Healthy living seems like a welcome trend nowadays. From healthy meal deliveries to different sorts of fitness and wellness studios
emerging in the metro, it’s good to know that more and more people are striving to live a healthy lifestyle. In many cases, we need that added push to become healthier, and that’s where alternative health solutions come in. There are so many natural supplements and products in the market that aim to promote a holistic approach to overall health and wellness.
Don’t know where to find natural food supplements and products? Here are several herbal stores in Metro Manila.
Cold-pressed juices in various flavours
Go there for: farm produce, grocery items, supplements, personal care
As the name suggests, Healthy Options
offers a wide range of products with nutrition, freshness, and all-natural goodness in mind. From farm produce and grocery items, to supplements and personal care, Healthy Options can be your one-stop store that will help you achieve a healthy lifestyle. It has store branches not only in Metro Manila but also in other areas in Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao.
Daila Herbal Community Enterprises, Inc.
Bath soap and oil made from natural ingredients
Go there for: beauty and wellness items
Daila Herbal Community Enterprises, Inc. uses modern solutions with traditional remedies to produce a line of beauty and wellness items. They offer a wide range of products which are made from natural ingredients. These include herbal body oils and massage oils, hand sanitizers, insect repellents, facial bar and bath soaps, and shampoo. Daila Herbal Community Enterprises, Inc. main office is located in Kapitolyo, Pasig.
Carica Herbal Health Products
Health capsules made from Blumea balsamifera (sambong)
Go there for: food supplements and personal care products
Established in 1995, Carica Herbal Health Products offers a range of food supplements and personal care products made from biologically grown plants. Coconut oil, turmeric, papaya, and herbal berry are some of the plants and fruits used to make their herbal teas, soaps, capsules, and natural juices. Carica Herbal Health Products has outlets in several shopping establishments like SM Malls and groceries such as PureGold in Metro Manila. It also has sub-dealers in nearby provinces.
Herbosido Herbal Products
Herbosido herbal oils made from natural ingredients
Go there for: herbal medicines
Herbosido offers a variety of herbal medicines and other products to manage various types of illnesses. Their herbal oils and shampoo are made from medicinal plants and free from harmful chemicals. They also have herbal powder made from moringa, turmeric, and soursop.
Food supplement in powder form from Dr. Tam
Go there for: miracle tea and natural food supplements
Established in 2003, the Dr. Tam Vegan Association of the Philippines is a non-stock, non-profit organization that promotes a vegan lifestyle. It is headed by a registered respiratory therapist in the name of Dr. Tam Mateo. One of their best selling products is the miracle tea which is made from natural ingredients and offers health benefits such as cleansing and detoxifying the blood thereby strengthening the internal organs of the body. Dr. Tam also offers all-natural food supplements. Their stores are located in Tiendesitas, Pasig City in Metro Manila and another in Cavite.
ABS Gen Herbs
Herbal dietary supplement made from medicinal plants
Go there for: herbal teas and virgin coconut oil
ABS Gen Herbs is one of the country’s pioneers in manufacturing herbal supplements. As their name suggests, they offer a wide range of herbal teas. These are produced using different herbs and medicinal plants such as bitter gourd (ampalaya), Blumea balsamifera (sambong), Chinese chastetree (lagundi), and moringa (malunggay). But other than tea, they also offer virgin coconut oil which is known not only for the skincare benefits it gives but also for lowering heart disease risks among consumers of it. ABS Gen Herbs products can be bought from several drugstores and supermarkets in Metro Manila. Local and international orders are also accepted.
Specialty supplements for various health requirements
Go there for: nutritional supplements
Looking for specialty supplements for weight management, pre-natal nutrition, or sports and fitness? You can check out Health Express
. It was established in 1995 with the aim of offering a wide range of natural and high quality supplements at affordable prices. Its store branches are located in several shopping establishments around Metro Manila.
Armaga Chocolate Zzuff
Chocolate soup that's good for you
Go there for: healthy chocolate soup
Ever heard of “wonder soup”? Armaga Chocolate Zzuff Restaurant offers Chocolate Zzuff, a dairy-free chocolate soup in a bottle that is a combination of over 50 vegetables, fruits, herbs, spices, and pure cacao. It is naturally sweetened with Stevia and there are no added artificial flavors and color. The soup is said to improve health and aids in sleeping better and regulating sugar readings and cholesterol levels, among other benefits. The restaurant is located at Level 6, West Insula Condominium, West Ave. corner EDSA, Quezon City.
Black rice coffee is one of the products of Healing Galing.
Healing Galing specializes in naturopathy and alternative health solutions as well as promotes a holistic approach to wellness. They carry a wide array of soaps, oils, oral tablets, eye drops, tea, coffee, and other products available in their authorized outlets.
Ready-to-drink food supplements from Reh Herbal
Go there for: liquid food supplements
Looking for food supplements in ready-to-drink formula? You might want to try Reh Herbal. They offer food supplements that come in liquid form for easy digestion, which is especially good for elderly people who find it hard to swallow capsules or tablets. Reh Herbal also offers beauty products such as herbal creams and soaps. Products can be ordered online and payments made through their partner banks and establishments.
Although herbal supplements and products are natural as they are made from plants and not from synthetic chemicals, these should not be taken or used excessively especially if you are taking them as medicinal supplement. Always read the labels of products you use. Researching for news about the products especially from the Food and Drug Administration as well as valid testimonies from other consumers, before purchasing alternative medicines is advisable. And finally, if you find one herbal product that is really effective, recommend it to friends. Help support the alternative medicines and natural health product industry of the Philippines and promote healthy living!
(*Photos are from the official websites and Facebook pages of featured establishments.)