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What you absolutely can’t miss and absolutely want to know about your pharmacy │ June 2013 • FREE

Are you up for the fight? How to build your immune system and face the winter with confidence! In addition to your flu vaccine, you can assist your body in the fight against flu and various other virus infections by follow ing these easy steps to build your immune system. Eat healthily! The advantage of following a healthy eating plan cannot be overemphasized. Fresh fruits and vegetables on a daily basis are a good way to start. You also need Omega 3 and 6 in your diet, commonly found in fish and other foods such as avocados. Yoghurt should form part of your daily intake of dairy as it contains probiotics which is good for your digestive system. Throw in a few nuts, whole-grain foods and cereals. The same goes for green and rooibos teas, which are rich in anti-oxidants and are also beneficial to your immune system.

sive, but a good guideline is to exercise at least three times a week for approximately 45 minutes. Walking, jogging, swimming and cycling are suited for most individuals and will also enhance bone density in women.

Dermalex Repair, start your journey to relief! Dermalex, a clinically proven skin care range, is now available in Leading Pharmacies across South Africa. This ground-breaking range of products has been developed by leading European dermatologists to aid in the relief of rosacea, psoriasis and eczema – chronic skin conditions which have a huge physical and emotional impact on sufferers. These products are cortisone, paraben and fragrance free and provide a safe and soothing solution that allows suffers to effectively manage these chronic conditions without having to worry about harmful side effects. Dermalex Repair’s unique Barrier Repair Accelerating Complex works in two ways to restore and protect damaged skin. Firstly Dermalex Repair activates the skin’s own repair mechanism through a patented mineral complex that restores the natural

structure of the skin which helps to prevent future flare-ups. Secondly Dermalex Repair forms a moisturising micro-shield on the skin that calms and soothes irritation whilst also protecting the skin from outside insults. “Dermalex is proven to be an effective stand-alone treatment and can also be used in combination with other products. The range provides an alternative and effective new solution for optimum relief of the symptoms of rosacea, psoriasis and eczema,” says Annelies Smits, international brand manager for Dermalex. This product targets the cause of the condition by restoring the skin, while soothing, calming and moisturising affected areas. Issued by: Richard Meyer - +27 (83) 324 3157 – On behalf of: Omegalabs (Pty) Ltd, Dermalex

Be happy! Do not stress! Research has shown that positive people are healthier individuals. Think and live positive, laugh often, listen to your favourite music and relax more. This will keep your stress levels low and will ensure a good night’s rest – all necessary things to keep your immune system intact. Spend time with family and friends

Get active!

To belong is a basic human need. Your immune system thrives on feelings of social support, caring and nurturing. Spend time with your family and hug your loved ones regularly.

Exercise is very important for building your immune system. It should not be exces-

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The Dermalex range is available in all Leading Pharmacies without a prescription. Start your journey to relief now with Dermalex Repair!!

Winter Supplements

Health Heroes

Cepacol Throat Lozenges 24s



7990 Linctomed C Eff. Tabs 12s

Vita-Thion Sachets 60s



Viral Guard Viral Guard Throat Spray 30ml Fizzy Chews 60s

7490 7990

Benylin Wet Cough Mucus Relief Assorted 100ml

Expigen Cough Syrup 200ml



Créche Guard Immune Syrup 200ml

Corenza Para-C Effervescent Tabs 10s Strepsils Assorted 24s, Sugar free 16s or Coolmint 16s




Scorbex 500mg Vitamin C Tablets 100s

Viralmed Paediatric Syrup 200ml



Strepsils Intensive Lozenges 12s

2990 Magnesit Granules Sachets 30s


Sinuclear Hypertonic Seawater Spray for Adults 125ml

Dilinct Junior 100ml



Medi-keel A Throat Lozenges Assorted 16s

Drixine Pure Sea Baby Drixine Pure Sea Nasal Nasal Spray 20ml Hygiene or Nasal Spray 75ml





Slow•Mag Capsules 30s

Slow•Mag Fizzies 20s

9990 8490


Drixine 0.05% Nasal Spray 20ml



Vicks Cool Mist Paediatric Ultrasonic Humidifier


Vicks Warm Mist Humidifier


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Capsules 20s S2

Bronkese Co

Linctus 200ml S2

Agiolax Herbal Laxative Granules 100g



Gaviscon Liquid Gaviscon Coolmint regular assorted Tablets 16s 150ml





Inhaler 5ml S2


Topical Oint. 15g S2

Flusin S

Eff. Tabs 12s Disprin Regular Strength Tabs 12s

Disprin Extra Strength Tabs 16s




Sinutab Extra Strength Tabs 24s S2


Benylin 4 Flu

Tablets 24s TransAct Patches 10s



Demazin NS

Tablets 6s

Nurofen Cold & Flu S2

Tabs 24s Voltaren Emulgel 50g

19 90 35 90 109 90 69 90 42 90 51 90 52 90 31 90 52 90 49 90 55




Caps 30s S3


Suspension 100ml

E45 Cream 500g



ProWoman Softgel Capsules 30s

5990 Calmettes Tablets 20s





Tabs 4mg 100s S2


Tabs 4mg 30s S2


Elixir 50ml S2


Elixir 100ml S2


Eff. Tabs 10s S2


Eff. Tabs 20s

Corenza Cold & Flu Syrup 100ml S2


Dilinct Dry

Cough Syrup 100ml S2

Dilinct Dry

Cough Syrup 200ml S2


Expectorant 200ml

42 90 11 50 4 50 9 90 46 90 94 90 41 90 29 90 52 90 59 90

Some of the above products may require a valid prescription from your doctor. Promotion valid from 31 May until 24 June 2013. E&OE - While stocks last, for cash, credit or debit card transactions only.

Vitamin C - the super hero of nutrients Vitamin C steals the show when one considers the immune boosting benefits of nutrients. How does it work? Since our immune system is responsible for protecting our bodies against invading viruses and bacteria, it comes as no surprise that Vitamin C’s actions are directly focused on immune cells. According to test results published in Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology, there is up to 100 times more Vitamin C in our white blood cells than in the plasma (the fluid component) of our blood. Vitamin C has also been shown to increase the number and activity of our immune cells, as well as protecting our immune cells against premature degeneration. At the onset of an infection, an increase in the usage of Vitamin C by our immune cells results in a decrease in Vitamin C levels. During this time, it seems that the body is able to retain dietary Vitamin C more effectively, as it is required to help fight the infection. Can Vitamin C support the prevention and management of colds and flu?

Reduce the risk: Taking 1000 mg Vitamin C per day can reduce the risk for colds and flu. Reduce severity of symptoms : A review published in the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials reveals that a daily dose of 1000 mg of Vitamin C can reduce the severity of the symptoms of a cold. Reduce the duration: This same report showes that Vitamin C supplementation showed a modest but consistent reduction in duration of cold symptoms. Contrary to the popular belief that oranges have the highest levels of Vitamin C, guavas, sweet red peppers and chillies contain between 3-6 times more Vitamin C than oranges. With many vegetables listed as concentrated Vitamin C sources, it is important to consider the fact that heat exposure during cooking destroys up to 50% of the Vitamin C. It is therefore important to find ways of ingesting vegetables such as red peppers in their raw state to get the desired immune boosting benefit.

Vital Tip

Did you know? Signs of Vitamin C deficiency include: bleeding gums, poor healing of wounds and bruises, muscular atrophy, skin lesions, depression and rheumatic pain in legs. To optimise your intake of Vitamin C this winter, take Vital Maxi C – it provides a dose of 1000 mg Vitamin C, enriched with bioflavonoids, L-glutathion and Alpha Lipoic Acid, to support the absorption, retention and metabolism of Vitamin C in the body]

mvuest ha Vital Maxi C 1000mg Tablets 30s

Trusted Advice

Can antibiotics decrease the effectiveness of birth control pills? Q

The effects of antibiotics on birth control pills may be overstated — except in the case of one antibiotic, rifampin (Rimactane). Studies clearly show that rifampin decreases the effectiveness of birth control pills in preventing ovulation. However, rifampin isn’t used widely today.

I feel tired all the time and need to know what I can use to boost my energy, as I simply cannot keep up with the demands of my life as a 39 year old male, with a career and family. Please help. Q

Some lifestyle or health factors are well known to cause fatigue. Insufficient sleep, an unbalanced diet, stress and some medical conditions may be key contributors to fatigue. However, if you follow a healthy diet, sleep enough and do not suffer with a medical condition that results in fatigue, I would suggest that you have your blood pressure tested - it would be good to have it tested while you feel tired. If your blood pressure is low, this may explain your persistent fatigue. In the case of low blood pressure, Vital Men would be the correct multivitamin for you to take, since it contains all the energy support nutrients you need, as well as a high dose of ginseng that can help normalise your blood pressure. If your blood pressure is normal, I would advise that you take Vital Gold as a multivitamin, as this would support your energy levels, especially if you are active with an exercise programme.

Some other tips that you can follow:

Drink more fluids: Drink at least 6-8 glasses of water per day – one of the first symptoms of dehydration is fatigue and poor concentration. Drink 2-3 cups of green tea – green tea is packed with energizing antioxidants that support energy and vitality Sleep it off: Make sure to get enough rest – at least 6 hours of sleep per night is needed, but 7-8 hours is ideal Get fighting fit: Regular exercise is vital to support your body and mind’s resilience to cope during times of stress and fatigue. An unfit person is less able to cope with the physical and mental demands of a pressured lifestyle. Clinic Manager, Leon Gericke and Pharmacist, Eurika Terblanche are very excited to be part of the Leading Pharmacy family!

Northriding joins the Leading Pharmacy family How can we make you feel better? The friendly Leading Pharmacy assistants at the Northriding branch, Verushka (left) and Monique, are ready to make a difference in your life.

A warm welcome to pharmacist Jaco van der Merwe and his team from Northriding Leading Pharmacy in Randpark Ridge! Northriding joined the Leading Pharmacy Franchise Group in April and is already making an impact in the community. A group of doctors will join them in October of this year which will complement their healthcare services to the community. “It is all about professional health care services under one roof with excellent prices,” says Jaco.


Shop 7 Northlands Corner, c/o New Market & Witkoppen Rd, Northriding , Tel: 011 704 7271 • 011 704 7231 • Fax: 086 293 5281 •

Should your condition not improve after two weeks, seek help from your medical professional immediately. Contact the Vital toll-free helpline during office hours 0800 223311 • Email • Visit the Vital Forum on www. • Ask Andrea du Plessis, Vital Expert questions on Facebook:

Spoil him this Father’s Day

We all know how important a mother is! But a noted sociologist, Dr. David Popenoe, one of the pioneers of the relatively young field of research into fatherhood says that fathers bring positive benefits to their children that no other person is as likely to bring! They bring emotional security and balance into a home. We agree! So spoil your dad this Father’s Day by showing him how much you appreciate his role in your life! See the excellent range of products on promotion at all Leading Pharmacies. *


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