What is Ayurveda? Origin? Is Ayurveda recognized by WHO?
The word Ayurveda originates from two Sanskrit word: “Ayur” and “Veda”. Where Ayur means life and Veda means knowledge of science. Ayurveda is an ideal way of living life in consonance with the universe in order to attain optimal health. The genealogy of Ayurveda can be traced back to about 5000 years ago. It is a system of healthcare originated in the Indus valley (India). About 20 years ago WHO adopted traditional medicine program in conjunction with the goal of health for all with the adoption of primary healthcare approach.
What is the basic philosophy of health, disease and treatment in Ayurveda?
Unlike some other system of medicine, Ayurveda is not just concerned with absence of disease. Ayurveda says that you are healthier when your Appetite is strong, Tissues are functioning properly, Tridosh are in balance, Body waste are eliminated well and your mind and senses are experiencing joy. The doshas are the golden triangle of Ayurveda, formed when the five elements (Earth, Water, Fire, Ether, and Air) align harmoniously with each other. The Tridosh includes Vata, Pitta and Kapha.
How do you standardize your products?
To ensure that the efficacy of the product is maintained through all the batches it’s really important to use standardized extracts. Nuvomed ensures that the product is standardized by using extracts in the formulations that are standardized so as to guarantee that the active molecule is present in a specific concentration throughout all the batches. The process of standardization uses key components only as markers of identity while trying to maintain the same full spectrum of components as the whole herb.
How do you ensure purity of each of your product?
The purity of the product is ensured by controlling various manufacturing parameters so as to attain product of desired quality and efficacy. The quality and the purity of the product is also ensured by performing various quality control and quality assurance tests such as Microbial contamination tests, test for heavy metals and test for various parameters on the dosage forms. The products also goes through various identification tests so as to ensure that the product contains only those ingredients that are mentioned on the label claims.
Why should herbal formulation be used?
There are a number of advantages associated with using herbal medicines as opposed to pharmaceutical products. Examples include the following:
- Reduced risk of side effects: Most herbal medicines are well tolerated by the patient, with fewer unintended. Herbs typically have fewer side effects than modern medicine, and may be safer to use over time.
- Effective with chronic conditions: Herbal medicines tend to be more effective for long-standing health complaints that has tendency of reoccurrence.
- Ayurveda addresses the root cause of disease and imbalance, rather than just mere symptom management
What are the Active constituents used in the formulation?
Please refer the supplement facts mentioned on the label and cartons of the formulations.
Are the herbs standardized and safe?
Yes, herbs can be standardized to ensure the quantity of the active ingredients in the herbal formulation are well tolerated in humans and are safe for long term usage.
How soon the effects can be seen?
How fast the effect of the product is shown depends on multiple factors.
- The chronicity of the ailment
- Type of supplement that you are taking. Supplements that supports Sleep and Stress generally starts showing its activity in 4 to 5 days. On the other hand the activity of supplements for anti-oxidant and Immunomodulatory activity generally take longer time than other supplements. In general supplements usually takes some extra time to show its activity.
What about interaction with other drugs?
Drug interactions of active pharmaceutical agents with dietary and herbal supplements is a possibility if active pharmaceuticals are taken along with the dietary and herbal supplements. There is a widespread information that herbs and botanical products in dietary supplements are safe but it’s a daunting challenge to identify all interactions that are possible.
Keeping this in mind, it is suggested to keep a gap of minimum 90 minutes between consumption of two different products.
Can herbal medicines be used along with modern medicines?
Yes, it is possible to use Herbal and dietary supplements along with modern medicines but it is suggested to keep a gap of minimum 90 minutes between consumption of two different products.
Do you have any study on efficacy of the product?
All our formulations are based on time tested literature and methods of Ayurveda and herbal medicines. Over the past few decades modern research has also validated the usefulness of these herbs in management of various ailments.
Herbal products generally act slowly, so why should one not go for allopathic medicines which show faster onset of action?
Herbal products take a longer time to enter into our blood stream and start taking effect. They are more body friendly and work slowly to remove the root cause of diseases. Whereas allopathic medicines are synthetically produced and synthetically work on target cells only and not the root cause.
Are any of your product non vegan?
All our products are vegan and are free from any ingredients that are from animal origin.
Are there any additives used in your product?
Yes, there are few additives that have been added in the product to facilitate its formulation. Name of all the inactive are mentioned on the label and cartons. Also all our excipients comply with the pharmacopoeia standards.
What is gluten?
A substance present in cereal grains, especially wheat that is responsible for elastic texture of dough.