Today's fast paced life, competition in work, lack of exercise, inadequate rest, consuming low quality ready meals, choosing to eat delicious food rather than considering the quality of the food received. We all face with various pollutions from the environment in food, air, water, which come with advanced technology together with the lack of time to take care of our own health, causing diseases from various degeneration and chronic diseases including obesity, diabetes, hyperlipidemia, hypertension, cardiovascular disease, cancer, chronic fatigue syndrome.
If we compare our body to the cars that we have to drive to work every day. Without a routine check-up or car maintenance, one day the engine will wear out and cause problems. If you don't refuel your car at all, your car won't be able to keep on running. Same as our body, it is necessary to get and sufficient nutrients, need to be rested and need to have regular health check.
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These symptoms are part of the working age population who have a daily life in a hurry and don’t have much opportunity to choose things that are coming into life. With only one item from the topic listed above, you should be aware that you have a condition called chronic fatigue syndrome which is a disease of an unknown cause, but there is information that it may be related to a condition in which the body's immune system is weakened.
Working people tend to be people who don't have much time to take care of their health. Supplementation with a combination of vitamins and minerals is another option for those who work against time and are unable to consume complete nutrients, feel exhausted or tired from work. Daily multivitamin and mineral supplement can reduce the incidence of infection and infection-related absenteeism. And taking vitamins above the body’s requirement can prevent vitamin deficiency and strengthen the immune system.
The leading medical journal, Journal of American Medical Association (JAMA) published information that all adults should take one tablet of multivitamin daily. Because the results of the study clearly indicated that it can help reduce the risk of chronic diseases such as heart disease, cancer, and osteoporosis. Moreover, the Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN), a nutrient research institute in the United States recommended that it is important to start with adequate amounts of essential vitamins and minerals to meet the basic nutritional needs, then add on other nutritional supplements as required by each individual.
In fact, some nutritional deficiencies can impair the immune system. The study was conducted at the two medical centers in North Carolina, the United States. A total of 158 participants were given a multivitamin and mineral supplement over a period of one year. A higher incidence of illness associated with infection was reported among those who did not receive vitamin and mineral supplements compare to those who received vitamin and mineral supplements (73 % vs. 43 %). And the absence from work in the group that did not receive vitamins and minerals was also higher compared to the vitamin and mineral supplement group (57% vs. 21%), which make a significant difference in the study findings. And the obvious one is in the group of patients with diabetes who often have low immunity (immunocompromised). It was found that up to 93% of infection were reported among patients with diabetes who do not receive vitamin and mineral supplements, compared with only 17% infection in those who received vitamin and mineral supplements.
This conclusion indicates that a daily multivitamin and mineral supplement can significantly reduce the incidence of infection and the absence from work due to infection in both diabetic patients and those who did not receive vitamin and mineral supplements. The results of this study can be a guideline for taking care of the body for people who have to work hard every day, in order to have a chance to be healthy, ready to actively fight the hustle and bustle of everyday working life.