LifeVantage Celebrates 20th Year with Expansion in PH

New health products to guide Filipinos to wellness and a healthy, vibrant life.

Twenty years ago, LifeVantage opened its business in Salt Lake City, Utah, U.S.A., by  offering reliable TrueScience products that aim to activate our body to work better and  create vibrant health. A pioneer in Nutrigenomics – a new science dedicated to cracking  the human aging code – LifeVantage has evolved and helped millions of people around  the globe through its unique blend of sustainably sourced, propriety ingredients making  it one of the most trusted brands around the planet.

In its 20th year, LifeVantage has finally arrived in the Philippines bearing new products  that aim to support Filipino’s healthy lifestyles and journey to looking and feeling young.

“It took us a while to come here to the Philippines, but we’re happy to share that we are  here now with our latest innovations that will benefit more Filipinos. LifeVantage is set to  expand its legacy among Filipino customers who have been wanting to maintain their  natural glow and beauty that are renowned all over the world,” according to LifeVantage Philippines.


At the media launch of LifeVantage.

With operations and network in the United States, Mexico, Japan, Australia, Hong Kong, Canada, Thailand, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Germany, Taiwan, Austria,  Spain, Ireland, Belgium, and New Zealand, LifeVantage has also reached several other  countries to provide more customers with their wondrous products for personal  consumption only. In addition, the Company sells its products in China through an e commerce business model.

Meet These Products That You’ll Adore

LifeVantage’s diverse products include Health Maintenance, Concentration and Energy,  Collagen, Skin Care, and Personal Care. In the Philippines, LifeVantage is excited to  offer its TrueScience® Liquid Collagen and TrueScience® TrueRenew Daily Firming  Cream.

  • TrueScience® Liquid Collagenis a non-GMO, gluten- and sugar-free product  made of hydrolyzed Fish Collagen Peptides, Appleberry flavor, Vitamin C, red  quinoa, berry, and citrus extracts. Available in 10-ct and 30-ct bottles, this  product is set to bring the delight and glow you deserve every day.
  • TrueScience® TrueRenew Daily Firming Cream is made of Cranberry  Biopeptides, Shrubby Everlasting, Wild Pansy (Hydrolyzed Viola Tricolor  Extract), and Nrf2 Blend that Helps combat the visible effects of oxidative stress  and maintain naturally healthy-looking skin. This product is made to tackle 11  visible signs of aging, giving you visible results in just 21 days.

LifeVantage is dedicated to visionary science that aims to transform wellness and anti aging internally and externally with products that dramatically reduce oxidative stress at  the cellular level. A leader in Nrf2 science and the maker of Protandim®, LifeVantage  also aims to support communities across the globe with its My LifeVenture program that  aims to support fellow members to achieve their goals in life. Through its expansive  operations and trusted brand image across the planet, Lifevantage is not just set to  make Filipino lives healthier and better, but also brighter and happier.

LifeVantage Philippines is registered under Protandim Philippines Corporation with a  showroom at 4F NEX Tower, 6786 Ayala Avenue, Makati City.

To learn more about LifeVantage’s, you may visit their official  website You can also follow them  on Facebook and Instagram for more details and updates on the latest products.


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Pro Age Solutions as a Pioneering Filipino Advocacy Brand for Menopausal Women

Why are we so anti-aging when it is a constant part of everyone’s life?

The silent yet growing stigma in maintaining one’s beauty and youthfulness, especially among women, inspired Claudine Viquiera to establish Pro Age Solutions. “What makes the menopausal journey even harder is the fact that there is no community locally that addresses the problem that women encounter,” Claudine Viquiera said. Her goal is to create a community of women in midlife to have a safe space to talk about their experiences while eradicating the taboos and stigma about perimenopause and menopause.

Going Pro Age: Roundtable Discussion

In the recent roundtable discussion held at the Marquis Events Place last August 22, 2023, industry leaders: restorative dermatologist Dra. Jean Marquez, regenerative medicine expert Dr. Joel Lopez, Veil Cosmetics’ research and development manager Mr. Jacob Park,  and the one and only Cory Quirino joined Pro Age Solutions’ Chief Advocate and Founder Claudine Viquiera in a conversation about perimenopause and menopause. The roundtable discussion also started the #OwnYourAge movement which is a call to women to embrace and be proud of their age as it is a natural part of who they are.

 Pro Age Solutions

Pro Age Solutions is a pioneering advocacy brand for perimenopausal and menopausal relief and overall wellness. The brand released its first product line that features skincare products formulated in Korea but are made and tested specifically for Filipino women who are experiencing skin issues due to menopause. Claudine explained that the brand started with skincare products as the skin is the most visible manifestation of the symptoms of menopause.

Pro Age Solutions Community.

Menopause and the Skin

Menopause is a period in which a woman’s periods stop due to the gradual loss of ovarian follicular function and the decline of estrogen levels. Most of the women in this stage experience different symptoms, one of the most prevalent is skin issues. Some of these are dryness and itching, wrinkles, acne, hot flashes, and melasma.

Menopause and Mental Health

Along with the skin issues, the changing hormonal levels also impact women’s mental health. On top of that, changes to their skin and their appearance can be a source of distress and may contribute to a loss of self-esteem and confidence.

The products will be available on Pro Age Solutions’ official website soon! Tune in to their social media at @proagesolutions on both Facebook and Instagram!

Join the conversation today and let’s create an age-inclusive and pro-aging community.

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Kinetix Lab Creates an Inclusive and Supportive Fitness Community in the PH

Kinetix Lab, a premier strength and conditioning gym, is revolutionizing the fitness industry by prioritizing inclusivity and fostering a supportive community. In an industry often solely focused on physical fitness, Kinetix Lab stands out for its commitment to personalized training, a nurturing environment, and positive interactions that break barriers and create a sense of belonging and camaraderie among its members.

Personalized training for elevated comfort and confidence

At Kinetix Lab, personalized training takes center stage. Recognizing that each individual has unique preferences and needs, the gym offers competition-grade equipment and tailored training sessions that cater to specific requirements. This personalized approach ensures optimal comfort and confidence during workouts and increases the likelihood of achieving desired fitness goals. By understanding and addressing individual needs, Kinetix Lab empowers members to take ownership of their fitness journey and unlock their full potential.

A supportive environment with resources and guidance at every step

Kinetix Lab goes beyond the conventional gym experience by cultivating a supportive environment where resources and guidance are readily available to all members. Recognizing that wellness is multifaceted, the gym offers valuable resources such as nutrition coaching, personalized workout plans, and access to competition-grade equipment. These resources are designed to address struggles and obstacles members may encounter along their fitness journey. By providing comprehensive support, Kinetix Lab creates a nurturing space that encourages members to overcome challenges and thrive in all aspects of their well-being.

Building a thriving community and fostering motivation

Kinetix Lab understands that fitness is not just an individual pursuit; it thrives on social connections and shared experiences. By fostering positive interactions among members, the gym builds a strong sense of community and camaraderie. These interactions serve as powerful motivators, inspiring individuals to stay committed to their wellness goals. The supportive atmosphere at Kinetix Lab facilitates encouragement, support, and shared achievements, creating a thriving community that drives individual progress and amplifies the joy of achieving milestones together.

Promoting holistic well-being beyond physical strength

Kinetix Lab’s commitment to its members’ overall well-being extends beyond physical fitness. The gym recognizes the importance of mental and emotional strength and implements strategies to cultivate these aspects. By helping members set clear and achievable goals, Kinetix Lab promotes mental fortitude. The gym also emphasizes the power of a growth mindset, encouraging individuals to embrace challenges and foster a positive outlook. Through positive reinforcement and motivation, Kinetix Lab boosts members’ confidence and resilience, contributing to their holistic development.

Collaboration with Polarity Physiotherapy’s Recovery Room

In its pursuit of holistic well-being, Kinetix Lab has formed a collaboration with Polarity Physiotherapy’s Recovery Room. This specialized facility aids in injury prevention, pain management, posture assessment, and movement evaluation. With personalized attention and exclusive one-on-one sessions, Polarity ensures that each client receives specialized care. By addressing concerns related to the musculature and skeletal system, the Recovery Room enables members to attain optimum health, complementing their fitness journey at Kinetix Lab.

Embracing inclusivity and fostering a supportive fitness community

At its core, Kinetix Lab strives to create an inclusive and supportive fitness community that goes beyond physical transformation. By prioritizing personalized training, providing a nurturing environment, and promoting positive interactions, the gym fosters an atmosphere of belonging and connection. The resulting motivation and encouragement inspire members to stay on track with their wellness routines, leading to improved health and well-being outcomes. Kinetix Lab’s commitment to inclusivity and support redefines the gym experience, making it a catalyst for personal growth and transformation.


Kinetix Lab is a fitness training facility intent on making members stronger from all fronts. They have a branch at UP Town Center and on the fourth floor of The Podium. They also have a supplementary branch at the Strong Stuff Training Hall at Examiner Street, Brgy. West Triangle.


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Bring out a Happier, Healthier, and More Beautiful You With Watsons

There’s no better place to get your health, wellness, and beauty essentials than Watsons! With over 1,000 stores nationwide, and Watsons also offers different ways to shop such as Express Delivery, which lets you have your products delivered at your doorstep within 3 hours, and Click and Collect Express wherein successfully placed orders are verified and prepared within 24 to 48 hours, after which your order will be delivered to your selected Click & Collect store.

Only Watsons can bring out the Happier, Healthier, and More Beautiful You with a wide selection of health and beauty products, and services and the most experienced, knowledgeable, and trustworthy pharmacists and beauty advisors to help you make informed choices.

These Watsons health and beauty partners will help you to navigate the world of health, wellness, and beauty by choosing the right products and services for you and your family.

Whether you’re looking for medicines, vitamins and supplements, and beauty products to complete your makeup and skincare regimen, Watsons has got you covered.

For overall health and wellness

We may already be in a post-pandemic era but you still need to keep your immune system strong so that your body will be equipped to ward off illnesses. For the little ones, get Propan TLC Syrup, which has vitamin C (for immunity), lysine and vitamin B (to help boost the appetite), and vitamin D (to boost growth). For the adults, get Conzace Softgel Capsules which have zinc and vitamins A, C, and E to help build your immunity. Redoxon Effervescent Tablets contain ascorbic acid and zinc to sustain good health.

For sustained energy

If you are into sports or work out every day, you need an extra dose of protection! Watsons Brand offers Vitamin B-Complex Tablets which help in the conversion of food to energy and support numerous normal body processes. Neurobion has vitamins B1+B6+B12 to protect and nourish your nerves. Supraneuron also offers nerve protection so that you’re always ready for action and adventure.

For a good night’s sleep

Good sleep helps improve overall wellbeing. Make sure you’re getting 6-8 hours of sleep at night. Getting a good night’s sleep will prevent chronic long-term health problems. For your sleep needs, Melatonin regulates night and day cycles or sleep-wake cycles. You can also get Puritan’s Pride Melatonin Gummies and Sleepwell Melatonin from Watsons. Nightol also has melatonin to help you get a good night’s sleep.

What are you waiting for? Head to the Watsons app, be a Watsons Club member to enjoy great deals and discounts and start your journey to health and wellness.

Enjoy P100 off when you download the Watsons app through this link and conditions apply.

Visit any of 1000+ Watsons stores nationwide or pick up your orders at your nearest Watsons store in 30 minutes or less via Click & Collect or have them delivered to you in 3 hours through Express Delivery*.

For more information, follow @watsonsph on Instagram, like @WatsonsPH on Facebook, and follow @watsonsphilippines on TikTok.

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Oh! Crop Wednesday: A Celebration of Adlai Rice and Culinary Delights

Oh! Crop, the number one Adlai rice brand in the Philippines, has been making waves in the local food scene with its nutty flavor and health benefits. Every Wednesday, the brand introduces new Adlai dishes to different restaurants in the country in an event called Oh! Crop Wednesday. And last Wednesday, it was held at The Gram Cafe Serendra, best known for its soufflé pancakes and great coffees.

The cafe was buzzing with excitement as guests eagerly awaited the unveiling of the special menu created for the event. The menu featured Adlai in every dish, showcasing the versatility and unique flavor profile of the grain.

The event was hosted by Freya Paulienne Suguitan at Gram Cafe Serendra. Chari Trinidad-Mendoza, CEO of Oh! Crop, gave a heartfelt opening speech, expressing her gratitude and support of the brand and emphasizing the importance of promoting healthy eating habits as well as recognizing local farmers from Gawad Kalinga.

The partnership between Oh! Crop and Gawad Kalinga is a shining example of how private organizations can work with social enterprises to make a meaningful impact on the lives of marginalized communities. With the provision of unmilled Adlai to farmers in Bukidnon, Arakan, North Cotabato, and soon to expand to Liliw, Laguna, this partnership will not only provide sustainable livelihood opportunities but also promote the consumption of healthy and locally grown crops.

Oh Crop event at Gram Cafe Serendra.

Chari Mendoza’s inspiring advocacy goes beyond simply providing a livelihood for farmers; it is about empowering them and promoting sustainable agriculture, ultimately leading to the betterment of the entire agricultural sector. Through their combined efforts, Oh! Crop and Gawad Kalinga are creating a ripple effect that will uplift communities and promote a healthier and more sustainable way of living for all Filipinos.

The event was made even more special by the attendance of Marvin Agustin, a Filipino celebrity chef, and Jugs Jugeta of Itchy Worms, a popular Filipino band. Marvin Agustin showcased his culinary skills with his delectable Salmon Paella, which was a crowd favorite. Jugs serenaded the crowd with his music, adding to the festive atmosphere of the event.

The menu featured a variety of dishes that highlighted the flavor and texture of Adlai rice. The starter was a Summer Apple Salad with Tempura, which was a perfect mix of sweet and savory. The main course was the Salmon Truffle Aburi Don with Adlai Rice, a rich and flavorful dish that combined the umami taste of salmon with the nutty flavor of Adlai rice. The dish was a work of art, with its intricate presentation and delicate flavors.

The star of the menu was the Salmon Paella by Marvin Agustin, which was a feast for the senses. The dish was a symphony of flavors and textures, with the bold taste of the saffron and the tender pieces of salmon complementing the nutty flavor of Adlai rice. The dish was a hit with the guests, who couldn’t get enough of its deliciousness.

Ube Adlai Champorado by Marvin Agustin

For dessert, guests were treated to a unique take on a classic Filipino favorite – Ube Champorado and The Gram Cafe’s Special Soufflé Pancakes. The dish combined the sweet and earthy flavor of purple yam with the creamy goodness of Champorado, a traditional Filipino rice porridge. The pancakes were light and fluffy, and the combination of flavors was a delightful surprise.

Oh! Crop Wednesday at The Gram Cafe Serendra was a culinary adventure that showcased the unique flavor and versatility of Adlai rice. The event was a celebration of Filipino food and culture, and a testament to the creativity and culinary prowess of Filipino chefs. The success of the event only shows that Oh! Crop is more than just a brand of rice – it is a symbol of healthy living, community support, and culinary excellence.

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Borough Lasik Center leads the way in lasik surgery in the country with brand-new Swiss equipment

Borough Lasik Center (BLC), one of the country’s leading lasik surgery facilities in the country, continues to lead the way in lasik eye surgery innovation in the Philippines with the acquisition of a brand-new equipment using top-notch Swiss technology.

BLC announced recently that it acquired the new multi-purpose laser platform FEMTO Z8 NEO, which represents another standard in innovation and quality.

Made in Switzerland, the FEMTO Z8 NEO is the result of visionary designed solutions and performance engineering at Ziemer Ophthalmic Systems. Ziemer is a privately owned Swiss medical device company that offers smart, cutting-edge technologies in ophthalmology, carrying with it a legacy and philosophy of globally renowned Swiss precision.

Together with intuitive new software and additional applications, the innovative FEMTO Z8 NEO results in extremely high precision and enables gentle eye surgery. It is the perfect platform to perform a wide variety of ophthalmic treatments such as Z Lasik, PresbyMAX Z Lasik, Z Cataract, SMILE and CLEAR procedures as needed, according to Dr. Ches Heredia, MD, DPBO, the Medical Director and Head Ophthalmologist at BLC.

“We chose FEMTO Z8 NEO of Ziemer because it is the most trusted, with more than 1,200 installations worldwide. Ziemer has high-tech lasers and diagnostics made in Switzerland, a family-owned company distinguished by its personal service, and their cutting-edge innovations in the field of ophthalmology,” according to Dr. Heredia.

He said the market worldwide is slowly learning to embrace the FEMTO Laser Lasik, FEMTO Cataract, and FEMTO Lenticule Extraction because it ensures safety and precision, and even the Philippine market is slowly understanding this. Dr. Heredia said the demand will grow for this technology in the near future. “We added this technology to position BLC as the best and most trusted lasik center in the Philippines.”

In the meantime, Dr. Heredia said the FEMTO Z8 NEO will only be available at BLC’s MOA clinic, but stressed that if the market would require it and it would be good for the business, they will install the technology in BLC’s strategic branches.

He added that with the acquisition of the new equipment, BLC will be offering Blade Lasik at a lower price, and FEMTO Laser Lasik and FEMTO Cataract at a premium price point.

Dr. Heredia also expressed his appreciation to MOC Optomedic, Inc., an affiliate of Mandarin Opto-Medic Co., Ltd. Singapore, and is the local distributor of Ziemer’s Z8 Neo Femtosecond Laser for the acquisition of the new equipment. MOC and its affiliates in the Philippines, Indonesia, and Malaysia have been in the business for more than 55 years spearheading the advancement of technology in the ophthalmic industry.

And now that the dry season is already here, Dr. Heredia said BLC is currently offering their biggest discounts for the year for Lasik procedures in time for the dry season in the country. “With precision vision, our customers will now have the opportunity to enjoy their best vacation season yet after a long time so they better book now while slots last,” Dr. Heredia pointed out.

The Borough Lasik Center is located at the SM Mall of Asia Wellness Zone and is open Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Saturdays and Sundays, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. A Borough Lasik Center in Davao is also located at Door 8 & 9, JJ’s Commune, Loyola Street, Bo. Obrero, Davao City, and a brand-new one in Iloilo found on the 2nd floor of the Festive Walk Mall, Iloilo City, and can be reached via 09661736117 or e-mail at

To know more about Borough Lasik Center, visit their website at



Featured photo:

Left to right: Jason Jong (Director, Mandarin Opto-Medic Co.), Dominique Van Herveele (Sales Director, Ziemer Ophthalmic Systems AG), Alain Gaschen (Swiss Ambassador), Dr. Ches Heredia (CEO & Head Ophthalmologist, Borough Lasik Center), Dr. Azalea Heredia (CEO, Borough Medical Care Institute), Cory Quirino (TV Host & Media Personality)


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Experience a Queenly rest with Queen of Hearts Silk Sleepwear

Apart from being completely luxurious in look and feel, the Queen of Hearts Silk Sleepwear Collection makes an ideal investment in beauty, health, and wellness.

Sleep is a vital, often neglected component of every person’s overall well-being. With this premise, a relevant business idea on wellness has been created.

“Lack of sleep is a major concern among people of all ages so we decided to put up a sleepwear business to help people get all the benefits of quality sleep,” shares Mitzie Go-Gil, CEO at Beauty Queens Collection Fashion House. Her company distributes Queen of Hearts Sleepwear Collection products.

The silk fabric material chosen for the sleepwear can provide utmost comfort, gentle on even sensitive skin, and breathable which will promote better sleep, according to Gil.

Silk sleepwear is recommended particularly for women. It provides many health benefits, looks elegant, classic, sexy, and beautiful.

For its initial stage, the products will be available online, and eventually will be distributed in Manila areas. “Volume orders for areas outside the initial distribution area including overseas will be considered carefully on its viability,” adds Gil, the beauty queen turned enterprising woman.

The health benefits of Silk

Did you know that silk is one of the most luxurious, coveted fabrics in the world? But more than this, it offers several health benefits.

First, silk is the strongest of natural fibers. It contains natural protein and 18 essential amino acids. It also contains natural cellular albumen which speeds up the metabolism in skin cells.

Second, silk is hypoallergenic. It does not attract dust mites and is a natural fungal repellent.

The silk fabric provides utmost comfort and breathable which promotes better sleep.

Third, silk does not draw moisture away from your skin and hair but encourages a proper moisture balance. While its extremely smooth and soft texture proves to be beneficial for those with a sensitive skin condition.

Sleeping on Silk for overall wellbeing

Sleeping on silk provides proper health hydration, natural, cool, prevents sleep creases, no sweat, slows down the aging process, and most importantly, it improves the quality of your sleep.

Queen of Hearts Sleepwear red collection. Silk sleepwear suits even the most sensitive skin and helps to keep your skin moisturized.

The fabric itself helps with eczema and asthma, prevents allergies because of its natural anti-fungal element. It suits even the most sensitive skin and helps to keep your skin moisturized.

As it does not conduct static electricity, sleeping on silk helps reduce hair breakage. Thus, works wonder for hair health.

Queen of Hearts Sleepwear gold collection. As it does not conduct static electricity, sleeping on silk helps reduce hair breakage. Thus, works wonder for hair health.

Interestingly, wearing silk can help fight the symptoms of menopause. Silk is temperature regulating, which makes it beneficial for menopausal women combating the battle against night sweats and hot flashes. Hot flashes are usually triggered by fluctuating estrogen levels and other hormonal changes in menopause.

Can you give one important piece of advice to women on choosing the right sleepwear?

“Silk sleepwear is recommended particularly for women,” Gil said. “Silk is the strongest of natural fibers. As it is a breathable fabric and a natural temperature regulator. Silk helps the body retain heat in cold weather while excess heat is expelled in warm weather, helping the body maintain a comfortable, natural temperature. Silk sleepwear is free from wrinkles, looks elegant, classic, sexy, and beautiful.”

No wonder, Gil is a testament to a satisfied silk sleepwear user. It is her secret to a youthful, glowing complexion, healthy and happy physical state.

Apart from being completely luxurious in look and feel, Queen of Hearts Silk Sleepwear makes an ideal investment in beauty, health, and wellness.

For more information, visit the Queen of Hearts Sleepwear Collection FB page

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Featured photo: Mitzie Go-Gil, CEO at Beauty Queens Collection Fashion House. Her company distributes Queen of Hearts Sleepwear Collection products.

Make it sweet but healthy

 There is no denying that most people love eating sweets or foods with high carbohydrates. For Filipinos, it has been a part of our daily lives. That is why we are more prone to have diabetes mellitus.

According to recent data by the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA), diabetes is the fifth leading cause of death in the country. And while we try to avoid or reduce our consumption of such foods and drinks to live a healthier and better life, there are times when we miss or crave the treats we once loved.

So, fear not because Santé, a premier natural and organic health and wellness product and services provider, brings you its healthy sweetener Sweet Via as a perfect partner with your daily coffee and other treats.

A healthier sweetener

Sweet Via is made of stevia, a natural substitute for sugar, obtained from the leaves of a small perennial green shrub. This plant has shown medicinal properties that are anti-diarrheal, anti-tumor, diuretic, anti-inflammatory, and immunomodulatory actions. Stevia helps to reduce high blood sugar levels and high blood pressure.

Sweet Via also contains inulin, a natural soluble dietary fiber from a chicory plant, for digestive health. It assists in easing constipation, is good for weight loss, and aids in controlling blood sugar levels.

“Sweet Via is an all-natural, plant-based sweetener, which is why it is your healthier kind of sweet. We hope that as Filipinos exchange their usual sweeteners with Sweet Via, we can help them not worry about compromising their health to enjoy the foods and beverages they love,” said Joey Marcelo, chief executive officer of Santé.

To start treating yourself and your loved ones without guilt, try these three healthy, sweet recipes from Santé using Sweet Via.

Skinny Toasted Coconut Frappuccino

If you are missing your usual store-bought, blended iced coffee drinks as your daily energy booster, then this drink is something for you to try.

What you need to prepare:

2 cups of ice cubes

1 cup of coconut milk (canned)

½ cup of brewed coffee

Whipped cream

Toasted coconut (for garnish)

1 packet of Sweet Via

Steps to follow:

  1. Prepare a blender to mix all the ingredients.
  2. Put two cups of ice cubes into the blending machine.
  3. Pour ½ cup of brewed coffee.
  4. Mix one cup of coconut milk.
  5. Use one packet of Sweet Via to sweeten.
  6. Blend until smooth and creamy.
  7. Garnish with whipped cream and toasted coconut.

Skinny Peanut Butter Mocha

Well, yes, when you hear the word “peanut butter,” the first thing that comes to your mind is that it is a staple spread to partner with your morning bread. However, if you are a peanut butter lover, and seeking something new for your palate, then it is time to treat yourself to this unorthodox drink.

What you need to prepare:

1 cup of brewed coffee

¼ cup of skimmed milk

1 tablespoon of cocoa powder

1 and ½  tablespoon of natural peanut butter

1 packet of Sweet Via

Steps to follow:

  1. Pour one tablespoon of cocoa powder into a cup.
  2. Mix one and a half of natural peanut butter.
  3. Pour one cup of brewed coffee.
  4. Use one packet of Sweet Via to sweeten.
  5. Add ¼ cup of skimmed milk for a creamy touch.

Skinny Vanilla Iced Coffee

Nothing truly beats one of the classic coffee drinks we fell in love with. Make yourself and your loved ones this good ole drink and enjoy the perfect blend of vanilla and coffee.

What you need to prepare:

1 cup of ice

1 cup of brewed coffee

½ cup of vanilla almond milk

1 teaspoon of vanilla extract

1 packet of Sweet Via

Steps to follow:

  1. Prepare a cup of brewed coffee.
  2. Use one packet of Sweet Via to sweeten.
  3. Mix ½ cup of vanilla almond milk.
  4. Add one tablespoon of vanilla extract.
  5. Pour caffeine mix into a cup of ice.

Indeed, the tagline “Sincerely, A Treat Without the Guilt” means that Sweet Via can be the perfect partner for your coffee and other treats every day. Enjoy the delight of sweetness without the worry of getting your health at risk. Sweet Via is ideal for weight management as it does not increase sugar levels, making it a sweet exchange for your usual sweeteners.

Switching to Sweet Via may feel like a simple step in changing your diet. But it is usually the small but attainable efforts to change your lifestyle that yield incredible and consistent results. Coupled with good eating habits and ample exercise, choosing Sweet Via can kickstart great change for your overall health.

Sweet Via and other Santé products are organic health and wellness products offered by Santé, known for developing a comprehensive selection of everyday barley-based products. They are designed to improve people’s quality of life to live more and do more.

Santé is one of the leading global manufacturers of certified barley grass grown and harvested from New Zealand. With its mission to help people live better lives, the company promotes, produces, and distributes premier natural health and wellness products and services. Today, Santé has expanded its offerings, including a fitness and rehabilitation center with Santé Fitness Lab, staying true to its thrust of promoting a healthy lifestyle.

To learn more about Sweet Via and other Santé products, visit its website at


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Measures to combat adolescent pregnancy in PH

Sixty eight percent (68%) of medical doctors in a recent poll said that the Philippine Food and Drug Administration should consider reversing the 20-year-old ban on emergency contraceptive (EC) pills, according to new research.

DKT Philippines Foundation conducted the online survey to collect insights of doctors active in family planning, as health experts fret that the country’s rate of adolescent pregnancy is bouncing back to high levels after COVID lockdowns caused them to decline temporarily.

In a parallel study of young, unmarried Filipinas, 73% of the respondents said they would be interested in using the so-called ‘morning-after pill’ as contraception if it became available. A leading global research agency conducted the latter study, interviewing 500 respondents across the country.

Last June, President Rodrigo Duterte issued an Executive Order declaring prevention of teenage pregnancies a “national priority,” calling on all government departments to identify measures to combat the problem, which affected as many as 6% of Filipinas under 18 prior to the pandemic.

Safe, effective, and widely used

“The EC pill is a readily available solution that’s safe, effective, and widely used worldwide,” said Foundation Chairman, Hyam Bolande. “Usage studies overseas have shown that young women and girls, in particular, favor this contraceptive method,” he continued, adding that the product has a 37-year record of safety and is sold in 147 countries including the Philippines’ neighbors.

The rate of teen pregnancy in the Philippines had persistently been among the highest in ASEAN leading up to 2019, with Filipina girls having 495 births per day on average. According to the latest available data from the Commission on Population and Development, COVID lockdowns caused the figure to dip by 13% in the following year, but public-health experts warned that that effect will not last.

“It’s already coming back because the root causes of the problem were never addressed,” said Dr. Mario Festin, a family planning specialist from the University of the Philippines College of Medicine. “We just had a respite in 2020 because the quarantines kept teenagers at home.”

An EC pill, Postinor, had previously been approved for importation and sale in the Philippines until the Bureau of Food and Drugs declared the pill an “abortifacient” in 2001, resulting to revoking the registration and effectively banning the category.

In the 20 years since, however, a consensus of the scientific community and the World Health Organization has rejected any linkage of EC pills to abortion. Published WHO guidelines flatly state that the drug cannot end a pregnancy but can only prevent one by stopping or delaying the release of eggs from a woman’s ovaries.

“Our findings show that the Philippines’ own physicians agree by more than a two-thirds majority, particularly those active in reproductive health care,” said DKT’s Mr. Bolande. In DKT’s online survey, only 3% of doctors said they believed EC pills to be a form of abortion and cited this as a reason not to prescribe them.

In total, 68% said FDA should reconsider its position, while just 10% were opposed, and 22% said they were undecided.

Affordable and can prevent pregnancy

The accompanying scientific survey of unmarried Filipinas aged 18-29 who are sexually active suggested that legal EC would be affordable to women of that age group. When asked how much they would be willing to pay for one dose, respondents gave an average cost of 85 pesos. According to DKT International, EC pills sell in drugstores for less than the said amount in Vietnam, Thailand, Cambodia, and Myanmar. In Indonesia, the average price is roughly 2 US dollars.

Depending on the type, EC pills can prevent pregnancy for up to 72-120 hours after unprotected intercourse. The closer the EC pills are taken to the time of intercourse, the greater the chance of preventing pregnancy.

People confuse EC with abortion because the pills are used after intercourse. Of the 500 women surveyed, a 54% majority cited the false belief that the start of pregnancy (conception) happens during or immediately after unprotected intercourse. Only 36% correctly answered that conception in humans usually occurs 5-10 days after sex, giving an EC dose enough time to prevent pregnancy.

At the start of the survey, only 1 in 4 of the respondents was aware that it is possible to prevent pregnancy by taking contraceptive pills after unprotected intercourse.

Although FDA bars pills dedicated to EC, doctors may, under Philippine Department of Health guidelines, prescribe the Yuzpe Method—two enlarged doses of daily combined oral contraceptive pills—to prevent pregnancy after unprotected sex.

However, the WHO recommends purpose-made EC pills, because Yuzpe Method causes more severe side effects including nausea and vomiting. EC pills are also more effective at preventing pregnancy than Yuzpe Method, according to an analysis of published research by Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews.

Of the unmarried Filipinas surveyed, some 68% said they had engaged in unprotected sex before, and the same proportion said they had experienced “pregnancy scares” in the past.


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