Q: How do I compare Purple Sweet Potato beverages on the market?
A: Unlike most commercial purple sweet potato beverages, Emil a2 has no artificial flavours, colours, additives, sweeteners or even non-dairy creamer. The intense purple colour comes entirely from anthocyanin, which turns pink when in contact with acidic foods such as vinegar or lemon juice -- that's as authentic as it should be! The higher the anthocyanin content, the brighter is the pink colour hue. Watch our antioxidant experiment now here:
Q: Can I use Emil a2 as a meal replacement? Can it satisfy hunger?
A: Yes. Other than antioxidant-rich purple, red sweet potatoes and purple Chinese yam, Emil a2 also contain oat and brown rice high in fibre content to keep you full. As it consists mostly of slow-digesting carbohydrates, it can help prevent blood glucose fluctuation and effectively reduce the craving for unhealthy snacks.
Q: How does Emil a2 taste and smell like? Does it contain any sweetener or sugar?
A: With no added sugar, Emil a2 derive its natural sweetness from fresh, wholesome plant ingredients such as sweet potato, purple Chinese yam, oat and brown rice. It is smooth, rich in aroma and tastes like real, fresh wholesome food made into a beverage. We highly recommend you give it a try (if you haven't) and we are sure you would fall in love with it.
Q: I noticed glucose on the tin packaging, but not on the sachet packaging, is it a different formula?
A: Both products have the same formula and do not contain glucose. The reason for the presence of "glucose" as an ingredient on Emil a2 tin is simply because it is the old packaging. We would like to finish using them before changing into new ones to prevent wastage and help support a more eco-friendly business model.
Q: Can diabetics take Emil a2?
A: Since Emil a2 does not contain any added sugar, it is suitable for moderate consumption by diabetics, providing the carbohydrate content is counted into the patient daily carbohydrate limit. As Emil a2 is made up of complex, slow-digesting carbohydrates such as sweet potatoes, oat and brown rice, it can lower the surge of blood sugar levels which is good for insulin management by diabetics.
Q: Can cancer patients take Emil a2? I heard cancer patients can’t take Chinese yam.
A: Some people are concerned that phytoestrogen in Chinese yam could negatively affect patients with hormone-related cancer such as breast cancer or prostate cancer. However, researchers have shown that consuming fresh, natural food with a small amount of phytoestrogen has no effect on body hormone levels, so it is safe for cancer patients to consume Emil a2. If you are under hormone replacement therapy or have hormone-sensitive disorders, it is best to talk to your doctors first before consuming any health supplements.