Nerve aging (neuropathy) occurs when the outer protective covering of the nerves called the myelin sheath gets damaged. Think of your nerves as an electric wire. When the coil of the wire gets damaged, the flow of electricity gets disrupted, resulting to abnormalities in transmission. The same is true for nerves. When the myelin sheath gets damaged, nerves don’t get to transmit signals as effectively as they used to, resulting to discomfort usually felt in the hands and/or feet.
In the Philippines, 40.5% of the elderly population is suffering from nerve damage attributed to a deficiency in Vitamin B12, the vitamin responsible for nerve regeneration and growth.
WHAT ARE THE SIGNS OF NERVE AGING?
Three of the most common symptoms of nerve aging are as follow:
- Glove and stocking sensation
- Pins and needles
These symptoms may progress to total loss of sensation. Among Filipinos, this condition translates to profound effects on their physical faculties that may hamper them from living a full and active life.
Strengthening its resolve to curb the discomfort of nerve-aging among Filipinos, multi-vitamin brand NEUROGEN-E has recently launched its “Life In Your Hands,” an advocacy program that seeks to touch the lives of mature Filipino women through initiatives that enable them to do more and be more.
“Aging should not compromise productivity nor hinder anybody from doing the things that they are passionate about. This is the core message of Neurogen-E’s Life in Your Hands program. Through this campaign, we endeavor to touch the lives of elderly Filipino women by enabling them to embrace their passions and create milestones regardless of their age or status in life. With the help of Neurogen-E, countless women can be liberated from the discomforts of nerve aging, and be given a chance to perform the activities that they once enjoyed. They can start living an active and full life once again,” shared Missy Cheah, Assistant Product Manager for Neurogen-E.
LIFE IN YOUR HANDS
From October to November, Neurogen-E will be hosting a series of lifestyle activities dedicated to enabling women to pursue their passions. Enrichment workshops will be conducted in venues like the Alabang Country Club and Zonta Alabang, highlighting topics like the Art of Ikebana with Japanese Floral Art Master Professor Searpion Metilla, and featuring demonstrations on gift-wrapping and food-styling for the holidays with domestic arts expert Ms. Frieda Colet-Lim.
Changing the Lives of Women
Stepping up its initiatives to create positive change in society, Neurogen-E is also rolling out a livelihood program that seeks to provide opportunities for women living under difficult circumstances. In partnership with Haven for Women, a non-government organization that supports battered Filipino women, Neurogen-E will be helping the victims reclaim their lives through workshops featuring income-generating activities like soap-making and dish gardening. Neurogen-E’s partnership with communities like Zonta Alabang and Haven seeks to provide a sustainable livelihood program and open doors of opportunities for underprivileged Filipino women.
Engaging the public to participate in the advocacy to uplift the community of Haven for Women, products from Neurogen-E’s Life In Your Hands workshops created by the participants themselves will be sold in holiday bazaars all over Metro Manila. Christmas gift items like stylish and functional tarpaulin bags, dish gardens, and food products like fish paste, chili sauce, and peanut butter will be made available at the Filinvest Tent in Muntinlupa from November 23 to 24, 2013 and December 7 and 8, at the Ayala Alabang Cuenca Covered Court.
About NEUROGEN E
Neurogen-E has a high dose of Vitamin B Complex (300 mg of Vitamin B1, 100 mg of Vitamin B6, 1000 mcg of Vitamin B12) per tablet. Unlike the generic brands that contain a much lower dose of Vitamin B12, Neurogen-E can provide the recommended B12 dosage in just one tablet. On top of this, it has the added benefit of Vitamin E (100 IU) that helps prevent further damage.
For more information about Neurogen-E, log on to www.unilab.com.ph.