Akesi Wellness was co-founded in 2017 by Dr. Elizabeth Biggs and Victoria McKellar, who are 2020 Expatpreneur eAward winners.
Elizabeth, a mother of four, and Victoria, a mum of three, began their entrepreneurial journey together with the aim of improving the health of their own families. Three years later, their Akesi Wellness brand provides gut wellness products for families everywhere
As busy mums themselves, the duo– who had both previously worked in the U.K. (Elizabeth within the health sector) and Tokyo (Victoria as a brand manager) before moving to SG with their spouses – fully understood the challenge to incorporate new habits into a family’s already hectics chedule. On top of that? Little kids aren’t known to be keen to try “yucky” looking or smelling foods or drinks, like some fermented, gut-friendly foods may be considered as. However, Victoria and Elizabeth had observed the strong impact gut health had on their children’s immune systems and overall wellness. So, they set out to create great-tasting probiotic tonics and other products that kids and adults alike would actually enjoy.
After securing a strong relationship with a manufacturer in Queensland, Australia, they introduced their first batch of good gut health products to the Little Red Dot – and the rave reviews started rolling in. “It is the most heart-warming aspect of Akesi– reading an email from a customer about their health journey and how we have helped,” they share. The popularity is partly due to the palatability of the products as well as their ease of use, including the best-selling, bottled Bio-Fermented Berry Spritzer and the Probiotic+Elderberry Boost – billed as a“delicious purple powder” meant to be consumed as a sherbet directly on the tongue or mixed into other foods or liquids. Bonus: Akesi offers various alternatives of its products, so there’s something for all ages and palates.What’s even better, Akesi products are all-natural, vegan, and gluten-and dairy-free.
Akesi Wellness sells its gut health boosters predominantly through its website, allowing you to order items and have them delivered straight to your doorstep. (Tip: The site also features various bundle deals.) But, if you prefer to purchase the products in person, check the website for trusted whole foods and organic retailers throughout Singapore who carry the brand. Some medical centres across the island also feature their products!
Visit the site for more information plus quality and delicious wholesome foods.
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