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Collagen Drinks: A Quick Q&A

We take pride in our Collagen Cell Renew, one of our best-selling products. But how many of us actually know what’s so special about TruLife collagen drinks (there are many alternatives in the market after all), what sets us apart and how to get the best results?

We have put together a quick Q&A to answer the most commonly asked questions.

Q1. Why should I take collagen supplements?

You may not know this but collagen is one of the major building blocks for your skin, bones, muscles, etc. It acts like a ‘glue’, holding these things together.

Over time, generally from the age of 25 onwards, our body starts to produce lesser collagen. As we age, our skin gets visibly less firm, supple and it loses its natural glow. External factors such as:

• Bad habits like smoking

• High sugar diet

• Excessive exposure to the sun

• Sleeping late

can hurt your collagen production efficiency over time.

Taking collagen supplements containing Type 2 Micro Marine Collagen Peptides helps target aging cells in your skin, slowing down the aging process and firms up your skin.

And these are the myriad of benefits from consuming TruLife Collagen Cell Renew; reverses age of skin through reducing wrinkles, tightening and plumping up of the skin, and improving skin elasticity.

 

 Q2. What separates TruLife’s collagen drinks from any other collagen drink brands?

One, TruLife Collagen Cell Renew contains 15,000mg of Micro Marine Collagen Peptides, the highest dose available in the market.

Two, all of our collagen drinks do not contain: preservatives, artificial flavouring, added sugar. They are also non-GMO (genetically modified organisms) and gluten free!

Third, the collagen peptides in our Collagen Cell Renew are hydrolysed, which means they can be more easily absorbed by the body, ensuring optimal results for you and your skin’s health.

Four, our collagen peptides are sustainably sourced!

Q3. How often should I take it?

Take it once every night before bedtime. Our body’s metabolic rate is the most active at this time and our body repairs itself at night. Consuming collagen supplements before sleep is the best way to achieve optimal results.

Just remember to shake well before consumption!

Q4. When can I start seeing results?

Some of our customers have told us that they have started seeing results in just 10 days. Take note that individual results may vary.

Do also note that consistency is key here. Take your collagen regularly and your efforts will pay off! 

Q5. How many types of collagen drinks do you have?

TruLife has two types of collagen drinks to select from. One being Collagen Cell Renew, which is our top-seller.

Another alternative is the Collagen Manuka Max that not many of our customers might know about. It is packed with 7,000mg of Micro Marine Collagen Peptides that have been clinically proven to help improve your skin’s structure and firmness. It is additionally and naturally sweetened with 100% pure and natural Manuka Honey, to give you a nutritional boost every day. 

Apart from taking collagen supplements, you can also enrich your diet with collagen rich foods. Here are some suggestions:

• Bone broth

• Egg whites

• Leafy greens

• Fish

• Beans

Start including collagen in your daily food intake and embark on a journey towards a healthier and younger looking skin!

P.S. Don’t just take it from us! Read this review of our highly-raved about collagen drink to find out more!

TruLife x Toddley Thoughts

Donning matching outfits as a family or as a couple has always been a trend on social media. It does make for cute IG posts and promotes family bonding – this is exactly what our collab partner for this week, Toddley Thoughts, aims to bring about.

As a homegrown brand, Toddley Thoughts has 9 years of experience and is one of the pioneers in creating personalised baby and family outfits in Singapore. Constantly updating their concepts and designs which match the season, you are sure to find something that complement’s your child’s unique personality.

Never to miss a theme, Toddley Thoughts also came on top of the biggest fad of 2019 – Bubble Tea, that has travelled all the way from Taiwan to Singapore. Riding on the wave of Bubble Tea obsession, Toddley thoughts created its innovative and fun Milk-TEE collection.

Enliven your wardrobe with innovative ideas for family wear from Toddley Thoughts today!

Toddley Thoughts specialises in creating unique personalized family t-shirts, baby rompers/onesies that are perfect for first birthday, parties, photo shoots, everyday wear and more! Their products are memorable gifts and timeless baby keepsakes because they are personalized specifically for your child. Each product is crafted by a professional team of designers.

If you’d like to get your hands on some of their goodies, head on over to our IG and check out our latest giveaway!

Little Bearnie X TruLife

Parents and parents-to-be, you might be interested in this one.

This month, we’re excited to be collaborating with another local brand, Little Bearnie – a one-stop store for baby essentials products, specialised in modern & stylish baby teething accessories.

Their accessories are very quirky and lovable, and would definitely be a visual treat for all parents and babies. Not just aesthetically-pleasing, Little Bearnie’s teething accessories are also very much quality-focused. They are all made using 100% food-grade silicone and toxic-free materials which are safe for the little ones to chew on.

Little Bearnie offers other items such as baby swaddle blankets and homemade products as well!

Now if you’re keen on getting your hands on your first Little Bearnie accessory, head on over to our IG for an exclusive Giveaway!

Why TruLife Bird’s Nest?

Food for thought: How many of us actually bother to read the ingredients label before buying a product? Are we fully aware of every thing that we’re taking in and where they come from?

It is usually hard to know what happens behind the scenes of the products we consume but we should be doing our research to find out, especially if we’re buying something as a gift to our loved ones. In this post, through sharing some of the processes behind the production of our bottled Premium Bird’s Nest, we are here to assure you that TruLife’s products are managed with 100% care.

SURVIVAL OF THE SWIFTLETS

Let’s kick start with our commitment to preserving the environment! How do we ensure the swiftlets’ survival for generations to come?

• The farms are located in Malaysia Sarawak, undisturbed; where nature flourishes. Being away from the hustle and bustle, they can maintain a healthy and pollutant-free diet.

• We constantly do checks on our suppliers’ farms -ensuring that they are working responsibly. They can only harvest vacated nests quarterly. Roughly only 40% of the nests are collected, leaving 60% of nests; allowing the next generation of swiftlets to thrive.

• We also employ the community near the farms so the swiftlets are well taken care of.

 

RECYCLABLE PACKAGING

All of our materials are recyclable; from the boxes to the glass bottles. Be sure to give the bottles a good rinsing and dry them before transferring them into the recycling bin.

NO ADDED ADDITIVES

We are driven to pursue a journey of being healthy, feeling amazing and doing the things we love. That is why we promise to never add additives, preservatives and colouring to our bird’s nest. This is to ensure our customers consume only the best.

MADE WITH LOVE

TruLife is a 100% Singaporean brand that manufactures and produce bird’s nest locally. Bonus point: We handle everything ourselves, from collecting the bird’s nest, processing it to cooking, bottling and packing.

Our pharmaceutical factories are GMP certified by the Health Sciences Authority (HAS) Singapore. We are also HACCP certified by the Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority (LAVA) Singapore.

The Goods Manufacturing program (GMP) requires an independent audit of our facilities, procedures, training, sanitation and personnel. GMP requirements are regulatory requirements that provide guidelines for necessary processes, procedures and documentation to ensure the products produced have the identity composition, purity and potency as represented to possess.

Being GMO certified means we adhere to strict regulations and audit to produce high quality products! And we are happy to continuously produce superior products for all of our customers.

Sweets For Your Sweet

We’re happy to see that many of our TruLifers are serving up creative and delectable food and beverages using our products. Our health drinks are not just value-adding to one’s pursuit of a healthy lifestyle, but also giving everyday recipes that extra ‘oomph’.

Today, we would like to share Serene’s (@serenefoodology) Osmanthus Bird’s Nest Jelly recipe.

Serving Size:
5 – 8 people

Ingredients:

• 4 tablespoons of Osmanthus flower

• Wolfberries

• 3 tablespoons of Honey

• Konnyaku Powder

• 2 bottles (or more) of TruLife Premium Bird’s Nest

• 800 ml of water

 

Instructions:

  1. Boil a pot of water (800ml) and once water boils, add 4 tablespoons of Osmanthus flower and turn the water down to a simmer.
  2. Let the osmanthus flowers steep for 10 to 15 minutes.
  3. Off the fire and fish out half or more of the osmanthus flowers.
  4. Put in the wolfberries, let it steep for 5/10 minutes.
  5. Add in some honey and mix well. Depending on how sweet you like the jellies to be. I added 3 tablespoons and it turned out just right for me, not too sweet.
  6. Add in the konnyaku powder and stir at the same time. Mix well.
  7. Add 2 bottles of TruLife Premium Bird’s Nest with Rock Sugar.
  8. Pour the mixture into the mold and put it in the fridge.
  9. Let it sit for 6 hours or overnight.
  10. Serve chilled.

 

Visit Serene’s IG for the original post and other recipes. Do tag us at @trulife_sg if you recreate this wonderful dessert!

Birds Nest: What’s Best?

FUN FACT:  Did you know that the female birds are usually the ones meticulously constructing their nests and fending for their young? Kudos to all mothers indeed.

And personally, we have this particular breed of birds to thank: swiftlets. The bird’s nest produce that we consume are made from their nests but don’t worry, we wait for the swiftlets to leave their nests for good before they are farmed.

Now when it comes to bird’s nest drinks, there are indeed many options out there – but do you know if the one you have been consuming is of optimal quality? Is it giving you the best bang for your buck?

Here are some things you can start taking note of:

1. Check the ingredients label

The concoction may seem rich, thick and filled with the goodness of the swiftlet’s nest.

However, be aware that some bottled bird’s nest drinks are mostly made up of ingredients that resemble bird’s nest; like seaweed and white fungus.

2. Clarity of the solution
The solution in the bottle should be clear and not murky and cloudy. If it is murky, it is likely that it has not been processed well.

3. The Strands Test
Flip the bottle as seen in the picture and observe. If you see the bird’s nest strands falling very slowly or they aren’t even moving, it means there are too much stabilisers and additives! If you’re taking bird’s nest pretty regularly, the volume of intake could be excessive and might be damaging to your health.

Now you know the top 3 things to look out for when you’re getting your next bird’s nest bottled drinks. Not to toot our own horn but we’re pretty proud of our bird’s nest range which definitely meets all of the above requirements.

Do check them out here and share them with your family and friends.

Summer Fruit Lemonade – A Simple & Quick Recipe

It is pretty much summer all year round in our little island but the weather has been uncomfortably hot and humid in the recent weeks. We think this Summer Fruit Lemonade recipe from Oktaviani Fen Fen (@n3fn3f) couldn’t have come at a better time:

Serving Size:
4 people

 Ingredients:

• 1 whole organic lemon (yes with the skin)
• 400ml of water
• 3 tablespoons of raw honey
• 1 cup of mixed fruits (watermelon,
 rock melon, blueberries, pomegranate)
• 1 bottle (or more) of TruLife Premium Bird’s Nest

Instructions:

1. Cut the lemons, remove the seeds and the pith (that thick white stuff in the middle).

2. Put everything in a blender and add water.

3. Blend on high speed for a minute or until the lemons have been broken down and the mixture looks like lemonade.

4. Pour the lemonade through a metal strainer.

5. Add honey, mix fruits and add a bottle of TruLife Premium Bird’s Nest.

6. Garnish with a sprig of mint. Enjoy.

Check out the original post here and be sure to visit Oktaviani Fen Fen’s IG for more amazing recipes.

Don’t forget to tag us (@trulife_sg) if you recreate this amazing dish!

Mother’s Day Breakfast – A Healthy Dessert

Want to give your dearest Mom a surprise breakfast in bed? Try this Bird’s Nest Peach Gum Dessert recipe from our TruLifer, Oktaviani Fen Fen (@n3fn3f):

Serving Size:
6 people

 Ingredients:

• 80g peach gum
• 30g dried lily bulb
• 1 white fungus
• 90g longan
• 80g red dates
• 3 pcs dried figs
• 40g wolfberries
• Water
• 6 bottles of TruLife Premium Bird’s Nest
• Rock sugar (optional, up to preference)

Instructions:

1. Soak the peach gum overnight.

2. On the next day, the peach gum would have softened and expanded. Remove the black impurities from the peach gum.

3. Soak white fungus for 30 minutes.

4. Add all the ingredients (except wolfberries) in a big bowl and pour hot boiling water until it covers all the ingredients. Steam the mixture for 30 minutes.

5. Top up with more hot boiling water.

6. In the last 5 minutes, add the wolfberries. You can also add rock sugar at this stage if desired.

7. Serve it hot or cold, it’s up to you! Top it up with 1 bottle of TruLife’s Premium Bird’s Nest per serving (or more if desired).

8. Stir and enjoy the goodness of this nourishing superfood dessert!

Check out the original post here and be sure to visit Oktaviani Fen Fen’s IG for more amazing recipes.

Don’t forget to tag us (@trulife_sg) if you recreate this amazing dish!

Neonmello x TruLife

In anticipation of the upcoming Mothers’ Day, TruLife is collaborating with Neonmello to celebrate these special women in our lives. We would like all mothers to #LookGoodFeelGood. 

Although having a healthy, fit body is a great fashion statement by itself, we still think donning sleek and chic apparel makes for the icing on the cake. We couldn’t think of a better way to pamper them, than offering the gift of wellness from yours truly and great style by the fashion forward Neonmello.  

Here are our top 4 picks of the month:

MADEBYNM ROCHELLA ABSTRACT TWO-WAY WAIST-TIE TENT DRESS IN DEEP ABSTRACT

This versatile piece goes well with any occasion, we reckon. Look effortlessly snazzy and trendy with abstract prints. We also like that it has a waist-tie to give any body type a slimmer waist line.  

MADEBYNM ROSABELLA SLEEVED FLORAL ROMPER IN DUSTY BLUE

Rompers are easy-to-wear, light-weight, fuss-free, cute – the list goes on and on. There are too many reasons why every woman should own one. This particular piece comes adorned with white, intricate floral prints against the prettiest shade of dusty blue. 

TRULIFE  PREMIUM BIRD’S NEST WITH ROCK SUGAR GIFT PACK 

TruLife Bird’s Nest with Rock Sugar is prepared with only the best grade of 100-percent authentic pure bird’s nest and rock sugar. It contains no artificial preservatives, flavouring or colouring, retaining the nourishing benefits and natural goodness of our traditional best-tasting recipe. What’s more, this gift pack comes with 8 + 2 extra bottles. 

TRULIFE  PREMIUM BIRD’S NEST SUGAR FREE GIFT PACK 

This variation of bird’s nest shares the same recipe as the aforementioned but as its name suggests, it’s specially created for those who like their bird’s nest unsweetened. It even comes with the ‘healthier choice’ stamp of approval! 

Now go forth and have the special women in your life #LookGoodFeelGood.

Visit our IG account @trulife_sg to find out more about our special giveaway!