nutrients or compounds to meet specific health needs.

𝗗𝗶𝗲𝘁𝗮𝗿𝘆 𝗛𝗼𝗹𝗶𝘀𝗺:
🥗 Natural Foods: A comprehensive dietary choice that includes a variety of food combinations, offering the holistic and integrated nutritional effects of food. Dietary Supplements: Supplementation with single nutrients or compounds cannot provide the benefits of dietary holism.

In recent years, we have often seen in the news that the proliferation of dietary supplements poses a threat to the elderly population. When purchasing and using dietary supplements, it is important to exercise caution and follow a doctor’s advice. Maintaining a balanced diet, engaging in moderate exercise, adopting healthy lifestyle habits, and communicating with a healthcare professional are crucial for ensuring the health of older individuals.”

Nutrients are significant in the human body to provide immune health and ensure all the systems in the body are working properly. As we age, the rate of immunosenescence increases and our body isn’t strong enough to fight against infections. The only way to improve this situation is to consume certain groups such as vitamin E, vitamin D and probiotics.

Vitamin E helps improve T cell function, increases the integrity & signal transduction of the membrane and reduces the onset of suppressive factors such as prostaglandin E2 by macrophages. Vitamin E also helps to improve the resistance against pathogens. Sources include almonds, raw seeds (sunflower, pumpkin & sesame seeds), green vegetables and plant oils.

Vitamin D deficiency is common in eldery as it will decline with age. This vitamin is important to enhance the function of the immune cells by turning off the inflammation signal when it is no longer needed and modulate innate and adaptive immune responses too. Sources include fish (salmon/ mackerel) and mushrooms.

Probiotics can help to reduce infectious diseases, reduce recurrences such as common flu & influenza and reduce inflammation & allergies by interacting and balancing the bacteria in the body. Any imbalance in the digestive system can cause gastrointestinal problems.

It’s never too late to start caring about your immune system. The first step is to determine which nutrients that are lacking in your diet and make an effort to include it on a daily basis.

Emunity 蕈菇

E-munity is a highly nutritious powdered beverage that combines the polysaccharides found in Cordyceps Mycelium, Shiitake, ABM mushroom, and Maitake mushroom with antioxidants in Cassia seeds and Blueberries which developed based on the nutrition immunology theory.

Take E-Munity regularly to nourish your body, 
prevent cancer, and achieve optimal health.

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