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..
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.
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..
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..
“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..
Lutein for Bright Eyes, Healthy Vision
“Studies have shown that intake of at least 20mg of Lutein may help to reduce the risk of age-related macular degeneration (AMD) and cataracts. Lutein cannot be produced by the human body, so it is important to ensure that you get enough Lutein from your diet. A good source of Lutein can be found in dark green leafy vegetables such as spinach and kale, but you may need to take 6.5 large cups to obtain an equivalent of 20mg of Lutein. A good eye supplement is a worthy investment. Choose one which contains FloraGLO® Lutein, the leading bran..
Boost your Immunity
“The flu season is back with a vengeance! If you’re looking for something natural to bolster your immunity, consider Propolis. Look out for a higher content of flavonoids and Artepillin C (exclusive to Brazilian Propolis). The potency of Propolis is best retained in liquid form with a minimum maturation period of two years, which allows for it to be most effectively absorbed by the body. As testament to its effectiveness, Japan is the world’s biggest consumer of Brazilian Propolis, importing up to 90 percent of the total export from Brazil. Look out..
Fuel for Thought
“We often take our memory for granted, so it’s alarming when, with age, comes increasing forgetfulness. Loss of words, misplaced objects, reduced ability to store new memories (eg. Forgetting names) occur as a result of aging, while oxidative damage could affect the neuron function (nerve cell network), and plays a part in many brain-related (neurodegenerative) functions. Your ability to remember increases when you exercise your memory and nurture it with a balanced diet, sound nutrition, adequate rest, and both physical and mental activities to keep your bo..
From Fat to Flab
“Battling the bulge can prove a lifetime struggle for some, and victory may mean a complete lifestyle overhaul to see results… Permanent weight loss requires a consistent ongoing effort. Apart from getting more exercise and getting the right foods in the right proportions, consider supplementing with the following natural ingredients: L-Carnitine (at least 500mg daily), which is able to burn fat deposits to aid in weight loss; Coenzyme Q10, a powerful antioxidant necessary for increasing energy levels and good metabolism; and lastly, if your ..
Hold Back Aging
“To keep joints padded and pain-free, take glucosamine with MSM and collagen. There are numerous brands available, but I personally take Lifestream’s Joint Matrix ($46.80, 240 caplets) and Collagen Beauty ($43.30, 270 caplets – special price now available). Some friends complain that glucosamine doesn’t help. This is because the formula they take comes without MSM, which is a pain reliever. If not for MSM, I wouldn’t be able to go down the stairs without wincing…. A supplement that doesn’t immediately show results but that the a..
Wellness: Sweet Sour News
“Beat the bloat with vinegar. Thankfully, there’s no need to drink the sour stuff. Kouzu Vinegar in softgel form has 20 times the concentration of regular vinegar. Also supposed to perk up sluggish metabolism, it’s believed to detox and aid slimming – what we need after the festive bingeing. For skin, the best you can do is replenish collagen. As collagen breaks down with age, lines form and skin sags…. When choosing a collagen supplement, go for something easily absorbed like mirco-peptides. AFC Collagen Beauty delivers shark car..
No Sad Sag
“The best time to start looking after skin is before it’s damaged. However, if you’re like most of us, you’ll only panic at the sight of the first wrinkle or hyper-pigmentation spot. Whatever the state of your skin, take immediate steps to slow down further damage. Try collagen supplements which are popular in Japan for skin and even joint care. It’s a protein that, among other things, keeps skin firm as some 70 per cent of our skin consists of collagen… An affordable product is AFC Collagen Beauty… AFC is a reputable Japanese brand ..