If you still think Brand’s sells only chicken essence, you’ve seriously got to check out their ENTIRE range of products. Yesterday, I got to learn more about the Brand’s Innershine Pre+Probiotics and their Sesamin with Schisandra Extract at a sharing session held at Popular’s Bookfest in Suntec. Brand’s also offered participants a goodie bag with items I found interesting because they were so unexpected. 😀
Anyway, here’s a quick crash course for all you folks who weren’t present at the session yesterday. You probably know all about probiotics already and how you can get them in yoghurt and other fermented foods. Prebiotics is the ‘food’ for the probiotics, and can be found in foods such as garlic, asparagus, flaxseed, seaweed, etc. We have about 100 trillion microbes in our gut, more than the total number of cells in our body. And when you have more good than bad bacteria, you get improved immunity and even better complexion! If not, there is an increased risk of allergies, fatigue, falling ill often, etc. The key is to find a good prebiotic that feeds only the good bacteria, and not the bad ones. That’s why Brand’s has xylooligosaccharide in this product: Brand’s Innershine Pre+Probiotics.
You can consume it straight from the sachet or add it to cold water like I’ve done:
It’s said to have a “tasty peach flavor” but honestly, I think it tastes just like plain water which smells like a peach-flavored beverage. 😀 In case you think it’s sweet, it’s not. So go ahead and add it to your salads, juices and desserts. Kids should take 1 sachet while adults take 2, after meals. It’s incredibly convenient to carry around, even when you’re traveling, and it doesn’t require refrigeration at all. To purchase, visit store.brandsworld.com.sg and use coupon code PRE15OFF for $15 off a box (u.p. $49.90 for 30 sachets).
And here’s what was in the goodie bag given out yesterday: Soyfresh Hershey’s Chocolate Flavoured Soy Milk, Kang Kang Wholegrain Hokkien Noodles which unfortunately will expire in 5 days’ time so I’d better cook them soon, and Pre+Pro samples. 😀
As for the Sesamin with Schisandra Extract, what you’re safeguarding is your liver, which has over 500 functions in your body, and is your 2nd largest organ. The sesamin (from just 0.5% of a sesame seed) helps in liver protection, regulating blood pressure, reducing bad cholesterol, etc. But if you were to try and get sufficient sesamin from eating sesame seeds, you’ll have to eat a whole lot of them. So it’s easier to just get supplements, according to Brand’s. Schisandra is from the Magnolia vine and works in a similar fashion to sesamin, but is also an adaptogen (help balance your hormones), combats inflammation and can aid in cognitive enhancement.
This product should be taken after meals. You take 4 tablets daily if you’re over age 15. This product is probably unsuitable for kids, since they don’t need them. XD
I think Brand’s can probably work towards reducing the number of tablets required. Four’s just too much for me. I have trouble swallowing tablets – I end up drinking more water than usual. 😀 Why not put all that goodness into ONE tablet, or have it in sachet form like the Pre+Probiotics?
In any case, if you’d like to purchase this product, use coupon code SCHTRY15 over at store.brandsworld.com.sg and you’ll get $15 off each box of 120 tablets (u.p. $48) plus free delivery.