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VISION CARE Are you worried about age-related vision issues? Protect your eyes with the improved AFC Ultimate Vision PRO, an enhanced formula from AFC’s bestselling eye supplement, Ultimate Vis.. Read More
'POWER' UP YOUR HEALTH   SUPER OPCs by LABO Nutrition helps you to defend against cellular damage, which causes premature ageing and chronic health problems. It is made with potent .. Read More
BE RENEWED WITH GOOD INTESTINAL HEALTH Waste build-up in your intestines can increase bacterica and affect the body’s ability to absorb nutrients. CHŌ Renew contains 170 billion probiotics wi.. Read More
Clean and Cool AFC SHOKAIGAN Amino Acid Cool Shampoo, $39.90. Available at Unity pharmacies .. Read More
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Today, Wednesday, 19 October 2016
VISION CARE Are you worried about age-related vision issues? Protect your eyes with the improved AFC Ultimate Vision PRO, an enhanced formula from AFC’s bestselling eye supplement, Ultimate Vision. AFC Ultimate Vision PRO contains 150mg of FloraGLO lutein extract (equivalent to 30mg of free-form lutein) and 2mg of ZeaOne Zeaxanthin, both of which are directly asorbed by the human body, as well as other key nutrients. Other forms of lutein usually need to be broken down first before they can be absorbed and utilised by the body. The higher level of free-form lutein also helps to lower ..
TODAY, 28 Apr 2016
'POWER' UP YOUR HEALTH   SUPER OPCs by LABO Nutrition helps you to defend against cellular damage, which causes premature ageing and chronic health problems. It is made with potent antioxidants - oligometric proanthocyndins (OPCs) that may help to promote healthy ageing.   Containing 150mg of French OPcs, the supplement has a proprietary blend of French martime pine bark, grape seed and red wine. Combine with bilberry extract, citrus bioflavonoids extract and Vitamin C, the supplement delivers antioxidant protection and nutritional benefits to the body. SUPER OPCs b..
TODAY, 19 May 2016
BE RENEWED WITH GOOD INTESTINAL HEALTH Waste build-up in your intestines can increase bacterica and affect the body’s ability to absorb nutrients. CHŌ Renew contains 170 billion probiotics with prebiotics and other nutrients to promote the growth of friendly bacteria. According to the manufacturer,  CHŌ Renew helps to reduce constipation and diarrhoea by supporting healthy bowel movement. It is also said to boost your immune system, increase energy levels and improve skin clarity. CHŌ Renew (15 powder form sachets) retails at S$44.30 at Unity Pharmacies and selected Watsons..
MLifestyle, February 2016
Clean and Cool AFC SHOKAIGAN Amino Acid Cool Shampoo, $39.90. Available at Unity pharmacies ..
TODAY, 28 Jan 2016
BUILD UP HEALTHY JOINTS AND BONES According to the Singapore Health Promotion Board, studies have shown that one in every five people who sustained osteoprorotic hip fractures died within a year. Do not leave the health of your bones and joints to chance. AFC Joint Sensei Supreme is a bone and joint oral supplement that is said to help with the following: Repair and rebuild joint tissues, Reduce bone and joint inflammation, Relieve pain, Regain flexibility and strengthen bones If you are experiencing pain in your knees, back and hips, or stiffness and cracking in the joints, or h..
MLifestyle, October 2014

The TRUTH About Enzymes:

Not many people know what enzymes are or how important they are in our daily lives. Here are some interesting facts about enzymes for you to “digest”:

MLifestyle, August 2015

Getting to the heart of matters

Heart diseases are common in our modern society and one risk factor is due to an elevated level in triglycerides, a type of fat found in the blood. Individuals with high blood lipid levels are more likely to have metabolic syndromes such as high blood pressure and blood sugar levels, which can lead to chronic illnesses.

MLifestyle, August 2015

Microscopic helpers that flush out your health problems

Not all bacteria make you ill, did you know there are good bacteria in your intestines that keep you healthy too? When an intestine is dirty, it’s overrun by bad bacteria that produce toxins and cause food to rot and decay in the gut. This intestinal waste build-up will soon become the incubator for health problems such as poor immunity, allergy, lethargy, bloatedness, bad breath and more.

MLifestyle, June 2015

Boost your body’s good bacteria, help them multiply.

The Royal Society of Medicine, U.K. reported in recent years that almost 90% of most chronic diseases are caused by an unhealthy gastrointestinal system, primarily in the colon.

Guard Your Gut High levels of bad bacteria in your intestines can lead to health issues such as indigestion, constipation, diarrhea, food and skin allergies, as well as chronic fatigue. Biogenics 16 by LABO Nutrition may help improve your gut health. Neither a prebiotic nor a probiotic, Biogenics 16 is a lactic acid bacteria (LAB) fermented extract. It does not directly introduce good bacteria to your digestive system, but promotes the growth of good resident bacteria in your gut. It is said to help improve bowel movement, gut flora, vitality and immunity, kidney and oral health, as well..


Unique cleansing HAPICA Pinpoint applies sonic technology and is proven to cleanse interdental gaps more effectively than manual interdental brushes. Unique 7,000 times ultrasonic vibrations and highly durable interdental superfine 0.7mm bristles with flexible nozzle removes trapped food particles in between braces and wires.    ..
Sonic Toothbrush for Clean Mouth It is important to choose the right toothbrush. Not only does the wrong toothbrush result in inadequate cleansing, it may even damage teeth and gums. Vigorous left to right manual brushing hurts the gums and damages tooth enamel. As such, electronic toothbrushes may be a better alternative. However, the high cost of electronic toothbrushes often becomes a deterrent, which explains why many of us are still using manual toothbrushes.  HAPICA Minus Ion Sonic Toothbrush is clinically proven to perform better than other leading brands of sonic toothbrush..
Drink Tea for Health and Slimming Rich in antioxidants and phytochemicals, prolonged tea consumption can help to prevent obesity and promote overall wellness. It also helps to ease indigestion and bloated discomfort. All natural AFC Tobashi Slimming Tea comprises a synergistic blend of eight premium teas which are Adlay Seed, Candle Bush, Oolong Tea, Black Tea, Sicklepod Tea, Du Zhong, Gymnema Leaf and Rooibos Tea. AFC Tobashi Slimming Tea helps to relieve water retention and flush out toxins from the body. On top of supporting health, it also help to promote sli..
Cleaner Teeth and Fresher Breath For good oral hygiene, the new Hapica Minus Ion Sonic Toothbrush offers multiple benefits, helping to fight bad breath, plaque and bacteria. Its patented Hapi-Sonic technology combines 7,000 ultrasonic vibrations per minute with precision tapping on teeth and gums. This provides deep cleansing of teeth while massaging the gums. At the same time, the toothbrush’s mineralised ceramic bristles emit negative ions to break down plaque. The ultrafine, special-cut soft bristles also access hard-to-reach areas while protecting tooth enamel. Available..
King Konboo A complete 3-step scalp and hair care system, the patented King Konboo has been clinically proven to encourage hair growth naturally, and block the formation of male hormone DHT to reduce hair loss.  Exclusively available at Unity Healthcare pharmacies at $48 to $76.90 ..
Thanks to your continuous trust and support, 2011 continues to be another award-winning year for AFC. It’s our immense pleasure and honour to be recognized by the industry and customers to receive the prestigious “No. 1 Brand Winner” in the Unity Popular Choice Awards 2011. This is a true accomplishment for our dedicated team of nutritionists, as well as researchers in Nihon Preventive Medical Laboratory who worked hard in developing and bringing the very best products which the market and our customers have come to love and expect. We will continue to invest in innovative re..
Heads up Japanese men generally have thick hair, thanks to a diet comprising kombu, a brown seaweed used mainly to make stock. Clinical testing shows that it’s the active ingredient Fucoidan that’s responsible for healthy hair growth. But with age and stress, even the Japanese start losing hair and need a Fucoidan booster. AFC King Konboo hair rejuvenation system to the rescue! So effective in Japan that it’s been classified a quasi-drug, King Konboo’s three-step regime of shampoo ($48), hair essence ($76.90) and oral supplement ($61) ta..
Hair today, more tomorrow Male pattern balding results in hair loss at the crown, a receding hairline or various permutations of balding peculiar to men. Women’s hair loss is more diffused, resulting in thinner hair all over. For men, the reason is the production of the male hormone DHT. As balding affects men psychologically, dealing a blow to self esteem that can send some to psychiatrists and to desperate measures like flicking strands to hide a smooth pate, men should do everything possible to save their hair. The Japanese discovered it’s the kombu, a brown seaweed they eat ..
AFC King Konboo Hair Loss Treatment Promote hair growth and prevent hair loss with AFC King Konboo’s three-step treatment. The shampoo (S$48) deep cleanses to unclog hair follicles for maximum nutrient absorption. The oil-free tonic essence (S$76.90) nourishes hair and scalp to  encourage micro-circulation while the supplement (S$61) strengthens hair follicles and reduce thinning. Available at Unity Healthcare pharmacies. ..
Joint benefits I could not believe the results of the Swiss study that concluded glucosamine and chondroitin were ineffective. I've had knee pain for years, and glucosamine supplements have definitely helped. The explanation from some sources is that the analysis might not have used consistent pain management instruments, or included patients with pain too severe to benefit from glucosamine supplementation. This is believable as glucosamine did not relieve my husband's knee replacement surgery. As with a lot of medical research, the controversy continues. The best way to decide is t..
Collagen as a super supplement You need a serious collagen boost because your skin is looking dull, saggy, lined, dehydrated or oily, and with enlarged pores? Drink a bottle of AFC Tsubaki Perfect Beauty everyday to receive an intensive dose of 10,000mg micro-collagen peptides (micro for rapid absorption). Tests show improvements in one week! AFC Tsubaki Perfect Beauty also contains Bio-Cell Activator using botanical extracts to promote collagen production and enhance cellular renewal; and Hyaluronic Acid to lock in moisture, along with B and C vitamins. ..
Know Your Body  The same diet-exercise regime can yield different results for your friend and you. Why? The answer lies in your genes. While you might already knew that you have a pear-shaped body, you may have a complicated genetic combination that affects your fat metabolism and storage. The AFC Gene Test Kit for Weight Management helps find the key to weight control by zeroing in on your fat metabolism gene(s) and provides a personalized report on what you can do in making changes to your exercise, diet and lifestyle. How it works- swab your inner cheek with a cotton bud. Bag the..
Skinny Genes Put a stop to your blind scramble of diet plans with the AFC Gene Test Kit for Weight Management. This particular test identifies your unique genetic profile; whether you are a dominant Pear, Banana or Apple Type; or any mutation of the 3 Types. In addition, you will receive your own personalized plan on what and how you should eat, what your exercise regime is and how your body temperature influences your cravings. While the usual cutting back on calories and working out are common knowledge, the test kit allows you to deal with your specific body shape and tells you w..
Fat Chance If you’ve been steadily expanding in girth over the years, you might like to try AFC TG Slim Drink – the highest accredited functional slimming drink by the Ministry of Health, Japan, and AFC LipoDOWN. Slim Drink starves fat cells, preventing them from bulking up especially in the abdominal area where bad fat accumulates visibly and invisibly (surrounding organs). The key ingredient in AFC LipoDOWN is Fucoxanthin from Japanese Wakame seaweed. No surprise as the Japanese eat so much seaweed and are generally slim. A University of Hokkaido study found that ..
Five servings, no problem Oops, you just realized you didn’t eat enough vegetables and fruit today… The recommendation is five servings a day and 10 if you want to lose weight (substitute a light salad for other carbs). One serving equals one of these – one cup of salad, two broccoli florets, one carrot, one tomato, one apple, one medium banana, two slices of mango or one large slice of watermelon. If you can’t get enough or don’t like fruit or veg, top up with AFC Chakari Fruits, and AFC Chakari Vegetables (extracted from 25 different fruits an..
Better Looking Skin  Collagen, an important protein, keeps skin looking youthful and healthy. As collagen production starts declining in our 20s, a quality collagen supplement is useful to combat the telltale signs of aging. Made from a matrix formula of micro-collagen peptides, combined with a proprietary blend of Shark Cartilage and Vitamin C, AFC Collagen Beauty is absorbed faster than regular collagen – and helps restore firmness, radiance and clarity. ..
Chef Devagi’s Weight-to-Go 6  Part 6, November 2009: At the end of her six-month trial, Chef Devagi has effectively shed over 3kg and kept it off. She’s also gained a bigger bounce in her step with Cordyceps. Lifestream Cordyceps Stroma™has increased her energy levels and rid her of the phlegm plaguing her for over a year – now she can enjoy her cold drinks without fear! ..
Natural Relief for Stiffness and Discomfort  The human body has three major joints (knees, elbows, hips) and over 140 minor joints (especially in the neck and the back vertebrae), that undergo constant wear and tear every day. Common ailments like stiffness, discomfort or even pain cam afflict people from all walks of life. These ailments can worsen when coupled with a sedentary lifestyle and poor posture. Glucosamine, a common joint nutrient, functions as one of the building blocks of joints. However, in some cases, taking Glucosamine alone may not be sufficient to repair the complex jo..
Chef Devagi’s Weight-to-Go 5  Part 5, October 2009: Chef Devagi has shed a total of 3kg. The good news is, she is also keeping it off and has not put on any of the weight she has lost – despite how her life revolves around food, more than ever now with an avalanche of new culinary projects. ..
Conenzyme Q10 for your heart  “To most natural health practitioners, Coenzyme Q10 is the most important nutrient for heart health. This is because CoQ10 is found in every cell, with the heart and the liver containing the highest levels. But as we age, we produce much less, although according to the International Coenzyme Q10 Association, we need it even more to support heart function and prevent heart diseases. CoQ10 levels are greatly lowered in people with conditions such as heart disease, or those taking Statin drugs. Taking a CoQ10 supplement is also beneficial for raising a lo..
Chef Devagi’s Weight-to-Go 4  Part 4, September 2009: Chef Devagi is busy as a bee – running her restaurant, cooking classes, participating in the Singapore Food Festival, grooming her chefs for a cooking competition, launching a new blog, and traveling to Malaysia and Australia to teach cooking. She feels more energetic despite being busier than ever and having less sleep. Also, everyone she meets exclaims: “You’ve lost a lot of weight!” Certainly, her face is slimmer and she looks trimmer in her latest photo taken for a Malaysian nutrition magazine cover. ..
From Hair to There  “Not quite gone in 60 seconds, but youth does seem to speed by and with aging, some men lose their hair and/or acquire problems like prostate disease. Prostate disorder starts as early as the late 30s with urination problems apparent after 50. Obvious hair loss is usually seen by age 40, with thinning sometimes starting at puberty. For both conditions, it is advisable to seek help as early as you can…. try natural alternatives like Saw Palmetto and Pumpkin Seed Extract. Pumpkin Seed Extract is known to support bladder function and relieve urination proble..
Chef Devagi’s Weight-to-Go 3  Part 3, August 2009: Chef Devagi Sanmugan has lost close to 2kg and is keeping it off. A tough feat when your life revolves around food and decadent food tastings! ..
Sour Power  “Vinegar is good for many things besides food preservation. It aids digestion, and because of the high levels of acetic acid, helps the body absorb important minerals from food, like calcium. A study cited in 2004 in the American Diabetes Association’s publication Diabetes Care indicates that vinegar holds real promise for diabetes. The results showed that vinegar may be able to inactive some of the digestive enzymes that break the carbohydrates from food into sugar, thus slowing the absorption of sugar from a meal into the bloodstream. If you tend to feel bloated..
Chef Devagi’s Weight-to-Go 2  Part 2, July 2009: Chef Devagi has knocked off 1.2kg! It may seem like a small drop, but considering how cake and tea are regular indulgences, she's off to a great start! She shares, "my face looks smaller, but I'm not sure whether it's because of weight loss or lesser water retention." Either way, she credits the AFC Gold L-Carnitine she took for the difference. From the start, she also notices that AFC King Chlorella has a cleansing effect in making her bowel movements more regular. The supplement that has ma..

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