With more than 3 Croatian Indians to date, CVID-19’s long-term desire to boost immunity and maintain a healthy diet has benefited. People are turning to healthy alternatives and taking steps to improve their immune system.
In a special interaction with Finance Express online, Raj Sahetia, Senior Business Manager – HNH, South Asia at DSM Shares ideas for solving healthy eating needs and shaping the bright future.
DSM is a global, purpose-oriented, science-based, nutrition, health and sustainable company. DSM provides innovative solutions for human nutrition, animal nutrition, personal care and fragrance, medical devices, green products and applications.
As one of the world’s largest producers of vitamin D3, DSM provides sustainable solutions to society as a whole. The company has also strengthened mass fortifications to address food shortages exacerbated by outbreaks in various groups of people.
How did DSM respond to the health and nutrition requirements created by COVID-19?
Employee safety has always been our number one concern. Standing at the backbone of our public-centered values, we have demonstrated efficiency by transitioning to a work-place setting. Globally, we have initiated initiatives to provide immunizations to our employees and their families.
What is the role of vitamin D in boosting the immune system?
Numerous recent studies have shown that vitamin D plays an important role in boosting the body’s immune system and protecting it from foreign and invading organisms. Vitamin D helps in the production of peptide, which fights essential bacteria in macrophages and cell membranes to fight harmful organisms. In this way, vitamin D strengthens both the natural immune system and the immune system. The explanation for this connection can be found in the way our bodies are designed. Most immune cells have receptors and enzymes to stimulate vitamin D.
In order to maintain a healthy vitamin D micronutrient in our body, the ICMR recommended by the Indian Medical Research Council (ADMR) is that a person should check their daily vitamin D intake at 600 IU / day (15 µg / day). – National Institute of Nutrition (NIN).
What are nutrient gaps in Indian diets and how can they be solved?
Indian food is indeed one of the most versatile foods, as it contains a wide variety of green vegetables, fruits, and fiber. However, the fast food culture, combined with the growing lifestyle, has made people vulnerable to major deficiencies in the nutrients needed to strengthen the immune system.
Many Indians are low in fiber, vitamins, and other micronutrients. For example, data show that 80% of Indians do not have enough vitamin D in their blood. In addition, vitamin B12 deficiency is widespread among people living in urban areas of Indians living in Level 3 cities. Normal Indian diet may also contain omega-3 fatty acids, EPA and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), which are essential for a healthy lifestyle.
These nutritional deficiencies can negatively affect immunity and can weaken the immune system. Although it is important, eating nutritious foods does not always have the same effect for everyone. Consumption of dietary supplements in such situations helps to supplement the diet, fill any dietary gaps and support the immune system. Other preferred formats include the use of fortified foods and beverages, which is a proven, reliable and proven method to facilitate access to nutritious food and address minor deficiencies in support of the immune system. We, DMSM, are at the forefront of enabling these nutrition innovations and providing food supplies for industries, complementary foods, prenatal nutrition, medical nutrition and nutrition.
How can a major nutrition supplement help in overcoming malnutrition in India?
According to the Global Hunger Index (GHI) 2020, India ranks 94th out of 107 countries, indicating further exacerbation of malnutrition due to the lockdown caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Inadequate nutrition can have far-reaching, long-lasting effects on human health and development, but it also places a heavy burden on communities around the world. Using public and private partnerships, we now have the opportunity to address the food crisis through food security. By improving the cost of food and drink, Fortress serves as an effective tool to combat the food crisis in India. Because of its affordability and ease of implementation, Fortress strongly condemns the cost of health care that contributes to overall economic growth.
Driven by science and innovation, DSM has been developing solutions that combine micro-nutrients such as rice, wheat, flour, milk, oil and sugar. We are determined to support India’s fight against malnutrition by providing adequate nutrition.
We believe that co-operation has the potential to address global issues and work with leading organizations such as the World Food Program and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) to fight global malnutrition.