Tuesday, March 16, 2021

MISMIS TOOTHPASTE, FROM NATURE WITH LOVE



 Good dental care is important from the young to the old to prevent tooth decay. Children with dental problems can develop problems with speaking and eating which may in turn stunt their development. On the other hand, elderly who experience teeth loss/decay/loosening may lead to poor nutrition and frailty.

The followings are tips for good dental hygiene (full interview here ):

1. Brush twice a day at least half an hour after meal
2. Use toothbrush with soft bristles
3. Avoid toothpaste with harsh abrasive
4. Use floss to remove food in between teeth
5. Use pea-sized fluoridated toothpaste


Ironically, today I am going to introduce fluoride-free toothpaste- manufactured by MISMIS.

Cocoa Mint Premium Toothpaste is formulated by using the active ingredient polyphenol- tannin. This has been proven effective in inhibiting the main bacteria in the oral cavity such as Mutant Streptococcus and S. Sanguis, which cause bad breath and the spread of dental caries. The addition of ingredients such as cocoa butter enriched with Vitamin E helps increase the antibacterial activity in the mouth. On top of that, the cocoa aroma is fragrant and refreshing.

MISMIS Extra Cool Mint toothpaste is also a popular product that provides seven times protection and fights against bacteria that can cause caries and tooth infections. The toothpaste is formulated without parabens, chemicals, and synthetic dyes. Made from food-grade ingredients, this product is safe to be used by adults and children, especially if swallowed while brushing teeth.


Mismis also has MISMIS JUST FOR KIDS toothpaste products range. Available in 2 flavours, Chocolata and Bubble Gummy, my children love the delicious flavour and attractive packaging which makes brushing teeth an enjoyment instead a chore everyday.

Besides that, MISMIS also has various types of soft and semisoft toothbrushes. They come in several attractive colours such as green, pink, purple and blue to cater to different taste. MISMIS toothbrushes are made of high-quality nylon and have never been tested on animals. MISMIS toothbrushes provide three times the protection that helps prevent gums injury, provides comfort while brushing, and removes bacteria and plaque.

For frequent travallers, There is also a 2-in-1 MISMIS travel pack and Mismis Minty Leaf mouthwash which is free from alcohol and suitable for all ages.




Mismis products are made under NFA Technologies Sdn Bhd focusing on dental care products based on cocoa polyphenol extract and a variety of natural herbal ingredients such as cloves, olives, and coconut extracts. Their products can be found in Malaysia, Bangladesh, Brunei, Morocco, Indonesia and Fiji. Mismis products are GMP and halal certified.

MISMIS dental care products cost between RM3.90 to RM15.00. They are available at Tesco, Malakat Mall, Sabasun, Maslee, selected pharmacies and halal marts. Mismis is also available online via Watson, Ourshop, Lazada, Eromman and Shopee.

What does Dr Yingzangel think?

Natural dental care products have their own advantage especially for young children and the old who cannot spit out toothpaste. The taste is also appealing and makes tooth brushing much easier. Excessive use of fluoride can also cause fluorosis which appears as white spots on the teeth. Having said that, fluoridated toothpaste remains important for good dental care.
 


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Tuesday, March 9, 2021

NUViT Anti-Acne Series Review

 Malaysians enjoy all year round summer. However, this means we also sweat a lot. When mixed with bacterial and sebum on the skin, pores become clogged hence causing more breakouts. Covering our face up with mask further worsen the situation unfortunately. 

How to prevent acne formation?

Blot sweat from our skin with a clean towel or cloth. 

Avoid wiping sweat off which can irritate our skin.

Wash sweaty clothes, headbands, towels, and hats before wearing them again.

Use non-comedogenic products on our face, neck, back, and chest aka labels stating “oil free” or “won’t clog pores.”

Besides that, suitable skincare products should be used. NUViT Anti-Acne Series has helped me a lot in acne management.

The main ingredient in NUViT Anti-Acne Series is none other than AC Pure TM- this is a complex containing the following:

AC. Net- regulates sebum production

Salicylate- keratolytic

Witch hazel extract- soothes inflammation

Meadowsweet extract- minimize pore appearance

Teatree oil- antibacterial

There are 3 steps in NUViT Anti-Acne Series: 

After cleansing, follow these steps

1.NUViT Acne & Blemishes Prevention Concentrate

2.NUViT Acne Corrector Purifying Fluid

3.NUViT Acne Purifying Gel

NUViT Acne & Blemishes Prevention Concentrate is for Oily skin and Comedone Management.

This concentrate effectively removes whiteheads and blackheads, purifies and shrinks pores.  NUViT Acne & Blemishes Prevention Concentrate also has antibacterial and sebum-control properties.

How does the concentrate achieve this? It is a bi-phase toner suspended in zinc oxide and kaolin which are oil-absorbing minerals. This can purify skin and enhance oil-controlling effect while refining pores to give a matte finish. At the same time, Klamath lake algae extract moisturizes and repairs skin.

DIRECTIONS

Shake before each use

Apply product onto palm or a cotton pad and massage gently onto face and neck. Use twice daily after cleansing.


NUViT Acne Correct or Purifying Fluid is suitable for Acne and Pore Management.

The following are the effects of NUViT Purifying Fluid:

Sebum Control, Moisturizes, Soothes and Repairs Skin , Regulates Oil-water Balance, Antibacterial and Reduces Pore Size, Reduces acne scar

The other active ingredients are vitamin B3, hyaluronic acid and sweet myrrh extract.

DIRECTIONS

Massage product gently onto entire face until fully absorbed. Use twice daily.

NUViT Acne Purifying Gel enhances the effect of the Concentrate and Purifying Fluid.

Purifying Gel provides: 

• Iimmediate acne relief and acne wound healing.

• Anti-inflammatory effect and reduces scar formation.

Encapsulated vitamin C, peppermint essential oil and aloe vera are the potent ingredients here.

DIRECTIONS

Apply to the affected area twice a day

Besides good skincare products, the following tips are useful to prevent maskne:

There is no set time, nor recommended number of masks one should use each day. 

Change mask when dirty, wet or damaged, or if one touch the inside.

Old mask should be disposed and new mask worn using clean hands— each time after eating/drinking.

NUViT Official website

http://www.nuvit.com.my/

FB&IG @nuvitmy 

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Monday, March 8, 2021

Atomy product review-- One Stop Center for personal and home needs

 Atomy is a network marketing company established since 2009 that conducts direct sales in 18 different regions including South Korea where the head quarter is based. Atomy products are also available in U.S, Canada, Japan, Taiwan, Singapore, Cambodia, Philippines, Malaysia, Thailand, Mexico, Australia, Indonesia, Russia, China, Colombia, Hong Kong, and India!



This comprises a total of 426 products including HemoHIM, Absolute CellActive Skincare, Atomy Skincare The Fame, health foods, beauty products, home goods, food, and fashion. They are touted for good quality at affordable pricing.

Read on to find out what I think about the following Atomy products.

Atomy Propolis Toothpaste

Toothpaste for adults should contain fluoride to avoid dental caries. Besides that, Atomy's toothpaste also eliminate:

- Plaques
- Tartar deposition
- Mouth odour

Besides xylitol, sodium saccharin and orange oil, Atomy Toothpaste contains:

- Green Tea extract
Catechin is the main active ingredient which is an anti-oxidant and antibiotic to remove bad breath

- Propolis extract
This resin liquid collected from the entrance of bee hive contains antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties

Atomy Compact Toothbrush

Do you know how to choose good toothbrush?
-Opt for soft bristles (protect enamel against brushing)
- Choose small-headed brush (easy to reach corners of mouth)
- Replace with signs of tear or every 3 months (avoid damaging the gums) or after a cold (remove germs) whichever earlier

And Atomy toothbrush has all the features! Besides that, the bristles are also gentle to gum and slim enough to clean up the plague in between teeth or the plaque between a tooth and gum. Coffee, tea and tobacco stains are no longer worrying!

99.9% pure Edible Gold is also coated on the bristles to provide antibacterial properties at such an affordable price. Furthermore, the handle is easy to grip using PETG clear handle, especially useful for those who have less dexterity of their hands.


Atomy Evening Care Foam Cleanser

This foam cleanser is great for dry and sensitive skin. It contains trichloroacetic acid which exfoliates and rejuvenates the skin from pollutants for clearer skin . Glycyrrhetinic acid contents soothes inflammation, comforts sensitive skin, we well as reducing flakiness and restoring suppleness.

Beta glucan is usually derived from yeast or oats to soothe the skin against redness, premature ageing and sensitivity. The nutrients of Phellinus linteus mushroom extracts conditions the skin and contains antioxidants to prevent skin ageing.

Atomy Sunscreen


Sun protection is the key to maintain youthfulness. Any sunscreen chosen to be at least SPF30 to block UVA. Atomy sunscreen has SPF50+ and also has PA+++ to protect against UVB. It can also filter out air pollutants which may block pores and cause a breakout. What's best-- the sunscreen does not leave white tracings on the skin.

Atomy products are now available on mobile apps too!

No membership fees, no compulsory minimum spend--> contact Amanda +60 12-219 3881 for more details!

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Thursday, February 18, 2021

Cosmoderm Perfect Balanced Mini Skin Lab Set Review



Looking at my own reflection in the mirror, I realised I have really aged! Wrinkles on the forehead, crowfeet, uneven and dull skin tone, as well as acne marks— the horror! Skincare in the 30s is becoming more and more important. To nourish my skin using natural ingredients that will not irritate the skin.



Cosmoderm has recently launched its Perfect Balanced Mini Skin Lab Set. The complete set consists of:

1. Perfect Balanced Foaming Cleanser
2. Perfect Balanced Toning Lotion
3. Perfect Balanced WOW Cream
4. Perfect Balanced Mineral Sun Milk

These are the basic skincare steps that everyone should follow.
Daytime: 1+2+4
Nightime: 1+2+3

The key ingredient in Cosmoderm Perfect Balanced Mini Skin Lab Set is prebiotics. Prebiotics are commonly found in garlic, onions, oats, barley, wheat bran, asparagus, bananas, raspberry and flaxseed as well as a plant fiber known as inulin, found in chicory root. Plant sugars derived include xylitol, rhamnose, and fructooligosaccharides. In addition, glucomannan when used in combination with a wide range of probiotics, help control acne. Therefore, prebiotics is added to supplements, hair and skin care products.

Prebiotics nourish probiotics which is vital in maintaining the balance of the skin's natural eco-system which strengthens the skin's natural defense against pathogens, pollutants and sun damage. Probiotics also offset factors that lead to redness, dryness, and wrinkles to ensure skin is radiant, younger-looking and supple which minimizes signs of ageing. A balanced microbiome is particularly effective for those with a compromised skin barrier, acne, dryness or sensitivity.


Therefore, prebiotics can improve everyone's skin. Cosmoderm Perfect Balanced Mini Skin Lab Set is packaged in opaque, air-restrictive bottles so the effectiveness is preserved due to low light and air exposure.

The second key ingredient in Cosmoderm Perfect Balanced Mini Skin Lab Set is calamine. Calamine is conventionally used as far back as 1500BC to soothe skin irritation, heat rash and calm itchiness from insect bites. This is made of zinc oxide and ferric oxide which gives calamine the signature pink hue. Besides that, calamine can also reduces skin oiliness and inflammation caused by acne. The glycerin in calamine also moisturizes skin well.



What is Cosmoderm?

Vanity Cosmeceutical Sdn Bhd pioneers Malaysia’s halal cosmetic industry under the brand Cosmoderm since 2001. Cosmoderm products are formulated and manufactured by Malaysians and trusted by healthcare professionals. Cosmoderm is also GMP certified and have met the standards of agencies such as National Pharmaceutical Regulatory Agency (NPRA) & the Health Ministry. Their products are available in over 2000 pharmacies, hospital health shops and clinics all over Malaysia including retail outlets in Singapore and Lebanon.


Tuesday, February 9, 2021

Lazy Keto Brownies

Ingredients



2 large eggs
2 tbsp oil
1 cup plain yogurt
1 cup Thompson seedless raisins
1 cup kitkat
1 cup banana
1 cup all purpose flour sifted
2 /3 cup cacao powder sifted

Preheat oven to 175°C


Lightly grease an 8x12-inch baking pan* with cooking oil spray. Line with parchment paper (or baking paper); set aside.

Coarsely blend KitKats.


Combine eggs, oil, yogurt, raisins, cacao powder, 3/4 cups KitKat and banana.

Fold in flour.

Pour batter into prepared pan, smoothing the top out evenly, and top with remaining KitKat.


Bake at 180 degrees for 20mins.

Cool then slice into squares of desired size.

Serve immediately.

Replacing chocolate chips with raisins make the gooey brownies healthier and more nutritious!



Tuesday, February 2, 2021

Covid 19 Vaccine Scares Debunked

The headlines in 2021 is none other than the COVID-19 Vaccine, particularly the Pfizer vaccine which seems to be 95% effective. The original research paper is here on BMJ, a reputable journal.



Instead of me ranting about the vaccine, hear it from Dr Leong Hoe Nam, an Infectious Disease Consultant from Singapore.

Even though there is plenty of promising data regarding vaccine efficacy and safety, there seems to be even more articles mentioning the side effects. This makes us, even myself hesitant to get jabbed. So this is me attempting to debunk as many myths from a physician's point of view.

Headline 1: 
Hundreds of Israelis get infected with Covid-19 after receiving Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine.

The article goes:

'Israel's health ministry tested 189,000 people after they received Pfizer's vaccine and 6.6 percent of the people, including 69 who had received two shots, still tested positive for COVID-19, according to media reports.' 

Most vaccines need a booster dose, including Pfizer COVID vaccine which needs 2 doses 3 weeks apart. Vaccine works by introducing our immune system to the virus which will in turn develop antibodies to protect against future 'real infection'. This takes 10-14 days which will total up to about 5 weeks since the first vaccination. Therefore, the Israelites tested COVID positive were still not protected against the infection yet-- this is why it is still important to maintain SOP after vaccination.

FROM THE CDC: 3,150 people vaccinated in ONE DAY are "unable to perform normal daily activities, unable to work" after vaccination. 

" This is a massive 2.7% of people after having the Pfizer vaccine. "

Like all vaccines, this vaccine can cause side effects As high as 25% in the study. Most side effects are mild or moderate, and usually get better within a few days. As massive vaccination programs are launched internationally, it is not surprising at all to have 2.7 % people who have self-limiting symptoms after vaccination which will are signs that the immune system is working hard to create antibodies against the virus.

Investigation launched as 2 people die in Norway nursing home days after receiving Pfizer’s Covid-19 vaccine.

Norwegian authorities have decided to launch the vaccination program among the population at the highest risk of suffering from COID infection-- the old and frail who may not survive even mild infection. Unfortunately they are also those with the poorest reserve against any minor insults to the body. Therefore, Elderly at the higher end of frailty scale is advised against vaccination as minor side effects can be fatal-- namely those who are dependent and bed ridden or terminally ill.


Wife of 'perfectly healthy' Miami doctor, 56, who died of a blood disorder 16 days after getting Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine is certain it was triggered by the jab, as drug giant investigates first death with a suspected link to shot.

Dr Michael suffered from an unfortunate illness called Immune Thrombocytopenia which does not have obvious causes. This led to fatal bleeding in the brain. Around three in every 100,000 adults in the U.S. are diagnosed with ITP each year and most resolves on its own without complications. As the CDC reports that nearly 20 million people in the U.S. have received at least one COVID-19 vaccine dose, Poland suggested it's inevitable that a few ITP cases would develop after vaccination, simply by chance.

While it is important to investigate whether or not the vaccine may be associated with adverse events such as ITP, just because two things happen at the same time does not mean their relationship is causal. Currently the benefit of vaccination still outweighs the adverse effects.

Why is the BioNTech2019 accine only 29% efficacious
辉瑞疫苗只有29%保护率?为什么他是多少我都不信 - YouTube



The Clalit Research Institute in Israel has only demonstrated 33% reduction in COVID infection comparing to 52% in clinical trials. This study only included people older than 60 years old.

The study population in the original research was carefully selected and given either the real deal versus placebo under strict experimental settings. They may not be representative of the real world experience.

"As of 9 October, 37 706 participants had a median of at least two months’ safety data available after a second dose. Among these participants 49% were female, 83% were white, 9% were black or African-American, 28% were Hispanic or Latinx, 35% had a body mass index of at least 30, and 21% had at least one pre-existing condition. The median age was 52, and 42% of participants were aged over 55."

NHS told not to give Covid vaccine to those with history of allergic reactions. (This article was more than 1 month old)

"The Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) revised its position on 30 December after careful consideration based on enhanced surveillance of over one million doses of the vaccine in the UK and North America. It found no evidence of an increased risk of anaphylaxis to the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine among people with serious but unrelated allergy histories and advised that only people who had an allergic reaction to the first dose of this vaccine, or who previously had reactions to any of its components, should not receive it."

Do you have anymore myths you want me to bust? Comment below and I will try my best to clarify your doubts.

Get your COVID vaccine early to protect yourself and everyone else from catching the virus!





Tuesday, January 26, 2021

Understanding the hype for Sheep Placenta -Nueliv Sheep Placenta Extract Review



 Placenta has a long history of being used in traditional medicine for cosmetic and medicinal purposes. And Sheep placenta is the commonest type of placenta used. But what is it really about?



What is Sheep Placenta Extract?

Placenta is an organ which links the unborn baby to the mother in the womb. It transfers oxygen and nutrients to the fetus from the mother and removes fetal waste products to the mother. 

Sheep placenta is rich in vitamins and bioactive components like RNA, DNA, peptides, hyaluronic acid, amino acids, proteins, antibody molecules called immunoglobulins, lipids, and enzymes such as superoxide dismutase (SOD) which is a potent anti-oxidant. 

What are the potential benefits of Sheep Placenta Supplementation?

Sheep placenta contains hyaluronic acid, Epidermal growth factor (EGF), transforming growth factor beta (TGF-beta), vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF), senescent cell activating factors (SCAFs) and CD31+. These are chemicals which promote cell growth, healing and tissue repair which plays a role in slowing the ageing process by maintaining youthful skin appearance. The skin is hydrated with less pigmentation and wrinkles. Passive transfer of antibodies may boost immunity, improves metabolism as well as increases energy and vitality.

For Muslims, even the Mufti office has listed down the research done on placenta extracts. Read here to find out more.



Why Nueliv Sheep Placenta?


Sheep placenta is favored because it is easily harvested. Sheep placenta is extracted after an ewe delivers its young. Therefore, the sheep is not harmed in the process. Freeze dying technology is then used to preserve the active ingredients. Sheep placenta is also acceptable to all religions, particularly the Muslim community who avoid porcine based products.

There is no added hormones in this product-- important to know because hormonal replacement therapy carries risks such as blood clots formation in the legs (Deep Vein Thrombosis) and needs to be prescribed and monitored.

The strength of registered sheep placenta extract products ranges from 150mg-600mg, equivalent to 3000mg-30000mg fresh placenta depending on the extraction ratio 1:20 to 1:50 . Each Nueliv capsule contains 30000mg fresh placenta the highest dose available at no adverse effect.


What are the ingredients in Nueliv Sheep Placenta extract?

Sheep placenta extract 50:1 (equivalent to fresh sheep placenta 30000mg)
Olive oil- contains polyunsaturated fat for healthy heart
Shark liver oil- boosts immunity
Marine collagen- to replenish collagen in skin, nail, hair and bone
Avocado oil- has unsaturated fat, contains vitamin E, helps the body absorb other fat-soluble vitamins
Aloe vera powder 200:1- enhances wound healing
Evening primrose oil (provide 15mg Gamma Linoleic Acid)- helps with premenopausal symptoms

How to consume Nueliv Sheep Placenta extract?

Each gel has an enteric coating using bovine gelatin which withstands damage from stomach acid and only dissolve at small bowel where nutrients absorption is maximised. For best result, consume with empty stomach or 30 mins before meal, 1 capsule daily in the morning.

Avoid consuming diuretic agents (for example alcohol, tea, coffee ) within two hours. Do not mix with detox supplement on the same day as it will also reduce the nutrient absorption in the small intestine.


What certification to look out for?

In Malaysia, health supplements require approval from the Drug Control Authority (DCA) under the Control of Drugs and Cosmetics Regulations 1984 to ascertain safety and quality. Check for the registration number on the packaging which start with MAL and ends with an extension alphabet of ‘X’ or ‘N’. Do a product search using this number on the NPCB website.

Nueliv Sheep Placenta extract is manufactured under Alpha Laboratories in New Zealand which specilizes in quality nutritional supplements, abiding to New Zealand Code of Manufacturing Practice License (GMP) and Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points License (HACCP), as well as halal certification.

What does Dr Yingzangel think?

Many drugs and supplements are not tested in those who are expecting, breastfeeding or have chronic organ failures due to ethical concerns. Therefore, I will advise against consumption. 



If any untoward effect happens due to supplementation/medication, please request an urgent medical review. Reporting should be done to the Malaysian Adverse Drug Reactions Advisory Committee to include the label/packaging of the product. In some cases, a sample may be required for detailed chemical analysis.

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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.



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