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To: Mr Sheikh Abdul Muhaimin Bin Sheikh Abdul Majid Managing Director of Solution Medic Sdn. Bhd.

From: Mrs Janet Lim Ah Moi Business Development Manager of Solution Medic Sdn. Bhd.

Subject: BUSINESS TRIP REPORT TO SEARCH FOR NEW SUPPLEMENTS SUPPLIERS

Solution Medic Sdn Bhd is an established company since 1992. We started as a retail pharmacy and expanded to producing our own healthcare and beauty products. We offers innovative products, programs and activities that are designed to benefit consumers, trade partners and the community that we operate in. We carry more than 300 types of health food and natural toiletries that are imported exclusively by us. So to look for enthusiastic and energetic product and partners me with a group of two other representatives from our company have traveled to USA started on 1st Jun 2011 and ended at 15 Jun 2011. Beside me, Mrs Stacey Yong, Pharmacist and Mr Mohd Ikmal Bin Mohd Rashid, Accountant are came along with me to the trip.
“Health Minister Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai said obesity is becoming the major health issue with the number of obese people almost tripling in the past 15 years from four per cent in 1996 to 14 per cent in 2010. And since obesity is the gateway to other chronic diseases such as high blood pressure, heart and kidney problems, he said the risk of more Malaysians developing these diseases will become greater in future ”- Wed, Feb 10.2010 New Straits Times. From this statement, we tried to find out the best product which can helps boost our body’s natural energy levels, lose weight, eliminate toxins from our colon and guarantee that our system is in healthy working order. This is the main objective of this trip. We already have a lot of weight loss product in our stock such as diet drink and pills. Many diet products offer a quick, short-term fix, but there is no "magic bullet" for weight loss. Approximately only 5% of the users keep their weight lose off. Diet drink powdered formulas usually are mixed with a glass of milk and are substituted for one or more meals. Many users of these shakes report feeling constantly hungry and regain the lost weight when they give up the shakes. By relying on shakes, dieters follow artificial dieting methods and avoid learning how to work food into their lives. Many prescription diet medicines have side effects and may not work for long-term weight loss. Over-the-counter pills containing the appetite suppressant PPA (phenylpropanolamine hydrochloride) can increase the risk of stroke. Over-the-counter pills containing ephedra may cause serious side effects, including dizziness, increased blood pressure or heart rate, chest pain, heart attack, stroke, seizure and even death. Currently, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is taking action to remove the use of PPA and has banned ephedra in over-the-counter medications and dietary supplements. So our Quality and Production Team have decided to choose these suppliers with theirs enthusiastic and most promised products. The first supplier which can realize our mission is Healthbuy LLC which based out of Burbank, California. They have been creating quality health supplements for more than 15 years. Their magic super food is Maqui Berry Select. Maqui Berry Select is just not one of these brilliant ideas because it has become tried and proven against adverse effects. Maqui berries are among the most nutritious foods of the Patagonia region, rich in B vitamins, minerals, and fiber, protein, oleic acid (omega-9) and a beneficial fatty acid. The actual Maqui Berry is often a deep purple berry that is abundant with Vitamins C, fiber, and also is made up of high concentrations of antioxidants as well as amino acids, polyphenols along with anthocyanins.

How they works? There are its weight loss properties. It naturally raises our metabolism. This means we are burning more fat before we even do our first exercise. That works 24 hours a day. Then add to that the way it does it by oxidizing the fat away. Finally, when we hit the gym we will be ready. Maqui Berry Select boost our energy so we can work out longer and harder. Even if we don't work out we will still have the energy to get through the day and to stay active. This particular purple berry continues to be utilized as anti-aging treatment options by means of enhancing the skin’s natural capacity to help rejuvenate. Maqui Berry possesses anti-inflammatory qualities which can be valuable with individuals experiencing rheumatoid arthritis discomfort. When consumed frequently, this berry can certainly enhance the health and wellbeing of most people.

A bottle of Maqui Berry Select contains 90 capsules inside for one month supply. This product comes with an unconditional 90 day money back guarantee. If for any reason we are not satisfied with the product that we have purchased, simply return the item and get a refund. The amazing thing is we are the only trusted company in Asia which can import this product directly from them. Actually, Maqui Berry Select, only can order it from their website www.maquiberryselect.com is not sold in any drugstores. But since it exclusively imported by us for Asia distribution so our customer can get it from our store. The offered price for each bottle is RM80.00 which included all trade expenses. For the first batch we suggest to order for 500 customers and for six months supply. It will cost about RM240,000.00. The recommended sale price for each bottle is RM125.00. Therefore, within three months sales we will get net profit about RM90,000.00 after deduction for promotion and transportation cost. The beneficiary from this strategic alliances, our company will be promoted in their website for three months without cost.

Their sale price are RM154.34 because aside from this bottle, the customer will also get several bonus items like the “71 Weight Loss Tips” e-book and the “Weight Loss Visualization” Audio MP3. They will also instantly become a member of their Weight Loss Management Club where they will find customized exercise programs, diet plans, fitness tracking systems, and much more. We are not included all this bonus with the purchases.

The second supplier that we have visited was AntiAging Institute of California, Beverly Hills, Carlifornia. The remarkable products that we decided to choose are DON’T PAUSE ® :: Natural Menopause (For Women) and Udalini Pro Hair :: Great Hair Day For Men and Women.

DON'T PAUSE® :: Natural Menopause From the survey by Academy of Medicine of Malaysia, College Of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists about Clinical Practice Guidelines on Hormone Therapy during Menopause in Malaysian Women”, in general Malaysian women feel that menopause does affect their life somewhat, the greatest impact coming from symptoms such as joint aches and pains, followed closely by lack of physical fitness. The menopause experience in women is worse when associated with perception of losses in life, e.g. loss of childbearing capacity, loss of culture, threatened loss of children. Menopause experience seems to focus on the difficult experiences a woman undergoes in relation to family life and work experiences. In Malaysia, only about 10% of postmenopausal women are taking Hormone Therapy, while 30-40% are on herbal remedies. Headache is the main menopausal symptom that prompted most Malaysian women to seek treatment. For Malaysian women who are on Hormone Therapy for their menopausal symptoms, the gynaecologist is the influencer to most women in starting Hormone Therapy. Most women perceive Hormone Therapy only for short-term relief of symptoms, rather than for its long-term benefits.

We have received so many request from our customer about treatment Menopause symptoms. We realize nowadays menopause symptoms can sometimes severely interfere with a women’s daily activities. They may find it difficult to concentrate at work, be moody at home, and they may feel anxious or depressed without explanation. While the symptoms of menopause can affect women to varying degrees, almost all women are in some way negatively impacted by menopause symptoms. These symptoms include hot flashes, night sweats, irritability, forgetfulness, weight gain, vaginal dryness, dry and wrinkled skin and decreased sex drive. Menopause occurs as the result of changing hormone levels in the body. As a woman nears the end of her reproductive life, these hormones will fluctuate causing her menstrual cycle to become irregular. These unstable hormone levels can also wreak havoc on her body as they cause her body temperature to rise resulting in hot flashes during the day and may cause profuse sweating at nights. She may become uncomfortable in her own skin and feel embarrassment and humiliation because of her symptoms, especially if they occur in public, at work, during a meeting or any time, any where.

Natural solutions for menopause can be an effective way to treat symptoms of menopause. DON'T PAUSE® :: Natural Menopause is a natural menopause supplement helping and alleviating menopause related symptoms. It is ideal for women ages 40 to 100 DON'T PAUSE® :: Natural Menopause is 100% natural and does not require a prescription to acquire. DON’T PAUSE® contains Pomegranate extract, Green tea, Chromium picolinate, DHEA, etc. Pomegranate extract is a super anti-oxidant . In addition it stimulates the production of collagen in the skin to maintain a smooth and wrinkle free skin for women over 40. Green tea helps to increase the body’s metabolism and burns fat into energy, together with Chromium picolinate which assists in balancing the blood sugar, they help with weight loss and loosing the fat around the waist. DHEA helps in increasing bone mass, muscle mass and enhancing sex drive.
A bottle of DON'T PAUSE® :: Natural Menopause contains 60 capsules inside for one month supply. This product comes with an unconditional 90 day money back guarantee. If for any reason we are not satisfied with the product that we have purchased, simply return the item and get a refund. The offered price for each bottle is RM50.00 which included all trade expenses. We suggest to order for 200 customers and for six months supply. It will cost about RM60,000.00. The recommended sale price for each bottle is RM80.00. Therefore, within three months sales we will get net profit about RM30,000.00 after deduction for promotion and transportation expenses.

KUNDALINI PRO HAIR:: Great Hair Day for Men and Women

The next product is KUNDALINI PRO HAIR:: Great Hair Day for Men and Women. We decided to take his product because of its demanding. Hair is a crown for women and even man. Hair lost problems are occured due to change in the level of hormones, lack of proper diet, growing age, improper health and stress. The common problem faced is hair loss which can occur due to one or more of the following reasons: Dandruff, Harsh shampoos which have a strong chemical base, Pollutants in the air, Hair colours, perming and straightening lotions, Heredity, Physical weakness and lack of proper nutrition.

Over 60% of all men, from mid-twenties on will experience the initial stages of inherited male pattern baldness. During this process interaction of the testosterone hormone with a scalp enzyme called Alpha 5, creates a byproduct hormone called DHT, which relentlessly seeks and destroys vulnerable hair follicles. DHT also results in the thickening of the scalp’s protective membrane which promotes further hair loss. Kundalini or PRO HAIR, is a combination of Lycopene, tomato extract and a special proprietary blend of plant sterols including beta sitosterol, campsterol and stigmasterol together with pumpkin seed powder.

Phytosterols are found in all plants, including fruits, vegetables, grains, seeds, nuts and spices. All sources of phytosterols have been studied for their effect on preventing and reducing hypercholesterolemia. (High blood Cholesterol). Research has shown many benefits on sitosterols for improving the immune system, on fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome, inflammation and pain through reduction of cytokine production. This proprietary blend works on binding the enzyme 5-alpha reductase and prevents the conversion of testosterone to DHT or De-Hydro-Testosterone, and therefore helps to protect hair follicles against the damaging effects of DHT, both in young men and women and also older men and especially peri menopause and menopausal women. In addition, plant sterols have been shown to reduce facial hair growth due to higher concentrations of androgens in circulation in young women as well as peri and post menopausal women. Plant sterols may help reduce the formation of androgen hormone related acne in post pubertal young girls and boys.

From that three products we came with this rated:-
1. Maqui Berry Select
2. DON'T PAUSE® :: Natural Menopause
3. KUNDALINI PRO HAIR:: Great Hair Day for Men and Women

To increase our sales profit we recommend that we choose supplement Maqui Berry Select because of the high demanding on weight loss product. Consumers search for natural product and its must been clinically proven. All around the world are using Maqui Berry because it has the highest amount of antioxidants of any food on the market. Antioxidants are one of the most powerful tools that your body can use to combat problems associated with aging and weight loss. Often our bodies take abuse because they are subject to toxins and chemicals.Adding antioxidants to your diet helps free your body from these chemicals and also prevents them from entering in the future. Basically, it helps to cleanse your body and improve it. As a result, your body is in better shape. When your body is in better shape and it is healthier, the efforts you are making to lose weight will be more effective. However, the Maqui berry is not a supplement to consume so that you can eat unhealthy and stop exercising. Instead, it will aid you in your efforts. We have to educate aour customer.

According to studies, Maqui berry has 10 times more polyphenols than red wine and 100 times more anthocyanins than red wine. Because of the anthocyanins and polyphenols, the berry is extremely nutritional. It is a great source of vitamin c, calcium, potassium, and iron, so you will not be using it as a mere supplement. The last interesting finding about Maqui berry is that it has anti-inflammatory properties. These anti-inflammatory side effects can help the bones and joints of the body, especially for anyone who is affected with arthritis. Regardless of your body’s situation, the berry definitely promotes a healthy functioning body.

We believed that with our business associates are tremendously excited about the promise of our new product. The attainable sum of profit will be a reality. We’re came with this ideas how to get consumers to share our enthusiasm. We built professional looking website because it will help boost our sales, make Facebook, Twitter and MySpace accounts. display this new product on the homepage of our website, design a banner on our website that will be in direct eye level with our visitors, create an intriguing video and upload it to YouTube with a link back to our website, we can prepare our new product launch for the broader consumer market, hitting all of the local newspapers and last but not least post flyers/pamphlets/ brochures in business windows throughout town, or create/purchase a mailing list and send them out to targeted consumers. We will help Malaysian to shrink the percent of 60 percent of Malaysians aged 18 and above had a body mass index (BMI) of over 23 to be 20 percent. Malaysia is ranked sixth among Asian countries with high adult obesity rate, according to the World Health Organization (WHO) so with this super food we put Malaysia at the bottom of the rank.

The second product should be consider is DON'T PAUSE® :: Natural Menopause. The increased of women awareness about Hormone Therapy will boost the sales. It is one of the best and effective Hormone Terapy for the postmenopausal woman. So, lastly, we should consider natural product since it’s come from the same elements of us, so a healthy lifestyle should be ours.

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REFERENCES

1. U.S. Food and Drug Administration Agency. Phenylpropanolamine (PPA) Information Page. 2005.http://www.fda.gov/cder/drug/infopage/ppa/default.htm accessed December 10, 2008.

2. Malaysia, Ministry Of Health, College Of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists Academy Of Medicine Of Malaysia, (2010), Clinical Practice Guidelines on “Hormone Therapy during Menopause in Malaysian Women” .[Online]. Available: http”//www.moh.gov.my. [2011, July 5].

APPENDIX
APPENDIX 1

Maqui Berry Select Review

Product Overview
There are a lot of super foods and supplements out there in the market today that promises weight loss. Unfortunately, some of these products are just hyped up and don’t really live up to its promise. But now there is a supplement that really works, it is currently the #1 Super Food for weight loss in the market, this product is Maqui Berry Select. It contains a lot of health benefits aside from helping you lose weight. It can also help you increase your metabolism, increase fat oxidation, fight fatigue, increase energy and it’s also a powerful antioxidant. Not only that, it is also rich in B vitamins, minerals, fiber, protein, omega-3 and omega-9 fatty acids. No wonder it is known as the most nutritious food found in the Amazon.
What You Get
When you purchase Maqui Berry Select, you will get a bottle that contains 60 capsules inside.
Company Behind It
The company behind this product is Healthbuy LLC. They have been creating quality health supplements for more than 15 years. All of their supplements and products go through strict quality control and manufacturing guidelines, so there’s nothing to worry about.
Product Guarantee
This product comes with an unconditional 90 day money back guarantee. If for any reason you are not satisfied with the product that you have purchased, simply return the item and get a refund.

What I Like
What I really like about this product is that it contains a lot of health benefits that you normally won’t find in other products that claim to be similar. Aside from helping you lose weight, Maqui Berry Select can also help you cleanse your colon and help you detox and protects you from harmful antioxidants.
Do I Recommend It?
Yes absolutely. Maqui Berry Select is one of the best weight loss food supplements available today. It is produced by a reputable company who are experts in the herbal product market and it’s also backed by a solid guarantee. There is even a free bottle offer on some of the select packages so you will surely get more than what you have paid for. If you are still skeptical, buy a bottle today and see the results for yourself! respective owners.
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APPENDIX 2

APPENDIK 3

KUNDALINI PRO HAIR:: Great Hair Day for Men and Women

There are many reasons for hair growth as well as hair loss. Hair loss is affected by many different factors which are not clinically understood. There are genetic reasons, nutritional reasons, environmental reasons, systemic diseases, some chemical medications and stress related reasons for hair loss. The combination could be difficult to reverse. Nutrition is critical and is very important. At the ANTIAGING® Institute we recommend a daily capsule of Advanced Multivitamin, which includes the required nutrients for every single cell in the body including the hair follicles. Kundalini or PRO HAIR, is a combination of Lycopene, tomato extract and a special proprietary blend of plant sterols including beta sitosterol, campsterol and stigmasterol together with pumpkin seed powder.

Phytosterols are found in all plants, including fruits, vegetables, grains, seeds, nuts and spices. All sources of phytosterols have been studied for their effect on preventing and reducing hypercholesterolemia. (High blood Cholesterol) Research has shown many benefits on sitosterols for improving the immune system, on fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome, inflammation and pain through reduction of cytokine production.

This proprietary blend works on binding the enzyme 5-alpha reductase and prevents the conversion of testosterone to DHT or De-Hydro-Testosterone, and therefore helps to protect hair follicles against the damaging effects of DHT, both in young men and women and also older men and especially peri menopause and menopausal women. In addition, plant sterols have been shown to reduce facial hair growth due to higher concentrations of androgens in circulation in young women as well as peri and post menopausal women. Plant sterols may help reduce the formation of androgen hormone related acne in post pubertal young girls and boys. Recommended use is one capsule daily after any meal.

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