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Why Santé Barley and Santé Daily-C are your partners in this cold, rainy season

To gear up yourself during the ‘Brrr’ months, here’s how you can prepare with Santé.



It feels nothing but joy to realize that the holiday season is just around the corner because, finally, we can start using our sweaters and jackets and get cozy with our holiday hot drinks. The Ber Months mark the start of the joyful season and the start of colder nights. But are you prepared to face these times?  

It is only fitting to prepare yourself for the holiday season because it is best to celebrate it with your loved ones in your best shape. And for Santé, a premier natural health and wellness product, and services provider, celebrating the holiday season healthy is one of the greatest joys they can provide for people. With the COVID-19 pandemic and other health risks like the common cold, it is easy to get more exposed during the colder season.  

According to an article, cold, rainy weather is not the reason people get sick; the viruses get stronger during the cooler temperature. These viruses spread faster, which increases the chance of exposure. To combat this, your immune system needs to be stronger than ever.  

To gear up yourself during the ‘Brrr’ months, here’s how you can prepare with Santé.  

Take your vitamins  

One of the easiest ways for viruses and illnesses to enter your body is when you have a weak immune system. During the cold season, it is vital to strengthen your immune system to fully combat all viruses and bacteria that can cause cough, flu, cold, and more. While you can get a good number of vitamins and nutrition from the food you eat, it is also essential to take vitamins to support your body. 

Vitamin is one of the important vitamins you should get for yourself because it is essential for your growth and boosts your immunity. If you want to get your daily dose of Vitamin C, it is time to include Santé Daily-C in your daily routine. 

Santé Daily-C is the perfect vitamin for you and your loved ones in the ‘Brr’ months. It’s a non-acidic vitamin C that contains 568mg of Sodium Ascorbate. Since it’s a Sodium Ascorbate, it’s gentler on the stomach and safer for daily use. With Santé Daily-C, you can get the most out of this vitamin source without experiencing acidic pain. Santé Daily-C is available in three variants: Daily-C 500mg, Daily-C 750mg, and Daily-C Plus. 

Switch to healthier eating habits  

Of course, vitamins will not work on their own. You will need a good eating habit that will support the other vitamins and nutrients your body needs. If you are looking for a sign to go green and eat more vegetables and fruits more often, this is it.  

Instead of eating junk food whenever you are stressed, try eating healthier snacks like salads. Moreover, if you love soft drinks, artificial juice, and drinks with too much sugar, it is also time to drop them and switch to a healthier alternative. Santé Barley is the best healthy drink that you can try.   

Santé Barley is a pure barley grass powdered drink rightly mixed with stevia, one of nature’s most potent sweeteners. Santé Barley used barley grass harvested in New Zealand and is certified by BioGro as organic. This is best to take before meals and is also easy to prepare. You can adjust the taste of Santé Barley according to your liking by adjusting the water. Available in 3g sachets or in 200g canisters, Santé Barley is sure to complete your balanced diet.  

Restock your medical supply  

Because you will be more susceptible to viruses and illnesses during the cold season, restocking every medical supply needed in an emergency is crucial. One of the essential things to replenish is your go-to medicine for cough, colds, and flu. It is also vital to restock your sanitation kits like alcohol, disinfectant sprays, anti-bacterial soaps and wet wipes, and more that you can use to eliminate germs and viruses on any surface.  

You can also restock some supplements to keep your body healthy in your medical supply. Aside from getting more stocks of Santé Daily-C, you should also include Santé Barley™ capsules in your medical kit.   

Santé Barley™ capsules are a 500-mg pure barley grass powder packed in vegetable capsules, and this is best to take before meals. Once you add this capsule to your routine, it will help increase your stamina and energy, strengthen your immune system, and give you more benefits that will keep you healthy during the cold season.  

Take a pause and rest 

Usually, during Ber Months, people are busier than usual. There are many factors why and sometimes, it is so easy to get caught up with the hustle culture that we tend to forget to take a pause and rest for ourselves.  

Remember, the holiday season is about spending time with your loved ones. And you probably cannot do it if your body is too tired from all the external stress you encounter. Now that the weather is colder, it is time to take all the warm hugs from your loved ones and treasure every moment.  

While resting, it is also vital to include the vitamins and supplements from Santé to regain all the energy and nutrients you lost. Santé believes that to prepare for the cold season, you should also take care of your body. Using products with natural ingredients will surely make your Ber Months merrier.  

“At Santé, we believe that spending the holiday season healthy is the greatest gift you can give to your loved ones. As a prime mover in the health and wellness industry, we always believe that these products should be more accessible to everyone so that every family and friend can always enjoy a healthy body,” said Joey Marcelo, chief executive officer of Santé.  

Santé Daily-C and Santé Barley are natural health and wellness products offered by Santé. Dedicated to developing a comprehensive selection of everyday wellness products, Santé designed all its goods to improve people’s quality of life, to live more, and do more.   

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8 Health essentials that you need to have this summer

Summer is in full swing, which means it’s time to make plans with loved ones to enjoy the great outdoors. A day spent outside the home is fun, but the intense heat can affect anyone’s health.



Summer is in full swing, which means it’s time to make plans with loved ones to enjoy the great outdoors. A day spent outside the home is fun, but the intense heat can affect anyone’s health.

Watsons encourages families to stock up on health essentials that can help combat the harmful effects of sun exposure and high temperatures. With over 60 million people affected by El Niño[1], there is a high chance of disease outbreaks. This also causes heat stress and respiratory diseases, among a wide range of health problems.[2]

Since prevention is better than cure, here are the must-haves that the leading health and beauty retailer recommends:


Sunscreen protects the skin and helps prevent sunburn and premature aging, and more alarming conditions like skin cancer.

When looking for sunscreen, it’s important to choose broad spectrum products that protect the skin from both the Ultraviolet A (UVA) and B (UVB) rays of the sun. Another consideration is the sun protection factor or SPF. This is a number that tells you how long the sun’s UVB rays will turn the skin red after applying sunscreen. Minimal exposure to the sun needs an SPF of 15 or higher, while longer time spent outdoors needs at least 30. It is recommended to use sunscreen 30 minutes before heading outdoors and to reapply every two hours.[3]

Facial mist

Complement sunscreen with a generous spritz of facial mist. This product serves a dual purpose: it hydrates the skin and helps it absorb other products like serums and moisturizers. Facial mists have other benefits depending on the ingredients. Some have essential oils for aromatherapy, while others have antioxidants.[4]

Vitamin C serum

Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant that can neutralize free radicals that damage the cells. It also controls infections and heals wounds.[5] The vitamin plays an important role this summer: when used as a serum, it can hydrate and brighten the skin, protect against sun damage, and promote collagen production to prevent fine lines and wrinkles.[6]

Vitamin E

Vitamin E is another antioxidant that reduces damage caused by free radicals. It’s also an essential vitamin during the summer because it cares for the skin and hair. Vitamin E creates a protective barrier on the skin’s surface to lock in moisture. Additionally, it supports the scalp and adds shine to hair.[7]


Magnesium is a mineral that helps make the heart, bones, muscles, and nerves operate at their best.[8] It even regulates body temperature. Thankfully, the mineral is available as a supplement that can be easily bought at health stores.


Zinc is a mineral that helps the immune system. It aids in wound healing, blood clotting, and the optimal functioning of the thyroid. A shortage of zinc may lead to pneumonia, skin changes,[9] and even hair loss.[10] The heat can damage hair so a zinc supplement may help address that.[11]


Collagen is a type of protein that helps cells grow, provides a protective layer for organs, and gives elasticity to the skin.[12] It’s also available as oral and topical products that help with signs of aging such as wrinkles and dehydration. These can be caused by the summer heat so it’s advisable to take collagen this summer.


Glutathione is an antioxidant that fights off oxidative stress, which may lead to diseases like diabetes and cancer.[13] Its oral and topical supplements may help lighten dark spots and free radical damage to the skin caused by the sun.[14]

All these health essentials are available at Watsons. The global brand in health and beauty retail offers a complete and wide range of vitamins, supplements, over-the-counter or prescription medicines, personal care products, and other essentials in its network of 1,000+ stores in the Philippines.

Watsons makes the shopping experience more convenient with its added services. Customers can choose Click & Collect Express, where they can purchase online and pick up their orders from their selected store in 30 minutes or less. They may also try the Home Delivery Express, which delivers orders right to their doorstep within three hours.

“Filipinos are making the most out of the summer by spending more time outdoors or traveling. The right health products can help them ease their worries so they can focus on celebrating and enjoying the season. Let Watsons remove the burden of shopping by visiting our wide network of stores and availing of Click & Collect Express and Home Delivery Express,” says Jared De Guzman, Watsons Customer Director.

[1] El Niño Affects More Than 60 Million People. (2016, April). World Health Organization. Accessed 11 May 2023.

[2] El Niño Affects More Than 60 Million People. (2016, April). World Health Organization. Accessed 11 May 2023.

[3] All About Sunscreen. (Last updated 2022, Jul). Skin Cancer Foundation. Accessed 3 May 2023.

[4] The 16 Best Facial Mists for Every Skin Type. (Last updated 2022, Sep 26). Healthline. Accessed 4 May 2023.

[5] Vitamin C. (Last reviewed 2023, Mar). Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. Accessed 4 May 2023.

[6]  11 Reasons to Add Vitamin C Serum to Your Skin Care Routine. (Last updated 2023, Feb 3). Healthline. Accessed 4 May 2023.

[7] How Vitamin E Can Benefit Your Hair. (Updated 2019, Mar 8). Healthline. Accessed 4 May 2023.

[8] ​​Magnesium. (Last reviewed 2023, Mar). Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. Accessed 3 May 2023.

[9]  Zinc and your health. (Last reviewed 2021, Mar). Healthdirect Australia. Accessed 4 May 2023.

[10]  The 8 Best Supplements for Hair Growth, According to a Dietitian. (Last reviewed 2023, Feb 23). Healthline. Accessed 4 May 2023.

[11] The 8 Best Supplements for Hair Growth, According to a Dietitian. (Last reviewed 2023, Feb 23). Healthline. Accessed 4 May 2023.

[12]  Collagen. (Last reviewed 2022, May 23). Cleveland Clinic. Accessed 5 May 2023.

[13]  Glutathione Benefits. (Updated 2023, Apr 18). Healthline. Accessed 5 May 2023.

[14] Benefits and Side Effects of Glutathione in Skincare. (2023, Apr 4). Healthnews. Accessed 5 May 2023.

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Ortigas Land unveils newest mid-market property, Olin at Jade Drive

The 52-story residential tower, strategically located in one of the country’s most dynamic central business districts (CBDs), houses 1,245 units in total, with 1,031 studio units and 214 1-bedroom units. Parking is also available as well as a retail area for quick access to essential services.



Ortigas Land has launched Olin at Jade Drive, its newest stand-alone mid-market residential offering at the heart of Ortigas Center.

The 52-story residential tower, strategically located in one of the country’s most dynamic central business districts (CBDs), houses 1,245 units in total, with 1,031 studio units and 214 1-bedroom units. Parking is also available as well as a retail area for quick access to essential services.

“Ortigas Land is well-known for its legacy of master-planned estates, continuously catering to the evolving needs of the property market. This newest development is very exciting for us as this launches our venture into the mid-market segment within the Ortigas CBD,“ said Ortigas Land Assistant Vice President and Residential Business Unit Head Jenna Belardo at a media briefing.

With the launch of Olin at Jade Drive, Ortigas Land aims to provide the market with a residential development that offers all the perks and benefits of living within a bustling business district, under the Ortigas Land brand, while maintaining affordability.

Geared towards young professionals in adjacent offices and students in nearby academic institutions, Olin at Jade Drive features modern amenities such as co-working spaces, gym, garden, lounges, pools, and function hall to cater to the modern city dwellers’ needs. Ortigas Land maintains quality assurance for the design, construction, and maintenance of this property.

A prime location

Olin at Jade Drive is situated within Ortigas Center which has one of the lowest residential vacancy rates (6.8%) alongside other major CBDs, according to the Colliers Q4 2022 Property Market Briefing — making it a sought-after and in-demand location in Metro Manila. Colliers also mentioned Ortigas Center’s low office vacancy rate (15.2%), further elevating the property’s value as it bridges the growing demand for residential developments within the area for office workers and possibly their families.

“We see great potential in capital appreciation for the development with its accessibility to commercial developments, corporate offices, and educational institutions, as well as mass transportation and ongoing infrastructure projects like the Metro Manila Subway and MRT Line 4,” Belardo added.

Olin at Jade Drive will offer flexible payment terms for up to 72 months, suitable for those interested in finding a home or valuable real estate investment within Ortigas Center.

Launched in April 2023 for priority selling, Olin at Jade Drive closed the sale with 536 units, which is equivalent to 43% of the property’s total inventory. To date, Olin has sold more than half of the total inventory of Olin equating to 671 units, generating a total of P5.5B in value.

Olin at Jade Drive is expected to be turned over by 2029. For more information, visit the Ortigas Land website at

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Of warm summer nights and cool, soft sleep fabric

The last thing you need after a day in the sun is to sweat it out on thick, scratchy sheets. How can you set up your bed so that you drift off into slumberland?



It’s the reward waiting for you at the end of a long, demanding day. It’s the goal after a hard day’s work. It’s no wonder we need eight hours of it, and crave even more. When we finally sink into our beds, and lay our weary heads and shoulders on our pillows, we yearn for nothing more than to drift into a restful slumber – one that will recharge us physically and mentally so that we wake up refreshed and full of energy. No wonder they say sleep is a luxury.

            In our quest for a good night’s sleep, the myths, tips, and tricks have most likely outnumbered the actual hours of zzz’s that we’ve clocked in. Finding the right temperature, setting up just the right amount of light (less blue light, please!), and even playing soothing sounds or spraying calming scents are efforts in itself. But the secret to the best sleep ever is as close to you as second skin.

Sustainable fabric for a good night’s sleep

            Think fabric. Linen & Homes has developed sustainable bedding woven from 100% cooling bamboo viscose. The result: lightweight sheets that are 3x softer than cotton sheets. And while you slide into your buttery sheets, here are more benefits from bamboo:

They’re naturally cooling. Bamboo fibers actually regulate the temperature of your body, and even the temperature around you. They do not retain heat, so you stay cool. Its moisture-wicking properties means it is breathable which reduces hot flashes and night sweats.

They’re sustainable. Bamboo is an eco-friendly alternative fiber source – it grows faster and can still reproduce even after a harvest, and it requires less water.

They’re hypoallergenic and anti-microbial. Both great features when you have sensitive skin! Its free from allergens, dust mites and bacteria. The anti-microbial properties also mean the bamboo plant does not need pesticides so that’s zero chemicals for you to worry about.

The Linen & Homes Dream Suite

If you haven’t already, it’s time to make the switch and sleep in sustainable fabric. At the Linen & Homes Dream Suite, their new showroom along Perea Street in Legaspi Village, Makati City, you can go ahead and see and feel the attainable luxury and quality of the sustainable fabric that goes into each of their products. Run your hands across the smooth sheets and pillowcases, feel the buttery soft blankets between your fingers, and even get to try on a weighted blanket to see if it’s for you. The beds are inviting, set up completely in their range of products – from the covers all the way down to the mattress toppers and protectors.

In another corner, you’ll also find sleepwear – pajamas, loungewear and robes made to feel soft yet durable and with the perfect amount of stretch for the luxuriously comfortable sleep that you deserve. 

And even towels are also made from 100% eco-friendly bamboo terry, loomed to 700 grams per square meter so it’s a perfect combination of softness, durability and absorbency. All this as if to say even the art of getting ready for bed – a nice bath, comfy clothes – is the perfect lead up to falling into soft sheets and fast asleep.

The venue was created as a haven for all things sleep – conducive enough to try the fabric, you can sit on a corner of the bed and find yourself inching your way up to the pillows. You can mix and match the colors and prints, decide on softness, smoothness and weight, and choose sleepwear to complete the experience. At the Linen & Homes Dream Suite, you can design your own good night’s sleep – a feat you thought only possible in dreams.

Linen & Homes sleep fabric is available on and at the new showroom located at 107 Perea Street, The Palisades Unit GFA, Legaspi Village, Makati City .

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