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HEALTH: GAP Range Of Vitamins and Minerals Launched By Adcock Ingram OTC


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THE ADCOCK Ingram OTC division has launched a comprehensive range of health supplements, each specifically formulated to replenish vitamins and minerals that have been depleted as a result of chronic diseases or the treatment thereof. Research shows that chronic diseases very often result in the depletion of certain vitamins and minerals, while the treatment itself may also result in depletion of essential vitamins and minerals.1

Vitamins and minerals are a diverse group of substances that play an important role in patient well-being. Compared to proteins, carbohydrates and fats, the body needs very small amounts of these nutrients to function efficiently.2

A deficiency often occurs over time and can be caused by a number of factors including an increased need for a particular vitamin or mineral, difficulty in absorption or a dietary deficiency. In patients fighting chronic diseases, a lack of necessary vitamins or minerals can often be caused by the chronic disease. In addition to the disease itself, treatment very often has a further depleting effect on necessary vitamins and nutrients, which then need to be supplemented.2

The GAP range of health supplements has been developed specifically for those suffering from chronic diseases, and each product in the range is designed to offer the supplementation of vitamins and minerals that are depleted as a result of a single condition. The GAP range includes formulations designed as an aid for patients with diseases such as hypertension (high blood pressure), cancer, diabetes, depression, elevated cholesterol, epilepsy, gastro-oesophageal reflux disease or for those using oral contraceptives.

“We believe that with the introduction of the GAP range, the guess work is taken out of choosing the appropriate supplementation for the relevant condition, or to support the chronic treatment, thus contributing to overall treatment goals and quality of life,” said Werner van Rensburg, Managing Director, Adcock Ingram OTC. “All the products in the GAP range are supported by significant clinical data and have been formulated to offer a convenient single daily dosage.”

Patients seeking further information should speak to their doctor or pharmacist about the GAP range of supplements.

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