Introducing the longest practiced medical science in the history of human civilization.
Ayurveda, the Sister Science of Yoga
Ayurveda is the oldest medical science on our Planet: it has been practiced for over 5,000 years and is still used by over 1 billion people today. It originates from the same ancient body of knowledge as yoga, known as the Vedas. What yoga is to mental health and exercise, Ayurveda is to medicine and nutrition.
The Ancient Art of Healing with Plants
An encyclopedic source of knowledge on personalized medicine, Ayurveda references over 11,000 diseases, 2,000 plant medicines and 700 medicinal plants. Cannabis (both CBD hemp and marijuana) has played a significant role in Ayurvedic medicine for its many healing properties.
Ayurveda teaches that all matter—including plants, animals and humans—is made up of five key elements: space, air, fire, water and earth. By understanding the chemical and metabolic properties of both humans and the plants they consume, Ayurveda seeks to optimize the individual’s energetic composition.
We use this ancient practice to craft our products with medicinal plants that have been documented to work for people with each body type for the last 5000 years.
Ayurveda & Hemp: An Ancient History
Hemp has been used in Ayurvedic medicine for thousands of years. One ancient Ayurvedic text, the Atharva Veda written in ~2000 BC, describes hemp as one of the five most important plants on the planet. What’s more, ancient and medieval Ayurvedic documents reference hundreds of medicinal uses of the plant for everything from stress relief and sleep support to pain and skincare.
In India, hemp has been widely used traditionally as part of a wellness ritual combined with yoga, meditation and breathing exercises. The ancients stated that the value of the hemp plant was in allowing the individual to slow down and connect more deeply with his or her own intuition.
How We Personalize Each Formula
Our Focus & Balance capsules are made with unique formulas for each of the three Ayurvedic body types: Vata, Pitta, and Kapha.
Although the overall ingredients are the same in each formula, the proportion of how much of each ingredient is used completely unique in each case. As an example, ashwagandha is beneficial to all body types. However, it is most effective for relieving stress for Vata body types. As a result, the Vata formula has more ashwagandha than the Pitta and Kapha formulas do.
By weighting each ingredient by its effectiveness, we have created an optimized formula for each body type.
Ayurveda Describes 3 Types of Stress
We all experience stress differently. Ayurveda provides us with a framework to understand how different individuals experience stress–emotionally, physically and spiritually.
Once you know your stress type, you can tailor your diet, exercise and lifestyles to create the optimal health and happiness in your daily life.
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