Safe Supplements 101 - Maximize Your Results

 

Not all supplements are created equal.  And just because a supplement is natural and organic,  doesn’t mean it is safe in every situation. It’s important to be mindful of these sound practices when selecting any herb and other natural product:

** Look for high-quality supplements produced according to manufacturing. ***Best to get organic but know that if you have an extract in your herb it’s likely that that part of the herb is not organic. Now this doesn’t mean pests and microbials. Thus means chemicals, most are safe for humans but should be taken into consideration.

  • NSF manufacturing. Means fda reviewed manufacturing facilities.

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** Freshness - packed in sealed container

** Be conscious of contraindications and potential reactions.  https://www.verywellfit.com/how-to-avoid-common-herb-mistakes-89568

** If you are taking prescription medication, always consult your healthcare provider before starting a new supplement to check for possible interactions.

At Nambu, we want you to be an educated and enlightened customer.  Here’s a guide to our bestselling herbal formulas and how to take them: 

Understanding Our Ingredients

 Active Ingredients:

Each of Nambu’s herb formulas has one main active ingredient, which is the herb. For example, Love & Grace Formula’s active ingredient is TULSI (aka Holy Basil), while the main active ingredient in Hi-Health and Shreem Brzee formulas is TURMERIC.  

We blend our primary, active ingredient with certain inactive ingredients to ensure freshness, stability and optimal absorption, based on the characteristics of the specific herb. 

 Inactive ingredients may include:

  • Cellulose: Capsule ingredient free from animal products, gelatin, wheat, starch & gluten
  • Maltodextrin: Small quantities used as a bulking agent. Natural sources include corn, rice or potato starch
  • Silica: Anti-caking agent
  • Rice Flour: Helps lengthen shelf life
  • Magnesium Stearate (Vegetable Source): Used in trace amounts as a binder\
  • Hypromellose

PHONEME-INFUSION™

Our unique, trademarked process.  All Nambu herbs are PHONEME-INFUSED™ with specific sound vibrations.  This groundbreaking process matches emerging science with Ayurvedic and Siddha tradition to grow and process our plants in life-affirming environments, thereby delivering the best health benefits for body and soul.   Our mantras and sound vibrations are sourced from ethnobotanical texts that typically support particular Chakras and energy states.

Here’s a brief guide to how we formulate our favorite herbs and best ways to take them for maximum benefit:

BACOPA MONNIERI
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Bacopa benefits: Increases memory, concentration and intuition. Makes it hard to forget newly-learned information. Boosts exercise stamina. Fuels the brain with oxygen. Reduces stress.

Phonemes: Support the 3rd Eye Chakra.

How to use: Take 1 capsule in the morning with food. It may upset your stomach without food, so be sure to eat something. You can take it any time of day, but mornings are best because Bacopa optimizes your productivity and focus.

Active ingredient: Bacopa Monnieri whole plant extract.

Inactive ingredients: Hypromellose, rice flour.

Avoid when: Ask your doctor about contraindications. 

 

TURMERIC 

Turmeric benefits: Lowers inflammation. Supports digestion. Improves moods and productivity. Fights free radicals to protect the brain and body. Protects the liver.

Phonemes: Support motivation, self-confidence and the Navel Chakra.


How to use:

Active ingredients: Turmeric. Black pepper extract standardized for piperine. Piperine can increase the beneficial curcuminoids you absorb by up to 20 times.

Inactive ingredients:

Avoid when: Taking blood thinning medications. Take less frequently if you experience bloating, gas, loose stools or other gut problems.

Turmeric is generally considered safe and relatively free of side effects. However, if you take too much, you can suffer gastrointestinal issues like gas, bloating, and loose stools. Turmeric can interact with blood thinners and medications that lower blood sugar. If you have gallbladder disease or kidney stones.   Even the black pepper extract, or plain old black pepper, that comes with some Turmeric supplements, can react with medications. 

** TURMERIC is also the active ingredient in our customer favorite, SHREEM BRZEE formula, infused with the sounds of Goddess Lakshmi’s wealth mantra for abundance consciousness. 

GUDUCHI

(Herb of the Month, Limited Time Special Price) 

Benefits: Balances immune system. Slows the aging process with antioxidants. Lowers inflammation. Supports sinuses, especially when exposed to pollen. Aids digestion and healthy gut flora. Strengthens the liver and kidneys. Calms stress through adaptogenic properties. Supports the Throat Chakra.

Phonemes:  Sound vibrations for transformation, truth, longevity and health. 

How to use: 1 capsule with food up to 3x per day for maximum therapeutic benefit.

Active ingredient: Organic Guduchi powder (Tinospora cordifolia).

Inactive ingredients: Hypromellose 

 

TULSI

Another active ingredient is magnesium carbonate. It’s a form of magnesium your body absorbs easily, and it helps a number of your body’s functions.

It comes in two forms: Tulsi extract and Tulsi leaf powder.

The leaf powder is standardized to 2% ursolic acid. This means you know you’re getting a consistent amount of this beneficial compound. Ursolic acid brings you some of Tulsi’s great health benefits such as stronger immunity, brain and memory protection, liver protection, insulin sensitivity and more.

Tulsi benefits: Strengthens immune system. Enhances patience and compassion. Reduces cortisol, the stress hormone. May aid meditation and sleep. Fuels brain and organs with oxygen. Slows aging through antioxidant activity. Stimulates libido.

Phonemes: Support compassion and the Heart Chakra

How to use: Take 1 capsule daily with food.

Active and inactive ingredients: See the above section about understanding ingredients.

Avoid when: Taking blood thinning medications. As your doctor about other contraindications.