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Note for Chinese New Year 2022

**   Note for Chinese New Year 2022:   ***

Dear valued customers,

Please help to take note that:

Our office will be closed for Chinese New Year between 31 January to 6 February 2022 and we will resume normal operation on 7 February 2022.

All orders received after 12pm on 24 January 2022, will be processed after 7 February 2022.

BeaconsHealth wishes all a Happy and Prosperous Chinese New Year!

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SD BIOSENSOR Standard Q Covid-19 AG Home Test Antigen Rapid Self Test (ART) Kit 1s (Expiry: June 2023)

 

SD BIOSENSOR Standard Q Covid-19 AG Home Test Antigen Rapid Self Test (ART) Kit 1s 

The Standard Q COVID-19 AG Home Test was developed for the purpose of self-administered home test for COVID-19.

This Antigen Rapid Testing (ART) could help to rapidly identify those who might have been exposed to the virus and isolate them from the community.

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Overview of Vitamin C

Overview of Vitamin C

Being regarded as one of the safest and most effective supplements, Vitamin C is no stranger to the general public. Vitamin C (ascorbic acid) is a nutrient that your body cannot produce on its own, nor does the body store it. Most common sources of Vitamin C are from fresh fruits (such as oranges) and vegetables (such as red and green bell peppers). 

 

Vitamin C has many benefits. It is a powerful antioxidant that can strengthen your body’s immune system. It does it by protecting your cells against free radicals. These are harmful molecules which result from our regular processes, exposure to pollution and other environmental factors (such as smoking). Other functions of Vitamin C include helping the body absorb iron and helping your body produce collagen.

 

The recommended amount of Vitamin C to take in a day is 75 mg for women and 90 mg for men. Most people get them sufficiently from a well-balanced diet. There are some groups that are more likely to be deficient in Vitamin C, such as:

  • Regular smokers or drinkers
  • Have certain gastrointestinal conditions (such as intestinal malabsorption), cancer or kidney conditions
  • Have a limited diet that doesn't regularly include fruits and vegetables (such as children, elderly)

 

Having insufficient vitamin C can lead to a medical condition called scurvy, which causes iron-deficiency anemia, inflamed gums, bruising and poor wound healing. Hence, it will be useful to take a Vitamin C supplement with their well-balanced diet. 

 

The Tolerable Upper Intake Level is 2000mg daily. This refers to the highest amount of Vitamin C a person can take in a day, and it being not likely to cause side effects. Some possible side effects are stomach discomfort (nausea, vomiting and diarrhea), headache, and fatigue.

 

It is advised to consult with a medical professional before starting on a Vitamin C supplement or start with a minimum amount to test for any side effect. Start with a minimum amount to test for any side effect,  it is possible for Vitamin C to interact with some medications (such as warfarin), medical tests and medical conditions.

 

Citations:

  1. https://ods.od.nih.gov/factsheets/VitaminC-HealthProfessional/#h2
  2. https://www.hsph.harvard.edu/nutritionsource/vitamin-c/
  3. https://www.mayoclinic.org/drugs-supplements-vitamin-c/art-20363932

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Testimony on Botanika Neem Cream with Shea Butter

Testimony on Botanika Neem Cream with Shea Butter 

 

I am having the eczema problems for the past five years and have been trying various skin products but the problem is still not resolve.

Sometime in october 2021 I had started using Botanika Neem Cream with Shea Butter and after trying out for a couples of weeks, my arm feels less itchy compare to previous time.

Just to share on the attached photos on the difference.

   

 

      

 

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Differences between disinfectants & Antiseptics

Differences between disinfectants & Antiseptics

Antiseptics, or skin disinfectants are chemicals that reduce or inhibit the growth of microorganisms, reducing the risk of infection.

Beacons Health skin disinfectants are formulated at alcohol concentrations with broad spectrum activity effective against many gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria and viruses, that are similarly widely used in hospitals and other medical settings. 

Beacons Health Product Name

Comparison

Less Drying

Astringent

Properties

Analgesic

Properties

Denatured Alcohol

-

+

-

Methylated Spirit

-

+

-

Isopropyl Alcohol

+

-

-

Povidone Iodine

+

-

-

Proflavine Lotion

+

-

-

Surgical Spirit

-

+

+

Beacons Health carry a range of skin disinfectants and antiseptic products – here we try to differentiate the products to help you make an informed choice when purchasing them!

 

 

Beacons Health Denatured Alcohol, Methylated Spirit and Surgical Spirit are often used for its astringent effect, apart from its main function as a disinfectant. Astringents, once applied to your skin, works to shrink or constrict skin tissues; it evaporates quickly and also gives the skin a cooling effect, hence is especially useful prior to and after injections.

Beacons Health Isopropyl Alcohol is also used as a skin disinfectant, and it may be less drying on the skin as compared to the former two products mentioned due to its lower alcohol content. Non-alcohol based antiseptics as such Povidone Iodine and Proflavine Lotion are also likely to be less irritating or drying on the skin and are commonly used for minor cuts and wounds. In addition, Povidone Iodine 10% Solution contains Glycerin that acts as a humectant and emollient, which prevents skin drying.

Beacons Health Surgical Spirit which contains alcohol, may have a greater drying effect on the skin. Beacons Health Surgical Spirit also contains Methyl Salicylate which acts as a topical analgesic that helps to relieve pain. 

If you require any further information, do consult your doctor, pharmacist or nurse today!  

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Special Promotion !! Launching of new USA products: 20% special discount promotion!!!

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Special Promotion !!

Launching of new USA products: 20% special discount promotion on www.beaconshealth.com

1 Elderberry Gummies 40's --- Made in USA *

2 Odorless Garlic 1000mg 180's --- Made in USA *

3 CurQLife 400mg 150's --- Made in USA *

4 Omega-3 Fish Oil 1000mg 60's --- Made in USA

5 Probiotic softgels (Acidophilus) 180's --- Made in USA *

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