We all see aisles of dietary supplements in departmental stores, which often makes us wonder whether we need one. GNC Singapore offers supplements that contain essential vitamins and minerals our bodies need. While we can get the same from food, it is sometimes not possible to intake the required amount daily.
Supplements aim to fill the gaps between our diet and the dietary requirements of our bodies. Some popular nutrient supplements with users are Calcium, multivitamins, and vitamins B, C, and D.
Evidence suggests that some supplements aid in improving health in various ways. For example, Calcium is good for bone health, while Vitamin D helps the body absorb Calcium. Vitamins E and C are both antioxidants that prevent cell damage and promote good health. Pregnant women need iron during pregnancy, and Vitamin D is beneficial for breastfed infants. These are just a few vitamins and their health benefits.
What is GNC known for?
GNC, or General Nutrition Company, is the world’s largest chain of health food stores and has been America’s largest nutritional supplement manufacturer since the 1930s.
GNC’s journey started in 1935 when David Shakarian opened a modest health food store in downtown Pittsburgh. The company steadily grew into a large conglomerate that currently has thousands of stores across the globe.
The brand is committed to finding innovative solutions to health problems and meeting the highest safety, efficacy, and quality standards in its products.
ONI Global Group is the only franchisee for GNC in Singapore and the Philippines. The company is among Asia’s largest specialty retailers of supplements, nutritional products, and vitamins. They also own the LAC and Xndo Food for Health brands and Face On Clinic by Doctors. Based in Singapore, the company has distribution channels across the Asia Pacific, China, the USA, and the Middle East.
Statement: GNC Singapore has now renamed itself LAC.
GNC Singapore outlets
GNC has a total of 62 GNC outlets across Singapore. Here are a few locations where you can find GNC Sg.
- Ang Mo Kio Hub
- Bukit Panjang Plaza
- Bugis Junction
- GNC Tampines Mall
- Bedok Mall
- City Square Mall
- Changi City Point
- GNC NEX Mall
- Great World City
- Harbourfront Centre
- Hougang Mall
GNC Products and Best-sellers
At GNC Singapore, you can find a wide variety of health supplements to help you achieve a healthy and balanced life. Their store offers different GNC products, including Vitamins and supplements, protein and fitness, beauty and slimming, and food items. Their website even offers a health guide to help you on the path to fitness.
Let’s look at some of GNC’s best-selling categories.
GNC Bones and Joints
Even among health-conscious individuals, bone and joint health are unfortunately less heeded upon and often fall prey to our delinquency, and as a consequence, we reap what we sow and our poor bone and joint health manifest in senescence. Musculoskeletal health goes hand in hand with our generalized physical and mental health therefore it is imperative to take good care of our bones and joints so that we don’t suffer senile osteoporosis and degenerative joint diseases like osteoarthritis.
The GNC TriFlex contains glucosamine and chondroitin sulfate, both of which form the extracellular matrix of the connective tissue in the joint capsules. These are both extremely important in the shock absorptive role of the joints so that the brunt of a forceful impact doesn’t take a toll on your weight-bearing joints.
The GNC TamaFlex Fast Acting supplement contains Turmeric and Tamarind Seed Extract which is an ayurvedic supplement to boost bone and joint health as well as minimize recovery and healing time after falls and fractures.
Even if you are diligently managing your diet and making sure to eat healthily, it is almost next to impossible to consume all the recommended daily doses of all the vitamins and minerals that are crucial for health, growth, and healing. There are certain micronutrients that are either too difficult to add to your diet or are found in diets too expensive to be affordable. This is why you must take the GNC multivitamins which come in multiple different categories; There are GNC Mega Men multivitamin, and GNC Women’s multivitamin supplements, which have slight differences in the percentage composition of the multivitamins and minerals in accordance to the differing physiologies of the two sexes.
The GNC Mega Men multivitamin comes in different subcategories such as Sports, Energy and Metabolism, and 50 Plus. They all contain varying percentage compositions, corresponding to the need. But they all contain the essential vitamins and minerals that are needed for optimal functioning. Apart from the essential nutrients, they also come loaded with antioxidants, a brain health blend, and an energy and metabolism blend. The antioxidants help keep shielded from the environmental toxins and pollutants that may result in cancerous growth or early aging of the body, whereas the brain health boosters help optimize your memory and cognition.
GNC Fish oils
Even though eating excessive fatty foods is contraindicated, did you know that there are certain fatty acids that our body simply can’t synthesize? Contrary to what laypeople believe, fats, like any other macronutrient, are quintessential for prime health, growth, and well-being! As a matter of fact, even cholesterol is an extremely important component of all our cells. Without these lipids, our cells wouldn’t even exist! Apart from their energy-rich role in our lives, fats play the most vital role in our health and immunity. But with that being said, even the most obese patients can lack some of the most important fats that our bodies can’t synthesize, and are thus important to be consumed in our diet.
Our body can not make some polyunsaturated fatty acids, which are thus termed Essential Fatty Acids. These are the Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids. Deficiency in these nutrients manifests with an insidious onset, such as weak and thin hair, compromised immunity, and generalized malaise and weakness. There is no harm in imparting fish oils to your diet, although the lack of it has deleterious health impacts.
GNC Sleep support (GNC Melatonin)
The GNC Sleep support supplements come in different sub-brands such as Tri-sleep and Beyond Raw Anabolic Sleep. These supplements contain L-Theanine, Affron, Valerian root extract, Gamma Amino Butyric Acid (GABA), and Melatonin. L-Theanine functions to help mitigate anxiety and stress, and reduce insomnia. Affron comes from Saffron and it improves mood, decreases inflammation and swelling, and functions like an antioxidant. Valerian root is a herbal medicine that has a popular history for being used as a remedy for sleep disorders and insomnia, while also battling stress and anxiety. GABA is an inhibitory neurotransmitter that functions to decrease or halt nerve impulse transmission. This decreased excitatory state has a resting and calming effect on the nervous system which helps fall asleep easily.
And finally, the main player of the game; melatonin. Melatonin is the primary hormone/ neurotransmitter which is involved in regulated sleep-wake cycles and other circadian rhythms. Most people with sleeping disorders have imbalances in their melatonin levels.
Perhaps the most interesting thing about the GNC sleep support supplements is that they are non-habit forming, therefore you don’t develop a dependency or an addiction nor do you need to keep increasing the dosage to achieve the same desired effects.
GNC Weight gainers and GNC protein powders
There are multiple different GNC products that are there to help you out with weight gaining. Similarly, there are many protein powders that are offered by GNC. The weight-gaining line of products includes GNC Pro Performance Weight Gainer and Optimum Nutrition Serious Mass. These Weight gainers contain an excess of calories in the perfect blend of macronutrients – i.e., Carbohydrates, healthy Fats, and Proteins. They are specialized to tackle the burning issue that Ectomorphs face; low appetite and early satiety. These are high-calorie supplements with low satiety, so you can achieve your daily goal of calorie surplus without feeling nauseous or too full to even move.
The Whey Protein Powders are similar to the weight gainers with a minuscule difference in the percentage composition of the macronutrients. The protein supplements have a higher percentage of Proteins and essential amino acids so that your body can go into the state of anabolism and build lean muscle while maintaining an adequate percentage of carbs and fats so that your body doesn’t go into the state of proteolysis and deamidation for providing energy.
GNC Muscle recovery
GNC houses a wide range of muscle recovery products. These include supplements and external devices which help recover and rebuild muscle after it has sustained micro-tears and sprains that are incurred during the workout, as well as post-workout soreness and pain. This line of products includes MUSCLETECH Clear Muscle HMB-Free Acid, Beyond Raw Precision BCAA, REDCON1 Basic Training Creatine Monohydrate, and Maji Sports Fitness and Muscle Recovery Bundle.
The MUSCLETECH Clear Muscle HMB- free acid contains Beta TOR which is a pure and free acid form of the fatty acid called beta-hydroxy-beta-methyl butyrate, which is implicated in increasing muscle strength, minimizing muscle damage and recovery time and increasing lean muscle mass. MUSCLETECH Clear Muscle HMB- free acid also contains Betaine Anhydrous which is important for clearing our homocysteine from the blood, which is a hazardous chemical implicated in cellular damage. These two chemicals together make a dynamic duo that results in a 70% increase in protein synthesis and up to a 58% decrease in muscle breakdown.
The BCAA’s (branched Chain Amino Acids) are essential amino acids that aren’t formed in our body which is why taking supplements of BCAA’s can increase protein synthesis and help repair the muscle damage from the workout. Creatine Monohydrate is another essential compound that is normally synthesized by our liver and stored in fast twitch muscle fibers to deliver energy for muscle contraction so that muscle doesn’t go into anaerobic respiration to produce lactic acid and thus helps fight muscle fatigue.
Collagen is the backbone of our connective tissues. All the firm structures in our body rely on collagen. Even the bones and cartilages have collagen. Therefore, having an adequate level of collagen is synonymous with good health. From strong bones and joints to healthy kidney function, perfect ocular health, strong heart valves, and firm, non-wrinkled skin, everything is controlled by collagen. It is therefore advised to consume adequate levels of protein in our diet because collagen is a structural protein and malnutrition leads to poor collagen. GNC also offers a range of collagen supplements to fill in that void of collagen inadequacy.
Bacteria are seen as harmful parasites with nothing but turmoil, carnage, disease, and ruin in foresight but that’s not true. There are certain bacterium species that are living in symbiosis with us, and without them, we would fail to thrive or die prematurely. These bacteria are responsible for maintaining pristine gut health, producing certain nutrients such as Vitamin K and Vitamin B12, and also for fending off perilous microbes that may otherwise invade and cause disease. The GNC probiotic series includes GNC Probiotic Complex- 25 billion CFUs, which contains Lactobacillus Bifidobacterium species that are excellent for digestive health and immunity.
GNC Vitamin C
Though multivitamins contain the daily recommended values of vitamin C, there are certain health conditions that require greater than daily recommended values to replenish the stores and overcome the deficiency. These conditions include scurvy and related bleeding disorders, immunocompromised status, iron deficiency anemia, and atherosclerotic plaque buildup in arteries. GNC offers Chewable C 500 mg, which are delicious chewable tablets containing 180 tablets of 500 mg of Vitamin C each.
Does GNC test its supplements and are they pure?
GNC uses DNA testing to ensure the purity of the ingredients being used in the supplements so that the products contain what they are promising. GNC has widely used lab testing methodologies that are set as a standard by the United States Pharmacopeia (USP), the Association of Agricultural Chemists (AOAC), British Pharmacopeia (BP), and European Pharmacopeia (EP). GNC ensures that there is no adulteration in its products and that there are no hazardous chemicals or preservatives that may pose any danger to the consumers.
GNC mobile app (GNC Singapore Online)
GNC mobile app is a health and wellness app, free of cost and available for both – Android and iOS! The GNC Live Well app is your one-stop destination for all your wellness and health goals, on the go. You can easily purchase your favorite essential vitamins, protein supplements, and other health-boosting essentials through GNC Live Well app. You can pay for your products and then either pick them up from the nearest GNC store, or you can have them delivered to your doorstep. What’s great about home deliveries is that it’s free for a bill greater than 49$!
The best thing about the GNC Lives Well mobile app is that you get timely updates on flash sales and discounts, and you get loyalty reward points for every purchase such that you get one point for every dollar you spend. You can either use these reward points to purchase your items at a slashed price or at 150 points, you can redeem 5$!
GNC Singapore is one of Atome’s partnered merchants
GNC Singapore has partnered with Atome to bring its customers an easier way to shop for their favorite GNC supplements. You can shop from any GNC outlet in Singapore or GNC’s website and pay through Atome’s flexible payment plans. Let’s find out more about Atome and how it can simplify your shopping woes.
What is Atome?
Atome stands for “Available to me.” This buy now pay later payment app aims to bridge the gap between consumers’ desires and their monthly budget. With Atome, users can split their bill from any of Atome’s partnered merchants and pay it in three parts instead of one. This allows for a modern and enhanced consumer shopping experience.
Atome is a Singapore-based company that is currently operational in 8 markets across Greater China, Latin America, and South and Southeast Asia. The brand has over 1,5000 merchants working alongside that offer premium products and services across beauty, fashion, lifestyle, and more.
Launched in 2019, Atome believes in empowering shoppers to afford high-quality products and services over time. If you want to shop with Atome, download their app (Get the app) and create your account.
Let’s find out how you can pay with Atome.
How to pay for GNC in-store purchases with Atome
- Download the app and become a registered user.
- Scan the QR code from the Atome app when you are checking out of a GNC outlet in Singapore.
- Pay one part of your GNC bill and defer the remaining amount to the subsequent months.
What more does Atome offer?
If you’ve set your eyes on any of GNC Singapore’s products, no matter whether it’s available at GNC online or at any of GNC outlets SG (GNC locations), with Atome, you unlock access to a world of awesome deals.
Yes, you read that right! Atome offers all of its customers exclusive deals, vouchers, and promotions. What’s more, you even get notified about these mega-saving events if you have the Atome app installed on your phone.
Get the best LAC supplements from LAC Singapore (GNC Singapore has now renamed itself as LAC) and save some extra bucks using the Atome app!
Heading over the GNC at City Square Mall? We commend your choice!
Atome now rewards you for your shopping spree through its smart shopping innovation known as Atome+. Atome+ gives you points for your purchases, and you can use these points to set off some amounts off your bills from any of Atome’s 15,000+ merchants, including GNC online/GNC LAC/LAC Singapore!
Here’s how you can earn Atome+ points:
- For every $1 you spend shopping for GNC Singapore products (or any other products from any of Atome’s merchants), you get 1 Atome+ point. 100 Atome+ means a discount of $1.
- You earn 1,000 Atome+ points by (successfully) referring the Atome app to your friends and family.
You can earn extra Atome+ points through upsized campaigns that are live every now and then!
GNC Singapore is your ticket to a healthier lifestyle
Dietary supplements are a great way of enhancing the nutrient density of your diet. GNC supplements provide your body with extra nutrients that help fight free radicals from harming healthy cells, regenerate damaged cells, and speed up the regeneration and renewal process.
There are several areas where our diet isn’t enough, and supplements can help fill those gaps. GNC offers an extensive variety of dietary supplements, vitamins, and minerals that you can choose from. Don’t compromise your health and shop from GNC Singapore with Atome. This way, you can kick start your journey toward a healthier life without the stress of disturbing your monthly budget.
Atome’s flexible payment plans allow you to pay your bill in parts without service fees or extra interest charges. So search for ‘GNC near me’ and head over to their outlet today and complete your purchase with Atome.
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