Ginseng is an adaptogen - which means it acts to normalize body functions. It contains over thirty bioactive substances, and that's why it can help with many different areas of our body. Ginseng does not improve an already healthy body, but helps to maintain health in the face of illness, stress, and chemical or physical assault.It can therefore help protect us from the negative effects of carcinogens, radiation, and chemicals. It helps guard against infections by strengthening the immune system. It also helps balance disturbances in metabolism, including blood glucose. Its actions on the nervous system are well documented and result in a range of beneficial effects.

Stress lies at the heart of many diseases. The overproduction of stress hormones can damage the body, interfere with many body systems and weaken the body's defenses to a range of diseases. Our ginseng works to reduce the amount of stress hormones that the body produces. This helps alleviate feelings of stress and reduces the damage to the body caused by excess of these hormones.

Men traditionally used ginseng for impotency, to invigorate virile powers, and as an aphrodisiac. This may be due to its adaptogenic effect - it enhances vitality and helps bring the body back towards normal.

Ginseng's main function during menopause is to support the general wellbeing of the woman. It may bring relief to the symptoms of depression and mood swings experienced, but it does not influence hot flushes and other physical changes that occur at this stage of life.

Spirulina is microscopic blue green vegetable microalgae that grow naturally in fresh water ponds and lakes in warm, sunny environments. It was discovered in South American and Africa in natural alkaline lakes. Spirulina has been used as a food source for centuries. Since the 1970's, Spirulina has been well known and widely used as a dietary supplement in some countries. It is considered the most complete naturally cultivated nutrient in the world.

In terms of absorption, the capsules take longer to breakdown once ingested, but this can actually be a good thing. There are many enzymes in PRAYU SPIYU. Enzymes are often destroyed by stomach acids during digestion, but the beautiful thing about taking Spirulina in capsules is that they are only partially digested in the stomach, and then complete digestion in the intestines. In the intestines there are no stomach acids present, so you can get the full benefit of these vital enzymes.

The single most important thing you can do to preserve Spirulina once it has been opened is to refrigerate it, if kept cold (or even frozen) there should be a negligible loss of nutrients.

PRAYU SPIYU Spirulina is just a food and can be given to children. In fact, it's a great benefit to children who don’t like to eat vegetables. The powder can be easily mixed in a smoothie or a shake. Depending on the age of the child, the dosage should be decreased from that of an adult.

Yes. The key things in Spirulina for pregnant and nursing mothers are iron, calcium and protein and most important the bioavailability of all the nutrition. As always please discuss your Spirulina use with your primary care doctor or practitioner.

Carbohydrate provides 4 calories per gram, protein provides 4 calories per gram, and fat provides 9 calories per gram.

You're going to digest all the protein you eat, but more isn't always better. Once you turn on protein synthesis and initiate the muscle-building process, you can't turn it on "more" in one meal. Roughly 30 grams of protein per meal across multiple meals will actually help you boost protein synthesis many times over the course of a day. It will probably be easier on your digestive system, too!

Yes, but only to some degree. Not all dietary protein you eat goes toward protein synthesis. Once you eat enough protein to drive protein synthesis, your body will oxidize protein for energy. Driving your protein intake far beyond the realm of 30-35 percent of your daily calories probably won't provide additional muscle-building benefits, but it will cut into your fat and carbohydrate intake, which may actually hinder your goals. This isn’t exact, but eating at least 1 gram of protein per pound per day should cover your bases.

Every protein powder, whether it's whey, soy or something else, has moisture. In fact, 5% of the total formula is water. Another 3-5% is made up of naturally occurring minerals in whey. The remaining 10-12% is a combination of carbs and fat.

A period of heavy caloric restriction will increase your need for protein. People who are under great stress, such as people recovering from illness or a serious injury, will also need a bump in protein consumption. As you lower your total caloric intake, there is a greater chance that incoming protein will be used as a fuel source rather than for muscle-building. On a low-calorie diet, it’s even more critical that you eat at least 1 gram of protein per pound daily to maintain muscle mass.

Garcinia cambogia is basically a fruit that is grown in the East India area and shaped a lot like a pumpkin, only it's much smaller in size and its skin has a more yellow color. Today the extract that comes from the fruit rind is called hydroxycitric acid (or HCA) and is said to be an effective way to suppress one's appetite and help burn fat.

Garcinia cambogia extract, or HCA, is said to slow the production of specific enzymes in the body that are associated with creating fat. With these enzymes inhibited the expectation is that your body will burn any extra carbohydrates you have in a day rather than storing them. With no extra carbs remaining little is left to create fat. The extract is also said to help suppress individuals' appetites, making them feel fuller when eating less.

So far no major side effects of the extract have been reported. Some minor side effects that have been recorded include nausea, stomach discomfort, and headaches and migraines.

Like with any other dietary supplement a woman who is breast feeding should not take the Garcinia extract without first consulting a physician or herbalist. Some individuals claim that breast-feeding women should not use the extract simply due to the fact that there's extra nutrition needed during these times of breast feeding.

The general recommendation across the board is 500-700mg of the extract 30 minutes before each meal. Do not take more than 2500mg in a 24hour period.

Curcumin is the yellow pigment associated with the curry spice, Turmeric. It is a small molecule that is the prototypical 'curcuminoid', and has effects similar to other polyphenols but unique in a way as it is a different class of polyphenol (relative to the other classes of 'flavonoid', 'stilbene', etc.)

Turmeric is the whole herb. Curcumin is a standardized extract of Turmeric, so it has a higher potency of the active constituents.

Several early animal and laboratory studies report anti-cancer (colon, skin, breast) properties of curcumin. Many mechanisms have been considered, including antioxidant activity, anti-angiogenesis (prevention of new blood vessel growth), and direct effects on cancer cells.

Yes. The capsule can be conveniently opened and contents can be dissolved in water before consuming.

he health benefits of Curcumin Turmeric have long been identified and have been used for various ailments. Recent studies confirmed that this active ingredient of turmeric, has strong antioxidant, anti-inflammatory properties, anti-fungal and anti-bacterial properties. So, curcumin can be useful for a wide range of ailments. It is said to support cholesterol levels and high blood sugar levels.Curcumin Turmeric is also found to be beneficial in certain gastrointestinal disorders. Being an excellent anti-inflammatory agent, curcumin is considered as a safe alternative to commercial painkillers.

Curcumin has been used to support the pain caused by arthritis of different types. Turmeric curcumin has anti-inflammatory properties, and therefore, is capable of controlling the inflammation caused due to arthritis.