In a perfect world, we could afford pricey wellness products without as much as a wince. Alas, most of us are without the means to live alongside our favorite wellness authorities. Luckily, local wellness companies offer wallet-friendly alternatives to make our wholistic-living fantasies come alive. Ahead, we list 15 local alternatives for pricey wellness products. Only a fraction of the price!

INSTEAD OF 365 Everyday Value Organic White Quinoa TRY: The Green Tummy Organic White Quinoa (500g), now on sale at P383 (limited time only)

Just like your favorite carb, only quinoa’s considered a complete source of protein and contains all nine amino acids. The Incan staple’s subtle nutty flavor is perfect as a side to fish or meat or sprinkled atop salads.

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INSTEAD OF Spectrum Essentials Organic Ground Flaxseed TRY: The Green Tummy Organic Flaxseeds (140g), now on sale at P135 (limited time only)

Most commonly used to aid in constipation, flaxseeds also contain omega-3 fatty acids which are shown to improve cholesterol levels. Sprinkle freshly crushed flax into a protein shake or morning oatmeal for a kick of fiber.

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INSTEAD OF Navitas Organics Coconut Palm Sugar

TRY: GreenLife Coconut Products Organic Coconut Sugar (250g), now on sale at P150 (limited time only)

Containing minerals such as potassium, magnesium, phosphorus, and calcium, coconut sugar makes a pretty sweet compromise for the salubrious foodie. Its pleasant caramel-like flavor works well for cookies and cakes, plus melts quickly in liquids.

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INSTEAD OF Coconut Secret Organic Coconut Aminos TRY: GreenLife Coconut Products Organic Sap Aminos (150ml), now on sale at P41 (limited time only)

Salty and slightly sweet, coconut aminos makes a wonderful low-sodium sub for soy sauce. It contains a fraction of the sodium, and offers naturally occurring amino acids. For a slap of umami, pair it with sushi or mix it into sauces or marinades.

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INSTEAD OF Sunfood Chlorella Tablets TRY: iAMFit Dash (60 Tablets), now on sale at P216 (limited time only)

A capsule is super-charged with chlorella, zinc, and iron to strengthen immunity and flush out antigenic substances. Aside from its ability to improve your defense system, it also claims to (maybe!) slow the aging process.

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INSTEAD OF Crofter’s Organic Strawberry Jam TRY: Hummingbird Strawberry Jam (150g), now on sale at P207 (limited time only)

Made with pure strawberries, sugar, and citric acid to maintain its freshness, this strawberry jam captures the flavor of the spring fruit perfectly. Spread it onto a slice of pan de sal, or mix it into your morning oatmeal for kick of sweetness.

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INSTEAD OF Trader Joe’s Seville Orange Marmalade TRY: Hummingbird Orange Marmalade (150g), now on sale at P207 (limited time only)

Infused with farm-fresh oranges, sugar, and pectin, this orange marmalade jam is sweet and slightly acidic. Smear it onto muffins, make it into a salad vinaigrette, or lick it straight off the spoon.

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INSTEAD OF Neocell Super Collagen + C TRY: Herbs of the Earth Collagen + Nano Peptides, now on sale at P1,139 (limited time only)

One capsule is formulated with collagen 1 to moisturize skin and minimize fine lines. Aside from collagen 1, it also contains collagen 3 to support the muscles, joints, and intestines. Win-win.

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INSTEAD OF Nature Made Melatonin TRY: Herbs of the Earth Melatonin+ Sleep Faster, now on sale at P950 (limited time only)

Made to calm your senses and promote quick and peaceful shut-eye, a capsule of melatonin will send you straight to sleep. It comes in a chewable format, which is proven to work faster than its swallowable counterpart.

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INSTEAD OF Nature’s Bounty Hair, Skin & Nails Gummies TRY: Herbs of the Earth TruHairCare, now on sale at P1,415 (limited time only)

Packed with 11 vitamins and minerals, these candy-like chews strengthen and protect your strands, leaving your locks shiny and lush. Plus, it comes in a a cherry flavor so yummy, you will want the whole jar at once!

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INSTEAD OF Healthy Origin Natural Probiotic 30 Billion CFU TRY: Herbs of the Earth Probiotic+, now on sale at P2,365 (limited time only)

Formulated with a powerhouse of 10 potent strains of probiotics, this probiotic will keep your stomach in shape with 30 billion CFUs per veggie capsule. Aside from stomach support, it can also clear your skin and maintain your weight.

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INSTEAD OF PROBAR Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Meal Bar TRY: Purefit Peanut Butter Choco Chip (57g), now on sale at P150 (limited time only)

Aside from the fact it’s a chocolaty morsel made of clean ingredients and zero artificial sweeteners, it packs 18 grams of soy protein. Perfect for vegans, non-vegans, and serial snackers alike!

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INSTEAD OF Quest Chocolate Brownie Protein Bar TRY: Purefit Chocolate Brownie (57g), now on sale at P150 (limited time only)

Just as yummy as your favorite sweet, only without the calories. One serving packs 18 grams of soy proteins AND fudgy oh-so-chocolaty flavor into one. Irresistible? We completely agree.

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INSTEAD OF Natural Cravings Omega-3 Trail Mix TRY: Hearth Nuts for Nuts Trail Mix, now on sale at P170 (limited time only)

Made for peanut lovers, a mix packs a savory combination of almonds, peanuts, and walnuts. Aside from providing low-calorie snack, it provides fiber and omega-3 fatty acids.

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INSTEAD OF PRANA Organic Annapurna Almond-Goji-Cranberry Trail Mix TRY: Hearth Superfood Trail Mix, now on sale at P190 (limited time only)

Sweet and savory unite in the superfood-fueled mix. It packs almonds, flaxseeds, and cranberries. With so many ingredients in one, just a mouthful of the stuff is already a flavor party.

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