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Know Your Ayurvedic Body Type & Boost Your Health

Do you know which your body type (Prakriti) is? You might know what the meanings of all type are, yet you might not be able to figure out which your body type actually is. In this article, I am going to help you to discover your Ayurvedic body type so that you can start making necessary lifestyle changes in order to balance your dosha. Your Ayurvedic body type could be responsible for your health issues. It is common to confuse your dosha with a food allergy or an illness, but taking note of the following symptoms can help determine your dosha and lead a healthier life as you balance your doshas. Have you ever heard of Ayurveda? For those who are not aware, Ayurveda is 5000 years old Indian tradition which originated from the combination of two words – “Ayur” meaning life and “Veda” meaning knowledge. The Ayurvedic healers believe that a person's physical and mental health is determined by their body type. They also believe that people can improve their health by balancing t

Difference between Food Supplements and Ayurvedic Medicines

Difference between Food Supplements and Ayurvedic Medicines:

Food supplements and ayurvedic medicine are different things...


Food Supplements:

A food supplement is a product that are food or part of food or herbs/spices or specific component of food such as vitamins, omega 3 fatty acids with health and medicinal benefits.

Ayurvedic Medicines:

An Ayurvedic Medicines is a medicine that are prepared from foods or herbs or minerals or their extract under ayurvedic manufacturing license for specific medical condition or treatment.


Food Supplements:

These can't use or claim to prevent, cure or diagnose any diseases or health conditions as these are not considered as medicine.

Ayurvedic Medicines:

These can be used to prevent and cure for any disease or health conditions as these are considered as medicine.

Regulatory Authority:

Food Supplements:

These are controlled under food act and regulated by FSSAI. All licenses and registrations are issued by FSSAI.

Ayurvedic Medicines:

It is regulated under Drug and Cosmetic Act and licenses are issued by State AYUSH department...

Visualized packaging difference:

Food Supplements:

Food Logo should be mentioned at food products for example green logo for Vegetarian source and Brown logo for non-vegetarian source used for making any food supplement.

Ayurvedic Medicines:

Visually there will be mention of An Ayurvedic Medicine at all ayurvedic products.

Tax Categories:

Food Supplements:

Food Supplements fall under 18% gst category...

Ayurvedic Medicines:

Ayurvedic medicines fall under 5% and 12% gst category. Classical ayurvedic medicines fall under 5% and patent proprietary ayurvedic medicines fall under 12% gst category. Ayurvedic cosmetics fall under 18% gst category.


Food Supplements:

These are just taken to supplement or reinforce the need for nutrients like vitamins and minerals.

Ayurvedic Medicines:

These are taken for prevention and useful in treating medical conditions.


Food Supplements:

For manufacturing, marketing, distribution, retailing and all businesses of food supplements require license and registration from FSSAI.

Ayurvedic Medicines:

For manufacturing of ayurvedic medicine, there is requirement of manufacturing license from state AYUSH department. For sale and purchase of ayurvedic medicine don't require any license.

Products type

Food Supplements:

Products Includes:
  • Multivitamin & multi mineral preparations
  • Protein Powders
  • Anti-oxidants and Anti-aging
  • Enzymes and Digestive preparations
  • and much more

Ayurvedic Medicines:

Products includes
  • Liver tonic
  • Stone removing preparations
  • Uterine Tonic
  • Pain and ortho management preparations etc

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