Alma Ata Pharmacy Study Program – Bachelor of Pharmacy (PSSF) and Pharmacy Student Association of Alma Ata University in collaboration with Radio SAKA FM together share health information to the people in Yogyakarta and surrounding areas through a radio broadcast programme “tahu isi”. In this activity, information on the proper use of supplements in increasing endurance during the Covid-19 pandemic was discussed. This activity is a form of our service to the community to jointly improve the degree of public health, especially in Yogyakarta and surrounding areas.
During the COVID-19 pandemic like today, everyone must adhere to health protocols and maintain endurance to stay in good condition. Someone who has a good immune system will be able to increase the body’s ability to fight viruses and bacteria that can cause disease when entering the body. One of the efforts to maintain endurance is by consuming supplements or multivitamins.
In taking multivitamins we need to pay attention to KLIK (Kemasan, Label, Izin Edar/Penandaan, and Kadaluarsa.)
KEMASAN (Packaging): Make sure the product packaging is in good condition, without holes, tears, rust, dents, or leaks.
LABEL: Read the product information on the label carefully.
IZIN EDAR (distribution permit): Ensure that the product has a distribution permit from the POM. Distribution permits can be checked through the Cek BPOM android application or the http://cekbpom.pom.go.id/ subsite.
KADALUARSA (Expiration): Ensure that the product has not exceeded its expiry date or has not changed colour or smell.
Some of the vitamins that can be consumed include vitamin C, vitamin D, vitamin E, zinc, selenium, and probiotics. Consumption of vitamins at the right dose is highly recommended so that it can provide health benefits. Do not take excessive doses of vitamins because it can cause health problems such as taking high doses of vitamin C on an empty stomach can irritate the gastrointestinal tract, causing stinging in the stomach. So we need to read the dosage, rules of use, and how to use them before taking multivitamins to provide health benefits.
Let us pray together that all of us and our families are always under the protection of Allah SWT and together pray that the COVID-19 pandemic will end soon. …. Ameen Ya Robbal ‘Alamiin.