UAE Expert: Stress on the Body Increases Need for Vitamin D and E

Nov 24, 2015, 08:04 ET from NewBridge Pharmaceuticals

DUBAI, UAE, November 24, 2015 /PRNewswire/ --


Renowned UAE nutritionist and dietician delivers advice and insights on supplements and healthy dieting  

More than 50% of Dubai residents are not consuming enough fruits and vegetables to keep themselves healthy according to the DHA 

femMED launches comprehensive solutions for women's most common health concerns in the UAE  

During a discussion hosted today by femMED, health supplements for women, it was revealed that stress on the body increases the need for important vitamins such as Vitamin D and E. The DHA has said that more than half of Dubai residents are not consuming enough to keep themselves healthy. A local expert addressed how a poor diet and sedentary lifestyle can cause stress on the body that actually increases a women's need for certain vitamins and minerals. Safeguarding one's health and ensuring nutritional balance in today's urban lifestyle can be easily achieved by taking targeted and condition-specific supplements developed by femMED.

At the roundtable discussion on women's health in the UAE, Dr. Baher Massoud, Chief Medical Officer - Africa, Middle East & Turkey, NewBridge Pharmaceuticals, and femMED spokesperson said:

"By developing supplements that target specific areas of women's health, such as Bone Health or Hair, Skin and Nails, we are helping women identify and select a product that is suitable for their individual needs. Women pay attention to the condition of their bodies, but may not realize that oftentimes, poor quality nails and brittle hair is a clear sign that there is nutrition lacking in the body. Our aim is to educate the local community on how and when supplements should be taken, and how they can be best used to address common health concerns."  

femMED health supplements for women is a specific range of supplements designed specially to address women's most common health concerns at every stage of her life. Well-known for providing comprehensive solutions, femMED's supplements contain natural vitamins, minerals, and herbs. The products are free of dairy, egg, artificial colors and flavors, and most are gluten free. The capsules are vegetable based. Five of femMED's 20 formulations are now available in the UAE market.

Dr. Dana Al-Hamwi, Clinical Dietician at Dr. Dana's Diet Clinic, addressed dieting in the UAE and the related nutritional concerns: 

"Women in the UAE have very busy lifestyles and therefore don't have enough time to prepare healthy meals. There is an 80% increase in junk food consumption. Because most of the foods consumed are empty calorie foods, many important vitamins are often not consumed in adequate portions. The stress on the body due to lacking nutrients is compounded with a sedentary lifestyle, which can increase her body's requirements for some nutrients such as Magnesium, Vitamin D, and Vitamin E."  

femMED's solutions are developed by doctors, and are easily recognized and understood by consumers. By eliminating the 'guess work' often associated with supplements, femMED can ensure that women are only consuming what they actually require.

Dr. Al-Hamwi continued: "As much as 75% of people in the UAE or either overweight or obese. There is no question that all people should make a habit of eating healthily, but supplements are an effective way of boosting the immune system and replenishing supplies of rapidly depleting nutrients. Supplements should always be taken in partnership with a healthy diet - not as an alternative."

Manufactured in Canada, femMED's comprehensive solutions stand out in a market dominated by single-ingredient products. In the UAE, five supplement lines are available, including Bone Health; Hair, Skin, and Nails; Pregnancy; Pregnancy + Ginger; and Multi + Antioxidants.

About femMED 

Founded in 2007, femMED is a brand of comprehensive supplements designed specifically for the unique needs of women. femMED's line of 20 doctor-formulated remedies provide natural solutions to women's most common health concerns, at every age and stage of life. Five of these remedies are currently available in the UAE. Each product contains only the highest quality vitamins, minerals and herbs, with each ingredient backed by extensive research and clinical studies. All femMED formulations are free of gluten, dairy, egg, artificial colors and flavors, and almost all are yeast-free, suitable for vegetarians and delivered in vegetable capsules. femMED formulas are designed to work on their own, or in combination with other femMED formulas to achieve multiple health goals. All products are produced in Canadian pharmaceutically licensed facilities. For more information about femMED supplements, please visit

About NewBridge Pharmaceuticals 

NewBridge Pharmaceuticals is a first-in-class specialty therapeutics company focused on pharmaceuticals, biologics, medical diagnostics and other innovative healthcare products serving the AfMET markets (Africa, Middle East and Turkey) to address the unmet medical needs of diseases with high regional prevalence. Headquartered in the UAE with strong local and international business network, NewBridge is uniquely positioned as the partner-of-choice for pharmaceutical, biotechnology and other healthcare companies seeking to create value for their pharma or medical products in the high growth emerging AfMET markets.

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