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What Are Ayurvedic Herbal Supplements & Why Are They So Popular?

Posted by Will Cartwright on Feb 16, 2017 11:30:00 AM

Ayurvedic medicine may be something you've heard about but haven't done much research into.

As one of the hottest new health and wellness trends, incorporating Ayurvedic medicine into your supplement brand may be profitable for you.

Here's what you need to know about this ancient Indian medicine and how to best create supplements that open your client base to those who are interested in Ayurveda.

What Is Ayurvedic Medicine?

Ayurveda is thousands of years old and was developed by Indian sages well before Western medicine proved the powerful link between the mind and body.

Like some forms of Eastern medicine, Ayurveda does not solely focus on curing illness, but rather, promoting total health and wellness.

The primary principles that guide Ayurvedic medicine are that the mind and body are inexplicably connected and there is nothing with more power than the mind to heal ailments of the body.

Two secondary principles of Ayurveda are the importance of quality sleep and the use of food as medicine. Food should be nourishing, bright, and colorful, but today's diets are often lacking all three.

Benefits of Ayurveda

In 2015, the University of Maryland Medical Center published a report on the benefits of Ayurvedic medicine on the mind and body.

Ayurvedic practices and herbs can help improve symptoms of:

  • High blood pressure
  • High cholesterol
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Dementia
  • Cancer
  • Alzheimer's disease
  • Asthma
  • Painful menstruation
  • Parkinson's disease
  • Infertility
  • Acne
  • IBS
  • Obesity
  • Chronic fatigue
  • Chronic pain

Ayurvedic medicine works to reduce the symptoms of the above conditions by balancing the three energies of the body,or doshas.

The belief behind Ayurveda is that in balancing the three doshas -- which is different for each person -- disease can be eliminated and true health, wellness, and vitality can be achieved.

Supplements Used in Ayurvedic Medicine

There are a number of vitamins and supplements that are incorporated into Ayurvedic medicine to help balance the body's energies.

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12 Marketing Ideas for any Supplement Business in 2017

Posted by Will Cartwright on Jan 26, 2017 11:30:00 AM
People are more health-conscious than ever before, and this is reflected in the booming vitamin and supplement industry. Phil started his company, Brain Essentials, from a one-room apartment just after college, and moved to a 2,500 square foot warehouse just two years later. He’s made great strides, but is now looking to break through to the next level.

He’s asked for feedback from his customer base and researched current market trends. The consistent message he’s received from customers is a desire for more high-quality supplement choices. He's also ready to raise more awareness about his product line and brand ethos.

Taking this feedback into consideration, Phil has made some key strategic and marketing moves for Brain Essentials, and it’s paid off exponentially. Perhaps your supplement business can benefit from this experience? Consider the following 12 ideas to help breathe new live into your vitamin and supplements business:
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Organic — The New Face of Supplements

Posted by Will Cartwright on Jan 23, 2017 11:30:00 AM

People are caught between what is perceived and what actually is. In the case of organic supplements, the word "organic" is highly misleading.

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Top 15 Questions to Ask a Supplement Manufacturer

Posted by Will Cartwright on Jan 19, 2017 11:30:00 AM

Your company is already established and successful. You take pride in providing high quality health and wellness products that improve peoples’ lives; however, you know there’s more your supplement brand could be doing in the marketplace.

It’s time to take things to the next level. You’ve done your homework about what people are looking for in supplements, and you see current and upcoming trends. You’re in touch with the pulse of the industry, and it’s time to expand to new horizons of success.

This next step will likely involve connecting with a new supplement manufacturer for some or all of your product line. However, this decision should not be taken lightly. If you want to make a mutually beneficial connection that helps take your business to the next level, be sure to ask the following 15 questions while screening potential suppliers:

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Vitamin D Supplements May Improve Symptoms of Autism

Posted by Will Cartwright on Dec 28, 2016 1:53:42 PM


This article was originally written as a submission for Alternative Medicine

New research shows that vitamin D supplements may improve symptoms in children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD).

Researchers have been working to understand the link between vitamin D and autism for years. Autism now affects about one in every 68 children, according to statistics presented by Autism Speaks, which makes autism one of the fastest growing developmental disorders in the United States – and there is no cure. Early studies suggest low vitamin D levels increase the risk of autism in children. Now new research, published in the Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, shows that vitamin D supplementation may improve the symptoms of autism.

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How Dietary Fiber Helps with Glucoregulation, Appetite, and Fullness

Posted by Will Cartwright on Dec 26, 2016 11:30:00 AM

Glucoregulation is a big deal.

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How Vitamins and Supplements Are Manufactured

Posted by Will Cartwright on Dec 12, 2016 11:30:00 AM

Our vitamin and supplement manufacturing process has nine basic steps. These steps are:

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History of Vitamin & Supplement Consumption

Posted by Will Cartwright on Dec 5, 2016 12:30:00 PM

Vitamins are essential to all bodies, all ages — important for overall health, and the proper development of cells as well as their function and continuing growth. Without the right vitamin intake, the risk for multiple health problems increases. Without consuming enough vegetables, fruit, whole grains, lentils, and other healthy foods, a body doesn't receive enough or the right type of nutrition. Vitamins and supplements can help.

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Supplement Manufacturers Review Sheet - How To Authenticate Them

Posted by Will Cartwright on Nov 4, 2016 3:45:23 PM


If you're looking for a manufacturer for your company's supplements, then, of course, you want to find a manufacturer that's reliable, experienced, and a good value. Unfortunately, with so many so-called "supplement manufacturers" out there competing for your business, it can be difficult to know which one is the best choice for your needs. To make matters worse, you may be surprised to learn that many of these companies aren't true manufacturers at all. Instead, they outsource the manufacturing to yet another company, making them more of a "middle man" than anything else. Even worse? You get charged the mark-up in these cases.

This is precisely the reason why there tends to be such a large disparity in pricing for supplement manufacturers—sometimes as much as $10,000 from one company to the next.

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