Saturday, September 22, 2012

VitaPops, The New Fun Way of Enjoying Vitamin C

Giving vitamins especially vitamin C to our kids is really important especially nowadays since weather changes from time to time. With that, varieties of diseases are everywhere which possibly our kids can get. Thus, letting them take vitamins everyday will help them boost their immune system and so keep their selves from harmful sickness such as colds and coughs.

As a mom, I always make sure to keep my kids from getting sick… thence, I always manage to keep them healthy and safe all the time. One of the things I am afraid of is that they might admitted to hospital due to the cough and colds they have especially to my eldest, Kuya G, who happens to be so picky kiddo at the same time loves to play everywhere even at the dirtiest place ever in our apartment.

With that, giving him vitamins such as vitamin C, iron and multivitamins, I know that he’s far away from getting sick. Yet, sometimes you just can’t tell time… Even I give him those; there are times that he gets cough and colds often since he refuses to take vitamin C which is very important for him.

What is Vitamin C?

“Vitamin C or L-ascorbic acid, or simply ascorbate (the anion of ascorbic acid), is an essential nutrient for humans and certain other animal species. Vitamin C refers to a number of vitamers that have vitamin C activity in animals, including ascorbic acid and its salts, and some oxidized forms of the molecule like dehydroascorbic acid. Ascorbate and ascorbic acid are both naturally present in the body when either of these is introduced into cells, since the forms interconvert according to pH.”  Courtesy of
Vitamin C is a water-soluble vitamin, meaning that your body doesn't store it. We have to get what we need from food, including citrus fruits, broccoli, and tomatoes. 
You need vitamin C for the growth and repair of tissues in all parts of your body. It helps the body make collagen, an important protein used to make skin, cartilage, tendons, ligaments, and blood vessels. Vitamin C is needed for healing wounds, and for repairing and maintaining bones and teeth. 
Vitamin C is an antioxidant, along with vitamin E, beta-carotene, and many other plant-based nutrients. Antioxidants block some of the damage caused by free radicals, substances that damage DNA. The build-up of free radicals over time may contribute to the aging process and the development of health conditions such as cancer, heart disease, and arthritis.” Source:

I am giving him Ceelin syrup ever since when he was a baby (I gave him drops before when he was 0-6 mos.). He’s okay with it until he turned 1 year old until now. I am having hard time for him to take vitamin C which had been my one of my problems in terms of his health. He often gets cough and colds because of refusing in taking it. I don’t know what alternative to give him until I discover that he’s getting my vitamin C in the fridge without letting me know. (Not to mention my vitamin C) I then found the solution of my problem. He’s taking vitamin C same as mine.

I am worried that it may not good for him but according to my sister it’s okay because vitamin C is not harmful to neither make problems with age too. But it would still be nicer if I could give him vitamin C that suits his age. There, I was given a chance to take a sample of the newest product of Unilab- VitaPops!

At first, I thought it was just a simple vitamin such as ceelin chewable but boy, I was wrong! It’s something different. Something that pops! Oh yeah, to give you a hint from the word itself that makes it unique.

VitaPops, the first and only pop rocks vitamin c.
I then let my son and my brother try it.. love it so much… 

tito troy with me

Kuya G with Momee
another pose of Tito Troy

They love it since it pops out on their tongue and the taste, it’s good and no wonder why it is not just mom approved but as well kids approved too!

Me of course
My son really loves it so much and now my worries all fade away! I can give this one to him instead of the vitamin c I take. No need for me to force him to take his vitamins especially when it comes to vitamin c because VitaPops is here! The New Fun Way of Enjoying Vitamin C.

Update: Aside from that, it can be consumed even with empty tummies. 

VitaPops comes in a sachet which contains 50 mg of Vitamin C (as Sodium Ascorbate, making it non-acidic and can be consumed even on an empty stomach). It also contains 1/5 the amount of sugar found in regular Vitamin C.

VitaPops costs P10/sachet and is available in all leading drugstores nationwide!

So, if you think you are having problem same as mine better grab one now and see for yourself!

Sunday, September 16, 2012

New Born Screening Result of My Daughter

It was late morning when I decided to go to the hospital to get my daughter's birth certificate for baptismal purposes. Apparently, I am not that lucky enough since the records' section is open only on weekdays. Hence, the security guard on duty told me to go back on Monday instead.

I'm supposed to go home right after I knew that I can't get the copy of the live birth of my baby... but hey, I just remember to get the result of my daughter's new born screening. So, I went in the nursery section to ask for the result. I was quite dismay because it was written in the window that the schedule on where parents/guardian can get the result is only from Monday- Friday 1-5 pm. I was really disappointed since it was just the only day I am available to go out from home.

The man who's waiting for the nurse on duty to entertain him helped me to get the result although it was Satuday. He helped me out to force the nurse to release me the result and luckily, the nurse allow me to get it. (Thanks to Him)

The time I get the result it was pretty nervous feeling in my part since I've done something bad to her before when she was still in my tummy. Read the full story here.

click the image to see it clearly
I was so happy that the result turned out beyond my expectation! I was so thankful to those who have prayed for my daughter. And really want to thank our Father in Heaven, Jesus and so to Mother Mary who have been there for me and hear my prayers. I really owe it to them all.

Oh by the way, Baby M just turned 4 months.

Here she is:

Love, love, love from us to all of you! Have a nice day everyone.