Anlene, the trusted bone expert for 30 years and one of the adult milk pioneers in the Philippines has been advocating the importance of caring for bones, joints, and muscles to enable adults to keep on moving at any age and live their best lives. To further strengthen expertise and provide superior adult nutrition, the brand recently announced the launch of their most advanced formulation, Anlene Gold 5X through an informative and interactive Movement and Nutrition Session.
The launch could not have come at a better time as just last August 2020, Anlene conducted a Movement survey with the aim of understanding how Filipinos’ physical activity has changed since the start of the pandemic. The study revealed that physical activity has decreased dramatically, leaving a large percentage of respondents with back, muscle, and joint pains, and feeling more tired and lethargic. The study confirmed that the current situation has led to a more sedentary lifestyle, causing many to feel physically and mentally drained.
“The lack of physical activity is one of the leading risk factors for non-communicable diseases and increased mortality. It may also make us more susceptible to getting sick which everybody is very conscious about nowadays.” explained the Marketing Manager of Anlene, Roberta Mundo. “The survey was truly an eye-opener and we wanted to share this to educate Filipinos on how important movement and proper nutrition is for overall health and wellbeing and to preserve the quality of life at any age,” she said.
The online session was also joined by Jo Ann Verdadero-Salamat, Registered Nutritionist, who explained the importance of proper nutrition along with regular movement.
“Our bodies were created to move, and this is why nutrition is important because proper nutrition allows us to move freely, without pain or limitations. In order to enable our bodies to function well, we need all the essential nutrients, including macro and micronutrients,” Joanne explained.
“When it comes to ensuring that we get all the necessary nutrients that we need every day, milk plays an important part of our diet. We tend to think that milk is just for kids, but that is wrong. In fact, even in adulthood, our bones still grow in density, and this is why milk is still necessary. It is important to choose milk that is high in calcium because it is the major nutrient that strengthens our bones,” she continued.
While calcium is present in other types of food and also in supplements in the form of tablets, Jo Anne shared that drinking milk is the best option.
“Milk is considered as a complete food. So when you drink milk, it nourishes you and provides the nutrients your body needs. While you can also consume calcium in the form of tablets, the way our body metabolizes them will not be as efficient as compared to food,” she says. “Milk also has the highest bioavailability as compared with other types of food when it comes to calcium. For example, the estimated calcium absorbed from a glass of milk is 96% compared to only 21% in a serving of broccoli, which is a good source of calcium.”
According to Jo Anne, Anlene has always been known as the ideal milk drink for adults because of its high protein and calcium content. It does not only support the bones, but also the muscles and joints. “All three parts of our anatomy affect each other. In order for these three parts to work efficiently together, we need the right nutrition which you can get in fortified milk like Anlene,” she said.
The new Anlene Gold 5X offers expert adult nutrition for strong bones, joints, and muscles with added benefits on energy and flexibility to help and keep you moving as you age. It still provides 100% of your daily calcium needs in 2 glasses, it is high in protein with 9g per serve, has collagen and Vit C, with the complete set of B vitamins, and with a new breakthrough ingredient MFGM Activ among many other vitamins and minerals.
MFGM Activ is a revolutionary ingredient present only in Anlene Gold 5X and has been proven to help improve the physical performance of our bones, joints, and muscles when coupled with exercise. This innovative formulation has been tested and shown to increase muscle mass by 40%, improve bone mineral content, and improve flexibility by 2x, making it the perfect beverage to help support bone, muscle, and joint health and recovery. Another interesting meaning behind the 5X: bone, joints, muscles, energy, and flexibility which are all aligned with Anlene’s benefits.
Real movement and nutrition testimonies were then given by special guests Marilen Concepcion and Marestella Sunang, two inspiring Filipinas who proves that anyone can stay strong and mobile at any age with regular physical activity teamed with optimal nutrition.
Marilen Concepción, at 61, is a Certified Stott Pilates/Redcord Suspension Instructor and Ride Revolution Cycling Instructor. She shared all about her fitness journey and how important it is for her to move her body on a daily basis.
“I have always been active, ever since I was a child. This is something that I’ve taken with me as I grew up. After my schooling years, I continued to stay active by going to the gym,” Marilen shared.
Marilen then discovered pilates and knew that it was something she wanted to share with others. “As I got older, however, I started to accept that my body was changing and that I can’t move the way I used to. That’s when I really started listening to my body and made the conscious effort to support it with the right nutrition,” she said.
Marestella Sunang is one of the oldest members of the Philippine National Team. She is a Veteran Long Jump Olympian, 4x SEA Games Gold Medalist, and Philippine/SEA Games Long Jump Record Holder. She shared her unique journey that led to her amazing achievements and how important it is for her to support her physical activity with nutrition from Anlene. At 40, she is still able to compete with younger athletes.
“I started drinking Anlene from the very start of my athletic career. It has always been with me in training every day. In fact, I made it a point to bring Anlene no matter where I go, even to competitions abroad. Over the years, I have really gotten into the habit of drinking Anlene in the morning and at night, and it has been a solid part of my routine because I find that it helps with my flexibility a lot,” she explained. “As I grow older and continue to compete, I find that I need it even more now, and I’m so thankful that I was introduced to it early on in my career as it has played such an important role in my journey,” she said.
Marilen then proceeded to share some moves and stretches that anyone can do on a daily basis to help ensure that we stay active, even when physical activity is restricted due to lockdowns.
The event concluded with guests being invited to drink a glass of the new Anlene Gold 5X.
Indeed, our bones, joints, and muscles are some of the most important pillars that help us to live happy and healthy life. Join Anlene’s advocacy of everyday movement partnered with proper nutrition for healthy ageing.
For more information on Anlene, visit its Kilos Tayo Playlist on Youtube at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC6UwfGZYlgYP7swz5PWbgkg and official website https://www.anlene.com/ph/en.html.