Monday, August 31, 2009

What is Zrii?

Zrii is a powerful, new liquid nutritional drink, rooted in the ancient wisdom of Ayurveda. Widely considered one the world's most rejuvenating superfoods, Amalaki forms the basis of this delicious, functional beverage.

Zrii synergistically combines Amalaki with six other herbs and fruits, including Haritaki, Tulsi, Turmeric, Ginger, Jujube, and Schizandra. Blended in a base of pomegranate, pear, and grape juice, Zrii is packed full of antioxidants, bio-available Vitamin C, free-radical scavenging Polyphenols, and bioflavanoids and natural enzymes. This unique formulation is designed to promote cellular rejuvenation, immune function and increased vitality.
How does Zrii reach the body's cells for maximum effect?

Zrii utilizes a liquid delivery system to promote optimal absorption and assimilation of its active botanical ingredients. One of the unique aspects of Zrii is the synergistic effect of its botanicals, which derive from ancient Ayurvedic formulations. Rather than just consuming large amounts of Amalaki, Ayurveda recommends combining it with other herbs. These herbs open the channels of the body, increase metabolic activity, and drive the nutritional components of Amalaki deeper into the cells and tissues. The addition of Ginger, Turmeric, and Tulsi, in particular, support this deep, cellular delivery.

As this process takes places, unwanted cellular debris and waste will naturally begin to loosen from the tissues. Ayurveda prizes Haritaki fruit as one of the most efficient botanicals for gently detoxifying unwanted byproducts from the colon and bodily tissues. Along with Amalaki, the prized Chinese fruits of Schizandra and Jujube also act as general tonics for the blood and brain, creating an overall balancing effect for the mind and body.

How was Zrii formulated?

There was tremendous discernment in the formulation of Zrii by a team of MDs, nutritional PhDs and Ayurvedic scholars. The process spanned over nine months and over 70 rounds of fine-tuning the formulation. As successful physicians, researchers and authors in the integrative medical field, the formulators aimed to create a wholly unique product based upon the Amalaki fruit. The team rooted the formulation in the 5,000 year-old tradition of Ayurveda, while combining these ancient principles with modern nutritional and biochemical science.

They began by looking at the classical Ayurvedic formulations using the Amalaki fruit— of which there are literally hundreds. Eventually, the potent triad of Amalaki, turmeric and Tulsi (a formulation traditionally known as Nisha Amalaki Yoga) became the foundation of Zrii. The formulators felt confident in choosing these botanicals due to both their prized nutritional properties in Ayurveda, as well as the hundreds of modern scientific studies conducted on these three botanicals throughout the world. Eventually, the team chose the equally impressive synergistic botanicals of Ginger, Haritaki, Schizandra and jujube to round out the formulation.

In order to successfully integrate these botanicals into a liquid delivery system, the formulators had to go back to the basics of Ayurvedic nutrition/formulation, and examine:

rasa - balance of the six tastes present in the product

virya - heating/cooling and acid/alkaline forming properties of the combination

vipaka - post digestive effect on the tissues

gunas - individual qualities if the botanicals

prabhav - unique actions of the botanicals

dhatus - impact on the seven tissues (from gross to subtle)

agni - impact on the digestive and metabolic fires

doshas - how it balances the three constitutional body-mind types: vata, pitta and kapha

The team then had to conduct modern nutritional research (such as anti-oxidant potency and human studies using digestive markers) to ensure that the combination was both potent and safe for daily consumption.

(This material taken from website)

Monday, August 17, 2009


All seven types of haritaki fruit have their own unique look, flavor and benefits as well as anthraquinone-like (laxative) chemicals, tannins and astringents. Haritaki fruit is part of triphala, the three-fruit formula in Ayurveda. It is generally administered in triphala form rather than by itself to draw upon its tonic effects.
Haritaki has been shown to nourish tissues, particularly the heart, liver, and kidney. It is used to treat diseases of the eye (both internally and externally). In addition, Haritaki, by blocking the ability to utilize sugars, may help to eliminate bacteria and have cholesterol-lowering qualities.

Haritaki is a common herbaceous plant, which is very extensively used in the preparation of many ayurvedic medicines. Ayurvedic treatment is the traditional Indian system of treatment followed by the ancient scholars of medicine for many thousands of years. This type of medicinal treatment involves the practice of holistic methods of treatment that involves maintaining and promoting health through diet and regulated life style.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Meet Deepak Chopra

Who is Deepak Chopra? Well, that is an easy one!

Here is how a recent article described him.
"A global pioneer in the industry of mind-body medicine, Deepak Chopra, M.D., focuses on the integration of western medicine and natural healing traditions. He opened The Chopra Center for Wellbeing in California in 1996 and has written over 50 books on the subject of his “Perfect Health” program. Working in tandem with other medical professionals, Dr. Chopra’s work is changing the way the world views physical, mental, emotional, spiritual and social wellness."

I have found the best way to describe him is his extemely rational approach to the human body, where he incorporates Western & Eastern medical traditions, blending them cooperatively. His approach has been well received from all camps world wide.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

What is Ayurveda?

In discovering the different adaptogens, one comes across several different types of medical science. One of the most often referred to is Ayurveda. I wanted to take a minute to explain what Ayurveda is according to Wikipedia:

Ayurveda (Devanāgarī: आयुर्वेद, the 'science of life') is a system of traditional medicine native to India,[1] and practiced in other parts of the world as a form of alternative medicine.[2] In Sanskrit, the word Ayurveda[3] comprises the words āyus, meaning 'life' and veda,Vid meaning knowledge and Veda meaning 'related to knowledge' or'science'.[1] Evolving throughout its history, Ayurveda remains an influential system of medicine in South Asia.[4] The earliest literature of Ayurveda appeared during the Vedic period in India.[2] The Sushruta Samhita and the Charaka Samhita were influential works on traditional medicine during this era.[2] Ayurvedic practitioners also claim to have identified a number of medicinal preparations and surgical procedures for curing various ailments and diseases.[5]

As per Indian heritage and science "Ayurveda" is a Upa Veda or anexture of four main vedas(Knowledge Systems). the famous treaties of Ayurveda, "Charaka Samhita" by sage "Charakan", details the prevention and treatment of deseas and "Sushruta Samhita" of Sage "Sushruta" deals Ayurvedic Surgical proceedures. In Ayurvedic system, Prevention of all types of deseas have prominent place than treatment, including restructring of life style to align with the course of nature and four seasons, which will guarantee complete wellness.

Ayurveda is considered to be a form of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) within the western world, where several of its methods—such as herbs, massage, and Yoga as exercise or alternative medicine—are applied on their own as a form of CAM treatment.[6] However, such alternative therapy approaches are not unique to Ayurveda because they are also available under the system of Unani Medicine, Greek Medicine or the Islamic Medicine.