Carica Mangosteen Super Blend
Noni Juice and Fruit Extract Review
I don’t know about you but I have not been taking antibiotics for more than five years now simply because my tummy hurts also I found our that antibiotics in the long run produces a lot of side effects. So I might as well try herbal remedies. Since then, to my surprise, naging “hiyang” ako. Although the Department of Health promotes some herbal remedies (Sampung Halamang Gamot when Sen. Flavier was the DOH Secretary that time) and herbal concoctions through its office, The Philippine Institute of Traditional and Alternative Health Care hindi talaga openly na pinapayo ng mga doktor sa mga tao to take herbal medicines mainly due to lack of scientific research but we have heard of testimonials that speak otherwise. Merong mga tao na dependent na talaga sa drugs or should I say medicines. Hindi makatulog kung walang sleep enhancers, laging nag ta-take ng pain killers or pain relievers, konting sakit lang take agad ng gamot. Yung para bang ginagawa ng vitamin supplements ang mga gamot, masama rin pala yun dahil nagiging dependent na yung katawan natin sa gamot. Hindi rin maganda sa liver. Hindi natin na re-realize it just suppresses the symptoms. Anyway, hindi ako nandito to discuss which is right and wrong, it’s ultimately your choice but for me, Science should work hand in hand with nature. Para maka-save ng maraming buhay. I believe that the closer any product is to its natural state mas effective at mas maganda sa katawan.
Since then, I experimented, researched and taken some herbal remedies. Para alam ko mismo which works for me and which doesn’t. Because what might work for Juan might not work for me. Hindi naman ibig sabihin na pag hindi hiyang sa akin eh hindi na effective yun it just so happens na hindi lang talaga effective sa akin pero it might be effective sa iba. Of course, as an informed consumer I would do my own homework before taking anything kasi hindi naman porke herbal and natural eh maganda na sa atin depende pa rin yan sa reaksiyon ng katawan natin sa mga tina-take nating gamot. So for this blog review I will write about two herbal-based products of Carica Herbal Health products, a local manufacturer of herbal and natural food supplements. They have kiosks and branches nationwide from SM malls to Robinsons malls. They are also open for franchise as I know. This company was started by Mr. Ramon Tan, an herbalist and one person that I admire. I personally met him at their Buendia office last year but before that I have been taking Carica herbal products. Lagi rin siyang naririnig sa DZAS AM station morning talk sa segment nilang KKK. I am inspired by what he talks about together with the hosts of the program sometimes with Heidi Bernardo Sampang and Pastor Eric Maliuat kasi during the segment Mr. Ramon Tan is always promoting Philippine products and herbs directly sourced dito sa Pilipinas. Biro mo hindi naman kaila sa atin na we are really very very rich in agricultural products pero nag-i-import pa rin tayo ng maraming medicines? What an irony ano po? Noon naitanong ko nga sa aking spa supervisor that time bakit kailangan pa tayong mag import ng mga facial products and massage oils eh ang dami-dami namang raw materials dito sa atin? At ang sabi niya, to this effect, “eh kasi walang tayong advancement in science and technology to harness, develop and process our raw materials while ang ibang bansa meron”. Hummm….There could be some truth in it and I am not sure kung totoo yun or hindi but sad to say, a lot of the spa products especially yung high-end spa products are sourced outside of the Philippines. For high end products, marami diyan gawang France and US yung medyo low-end gawang China. When I say high-end it means yung mga mamahalin at yung low end naman yung medyo mura and presyo. Meron pa rin kasing mentality ang mga Pilipino na pag imported eh high quality, hindi po lahat. Hindi lahat ng imported eh high quality kaya nga nagkaroon tayo ng melamine scare, ng peanut butter scare, at pati H1N1 flu virus eh imported di ba kasi nga nag-originate sa Mexico nga yun eh ….It means marami sa mga tinatangkilik natin ang mga pinagmumulan ng sakit na puro imported di ba? Hindi natin tuloy alam kung anong mga pinaglalalagay nitong mga foreign manufacturers na ito sa mga kinakain natin at nilalagay sa katawan….lason na pala. Kaya minsan napapa-isip din tuloy ako kung dapat pa ba tayong mas tumangkilik ng imported o ng local?
Anyway, going back to my review, I have tried some of Carica Herbal products and there are only two that I would blog about here. Ito yung Mangosteen Superblend and yung Carica Noni Juice and Fruit Extract. Sa panlasa ko itong dalawang ito halos the same ang taste pero mas maasim (sour) ang Carica Noni Juice and Fruit Extract. I like naman yung Mangosteen Superblend at ang sabi ng father ko na na-try din itong Mangosteen Superblend eh lasang “basi” daw. Eh hindi pa rin ako nakaka-tikim ng “basi” kaya I do not have any comparison to make. Basi is fermented sugar cane branch extract made into local wine called “Basi”. I like the Mangosteen Superblend better kasi it’s more on the sweeter side. I researched din kasi ano ang effect ng Mangosteen and this fruit has shown to have high concentrations of anti-oxidants at very effective anti-aging fruit. Hehehe…ayan sabi ko na nga ba eh kailangan ko nito. Anyway, when I started taking it, I feel better in my tummy (kasi may gastritis ako) pero secret lang natin ha? Ang magaling daw talaga sa ulcer at gastritis eh yung santol bark na pinakuluan. Mapakla daw pero talagang mabisa sa ulcer. Maybe subukan ko rin ito…What did I feel after taking it for a week? Mas naging maganda ang pakiramdam ko sa stomach ko.
A 250 ml ng Mangosteen Superblend costs Php 440.00 Pesos (approximately $8.80). Based on the label, the Mangosteen Superblend contains 40% ng Mangosteen Puree, Noni juice na 30% at Carica juice na 30%. It should be taken 1 tablespoon before breakfast. Repeat if needed in mid-afternoon and before going to bed. Pero minsan bumili ako ng Mangosteen Superblend ang panlasa ko is, mas maasim siya kaysa sa Mangosteen Superblend na nabili ko nung una. Maybe yung Mangosteen hindi pa masyadong hinog sa pag manufacture ng batch na ito? Hindi ko lang alam kung papano ang quality control nila sa kanilang mga products.
Yung Carica Noni Juice and Fruit Extract na 120 ml is Php 165.00 Pesos (approximately $3.30). 50% daw is Noni juice, Grape juice is 30%, Berry extract is 15% at Pineapple juice 5%. Ahhh…kaya pala mas maasim ito. It should be taken 1-2 Tablespoons a day on an empty stomach.
Yung mga staff naman sa SM Fairview ng Carica pag tinatanong ko kung merong gamot para sa ganito or ganoong ailment parang hindi nila masyadong alam ang tinitinda nila hindi katulad sa Mercury Drug na pag tinatanong mo ang mga clerks dun or Pharmacists alam nila. Siguro dapat isama rin ng Carica ang training for their franchisees and their staff para mas effective sila in recommending their products. Kasi alam ko magaganda naman ang products nila eh kaya internal staff training will go a long long way. Buti pa nga si Mr. Ramon Tan pag tinext ko at nagtatanong ako kung anong maganda sa ganito or ganyang sakit sumasagot sa mga text ko yun nga lang hindi sila pareho ng ni-re-recommend ng staff ng Carica na nakausap ko. Para sana mas may uniformity dapat magkaroon sila ng exhaustive training for all their personnel and staff para iisa ang sagot. Anyway, that is on the operations and management side na eh. Kasi sa spa yun ang tinatawag nating spa ritual. May uniformity ang lahat ng ginagawa, nasa standard operating procedures or SOP naman yun eh.
Carica herbal products have herbal soaps (some of it, I tried na like the herbal white soaps) and Carica shampoo, Herbal dental care toothpaste which I all like naman. Cost is no more than 200 pesos (approximately $4.00). Although mabango rin ang Carica soaps mas mababango nga lang yung soaps ng Soap Opera and Lush! pero mas mura ng konti ang Carica soaps. I have a blog about Soaps, Bathing and Lush Soaps at this link http://yunesa.blogspot.com/2009/08/soap-opera-consumer-review.html
I bought both products sa Sonsea herbal shop ng Carica sa SM Fairview. This is where I normally buy any Carica products. Their marketing office is located at 2628 Dian st. corner Buendia in Makati City with telephone number 5218783 or 5235603. You can email them at firstname.lastname@example.org and website at http://www.caricaworldwide.com.ph/
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