Frequently Asked Questions About ABS Bitter Herbs Capsules

  1. What is ABS Bitter Herbs?
  2. What are the components of ABS Bitter Herbs capsules?
  3. What are the benefits of ABS Bitter Herbs capsules?
  4. What does each component herb in ABS Bitter Herbs do?
  5. Does ABS Bitter Herbs contain fiber?
  6. Are ABS Bitter Herbs capsules good for the heart?
  7. Are ABS Bitter Herbs capsules good for asthma?
  8. Are ABS Bitter Herbs capsules good for diabetes?
  9. How do we take ABS Bitter Herbs?
  10. What is the immediate effect of ABS Bitter Herbs capsules?
  11. Since ABS Bitter Herbs is composed of vegetables, are there pesticides or harmful substances in it?
  12. What is the difference of ABS Bitter Herbs from other herbal supplements?
  13. Does ABS Bitter Herbs have side effects?
  14. Does ABS Bitter Herbs interfere with other medications when taken together?
  15. Is it safe for pregnant women?
  16. Is it safe for nursing mothers?
  17. Is there a chance for an overdose?
  18. Do you need a doctor’s prescription for the product?
  19. Are food supplements advocated for use by regulatory bodies?

Frequently Asked Questions about ABS Herbal Tea

  1. What are the components of ABS Herbal Tea®?
  2. What are the benefits of ABS Herbal Tea®?
  3. Does ABS Herbal Tea® contain fiber?
  4. How do we use ABS Herbal Tea®?
  5. When is the best time to take ABS Herbal Tea®?
  6. What is the immediate effect of ABS Herbal Tea®?
  7. Is there a possibility that these herbs may contain harmful pesticides?
  8. Does ABS Herbal Tea® have side effects?
  9. Can ABS Herbal Tea® be used together with other medications?
  10. Is it safe for pregnant women?
  11. Is it safe for nursing mothers?
  12. What is the difference between ABS Herbal Tea® and other slimming teas?

Frequently Asked Questions about Charagen Capsules and Tea

  1. What is CharaGen®?
  2. What are the micronutrients in CharaGen®?
  3. Is it better to take the ampalaya capsules and tea or just eat the fruit and leaves?
  4. Who can take CharaGen®?
  5. How do I take CharaGen capsules and tea?
  6. If I take Charagen® can I do away without my medications?
  7. Is Charagen® safe to take even with other medications?
  8. Can pregnant women take CharaGen®?
  9. What is the difference of CharaGen® with other ampalaya capsules and supplements?

Frequently Asked Questions About Circumax 5 plus Ginsens

  1. What is Circumax ®?
  2. What are the components of Circumax ®?
  3. What are the benefits of Circumax ®?
  4. Who can take Circumax ®?
  5. How do I take Circumax ®?
  6. If I take Circumax ® can I do away without my medications?
  7. How long does Circumax ® take effect?
  8. Is Circumax ® safe to take even with other medications?
  9. Can pregnant women or nursing mothers take Circumax ®?

Frequently Asked Questions About Grace Virgin Coconut Oil

  1. What is Virgin Coconut Oil (VCO)?
  2. What does Virgin Coconut oil do?
  3. What are the attributes of VCO?
  4. Why is it called “Virgin?”
  5. What is the shelf life of coconut oil?
  6. I have heard that saturated fats are unhealthy. Does this mean that VCO is unhealthy?
  7. What does scientific research indicate?
  8. Are all natural coconut oils virgin oils?
  9. How do you distinguish virgin coconut oil from other oils?
  10. What are the differences between commercial (copra) oil and Virgin coconut oil?
  11. What is organic VCO?
  12. Is Coconut oil a "seed" oil?
  13. How do I use Virgin Coconut oil?
  14. Does Virgin Coconut oil have any side effects?
  15. Can Virgin Coconut oil be used together with my medications?
  16. What is the difference of Grace Virgin Coconut Oil with other VCO brands?

Frequently Asked Questions About Kolestrim®

  1. What is Kolestrim®?
  2. What are the components of Kolestrim?
  3. What are the benefits of Kolestrim?
  4. Who can take Kolestrim®?
  5. How do I take Kolestrim®?
  6. If I take Kolestrim® can I do away without my medications?
  7. How long does Kolestrim® take effect?
  8. Is Kolestrim® safe to take even with other medications?
  9. Can pregnant women take Kolestrim®?

 

 
     

 

 

Frequently Asked Questions About ABS Bitter Herbs Capsules

1. What is ABS Bitter Herbs?

ABS Bitter Herbs is a 100% natural herbal food supplement in capsule form.

2. What are the components of ABS Bitter Herbs capsules?

ABS Bitter Herbs capsule combines the rich nutritional values of 7 powerful herbs found naturally in the Philippines. ABS Bitter Herbs is a good source of fiber, antioxidants and phytonutrients or plant vitamins and minerals, which are noted to help nourish the body for better health.

3. What are the benefits of ABS Bitter Herbs capsules?

ABS Bitter Herbs enhances one’s physical and overall well-being. Dietary fiber, acting synergistically with essential vitamins and minerals to perform tasks such as:

·Boosting the immune system
·Detoxifying the body of harmful substances
·Helping blood sugar control
·Regulating the body’s metabolism

4. What does each component herb in ABS Bitter Herbs do?

Each herb in one ABS Bitter Herbs capsule was researched and designed to act in conjunction with one another to enhance overall well-being. King of Bitters boosts the immune system, Lagundi is noted to stabilize cells, Malunggay and Saluyot contain vitamin C which helps to strengthen the immune system. Luyang Dilaw flushes out toxins and helps repair the kidneys and liver. When combined, these herbs have a nutritional value that far exceeds any other herbal supplement to date.

5. Does ABS Bitter Herbs contain fiber?

ABS Bitter Herbs has 100% natural herbs and is, therefore, fiber-rich. Fiber is nature’s broom, removing harmful toxins in the body. ABS Bitter Herbs contains fiber to help enhance the properties of herbs to provide maximum effectiveness.

6. Are ABS Bitter Herbs capsules good for the heart?

Yes. ABS Bitter Herbs contain fiber, vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients and is good not only for the heart, but for the whole body. The fiber in ABS Bitter Herbs (about 32.6% per capsule) is shown to reduce the risk of heart disease. For people with heart ailments, it is highly advisable to consult a doctor or physician before taking food supplements.

7. Are ABS Bitter Herbs capsules good for asthma?

Yes. The combination of antioxidants and minerals in ABS Bitter Herbs helps promote and maintain healthy cells in the body. Lagundi, according to the Philippine’s Department of Health, helps relieve asthma, colds and fever.

8. Are ABS Bitter Herbs capsules good for diabetes?

Yes. The World Health Organization and the Philippine Department of Health has classified Ampalaya/ Bitter Melon, one of the seven ingredients in ABS Bitter Herbs, is a rich source of dietary fiber that is shown to be beneficial to diabetics.

9. How do we take ABS Bitter Herbs?

The product is taken with a full glass of water. The recommended dose for adults is 2-3 capsules taken before every meal. For children 7-12 years old, the suggested intake is 1 capsule a day with a meal. Consumers should take 8-10 glasses of water everyday when taking any herbal supplements.

10. What is the immediate effect of ABS Bitter Herbs capsules?

The immediate effects are evident after the first three days of use. These include a nutritional realignment and the flushing out of toxins that result from mild stomach upsets and a light rash. Users should continue to take ABS Bitter Herbs even when having these symptoms. After this initial phase, people would already feel better and more energetic from continuous use.

11. Since ABS Bitter Herbs is composed of vegetables, are there pesticides or harmful substances in it?

The raw material and components of ABS Bitter Herbs are subjected to strict quality control standards in a pharmaceutical-standard laboratory which conforms to current Good Manufacturing Practice standards. Each ingredient is taken from environment-friendly locations and is checked for the absence of pesticides and chemicals. ABS Bitter Herbs is approved by the Bureau of Food and Drug and is subjected to various tests by independent laboratories. ABS Bitter Herbs has been a recipient of excellence awards like the National Consumers’ Quality Award and the National Consumers’ Excellence Award so people are assured of a high-quality and all-natural product.

12. What is the difference of ABS Bitter Herbs from other herbal supplements?

The main difference of ABS Bitter Herbs from other herbal supplements is that ABS Bitter Herbs has 7 vegetables and herbs working together which provides overall wellness to users. Other herbal supplements contain only one component in them, thus limiting their benefits.

13. Does ABS Bitter Herbs have side effects?

To date, there have been no reported side effects of the product. This could be attributed to the fact that ABS Bitter Herbs is 100% natural and the herbs used in the capsules are already part of South East Asian people’s healthy diet and lifestyle.

14. Does ABS Bitter Herbs interfere with other medications when taken together?

No. Consumer usage and experience show that there are no drug interactions when ABS Bitter Herbs is taken along with other medicines.

15. Is it safe for pregnant women?

To date, there is no data or study showing that the use of herbal food supplements may have adverse side-effects on pregnant women. It would be advisable to consult with your doctor or physician first before taking any food supplement during pregnancy. As such, our medical advisory board does not recommend taking ABS Bitter Herbs during pregnancy.

16. Is it safe for nursing mothers?

Yes. In fact, ABS Bitter Herbs will increase milk production in nursing mothers because one of the ingredients is Moringa oliefera – Malunggay, a vegetable known to contain nutrients good for lactating women.

17. Is there a chance for an overdose?

No. ABS Bitter Herbs is made from 100% natural ingredients and the excess will just be flushed out of the body through the feces.

18. Do you need a doctor’s prescription for the product?

No. ABS Bitter Herbs is an herbal supplement and not a synthetic medicine nor a drug. But due to the increasing awareness of the healing value of herbal supplements, more and more doctors are recommending the product as a high-fiber nutritional supplement.

19. Are food supplements advocated for use by regulatory bodies?

Yes. The Philippine government has already passed Republic Act 9423 or the Traditional Alternative Medicine Act. This law recognizes the value of herbal and natural supplements in the prevention of diseases.

More and more people are recognizing the value of natural herbs and substances. In the US, Congress passed “The Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act of 1994” which recognizes the importance of nutrition and the benefits of dietary supplements and that there is a link to the ingestion of certain nutrients found in dietary supplements and the prevention of certain diseases.

 
 

Frequently Asked Questions about ABS Herbal Tea

1.What are the components of ABS Herbal Tea®?

The ABS Herbal Tea® is composed of three herbs: Anise, Peppermint and Ampalaya/ Bitter Melon. These three herbs are beneficial to the body because they are rich in vitamins, minerals and fiber. They help nourish the body with phytochemicals – plant vitamins and minerals, cleanses it of harmful toxins and soothes it with a pleasant tasting herbal tea.

2.What are the benefits of ABS Herbal Tea®?

The unique combination of herbs in ABS Herbal Tea® helps to promote the right body weight and shape. This is achieved through the fact that the herbs decrease the contact time and absorption time of harmful substances in our intestines. For people who are constipated, the unique combination of herbs enhances the elimination of waste to give you that right and light feeling.

3.Does ABS Herbal Tea® contain fiber?

ABS Herbal Tea® by nature is an herbal-based product and therefore is fiber-rich. Fiber is nature’s broom, allowing the body to flush out harmful toxins. Its detoxifying action helps improve digestion and increases the metabolism of vital nutrients and minerals by the body.

4. How do we use ABS Herbal Tea®?

Place one ABS Herbal Tea® tea bag in a cup of boiled water. Cover the cup and allow to dissolve for 3-5 minutes. Add lemon or honey for added taste.

5. When is the best time to take ABS Herbal Tea®?

It is advisable to have a cup of ABS Herbal Tea® once a day after supper or in the late afternoon. After the initial seven days of use, increase to two cups a day.

6. What is the immediate effect of ABS Herbal Tea®?

ABS Herbal Tea® is designed to promote regular bowel movement in just 5-10 days. We encourage users to ingest 6-8 glasses of water a day. Some users may experience loose bowel movement during the first seven days upon use of the product. This is the result of the body adjusting to the use of the product. The use of the product allows harmful toxins, indigestible and processed food to be flushed out of the body system.

7. Is there a possibility that these herbs may contain harmful pesticides?

ABS Herbal Tea® is 100% natural. The raw materials are subjected to strict quality control standards in a pharmaceutical-standard laboratory which conforms to current Good Manufacturing Practice standards. Each ingredient comes from environment-friendly sources and is free from harmful pesticides and toxins. ABS Herbal Tea® is approved by the Bureau of Food and Drugs and so far, no synthetic substances or hard elements were found in the finished goods.

8. Does ABS Herbal Tea® have side effects?

To date, there have been no documented side effects of the product. This is because the herbs used are 100% natural and is used in many healthy Filipino dishes.

9. Can ABS Herbal Tea® be used together with other medications?

Yes. It is important to note that ABS Herbal Tea® is not a medicine but an herbal supplement. Consumer reports show that ABS Herbal Tea® in conjunction with medicine produces no side effects.

10. Is it safe for pregnant women?

To date there have been no studies conducted regarding the use of the product and its effects on pregnant women. For pregnant women who want to use the product, we highly suggest to consult a qualified nutritionist or doctor.

11. Is it safe for nursing mothers?

To date, there is no clinical benefit found in the use of ABS Herbal Tea® for nursing or lactating mothers. As such, our advisory board does not recommend the use of this product for nursing mothers. It is always best to consult doctors when using herbal supplements by nursing mothers.

12. What is the difference between ABS Herbal Tea® and other slimming teas?

ABS Herbal Tea® has the only combination of three natural herbs which act to increase metabolism and removes harmful elements from the body during digestion and improves bowel movement for constipated people. Other slimming teas has an effect which is immediate. The effect of ABS Herbal Tea® is gradual which usually occurs around 12 hours. This allows more time for the digestive system to do its work of assimilating nutrients for use by the body. After 12 hours, all the un-needed foodstuff are removed from the body.

 
 
Frequently Asked Questions about Charagen Capsules and Tea

1. What is CharaGen®?

CharaGen® is a food supplement rich in natural micronutrients and fiber from Ampalaya or Bitter Melon that supplements the body of its daily dietary needs. CharaGen® can prevent nutritional deficiency that can hasten the occurrence of degenerative diseases and help as an adjunct to the treatment of diabetics. CharaGen® can also be taken in tea form.

2. What are the micronutrients in CharaGen®?

According to Philippine Food Nutrition Research Institute, Ampalaya or Bitter Melon is a good source of B-carotene, Vitamin A, Vitamin B1, B6, B12, Vitamin C and minerals Calcium, Phosphorus and Iron. International Scientific Journals have demonstrated the presence of polypetide – p and momordicin that are beneficial in maintaining the healthy blood sugar levels in people with diabetes. These natural micronutrients are retained in the CharaGen® capsules and Tea.

3. Is it better to take the ampalaya capsules and tea or just eat the fruit and leaves?

It is important to emphasize that CharaGen® is not to replace the food and vegetable requirement of a person. CharaGen® Forteis in capsule form to give you the convenience of taking this remarkable vegetable. However, eating ampalaya/ bitter melon is advisable to supply our vegetable requirement in our daily dietary intake. But most people do not have the luxury of time to cook or eat ampalaya on a daily basis, as such, CharaGen® capsules and tea is a convenient alternative to supply the benefits of ampalaya because of two reasons – 1. Uniformity of nutritional values in capsule form compared to raw vegetables, and 2. better compliance because it is not bitter to taste.

4. Who can take CharaGen®?

It is highly recommended that people with DIABETES MELLITUS and those who have history of diabetes in the family take CharaGen® capsules and tea daily as food supplement. Children (7 – 12 years) with diabetes can also take CharaGen® Forteonce they can swallow the capsules. The tea is taken regularly to maintain healthy blood glucose levels.

5. How do I take CharaGen capsules and tea?

Adults are recommended to take 2-3 capsules every day preferably 1 capsule before meals. Children (7-12 years old) should take 1-2 capsules daily preferably before meals. It is highly recommended to never skip meals when taking Charagen® Fortecapsules. CharaGen® tea can be taken twice a day preferably in the morning and evening. After a heavy meal laced with too much sweets or sugar, take CharaGen® to keep blood sugar levels normal.

6. If I take Charagen® can I do away without my medications?

CharaGen® is a food supplement that helps keep blood sugar levels balanced because of the presence of polypeptide-p and momordicin – (the active principle in ampalaya increases the utilization of sugar in the body). Being a food supplement however, does not warrant removal of your existing medication. It is always best to consult an expert medical practitioner before embarking on any medication or supplementation to manage diabetic conditions. Please note that proper diet, regular exercise, necessary medication, blood monitoring are the cornerstones in the management and control of diabetes.

7. Is Charagen® safe to take even with other medications?

So far there have been no reported cases of drug interactions with the use of CharaGen®. It is important to note, that this product is a dietary supplement that is 100% natural, without the presence of synthetic and artificial substances. As such, the product is guaranteed safe and effective.

8. Can pregnant women take CharaGen®?

During pregnancy, CharaGen® capsules and teais not recommended. However, it is strongly advisable that pregnant women eat a well balanced diet and take in multi-vitamins that contain folic acid.

9. What is the difference of CharaGen® with other ampalaya capsules and supplements?

CharaGen® capsules and tea is prepared in a pharmaceutical standard facility that conforms to current Good Manufacturing Practices standards. Every step of the production process from raw materials of ampalaya to finished goods in capsule are subjected to the most stringent quality control standards by a nutraceutical laboratory. The price of CharaGen® is affordable, and consumers get their money’s worth. The Ampalaya/ Bitter Melon inside the capsule comes from carefully selected Philippine Ampalaya variety, which is smaller compared to the usual Ampalaya fruit. This variety has a strong bitter taste because of the lock-in nutrients and active ingredients inside the Ampalaya fruit.

 
 
Frequently Asked Questions About Circumax 5 plus Ginsens
 
  1. What is Circumax ®?

Circumax ® is a herbal supplement that enhances blood flow in our circulatory system andimproves the integrity of the nerves. Researches suggest that various diseases emanates from poor blood circulation.

  1. What are the components of Circumax ®?

Circumax ® is a combination of six herbs. These four herbs are Garlic, Hawthorne berry,Ginkgo, Andrographis paniculata and Asian Ginseng. The five components of Circumax ® are known in complementary treatments to increase circulation and stamina. Recently, Philippine Garlic was found to be more anti-cholesterolemic than an antihypertensive herb. In addition, Ginkgo and Ginseng have been found to help in erectile dysfunction and increase blood circulation in the vital organs of the body like the brain and heart, hence, decreasing the risk and development of cardio-vascular diseases. Hawthorne berry is an herb that is gaining interest because of its benefit to heart function and health. Another component is the Philippine Andrographis an herb known to protect the liver from damage and enhance liver efficiency in metabolizing fat. Circumax ® ensures the synergistic action of these herbs to build-up strength and stamina, improves blood flow and strengthens the nerves.

  1. What are the benefits of Circumax ®?

It is important to emphasize that Circumax ® is not to replace the food and vegetable requirement of a person. Circumax ® is in capsule form to avoid the destruction of micronutrients during exposure to light and heat during cooking. It is a fact that micronutrients are destroyed and its potency decreased once it is subjected to light, boiling and heat. Secondly, with the premises to control cholesterol, Circumax ® aims to prevent the development of hypertension.

  1. Who can take Circumax ®?

It is highly recommended for people with low energy levels and those who are suffering from chronic fatigue. Yet, conditions that have poor circulation can benefit from Circumax. However, people who does not have those condition mentioned can also take Circumax ® capsules as food supplement.

  1. How do I take Circumax ®?

Adults are recommended to take 2-3 capsules every day preferably 1 capsule before meals as food supplement. It is highly recommended to never skip meals when taking Circumax ® capsules.

  1. If I take Circumax ® can I do away without my medications?

Circumax ® is a food supplement. Being a food supplement however, does not warrant removal of your existing medication. It is always best to consult an expert medical practitioner before embarking on any medication or supplementation to manage health conditions. Please note that proper diet, regular exercise, lifestyle changes and regular health check up are the cornerstone in maintaining a good health.

  1. How long does Circumax ® take effect?

Emphasis is placed on proper diet and exercise. However, Circumax ® has been found to be effective after 3-4 weeks of continuous use. There are reports of increased stamina after use of Circumax ®.

  1. Is Circumax ® safe to take even with other medications?

So far there have been no reported cases of drug interactions with the use of Circumax ®. It is important to note, that this product is a dietary herbal supplement that is 100% natural, without the presence of synthetic and artificial substances. As such, the product is guaranteed safe and effective. However, there are studies that suggest Ginseng and Ginkgo potentiate the effect of some anti-platelet aggregates like coumadin and aspirin. It is best to consult medical advise for people taking coumadin and aspirin.

  1. Can pregnant women or nursing mothers take Circumax ®?

During pregnancy, Circumax ® is not recommended. However, it is strongly advisable that pregnant women eat a well balanced diet and take in multi-vitamins that contain folic acid. The product is also not recommended for nursing mothers.

 
 
Frequently Asked Questions About Grace Virgin Coconut Oil
 
  1. What is Virgin Coconut Oil (VCO)?

An oil obtained from the fresh, mature kernel of the coconut by mechanical or natural means, with or without the use of heat, without undergoing chemical refining, bleaching or deodorizing, and which does not lead to the alteration of the nature of the oil. It is suitable for consumption without the need for further processing. Is called a “functional food.” The active component is Lauric Acid – a medium chain fatty acid (MCFA) a.k.a medium chain triglyceride which is converted to monolaurin in the body that helps boost the immune system and fights microorganisms. (Philippine Coconut Authority)

  1. What does Virgin Coconut oil do?

Based on the studies gathered by Dr. Bruce Fife and clinical studies done by Dr. Conrado Dayrit, Virgin Coconut oil is good for:

Immune System Diabetes Boost Energy
Obesity Atherosclerosis Hypertension
Thyroid Problems Skin Health Constipation
Hypercholesterolemia Allergies Indigestion
  1. What are the attributes of VCO?

Virgin Coconut Oil is one of the most stable oils and is highly resistant to rancidity. It is stable because of its high proportion of saturated fats. (It is the unsaturated fats in the common seed oils that are easily oxidized and susceptible to rancidity.) VCOl is mild on the skin and is widely used in the tropics to protect both skin and hair from the harsh effect of the sun. Film forming qualities allow it to act as a skin moisturizer and protect against moisture loss. Its natural detergency and lathering capabilities give a double purpose as a cleansing agent for soaps and shampoos.

  1. Why is it called “Virgin?”

VCO is labeled as “Virgin” because it is not subjected to extreme heat, no substances/ solvents are added in the extraction of the oil. If other substances are added into VCO it can no longer be called “Virgin” but mere coconut oil.

  1. What is the shelf life of coconut oil?

Refined coconut oil should last 1½ years without showing signs of rancidity. Coconut Virgin Oil from the modern COLD press process has an indefinite shelf-life usually lasting more than 2 years because of its stability and resiliency from rancidity.
 
*A properly purified unrefined coconut oil will keep much longer than refined oil and this applies to other vegetable oils as well. Unrefined oils contain natural anti-oxidant agents, which protect the oil against atmospheric oxidation and rancidity. However, if the crude (unrefined) oil is of poor quality and has sufficient impurities and moisture, it will undergo hydrolysis which in turn increases the free fatty acid content. The result of this is deterioration of taste and flavour. High quality crude oil can be achieved with proper selection of materials, process, and the nature of the plant species.

  1. I have heard that saturated fats are unhealthy. Does this mean that VCO is unhealthy?

NO! In fact it merits the description given its source: the "tree of life". Popular belief used to hold that coconut oil was unhealthy by virtue of its high level of saturated fat. However, not all saturated fats are alike and current research shows that the fatty acids in coconut oil, the medium chain triglycerides, do not raise serum cholesterol or contribute to heart disease like the long chain triglycerides found in seed oils. Coconut oil is easily digested and is not deposited as fat in arteries because it is metabolized directly without passing through the carnitine transport system.

  1. What does scientific research indicate?

VCO has natural anti-oxidant and acts as anti-oxidant itself. VCO is rich in fatty acids that have natural antiviral and antibacterial properties. Virgin Coconut oil contains Monolaurin which is the same anti-microbial agent found in human's mother's milk. Caprylic and Capric acids (medium chains) are relatively and uniquely high in coconut oil diminishing the requirements of essential fatty acids.

  1. Are all natural coconut oils virgin oils?

No.  Virgin Coconut Oil is natural but not all natural coconut oil are virgin. When you add any synthetic substances such as flavorings into VCO it can no longer be called “Virgin.”

  1. How do you distinguish virgin coconut oil from other oils?

In texture and viscosity it is one of the lightest oils on the market - lighter than fractionated coconut oil known to aroma therapists. It absorbs quickly leaving no oily after - feel. It retains a light sweet coconut taste (NOT a roasted taste), and natural aroma, melts easily and quickly upon touch, is colorless and clear when melted. When solidified, it is colored pure white (white is the color for purity). Any darkening or yellowish color shows that the VCO maybe rancid/ spoiled. Shelf life is longer than refined coconut oil and much longer than village pressed oils.  

  1. What are the differences between commercial (copra) oil and Virgin coconut oil?

On most accounts, premium grade coconut oils are fresh, natural, and wholesome. The oil is recovered within hours after opening the coconuts while copra oil takes at least 1.5 months. Because Virgin Coconut oil is unrefined, it contains natural vitamin E and naturally occurring antioxidants that are normally destroyed by refining or heating in other processes. Virgin Coconut oil is more expensive than refined or crude oil as most Virgin coconut oils use only selected raw materials, and experience lower production yield as there is only one pressing. The following table shows a snapshot of the difference of VCO and Refined, Bleached, Deodorized (RBD) coconut oils.

Differences Refined, Bleached, Deodorized RBD Coconut Oil Virgin Coconut Oil
Why the name? Highly processed oil. Not natural. Virgin – subjected to minimal or no synthetic processing.
Source Copra Fresh Mature Coconuts
Method of Extraction Smoking, heating in kiln
high temperature
chemical solvents
  • Boiling
  • Fermentation
  • Refrigeration
  • Mechanical press
  • Centrifuge
Description Clear, Tasteless, Odorless Pure, white when solid
Crystal clear like water when liquid
Uses For all-purpose cooking
Body care needs
Cosmetic and food industries
Therapeutic
Skin and scalp
Cooking
Advantage Price is less Retains natural phytonutrients
Disadvantage High rancidity rate (smell and color change yellow)
Presence of molds (aflatoxins) in copra
High price
How do you know the difference between copra-based and VCO? Bland, odorless Mild coconut flavor and aroma.
  1. What is organic VCO?

Organic VCO is one that has been certified by specific agencies to adhere to certain standards. However, organic certification agencies do not distinguish between copra and non-copra oils and they do allow for solvent use under certification rules.  In effect, organic certification of coconut oil is not a guarantee of naturalness in the sense that it is promoted as such in first world countries.

  1. Is Coconut oil a "seed" oil?

No. In oil trading, seed oils are considered to be those from annual crops. Common and predominant ones used in North America are Soybean, Corn, Canola, Safflower, Sesame seed, and Sunflower seed oil. Coconut oil comes from the fruit of the coconut tree.

  1. How do I use Virgin Coconut oil?

VCO can be used as cooking oil, lotion and as supplement. It can be used as regular health supplement. It is recommended to take 2-3 tablespoons a day 30 minutes before meals.

  1. Does Virgin Coconut oil have any side effects?

No side effects are documented. Loose stool is the most common reported effect of coconut oil.

  1. Can Virgin Coconut oil be used together with my medications?

Yes, the Virgin coconut oil is classified under functional foods. Thus, it can be used as a dietary adjunct or supplement.

  1. What is the difference of Grace Virgin Coconut Oil with other VCO brands?

Grace Virgin Coconut Oil is made from fresh mature coconut meat, extracted using cold-pressed mechanical method. It is not subjected to heat. It is applied to a super-centrifuge machine to spin of water, thereby reducing moisture content to the barest minimum. The consumer will get a VCO with a high-lauric acid content of 56.0%, a VCO resilient to rancidity, unsurpassed clarity, and with a real coconut flavor and aroma. Grace VCO provides all the health-giving benefits of VCO.

 
 
Frequently Asked Questions About Kolestrim®
 
  1. What is Kolestrim®?

Kolestrim® is a food supplement rich in natural micronutrients and fiber from herbs and coconut meat that supplements the body of its daily dietary needs like. Kolestrim® can prevent nutritional deficiency that can hasten the occurrence of degenerative diseases and help in controlling cholesterol build up in the body.

  1. What are the components of Kolestrim?

Kolestrim® is a combination of four herbs and coconut meat. These four herbs are Garlic, Hawthorne berry, Taheebo and Andrographis paniculata. The five components of Kolestrim are known in complementary treatments to lower down or control cholesterol. Recently, Philippine Garlic was found to be more anti-cholesterolemic than an antihypertensive. In addition, coconut meat is a good source of dietary fiber with amounts equivalent to oats. Yet, studies have proven that consumption of 25-35 grams of fiber reduces the risk and development of cardio-vascular diseases. Hawthorne berry is an herb that is gaining interest because of its benefit to heart function and health. Another component is the Philippine Andrographis an herb known to protect the liver from damage and enhance liver efficiency in metabolizing fat. Kolestrim® ensures the synergistic action of these herbs to trim and control cholesterol build-up.

  1. What are the benefits of Kolestrim?

It is important to emphasize that Kolestrim® is not to replace the food and vegetable requirement of a person. Kolestrim® is in capsule form to avoid the destruction of micronutrients during exposure to light and heat during cooking. It is a fact that micronutrients are destroyed and its potency decreased once it is subjected to light, boiling and heat. Secondly, with the premises to control cholesterol, Kolestrim® aims to prevent the development of hypertension. Thus, Kolestrim® offers to arrest the progression and development of cardio-vascular disease.

  1. Who can take Kolestrim®?

It is highly recommended for people with elevated cholesterol, triglyceride levels and those who have hypertension. However, people who does not have those condition mentioned can also take Kolestrim® capsules as food supplement.

  1. How do I take Kolestrim®?

Adults are recommended to take 2-3 capsules every day preferably 1 capsule before meals as food supplement. It is highly recommended to never skip meals when taking Kolestrim® capsules.

  1. If I take Kolestrim® can I do away without my medications?

Kolestrim® is a food supplement that helps keep cholesterol levels balanced because of the presence of garlic and dietary fiber from coconut meat. Being a food supplement however, does not warrant removal of your existing medication. It is always best to consult an expert medical practitioner before embarking on any medication or supplementation to manage health conditions. Please note that proper diet, regular exercise and regular health check up are the cornerstone in maintaining a good health.

  1. How long does Kolestrim® take effect?

Emphasis is placed on proper diet and exercise. However, Kolestrim has been found to be effective after 3-4 weeks of continuous use.

  1. Is Kolestrim® safe to take even with other medications?

So far there have been no reported cases of drug interactions with the use of any ingredients in Kolestrim®. It is important to note, that this product is a dietary food supplement that is 100% natural, without the presence of synthetic and artificial substances. As such, the product is guaranteed safe and effective.

  1. Can pregnant women take Kolestrim®?

During pregnancy, Kolestrim® is not recommended. However, it is strongly advisable that pregnant women eat a well balanced diet and take in multi-vitamins that contain folic acid.

 
 
 

Note:

  1. The product does not intend to diagnose, treat, prevent or cure any diseases. The answers to the questions are a compilation of various research materials and clinical studies done for each herb. Please consult with a health care practitioner before embarking on any dietary healthcare program.
  2. All statements and answers above are formulated by healthcare experts and consultants from the ABSolute Life Wellness Center.