Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Fucoidan in the Philippines!

First of all, what is Fucoidan?

A cursory Google search will tell you that Fucoidan is a seaweed extract that is believed to have anti-cancer properties. Fucoidan was first introduced at the 55th Japan Cancer Convention back in 1996. Sound to good to be true? Studies have been conducted with regards to the anti-cancer effects of Fucoidan, detailed information of which can be found here - http://ezinearticles.com/?Discover-Why-Doctors-Think-Seaweed-Can-Help-Cure-Cancer!&id=263191 and here - http://www.pubmed.gov (just type in the keyword "Fucoidan" and you'll get all the filed studies done by medical practitioners).

Fucoidan supplements / Ms. Marissa Del MarI must admit, the moment I received the invitation for the Fucoidan event, I was very skeptical. I'm the type who doesn't just take meds because someone said it does this and that. I'm very selective of what I ingest because I don't want to be suffering from negative side effects and I want to be around for a long time since my kids are still relatively young. I really did my homework prior to this.

We were welcomed to the Fucoidan Slimming, Rejuvenation, and Wellness Center by the owner herself, former actress Marissa Del Mar. I was amazed at her appearance -- she must be like in her 50's but she looked more than a decade younger than her real age. Ms. Del Mar gave us a primer on what Fucoidan is and then shared the benefits of taking it. She even came armed with her executive check-up results from St. Luke's Medical Center, a testament to Fucoidan's effectivity on her health.

Aside from its anti-cancer properties, Fucoidan's benefits include:
  • lowers cholesterol levels and high blood pressure
  • detoxifies the body by acting as a cleansing agent
  • nourishes cells and makes the skin soft and smooth
  • helps fight Diabetes by reducing sugar levels
Fucoidan was also cleared by the BFAD (Bureau of Food and Drugs) for Philippine distribution and consumption. Fucoidan retails for P8,250 per 180 capsules -- about P46 per capsule. The recommended dosage is 1-2 capsules a day.

Aside from the being the exclusive Philippine distributor and retailer of Fucoidan supplements, Fucoidan Wellness Center also offers a variety of beauty, spa, and slimming services. Facials, massages, and non-invasive skin and slimming treatments can be availed of at the center.

RF slimming treatment machine / treatment roomI was allowed to sample a treatment of my choice during the event, and I chose to try the RF (Radio Frequency) Slimming Treatment. Ms. Del Mar said that she was able to lose 1.5 inches from her waistline after a single treatment and so I was really psyched about it. Of course, the resident doctors and therapists told me that the results vary from person to person.

My waistline was measured and I was asked to lie down with a cold metal plate plate on my back for the RF Treatment. Cream was applied to my abdominal area and a wand with a flat circular heated tip was rubbed all over as if trying to melt the bulges away. The treatment lasted for about half an hour. I was measured again afterwards, and I actually lost half an inch!

The Fucoidan Wellness Center has two resident doctors to make sure that you're getting the treatment that's appropriate for you. One of my companions availed of their facial treatment and was very, very happy with it. I'll definitely be back soon to try out their facials.

At the moment, you can only buy Fucoidan supplements from the Fucoidan Wellness Center. For more info about the supplements and the services offered, log on to http://www.fucoidanwellness.com

Fucoidan Wellness Center
3rd floor, Anna 1 Building, Bayani Road, AFPOVAI village,
Fort Bonifacio, Taguig City, NCR, Philippines

703-2572 • 703-2571 • 893-4972 • 893-4973 • 812-8995

Group photo with fellow bloggers and Ms. Marissa Del MarThanks to Yehey.com and Fucoidan Wellness Center for a lovely and enlightening afternoon. :)

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