Sunday, 29 July 2012

WELLNESS@LXG: Shout-Out for Supplements

There are two distinct camps where the subject of supplements is concerned; those that believe that we should simply eat healthily - and those that believe that we should pop a pill or twenty a day to ensure we live to be a hundred.

I however tend to find middle ground between the two. Yes we certainly should eat healthily, but with our current hectic work schedule, how many of us actually have the time to cook and eat even two meals a day at home? (And I’m sorry to disappoint but processed food straight from a can, sachet or packet does not count).

So the only way to ensure that we stay healthy, would be to take a supplement together with as many fresh fruit and vegetables as we can get our hands on in a day.

I spent most of my youth working out and being active (unlikely but true). I’ve hiked through the highlands of Scotland in unsuitable footwear and nearly lost my toes to frostbite. I have traversed the jungles of Sri Lanka photographing exotic wildlife, and I was almost desiccated in the deserts of Northern India. So after so much abuse, my knees and joints are now protesting and refusing to be as pliable as they once were. 

Before I was introduced to Kneipp, I used to pop a glucosamine tablet, but the problem with that was I often forgot to take it, and because the tablets have to be taken with food, it became quite a chore, with me probably only taking it twice in a week. 
Kneipp® Active Joint’s 5-in-1 Effervescent Tablets (l)
Kneipp® Magnesium + Calcium + D3 Effervescent Tablets (r)
The great thing about Kneipp® Active Joint’s 5-in-1 Effervescent Tablets is that I can take them any time I remember, which is a huge bonus as I often remember at bizarre times during the day. The effervescent tablets taste really subtly citrusy and I actually served it as a “drink” to someone who popped down unexpected recently.  

The Glucosaminsulfate and chondoitinsulfate - which are natural components of articular cartilage and connective tissue - together with the added Vitamin C helps build collagen, while Zinc helps build up bone, and Vitamin E helps protect cells. Dissolve in iced water for a great tasting and refreshing drink. Each tube, comprising of 15 tablets is priced at $22.90.
We all know that calcium is essential for keeping our bones healthy. Kneipp® Magnesium + Calcium + D3, made from natural minerals and combined with Vitamin D3 and calcium, provides the body with essential nutrients in times of physical and mental stress. Build your calcium store when young to prevent osteoporosis and other ailments that afflict us when we age due to a lack of nutrients. In fact, with all the pain that I have in my joints, sometimes I regret the abuse I put my body through in my youth... 

Kneipp® Magnesium + Calcium + D3 Effervescent Tablets is priced at $14.90 for a tube of 20  tablets.

Kneipp® Tea

Kneipp® has been producing contemporary products made with the very best natural ingredients since 1891. Kneipp® Herbal Teas are naturally caffeine-free and contains no artificial colouring, aromas or flavouring, so you get to enjoy the pure benefits of the herbs.

Stinging Nettle (Cleansing Herbal Tea)

Now this product really intrigued me, and while researching the benefits of Stinging Nettle, I found out that Nettle leaf is actually among the most valuable of herbal remedies. It is a slow-acting nutritive herb that gently cleanses the body of metabolic wastes. It is also one of the safest alternative remedies in the treatment of chronic disorders that require long-term treatment. It is said to have a gentle, stimulating effect on the lymphatic system, enhancing the excretion of wastes through the kidneys.  

Nettle’s iron content makes it a wonderful blood builder, and the presence of Vitamin C aids in the iron absorption making it an excellent herb for anemia and fatigue, especially in women. Stinging nettle is also beneficial during pregnancy due to its rich mineral value and Vitamin K, which guards against excessive bleeding. It is also a good supplement to strengthen the fetus and can be used during labor to ease the pain.

Kneipp’s Stinging Nettle (Cleansing Herbal Tea) is priced at $9.60 for a box of 15 tea bags.

Kneipp Products are available at:

Unity Healthcare:
2 Jurong East Central 1 #B1-05 Jcube Mall
252 North Bridge Road #B1-44L Raffles City Shopping Centre
LINK BRIDGE 62 Collyer Quay #02-01 to 04 OUE Link
3 Temasek Boulevard  Suntec City Mall #02-105 ( S) 038983

Guardian Health & Beauty:
290 Orchard Road # B1-20/24 Paragon
101 Thomson Road #B1 United Square
930 Yishun Ave 2  # B1-01/02 Northpoint Shopping Centre Singapore 769098
2 Jurong East Street 21 #01-57 IMM Building Singapore 609601                        
Novena Hospital 38 Irrawaddy Rd.#01-08/09/10/11 (S) 329563

Kneipp is on Facebook: 

LXG is giving away a set of Limited Edition KNEIPP products not available in Singapore. Each set is priced at $80! 
To take part and stand a chance to win this set of Citrus Fruit and Melissa Body Lotion and Anti-Callus Salve:

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  1. I want to win it because I've read so many reviews raving abou Kneipp products and I really want to try it for myself! -Isabelle Ng

  2. I have tried some Kneipp products and have been impressed with its high quality and organic heritage. I'm actually quite surprised that they are more than just another skin-care company and have branched out to health supplements and other herbal ranges which I would love to try out as well :)

  3. i wish to win the products because as a dancer, sportswomen and an underweight teenager, i hope to try out these wonderful products everyone is raving about. i hope that kneipp can help me to improve my overall well being. from your posts on kneipp products, they sure looks good!


  4. I actually want to win it for my parents :)

    Kneipp® Active Joint’s 5-in-1 Effervescent Tablets is good for my dad's joints that has worn out after years of hard work taking care of my brother and I and Stinging Nettle (Cleansing Herbal Tea) seems to be good for my mum because it's caffeine free and she can drink it before she sleeps at night! Kneipp® Magnesium + Calcium + D3 Effervescent Tablets can probably be shared between my two parents as they're growing old and a little calcium in a yummy drink will do their bones some good :)

    1. oops, i realised that the set we're winning is for 'Citrus Fruit and Melissa Body Lotion and Anti-Callus Salve'. hmm well my dad does have painful corns and calluses on his feet and i suppose we could try kneipp products to relieve the pain :) i'll give my mum the herbal lotion then! :D

  5. I have liked & shared the post =)
    Fb Name: Winter Law

    LXG thanks for the giveaway again! failed to be one of the lucky one for the previous giveaway and I hope to get this as it is limited edition and I really feel I need these babies. I seriously think I am lacking in calcium. And alot of vitamins. I don't really workout (no time ==) and I have problems with my joints and bones I reckon? My joints are always giving me pain(short and sharp) while walking. And I already felt the membrane is going to be depleted soon =( I hope to win the tablets and I can easily drink it during working hours. A healthy and nourishing drink and aid to my problems, 2 birds in 1 stone! Thanks in advance and pardon for the long "story" ;>

  6. getting old needs supplement to keep strong. so I hope I can win.

  7. They seem like amazing products, would love to win them for my super dry skin. I'm sure it will turn my skin into a soft, smooth, supple and hydrated one.

    Bebe Lee
    bebe03 (at) live (dot) com (dot) sg

  8. I hope to win these amazing Kneipp products to protect and keep my skin well moisturized during my honeymoon trip in the cold and dry Europe in Autumn.

    Name Quek CH
    Email chquek at hotmail dot sg

  9. I tried the Almond Blossom hand cream. With just one application, my hands are immediately feeling soft and supple. I'm sure the Citrus Fruit and Melissa Body Lotion and Anti-Callus Salve will do miracle for my very dry skin too.

    WC Grace

  10. I want to win because Anti-Callus Salve is probably one of the very best foot salve in the market (I know because I have personally witness its miracle in turning my mum's otherwise, hard, dry and unsightly feet into baby soft and touchable ones :)


  11. My sister birthday coming soon, I hope to give her this set of Citrus Fruit and Melissa Body Lotion and Anti-Callus Salve. She works in full air-conditioned room, her hand tend to be dry and dedicated. I'm sure she will be very happy if she receive this. Thank you for organising this lovely giveaway

    Koh Jess (

  12. This set of giveaway will be wonderful for my wife, who has been busy taking care of children and handling household chores. Her hand get dry and sensitive due to long term contact with detergent and water. I hope this can moisture and pamper her skin.

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