Bright sun in the blue sky, blankets of fog, crisp days and cozy nights by a crackling fire; for many, winter is a time to rejoice. It’s that time of the year which allows one to enjoy its chills with a mug of hot coffee and gossips without rattling oneself.
However, life in the capital city, Delhi and NCR becomes tough with winter when cold air becomes thick with pollutants. Air pollution continues to be one of the key global environmental challenges and is widespread in India, most notably with Delhi experiencing major air quality problems affecting the health of Delhiites.
Winter Brings a Lot of Change in Your Body
- Asthma Attacks
In winter, cold, dry air and an increased risk of upper respiratory infections worsen asthma symptoms, such as coughing, wheezing, shortness of breath and tightness in the chest.
Arthritis affects people throughout the year; however, winter can get harder on people with arthritis. Cold and damp weather increases pain and inflammation to joints whilst changes also occur to exercise routines.
Porous bones are prone to fracture. Winter brings foggy and slippery walkways that can present a particular risk to people with osteoporosis, specifically the aged population. Slipping and falling can result in the fracture that can be slow to heal and even disabling.
Winter smog gives rise to allergic outbursts due to poor air quality, cold temperatures, and more coughs and colds. If you are allergic to pollens, then you might suffer more allergic episodes during winter due to indoor allergens such as mold and dust mites.
- Upper Respiratory Tract Infections (URTIs)
Common URTIs include sinusitis, pharyngitis, laryngitis, tonsillitis and acute otitis media constituting about 87.5% of the total episodes of respiratory infections, almost always caused by acute bacterial and viral infections.
- Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
More episodes of cold, flu and other respiratory viruses make the rounds on our health in winter. If you have COPD, then probably your symptoms will get worse. Research shows that COPD-related exacerbations occur twice as often in winter than in summer.
- Winter Vomiting (Norovirus)
The winter vomiting bug, Norovirus, is an extremely infectious organism that is commonly found in places such as food joints, hotels, and schools. It can strike all year round but is more common in winter. If not controlled, excessive vomiting may lead to serious complications requiring hospitalization.
- Diabetes Mellitus
Strange as it may sound, but there’s a connection between diabetes and cold weather. Over the winter months, people of all diabetes types tend to have higher HbA1c (Hemoglobin A1c) levels than during the warmer months. HbA1c is a form of hemoglobin that is bound to glucose.
- Winter Depression
Winter depression is still a mystery to scientists who study it. Many things, including brain chemicals, ions in the air, and genetics seem to be involved in the occurrence of Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). During foggy winter days when there is less natural sunlight, people tend to suffer from depression; it is thought to occur when daily body rhythms become out-of-sync because of the reduced sunlight.
- Risk of Heart Attack
In winter, a drop in temperature and decreased peripheral blood supply makes your heart to work harder to maintain body heat, which in turn increases oxygen demand of heart and thus blood pressure. Cold temperatures cause arteries to tighten, restricting blood flow and reducing oxygen supply to heart; all of which sets the stage of a heart attack.
- Winter Migraine
A drop in temperature gives rise to episodes of migraine. In a recent survey by the National Headache Foundation, 75% of migraine sufferers cited the cold weather as a trigger.
Turmeric: The Magical Spice For Winter Blues
Turmeric and winter share an ancient connection. Turmeric, derived from rhizomes (underground stems) of the plant Curcuma longa, a member of the ginger family, is the ultimate concoction for your winter woes with its diverse medicinal effects.
Curcumin, a polyphenol, is the main active component of turmeric responsible for its therapeutic effects including anti-inflammatory, anti-allergic, anti-oxidant and immunomodulation properties following oral or topical administration.
If you have a jar of turmeric languishing in your spice cupboard, you can use that by making a golden paste mixed in milk, honey, water, soup or make a smoothie and turmeric tea for local application as well for ingestion. However, common turmeric fails to exert 100% of its therapeutic effects due to:
- Poor bioavailability
- Less permeability and extensive systemic metabolism
- Need to be combined with additional compounds to improve absorption
To counter fight the disadvantages of common turmeric, a novel formulation, SNEC30 (Self-nano emulsifying curcumin 30 mg) has been developed that has anti-inflammatory, anti-allergic and immuno-modulatory properties without posing any adverse effects. SNEC30 is the latest generation of scientifically formulated bioactive co-developed by Arbro Pharmaceuticals Ltd, DSIR (Department for Scientific & Industrial Research, GOI) and Jamia Hamdard University.
SNEC30 uses Self Nano-Emulsifying Drug Delivery System (SNEDDS) which makes it the most effective agent to reduce pain and inflammation in arthritis. SNEC30 is patented through the prestigious United States Patent for drug delivery system.
The US patented formulation of SNEC30 is based on Self Nano Emulsifying Drug Delivery System (SNEDDS) that helps it to achieve Cmax (peak serum concentration of any drug) of active curcuminoids several times more than its’ closest rival. SNEC30 forms a stable nanoemulsion in the stomach and bypasses the pre-systemic metabolism followed by absorption through the lipid absorption channel and the payers’ patches in the intestines. It also escapes Liver First Pass and directly reaches into systemic blood through the lymphatic system providing the basis for high Cmax at a very low dose.
This Winter Stay Healthy With SNEC30!
- Improve symptoms of Asthma With SNEC30 – Bronchial asthma results in congestion of airway due to inflammation, cough, cold and occasionally, shortness of breath.
SNEC30 inhibits inflammation by blocking the pathways of COX and LOX, relieves congestion and pain and thus improves your breathing.
- Fight Arthritis With SNEC30 – SNEC30 helps to reduce pain & inflammation in arthritis by acting on Cyclooxygenase (COX) and Lipoxygenase (LOX) pathway. It suppresses pain by inhibiting the production of prostaglandins through suppression of Cyclooxygenase-1 (COX1) and Cyclooxygenase-2 (COX2). Dysregulated NF-kB activity occurs in a number of diseases, particularly in chronic and acute inflammatory diseases. SNEC30 prevents NF-kB activation and thus reduces inflammation.
- Strengthen Your Bones and Joints With SNEC30 – Osteoporosis causes bones to become weak and brittle due to loss of calcium, bone mass.
SNEC30 suppresses Osteoclastogenesis (development of osteoclasts) by suppressing RANKL signaling & Osteoclastogenesis in RAW 264.7 cells which help to reduce resorption of calcium from bone and thus makes your bones and joint strength. SNEC30 also stimulates the process of Chondrogenesis (the process of cartilage development).
- Put A Stop To Allergies With SNEC30 – Allergy is a hypersensitive reaction of the immune system to allergens such as dust, pollen, chemical fumes, food, mold spores, and some medicines. Allergies can cause a variety of symptoms such as a runny nose, sneezing, itching, rashes, swelling or asthma.
SNEC30, due to its anti-inflammatory and anti-allergic effects, controls and prevents the symptoms of an allergic condition. SNEC30 also modulates the immune cells and thus improves your immunity to fight against allergens. SNEC30 increases antioxidant enzymes and decrease oxidative stress in allergic rhinitis.
- Break the obstruction in COPD with SNEC30 – Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, characterized by progressive inflammation in the small airways and lung parenchyma, is mediated by the increased expression of multiple inflammatory genes regulated by acetylation of core histones, whereas histone deacetylase 2 (HDAC2) suppresses inflammatory gene expression.
Antioxidants and inhibitors of nitric oxide synthesis can restore corticosteroid sensitivity in COPD, which can be achieved by SNEC30 that acts as HDAC activators.
- SNEC30 Shows Anti-Viral Properties Against Norovirus – Human Norovirus (HuNoV) is one of the leading causes of viral gastroenteritis outbreaks in winter. Clinical symptoms of HuNoV infection include vomiting, nausea, and diarrhea within 24–48 hours of infection.
SNEC30 exerts a strong inhibitory effect on HuNoV replication, suggesting an anti-viral mechanism involving viral entry or other life cycle stages rather than the replication of viral RNA. SNEC30 is an anti-noroviral agent to prevent outbreaks of foodborne illness.
- Cut Your Sugar Burden With SNEC30 – Diabetes Mellitus (DM) has become pandemic and shows no signs of abatement so far increasing mortality and morbidity rate.
SNEC30 slows the breakdown of carbohydrates into simpler sugars pushing down blood glucose level. SNEC30 delays development of Type 2 DM, which improves beta cells functions & enhances events beta cell death & reduces insulin resistance. In Diabetic Neuropathy, Retinopathy & Nephropathy, SNEC30 acts by inhibiting NF-kappa B cells, decreasing COX & TNF.
- Turn on Your Heart With SNEC30 – SNEC30 prevents atherosclerosis, the buildup of plaque blocking coronary arteries that lead to heart attack or stroke, by reducing cholesterol oxidation. SNEC30 is effective in lowering cholesterol levels, specifically the bad LDL cholesterol from building up in blood vessels and also reduces pro-inflammatory response.
- A cure Migraine with SNEC30 – Inflammation in the brain is a known migraine trigger. Usually, one gets a prescription of anti-inflammatory medications like aspirin and NSAIDs for a migraine, which in turn leads to multiple side effects.
SNEC30, due to its anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant properties, relieves symptoms of migraine without any side effects.
Dosage and Safety – SNEC30 is completely safe even at very high doses but the ideal dose should be customized according to individual body requirement. Trials generally report very few, if any, adverse effects of SNEC30 even at very high dose. There have been no reports of toxicity following an even large amount of turmeric ingestion.
All the information on this site is for the purpose of general education and in no way can substitute the consultation with an Ayurvedic doctor. It is highly recommended that you consult with your Ayurvedic doctor or health care provider to determine the individual requirements. Pregnant women, nursing mothers, and children should not take any supplements without consulting their doctor.
|KEEP CLAM AND WELCOME WINTER WITH SNEC30|
- Dr. Manoj K Goel, Director of Pulmonology and Sleep medicine, Fortis Memorial Research Institute
- Neemisha Jain; R. Lodha; S.K. Kabra
- Peter J. Barnes, National Heart and Lung Institute, Imperial College, London SW3 6LY, United Kingdom
- Kelly Miller, WebMD
- Sahdeo Prasad, Subash C. Gupta, Amit K. Tyagi, Bharat B. Aggarwal, Cytokine Research Laboratory, Department of Experimental Therapeutics, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston.
- Photo courtesy: blog.oransi.com, healthfirstandweightloss.com, alltohealth.com,