Every human really want fresh air and clean, especially for those who live in large urban areas such as JAKARTA and other major cities that are lack of green-area. According to the Ministry of Environment and Forestry; Directorate General of Pollution Control & Environmental Degradation; The Directorate of Air Pollution Control averages of the quality of air in large urban areas are at a moderate to not healthy level. (Check iku.menlhk.go.id/) One of the potential components that causes bad air quality is cigarette smoke and vehicle fumes.
Cigarette smoke is one of the exhaust substances that potentially cause Upper Respiratory Tract Infection (URI). URIs cause impaired respiratory function. If not treated immediately, this infection can spread throughout the respiratory system and cause the body doesn’t to get enough oxygen. This condition can be fatal, even to deathly.
- Frequent sneezing
- Nasal congestion
- The lungs are narrowed
- Cough and sore throat
- Frequent fatigue and fever
- Body aches
If URI gets worse, more serious symptoms will appear, such as
- Difficulty breathing
- High fever and chills
- Low blood oxygen level
- Decreased awareness and even fainted
Prevention and Response of URI
1.Hand washing regularly especially after activities in public area.
2.Avoid touching the face, especially the mouth, nose, and eyes with your hands so that you are protected from the spread of viruses and bacteria.
3.Regular exercise can also help boost immunity and reduce the risk of infection transmission. More often of the exercise, reduce the risk of contracting ARD.
5.Consume more of foods rich in fiber and VITAMIN as antidote counteractive free radicals.
Beside level of pollution, some of large urban areas in Indonesia well known with hot climate and weather, In addition, the majority of Indonesian people like to consume oily and spicy foods that can cause HEATINESS. In this case there are several cause symptoms of HEATINESS, such as:
Symptoms Caused By Heatiness
- Sore throat & hot
- Body aches
- Sprue, chapped lips, halitosis and indigestion
- Cough, Dry throat
- Itchy nose and flu
- Body Fever
The cause of Heatiness in every people are different, e.g.:
- Hot weather factor
- Lack of Fiber
- Lack of body fluids (dehydration)
- Often Consuming Fresh Foods Like fried foods
- Vitamin C deficiency (Antioxidant)
Prevention & Medication of Heatiness
1.Keep and pay attention to the food menu, do not contain too much oil or fried and spicy. 2.Regular exercise, so that the condition of the body is always good. 3.Drink plenty of mineral water to avoid dehydration. 4.Avoid smoking 5.Consume more of foods rich in fiber and vitamins, especially vitamin C as an antioxidant
Antioxidants are substances which body needs to prevent cell damage and neutralize free radicals by fulfill electron deficiencies which have by free radicals, and inhibiting the occurrence of chain reactions and the forming of free radicals that can cause oxidative stress
PT. Simex Pharmaceutical Indonesia comes with VIPRO-G as a natural antioxidant with EGCG as one of the compositions that provides antioxidant profiles for everyday needs and is able to neutralize free. Based on the research, EGCG (Epigallocatechin-gallate) is a natural antioxidant derived from tea leaves and proven to improve oxidative stress. EGCG has been studied and demonstrated a protective, anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidative profile cardiovascular system of animals induced by tobacco smoke in humans. The results prove that EGCG showed significant decrease in pro oxidants and antioxidants. This study shows EGCG has an advantage in preventing and improving oxidative stress.
Not only EGCG, Vipro-G also contains Taurine, Vitamin C, and Zinc Picolinat. Taurine and Vitamin C are complex combinations that effective to maintain the health of endothelial and blood vessels, the content of Vitamin C is also used to prevent vitamin C deficiency causes heatiness, as well as Zinc picolinate as a mineral that also plays a role in supporting the immune system, and helps regeneration/ cell growth.
Simply by dissolving the effervescent Vipro-G tablet into 150 -200 ml cold water once a day, it can make the body become fresh, practical, lungs and throat are healthier protecting from exposure harmful free radicals which injured.
The conclusion is Vipro-G contain EGCG, Taurine, Vitamin C, and Zinc picolinate to fulfill antioxidant requirements in order to counteracting free radicals and improve general health.
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