Author: Dr. Vikram Chauhan

Best Dietary Supplements in Ayurveda

Abstract

Ayurveda emphasizes not only on what type of food should be eaten but also emphasizes on how and when it should be eaten. Ayurveda texts and scriptures suggest the dietary supplements which balance human health in the right way and help to maintain a healthy life which is very important at such times.
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Introduction

Health is the most precious gift which should be guarded and Ayurveda gives a very clear approach for the same i.e. Ayurveda describes clearly how health should be guarded so that person can lead a healthy life. Let’s take a common example of diabetes, a very common problem, and Lifestyle disorder. More than 62 million Indians which makes 7.2 % of the adult population are affected by this disease which can be controlled by adopting the Ayurvedic lifestyle and by taking the best dietary supplements in Ayurveda.

The need for Ayurvedic Dietary Supplements

Diet is a major source of energy and nutrition. Our diet should be balanced so that we can lead a healthy life. Ayurvedic dietary supplements not only enhances health but it also enhances the working ability of our mind. Ayurveda is based on five basic elements that make up the entire Universe Vayu (air), Jal (water), Aakash (space), Teja (fire), and Prithvi (earth). These elements are responsible for making three different doses that are Vata, pitta, and Kapha. These are the building blocks of the human body according to Ayurveda in order to balance these three doshas the proper dietary contents which are described as per Ayurveda must be taken. If these three doshas turn into an imbalance state then an unhealthy state of the human body arises and gives rise to various complications. And if these three doshas remain in the balance state then it is known as a healthy state of body and mind. The Ayurveda emphasizes bringing balance in these three doshas, which can be done by adopting an Ayurvedic Lifestyle, proper diet, and proper dietary supplements Exercises are also a must to maintain and balance of life.

COMPLICATIONS OF DEFICIENCY OF ESSENTIAL NUTRIENTS

Essential nutrients are the compounds that the body can’t produce or if it is produced it is not in sufficient amounts. These nutrients must be acquired from food which is responsible for the prevention of disease prevention and also for good health. But other than herbal supplements, some of the dietary supplements which are very popular and highly available in the market have a lot of side effects such as:

People used to face issues like –

  1. Hypertension
  2. Diarrhoea
  3. Sleeplessness
  4. Kidney problem
  5. Rectal bleeding
  6. Liver damage, etc.

HERBAL SUPPLEMENTS BY PLANET AYURVEDA

Planet Ayurveda is providing a great range of herbal supplements including the dietary supplements, prepared with the natural herbs. One can consume these supplements daily after consulting with a medical professional in case, he or she may be suffering from some other disease. These herbal supplements have no adverse effects on health, rather they will help in supporting your immune system and make it stronger for fighting the diseases. Some of the best dietary supplements available are:

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1. Moringa Capsules

These capsules are made from a tree also known as” Tree of life”. It is a rich source of iron, proteins, Vitamin B6, Vitamin C, vitamin A, magnesium, etc.

Benefits of Moringa Capsule

  • Controls diabetes
  • Enhances our immune system
  • Control heart problems.
  • Strengthens bones.
  • Increase RBC’s in a natural way

2. Giloy Capsules

Giloy also is known as Amrita aur Guduchi is a herb that helps to boost the immune system and these capsules are formed from giloy herb.

Benefits of Giloy Capsule

  • Improves immunity
  • Has amazing antipyretic activity
  • Good source of Iron and Calcium
  • Helps to increase in collagen production
  • Helps in skin regeneration

3. Amalaki Rasayan

Also known as Indian gooseberry which is a rich source of vitamin C, which is 100% natural formation of Planet Ayurveda.

Benefits of Amalaki Rasayan

  • Used for rejuvenation
  • A good source for aphrodisiac
  • Has antioxidant properties
  • Beneficial for the brain, eyes, heart, liver, skin, and hair

4. Ashwagandha Capsules

Withania somnifera, known as ashwagandha/winter cherry is used for the preparation of these capsules.

Benefits of Ashwagandha capsule

  • Relieves muscle spasm, and fatigue
  • Treats insomnia
  • Enhances mental stamina as well as physical stamina
  • Relieves joint pain
  • Corrects erectile dysfunction and low sperm count

5. Coral Calcium Complex

It is a pure and natural extract that contains a combination of Praval pishti, Akik pishti, Jawar mohra pishti, Mukta pishti, Kamdudha, and Guduchi.

Benefits of Coral calcium complex

  • Helps to maintain the calcium level in the body
  • Helps to maintain a healthy immune system
  • Enhances bone strength
  • Maintains healthy heart

HOME REMEDIES AND OTHER PRECAUTIONS TO BE TAKEN

These below-described foods will enhance immunity and will also improve health:

  1. Papaya: Papaya is loaded with Vitamin A, it also contains potassium, vitamin B, folate, antioxidants, and Vitamin C.
  2. Garlic: It gradually boosts immunity. It also helps to treat the common cold, flu, and a variety of mother illnesses. It also contains calcium, potassium, and sulfur compounds.
  3. Ginger: Ginger decreases inflammation and helps to manage sore throat, joint pains, flu, and cold. It also helps to decrease nausea.
  4. Spinach: It contains beta carotene, calcium, iron, magnesium, potassium, vitamin A, folate, and many other antioxidants.
  5. Citrus Fruits: one of the best sources of Vitamin C. Vitamin C increases the production of white blood cells which are key factors in fighting infections. It also reduces the effect of respiratory tract infection.

Due to the presence of the above qualities they must be added in the diet to maintain health.

Don’t take any nutrient supplement or product without talking to the doctor. Health supplements should only be taken by properly reading the directions on the label how much to take and how often to take it. They should never be taken more than the recommended amount. Health supplements should be stored properly as per the directions.

Conclusion

To maintain a healthy life, there is a need to maintain a healthy diet, a healthy lifestyle, and adding the right dietary supplements in a routine that not only protect us from diseases but also boost up our immune system, which is the urgent need of this hour.

Indian Kitchen is a storehouse of dietary supplements that can boost up the immune system and can provide good health and help us to lead a proper and balanced life. With a proper lifestyle and proper dietary supplements, we people can lead a healthy life. Ayurveda serves you the simplest way to lead a healthy and good life.

Hba1c Test and Ayurvedic Herbs for Its Management

WHAT IS Hba1c Test

HbA1C test is also known as the Glycated or Glycohaemoglobin test. This test is done to diagnose Diabetes, in Diabetic patients to know their average blood sugar levels from the last 2-3 months and this test is also helpful in adjusting the Diabetes medicines. This test mainly tells about the average level of blood sugar levels over the past 2-3 months. This test mainly tells about how much glucose is bound to the hemoglobin part of your Red blood cells. The life span of RBCs is about 120 days, so this test mainly tells about the average levels of glucose in your blood in the past 3 months. In cases, if your blood sugar levels are high, your HbA1C test value will be higher.

Symptoms of Diabetes

Relationship Between Blood Sugar and A1c Levels – It is as follows

A1C (%)            –       Average Blood Sugar(mg/dl)

4%                      –            68 mg/dl

5%                      –            97 mg/dl

6%                      –            126 mg/dl

7%                      –            152 mg/dl

8%                      –            183 mg/dl

9%                      –            212 mg/dl

10%                    –            240 mg/dl

11%                    –            269 mg/dl

12%                    –            298 mg/dl

13%                    –            326 mg/dl

14%                    –            355 mg/dl

HbA1C Test Results 
HbA1C Test Results

What is Diabetes

Diabetes is a metabolic disorder in which either glucose intolerance occurs or the production of insulin is decreased. People with Diabetes will have higher levels of HbA1C levels (6.5% or higher) because of more amount of glucose is bound to Hemoglobin part of the blood.

Ayurvedic Perspective For Diabetes

In Ayurveda, Diabetes comes under metabolic Kapha disorder in which blood sugar levels get elevated due to reduced Agni. In Ayurveda, this disease is treated by a multi prolonged approach which includes – Proper diet, non-medication methods like – Lifestyle improvement, and Ayurvedic medications. Raised HbA1C levels are characteristic features of Diabetes.

Herbal Remedies for Diabetes

Planet Ayurveda offers the best Herbal Remedies for Diabetes known as Diabetes Care Pack. These all products are made by using the best herbs under the strict supervision of MD-Ayurvedic Doctors by strictly following the principles of Ayurveda. These all products are 100% pure, natural, and vegetarian. These products are chemical and preservative-free. They are safe to use and can be used for a prolonged period of time without any side effects.

Diabetes Care Pack

Herbal Remedies for Diabetes

Diabetes Care Pack Comprises of

  1. Diabeta Plus Capsule
  2. Fenugreek Capsules
  3. Karela Capsules
  4. Madhumehantak Churna

Product Description

1. DIABETA PLUS

These are in the form of capsules, made by using 500 mg standardized herbal extract of best herbs. Diabeta plus results are sustained and can be monitored after some time. If you are using Diabeta plus then this drug might help to withdraw all other diabetic medicines eventually. These do not only help to bring down your sugar levels but is useful for maintaining stamina and is also good for your overall health and show the excellent result in renal damage occurring in Diabetic patients. Diabeta plus contains various herbs like – Gymnema, Pterocarpus marsupium, Salacia, and Momordica.

Dosage – 2 capsules twice daily, 1/2 hour before meals, with water (For both Insulin and Non-Insulin-dependent)

Herbs in Diabeta Plus

Diabeta plus contains various herbs which are very useful in lowering down your blood sugar levels. They are chemical and preservative-free and not having any side effects. following herbs are used in Diabeta plus

  1. Gurmaar (Gymnema Sylvestre) – 150 mg
  2. Tulsi(Ocimum tenuiflorum ) – 50 mg
  3. Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera ) – 50 mg
  4. Karela (Momordica charantia) – 150 mg
  5. Vizaysaar
  6. Saptrangi (Salacia oblonga) – 50 mg

2 Gurmaar (Gymnema sylvestrae

Gur and Maar which stands for sugar killer. It contains Gymnemic acid molecules which bind with Glucose molecules in the intestine and thus preventing entry of Glucose into the bloodstream and it also have anti-diabetic property.

3 Tulsi(Ocimum tenuiflorum )

In Ayurveda, Tulsi is known for its various medicinal properties and is known as ”Holy Basil”. Its leaves are very useful in lowering blood sugar levels. It is also useful in cough, cold, sore throat, cancers, and viral and bacterial infections.

ANCIENT VERSE ABOUT TULSI
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Reference – The Bhavprakash nighantu edition of 1998: Verse 62-63, Page no-509-510.

Meaning – In this Shloka Tulsi properties and names are discussed.

Various Synonyms for Tulsi are – Tulasi,Sulabha, Gauri, Bhutaghni, Bahumanjari, Devadundubhi, Surasa, Apetarakshasi and Gramya. Its potency is hot, taste is bitter and pungent. It is good for heart, generates heat in the body, aggravates pitta in the body. It helps in promoting digestive fire. It is useful in conditions like chest pain, blood impurities, dysuria, vata and kapha disorder and various skin disorders.

3 Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera )

It is very useful in symptoms occurring due to Diabetes like – Weakness, weight loss, fatigue, and diabetic nephropathy. It is also very useful in decreasing stress and anxiety and has anti-inflammatory properties. Generally, it is good for overall well-being.

4 Karela (Momordica charantia)

It is rich in micronutrients which are good in diabetes. Karela juice is very good for diabetic patients as it has anti-diabetic properties.

5 Vizaysaar (Pterocarpus marsupium)

This is a very big tree and its bark is very useful for diabetic patients. Its bark is converted into a wooden glass and this wooden glass is known as “The Miracle care for Diabetes”. In this wooden glass, some water is kept which should be consumed by the next early morning by a diabetic patient. The color of the water changes to brown. It should be changed after one month or can be changed if the color of the water does not change.

6 Saptrangi (Salacia oblonga)

It is also a wonderful Herbal Remedy for Diabetes mainly its bark is useful.

Herbs for Diabetes

2 Fenugreek Capsules

Fenugreek capsules are very useful in Diabetes as they contain chemicals and fiber which help to reduce the sugar absorption in diabetic patients. It increases the release of insulin from the body and reduces blood sugar levels.

3 Karela Capsules

These are very useful in controlling blood sugar levels. Its hypoglycemic index is very good, so useful in diabetes.

4 Madhumehantak Churna

This is a composition of various herbs like – Momordica charantia ( karela), Ocimum sactum (Tulsi), Acacia Arabica (Babool), and Salacia chinesis (Saptarngi). It is mainly helpful in reducing diabetic symptoms, hence very useful in Diabetes.