13/10/2008

Have You Tried This?


Since the past week when I felt stiffness after some spring cleaning, I decided to get myself some supplements. My friend commented that we really need more calcium as we aged and I was also worried since I know how much my teeth seemed to have shrunk and I now have gaps in my front sets and I can not grip anything on my front teeths!

I really cannot stand those Calcium supplements and normally I rather take those that are the effervasent tablets such as Sandoz. But in the past year, I have not been buying them. So when I was out at the supermarket, I decided to try out the new Anlene concentrate. It was only a 125ml pack and each box came in 4 packs. I chilled it for two days in the fridge and tried it one morning. I must say it tasted really nice. The benefits for this is that it is suppose to have about 4x Calcium of regular milk. The taste of it is slightly like stirring lots of full cream milk powder with little water. So it has a little sweet taste which is pretty pleasant.

I've tried Anlene Hi Calcium fresh milk in those cartons but somehow I thought it tasted 'rubbery' and watered down.. ewww And I really cannot be bothered to make that glass of milk in the morning because I rather have my coffee. So I thought this one is ready to drink and no preparation involved for lazy bums like me.

4 box of 125mls cost S$3.80. I might give this a try and see if it helps my stiff knees and aching backs... ouch again..

15 comments:

Purpled Sky said...

not to alarm you, but Anlene here has been recalled due to melamine content. not sure which specifically, though, but you might wanna check with your local authorities just to be sure.

reanaclaire said...

i didnt know anlene was off shelved too.. anyway, i cant drink milk.. i feel yucky by all milk taste.. wonder why i m born like that... hope my bones dont get stiffened fast...

amycheah said...

I can't take milk, I feel "geli" with the milk smell...

Joze Foo said...

erm... now that you said, my front set of teeth actually shrunk too..... i guess i have to take the Calcium the doc gave me. The one the doc gave me is chewable... its advisable to chew together with your food when consume.

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Darlyn said...

Anlene is okay to drink and safe from melamine:D

thanks for dropping by at my blog....

WebbieGurl said...

I dunno much about calcium content but i drink milk daily... i bet all milks must have calciums anyway?

I also eat much cheese since our meal and cuisine at home is Italian..lots of cheese and milk... and i am glad... after reading you post.

ROgue said...

Indeed! we need all the basic nutriets we should be taking! Thanks for sharing this. It serves as a reminder to me actually.

ILPT said...

@purpled sky:

I am glad i read out comments! My Gosh!

"not to alarm you, but Anlene here has been recalled due to melamine content. not sure which specifically, though, but you might wanna check with your local authorities just to be sure."

Thank you also reanaclaire for posting this..

Constance Chan said...

yes i think we all have some worries since the recent scare on the Melamine found on dairy products from China.

So far the Anlene in Singapore had been given the green light. This new product was produced in New Zealand that was the reason why I bought it. I did read that some Anlene in other countries were taken off the shelves, perhaps they were manufactured elsewhere.

chrisau said...

guess anlene is more for ladies due to the calcium supplement. I prefer omega, cos guys like us always have high cholesterol. :)

Tammy said...

I've never heard of them before. Perhaps they aren't available here n Canada.

FAMILY FIRST said...

I dont like milk wor .. how ah? I also got stiff & painful knees & especially my back... it kills me everyday ler.

Constance Chan said...

i guess as we aged we do need lots of calcium since our bone mass depletes and becomes brittle.

chrisau - yes omega is also quite good i heard. my hubby takes the Nestle Omega too, alternating with Anlene.

tammy - Anlene has been quite established in Asia and i guess Asian diet is not as calcium rich as Americans cos our staple is mostly rice.

family first - hey try glucosamine. i can't cos i'm allergic to sulphur.. but u can try..

K3ViN said...

my mother need it but she dont want take it lor.. haiz....