Here’s an email I had received from KENREISHI headquarters. It’s business as usual…and they just had their Japan Health Food Administration(JHFA) Certification renewed. 株式会社健麗芝 松本 美生 to シンガポール seow show details 7:56 pm (1 day ago) Dear Mr. Mark Seow We got the new certification of JHFA … Continue reading
Been awhile since the last update…I’ve somewhat of a writing ‘block’ of late due to the effects of too much writing of late. I’ve been up to my neck with writing at work, writing for my Masters program amongst other literary … Continue reading
There’s been some flurry in health related news of recent…increase in tongue cancer in women in Singapore(had no idea it even exists…yikes…read it HERE), doctors not being able to practice both Traditional Chinese Medicine and Western medicine together (the real reasons are rather sketchy though HERE), Dr. Susan Lim, the specialist surgeon and her alleged overcharging of the Brunei Royal Family ( as if that’s anything new to over inflate prices and overcharge the filthy rich???) And finally this….
The bottom-line is, only buy products you put into your body that you’ve had researched on, ask good questions to make an educated decision, and purchase from trusted sources….( Personally, I would have been put off by the names by itself…Horkut Chooi Foong Hor Lok Tan???? What the who?
Feb 24, 2011
HSA warns public to avoid 3 health productsBy Vanessa Jalleh
(From left) Majun Dua Istimewa, Raja Maajun-Jerat Dan Seret Angin and Horkut Chooi Foong Hor Lok Tan. — PHOTOS: HSA
MASKED as traditional medicines, three health products have been found by the Health Sciences Authority (HSA) to contain potentially harmful ingredients.
The three products, Majun Dua Istimewa, Raja Maajun-Jerat Dan Seret Angin and Horkut Chooi Foong Hor Lok Tan, contain various undeclared potent western medicines.
The three health products are:
1) Majun Dua Istimewa:
Malay traditional medicine packaged in small white plastic containers containing bean-shaped tablets. The product label claims that it can be used to treat general weakness, numbness of the leg and pain. Western Medicines Detected: Dexamethasone
2)Raja Maajun-Jerat Dan Seret Angin:
Malay traditional medicine packaged in clear plastic containers containing black pills. The product label claims that it can treat pains, body weakness, tension, cramps and rheumatism. Western Medicines detected: Dexamethasone, Chlorpheniramine
3) Horkut Chooi Foong Hor Lok Tan:
Chinese traditional medicine packaged in brown glass bottle containing black pills. The label claims to treat general weakness, sprain, backache, and pain. Western Medicines detected: Indomethacin, Paracetamol, Dexamethasone and Dextromethorphan
The HSA is asking the public to refrain from consuming these products as ‘they can cause serious side effects’.
The three products were sent for analytical tests at HSA’s Pharmaceutical Laboratory after receiving reports about side effects.
Health products containing undeclared western medicines are considered illegal, as they are often made under poor manufacturing conditions with no proper quality controls or professional oversight, and can be deemed dangerous and harmful to one’s health.
I’m pretty proud of my achievements in this little business I’ve spearheaded so far, together with the enthusiastic efforts of mom and dad so far. Who ever thought it would bring us this far, so far? Nevertheless, It’s been about … Continue reading
I’ve been indulging in some involuntary research on allowable stuff you can bring in to Australia. “Involuntary” due to a close friend of mine from down under had wanted to try a box of KENREISHI. She had been battling with … Continue reading
Another piece of information from KENREISHI Co. themselves received in the email. I had requested for them to translate their material from Japanese to English….so while rather “raw” in the translation bit, it’s still comprehensible. Never knew it’s good for … Continue reading
On behalf of mom, dad and me! Here’s wishing all of you an excellent rabbit year ahead filled with good health and prosperity! Gong Xi Fatt Choy!