Watsons encourages women and moms to #StayStrongStayBeautiful

It has been a challenging four months for all as the pandemic persists and our country remains in community quarantine status. As we are all forced to adjust and adapt to the “new normal,” some of the things that used to enjoy and make us feel good can easily be removed frm our routines.

However, it isn’t a crime to prioritize on what’s essential while still taking care of your physical, mental, and emotional state through self-care.

Thankfully, Watsons is here to share some tips and recommendations on how we can all stay strong, stay beautiful, during these times.

Stay Protected

Wearing a mask when we’re outside the house and disinfecting and washing our hands frequently help stop the spread of COVID-19.   Even at home, we contiednue to protect ourselves. We supplement our diet with vitamins from Enervon, Stresstabs and Watsons Generics. We keep our body clean with products from Safeguard and Dove and practice good oral hygiene with products from Listerine, Oral-B and Himalaya.

Stay Prepared

Stocking up keeps us from going out to buy what we need all the time. Online shopping is a safe alternative to going to the supermarket and drugstore. Our Watsons shopping list always includes brands like Strepsils, Sinecod Forte, Vicks, Solmux and Biogesic to help relieve the symptoms of common illnesses like colds, cough and fever.

Stay Glowing

Self-care continues to motivate us even when things are difficult. Self-care is anything we do that makes us feel better. It can be working out or doing our skincare. Morning skincare is focused on prevention and protection while the evening routine is focused on cleaning and repair. Finding the right products for our skin type is important. We go for products from Belo, Ponds, Celeteque, Neutrogena and Dermaction Plus by Watsons.

Stay Gorgeous

We can’t really go to salons and barber shops so DIY makeovers are the way to go for now. Trimming the ends of your hair and coloring your hair with products out of the box are enough to give your self-esteem a boost.  We love DIY projects because they give us a sense of accomplishment. You can use L’Oreal Excellence, Beautylabo or Naturtint to color your hair and great products that help maintain healthy hair from brands such as Pantene and Naturals by Watsons.

Stay Dapper

When looking at skincare products, men should consider what suits their lifestyles and skin types. For instance, if they like being outdoors, they should invest in a sunscreen. If they have dry skin, they need a moisturizer. Adidas, Old Spice and Gillette are brands that offer men’s products to help with skincare and grooming needs.

Bonus points for Watsons Card and Elite members

Watsons always provides a wide range of health and beauty products to make us look good and feel great. To provide more value to its Watsons Card and Elite members, Watsons is giving free 100 bonus points for a minimum Php1,000 purchase of participating products on select weekends: July 31 to August 1 and August 14 to 15.

Shop now at any branch near you. Check out this list of 700+ Watsons stores open nationwide: bit.ly/Watsons-Stores. You can also order via Watsons call & pick-up or call & delivery service. Here is the list of Watsons stores and contact numbers to call: https://bit.ly/3fsRUeK. You can also shop online at https://bit.ly/WStayStrong-Broadsheet.

For more details, follow @watsonsph on Facebook and Instagram.

Colgate Kids makes toothbrushing safer for your little ones

With many people working from home these days, we often see jokes or funny remarks on social media about how some folks are “going to work” without taking a bath or brushing their teeth.

We usually get a good laugh out of it because we can totally relate with the idea of “keeping it real” when we’re at home. But when it comes to our kids, we moms cannot easily let them fall off their daily routine as this is crucial in developing their knack for maintaining personal hygiene when they grow older.

Of course, teaching the little ones the importance of great oral care is one thing we can’t let go of and that includes choosing the right tools to help keep those little biters clean and healthy all the time.

Colgate is one of the top brands when it comes to oral care and is known for its range of products made for each member of the family.

For infants and toddlers, the Colgate Kids Free From 0-2 Toothpaste is a new flouride-free toothpaste that is much safer for babies to use. It comes in a clear gel formulation with no artificial flavor, sweeteners, and color. It’s safe to say that this toothpaste has no preservatives that could potentially harm your baby.

As you may know, chemicals and other harsh ingredients can cause irritations on your baby’s delicate mouth. It can even trigger stomach pains and allergies if your baby accidentally swallows the harsh toothpaste, which is inevitable since they are still learning to control their body.

The Colgate Kids Free From 0-2 Toothpaste is safe if swallowed thanks to its 0% artificial formulation. It also won’t leave a bad taste in your baby’s mouth as it comes in a natural fruity flavor.

This product is best used together with the Colgate Baby Toothbrush, which comes in an adorable butterfly shape that’s easy to handle for babies who are still practicing their grip.

It’s made BPA-free, 100% food-grade soft silicone, so you know that your baby is safe even if she flings the toothbrush around like a toy. The bristles are also made of the same material, which is gentle on your baby’s teeth and gums, and can act as a teether, too.

Meanwhile, for kindergarteners, the Colgate Kids Free From 3-5 Toothpaste also comes in an exciting strawberry flavor. It has the same clear gel formulation that has zero artificial ingredients to keep your kids safe from harmful chemicals and allergens.

The slight hint of sweetness from this toothpaste will definitely have your preschoolers enjoy their brushing time. It’s also best used with Colgate’s variety of soft toothbrushes designed for kids.

You can try out these products for yourself by ordering from Colgate-Palmolive Philippines Shopee store.

Giveaway alert!

As a treat to moms and babies, Mommy’s Day Out is giving away one set of Colgate Kids products via our Instagram account!

Check us out at @mommysdayoutph for details about our giveaway happening on June 30, 2020.

Filipino plant-based brand Sekaya launches products for better health

Nature provides everything that humans need in order to survive. But with a little help from science, natural food can become even more effective in keeping our bodies healthy.

Banking on science to optimize human health using Earth’s natural ingredients, Filipino plant-based brand Sekaya is “prescribing nature” by making the most out of tradition and science to produce safe, high-quality natural products.

Using botanicals to improve one’s health may be an age-old practice in many parts of the world, however, not all natural solutions in the market are backed by science. Many of these products are sub-standard products and ineffective, and may even be harmful to consumers.

Sekaya, produced by Unilab’s natural products company Synnovate Pharma Corporation, creates best-in-class natural products through the convergence of nature and science.

To help educate consumers and further explain the importance of science in creating high-quality natural solutions, the brand hosted the Sekaya Prescribing Nature Virtual Conference: Revealing the Science behind Nature in Promoting Overall Well-being, featuring two respected names in both the medical and wellness fields.

Rolando “Oyie” Balburias, M.D., FPCP, IFMCP, General Internal Medicine and IFM Certified Functional Medicine Practitioner, and one of the country’s pioneering doctors for functional medicine, conducted a talk on The Science of Natural Products discussing the importance of applying science in the development of natural health solutions. Dr. Balburias also touched on the indicators that make natural products effective and safe, and taught participants how to read and understand product labels and verify claims made by natural brands.

“When choosing natural products, people should look into the source of the ingredients and the processes they went through,” Dr. Balburias said.

“High-quality natural products that are effective consider the therapeutic benefits of the raw ingredients based on their science-backed capability to restore homeostasis and balance of the body systems. These products also go through a tedious process that considers the ingredients’ biochemical compatibility with our body’s physiologic and biologic systems design.”

Internationally-recognized teacher, author, scientist, speaker, and artist Deanna Minich, PhD., FACN, CNS, IFMCP followed with a talk on why Healthy Food is Happy Food. Most people often associate happy food or comfort food with high caloric choices that are perceived to taste better and are more effective mood boosters.

Dr. Minich tapped into her over 20 years of experience as a nutrition educator and mind-body medicine health expert to share insights on how eating healthy positively impacts our mental and physical wellness, and have long-term benefits to our health.

“Stress can get in our way of eating healthy as increased cortisol and changes in hormones can alter our cravings. Most of the time, stress eating often leads to eating low-nutrient foods,” Dr. Minich said.

“We know this will only lead to unhealthy eating habits that will result in adverse effects on your body in the future but various studies have shown that healthier foods can actually affect our mood.”

The virtual conference underlined Sekaya’s Prescribing Nature advocacy that focuses on promoting the healing benefits of nature as validated by science. As an emerging player in the industry, Sekaya has been providing high-quality plant-based products that go through rigorous testing in pharma-grade facilities to ensure their efficacy, safety, and purity.

According to the Director and Business Unit Head of Synnovate, Abigail D. Nepomuceno, “Sekaya’s mission is to provide high-quality plant-based products that nourish the lives of our consumers, community and country. As such, our products use evidence-based ingredients that undergo several laboratory tests before they reach our consumers. We follow strict standards in every step of the process: from the sourcing of our ingredients up to the creation of the final product.”

The ingredients that Sekaya use are not only carefully sourced from United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) or European Union (EU)-certified and Quality Assurance International (QAI) certified organic farms all over the world, these are also tested against microbial contamination, pesticide residues, heavy metals, and molds.

Sekaya offers products that are scientifically studied and meticulously processed within pharmaceutical-grade facilities to ensure the safety and purity of each. Their products are tested against microbial contamination, pesticide residues, heavy metals, and molds.

Sekaya Botanic infusions are served in loose-leaf formats with botanical blends originating from different cultures around the world, the tradition of consuming these botanicals for healing benefits lives on, this time validated by scientific evidence.

As these organic ingredients get infused in water, all healthy plant nutrients are extracted which the body then easily absorbs when consumed.

Sekaya Raw Actives are powdered green superfoods, plant proteins, and energy optimizers aimed toward athletes and active individuals who want to up their game and improve their performance naturally.

Meanwhile, Sekaya Botanicare is a line of premium natural skin care products that is aimed to keep even the most sensitive skin healthy and smooth all over.

Aside from these three product lines, Sekaya will also be coming up with natural solutions that will highlight Philippine herbs. Staying true to its name as Sentro ng Katutubong Yaman, Sekaya’s mission is to put our local herbs and rich tradition on the spotlight, starting with Sekaya Food Supplements.

These are premium, pharma-grade supplements that are 100% sourced and manufactured in the Philippines, and provide concentrated nutrients from local herbs that are designed to address the needs of Filipinos. One of the products under this line is the Sekaya Organic Moringa, the only European Union (EU)-certified 100% organic 500mg capsule in the market.

With the influx of natural brands to address demand, and at times overwhelming, even contradictory information on these, Nepomuceno added, “Aside from products that offer functional wellness, Sekaya wants to help educate consumers to be more discerning and make well-informed decisions as these impact their health and wellbeing.”

The current times present a wake-up call and a strong reminder on the utmost importance of keeping our health in check, and nothing perhaps can be more reassuring than being able to turn to natural solutions that are not only tested by tradition but also proven by science.

Get more science-based health tips and information by following @SekayaPH on Facebook and Instagram. To know more about Sekaya, visit https://www.sekaya.com.ph/.

Simple tips for staying healthy and immune anytime

As the global pandemic caused by COVID-19 persists, it is most important to always keep your family’s health in check. With our attention refocused toward making good health a new way of life, it’s comforting to know that Watsons is here to help every mom every step of the way.

Here are a few recommendations from Watsons on what we can do at home to help keep your immunity strong and your family healthy:

Be active 

Exercising has many known benefits such as helping us get fit, improving our mood and helping boost the health of our internal organs. But did you know that staying active also helps strengthen our immunity system?

Make time for exercise daily, even for at least 30 minutes to one hour. Go for exercises you can do with a group like dance or cardio workouts so you can involve the whole family. In our case, the workouts have to be kid-friendly. The exercises have to be fairly easy but still keep the kids entertained.

Here is one of the simple workout videos that I follow on Youtube:

Freestyle dancing to any song that you like also counts as a workout!

Eat right 

These days, buying food and cooking it require ingenuity. Still, there are plenty of immunity-boosting foods that you can incorporate easily into your daily recipes, from vegetables such as carrots and broccoli to aromatics like garlic and ginger. Additionally, you can also end your meals with a warm cup of comfort courtesy of Nutrabliss by Watsons Tea

Get quality sleep 

Did you know that getting enough sleep helps increase our defense against sickness? Now that we have more time on our hands, we can sometimes easily sacrifice rest for activities such as binge-watching or scrolling through our gadgets up to the wee hours of the morning.

To help avoid this, make sure to set a proper time for sleeping. Manage the household’s schedule and make room for most of your activities in the morning, so the family can sleep soundly at night.

Take vitamins regularly 

Some natural sources of vitamins may be hard to come by, considering how difficult it is to buy food. You can count on taking vitamins to strengthen your family’s immunity. We all know Vitamin C is critical for family members of all ages. Pro tip? Stock up on your supply with Watsons Generics Ascorbic Acid. 

But Vitamin C isn’t the only vitamin that can keep you healthy, Enervon Activ Soft Gel—rich in Zinc, Vit. A, C, and E—helps boost immunity and promote healthy hair and skin. Myra E 400IU, on the other hand, is also rich with Vitamin E to help fight cell damage.

For the kids, let’s help support their growth not just in height but in strength with Growee Syrup or Cherifer PGM with Zinc capsules. I make sure the whole family takes their vitamins in the morning during breakfast.

Top up with supplements 

Like vitamins, supplements are a great way to give your health an extra boost. You can easily rely on taking supplements to help provide the nutrients you need on top of maintaining a healthy diet. Given that going back outdoors could mean exposure to environmental factors that may cause damage to our skin and body, make sure you keep that healthy glow from within with supplements like MET Tathione, NU Essence Collagen, and Organique Acai Juice.

You can also keep your defenses up with supplements that harness the power of natural ingredients such as MX3 capsules and Watsons Generics Malunggay + Mangosteen

Preparedness is key to protection, so make sure you have your health essentials so you’re always ready. I always have Lola Remedios, Strepsils, and Prosource Extra Virgin Coconut Oil at home.

You can also order your essentials online at watsons.com.ph or call on select branches to have your orders delivered. For contact details of branches near you, you can check out THIS SITE.

When you shop, use your Watsons Card to earn points and get a chance to win a UV Care Deluxe Germ Terminator, Super Power UV Vacuum or Smart Robot UV Vacuum with a minimum purchase of Php500 on select health items. Promo runs until June 24, 2020. For more updates, you can also follow us on our social media pages on Facebook and Instagram at @watsonsph.

Stay safe and healthy!

Stay clean and safe from COVID-19 with Hygienix

The COVID-19 has definitely become a global pandemic and the only way to stop it from spreading any further is through the help and cooperation of every single person.

Among the things that ordinary citizens like us can do is to stay home while the enhanced community quarantine is in place. We also need to maintain a healthy lifestyle and adhere to good hygiene practices.

The best way to stay clean is through sanitizing our hands regularly since we are always bound to touch things that may have been contaminated and unwittingly contract the virus ourselves or pass it on to someone else.

Keeping our hands clear of bacteria and viruses can be accomplished through proper handwashing using soap and water. Even before, and more so at this time of COVID-19, Hygienix has been making products that aim to protect people from disease-causing bacteria. Hygienix products effectively eliminate viruses, kill germs, and destroy harmful bacteria, while keeping the skin energized and moisturized at the same time!

In the frontline for Hygienix in the battle against COVID-19 is the Hygienix Germicidal Soap. Hygienix Germicidal Soap kills 99.99% of germs and common disease-causing bacteria with every use! And because it has a non-drying formula and refreshing scent, frequent handwashing with Hygienix Germicidal Soap turns out to be a pleasure, not just a necessity.

Apart from soap, Hygienix also has two alcohol products that’s proven to fight off COVID-19. Its two alcohol variants: the Hygienix Germ Kill Alcohol and Hygienix Germ Kill Alcohol with Moisturizer both effectively kill 99.9% of germs. That’s because both variants also boast of disinfectant and antiseptic properties! What’s more, it’s safe for frequent use because it does not dry the skin. Hygienix Germ Kill Alcohol is available in 60ml, 150ml, 250ml, and 500ml sizes, while Germ Kill Alcohol with Moisturizer is available in 250ml and 500ml––perfect to keep handy around the house or bring with you wherever you go. 

Hygienix assures that it is working double time to keep pace with the stronger demand for soap and alcohol. More than ever, Hygienix fully knows how crucial its role is in helping arm people with the best defenses possible to help stop the spread of COVID-19. 

KonsultaMD offers FREE telehealth hotline access to Globe/TM subs

With many people getting concerned about their health due to the continuous spread of COVID-19, Globe and TM customers who subscribed to KonsultaMD may now get in touch with a doctor via the 79880 telehealth hotline without incurring mobile call charges.

Maridol D. Ylanan, CEO of Global Telehealth, Inc. which runs KonsultaMD, said the company has decided to remove the P1 per minute charge for calls to the 79880 mobile hotline to make it easier for the public to avail of medical advice anytime they want to.

“We want access to trained and licensed medical practitioners to be as easy, affordable, and convenient as possible for every FIlipino especially these days when many people are afraid to leave their homes or visit the hospital because of COVID-19.  Since there is no physical interaction with our doctors, our customers avoid exposure from other illnesses when they seek advice for their health-related symptoms or queries,” she said.

KonsultaMD is equipped with modules and internal protocols in handling different health issues including COVID-19 and provides a telephone triage or a means of determining the urgency of the situation, whether it is an emergency or non-emergency.

Its team of doctors can also provide general health information, guidance and specific measures, interim care and self care recommendations, reading of laboratory and diagnostic results, health coaching and nutrition counseling, and permissible medication.

KonsultaMD offers unlimited immediate access to doctors 24/7 through flexible and affordable plans such as an individual subscription fee of P15 a week or P60 a month for Globe Prepaid and TM customers, deductible from their prepaid load.

For Globe Postpaid customers, they have the option to subscribe to a P99 per week plan which may be extended to one additional family member or P150 per month with four extensions, chargeable to their monthly bill.

Non-Globe and TM customers may also avail of KonsultaMD services through a one year subscription of P150 per month for group or P60 a month for individual, payable via credit card or mobile money and subject to regular cell phone charges if call is via mobile.

Subscriptions may be done by visiting  https://www.konsulta.md/subscribe, and calling 79880 toll-free via mobile (for Globe/TM customers) or (02) 7798-8000.

KonsultaMD is under 917Ventures, the largest corporate incubator in the Philippines and a wholly-owned subsidiary of Globe Telecom.

STADA Philippines holds first ProtectKNOWlogy Bath Time Summit

I first heard about Oilatum Soap Bar when it was recommended to me by our pediatrician back in 2010. My first son was just a few weeks old then and he developed skin rash due to hot weather and the fragrant baby soap we used on him.

In a matter of days, Oilatum proved to be effective in getting rid of the rashes and even helped in keeping my baby’s skin soft, smooth, and healthy. So when I got invited to the ProtectKNOWLogy Bath Time Summit recently, I was excited to learn more about the product that saved my family thousands of pesos in medication for skin health problems.

Designed as a daily treatment regimen to reduce the occurrence of dry skin and eczema by soothing, softening and hydrating the skin, Oilatum has a gentle yet effective formulation that’s perfect for children of all ages and even adults with sensitive skin. During the summit, health experts discussed the importance of understanding skin development at every age and the problems that go along with it.

In a study shared by pediatric dermatologist Dr. Wilsie Salas-Walinsundin to the audience, dry skin and eczema appear to be two of the most common skin problems that occur among children at any stage of developoment. This can be caused by several factors, including environmental conditions, diet, genetics, and other irritants.

Although it may seem insignificant for some, it is important to treat it as soon as possible in order to avoid further complications including mental health issues, which were emphasized by psychiatrist Dr. Antonio Sison. He said that having recurring skin conditions like eczema could lead to depression if the patient does not receive proper treatment immediately.

The summit is a part of STADA Philippines’ efforts to help improve healthcare in the Philippines by providing information along with quality products, such as Oilatum, to Filipinos.

“With Oilatum, we believe that high quality skin care for toddlers is within reach. We know this would be great news to Filipino moms, and, as the brand promise says, another amazing way to show their love to their child,” shared Mr. Gary Clark, APAC regional head of STADA.

Oilatum is a bar soap known and loved worlwide for being the go-to soap for dry and sensitive skin. It is gentle for everyday use and recommended for all ages. It has Moisture PROTECTnology that ensures your skin is always smooth and healthy by moisturizing it sufficiently and locking the moisture without the greasy feeling.

Stay healthy with fruits and veggies kept fresh in your Beko ref

Despite the proven health benefits of eating fruits and vegetables, Filipinos are found not to eat enough green produce as they should. From a daily average of 145 grams of greens in 1978, Filipinos consumed only 110 grams of vegetables a day in 2008, based on the latest available data of the National Nutrition Council (NCC).

Meat consumption, on the other hand, is at an all-time high, thanks to so many ready-to-eat canned products as well fast food chains. While eating meat is a good source of protein, excessive consumption can increase the risk of heart disease and high cholesterol.

Reduced fruit and vegetable consumption is also linked to poor health and increased risk of non-communicable diseases (NCDs). An estimated 3.9 million deaths worldwide were attributable to inadequate fruit and vegetable consumption in 2017, says the World Health Organization (WHO).

The way to combat the risks of these diseases is to promote a healthy lifestyle by eating meat in moderation and consuming the right amount of fruits and vegetables. The WHO suggests consuming more than 400 grams of fruits and vegetables per day to improve overall health, and reduce the risk of certain NCDs.

To help you and your family lead a healthy lifestyle, Beko Philippines, Europe’s leading brand of home appliances, shares some simple tips to introduce fruits and vegetables to family meals.

Add fruits and vegetables to the menu

Make it a point to incorporate vegetables and fruits on the plate. Vegetables as side dishes and fruits as desserts are not only healthy, but also add variety and texture to any meal. It also introduces more flavors to the meal without worrying about preservatives, plus it promotes a healthier eating habit.

Serve salads as snacks

For people who love snacking, salads are a better way to make merienda a healthy fare. Salads are delicious and are packed with nutritional benefits such as vitamins, minerals, and fiber. If you like fancy texture in your salads, throw in some nuts like almonds, hazelnuts, walnuts, cashews, peanuts, and the like. Not only do they add crunch to your salads, but they also give you protein, vitamins B and E, folates, magnesium, oleic acid, calcium, omega 3, and so much more.

Make fruits and veggies more appealing to your kids

Getting children to eat vegetables and fruits has always been challenging. However, there are a lot of tasty recipes that make use of vegetables as the key ingredient. Roasted broccoli with melted cheese, roasted sesame seeds with asparagus toasts and poached eggs, corn cilantro salad, and shrimp and asparagus pasta are just some of the delicious vegetable-based recipes your kids will love.

Store your greens and fruits properly

How well you store your food, especially farm produce, is also equally important. What good are these foods if you can’t keep them fresh long enough? Using the right appliances to store food better is also part of promoting good health. Fortunately, there are refrigerators now that can help you in storing your farm produce for longer periods of time while retaining its freshness.

For instance, Beko’s RCNT415E50VZWB bottom freezer, no frost inverter refrigerator is equipped with the innovative EverFresh+ technology, keeping fruits and vegetables fresh for up to 30 days with a precise humidity control that minimizes condensation in the crisper.

Beko’s RCNT415E50VZWB also boasts of its Active Fresh Blue Light technology that retains the natural flavors of fruits and vegetables, as well as the benefits of vitamin C as it allows for a continuous photosynthesis in the crisper. It also has IonGuardTM, which neutralizes bacteria, viruses, and particles in the refrigerator using negative ions, allowing air inside to continue circulating so, foods stay clean for much longer.

To learn more about Beko and their technologies visit http://www.beko.ph/ or follow them on their Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/beko.ph/.

Review: Gano iTouch Ganoderma coffee mixes

As I’ve mentioned in my previous post, I am not that huge of a coffee fan. While I can handle a tall cup of Starbucks Caramel Macchiatto or Tim Hortons’ French Vanilla once in a while, I would still rather prefer my trusted hot chocolate or peppermint tea.

When I received a box of Gano iTouch’s assorted beverages, I got curious. I thought maybe it could change the way I feel about coffee. And knowing what Ganoderma can do for the body, well, I just gotta have it.

So, here are my thoughts on some of the drinks included in the Gano iTouch assorted beverages box:

Pioir Ganoderma Chocolate Drink

Gotta start somewhere! Because coffee is not my thing, I had to start with something I’m familiar with: hot chocolate.

The Pioir Ganoderma Chocolate Drink tastes like your average hot cocoa. It has the right amount of sweetness to it and doesn’t spoil the cocoa taste.

It feels a bit silky to the tongue, perhaps because of the Ganoderma content. You can actually taste it, like the drink has been mixed with truffle oil. It does leave an aftertaste, but not overpowering enough for you to not enjoy the drink anymore.

Gano Cafe Mocha

It mixes both coffee and hot chocoalte in one cup so there’s a bit of sweetness to it. Like in the chocolate drink, there is a truffle-y aftertaste from the Ganoderma, but it’s something you can actually get used to with a few more regular cups.

Pioir Ganoderma Coffee 3 in 1

Probably not for a non-coffee lover like me, but I’d assume it’s good enough for coffee fans. I actually found it tolerable: not too bitter and overpowering with just enough sweetness to make me take one sip after the other.

Gano C’real Spirulina

Probably my favorite of the ones I’ve tried. You can barely taste the Ganoderman in this one because of the presence of cereals in the cup. I find it to be a good snack alternative for when you get hungry in between meals. It has a smooth chocolate taste and it, very delicious.

Ganoderma and the promise of better health

Gano iTouch Ganoderma Assorted Beverage Box

You’ve probably met at least one or two people who swear by the many health benefits of Ganoderma. For me, it’s my mom who keeps talking non-stop about the wonders that Ganoderma has done for her.

Ganoderma or Ganoderma Lucidum is a type of edible mushroom with properties that are said to help boost overall health and even cure certain illnesses. It contains complex carbohydrates, lipids, nucleotides, plant sterols, protein, vitamins, and minerals to give your body the nutrition it requires.

Mixing Ganoderma in food or extracting its properties to produce medicine has been common practice in ancient Chinese and Japanese medicine. Today, modern Asian culture has carried the tradition in the form of food, beverages, supplements, and skincare products.

One of the leading companies in the Ganoderma market is Gano iTouch, a family of Malaysia-based Gano Excel, which offers effective and meaningful fast-moving consumer products globally through network marketing. The company has its own sustainable Ganoderma plantation to ensure that all their products are safe and clean. Plus, they have also cultivated their own six unique strains of the Ganoderma Lucidum, with enhanced properties so consumers can fully enjoy its health benefits.

Together with other bloggers, I recently had the chance to meet some of the company’s executives who introduced to us one of their offerings: the Gano iTouch Assorted Beverage Box.

Gano iTouch Pioir Ganoderma Chocolate Drink
Gano iTouch Pioir Ganoderma Chocolate Drink

I must say, this is the perfect sampler for someone who’s looking to try Ganoderma beverages, but have yet to decide which variant they prefer the most. It gives you the chance to try out all of Gano iTouch’s beverage products and see which one you like the most.

The box contains the following:

  • Two sachets of Pioir Ganoderma Coffee 3-in-1 with minimal caffeine content and contains coffee, sugar, creamer, and Ganoderma
  • Two sachets of Pioir Ganoderma Choco Drink made from real cocoa
  • Two bags of O’Leaf Gano Rooibos Drink rich in superoxide dismutase (SOD) that functions as an antioxidant and ideal for diabetics or those who are on a diet
  • One sachet of Gano Café Mocha with minimal caffeine content and mixes together the yummy taste of coffee and chocolate
  • One sachet of Gano Café Tongkat Ali, which promises “energy and stamina in a cup” thanks to its Tongkat Ali content
  • One sachet of Gano Café Classic also known as the “diet coffee” that’s specially made for diabetics
  • One sachet of Gano C’Real Spirulina Cereal Drink rich in plant protein that’s good for the heart and it’s also a good source of fiber to aid in digestion

To be honest, I am not much of a coffee drinker. In fact, I only began to appreciate coffee last year, when I decided to mess around with the complimentary coffee (a Nespresso) in my Singapore hotel room and ended up liking it.

So far, my favorite from this box of goodies is the Pioir Ganoderma Choco Drink, which tastes much like your typical cocoa drink with a slight truffle-like aftertaste coming from the Ganoderma. I’ll be trying out the other beverages in the coming days so do stay tuned to our Facebook Page and Instagram account @mommysdayoutph to see my quick reviews.

Aside from beverages, Gano iTouch also has other product lines such as dental care and food supplements. To learn more about Ganoderma, other products, and how to order or become a reseller, visit the Gano iTouch Facebook Page or inquire with your local Gano iTouch dealer.