Quercetin has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects that might help reduce swelling, kill cancer cells, control blood sugar, and help prevent heart disease. Quercetin is most commonly used for conditions of the heart and blood vessels and to prevent cancer.

Quercetin is known for its antioxidant activity in radical scavenging and anti-allergic properties characterized by stimulation of immune system, antiviral activity, inhibition of histamine release, decrease in pro-inflammatory cytokines, and leukotrienes creation.

It is a plant flavanol from flavonoid group of polyphenols. Polyphenols are micronutrients that naturally occur in plants. The amount of Quercetin received from food is dependent on one’s dietary habits.

Flavonoids are present in:

  • vegetables
  • fruits
  • grains
  • tea
  • wine

People take this supplement for several reasons, including to:

  • boost immunity
  • fight inflammation
  • combat allergies
  • aid exercise performance
  • maintain general health

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BNI Philippines is gearing up to help Filipino businesses thrive

The past two years have been extremely challenging for business owners and local communities alike. The initial lockdowns and movement control orders had resulted in a chokehold on businesses. Many businesses had in fact folded up due to the lack of customers, supply chain issues or simply because the cashflow dried up.

As we slowly and surely rise above the pandemic, and business owners are starting to come to terms with doing business in the new normal, BNI Philippines is poised to help businesses accelerate their recovery. As part of a global organization, in fact as part of the World’s Largest Business Referral Organization serving 300,000+ businesses in 74+ countries, BNI Philippines is able to bring local Filipino business to the international markets as well as bringing in business to local markets.

New business and leadership skills are needed to navigate through the new business environment. With 37 years of history and continual growth year on year, BNI has the experience and knowledge on how to provide what is needed by businesses in challenging times. In fact, BNI has our own “BNI University”, providing our members with thousands of hours of learning, workshops and courses from the leading business leaders and thought leaders from around the world.

Running a business as a small to medium business owner is often challenging, due to resource constraints, financial or otherwise. BNI Philippines helps business owners overcome this constraint by providing a platform for business owners to cooperate and collaborate. Being part of a positive and supportive community ensures that no-one struggles alone or being left behind.

We are excited to be hosting the virtual (online) BNI Philippines National Conference on May 26th & 27th, 2022. The theme for the conference is “BNI Better Together: Positively Impacting Business Communities” to reflect BNI Philippine’s goals to support local business communities on an accelerated business recovery path. Of course, true to our Filipino culture, the event will be filled with entertainment, awards, gala festival and lots of fun activities.

The original skincare cult favorite gets a major update on its 75th year


The skincare industry is often associated with so-called cult favorites that promise to transform skin for the better. From astringent to zinc oxide, every decade has its own breakthrough product that gains the following of the generation.

Few products have the combination of universality, scientific backing, and top-quality ingredients that make a cult favorite. And even fewer can hold their cult status quite like Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser, which has remained a staple of beauty magazines and Dermatologists’ prescriptions throughout the decades.

Cetaphil’s signature product was invented in 1947 to address the need for gentle but effective skin cleansing. But word-of-mouth spread beyond the medical community, and in a short time it became the bestseller and household name that it is today.

The secret to Cetaphil’s success was its gentle but effective formula, which has remained essentially the same through the years. But as science progresses, even classics need an update—and Cetaphil Gentle Cleanser is getting one after 75 years.

“The challenges faced by people with sensitive skin constantly change, and are no longer the just same ones that we faced 75 years ago,” says Galderma Philippines Business Unit-Head, Jade Silva-netto Ponoc. “Not only do we have to keep up with these challenges—we have to stay ahead and innovate with the latest science in order to address the five signs of skin sensitivity.”

The science-backed formula in the improved Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser now includes Niacinamide (Vitamin B3), which helps strengthen the skin barrier, improve tone and soothe skin; Panthenol (Vitamin B5), which helps increase skin’s hydration while decreasing overall water loss for a more supple appearance and to soothe skin sensitivity; and Glycerin, which draws water into skin to increase and maintain hydration levels. Together, they help address Skin dryness, irritation, roughness, tightness and weakened skin barrier—with the same gentle effectiveness that has made Cetaphil popular since the ‘40s.

As a nod to the improved formula, Cetaphil is also rolling out a brand new look for its products, including an updated logo and modern packaging with color-coding for specific skin types.

The improved Cetaphil products are now available at Watsons and Mercury Drug stores starting March 1. You may also visit the Watsons online store It will also be available in the flagship stores of Cetaphil starting March 28 in Shopee and Lazada on March 30. To learn more about current and upcoming Cetaphil products, follow Cetaphil Philippines on Facebook and Instagram, or visit www.cetaphil.com.ph.