Customer Service

Q: Terms of Use

EFFECTIVE DATE: October 1, 2009

Terms of Use

Welcome to www.goveda.com (“Web Site”) operated by Go Veda LLC (the “Company”). By visiting the Web Site, you agree to these terms and conditions of use (“Terms of Use”) including the Privacy Policy http://goveda.com/ft-119-customer-service.html which is incorporated herein. If you do not agree to the Terms of Use, please do not use the Web Site.

Web Site Access

The Company authorizes you to use the Web Site for your personal use. You may not use the Web Site for any commercial purpose, except as provided for herein. You may not interfere with the operation of the Web Site or make changes to it. You may not use any technology to monitor the traffic on the Web Site or copy the content contained on the Web Site.

We reserve the right to deny any person the use of the Web Site.

Ownership

The Company or its licensors are the sole owners of all content contained on the Web Site. The Web Site is protected under United States and international copyright laws. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. You may not use any of the material contained on the Web Site in any manner not provided for herein. The Web Site may contain proprietary logos, service marks and trademarks. The Company does not grant any license to utilize those logos service marks or trademarks by merely visiting the Web Site.

Customer Club and Trial Billing

When you place your order with Go Veda LLC on any kind of trial basis, you will automatically become a part of our privileged customer club that entitles you to product discounts and other special offers. Your active credit card will only be billed the cost for the shipping of your 14-day trial. This cost will be listed on the Web Site at the time you place your first order. If you do not cancel your membership and choose to keep using your trial product(s), your active credit card will be billed the low member price of only $38.69 for your trial of Trimme (10% off retail) and $40.45 for your trial of Klaense (10% off retail), and then again at 30 days should you continue to use our product(s). Should product retail prices increase at any time, as a member you will lock in the low rate you paid at the time you initiated your membership and you will never be asked to pay this higher rate for as long as you remain a member. And remember, there are no obligations or annual agreements and you can cancel your membership at any time by calling our friendly customer service hotline at 1-800-411-8945 24 hours per day 7 days per week. All prices are in USD. US orders will be shipped via USPS. Offer only valid in the US and while supplies last.

Disclaimer of Warranties

THIS WEB SITE IS OFFERED “AS IS” TO THE GREATEST EXTENT PROVIDED BY LAW. THE COMPANY IN NO WAY MAKES ANY WARRANTY REGARDING THE USE, OPERATION OR CONTENT OF THIS WEB SITE OR ANY OTHER WEB SITE LINKED TO OR ADVERTISED ON THE WEB SITE. THE COMPANY DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT. THE COMPANY MAKES NO WARRANTY THAT THE SERVER THAT MAKES THIS WEB SITE AVAILABLE IS FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS. Some states or jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion of implied warranties, or conditions or limitations on how long an implied warranty may last, so the above limitations may not apply to you. You may have other rights which vary from state to state or jurisdiction to jurisdiction.

Limitation of Liability

To the greatest extent permitted by law, the Company shall not be liable for any loss or damages (whether direct, indirect, consequential, incidental, or otherwise) resulting from any use of this Web Site. Some states or jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental, consequential or special damages, so the above limitations may not apply to you.

Links to Third Parties

The Web Site may contain links to web sites operated by third parties. The Company has no control over the content or operation of those web sites, even if the Company is affiliated in some way with them. You access such sites at your own risk. Nevertheless, the Company requests any feedback you may have regarding links provided on the Web Site.

Indemnification

You agree to indemnify, defend, and hold harmless the Company and its officers, employees, agents, shareholders, directors and suppliers against all claims, liability, damages, costs and expenses, including reasonable legal fees and expenses, resulting out of any violation of these Terms of Use or any activity related to your account (including negligent or wrongful conduct) by you or any other person accessing the Web Site using your internet account.

Right to Change These Terms of Use

The Company reserves the right to change these Terms of Use at any time. Any and all changes will take effect immediately upon posting. By continuing to use the Web Site after changes are made to the Terms of Use, you are indicating your consent to the new terms and conditions.

Health Information

The information contained on the Web Site is provided for informational purposes only and is not meant to be a substitute for the advice provided by your doctor or other health care professional. You should not use the information on or through the Web Site for diagnosing or treating a health problem or disease, or for prescribing any medication. Information and statements regarding dietary supplements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. Read all instructions provided in the product packaging prior to use.

General Provisions

These Terms of Use and any additional terms posted on this Web Site constitute the entire agreement between the parties. The Terms of Use shall be governed and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of California, U.S.A., without any reference to its conflicts of law rules. You agree that jurisdiction and venue in any legal proceeding relating to this Web Site shall be in the state or U.S. courts located in the State of California. Any cause of action or claim you may have with respect to the Web Site must be commenced within one (1) year after the claim or action arises. If for any reason a court of competent jurisdiction finds that any provisions, or portion thereof, of these Terms of Use are unenforceable, that provision shall still be enforced to the maximum extent permissible by law, and the remainder of these Terms of Use shall continue in full force and effect.

Q: Return Policies

30 Day Money Back Guarantee on All Products

Your order with Go Veda is backed by our 30 Day Money Back Guarantee ("Guarantee"). This is independent of any promotional trial offer and the Guarantee is good for any and all Go Veda products.  In order to make use of our Guarantee, you are obligated to send back any unused portions of your Go Veda product and we must receive it within 30 days of the charge date so that you may receive a full refund for your purchase. Please send all returns to:

Go Veda LLC
Attn: Returns for Refunds
13223-1 Black Mountain Road, #227
San Diego, CA 92129
United States

Refund Policy

Our policy for providing refunds to customers is unconditional. Although we strive to provide a product that is so effective and precise in our claim's ability to meet our customer's expectations, we do understand that we cannot fully control all ofour customer's expectations and that some of our customers will not be satisfied with every product. It is our belief, then, that even if our customers have taken some or all of our product in accordance with its recommended use and are not completely satisfied with the results, our customer service department will provide a full refund of the cost of the product.  The only requirement is that you provide us with an honest reason why you are unsatisfied so that we might use this information to improve our products and business practices in the future.

Q: Privacy Policies

Privacy Policy

Welcome to www.goveda.com (“Web Site”) provided to you by Go Veda LLC (“Company”). This privacy policy (“Privacy Policy”) describes how we use and collect information on the Web Site. Your visit to the Web Site constitutes your consent to all policies contained on it including this Privacy Policy and the Terms of Use http://goveda.com/ft-119-customer-service.html. If you do not agree to abide by them, please do not visit the Web Site.

Information We Collect

Non-Personally Identifiable Information

You may visit the Web Site anonymously. During your visit, we may collect non-personally identifiable information about your visit such as information regarding which pages you visit or how you interact with the Web Site.

Personally-Identifiable Information

We may collect information about you to provide you with the services that you request. The information we collect may include name, email address, mailing address, phone number, credit card or other information.

How We Use Information

Non-Personally Identifiable Information

We may use anonymous information that we collect about your visit to enhance the operation of the Web Site. For example, we use anonymous information to make the Web Site more navigable or to remember what is contained in your shopping cart. We may contract with third-party service providers to assist us to better understand our site visitors and to help us tailor the Web Site function accordingly.

Personally-Identifiable Information

We use the personal data you submit on the Web Site to provide you with the services you request. For example, we may require you to submit personal information to fulfill your order, complete registration on the Web Site, or send you information about our products.

We may use this information to personalize your site experience. We may also share your information with third parties to deliver content or product offerings to you that we believe are of interest to you. In the event that a portion or all of the Company’s interest in the Web Site are sold or leased, all personal information would be transferred to the acquiring or leasing party.

We may share your personal information as may be required by law or court order or with a law-enforcement or other government agency in connection with a criminal investigation, fraud prevention or other legal action if the Company reasonably believes it is necessary to do so to protect the Company, its customer or the public.

Security

We implement a variety of security measures to maintain the safety of your personal information. Your personal information is contained behind secured networks and is only accessible by a limited number of persons who have special access rights to such systems, and are required to keep the information confidential. When you place orders or access your personal information, we offer the use of a secure server. All sensitive/credit information you supply is encrypted into our databases. Despite these precautions, no security system is impenetrable. As such, we do not guarantee the absolute safety of your information.

Deleting or Modifying Your Data

Non-Personally Identifiable Information

Anonymous information is collected about your visit via a “cookie” which is a small file placed on your computer's hard drive through your Web browser. You can choose to have your computer warn you each time a cookie is being sent, or you can choose to turn off all cookies. Please be advised however that if you turn cookies off, you won't have access to many features that make your site experience more efficient and some of our services will not function properly.

Personally-Identifiable Information

To delete all of your online account information from our database or modify it, please send an email to customerservice@goveda.com with your request. Please note that it may not be possible to delete all of the information that pertains to you. For example, we may maintain information about an individual sales transaction in order to service that transaction and for record keeping. Copies of your information may also exist in archived copies of the Web Site.

Third-party links

In an attempt to provide you with increased value, we may include third-party links on our site. These linked sites have separate and independent privacy policies. We therefore have no responsibility or liability for the content and activities of these linked sites. Nonetheless, we seek to protect the integrity of our site and welcome any feedback about these linked sites (including if a specific link does not work).

Changes to our policy

If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will post those changes on this page and change the effective date. Policy changes will apply only to information collected after the date of the change.

Questions and feedback

We welcome your questions, comments, and concerns about privacy. Please send us any and all feedback pertaining to privacy to this address: customerservice@goveda.com.

Q: Advertising Policies

Advertising Policies

We take our advertising practices and ethics very seriously. In fact, we consider it a cornerstone of our business. We are constantly trying to improve our sites, business methods and offerings in order to become one of the most trusted and respected companies in our industry.
 
In that spirit, we would like to take the time now to provide you with as specific an overview as possible of our advertising practices. We also want to demonstrate our commitment to adhering to the stringent FTC advertising standards.

Legal Reviews of Sites

Whenever we launch a new site or advertising campaign, we have our legal representation look over the entire material first. We then delay the launch until we have been provided a legal opinion that we are in full FTC compliance. If our lawyers have any concerns, we address them before the material is released to the public.

Readability Studies

We have commissioned an independent study to review how the public reads our ads. These focus groups are designed to help us find out where and how to place our terms and conditions, disclaimers, legal notices and such on our site in a way where it will actually be read by consumers before they make a purchase. These focus groups will also help us make sure that our customers understand the terms of our offer. We don’t believe in using small print or confusing legal jargon in order to make a sale.

Our Offers Are Truly Limited

When we claim that our offers are available for a “limited time,” this is based on fact. Sometimes we purchase new products in small quantities in order to test market them. Some of our products are so popular; it can be difficult to keep our supplies up with our demand. Some of our information products are discontinued and become unavailable if we decided the market for them is not large enough to sustain our marketing costs.

“As Seen On” Claims

If we say that one of our products or the ingredients in our products have been “seen on” a particular television network, that means it has either been discussed on that network or has been advertised on that network. In either case, we are sure that it has been seen.

Cancelation and Customer Service

We make it as easy as possible to cancel orders and subscriptions by phone. Our operators are available around the clock 24 hours per day and 7 days per week. The phone numbers to contact them are easily accessible on our site and our packaging. The calls are toll free, and even during our busiest times 95 percent of our customers are not kept on hold for more than three minutes.

No Tolerance for SPAM
We believe in opt-in lists instead of spam. And we are fully compliant with the CAN-SPAM Act of 2003. From time to time an affiliate chooses to ignore this policy. When this happens, our relationship with the affiliate is terminated and we reserve the right to take legal action against this affiliate. We have no tolerance for spam at all.

Always a Full Package

We believe in providing a comprehensive service package that has a reasonable chance of helping the customer achieve their goals. We don’t sell magic beans. That’s why we tend to include supporting information to help our customers as much as possible. For example, when we offer weight loss supplements, we also provide reliable information about diet and exercise, which are key components in any weight loss plan.

Feedback Handling

We listen to our customers. Whenever a customer contacts us and lets us know that they think we could be improving our advertising practices in some way, we review their idea, discuss it with our lawyers and see if it could work. Obviously not all ideas are helpful, but when a customer has a good idea we are ready to listen.

Long Term Solutions

Most of our products are long-term solutions, not short-term fixes. That’s why we make sure our customers receive regular supplies of our products for as long as they like. They also receive updated information whenever it becomes available to us.

Order Confirmations

All orders are confirmed by telephone before they are shipped. We do this to make sure that none of our customers are victims of fraud or identity theft. This also helps us feel confident that our customers have made an informed conscious choice to order our products or services.

Placement of Terms and Conditions

We believe it's very important that our customers know exactly what they are getting when they purchase a product or service from our company. An informed consumer is a good customer who will help us build up our reputation via word of mouth. Therefore, we place all of our terms and conditions right next to the payment box on all our sites. This allows customers to read the most pertinent information before they make a commitment to try one of our offers. While other sites try to hide their offer terms in fine print, we make them as accessible as possible so people can make their decision wisely.
    
We believe that every corporation has the obligation to make their business practices as transparent as possible, because an informed customer is a happy customer that will always keep coming back. Our product is what keeps the customers coming back, not our marketing practices.

Go Veda LLC

Ayurveda FAQ's

Q: What is Ayurveda?

Ayurveda, translated literally from the Sanskrit language as "the science of life", is the world's oldest traditional, natural system of medicine of India. Ayurveda is based upon a deep connection and understanding of the spirit or nature of life itself and maintaining balance. Following the principles of Ayurveda confers a profound understanding of the movement of vital force or energy and its manifestations within the entire mind-body system. With a focus on natural self-healing through balance and preventive treatments, Ayurveda promotes the use of herbs, foods, exercise, aromatherapy, massage and other natural methods to proactively maintain internal harmony. Ayurveda is respected to this day in South Asia as “traditional medicine” and is practiced in over 50 other countries as “alternative medicine”. Ayurveda is more than just the treatment of illness and ailments, it is a lifestyle and belief system that proves that maintaining health requires a dynamic balance of mind, body, spirit and environment.

Q: What is the history behind the science of Ayurveda?

The origin of Ayurveda comes from sacred texts from Ancient India known as the Vedas or the Vedic texts. These are thought to have originated some time during the Vedic period, or roughly around 2500 BC and passed on over the generations orally until finally written down around the 1st century BC. A long history of Ayurveda shows that the science of health and medicine was tightly intertwined with spirituality and religious beliefs yet even in its early days Ayurveda had a school for doctors and surgeons that studied the body and how to prevent and treat illness. During the course of thousands of years, Ayurveda remained the primary system for preventing, diagnosing and treating disease and illness in India and South Asia, but was not widely understood in Europe until approximately 750 AD. By the 1700’s, British physicians were travelling to India to study Ayurveda medical techniques, including the first known rhinoplasty procedures. After all, reconstructive surgery was first practiced in India in 800 BC! Over the last hundred years, Ayurveda has gained increasingly more respect and recognition as an effective and viable medical system in over 50 countries worldwide. Accreditations have been established and given to schools that have standardized the teachings and practices of Ayurvedic medicine and, in many South Asian countries, the number of Ayurvedic doctors clinics vastly outnumber any other modern medicine-based doctors clinics. In the West and the United States, the study and practice of Ayurveda is increasing at an alarming rate, most likely due to its focus on natural remedies and preventative treatments in a time when healthcare costs continue to soar.

Q: What are the basic concepts of Ayurveda?

The basic philosophy of Ayurveda is that everything in the entire universe (both animate and inanimate) is a commingling of the essences of 5 elemental energies: earth, water, fire, air and space, sometimes to referred to as “ether”. In the human body, these elements combine and manifest themselves as the tridosha, which can be considered the “foundation for the psychosomatic existence of man”. Vata, pitta and kapha are the three basic humors that make up the tridosha. Vata is formed from the elements of air and ether and within the body is responsible for movement. Pitta comes from the element of fire and governs metabolism and intelligence. Kapha is made up of the elements earth and water and is what forms and supports the physical structure of the body. Every biological, psychological and physiological function in the body is governed by the tridosha. Every human on the planet can be (roughly) categorized within one of the follow 7 general constitutions or unique combinations of tridosha: 1) vata, 2) pitta, 3) kapha, 4) vata/pitta, 5) pitta/kapha, 6) vata/kapha, or 7) vata/pitta/kapha. When vata, pitta and kapha are in a state of imbalance, disease and illness arises. Health is the body’s state of peace that occurs when there is order. When disorder occurs and the body falls out of balance, this peace dissipates and disease and illness can occur. In order to maintain a state of healthy order, it is important to continually monitor the body’s dosha’s (vata, pitta and kapha) as they are manifested through various physical symptoms. The pulse, eyes, tongue, nails, face, and even emotional responses are a few areas where signs of imbalances of dosha’s can be easily recognized.

Q: What are some examples of methods of Ayurveda in practice?

Ayurveda methods and treatments differ from many other conventional practices in that Ayurveda treatments emphasize and focus on curing the individual rather than curing the disease specifically. It focuses on removing the root cause of disease rather than suppressing the symptoms. This approach is evidence that Ayurveda believes in the dynamic balance of all the functions of the body and returning the body to a balanced state will cure illness. There are many natural methods and treatments used in Ayurveda that can help restore the body’s healthy constitution. Among these are medication (herbs and minerals), acupuncture, massage, chiropractic, allopathy, aromatherapy, yoga, fasting, purging, enema and other natural body purification techniques.

Q: Who practices Ayurveda?

Although the science of Ayurveda has been practiced for millennia, it is still a relatively unknown medical system here in the United States. Many people have visited chiropractors, masseuses and even acupuncturists, but most are not aware of the body of knowledge known as Ayurveda that uses such methods to keep the body in healthy working condition. Recently, however, there has been a surge of popularity and many well known people have begun using Ayurveda to treat illness that conventional Western medicine has been unable to cure. Deepak Chopra, MD (Doctor, Philosopher, Author): Known as possibly the world’s greatest promoter of alternative medicine here in the West, he has for years been endorsing a healthy existence by nurturing mind, body and spirit and is the pioneer of the idea of incorporating modern Western health science with Eastern Ayurveda health science. Mr. Chopra has written many books to this effect and is the founder of the Chopra Center in Carlsbad, CA that offers training for those interested in becoming practitioners of Ayurveda methods and treatments. Mr. Chopra has been recognized and hailed by Time Magazine, Mikhail Gorbechev and President Bill Clinton for his influential philosophical approach to health and wellness. Sylvester Stallone (Actor, Icon, Fitness professional): The Oscar-nominated Hollywood mega star and health and fitness professional Sylvester Stallone has adopted Ayurveda treatments to help cure persistent joint pain. After being introduced to the science of Ayurveda by a friend, he was hooked and even reportedly pledged to spread the word throughout his circles of this amazing discovery. William F. Farley (Entrepreneur, Business Mogul): Bill Farley is the CEO and founder of Zrii was introduced to the holistic healing powers of Ayurveda by Dr. Deepak Chopra. After discussing the tremendous health benefits of many of the Ayurveda herbal formulas, Mr. Farley was compelled to introduce the Western world to Amalaki. Mr. Farley has a long track record of business successes as CEO of Fruit of the Loom and creator of BVD, Lucchese, and Gitano. An avid sports fan, he also was a partial owner of the Chicago Whitesox. Ricky Williams (NFL Running back): The infamous running back for the New Orleans Saints and Miami Dolphins, Ricky Williams, began practicing yoga after pledging to quit smoking marijuana following testing positive for the drug in late 2003. He was so impressed with the Ayurveda treatments affects, he took up courses to study the practice of Ayurveda at the California College of Ayurveda in Grass Valley, CA. Akshay Kumar (Model, Actor): The well-known Bollywood actor and model, Akshay Kumar, has been practicing and promoting Ayurveda for years. Having played more than 75 roles onscreen, Mr. Kumar has established himself as one of the most prominent action heroes in the history of India cinema. John Douillard (NBA): Former Director of Player Development for the New Jersey Nets, Dr. John Douillard has been a key factor in promoting wellness through the practice of Ayurveda. He has trained over 2000 doctors as co-director at the Ayurveda Center for Cancer, authored 17 books, CDs and DVDs, and continues to make a difference at the LifeSpa Retreat Center in Boulder, CO where he practices Ayurveda and Chiropractics.

Q: Do I have to be a certain religion to incorporate Ayurveda into my life?

No, not at all. The principles of Ayurveda are simple, natural and universal. They are put into place in order to maintain a balance of mind, body and spirit so that anyone, anywhere at any time can live a healthier more balanced lifestyle. In fact, many of today’s nutiritional supplements, holistic remedies and even western pharmaceutical formulas are rooted in Ayurveda science. Massage, acupuncture and yoga are also commonly practiced Ayurveda principles. Anybody can incorporate many of these into his or her daily life. The only beliefs you must have to want to practice some of the common themes of Ayurveda are: 1) belief in living healthy, 2) belief in feeling energetic, 3) belief in looking younger, 4) belief in being less toxic, and 5) belief in acting in harmony and balance internally and within your natural environment.

Q: Can Ayurvedic herbal supplements help improve my health?

Yes. The purpose of taking Ayurveda herbal formulas and supplements is to restore internal harmony and promote health and wellness. It is extremely important, however, that, just like with any new diet, health regimend or exercise plan, you consult a physician to ensure that what you are planning on doing is safe and healthy. With Ayurveda supplements specifically, it is even more important that you have done your research on the ingredients, the manufacturer and the retail brand. Because Ayurveda supplements are composed of powerful herbal ingredients that are viewed as tradition medicine in many Eastern countries, you must ensure that what you are getting is indeed good for you. There are many companies that cut corners in order to save on costs and put out inferior products or even products that might be toxic for the body. All Go Veda ingredients, on the other hand, have all been naturally cultivated in Eastern Asia, harvested and manufactured locally in Eastern Asia, and combined into proprietary formulas using 3000 years of scientific study. The products have been 3rd party tested by SGS laboratories, an internationally renowned quality control testing facility in hundreds of countries worldwide, and have been approved upon import by US Customs and the FDA.

Q: Do I have to be a vegetarian to practice Ayurveda?

It’s extremely common for people to assume that Ayurveda and a vegetarian or vegan life style go hand in hand. In the science of Ayurveda, the entire concept of food is based on the climate in which we live, the food that naturally occurs around us, our specific and personal digestion capabilities, our mental and physical dispositions and activities and our occupation. In short, diet should be built according to each individual’s specific factors that act to influence his/her person. In the frozen Arctic and Antarctic Circle where all land and plant is under snow and ice for at least 9 months out of the year it is almost impossible to get any fresh fruits or vegetables. The only available food left to consume is fish and other meat. Even in other northern countries like Russia, Canada and North America, edible vegetation is pretty scarce in the winter months and the only way to survive is to eat the meat of other animals. The same holds true in desert areas of the world. Although vegetarianism and veganism is practiced by many of those that take advantage of the benefits of Ayurveda, it is still okay to consumer meat and fish, but under certain conditions. Ayurveda doesn’t advocate the simple vegetarian or vegan lifestyle for everyone, though there are many benefits to eating most of your diet as fresh fruits and vegetables and limiting your meat consumption. You decide what is needed for your own healthy balance and consult a nutritionist or practicing Ayurveda expert in your area.

Q: Can I take allopathic medicines, including prescription drugs, and Ayurveda herbal supplements at the same time?

Always discuss drug interactions with your physician or primary health care provider before changing your diet, health regimen or exercise plan. This also includes taking herbal and nutritional supplements such as Ayurveda nutritional supplements. Go Veda nutritional supplements are all natural and do not contain any dangerous chemicals that can harm you physically. It is impossible, however, to know what dangerous chemicals exist in the allopathic or prescription medications that each of our customers is on so it would be equally impossible to guarantee safe interaction among all the medicines consumed.

Q: How is Ayurveda related to Yoga?

Ayurveda and Yoga are both sciences that have evolved from Ayurveda and the Veda texts. One can achieve ideal health by incorporating the principles of Ayurveda into daily life and practicing Yoga regularly.

Q: How can I determine my own Ayurveda disposition?

According to Ayurveda your individuality and what make you “you”, comes from a distinctive blend of the three most basic forms of things in nature called doshas. Vata, pitta and kapha are the names for the principles of movement, heat and stability. Your overall constitution includes your unique set of personal attributes, predetermined tendencies and individual traits. This will also define ones own personal needs for wellness and wellbeing, nutritional requirements, exercise needs and optimal climate. For example, Vata people flourish best from simple, nourishing food and a regulated routine. Pitta individuals tend to be more active and focused and require more rest to balance their intense schedules. Kapha types are best consuming a spicier and more flavor rich diet and require more stimulating exercise and activities. The below test used by the Ayurvedic Center will assist in providing you with an idea as to what kind of individual constitution you are made up of. Understand, no one is made up of only one dosha, but instead everyone has their own unique blend of all 3 and sometimes lean toward one dominant dosha. Read each question and score 1 point for each question that you feel describes you. When you have completed all sections, add up all the check marks in each specific category. This is your score for that category. Check your scores below. Vata (cold, dry, light and mobile by nature) ______ Your have a small frame and thin body ______ Your skin is darker and tends to be dry ______ Your hair is dark and tends to be curly ______ Your eyes are dark and small ______ Your appetite and digestion is irregular ______ You tend not to gain weight easily ______ You tend to have gas and become constipated easily ______ You have an active and creative mind ______ You tend to be talkative by nature ______ You learn things easily, but forget them easily ______ You tend to worry and become anxious under stress ______ You do not tolerate cold weather well ______ You tend to have cold hands and feet ______ Total score Pitta (warm, oily and intense by nature) ______ Your frame and musculature is moderate ______ Your skin tends to be fair and warm to the touch ______ Your hair is fine and light in color and may gray prematurely ______ Your eyes are penetrating and blue, green or gray in color ______ Your are determined and competitive by nature ______ You enjoy working as your own boss ______ You tend to be a perfectionist and become impatient easily ______ You enjoy challenge and accomplishment ______ You tend to be more intellectual by nature ______ You have a strong appetite and good digestion ______ You become irritable when hungry ______ Your stools are soft and may tend to be loose ______ Your health problems tend to center around inflammation ______ You are fond of cold food and drinks ______ You prefer a cool and dry climate ______Total score Kapha (cool, damp and slow by nature) ______ Your frame is large and you tend to be overweight ______ You gain weight easily and have difficulty losing it ______ Your skin is cool, pale and moist ______ Your hair is thick, dark and wavy ______ Your eyes are large and friendly ______ Your appetite and digestion tends to be slow ______ You are slow to learn but have an excellent memory ______ Your manner is slow and steady with a calm disposition ______ You are compassionate but tend toward attachment ______ You can skip meals without apparent discomfort ______ You have good stamina but tend toward laziness ______ You are a sound sleeper and prefer to sleep at least 8 hours ______ You are uncomfortable in cool, damp weather ______ Your health problems are centered around excessive mucus ________Total score Interpreting your score: Whatever section has the highest score is the dosha or principle that is predominant for you. For example, if the pitta section is the highest score then you are more of a pitta type. However, if two sections have scores within a couple points, then you can consider yourself a combination of two doshas. In other words, you might be a vata-pitta or a pitta-kapha. Figuring out your dosha or Ayurveda disposition is the first step in achieving internal balance on a basic level.

Q: Can Ayurveda help me lose weight?

The root cause of obesity and being overweight is imbalance, according to Ayurveda, just as the case is with any disease or illness. Many specific factors contribute including too little physical activity, consuming too many calories, poor quality diet, and an imbalance in hormonal levels. Ayurveda looks at obesity as an excess build up and accumulation of kapha in the body. In order to correct these imbalances, one must cut back in the areas where there is excess and increase the areas that are lacking. That means balancing calorie consumption with physical exercise, and herbal food supplementation with detoxification. Ayurveda realizes the need to correct imbalances in the body naturally. These corrections might include dietary adjustments, changes in amounts of physical exercise, detoxification, massage, acupuncture, aroma therapy, and meditation. If the principles of balance taught in Ayurveda are followed consistently, one can expect to completely regain their healthy weight.

Q: Does practicing Ayurveda really cure cancer?

Ayurveda regards cancer, as it does all disease and illness, a corruption and degradation of vata, pitta and/or kapha. In order to restore the body back to a healthy state in any and all situations requires treating the body and the cause of imbalance, not the treating of the disease. Many surviving cancer patients rely on Ayurveda and Ayurvedic treatments in order to restore themselves to wellness and there are many articles and studies that link Ayurveda to recovered cancer survivors. Depending on the severity of the cancer and what stage it is at along with how well the patient is able to stick to the treatments prescribed by the Ayurveda expert will make a difference how much relief the patient feels and whether or not the cancer can be sent into remission. Ayurveda will never “cure” any disease and isn’t intended to even treat the disease. Ayurveda will, however, restore the body back to a healthy balance in most cases and thus will help eliminate disease and illness from the body.

Q: Does my health insurance cover a personal Ayurvedic consultation?

Practitioners and experts of Ayurveda science in the United States are typically not authorized by the major insurance carriers for personal consultations or regular treatments because it is still viewed here in the West as alternative medicinal science. Most clinics that provide Ayurveda treatments have no choice but to require direct payments from their clients. There are some insurance companies, however, will agree to reimburse the beneficiaries for some alternative medical treatments. The best idea is to check with your health insurer or carrier in order to be certain whether you are covered or not for specific alternative medical care such as Ayurveda.

Q: What is Panchakarma?

The Panchakarma therapeutic process appears quite easy to carry out, but the effects are extremely powerful and you will find that they are very effective. Panchakarma is a series of therepuetic treatments applied to the body that is helps cleanse the bod’s deep tissue of toxins and encourage life energies to permeate the body. This will not only detoxify the body but will also increase vitality and sense of well being. This unique, natural, holistic, and health-giving practices of therapeutic treatments known as Panchakarma consists of five different physiological detoxification therapies. These treatments are Vamana, Virechana, Basti, Nasya and Raktamokshana. These are more commonly known as vomiting, purging, enema, sinus and nasal cleansing and bloodletting. It is important to seek the assistance of an Ayurveda practitioner and your family doctor before seeking these treatments.

Q: Can I continue taking vitamin & mineral supplements along with Go Veda Ayurveda herbal supplements?

Unless otherwise directed by your physician or primary health care provider, it is not necessary to take additional vitamin and mineral supplements. Ayurveda recommends getting vitamins and minerals directly from consuming nutritious whole foods and herbs, but of course it is getting increasingly more difficult to get all the vitamins and minerals that your body needs solely from the food consumed. If you do supplement with whole foods multivitamins that are within the RDA recommended dosages, you shouldn’t have any problems. If you use supplements or minerals that are not naturally occurring in living foods, you should do some research. The rule of thumb is that if you have doubts because you know that you consume certain substances (herbal, mineral-based pharmaceutical, or otherwise) consult your general practitioner or health care provider.

Q: What is Guggul?

Also known in the West as commiphora wightii, the small shrub is native to Central Asia and India and has been harvested for thousands of years in the ayurvedic tradition because of its resin's unique properties that effectively burns fat stores and reduces lipid, or fat, in the blood. Recently Western medicine has picked up on the health benefits of "Guggul" and began prescribing it to patients with heart conditions because of its natural ability to reduce cholesterol and arterial plaque. Used as a weight loss supplement, Guggul acts to block the body’s natural tendency to store fat in body tissue and prepares the fat to be removed from the blood.

Q: What is Amla?

Amla is Amalaki, the fruit from the Indian Gooseberry, and is one of the most powerful cellular rejuvinatives and nutritives available today. With the highest concentration of Vitamin C of any fruit and its tremendously effective antioxident properties, Amalaki is found to increase energy, purify the blood and boost the immune system. Amalaki's miraculous health benefits, once thought to be mystical, are now being uncovered by scientific studies in countries all over the world. Amalaki is one of the three ingredients in Triphala, literally meaning “three fruits”. Made up of equal parts of Amalaki, Bibhitaki and Haritaki, the synergistic properties of Triphala are widely accepted to have powerful cancer-fighting properties, anti-aging affects and boosts the immune system.

Q: What is Belleric Myrobalan?

Belleric Myrobalan is known in the East as Bibhitaki. Bibhitaki is from the fruit of the large deciduous tree terminalia bellirica that grows in the lower hills of Southeast Asia and is known for its high linoleic acid content. Linoleic acid is an essential fatty acid that reduces the fat content in the blood, increasing HDL, “good”, cholesterol, and reducing LDL, “bad”, cholesterol. Scientific studies have shown the effectiveness of Bibhitaki as a weight loss supplement by capturing and removing fat from the system. Bibhitaki is one of the three ingredients in Triphala, literally meaning “three fruits”. Made up of equal parts of Amalaki, Bibhitaki and Haritaki, the synergistic properties of Triphala are widely accepted to have powerful cancer-fighting properties, anti-aging affects and boosts the immune system.

Q: What is Chebulic Myrobalan?

Chebulic Myrobalan is commonly referred to as Haritaki. The Haritaki fruit is harvested from a terminalia chebula tree that grows mainly in Southern Asia for its wide range of medicinal properties. Haritaki is known to cure common colds, aid in digestion, act as an anti-inflammatory in arthritis patients, improve heart function, and has anti-fungal and anti-bacterial properties. Working in conjunction with Amalaki and Bibhitaki, Haritaki’s role in weight loss is to remove fat from the body and digestive tract. Haritaki is one of the three ingredients in Triphala, literally meaning “three fruits”. Made up of equal parts of Amalaki, Bibhitaki and Haritaki, the synergistic properties of Triphala are widely accepted to have powerful cancer-fighting properties, anti-aging affects and boosts the immune system.

Q: What is Long Pepper?

Long Pepper is referred to by other names such as Pippali and Indian Long Pepper. This is a flowering vine that has been used in Eastern countries for the alkaloid piperine that is extracted from the fruit or seed as an effective fat burner and metabolic booster. This rare herb has been known for thousands of years to be one of the most effective herbs to aid in digestion, metabolize foods and expel fat and waste. Pippali is an amazing natural herbal supplement that can assist in burning more calories and promote fat loss.

Q: What is Indian Tinospora?

Indian Tinospora is known in its native country as Guduchi. Guduchi is from the stem of the climbing vine tinospora cordifolia found in the tropical regions of India. Thought to be a mysterious panacea, Guduchi has an incredible history of use in successfully treating liver disease, cancer, urinary problems, arthritis, eye diseases, anemia, and diabetes. The benefits of Guduchi come from its potent antioxidant properties that are known to remove harmful toxins from the body, slowing the overall effects of aging. Today, Guduchi is used primarily as an exotic and powerful anti-aging supplement that boosts the immune system, increases vitality, reduces stress and purifies the vital systems of the body.

Q: What are Bhasmas?

Bhasmas are biologically produced metallic preparations that have been used in herbal supplementation since the seventh century BC. There are approximately 20 Bhasmas that have been studied and found to be safe and effective herbal supplements. Bhasmas are high powered, herbal medications that can be compared to Western pharmaceuticals in regard to their speed and efficacy to act on the central nervous system. Because the metallic nanoparticals are carefully derived from medicinal herbs by trained chemists and not from heavy metals, there is no toxicity and they are easily assimilated into the body without any negative side effects. Go Veda's Bhasmas are manufactured by trained biotechnical scientists with specialized knowledge and all products are certified safe and effective by a third-party international quality control agency. Rajat Bhasma is a derivation containing the mineral silver and has been found to be effective in increasing vitality and virility in male subjects. Yashad Bhasma is a derivation containing the mineral zinc and is a powerful supplement used to boost vigor and increase sexual energy. Bang Bhasma is a derivation containing the mineral tin and is used to aid in healthy urinary function and stimulates the nervous system.

Q: Is it safe to consume heavy metals like the silver, tin and zinc in Swole?

Heavy metals in our tap water, certain reservoirs and rivers or in the fish we consume gets a lot of attention by the media, mostly because anything that is perceived as dangerous to your health yet unrecognizable to our senses and potentially already in our house or back yard gets a tremendous reaction from the populous. Remember that the media is a business that measures their monthly revenues, projects future profits and is reliant on ratings to keep advertising dollars coming in. The truth is that consuming a low to moderate amount of certain heavy metals is perfectly healthy and when combined with other ingredients at controlled dosages can be very beneficial. In fact, it has been long known that authentic Ayurveda health supplement manufacturers use a process to reduce the metals to their oxides prior to incorporating them into any supplementation which may completely eliminate the potential for toxicity. Our process for producing the consumable minerals in our products such as the silver, zinc, and tin in Swöle, is complex and thorough, yet it adheres to strict Ayurveda tradition. It starts with the initial purification and detoxification. Iron powder is heated and immersed three times in Sesame Oil , Buttermilk, Rice Vinegar, Herbal Tea made from Kullatha, Herbal Tea made from Triphala one after the other. The second stage is the precalcification stage where the purified solution is left to soak in Herbal Tea made from Triphala and kept under sunlight for several days until the all the liquid evaporates back to a clumpy powder residue. The final stage is the calcinations stage that is repeated up to 60 times in order to ensure that the newly processed substance is finely processed for human consumption. This stage consists of collecting all the powder into large vessels and pounding it flat into very thin pancake-like discs. The powder is then left to dry out in sunlight even more and as it begins to calcify and clump, the discs are then pounded extremely flat once again. This may take weeks before the calcification has been fully completed. Currently, there are no actual limits set by the FDA for safe metals consumption. Some metals like mercury and lead are extremely dangerous while others such as Zinc are found in many foods we already eat and used in many multivitamin supplements because of their benefits. As always, the rule of thumb is that if you are concerned about what you are consuming in any case, please consult your physician.

Q: What is Mineral Pitch?

Mineral pitch is the Western common name for Shilajit. In raw form, Shilajit or black bitumen is a semi-hard, brownish black resin that is extracted from rare Himalayan mineral formations. It is high in iron and contains at least 85 other valuable minerals known to increase core energy and sexual virility. Used for centuries as an anti-aging panacea, Shilajit has helped to treat virtually all conditions associated with getting older. Also effective as an herbal aphrodisiac, it is now known that this rare and valuable substance improves sexual function and restores vitality and vigor in both men and women.

Q: What does nutmeg do?

The health benefits of nutmeg (or Myristica Frangrans) come from the seed and plant oil. The seed oil is better known as Jaiphal and the plant oil is Javantri. Both Jaiphal and Javantri are alkaloids extracted from Myristica Fragrans, or the nutmeg tree found in the Southern parts of India. Jaiphal (nutmeg) is standardized by drying the seed and is used for its stimulating effects on the central nervous system. Taken as a male sexual stimulant, Jaiphal increases male sensitivity and increases blood flow to the genitals. Javantri (mace) is the light outer covering of the nutmeg and has similar properties as the nutmeg in regards to its stimulating effects on the nervous system. It also improves female sensitivity by warming the groin area.

Q: What is Asparagus Adscendens?

Asparagus Adscendens is better known as Shweta Musali. Shweta Musali is made from the rhizomes of the root of a tall thorny shrub indigenous to the Western regions of India known as asparagus adscendens. The specific properties of this alkaloid have long been known to act as an aphrodisiac in both men and women. Not only does Shweta Musali boost libido in both sexes, but it also helps cure erectile dysfunction and increases semen volume in men. It is extremely effective in promoting blood flow to the male genitals for a fuller, stronger erection. A side benefit of Shweta Musali is that it is a powerful therapeutic treatment for diabetes as it blocks the uptake of starch and helps to stimulate the secretion of insulin into the bloodstream.

Q: What is Velvet Bean?

Velvet Bean is the common name for Mucuna Prurita or Kaucha, as it is referred to in its native environment. Kaucha is a widely known libido enhancement herbal supplement recognized more commonly by the name mucuna pruriens. The mucuna pruriens is a twining, leafy plant that grows widespread in the low forest plains of India. Many parts of the plant have valuable medicinal properties. The seeds are harvested for the alkaloids that stimulate the nervous system to enhance sexual desire and fertility in both men and women. In men specifically, Kaucha significantly increases testosterone and growth hormone which promotes a stronger sex drive. In women, Kaucha promotes the health of the entire reproductive system, regulates hormone production and enhances the receptiveness of erogenous zones.

Q: What is Tribulus?

Tribulus, Tribulus Terrestris and Gokshura. All of these are the same Indian herb used to enhance libido. Gokshura is a flowering herbaceous plant prevalent in Southern Asia that has been used for thousands of years as a general aphrodisiac for both men and women. Not until the 1970’s did it emerge in the European countries and the Americas as the supplement Tribulus Terrestris because of its natural ability to stimulate libido for both sexes and help to cure ED in men. Studies have shown that Gokshura’s natural steroidal saponins increase DHEA, balance estrogen levels in women and boost testosterone in men.

Q: What is Ashwagandha?

Ashwagandha, known in the scientific community as Withania Somnifera, is used for the root alkaloid. This stout shrub is sometimes referred to as Indian ginseng because Ashwagandha shares the same stimulating affects on the central nervous system as the popular Chinese herb. The restorative benefits of the Ashwagandha root have made it a valuable herbal remedy since ancient times. It has been shown to boost the immune system, combat stress and anxiety, improve brain function, and boost libido. In specific studies, Ashwagandha has been effective in combating cancer cells. Its affects are most popular in many natural sexual enhancement supplements.

 

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