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InnerShine® Prune Essence

  • Are your products cheap / expensive compared to other brands of similar products in the market?

    As our BRAND’S® InnerShine® Prunes Essence is unique, there is really no comparison with other products. At BRAND’S® only ingredients from reliable and established suppliers are used and thus the products are all value-for-money.

  • At what temperature should this product be consumed?

    BRAND’S® InnerShine® Prunes Essence should be consumed either at room temperature or chilled.

  • BRAND’S® InnerShine® Prune Essence tastes sweet, is it high in calories?

    BRAND’S® InnerShine® Prune Essence contains only 60 kcal per bottle; this is equivalent to the calories in a small Fuji apple (130g). Hence, daily consumption of BRAND’S® InnerShine® Prune Essence will not significantly increase your daily calories intake and will not lead to weight gain.

  • Can children take BRAND’S® InnerShine® Prunes Essence?

    BRAND’S® InnerShine® Prunes Essence is a nutritious and delicious food supplement that can be enjoyed daily.

    This product is also suitable for children between 2 -12 years old. They can take 1 bottle daily and may dilute the product if it is too viscous.
  • Can I buy these products from the Internet?

    Yes. Internet purchase options are available. - Click here.

  • Can I keep BRAND’S® InnerShine® Prunes Essence in the fridge?

    Yes.

  • Can I take more than the recommended dosage?

    The recommended dosage was designed to deliver the effective benefits of the product. We encourage regular consumption over time in accordance with the recommended dosage so that you can enjoy optimal benefits.

  • Can I take two bottles at one go?

    We recommend that you take one bottle at a time. This way you will be continuously nourished with nutrients, for optimal health benefits.

  • Can pregnant ladies or nursing/lactating mothers take your products?

    BRAND’S® InnerShine® Prunes Essence is a fruit-based nutritive drink and is generally suitable for anyone.

    If there are any questions, we recommend that pregnant and lactating women consult their gynecologists before consuming BRAND’S® InnerShine® Prune Essence.
  • Has this new product been shown to work?

    Prunes on their own are widely known for the following benefits:

    Rich in fibre for regular bowel movement and good intestinal health

    Fiber also provides food for the friendly bacteria in the large intestines, which in turn produce short-chain fatty acids, the primary fuel for cells in the large intestines.

    High potassium content, which is an essential mineral for maintaining blood pressure and heart function.

    Contains unique phytonutrients (Phenolics), which function as antioxidants.

    In addition to these health benefits, BRAND’S® InnerShine® Prunes Essencealso contains Inulin and Oligofructose as well as Vitamin C.

    In summary, this product contains ingredients which regulate your bowel movements, promote your intestinal health, and enhance your overall well-being. Overall wellness also shows as healthy, radiant skin.

  • How are these products processed?

    Based on the finalized formulation, the right proportions of the respective ingredients are combined and made into nutritive drinks under strict quality control. The bottling process takes place in one of our appointed factories.

  • How can I be sure that the BRAND’S® InnerShine® Prunes Essence that I bought has not been tampered with?

    The bottles of BRAND’S® poducts now come in triple safety cap packaging where you can both see, feel and even hear via a small popping sound at opening that the product has not been tampered with.

    If you believe that the product has been tampered with, please do not consume it.
  • How do I know if the product is working?

    BRAND’S® InnerShine® Prunes Essence is a nutritive drink, and like all other nutritive drinks and health supplements, it should be taken consistently over the long term in order for the body to gain the full benefits.

    The relevant ingredients have long been known to benefit the body in various ways, especially in the promotion of good intestinal health.
  • How does BRAND’S® InnerShine® Prunes Essence help in healthy digestion? And how does that translate to good skin?

    Good digestion is vital to maintaining overall health and good overall health improves skin radiance. BRAND’S® InnerShine® Prunes Essence provides a wide variety of health benefits to aid digestion. BRAND’S® InnerShine® Prunes Essence is high in dietary fibre (from prune essence concentrate, pulp and skin) and contains prebiotics, such as oligofructose and inulin, both of which improve the health of the digestive tract.

    Daily consumption of BRAND’S® InnerShine® Prunes Essence helps to promote regular bowel movement. You will feel lighter, healthier and enjoy a more radiant complexion. 

  • How many plums or prunes is one serving of BRAND’S® InnerShine® Prunes Essence equivalent to?

    Plums are fruits while prunes are the dried versions of plums

    A bottle of BRAND’S® InnerShine® Prunes Essence provides 3g of fiber, which is equivalent to 2 large cucumber or 1.5 cups of raw cabbage. 3g of fiber also amounts to 12%* of the body’s daily fibre needs.

    #U.S. Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service. 2009. USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference, Release 22. Nutrient Data Laboratory Home Page. Last accessed in Apr 2010:

    http://www.ars.usda.gov/SP2UserFiles/Place/12354500/Data/SR22/nutrlist/sr22w291.pdf

    *The American Dietetic Association recommends at least 25g of fiber daily. Last accessed in Apr 2010:

    http://www.eatright.org/Public/content.aspx?id=6796&terms=fiber

  • I have heard that consumption of too much prunes can cause kidney/gallbladder stones. Will I be in danger of getting kidney or gallbladder stones if I consume BRAND’S® InnerShine® Prunes Essence?

    It is generally safe for healthy individuals to consume this product.

    However, if you have a personal history of kidney stones, or have been advised by your healthcare provider or dietitian to take a low oxalate diet, it’s best to consult your doctor before taking this product.

  • I have never heard of Inulin or Oligofructose. How do these ingredients benefit me and how do they help me to look more radiant when I drink your product?

    Inulin and Oligofructose play an important role in maintaining good gastrointestinal health. As prebiotics, they are substances that promote the growth of beneficial bacteria (probiotics) in the colon and at the same time suppress the growth of harmful microorganisms. Inulin and Oligofructose further help to improve bowel movement by increasing both faecal weight and frequency. Together with the fibre found in prunes, inulin and oligofructose enhance bowel regularity and help relieve constipation. As good intestinal health enhances overall well being, you will feel lighter, healthier and enjoy a more radiant complexion.

  • If I accidentally expose the product and left it in the open, can it still be consumed?

    If there is a noticeable change in the texture and taste of the product after being exposed to sunlight, the product should not be consumed anymore. We recommend that you store the product in a cool dry place, away from direct sunlight.

  • If I accidentally exposed the product to direct sunlight, can the product still be consumed?

    If there is a noticeable change in the texture and taste of the product after being exposed to sunlight, please do not consume. To prevent this from occurring we recommend that you store the product in a cool, dry place.

  • If I am generally healthy, can I take your products?

    If you are generally healthy, you can definitely still take our products to gain the long-term benefits associated with the regular consumption.

  • If I drink other brands of prune juice on a daily basis, eat plums and prunes regularly and also consume BRAND’S® InnerShine® Prunes Essence, is it too much for my body to take? I’m concerned about the side effects of taking too much prune-based/fibre-rich products.

    A diet that is high in fibre will more likely to improve health than cause any health problems. However, with high fiber intake, it is important that you take more water because both are needed to help to move food through and out of the body.

  • Is BRAND’S® InnerShine® Prune Essence suitable for vegetarians?

    BRAND’S® InnerShine® Prune Essence is not formulated for strict vegetarian consumption. It is a fruit-based nutritive drink and contains no animal-based ingredients.

  • Is the Vitamin C in BRAND’S® InnerShine® Prunes Essence for immunity protection?

    Vitamin C has multiple functions. Besides helping to boost immunity, it can also promote collagen production. Collagen is an important constituent to firm skin, healthy cartilage.

  • Is this product Halal?

    BRAND’S® InnerShine® Prunes Essence is a fruit-based nutritive drink and is manufactured in our Halal certified manufacturing plant in Thailand.

  • What do I do if the products I bought have been tampered with?

    If you suspect that the product you bought has been tampered with, please contact us, at 1800 732 4748 (9am-5pm, Mon-Fri excluding weekends and PH) and our customer care officer will assist you.

  • What is BRAND’S® InnerShine® Prune Essence about?

    BRAND’S® InnerShine® Prunes Essence is a prune-based, ready-to-drink nutritive essence that is rich in dietary fibre (from prune essence concentrate, pulp and skin), prebiotics (oligofructose and inulin) and Vitamin C. BRAND’S® InnerShine® Prunes Essence promotes regular bowel movement, stimulates growth of friendly gut bacteria to support gut health and therefore healthy skin. Regular intake of BRAND’S® InnerShine® Prunes Essence allows natural radiance to shine from inside out!

  • What is the best time to consume the product?

    BRAND’S® InnerShine® Prune Essence can be consumed in the evening. However, for customers with pre-existing gastric problems, we recommend that the product be consumed after food.

  • What is the composition breakdown of each bottle of BRAND’S® InnerShine® Prunes Essence?

    Each bottle of BRAND’S® InnerShine® Prunes Essence contains the following:

    79.1% of Prune Essence Concentrate and puree,

    10.3% Pomegranate Concentrate,

    4% Inulin and Oligofructose,

    0.1% Vitamin C.
  • What is the difference between eating plums or prunes / drinking prune juice / fibre supplement versus drinking BRAND’S® InnerShine® Prunes Essence? What sort of added benefits does BRAND’S® InnerShine® Prunes Essence offer me that are not found in plums or the dried version thereof, i.e. prunes?

    Prunes are widely known to be a rich source of dietary fibre. A bottle of BRAND’S® InnerShine® Prunes Essence provides 3g of fiber, which is equivalent to 2 large cucumber or 1.5 cups of raw cabbage1. 3g of fiber also amounts to 12%* of the body’s daily fibre needs.

    Not everybody enjoys the natural taste of plums or prunes, whether in their natural state, extracted or in a dried form. BRAND’S® InnerShine® Prunes Essence is not only tasty, but comes in a convenient format for your enjoyment. Moreover, it contains health-promoting ingredients such as prebiotics (inulin and oilgofructose) and Vitamin C.

    *The American Dietetic Association recommends at least 25g of fiber daily. Last accessed in Apr 2010: http://www.eatright.org/Public/content.aspx?id=6796&terms=fiber

  • What is the form of Vitamin C in BRAND’S® InnerShine® Prunes Essence?

    The form of Vitamin C in BRAND’S® InnerShine® Prunes Essence is Ascorbic Acid.

  • What is the recommended dosage?

    The recommended dosage is one to two bottles of BRAND’S® InnerShine® Prunes Essence daily, to be taken one bottle at a time.

  • What is the shelf life of the product?

    The average shelf life of the product is about 18 months (from the date of manufacture) when kept in the original packaging and stored in a cool and dry place, away from direct sunlight.

  • What is the source of inulin and oligofructose in BRAND’S® InnerShine® Prunes Essence?

    Inulin is a naturally occurring carbohydrate, which is extracted from chicory, while oligofructose is a product of inulin, which has been broken down into smaller molecules.

  • What is the source of Prunes / Prune concentrate used in BRAND’S® InnerShine® Prunes Essence?

    BRAND’S® InnerShine® Prunes Essence uses prune essence concentrate made from fresh, premium California prunes including the pulp and skin to ensure a high amount of fiber content in the final product. Weight for weight, prunes contains almost 3 times more fiber than apple5, hence prune is the ideal fruit for this essence to ensure a high amount of fiber is provided in each bottle (3g fiber per bottle).

  • What is the sugar content of BRAND’S® InnerShine® Prunes Essence? This product tastes very sweet, will I get diabetes if I consume daily?

    BRAND’S® InnerShine® Prunes Essence contain naturally occurring sugar from prunes and pomegranate. The sugar content is only 7.0g per bottle, which is lower than the sugar content of a medium size apple (182g), which is about 19g*. If you feel that the taste is too rich, you may dilute with water before drinking, or use them on alternate days. It is always a good practice to adopt a well-balanced diet that is low in fat, high in fiber, and rich in vitamins and minerals. BRAND’S® InnerShine® Prunes Essence adds flavour and enjoyment to your healthy diet. Regular exercise and a positive mindset are also important for maintenance of a healthy lifestyle.

    If you have a family history of diabetes or are over-weight, you are advised to speak to your doctor/dietician for a thorough review and advice on your diet.

    * USDA online database as U.S. Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service. 2009. USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference, Release 22. Nutrient Data Laboratory Home Page. Last accessed: March 2010: http://www.ars.usda.gov/ba/bhnrc/ndl 

  • Where can I buy BRAND'S® InnerShine® Prunes Essence?

    BRAND’S® InnerShine® Prunes Essence pharmacies, drugstores and personal care stores. Alternatively you can order them directly from our Direct Sales at 1800 732 4748 (9am-5pm, Mon-Fri excluding weekends and PH)  

    Alternatively you can order them from our ecommerce website.
  • Where is BRAND’S® InnerShine® Prune Essence manufactured?

    BRAND’S® InnerShine® Prune Essence is manufactured in our plants in Thailand, which have obtained the Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) Certification. In addition, our manufacturing plant in Thailand is certified Halal by the Islamic authority in Thailand.

  • Who should consume BRAND’S® InnerShine® Prunes Essence?

    BRAND’S® InnerShine® Prunes Essence is designed to regulate bowel movement and promote intestinal health, and is suitable for all adults.

  • Why is pomegranate added to the BRAND’S® InnerShine® Prunes Essence?

    Pomegranate is touted as a ‘Super Fruit’ and known to be a good source of vitamins and antioxidants. It is added to enhance the taste and overall benefits of the product.

  • Why is prune essence concentrate together with prune pulp and skin used in the manufacture of this product?

    We use prune essence concentrate together with prune pulp and skin because we want to pack as much of the prune’s goodness and nutrition as possible into a single bottle of BRAND’S® InnerShine® Prunes Essence.

    A bottle of BRAND’S® InnerShine® Prunes Essence provides 3g of fiber, which is equivalent to 2 large cucumbers or 1.5 cups of raw cabbage. 3g of fiber also amounts to 12%* of the body daily fibre needs.

    #U.S. Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service. 2009. USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference, Release 22. Nutrient Data Laboratory Home Page. Last accessed in Apr 2010:

    http://www.ars.usda.gov/SP2UserFiles/Place/12354500/Data/SR22/nutrlist/sr22w291.pdf

    *The American Dietetic Association recommends at least 25g of fiber daily. Last accessed in Apr 2010:

    http://www.eatright.org/Public/content.aspx?id=6796&terms=fiber
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