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Breathe Easy with RespoKare, the World’s First US FDA-Cleared Anti-Viral Face Mask

The “-ber” months may have passed, but we are still in the middle of what is known as “cough and cold” season: changes in weather and temperature make people more vulnerable to problems such as cough and the common cold, which, while curable over time, make it difficult for a person to keep up with the demands of everyday life. Prevention being the best cure, as many a doctor would say, it is important to have some sort of everyday protection, not only against dust and smoke, but also from viruses and bacteria, to keep these and many other respiratory problems away.

Understanding this need for effective protection, Innonix Technologies, Inc. has developed the first and the only anti-viral face mask approved by U.S. Food and Drug Administration (US FDA). The end result is RespoKare, a face mask specially made to offer protection not only from your everyday dust, soot, and other respiratory irritants and allergens, but from harmful germs as well. RespoKare’s protective layers work to neutralize airborne germs—unlike other face masks which generally only act as particle filters—to keep wearers safe from a multitude of problems.

 

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At the heart of RespoKare’s technology is its four layers, each of which exercises a particular function. The outermost layer, composed of spun-bond PPE with a hydrophilic and acidic coating, effectively traps and denatures the cell structures of bacteria and viruses. The second layer is unique to this product: a germ-killing layer, composed of dyed rayon with metallic ions, effectively neutralizes even the most harmful of airborne germs. A third, non-active layer of melt-blown PPE acts as a filter for finer particles. Finally, a fourth layer, composed of spun-bond PPE, acts as a final barrier, and ensures that prolonged skin contact does not result in irritation and other similar side effects.

 

RespoKare’s unique anti-viral properties also make it particularly effective against diseases such as H1N1 flu, SARS and MERS-CoV, among others. Without proper protection, people not only unwittingly get these diseases, they also spread them around, making things worse. Even the World Health Organization (WHO), along with many governments which have existing guidelines regarding such outbreaks, now recommend face masks as standard procedure when such outbreaks occur.

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Respokare has started to be available in the Mercury Drug chain of over 1,000 stores nationwide. RespoKare is distributed by IDS Medical Systems Philippines on behalf of Innonix Technologies, Inc. It is also available in Singapore, Hong Kong and Malaysia.

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To date, RespoKare is the only anti-viral face mask cleared by the US FDA, with all materials used classified as “Generally Recognized as Safe” by the agency.

Other information and laboratory test reports are posted on www.RespoKare.com.

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Fund your GCash now at 7-Eleven Stores!

GCash makes it easier for millions of its customers to fund their accounts in over 1,000 7-Eleven convenience stores nationwide.

This arrangement was a result of the recent Memorandum of Agreement between G-Xchange, Inc., (GXI) a wholly-owned subsidiary of Globe Telecom and operator of GCash, and Philippine Seven Corporation (PSC), the local licensee of 7-Eleven.

“We are excited over our partnership with PSC. 7-Eleven is the largest convenience store network in the Philippines.  With its wide reach, GCash customers can now fund their GCash accounts at any 7-Eleven stores as well as enjoy speed, ease, and safety when it comes to money transfer services. Together with 7-Eleven, cash-in transactions will definitely become easier and convenient,” said Xavier Marzan, President and CEO of GXI.

He added: “7-Eleven also boosts the current roster of GCash outlets which would help us provide more accessible and convenient ways for our customers to cash-in at any 7-Eleven branches.”

This partnership makes 7-Eleven one of over 10,000 accredited GCash outlets nationwide which allows GCash customers to fund their accounts through cash-in transactions for free.

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GCash is an internationally-acclaimed micro payment service which transforms a mobile phone into a virtual wallet for safe, secure, and hassle-free mobile money transactions. It can be used to buy prepaid load, pay bills, send money, make donations, online shopping, and even purchase goods without the need to bring any cash.

To know more about GCash products and services, visit www.globe.com.ph/gcash.

Marriott Hotel Manila features THANN amenity line

To enhance the guests’ beauty and body care regimen, Marriott Hotel Manila features THANN – a natural Thai skincare line. Marriott Hotels, the flagship brand of Marriott International has partnered with THANN to reinvigorate the guestroom beauty experience, through a new and exclusive amenities line. Propelled by growing consumer demand of its customers for undiscovered high-end products, Marriott Hotels selected THANN for its increasing global appeal, leading its expansion in the US market. Formulated through artful natural therapy and modern dermatological science, the THANN amenities are made from high quality raw materials and botanicals and presented in imaginative packaging. The partnership marks Marriott’s continued dedication to improving every touch-point that allows guests to “Travel Brilliantly” at their hotels.

Today’s world travelers are sophisticated and savvy – they expect touches of luxury that reflect their aspirational lifestyle and sense of style and exploration. Marriott Hotel Manila will offer guests a joyful and uplifting sensory experience through THANN’s Aromatic Wood Collection – a line that balances Nutmeg essential oil with the sweetness of Orange and Tangerine essential oils.

“Marriott Hotels is on a journey to reimagine the future of travel and THANN amenities will elevate the guest experience at our hotels,” said Matthew Carroll, vice president, Brand Management, Marriott Hotels. “Our research shows that customers rank bathroom amenities among the top five most important influences on their overall guest room experience. Partnering with THANN will also enable Marriott to meet another customer desire for the introduction of new amenities on a regular basis. As THANN’s products continue to become available in North America, we are excited to be among the first to offer the brand’s products to our guests.”

“THANN aims to offer customers a lifestyle of total wellness, and in collaboration with partner Marriott Hotels, we will influence both business and leisure travelers around the globe,” Said Tony Suppattranont, Managing Director, THANN, “We strive to make our amenities the highest quality and are proud to be a part of Marriott’s invitation to “Travel Brilliantly.”

THANN Amenity Line

In addition to being featured in Marriott Hotels’ guestroom bathrooms, the Aromatic Wood Collection will also be available for purchase on http://www.shopmarriott.com. Some of the items that can be enjoyed are Aromatherapy Hand Wash (8.45 fl. oz.) – P 847.00, Aromatherapy Shower  Gel ( 11.15 fl. oz.) – P1,292.00, Aromatherapy Conditioner (8.45 fl. oz.) – P1,159 and  Aromatherapy Shampoo (8.45 fl. oz.) – P1,159.

For more information, please call 988-9999. To join Marriott Manila’s ongoing conversations, like us on facebook.com/marriothotelmanila or follow us on Twitter @marriottmanila and Instagram @manilamarriott.

Nutrilite celebrates 80th anniversary

Nutrilite celebrates 80th anniversary with global phytonutrient report and expanded research and development, nutrition manufacturing and visitor experience

To mark its 80th year, the vitamin and dietary supplement leader continues to pursue pioneering phytonutrient research and make significant investments for the future

Manila, Philippines (October 22, 2014) – In the early 20th century, before people knew what “phytonutrients” were and even before the word “vitamin” was widely used, future Nutrilite founder Carl Rehnborg was in China, already observing the connection between health and a diet rich in fruits and vegetables. He was even experimenting with his own crude supplements.

Now, 80 years after the Nutrilite brand was founded, it is the number one selling brand of vitamins and dietary supplements in the world.* Nutrilite continues to grow in sales, infrastructure and expertise, remaining at the forefront of researching plant-based nutrients, now commonly known as phytonutrients.

“Carl was truly way ahead of his time. His vision and passion led to such an innovative solution — preserving these phytonutrients so that each one of us can easily fill the nutrition gaps in our diets when we don’t eat enough fruits and vegetables,” said Kanan Banerjee, Amway vice president for global branding in nutrition and wellness. “Life has changed a lot since 1934. Most of us are busier with less time to eat right, making Nutrilite more relevant today than ever before.”

To mark the 80th anniversary of Nutrilite, Amway and the Nutrilite Health Institute are releasing the 2014 Nutrilite Global Phytonutrient Report**, one of the few reports that examines global fruit and vegetable intake and availability, and the potential implications on health.

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The Nutrilite Global Phytonutrient Report reveals a gap between the amount of fruits and vegetables recommended by the World Health Organization and what people actually eat. That gap can be caused by busy schedules, limited access to any or a variety of fresh produce, as well as personal taste preferences.

“These results are a big part of helping people understand how they can and should eat in order to fill their nutritional gaps and make an investment each and every day to live healthier lives for the benefit of their families and for themselves. Nutrilite’s philosophy of optimal health embodies healthy balanced nutrition that includes an abundance of plant foods and regular physical activity or exercise as two key foundational components for everyone,” said Dr. Keith Randolph, technology strategist at the Nutrilite Health Institute.

Color Your Story World Tour 

Report highlights are being shared throughout 2014 during the Color Your Story World Tour. The tour features Nutrilite scientists, other experts and Dr. Sam Rehnborg, Carl’s son and the president of the Nutrilite Health Institute.

“Throughout our history, Nutrilite has taken the lead in nutritional sciences and the use of phytonutrients. By staying true to our commitment of combining the best of science with the best of nature, we have become a global health and wellness leader,” said Rehnborg.

New research and development, manufacturing facilities and visitor experience 

Amway and Nutrilite leaders also are unveiling a fully redesigned Center for Optimal Health in Buena Park, California (U.S.), with new facilities for manufacturing, and research and development.

The $42 million renovation and expansion includes an elaborate rooftop display where visitors can learn about Nutrilite farming operations, product offerings and Carl Rehnborg’s journey to starting Nutrilite. The work is being completed in phases with the final dedication on September 17, 2014, as part of the anniversary celebration.

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**About The Global Phytonutrient Report
The Global Phytonutrient Report: A Global Snapshot of Fruit and Vegetable Intake, and Implications for Phytonutrient Intakes was developed by Nutrilite using results from an analysis of fruit and vegetable intakes conducted for Nutrilite by Exponent, Inc.**  The analysis of fruit and vegetable intakes was conducted using data from several sources: World Health Organization (WHO)’s World Health Survey (WHS), the Global Environment Monitoring System – Food Contamination Monitoring and Assessment Programme (GEMS/Food) and the Food and Agriculture Organization’s (FAO) Supply Utilization Accounts (SUA) and Food Balance Sheets.

*** All implications and inferences presented in the Global Phytonutrient Report were prepared by Nutrilite and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of Exponent.

About Nutrilite

Celebrating 80 years in 2014, the Nutrilite brand, exclusively by Amway, is the world’s number one selling brand of vitamins and dietary supplements.* Backed by 80 years of science and research, the Nutrilite team has perfected a proprietary “seed to supplement” practice to preserve potency and maximize the consistency, efficacy and safety of its products. NUTRILITE products are developed for personal daily nutrition, heart health, strong bones and weight management. Its top selling products are NUTRILITE Protein Powder, DOUBLE X/TRIPLE X® Vitamin/Mineral/Phytonutrient and Vitamin C. The Nutrilite brand is the only global vitamin and mineral brand to grow, harvest and process plants on its own certified organic farms*, which are located in the United States, Mexico and Brazil. More information is available at www.facebook.com/amwaycolorurlife.

About Amway

Amway is the world’s number one direct selling business, according to the 2013 Direct Selling News Global 100. Founded in 1959 by entrepreneurs Rich DeVos and Jay Van Andel, and based in Ada, Michigan, U.S., Amway offers consumer products and business opportunities that are supported by a global agribusiness, manufacturing and logistics supply chain. More than 900 scientists, engineers and technical professionals work in 75 R&D and quality assurance labs worldwide to support product development and create a culture of scientific excellence. Top-selling brands for Amway are NUTRILITE™ vitamin, mineral and dietary supplements; ARTISTRY™ skincare and color cosmetics; and eSpring™ water treatment systems.

For company news, visit globalnews.amway.com/ www.colorurlife.com.ph.

*Source Euromonitor International Limited.  http://www.euromonitor.com/amway-claims

Filipino inspired steaks at Brickhouse

Almost all steakhouse are bragging their Angus and Australian Beef, and it’s time to go local and get that Filipino inspired steaks at Brickfire!

Its flagship dishes are The Duke and the Cowgirl Annie, which are generous cuts of tender local beef classically seasoned with salt and pepper and most importantly, Brickfire is a budget-friendly steakhouse!

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That is where Brickfire stops being your typical budget steakhouse and becomes so much more.

One of the biggest differences with Brickfire is how the beef is cooked. Instead of the steaks being grilled, they are baked in a Brickfire oven, keeping the steaks tender and sealing in the flavorful juices, which is key to that irresistible beefy taste often found lacking in thinly cut, grilled steaks.

Brickfire doesn’t just stop differentiating itself there. It takes further steps into the diverse art of preparing steaks by offering two additional playful flavors: Honey Mustard and Wasabi. The Honey Mustard steaks are made with the famous Filipino sweet tooth in mind and are a nice alternative to the traditional salt and pepper flavor.

Branches Available:

Brickfire Katipunan 41 2/F Xavier Residence Bldg., cor. R. Alvero and E.Abada St., Loyola heights, Q.C. Philippines (02) 426 2254 +63 917 354 7318
Brickfire SM North Edsa Ground Flr annex (02) 441 4464 +63 927 523 1130

Official Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Brickfire/364378363589232?ref=ts&fref=ts

Premium HyC 150: Japan’s Best-Kept Longevity Secret

All of the nutrients that you need to be energetic and driven with a constant flow of youthfulness is in one health drink–Premium HyC 150, also known as Japan’s best-kept longevity secret.  Developed by FINE Japan Co., Ltd. and now available in the Philippines.  Premium HyC 150 just might be the answer of modern nutritional technology to the concerns of the 21st century metrosexual male or female who want an extra source of youthfulness to deliver peak performance on the job, while living the lifestyle they want.