Maharishi Ayur-Veda Supplements and Herbs – The Making of Herbal Masterpieces
When your body is out of balance, it’s like a guitar out of tune. When herbs are recommended, they are authentic Ayurvedic preparations, created according to the exacting standards and recipes laid out in the 5000 year old texts of Ayurveda. Maharishi Ayurvedic herbs act as a tuning fork, bringing specific aspects of the mind-body system back into balance and eliminating the problem at its source.
Whole Herbs vs. Active Ingredients
The herbs in Maharishi Ayurveda products are prepared in the traditional Ayurvedic way, using the whole herb instead of the active ingredient. This improves assimilation, creates holistic balance and prevents negative side effects.
The Magic of Synergy
Ayurveda calls it sanyog — the science of combining to create results far greater than the benefits of each herb in isolation. Every herb has a specific function.
* The balancing herbs are crucial because they cancel any side effects that could result from taking single herbs in isolation over the long term.
Rigorous Standards for Testing and Safety
As a pioneer in the global resurgence of Ayurveda, we are committed to following traditional methods while employing the highest standards of quality control. We throw away any ingredients that do not meet standards of quality, cleanliness and safety. In addition, a council of leading Ayurvedic physicians oversees the formulation and production of each herbal product. Using rigorous testing, we ensure that our products are safe from contaminants such as heavy metals. Our state-of-the-art manufacturing plants and our products are certified by independent agencies, such as ISO-9001, HACCP (Hazard Analysis and Critical control Points), GMP (Good Manufacturing Practices), and GLP (Good Laboratory Practice) ISO/IECE 12025.1999.
Wild-crafted, Sustainable and Holistic Methods – Vedic standards of purity and sustainability raise the bar, exceeding modern standards
Herbs contain the most concentrated form of nature’s intelligence. Our goal is to preserve this natural intelligence through the harvesting and manufacturing processes so that the finished herbal preparations can work effectively at the deepest levels of the physiology.
We harvest our own herbs. Herbs naturally vary in potency with seasons, cycles of the moon and even by the time of day. Following traditional harvesting and processing techniques ensures natural standardization of potency. Where possible without threatening the natural ecological balance, our herbs are gathered in the wild, because wild-crafted herbs can be as much as 100 times more potent than their cultivated counterparts.
Experts in dravyaguna — plant identification — examine each batch of harvested herbs. It takes great attention and expertise to correctly identify herbs.
Strict Quality Control Standards
Each batch of herbs is then sorted for quality. It’s not unusual for over half the crop to be rejected, because ayurvedic standards for maturity, purity and potency are stringent. When the herbs enter the processing plant, they are also examined using HPLC (High Performance Liquid Chromatography) to chemically identify them and ensure potency.
We use traditional methods of extraction and processing. Extracts are processed using steam distillation, never with alcohol or benzene. We do not expose herbs to high temperatures that can destroy the healing intelligence they possess.
Our formulations are all-natural — they contain no artificial colors of flavors or excipients of any kind. Natural binders collected from the wild, such as gum arabic, are the only binders used in some formulas. All capsules are vegetarian, and the coatings on tablets are vegetable glycerin. No animal products are used in the formulas or during processing.
Beyond Body Types
Ayurvedic body types are popular and fun, but not very practical for improving your current health. If you have an imbalance, it is more important to focus on correcting the imbalance first, regardless of your body type.
Our herbal formulas are good for all body types because they correct the root imbalances. Just choose according to the label and all the knowledge of ayurveda is already in the formula for you.
A Holistic Approach
Each of our formulas is a precise combination of herbs that are carefully selected and combined to strengthen the formula in seven crucial ways:
Main herbs for the primary benefit, herbs to increase absorption, herbs to remove toxins, herbs to enhance digestion and prevent internal toxins, herbs to balance and support other herbs, herbs to block effects of stress. herbs to nourish every cell.
Potent from the Start
Maharishi Ayurveda employs over 6,000 traditional gatherers who have been specially trained in how to select herbs in the wild according to our strict standards for premium grade, full potency herbs. Each herb is then prepared for immediate transport to the central processing facility. Some herbs would lose their potency if they were left to sit overnight before being processed.
Verified by Modern Technology
We test each batch of herbs using high pressure liquid chromatography (HPLC) and other technologies to verify both the identity of the herb and its potency. Even with our careful selection standards for the picking of the herbs, only about 50% of each crop meets our standards. Further tests ensure purity to avoid heavy metals, pesticide residues and biological contaminants.
Tested Once Again
Independent laboratories in the U.S. test our herbal shipments when they arrive in the U.S. for metal and biological contaminants before we release the product to our distribution centers for shipping.