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Official letter from Dutch society of plastic surgery

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The safety of breast implants

Articles on the safety of breast implants appear regularly in the media. Last week (20 September 2021), a publication by researcher Henry Dijkman was published, stating that not only breast implants with liquid gel can release silicone particles (molecules), but that this also applies to solid breast implants. The television program Radar, among others, paid attention to this and some media even concluded that all implants would be dangerous. Such reports cause concern. Patients who are considering breast reconstruction after breast cancer or women who have taken implants for cosmetic reasons wonder whether this is safe and what health risks they run. The NVPC, the professional association for plastic surgeons, understands these concerns and wants to inform women as well as possible. In this article we address a number of frequently asked questions and respond to Dijkman’s research on the basis of currently known scientific insights and literature.

What did Dijkman study?

Dijkman’s study shows that migration of silicone molecules inside, inside and outside the capsule also occurs with so-called cohesive gel implants. The study describes that the researchers searched the database of the pathology department of the Radboudumc for data on patients with breast implants where the capsules had been removed and examined over the past 34 years (from 1986 to the present). In total, the capsules of 389 women were examined. Inside and just outside the capsule, silicone particles could be detected in the vast majority. 46 women had prostheses with a cohesive gel (which has been the standard for breast implants since 1996) and 343 had old-fashioned implants, which are much more fluid (and leakage more common). In both groups an equal number of silicone particles were found in the tissue immediately surrounding the prosthesis.

What does the NVPC think of the research?

The NVPC and plastic surgeons are critical of Dijkman’s study because it is not a representative sample. This is because the study only looked at the capsules that were sent for examination at the Radboud (389 over a period of 34 years, while approximately 19,000 implants are placed annually). Moreover, during an operation, capsules are only sent in if something special is going on, such as a severe thickening of the capsule or someone with complaints. It is also not known how many implants were broken or intact when they were removed, what the health background of the women involved was, or whether they smoked, for example. All this gives a distorted picture of the extent of the problem. Patients who have no complaints and whose capsules were not sent in were not included in this study. It is therefore impossible to say how often and how much silicone particles are released by cohesive implants. This reaction was also shared with JAMA, where Dijkman’s study was published.

Should I be worried now?

The question then remains whether and how harmful this is to health. However, whether the presence of silicone particles also causes (health) complaints and what the chances are of this has not been investigated. The research only looked at the presence of these particles in the hairstyles investigated. The conclusions in the media are therefore rather unsubtle. For decades, large groups of women with breast implants have been followed and compared to women without breast implants. These studies have not found clear differences in complaints between the groups with and without implants. The presence of silicone in breast tissue is also nothing new: this has been stated for many years in the NVPC surgical information leaflet on silicone breast implants, which plastic surgeons use to inform their patients. In fact, there are several studies that show the presence of silicone particles in blood and even in breast tissue, even in women without breast implants. This is probably due to the consumption of food and drinks that also contain these particles.

Are implants safe or not?

For as long as silicone breast implants have been in use (since 1962), research has been carried out to determine whether they are harmful to health. So far, so-called large cohort studies (comparing women with and without implants) have not been able to demonstrate any danger to public health. In America, the use of silicone breast implants for cosmetic treatment was banned by the FDA (the US public health authority) in 1992 in order to conduct more research. In 2006, after 14 years of investigation, the FDA concluded that there was no evidence that silicone breast implants were unsafe and allowed their use again. The Dutch IGJ (Inspectorate for Health Care and Youth) also states that there are no reasons to ban the use of silicone breast implants. Read more about the safety of implants on the website of the IGJ.

Misunderstood complaints

At the same time, there are women with breast implants who have complaints for which no clear cause can be found. This group often feels very misunderstood. Although much research is being done into what is known as breast implant illness (BII), BII is not (yet) a recognized disease. It is thought that the risk of developing symptoms is less than 1 percent. Symptoms described with BII are atypical and include fatigue, forgetfulness, hair loss, muscle pain, brain fog, etc. This makes it very difficult to investigate; the complaints are so general and wide-ranging that they can have many causes unrelated to breast prostheses. A study published this year by the Maastricht UMC showed that these complaints occurred just as often in women with silicone implants as in women without.

More research

We take all complaints and studies very seriously and we follow all developments closely. The NVPC also advocates more research into the safety of breast implants and is involved in several (multiyear) studies together with the RIVM and the NIVEL. These studies focus, among other things, on the question of whether women with silicone breast implants are more likely to have symptoms than women without, and which women may be at greater risk of these symptoms. In other words, can we find risk factors that predict complaints? These may include factors in the patients themselves such as smoking, allergic predisposition, already having an autoimmune disorder or prosthetic factors such as a broken prosthesis, age of the prosthesis (length of time they have been in the body). For the time being, the NVPC sees no reason to adjust its views and advice. Women with breast prostheses, who nevertheless have concerns or think they have complaints due to their breast implants, can always make an appointment with their plastic surgeon for further examination.

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Essential Aesthetics becomes a knowledge center for surgeons

By Press release

THE HAGUE – APRIL 30, 2020

Essential Aesthetics clinic in The Hague and the renowned inventor of the Biconvex implants are joining forces. This summer the first EA Academy Masterclasses for butt augmentation will start.

Medical standards
In the city known worldwide as the City of Peace and Justice, the current International Court of Justice, the Essential Aesthetics clinic in The Hague sets the bar high when it comes to medical standards. The clinic created the first body contouring hub, mastering the skills of amazing butt augmentation techniques. Now they also offer masters courses to doctors around the world.

Strenge supervisie
Tijdens deze masterclass leren internationale artsen alle ins en outs van bilvergrotingen van de Franse ervaringsdeskundige prof.dr. Phillipe Levan. Omdat Brindusa Gritu van Essential Aesthetics continue op zoek is naar de beste en meest innovatieve technieken, gaat de kliniek een lange termijn samenwerking aan met de chirurg. Met meer dan 17 jaar ervaring mag hij zichzelf dé expert in bilvergrotingen noemen. De artsen krijgen individueel les en brengen het geleerde in praktijk brengen onder zijn strenge supervisie. De EA Academy for Body Contouring gebruikt de anonieme gegevens van alle zorgvuldige gemonitorde patiënten voor wetenschappelijk onderzoek en academische publicaties.

Strict supervision
During this masterclass, international doctors learn all the ins and outs of butt augmentation from the French experience expert Prof.dr. Phillipe Levan. Because Brindusa Gritu of Essential Aesthetics is continuously looking for the best and most innovative techniques, the clinic is entering into a long-term collaboration with the surgeon. With more than 17 years of experience, he can call himself the expert in butt augmentation. The doctors are taught individually and put what they have learned into practice under his strict supervision. The EA Academy for Body Contouring uses the anonymous data of all carefully monitored patients for scientific research and academic publications.

Fast wound healing
With a buttock augmentation, the implant is placed between the buttocks muscles, a part of the body that is often used. This means there is a small chance that the implant will rotate. With a buttock augmentation it is also important that the implant is flexible and easily regains its shape after placement. The more flexible the implant, the smaller the incision and the final scar. Extra attention was paid to this during the design. During the procedure, the surgeon also uses the Kennel Funnel method. This method provides less trauma to the muscle tissue because the implant can be placed more easily. As a result, the patient has less pain and the patient heals faster. With this new collaboration, Essential Aesthetics takes buttock augmentation with implants to a higher academic level. Patients receive the best method with the safest implants and the best end result with the fewest risks. Gritu sees that butt enlargements are extremely popular. “The American Society of Plastic Surgeons reports that a butt augmentation is performed every 30 minutes every day,” said the clinic’s owner. “We want to be the best and give the best to Dutch patients. We now have a master of the trade on board, “she continues.

Note to editors
For more information, please contact:
Brindusa Gritu | 0652595400 | brindusa@essentialaesthetics.nl | www.essentialaesthetics.nl

21 June 2018 – Zwanetta from ‘Temptation Island’ has got new breasts but they immediately cause a stir

By Press release

Zwanetta Fox Meijer was one of the temptresses from ‘Temptation Island’ this season. 21-year-old Zwaantje, as she likes to call herself, was still topless in the program with Mezdi.

If she did that again, it would be with a pair of new breasts. Zwanetta had a breast augmentation performed, which she was offered by the Essential Aesthetics Clinic in The Hague, where her operation was performed free of charge in exchange for the necessary Instagram promotion.

“You can do this too”
Zwanetta has spoken encouragingly to her many followers who also dream of aesthetic surgery: “When it comes to needles and surgeries, I’m the biggest pussy. But if I can handle this, so can other girls”.

“Below all levels.”
It says in TV Family, “You’re inciting teenagers to cosmetic surgery, Zwanetta. And that’s beneath all scrutiny. Nice example are you!” It said. “You’re inciting teenagers to cosmetic surgery, Zwanetta. And that’s beneath all scrutiny. Nice example are you!” It said.

“I’m an inspiration”
Zwanetta clearly thought differently. “I’m not an example, I’m an inspiration,” she says. ” Do what makes you happy. Do what makes you happy with bigger titties?” Anyway, Zwanetta’s very happy with her breast augmentation. “I feel very good, but still a little stiff.”

 

Bron: https://www.redactie24.be/news/12488/zwanetta-uit-temptation-island-heeft-nieuwe-borsten-gekregen-maar-die-veroorzaken-meteen-opschudding

26 May 2018 – Temptation Island seducer goes for new buttocks

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Temptation Island seducer goes for new buttocks

It seems that participants in the Temptation Island program receive a subscription from the plastic surgeon as a fee. Yana Daems will soon go through life with a new buttock.

On Instagram she writes: “It’s official! I have choosen for a buttock augmentation with implants. (…) Quality, care for others and love for beauty are central here and who wouldn’t want that ?! “She promises to share all updates soon. And it will have to, because these types of surgery are usually free for the celebrities in exchange for a little advertising.

Meet the inventor of the Biconvex buttock implants and discover why we are the best in buttock enlargement!

By Blog

Essential Aesthetics is constantly looking for the best and most innovative techniques. This starts with the person performing the procedure; the doctor. We are therefore proud to announce a new long-term collaboration with the renowned French surgeon and experienced expert, Prof. Dr. Phillipe Levan, who has been the expert in buttock augmentation for more than 20 years.

Your body is one of your most precious possessions. You only have one and it needs to last a lifetime. A well-considered choice is vital, especially when it comes to cosmetic procedures. Why not go for the best result with the most experienced doctor, a master of the latest techniques. Your body is more than worth this investment. As a clinic, we know better than anyone what the impact of a successful procedure can be. We are happy to help you in your search for what is best for you, by working together with the best international doctors.

We are therefore proud to announce our long-term cooperation with the French experienced expert Prof. Dr. Phillipe Levan.

Prof. Dr. Levan is a leading French surgeon with more than 30 years of academic experience in plastic, reconstructive and aesthetic surgery. Read more about Dr. Levan] Although he performs all his surgeries with the greatest of care and skill, he is particularly known as an expert in buttock augmentation. A procedure he has successfully performed for more than 20 years. With this new partnership, Essential Aesthetics raises the level of our buttock augmentation with implants treatment to a higher academic level. Our patients get the best method with the safest implants and the best end result with the least risk. But as a clinic we go one step further.

The Essential Aesthetics Academy: by doctors, for you

One of the main ambitions of Essential Aesthetics is to increase innovation in the field of cosmetic surgery. We do this by working together with international experts. But innovation goes further when knowledge is shared. As a clinic we make this possible by giving our experienced international doctors the opportunity to train others. The Essential Aesthetics Academy for Body Contouring was established to create a platform of high academic quality where experienced doctors share knowledge with each other. The final result? Our patients can now also go to the Netherlands for the most innovative techniques. This enables us to help them even better in realizing their long cherished wishes, in a safe way.

In July we will be organizing the first Essential Aesthetics Academy Buttock Augmentation Masterclasses, led by Dr. Levan who has already trained many doctors. During these Masterclasses, Dr. Levan trains other experienced physicians and shares his knowledge. The doctors are personally trained during one-on-one sessions and are given the opportunity to put what they have learned into practice under the strict supervision of Dr. Levan.

Biconvex implant, innovation in buttock implants

One of Dr. Levan’s ambitions is to always work with the latest techniques and best of products. During his buttock augmentation surgeries, Dr. Levan noticed that although the implants used for buttock augmentation are safe and durable, improvements could still be made. He did not stop there. In collaboration with Sebbin laboratories, Dr. Levan designed a new implant specifically for buttock augmentation: the ‘biconvex buttock prosthesis’.
During a buttock augmentation, the implant is placed between the buttock muscles, a part of the body that is used a lot. Therefore, although small, there is a chance that the implant may rotate. It is also important in this procedure that the implant is flexible and regains its shape easily. The more flexible the implant, the smaller the incision and the final scar.

Thanks to Dr. Levan, Sebbin’s laboratories can now offer a third form in addition to the anatomical and round implants: the biconvex implant for buttock augmentation. This makes them the only manufacturer able to offer three 3 gluteal shapes.  The biconvex buttock implant meets all standard safety and quality requirements. In addition, the biconvex implant has the following characteristics:

  • The gel in the implants has excellent shape memory due to its high cohesiveness and viscoelasticity.

  • The implants are inserted in a 5 cm incision and regain their original shape immediately after insertion due to the viscoelastic gel no matter how much the implant is kneaded or deformed during insertion.

  • The biconvex shape, just like the round shape, has a high projection, but is also symmetrical, so that any displacements in the buttocks are not visible.

During a no-obligation consultation you can ask any questions you may have and the doctor will look at the possibilities that best suit your body. Would you like another appointment after this or do you need more information? That is possible, as it is all about your body. Give yourself the best and make an appointment. Essential Aesthetics has already helped many patients on their journey to a more beautiful body and is proud of a satisfaction score of no less than 96%. [Read the reviews here] Now it’s your turn! Because you are essential to us.

Because you are Essential to us!

You should know this: Trends in anti-ageing – meet our expert, Dr. Anielkumar Sewnaik!

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You should know this: Trends in anti-ageing – meet our expert, Dr. Anielkumar Sewnaik!

Knowledge is power. And the basis for a long and healthy life. As a clinic in anti-ageing , we are happy to share our knowledge with the Essential Aesthetics family. Our expert in anti-ageing Dr. Aniel.

Essential Aesthetics is a cosmetic surgery and anti-ageing clinic. But what exactly is anti-ageing ?

Anti-aging in a nutshell. From about 25 years old, the body starts to age. Around the age of 35 the effects of ageing become visible and around the age of 40 you start to notice this not only in your appearance, but also in your health. Anti-aging literally means stopping the ageing process. This is (still) impossible, which is why anti-ageing means slowing down the ageing process. In order to slow down this process as much as possible, it is important to understand the consequences of ageing and how this process works. There are factors that accelerate the ageing process and fortunately the other way around. A healthy lifestyle is an important factor in slowing down the ageing process. Out of his interest in treating cancer, Dr. Aniel automatically ends up in the anti-ageing domain. A healthy body also logically means less risk of cancer. Dr. Aniel has done a lot of research into effective ways to slow down the ageing process, an additional advantage is that a healthier body automatically means a healthier, more beautiful and radiant appearance.

Can we age without looking older with today’s technology?

We can certainly age without looking older. The technology is of lesser importance. We ourselves are the most important factor. All kinds of factors such as smoking, excessive alcohol, bad sleep, bad food, sun exposure cause our skin to look worse and older. Proper care of the skin is also very important.

What can we expect in the coming years in trends in anti-ageing ?

Anti ageing will play an increasingly important role in the Netherlands in the coming years. At the moment, anti ageing is mainly about having treatments and the use of products. It will be more extensive treatment in which attention will be paid to all kinds of factors (healthier lifestyle, prevention, DNA testing).

What tips can you give our readers to combat the effects of aging?

The most important thing is to have a healthy lifestyle. In addition, the care of the skin is very important. And you can’t start early enough.

Dr. Anielkumar Sewnaik is one of the experienced doctors working for Essential Aesthetics. An ENT specialist with years of experience in treating head and neck cancer and very interested in anti-ageing and general health.

Because you are Essential to us!

More beautiful breasts with no visible scars safe implants

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More beautiful breasts with almost no visible scars and secure implants that last a lifetime

There are also developments and safe choices on the front of breast corrections. Bigger or smaller, nowadays it can be done in a natural way with a minimum of scars. If you choose for implants, that is also completely safe. Did you know that our implants come with a lifetime warranty? And that, thanks to new placement and suturing techniques, the scars are almost invisible?

Of course, a change like that doesn’t take a night. It’s about your body and there’s nothing more precious than that.

“Our advice: read you well, see online reviews and results on for example Kliniekervaringen.nl and be well informed by experienced doctors about the possibilities. Already work towards the operation by possibly living healthier lives. The healthier your body, the smaller the risks!”

At Essential Aesthetics we work with experienced doctors who listen to your wishes and have an eye for your beauty! A breast correction with implants is already possible from €4000,- Within our clinics we strive to deliver the best quality and excel is our standard. We therefore offer the latest techniques in breast augmentation and breast lifts with minimal scarring of 2.5 cm.

Would you like to know more about the possibilities at our clinic with the latest techniques and implants? Please visit our pages on breast augmentation, breast reduction and other breast changes.
Of course you can also schedule a personal consultation right away. Your wishes are central. Who knows, maybe this will be the summer in which you can finally shine with confidence!

“After reading some reviews online and visiting several clinics I felt most comfortable at Essential Aesthetics. … The conversation with the doctor went beyond expectation… I planned another operation that day…. The first time I was naked in front of the mirror I cried enormously. Tears of joy! Also then I was embraced by the friendly staff of essential aesthetics. I recommend this clinic to others and everyone around me. Why do you recommend it? I felt important and was not treated like a number. I know that if I have questions in the future, I can always come here. “Dear essential care team THANK YOU!!!” – Mrs. Verklein
Want to know more about her experience? Then read her whole review!

Liposculpting beautiful body contours, natural and lasting

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Liposculpting: more beautiful body contours. Natural and permanent

Your buttocks that, despite exercising and a healthy lifestyle, do not want to become firm and round … Your waist that is suddenly invisible after the menopause … And your stomach, which is no longer as tight as you are used to after a number of pregnancies.

Your body has brought you to where you are now. You can be grateful for that. And how wonderful is it if you give something back to your body as you get older, to keep it in good condition for the rest of your life?

Liposculpting can contribute to this.

What is liposculpting?

Lipo means fat. Sculpting means shaping, modeling. With liposculpting, we model very precisely the body shape you want by removing fat in exactly the right places. In this way we literally mold your desired body part millimeter by millimeter into the desired shape. Liposculpting is therefore the Michelangelo of plastic surgery.

The most refined techniques from Beverly Hills and South America – countries that are at the forefront of innovation and experience in this field – are now available in the Netherlands at Essential Aesthetics. And if the possibilities are there to give your body the shape you want, with proven lasting and natural results: why not use it?

What is the difference between liposculpting and liposuction?

Liposuction is cheaper, and also provides local fat reduction, but gives less predictable results. We recommend liposculpting for women who have a very detailed picture of the desired end result. It gives a more refined result that can be predicted better in advance than with liposuction.

The result

With liposculpting your body has not suddenly changed beyond recognition. Your body still feels familiar. So totally you. Only in the right places will you finally lose those extra centimeters, and you will feel a lot firmer – and therefore better – in your skin. Your environment will therefore not say: “You have changed so much beyond recognition”, but: “You look so good. Have you been to the gym? ”

Natural and permanent results are what liposculpting gives you. But that is actually not that much about for our clients, we notice in our aftercare processes. It mainly gives them a lasting boost inside. They are radiant in photos again. Fits back into precious garments. Lying on the beach in a bikini is once again a matter of course, rather than an exception.

Give yourself a gift that you deserve with liposculpting. You will enjoy it for years and years.

In these times, take extra care of yourself to stay strong!

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In these times take extra care of yourself to stay strong

With all the regulations set by the Dutch government, we understand very well that there is a lot of unrest. The temporary closure of the gyms and the personal coaching practices ensure that you are more responsible for your health than ever before.

In the last few days we have been getting a lot of questions from customers wondering how best to take care of themselves in this day and age. We are happy to help you stay motivated and make good, healthy choices with the right information:

Why our metabolism is important

The basis of a healthy body with a healthy immune system is related to a healthy metabolism. Metabolism is a difficult concept for many people. You can compare it to an orchestra playing a symphony: if one of the musicians hits a false note, it disrupts the entire symphony. You can imagine that if several musicians cheat continuously, the whole piece is completely out of balance. In our body we speak with a false note of a “disturbance of our balance” and if everyone plays false notes we speak of “disease”. When you are sick you go to a doctor. But what do you do with a “disturbance of our balance”?

Everyone understands that a healthy diet, exercise and adequate rest have a positive effect on our health and that excessive alcohol consumption, stress or poor nutrition disrupt the metabolism and thus our health. In the long term, the latter even leads to typical Western lifestyle diseases such as type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease. The immune system (our body’s own defense system) is also less vital under these circumstances, making us less resistant to pathogens, infections and viruses such as the COVID-19 virus.

What you can do yourself according to the experts

You can largely take control by paying attention to your diet, by exercising more and by avoiding or reducing stressful situations. But we understand very well that in our busy life there is not always the time or rest for that. Fortunately, we can give our immune system a boost by taking extra nutritional supplements. In this way we replenish the nutrients that are missing or that we do not get enough of and “our orchestra” plays beautiful symphonies again! If you become ill, because we unfortunately always run that risk, you still have the advantage that you will also get better faster. And as a bonus you can also see the result in the mirror because your skin improves!

Which supplements should I use?

Always be careful when using supplements. You always use this as a supplement and never as a replacement. Look closely at the ingredients and quantities. If you are unsure which supplements are right for you, talk to your dietitian or doctor. We know from experience that nutrients such as Resveratrol, vitamin C and vitamin D3 have a proven positive effect on your immune system, even if you already have a healthy lifestyle!

Prevention is better than cure!

You could say that vitamins and minerals are the musicians of the orchestra – they help your immune system function optimally. So take the next step and be more aware of your health by using nutritional supplements. Our team mainly uses Fittergy’s nutritional supplements. Do you want advice about your diet and what you can do against premature aging? Keep an eye on our info mailing; The no-obligation consultations with our dietician will start soon.

In these times, take extra care of yourself to stay strong!

By Blog

In these times take extra care of yourself to stay strong

With all the regulations set by the Dutch government, we understand very well that there is a lot of unrest. The temporary closure of the gyms and the personal coaching practices ensure that you are more responsible for your health than ever before.

In the last few days we have been getting a lot of questions from customers wondering how best to take care of themselves in this day and age. We are happy to help you stay motivated and make good, healthy choices with the right information:

Why our metabolism is important

The basis of a healthy body with a healthy immune system is related to a healthy metabolism. Metabolism is a difficult concept for many people. You can compare it to an orchestra playing a symphony: if one of the musicians hits a false note, it disrupts the entire symphony. You can imagine that if several musicians cheat continuously, the whole piece is completely out of balance. In our body we speak with a false note of a “disturbance of our balance” and if everyone plays false notes we speak of “disease”. When you are sick you go to a doctor. But what do you do with a “disturbance of our balance”?

Everyone understands that a healthy diet, exercise and adequate rest have a positive effect on our health and that excessive alcohol consumption, stress or poor nutrition disrupt the metabolism and thus our health. In the long term, the latter even leads to typical Western lifestyle diseases such as type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease. The immune system (our body’s own defense system) is also less vital under these circumstances, making us less resistant to pathogens, infections and viruses such as the COVID-19 virus.

What you can do yourself according to the experts

You can largely take control by paying attention to your diet, by exercising more and by avoiding or reducing stressful situations. But we understand very well that in our busy life there is not always the time or rest for that. Fortunately, we can give our immune system a boost by taking extra nutritional supplements. In this way we replenish the nutrients that are missing or that we do not get enough of and “our orchestra” plays beautiful symphonies again! If you become ill, because we unfortunately always run that risk, you still have the advantage that you will also get better faster. And as a bonus you can also see the result in the mirror because your skin improves!

Which supplements should I use?

Always be careful when using supplements. You always use this as a supplement and never as a replacement. Look closely at the ingredients and quantities. If you are unsure which supplements are right for you, talk to your dietitian or doctor. We know from experience that nutrients such as Resveratrol, vitamin C and vitamin D3 have a proven positive effect on your immune system, even if you already have a healthy lifestyle!

Prevention is better than cure!

You could say that vitamins and minerals are the musicians of the orchestra – they help your immune system function optimally. So take the next step and be more aware of your health by using nutritional supplements. Our team mainly uses Fittergy’s nutritional supplements. Do you want advice about your diet and what you can do against premature aging? Keep an eye on our info mailing; The no-obligation consultations with our dietician will start soon.