Volume 5 Issue 1

An Introduction to Ayurveda

Innovation sometimes means approaching an old concept with new eyes. The ancient healing system native to India called Ayurveda proved an ideal opportunity for AOR to test this theory, optimizing ancient knowledge for modern health. According to many scholars, Ayurvedic medicine (also called Ayurveda) is one of the world’s oldest healing systems. The term “Ayurveda” combines the Sanskrit words ayur (life) and veda (science or knowledge). It originated in India more than 3,000 years ago and remains one of the country’s traditional health care systems. Ayurveda is also practiced in varying forms in Southeast Asia and in other parts of

Enhancing Bioavailability with Softgel Technology

When you swallow any natural health product (NHP) like an herb, vitamin or any other supplement in a capsule, lozenge, or tablet, you expect that the product gets absorbed into the blood andreaches the target site, whether it is a sore knee, an inflamed ankle or a sluggish liver you are trying to invigorate. Bioavailability is a fancy pharmaceutical term that describes how much of an active ingredient is absorbed into the blood by the body and remains unchanged before it reaches its target destination1. It’s a common fallacy to think that just because one is taking a natural product,

Q&A with AOR Founder, Dr. Traj Nibber

We sat down with AOR’s founder and director of research Dr. Traj Nibber to gain some insights into AOR from the man who started it all. 1. What is your educational background, and what made you decide to become a scientist? I have a BSc in Pharmaceutical Sciences with hospital experience (clinical pharmacy) from the University of Aston, UK, an MSc in toxicology from the University of Birmingham, UK and a PhD in histopathology specializing in surgical pathology from University of London, UK. My interest has always been in research. Unlike pharmaceutical research which takes 15-20 years to bring a

Heal your Gut – Heal your Body

Many people believe that the health of the digestive tract reflects the health of the rest of the body. This makes sense given that the gastrointestinal tract is our first line of defense against many infectious agents; it is responsible for building our immune system; it breaks down, produces, and absorbs nutrients; and it is a major pathway for toxin elimination. If any imbalance occurs within the digestive tract, many aspects of our health will be negatively affected. Keeping Your Gut Bacteria Happy: All Probiotics are Not Created Equal The human body contains 10 times more bacteria than human cells,