Being in my mid 30s, I really feel the slump after the occasional night out. In fact I can barely stay awake past 10.30pm. Sometimes I have knee pains as well after some workout. Age is catching up fast. Luckily one of our best defense against ageing is a healthy diet.
Many think they do not need to focus on nutrition as much as they get older. Some simply survive on a tea and biscuit diet. In order to embrace healthy ageing, we need to fuel ourselves up with 30kcal/kg/day and 1.2g/kg protein a day! (Assuming normal body weight). Don’t forget to choose healthy and carbohydrates with low glycemic index (think multigrain and whole meal), ditch that added sugar, red meat, processed meat and saturated animal fat. Besides that ensure 3 servings of vegetables and fruits respectively following the Suku Suku Separuh concept. Don’t forget to drink 30ml/kg/day of fluids as well.
If you are a busy person like me, I do supplement my diet to maintain my energy level and youthful appearance. Eternelle International is a great anti-ageing product. Formulated in Korea and produced in Malaysia, each sachet contains collagen peptides and N-Acétylglucosamine (NAG).
1) GreenNag is a naturally occurring precursor of hyaluronic acid, also abundant in breast milk. It boosts collagen production which helps to maintain skin elasticity, faint wrinkles and boost skin hydration. Besides that it lubricates joints and slow down the ageing process.
2) Collagen Peptides Optima are premium collagen peptides hailed from Korea. It is formulated to enable better absorption into the blood stream and tissues without getting broken down by the gut. The average molecular sizes are 500 da. Extracted 100% from fish scales, it is Clinically proven to increase skin flexibility & elasticity in 2-4 weeks.
Other active ingredients include
Hyaluronic acid- makes up collagen in our body, important for healthy skin, hair, joints and bones.
Yeast derived L glutathione -- this is a atrong antioxidant that prevents ageing related changes in cells
Milk thistle extract is proven to help people with fatty liver problems, especially if scarring has already happened in the liver
Bilberry, branberry and grape seed extract, Peach and strawberry powder, Multivitamin - these fruits contain many vitamins and minerals, as well as antioxidants essential for health
Fibersol- contains fiber that can supplement dietary intake in order to help with constipation
Please do always lookout for certifications for any type of supplements that you plan to start. I am happt to know that Eternelle International is manufactured and certified with HACCP, GMP, Food safety ISO22000, SGS Heavy Metal & Microbiology Tested. This ensures quality and safety of the product.
More about the research behind Eternelle can be found here.
Consume 1-2 sachets a day in the morning on empty stomach- pour directly into the mouth then rinse your mouth with water (I prefer to mix the powder in cooled water instead).
What does Dr Yingzangel think?
The individually packed sachets are easy to travel with. I usually just bring a sachet to work everyday as I usually arrive early before breakfast to beat the jam. I love how neutral the taste is. If you do not like to take the powder on its own, you can add it to plain water or your morning beverage. With any supplements, please always consult your health professionals before starting- as it may still interact with other prescribed medications. be very careful if you already have chronic illnesses like diabetes, hypertension, kidney and liver dieases.
No matter what supplements you have decided to try, do remember that there is no shortcut to health. A balanced diet and sufficient physical activity are still the key to maintain health, no matter your age.
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Disclaimer: the opinion given is merely a personal experience and does not constitute formal medical advice. Please seek your medical professional's advice before any complementary therapy. Always ask for certified professionals before proceeding with treatment and stop if discomfort or side effect ensues.