- Frequently Asked Questions
Frequently Asked Questions
Where do your herbs come from?
The majority of our herbs come from our organic farms, which are located in Satara, Maharashtra, India. Our Shilijit comes from the Altai mountain region in Russia and our Copomo is sourced in Mexico.
How do you ensure potency, purity and quality of your supplements?
All of our products are independently tested for potency as well as heavy metal content and microbials. The testing is performed on every batch both in India and again when the products reach the United States.
Are your herbal supplements Certified Organic? By whom? What about Chyawanprash?
All of our herbal supplements are Certified Organic by EcoCert, except for our Shilajit, which is wildcrafted from the Altai Mountains. EcoCert maintains the highest standards for certification which you can read about here. Most of the herbs in our Chyawanprash are wild crafted using a traditional recipe and made by a family in India that has been using this Chyawanprash recipe for decades.
Are your bulk herbs Certified Organic?
Our bulk herbs are either Certified Organic or Wild Crafted, as follows: Organic – Amalaki, Arjun, Ashwaganda, Brahmi, Gotu Kola, Licorice, Neem, Shatavari, Triphala, Turmeric. Wild Crafted – Anantmul, Ashoka, Chitrakmool, Bibitaki, Bringaraj, Gokshura, Guduchi, Gurmar, Haritaki, Kapi Kachu, Manjista, Musta, Pippali, Punarnava, Shankapushpi, Tagar, Trikatu Chruna, Tulsi, Vacha, Vidanga, Vidari.
What are the capsules made from?
Our capsules are made from Vegetable Cellulose and consist of only two ingredients: HPMC and purified water.HPMC -- Hydroxypropylmethylcellulose -- is derived from vegetable cellulose. 100% natural, these capsules contain no preservatives, gelatin, wheat, animal by-products or starch, and they are made from pure cellulose of either pine or poplar.
Can I take your herbs safely if I am pregnant or breastfeeding?
We suggest consulting with your Health Care practitioner before taking any herbs if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
Can I take your herbs safely if I am already taking prescription medications?
We suggest consulting your Health Care Practitioner before taking any herbs if you are already taking prescription medications.
When in the day should I take my herbs? Why?
Herbs can be taken at any time during the day, and around meal time is an easy time to implement supplements into your routine. We suggest taking our herbs about an hour before your meals, and morning and evening tend to be the times of day that people remember best.
How long can I take an herb? Are they safe for long-term use?
Our herbs are safe to take long term with the exception of Shilajit, which should be cycled in a 2 to 1 ratio. This means two days on, one day off, two weeks on, one week off, etc. as is convenient and appropriate for your dosha.
What is a Co2 extract?
The Co2 Supercritical extraction process uses carbon dioxide and pressure to pull the oils, pigments, and resins from the plant matter subjected to it. This yields a superiorly fresh, full-spectrum of the active constituents of the plant with a potency that cannot be surpassed. Extracts are free of solvent residues and the mild operating temperatures ensure both stability and quality.
What is a PSE extract?
PSE, or Post Supercritical Extract, refers to the water extract that is performed after the Co2 extract, to capture the water soluble components of the plant.
Why do I need three forms of the same herb in my supplement?
We perform not ONE, but TWO different extractions because using different materials extracts different components of the plant. The Co2 extract delivers the fat soluble constituents along with the pigments and resins, the PSE delivers the nutritive, water soluble components of the plant. Lastly, the raw un-extracted plant material, with all the components of the plant fully intact, acts as a chemical messenger to inform the body how to use these extracts. The synergy between the three is vital to ensuring that your body can realize the full potential and benefits of these herbs.
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