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LifeFood Curcumin Turmeric Complex
Our joints allow our bodies to move in ways that allow us to do the simplest of actions like walking or typing on our phones and computers, and also perform complicated motions such as those required in dancing and playing sports. This crucial role of our joints in movement means that they are subjected to continuous wear and tear, so it’s no surprise that we sometimes feel like our ankles, wrist, or knees are hurting.
In addition to the usual wear-and-tear, joint pains can also be caused by repetitive use, in sports or certain tasks at work; structural problems, like osteoarthritis; or inflammatory conditions like gout or rheumatoid arthritis. LifeFood, the natural food supplement brand of UNILAB, lists down some of the common conditions that could be making our joints creak and ache: osteoarthritis, gout, rheumatoid arthritis, and old injuries.
Whatever the root cause, problems in the joints can be debilitating: the limitation of movements keeps us from doing our jobs or tasks, and the pain impacts our quality of life. Internal medicine specialist and functional medicine practitioner Eca Lorenzo, MD, FPCP shares that there are different ways to address joint pain depending on its cause, but managing inflammation is definitely an important part of treatment.
She adds that one of the foods that people with achy joints can turn to is turmeric, also known as luyang dilaw. “Turmeric contains curcumin, a chemical that’s well-researched for its anti-inflammatory properties and known for reducing joint pain and swelling. Various studies have shown that it benefits those with diseases that are caused by some sort of inflammation like arthritis,” the doctor points out.
One of the products offered by LifeFood is LifeFood Curcumin that has a concentrated dose of curcuminoids extracted from turmeric. Considered as a natural pain reliever, it comes in a capsule form that can be taken 2-3 times a day, or as directed by a health professional. Unlike the usual luyang dilaw offerings in the market, LifeFood delivers 29x better absorption through a technology that ensures the body gets the optimal effects in every capsule.
Follow @LifeFoodPH on Facebook and Instagram for health info and life-enriching tips. Get to know more about LifeFood at lifefood.com.ph.
First Protect Philippine-Made KF94 Masks
At the height of the pandemic in 2020, Filipino-owned mask company First Protect made a name for itself by releasing FDA-approved KN95 masks which gave Filipinos a locally produced alternative to mask-up, and provided jobs to many Filipinos when the unemployment rate of the country reached an all-time high. Now, the brand continues with their mission to keep Filipinos safe from viruses and other elements through expanding its line of multi-layered face masks.
Along with their goal of ensuring people's safety and wellbeing, First Protect also works to uphold the Filipino culture of ‘bayanihan’ by helping those who are most in need and whose immunity has been compromised. It has always been part of the Filipino culture to extend a helping hand to the vulnerable. The brand strengthens this through encouraging people to share quality, affordable, and accessible masks in order to build a safe and protected environment for all. With this purpose, First Protect introduces its own line of affordable but high-quality KF94 masks.
Comfortable and lightweight, these face masks have a 3D design with side flaps and feature an adjustable band on the bridge of the nose to ensure a good fit on your face to prevent unfiltered air entry. With four layers of filter protection, First Protect’s masks distinctly have 98-99% filtration efficiency, and are also great against air pollution and dust. Even better, it comes in three striking yet functional color series. Available in 'Calm' series—ecru and bisque, 'Mood' series—tan and charcoal, and 'Power' series—stone and denim.
You can purchase a pair of First Protect KF94 masks in each color series for as low as PHP 49 per pair. Shop in-store at any branch of Mercury Drugstore, Southstar Drug, True Value, KCC malls, and soon at a 7/11 near you, or order your masks online through Shopee and Lazada.
Active Style with Surplus
You don't have to break the bank while shopping for your next cute workout outfit! Dressing up for your active lifestyle is a breeze with SM's Surplus active wear line—which is filled to the brim with cute workout separates you can mix and match! Sweat-wicking tees, athletic jackets, gym shorts, sweatpants, sports bras, breathable leggings, and Surplus yoga mats are up for grabs minus the hefty price tag. For a more convenient shopping experience, you may check out Surplus at Lazada, SM Malls Online, and ShopSM. Surplus Order to Deliver is also now available; join their Viber community and follow them on Facebook and Instagram @SurplusPH and @Surplus_ph for more details.