3 natural ingredients that help Filipinos stay healthy

December 06, 2021


There are many factors that influence our health and well being. Some of these can be controlled or modified such as diet and lifestyle, while other factors are caused by age, gender, and genes. And these affect how we perform every day, which may result to a prolonged impact and prevent us from living life to the fullest. The National Nutrition Council has pointed out that Filipinos are following diets high in fat and simple sugars and less of fruits and vegetables, which may have harmful effects to our heart. It added that typical Pinoys lack physical activity, which may have been worsened by common conditions like joint pain or rayuma.

LifeFood, a line of food supplements with natural ingredients derived from plants or marine life, can help. It offers products that have been carefully curated to support the specific health needs of Filipinos like maintaining cholesterol levels for a healthier heart and helping with inflammation and pain so we can move more. Here are some LifeFood-approved natural ingredients that can help with health issues that affect many Filipinos: 

Curcumin. Primarily found in turmeric or luyang dilaw that’s commonly added to adobong dilaw and ginataang manok, curcumin can be used for managing general inflammation to help address osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis that both cause joint pain, swelling, and stiffness. It also helps provide pain relief from these conditions as well as muscle aches and back pains. LifeFood’s Curcumin contains Meriva®, a branded ingredient that provides 29x better absorption compared to other curcumin supplements.

Astaxanthin. Astaxanthin, which gives seafood like salmon and certain algae its red color, is said to be one of nature’s most powerful antioxidants, which are substances that can help prevent or slow down cell damage. It contains strong anti-aging molecules that are 500 times stronger than Vitamin E and 6,000 times stronger than Vitamin C. LifeFood’s Astaxanthin contains AstaReal®, naturally derived from the algae Haematococcus pluvialis, and has the highest dosage available in the Philippines at 12mg.

Citrus peels. It’s been known that citrus fruits have multiple beneficial nutrients. In fact, citrus peel can help in maintaining healthy cholesterol levels. LifeFood offers Sytrinol®, a proprietary blend of citrus peel (Citrus sinensisL.) and palm fruit (Elaeis guineensis) extracts, that helps manage cholesterol levels without the adverse side effects of commonly prescribed cholesterol-lowering drugs—and also backed by 12 years of research. 

A brand of Synnovate Pharma Corporation, the naturals division of Unilab, LifeFood goes through a meticulous process of choosing the best ingredients that are supported by clinical research to prove their efficacy and to ensure that consumers get all the value and benefits each of these products provide. They are also standardized and undergo stringent product testing following pharma standards, making these supplements extra safe for every consumer. 


Living our life to the fullest starts by taking good care of all aspects of our health. With supplements that are proven safe and effective and help with our specific health issues, talagang mas magiging buhay na buhay ang buhay! 

LifeFood Curcumin and Astaxanthin are available at leading Mercury Drug stores nationwide.

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