CellulEX, NutriFascia, Bio CoQ10 Transdermal Creams

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CellulEX, Nutrifascia, & Bio-CoQ10 – Transdermal Cellulite Solutions, as promised!

How can SV Ayurveda help with the management of cellulite – if at all? Here’s how: we can delve deep into understanding the metabolism of tissues and associated imbalances, to see how toxic build-up may disrupt the functioning resulting in sagging and cellulite; we can get a full understanding of the fascia that play a key role in the formation of toxic skin layers and how detoxing and nourishing them can address cellulite; we can learn about the key role that “marma” points play in the supply and circulation of pranic energy and how they can hinder or allow for adipose accumulation and cellulite formation;  we can learn how to reset the body’s total metabolism through herbs and spices orally to support the healing and regeneration of healthy skin tissue; we can educate ourselves on the diet that’s best suited to our body’s needs to maintain optimal metabolic rate. I teach all these things in my current ongoing Cellulite Solutions Course. However, there is more. To fully address cellulite, we also need to have a topical transdermal application.  In my course, I promised the students I would give them all the tools necessary to effectively and easily manage cellulite for their clients, loved ones, and/or themselves.  And today, I am happy that three new herbal formulations designed to help address, eliminate and/or manage cellulite, tone aging and sagging body skin, and boost declining cellular energy are ready.  This trinity of transdermal creams works together, as a team, for addressing cellulite, even though they may also be used independently one at a time. So, whether you have cellulite, or not, you can adopt the use of these transdermal creams for overall health and beauty.  These are the new SVA formulations:

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¬ Bio CoQ10 – Synthesizes for optimal absorption and use of the Collagen protein molecules; Improves Skin Tone; Gives Energy to Overall to the Body

¬ NutriFascia – Restores Firmness & Elasticity to the Fascia & helps Tone Sagging Skin

When we look at the “hetu” or root cause(s) and “samprapti” (pathogenic circle) of cellulite in women, we notice a lack of adequate circulation in the “srotas” (physical channels) overall, but especially in the areas of cellulite manifestation.  In SV Ayurvedic terms, I like to explain that women’s bodies are said to be an expression of “soma” (lunar energy), in contrast to Men’s physiologies that are more prone to “agni,” (solar energy). This is one of the reasons women are know to characteristically have slower circulation – more soma means heavier, slower, steadier metabolic and overall functioning.

Of course, there are many key factors that promote the formation of cellulite, namely: diet emotion/mental stress; sedentary lifestyle; etc.  I delve into all pertinent factors in my  cellulite course. In the course, we are studying aspects of the ayurvedic anatomy and physiology of the skin that related to cellulite formation, our primary source for this is the Sushruta Samhita.  The Sushruta Samhita offers a comprehensive understanding of the deeper layers of the skin, and how the accumulation of fat and/or toxic build-up results and impedes circulation.

However, keep in mind that for the most part cellulite is not a fat tissue problem; it is a type of fat called vasa that forms cellulite.  This ‘bad’ fat gets stuck in the muscle tissue and impedes circulation and – of course – reduced circulation causes more vasa to accumulate along with amavisha (free radicals) that damage the structure and the shape of the skin at the deeper layers composed of mamsa dhatu (muscle tissue). This literally forms a vicious cycle – the samprapti chakra of cellulite.

SVA Cellulite Solutions – from the inside out

Cellulite – like any other complex condition – needs total management. Meaning: one thing, one tool, one approach will not and cannot address it totally and fully. Because cellulite involves many tissues and metabolic factors and functions. This statement is not made to discourage people; on the contrary, it indicates why, for decades, there has been no effective solution offered to the cellulite condition amongst women.

Diet is always a key factor. Particularly the consumption of good healthy fats and oils (i.e. clarified butter such as my Mom’s GheeTM, or organic virgin olive oil, or coconut oil, sesame oil).  Next to the oils, good unprocessed protein from organic sources – if you are vegetarian, then lentils, and particularly black chickpea (see my Vegan Protein PowderTM and Kulthi Detox Protein PowderTM); if you are lacto-vegetarian, then milk and fresh cheese and yoghurt in addition to lentils; if you are not vegetarian, then chicken, fish, in addition to the millk products and my protein powders.  Why is good light-easy-to-digest protein essential for health? Because semi-digested protein forms free-radicals that, amongst other things, actively damage the channels of the skin and the structure of the skin.  Good easy to digest intelligent protein (as I like to call it) is crucila. See myGreen Protein Recipe as a quick delicious way of getting protein that easily transforms intocollagen, neuro-transmitters, and even micro molecules like RNA & DNA in your body, nourishing all your tissues inside-out.

4 Properties of CellulEX – Transdermal Thermogenic Support

My new CellulEX formulation targets slow circulation and sluggish channels; it also addresses the build-up of amavisha (toxic free radicals) in the deeper layers of the skin.  The overall purpose of this cream is to create deep and sustained thermogenesis, especially for localized cellulite.   All the ingredients have been well researched by modern science and documented to show restoration to the normal structure of the dermal tissue.  This transdermal cream can be used safely at any stage of cellulite.  The ingredients work in four ways or have four functions.

1) Open the srotamsi (micro channels) to allow toxins to be evacuated from the cellulite areas and to facilitate nurturing of the damaged tissues.

2) Bind, evacuate, neutralize and prevent amavisha – tissue damaging reactive free radicals.

3) Reduce lipogenesis (excess formation of fat) and promote lipolysis (breakdown of fatty deposits).

4) Restore the normal structure of the dermal and subcutaneous tissues.

Topical Anti-cellulite Ingredients – 4 major groups

If you are looking to:

  • increase the microvascular flow and open the channels
  • prevent or eliminate free-radical formation
  • reduce lipogenesis and promote lipolysis
  • restore the normal structure of the dermal and the subcutaneous tissue

Then the CellulEX cream is for you. Every ingredient I have used in this formulation carries up-to-date scientific research in terms of the effects it can have on preventing cellulite formation and supporting its reduction (find  complete research references at the end of this article).

Ingredient-wise properties of CellulEX 

SVA CellulEX Herbal Synergy (proprietary blend) with active ingredients that have proven research for effectively addressing cellulite:

• Retinyl Palmitate (Vit A):  Stimulates circulation, decreases adipocyte size, increases collagen deposition

• Vit E oil: A powerful anti-oxidant. Protects dermal cells from toxicity, prevents fat herniation, and repairs damaged tissues.

• Butchers Broom (Ruscus aculeatus):  Balances and opens the micro channels of the skin.

• Indian horse-chestnut (Aesculus indica): Promotes enzymatic activity in the skin fascia

• Gotu kola (Centella asiatica):  Enhances collagen synthesis, preserves the skin’s elasticity, and maintains its youthfulness

• Red clover (Trifolium pratense): Opens the lymphatic channels and makes the skin’s detox pathways more intelligent

• Grapefruit (Citrus paradisi): Anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory.  Enzyme bromelain helps in breaking down cellulite.

• Jasmine (Jasminum sambac):  Provides sandhaniya (unifying) for the different layers of the skin, helping to reduce looseness and saggin, and carries a purifying effect on the skin

• Green tea (Camellia sinensis): Potent anti-oxidant destroys and prevents skin damaging free radicals.

• Grapeseed extract (Vitis vinifera):  Anti-oxidant for the cellular system

• Organic coconut (Cocos nucifera): Paraben-free base, that’s also cooling, nurturing, and lubricating

• Grapeseed oil (Vitis vinifera): A natural preservative

• Vegetable stearic acid: A skin lubricant

• Organic Aloe juice (Aloe Barbadensis Miller): A cooling anti-inflammatory and detoxifying ingredient that pacifies bhrajaka pitta, the pitta subdosha of the skin

• Neem (Azadirachta india): Gives sustaining detox and supports the immune system of the skin.

• Kosher vegetable glycerin: A natural skin lubricant

• Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis): a thermogenic plant that enhances and supports overall circulation and communication between all layers of the skin and gives an overall soothing effect.

• Emulsifying wax (NF): A skin lubricant

Directions:  Perform the steps below twice day.  For best results, start early morning, at the beginning of your day, enhancing and improving circulation so it carries through the day; and then repeat again before going to bed.

Step 1: Perform a local dry massage on your cellulite areas with garshana gloves* (raw silk gloves)   Garshana is a traditional Ayurvedic dry massage that refreshes and stimulates the skin and lymphatic system, enhancing blood circulation and the release of accumulated toxins.  Learn how at Garshana Dry Massage. Garshan gloves will be availabe for purchase from www.chandika.com very soon.

Step 2:  Use the CellulEX cream on the local marma points most related to your specific area of cellulite.  Activation of marma points (energy centers) immediately delivers more pranic energy through the nadis (vibrational channels) to wake-up and re-establish the intelligence governing the skin.

Step 3: Spread a light film of the cream on the local cellulite areas.  Massage in and leave on.  Do not wipe or wash off.

Size:  Water-based cream in 2 oz. & 4 oz tubes.

Precautions:

Do not apply or use on the face or other sensitive areas

NutriFascia – Nurturing Cream with Collagen for the Body

        Restore Firmness & Elasticity through the Fascia & Support Cartilage

Many of you have are already using and benefiting from my new Lalita’s Facial Creams and Facial Oil enriched with active collagen and beta-carotene – I’ve been receiving great feedback from users.  The collagen cream for the body is similar to and contains the same active micro-molecules of collagen derived from free-range fowl bones but in a more concentrated form.  This is a multi-functional cream for people with or without cellulite.  With regards to cellulite, it feeds the fascia of the skin with active collagen.  Second, anyone with ageing or sagging body skin can use this cream to restore the natural firmness, tone, and suppleness of their skin.  Third, this cream can be applied directly on the major joints (knees, elbows, wrists, ankles, shoulders, and hips) to supply adequate collagen to nurture the joint cartilage – a connective tissue.  People with cartilage damage commonly experience joint pain, stiffness, and inflammation and/or swelling.  Although cartilage is a tough and flexible material, it is relatively easy to damage.  Anyone with joint conditions can benefit from the transdermal ‘feeding’ of their cartilage with this cream.

Collagen: Why You Need it – and More of it!

Collagen is a type of protein, and works with keratin to provide strength, smoothness, elasticity and resilience to the skin. When you are young, you have an abundance of collagen in your body, this is one reason children and young adults have shiny sturdy hair and smooth skin. Collagen is often referred to as the ‘cement’ which holds everything together.  As we age, our body’s production of collagen and other structural proteins starts to slow down, our skin starts to lose its elasticity and, sadly, we start to notice sagging skin and wrinkles.  Collagen is only found in animals and there is no plant source for collagen.  It is the main structural protein in the extracellular space in the various connective tissues in animal bodies (including humans). As the main component of connective tissue, it is the most abundant protein in mammals.  Many readers and SVA followers contacted us, confused, as to why I am using ingredients derived from animal source. As you all know, non-violence towards animals and the world is a central precept of Ayurveda, however, when the well-being of human life is at stake, Ayurveda allows the consumption and use of animal-derived ingredients and products, making sure they have been obtained sattvically and prepared according to specific guidelines. Ayurveda is a science first and foremost, and it prizes human life above all, as humans then have the duty and responsibility of maintaining and helping other creatures that populate the world. This is why, when needed, we are advised to resort to animal-derived ingredients, always only when the need is crucial.

In this context, I have had innumerable requests from followers to address different conditions and have thus brought in variations on my creams: with or without collagen. Those who prefer not to use the collagen creams can still choose the full vegetarian version. However, please keep in mind the CellulEX has collagen as a primary ingredient and this cream can not have a fully vegetarian version.

As we age collagen production decreases.  Modern research on collagen documents a sharp decline in collagen in people forty and over.  But nowadays I have seen the signs of collagen depletion in young vegans and vegetarians. Even non-vegetarians can go low in collagen due to bad or dumb protein, or due to digestive problems affecting the production (synthesis) of collagen.

In cellulite conditions, amavisha (free radicals) damage the structure of the fascia disturbing its strength and flexibility.  To repair that damage and to rejuvenate the skin giving more power to maintain its normal structure and shape in the future, we must feed the skin collagen.  However, this is easier said than done, because collagen generally does not get readily absorbed by the skin, since it is quite a large molecule, it does not penetrate the skin but stays idly on top and then gets washed off.  This is why most collagen creams on the market do not work.

But, with my ayurvedic expertise, and the herbal skills my father imparted to me, I have successfully put together an herbal synergy that activates teh collagen so it does get absorbed and used up by the skin.

My cream contains an active form of collagen derived from domestic fowl bones.  I have added Gotu kola to activate the micromolecules of collagen and support their synthesis and absorption into connective tissue. This cream targets skin restoration in cellulite areas.  Centella asiatica (Gotu kola) extract asiaticoside is well-known to promote skin connective tissue repair and wound healing.  My father, with whom I interned after graduating from college, called this herb a ‘maha twaga’ rasayana – a great rasayana for the skin.  Discover the research on this remarkable herb for collagen synthesis:  Gotu Kola for the Skin – The Ancient Healing Herb for Anti-aging.

Last but not least, this cream is formulated with Crocin (from Saffron) to prevent the collagen from oxidizing during synthesis.  Crocin from saffron is a great anti-oxidant particularly for the skin.  This precious thread helps prevent  oxidation, whether from toxins inside the body or substances floating in the environment.  Amavisha (reactive toxins) creates inflammation of the skin layers and between the layers, causing pre-mature aging of the skin.  The ‘active ingredient’ of Saffron – Crocitin or Crocin – has high anti-oxidant value. Crocin – An Overview.

NutriFascia Cream ~ with Collagen

Ingredients: SVA NutriFascia Herbal Synergy (proprietary blend) with Collagen (active) from fowl origin

• Gotu kola (Centenella Asiatica): Enhances collagen synthesis, preserves the skin’s elasticity, and maintains its youthfulness

• Saffron (Crocus sattivus): Ancient super anti-oxidant for the skin – potent up to the 5th dermal layer – prevents collagen from oxidizing during synthesis

• Grapefruit (Citrus paradisi): Anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory

• Sweet basil (Ocimum basilicum): Opens the skin channels and gives a calming aroma

• Peppermint (Mentha piperita):  Opens the channels and takes away excess heat from skin

• Manjistha (Rubia cordifolia): Supports the immune system by giving more intelligence to fight free radicals

• Camphor (Cinnamomum camphora): Gives thermogenic sustained channel opening action

• Organic coconut (Cocos nucifera): Paraben-free base – cooling, nurturing, and lubricating

• Grapeseed oil (Vitis vinifera): A natural preservative

• Vegetable stearic acid: A skin lubricant

• Organic Aloe juice (Aloe Barbadensis Miller): A cooling anti-inflammatory and detoxifying ingredient that pacifies bhrajaka pitta (pitta subdosha of the skin)

• Neem (Azadirachta india): Gives sustaining detox and supports the immune system of the skin

• Kosher vegetable glycerin: A skin lubricant

• Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis): Thermogenic plant that enhances and supports overall circulation and communication between all layers of the skin and gives soothing effect.

• Emulsifying wax (NF): A skin lubricant

Directions:  Perform the steps below twice day.  For best results, start early morning, at the beginning of your day, enhancing and improving circulation so it carries through the day; and then repeat again before going to bed.

• For cellulite restoration, first apply CellulEX and massage in, then apply NutriFascia on top afterwards.  Leave on.  Do not wash off.

• For sagging and aging body skin, apply on targeted areas.  Leave on.  Do not wash off.  For aging facial skin use one of my Collagen & Beta-Carotene enhanced Facial Creams.  Discover them at Age-less Beautiful Skin with Lalita’s Formulas.

• To nurture joint cartilage, apply in clock-wise motions over the joints.   For added benefit, first apply Super Sport Transdermal Roll-on or Flex ‘n Flow Transdermal Cream on the joints.

Size:  2 oz and 4 oz water-based cream

Precautions:

Do not apply or use on the face or other sensitive areas

Bio Co-Q10 Cellular Energy Cream

Total Anti-oxidative Power for the Skin and the Body

Micro-encapsulated CoQ10 for Enhanced Bio-availability & Absorption to Synthesize and Activate Collagen & Improve Skin Tone & Elasticity

Coenzyme Q10, also known as ubiquinone, ubidecarenone, coenzyme Q – and abbreviated at times as CoQ10  (/ˌkoʊ ˌkjuː ˈtɛn/), CoQ, or Q10 - is a coenzyme that is ubiquitous in the bodies of most animals. This fat-soluble substance, which resembles a vitamin, is present in most eukaryotic cells, primarily in the mitochondria. It participates in aerobic cellular respiration, which generates energy in the form of ATP. Ninety-five percent of the human body’s energy is generated this way. 

Since every cell consumes energy and needs antioxidant protection, CoQ10 is present in all cellular membranes of every single cell of the body.  Deficiencies of CoQ10 in the human body have been reported to occur frequently. CoQ10 levels have also been shown to decline rapidly under stress or with advancing age. In case of deficiency, CoQ10 has to be supplemented to guarantee the body’s energy production and its essential antioxidant protection.

General Systemic Benefits of CoQ10 Supplementation 

Although CoQ10 can be synthesized in the human body, the body’s synthesizing capacity is often not sufficient to meet the required amount of CoQ10. Cases of deficiencies of CoQ10 are reported in a variety of diseases (cardiac conditions; diabetes; vision; pulmonary; etc). A randomized, double-blind clinical trial assessing 49 patients who experienced cardiac arrest (heart attack or accident), revealed that after an immediate treatment with a CoQ10 nano-emulsion the survival rate increased more than 100 % versus placebo after 90 days.

Here’s what some studies have shown:

Heart health:  according to the Journal of Cardiovascular Pharmacology, a number of clinical studies have found CoQ10 promotes cardiovascular health.

Blood sugar levels: an Australian study showed that patients who took CoQ10 were able to maintain blood sugar levels that are already within the normal range.

Vision:  in a recent clinical trial, taking CoQ10 for a year helped them see more clearly.

Cognition:  an animal study performed at Johns Hopkins University found that CoQ10 supplementation improves learning and memory.

Bronchial Health: researchers in Texas found CoQ10 promotes bronchial health.

Gum health: CoQ10 can improve gum and oral health.

Mental clarity : in one study, more than 6 out of 10 patients treated with CoQ10 daily reported feeling more clear-headed comfort.

Oxidative stress: A powerful antioxidant, eliminating the free radicals that can cause damage to cell membranes and mitochondria.

Skin care: a German study shows that CoQ10 can help reduce wrinkles and protect skin from the damaging effects of too much exposure to sunlight.

Enhanced Transdermal Bio-availability through Nano-Particles 

CoQ10 was first identified in 1957.  In the 1960s, researchers began to think about ways in which to use Coenzyme Q10 for therapeutic purposes, e.g. to use Q10 as a supplement to improve cellular energy production and to use Q10 as an antioxidant.  Since CoQ10 is highly lipophilic, the topical and oral bioavailability is very low. Several attempts have been made to improve absorption.  Latest technical developments reveal that encapsulation of CoQ10 in nano-emulsions results in a significantly enhanced bioavailability.

For the better part of 15 years, I have been formulating transdermal creams with a pranic micro- encapsulation SVA method that captures and delivers the properties and effects of their ingredients to the deepest part of the cellular system.  Although CoQ10 was not specifically addressed by the ancient rishis or sages of Ayurveda, my SVA lineage allows specific guidelines for improving upon a formula for contemporary needs based on the current life-style changes, environmental changes, environmental toxicity, stress factors, and other health-impacting factors not originally addressed in the ancient texts.

 

The SVA Bio Co-Q10 Cellular Energy Cream fulfills three main purposes 

• The first and primary purpose is to give additional support to the skin for collagen synthesis and provide additional antioxidant power to protect the skin cells against the ageing process induced by free radicals.  No matter how much collagen we apply to our skin externally, our cellular system must have the requisite metabolic energy to convert that collagen to make and heal the connective tissue.  Cell culture studies based on skin fibroblasts and keratinocytes using CoQ10 nano-emulsions revealed that encapsulated CoQ10 supports the secretion of collagen and stimulates the mitochondrial cell activity. In addition, a significant protection against necrotic stress factors could also be shown.  Bio Co-Q10 Cream gives immediate energy support and thereby improves skin functioning, tone, and elasticity.  You can read more on this here: Collagen and COQ10 Study reveals surprising results!  

• Second: this cream will give you an energy boost overall.  Our bodies are made of trillions of cells each one needing energy at every moment.  Regular use of this cream helps each individual cell function more optimally reflecting overall as greater energy , vitality, and bala (endurance) – mentally and physiologically.

• Last but not least, this cream will supply and supports all the documented systemic benefits of Co-Enzyme Q10. Any woman after the age of 40 is regularly given CoQ10 as a daily supplement. Now you can have your supplementation transdermally for enhanced absorption and availability.

Ingredient-wise Benefits of Bio CoQ10

CoQ10 Herbal Synergy (proprietary blend) with active Co Q10

• Grapefruit (Citrus paradisi): Anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory

• Sweet orange (Citrus sinensis): Natural preservative with nurturing and calming aroma. Supports transdermal absorption of the cream.

• Peppermint (Mentha piperita): Opens the channels and taking away excess heat from skin

• Sweet basil (Ocimum basilicum): Opens the skin channels and gives a calming aroma

• Organic coconut (Cocos nucifera): Paraben-free base (cooling, nurturing, and lubricating)

• Grapeseed oil (Vitis vinifera): A natural preservative

• Vegetable stearic acid:  A skin lubricant

• Organic Aloe juice (Aloe Barbadensis Miller): A cooling anti-inflammatory and detoxifying ingredient that pacifies bhrajaka pitta (pitta subdosha of the skin)

• Neem (Azadirachta india): Gives sustaining detox and supports the immune system of the skin

• Kosher vegetable glycerin: A skin lubricant

• Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis): Thermogenic plant that enhances and supports overall circulation and communication between all layers of the skin and gives soothing effect.

• Emulsifying wax (NF): A skin lubricant

Directions: Perform the steps below twice day.  For best results, start early morning, at the beginning of your day, enhancing and improving circulation so it carries through the day; and then repeat again before going to bed.

1) Cellulite Management:   As part of your complete cellulite protocol, apply this cream last on the cellulite areas.   First apply the CellulEX Cream; then apply NutriFascia; last apply Bio CoQ10 Cream.

2) Greater Energy Support:  Swipe this cream down your lower back (top to bottom) 7 – 14 times.  For greater benefit, first open the Sushumna Nadi with either Super Sport Transdermal Roll-onTM or with Flex ‘n Flow CreamTM.  Swipe down 7 – 14 times.  Now repeat this action with the Bio CoQ10 Cream.

Size:  2 oz. and 4 oz. 

Precautions:  Do not apply or use on the face or other sensitive areas

References and sources for the scientific findings and  on the ingredients of the SVA Cellulite Management Transdermal Creams

Agents/ingredients that increase microvascular flow

Butcher’s broom (Ruscus aculeatus)2: It is an alpha adrenergic receptor agonist and a venous vasoconstrictor that diminishes edema. It reduces vascular permeability in the smooth muscle cells reducing interstitial edema. Its active ingredients are saponins, ruscogenin and neororuscogenina (Rubanyi et al., 1984). A study by Rubanyi G et al. quoted that ‘In canine cutaneous veins cooling augments and warming depresses the responses to sympathetic nerve stimulation. In these veins the extract of Ruscus aculeatus (Ruscus) causes contractions due to alpha-adrenergic activation‘ (Rubanyi et al., 1984).

Indian or horse-chestnut (Aesculus hippocastanum)3: The extracts from the seeds and shells are used in treatment (Fluke and Jaspersen, 1976). The active ingredients in the seeds are triterpenoid saponines such as escin, aesculin, flavones, coumarines and tannins that have anti-inflammatory and anti-edema properties (Fluke and Jaspersen, 1976; Weiss and Volker, 2000). Escin, the main compound of horse chestnut reduces lysosome enzyme activity by up to 30%, thus reducing lysosome enzyme release and improving capillary permeability. The recommended concentration is 1-3%

Gotu kola (Asiatic centella)4: Capillaroscopy in patients with venous ulcers showed that Asiatic centella improves microcirculation (Lawrence, 1967). It has 40% asiaticosideo, 30% madecassic acid and 30% Asiatic acid. The compound acts on in vitro fibroblasts, simulating collagen and mucopolysaccharide synthesis. It is also an anti-inflammatory agent and protects dermal ad subcutaneous structures from inflammatory cell injury (D’Amelio, 1999).

The centella asiatica (gotu kola) extract asiaticoside is well-known to promote skin connective tissue repair and wound healing.

•In a study assessing the exact biology of this action of asiaticoside on skin and connective tissue repair, it was found that asiaticoside affected the expression of 54 genes related to connective tissue function!

•Specifically, asiaticoside upregulated the expression of genes related to fibroblast “cell proliferation, cell-cycle progression and synthesis of the extracellular matrix”.

•This, in simple terms, means that collagen cells mature and multiply faster and produce more collagen and other connective tissue proteins.

•In the same study it was found that asiaticoside boosted the secretion of collagen type I (the hard collagen that gives firmness to skin and connective tissue) and collagen type III (the softer, “baby collagen”, which is produced before collagen type I and helps with connective tissue repair and regeneration).

Sweet clover (Melilotus officinalis)5: The active ingredient, coumarin is in the flowers and the leaves. It reduces lymphatic edema and reduces capillary permeability (Földi-Börcsök, 1972). It is used to treat patients with venous insufficiency and lymphatic congestion. The recommended dosage is 2-5%.

Agents/Ingredients that prevent or destroy free-radical formation

Green tea7: In another multi-centered, randomized controlled trial anti-cellulite cream containing caffeine, green tea extract, black pepper seed extract, citrus extract, ginger root extract, cinnamon extract and capsicum annum resin showed improvements in cellulite on thighs in the treatment group versus the placebo (Rao et al., 2005).

Vitamin E8 A powerful antioxidant agents. Protect the dermal cells from antioxidant toxicity, prevent fat herniation, repair the damaged tissue and improve microcirculation.

Grapefruit9: Rich in Vitamin C and contains antioxidants. Anti-inflammatory enzyme bromelain helps in breaking down cellulite.

Agents/ingredients Reducing lipogenesis and promoting lipolysis:

Green tea7: In another multi-centered, randomized controlled trial anti-cellulite cream containing caffeine, green tea extract, black pepper seed extract, citrus extract, ginger root extract, cinnamon extract and capsicum annum resin showed improvements in cellulite on thighs in the treatment group versus the placebo (Rao et al., 2005).

Agents/ingredients that restore the normal structure of the dermal and the subcutaneous tissue

Retinol1 (Vitamin A): Retinol, retinoids, topical retinoic acid and Vitamin A derivatives stimulate circulation, decrease adipocyte size and increase collagen deposition in the dermis 9, 46. All-trans-retinoic acid (tretinoin) promotes the synthesis of glycosaminoglycans in normal skin and increases the deposition of collagen in the photo-damaged dermis (Kligman et al., 1999). It is thought to increase the thickness and firmness of the dermis, minimizing the herniation of superficial fat. Retinol has better tolerability than tretinoin and is metabolized easily to retinoic acid in the skin. In a study conducted by Kligman et al., retinol was applied twice a day for 6 months in 19 patients on lateral thighs. They found better clinical parameters for cellulite treatment in the patients that received retinol application versus control (Kligman et al., 1999). They concluded that ‘Retinol may be viewed as a prodrug which the skin metabolizes to retinoic acid. The beneficial effects of retinol are consistent with previous reports of increased synthesis of glycosaminoglycans and collagen’ (Kligman et al., 1999). Topical retinol treatment has also been shown to improve tensile properties of the skin. A randomized controlled study combining retinol application with gentle massage showed that skin elasticity increased by 10.7% while viscosity decreased by 15.8% (Piérard-Franchimont et al., 2000). The authors found that ‘After 6-months of treatment, skin elasticity was increased by 10.7% while viscosity was decreased by 15.8% at the retinol-treated site. Such an effect on the tensile properties of skin was more prominent where the mattress phenomenon was the only evidence of cellulite. The lumpy-bumpy appearance of the skin showed either little response or was not responsive to the treatment. Although gross micro-anatomical differences were not disclosed between the comparative sites at completion of the study, evidence for a shift in the phenotype of connective tissue cells was obtained. The main retinol-related change consisted of a 2- to 5-fold increase in the number of factor XIIIa+ dendrocytes both in the dermis and fibrous strands of the hypodermis’ (Piérard-Franchimont et al., 2000)

Vitamin E8 A powerful antioxidant agent.  Protects the dermal cells from antioxidant toxicity, prevent fat herniation, repair the damaged tissue and improve microcirculation.

Grapefruit9: Rich in Vitamin C and contains antioxidants. Anti-inflammatory enzyme bromelain helps in breaking down cellulite.

Sambac Jasmine11: Jasmine uplifts and inspires the mind and heart and it supplies deep age-defying support to the seven layers of the skin. This fragrant little flower carries a very special property, as explained by the ayurvedic texts, which restores the youthful glow to our skin. In our youth, the 7 layers of our skin are naturally bio-chemically connected to one another. As we age, due to the accumulation of toxins, internal and external stressors, the layers of our skin gradually lose integration, resulting in heavy, sagging, dull and flakey skin.  Jasmine is renowned for its sandhaniya (unifying) and purifying effect on the skin.  In addition, the aroma and the transdermal absorption of sambac jasmine supports mental bliss by re-establishing the connection between dhi, dhriti and smriti: the power of your brain to gather, store and recollect information. When these are working in full coordination, your mind feels clear, strong, and you are ready to undertake anything! Jasmine thus maintains the elasticity of your skin and your brain, supporting both together.

References:

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Disclaimer:  These products and statements have not been evaluated by the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) and are not intended to be used to diagnose, treat or cure any disease. All of the information above is intended for educational purposes only and may not be used to replace or complement medical advice.

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NEW COURSE – Understanding & Addressing Chronic Pain with SVAyurveda Modules (April 14-16, 2017)A Hands-on Workshop & Practicum with Vaidya RK Mishra & Dr. Douglas Beech

Chronic pain is an alarming modern pandemic. Not only does it interfere with our daily lives and happiness, hampering our productivity, it costs us a fortune: in the United States alone the estimated annual costs of pain management  -including healthcare expenses, lost income, and lost productivity – is more than $100 billion!  But we don’t even know how to address pain. Painkillers temporarily relieve pain either by stifling the neural messages from reaching the brain, or numbing the brain centers from receiving the neural pain transmissions. And at the cost of great side-effects. What is the alternative? Join ayurvedic experts Vaidya Mishra and Dr. Beech to learn how it is possible to successfully manage and address chronic pain.

This workshop is for those wishing to supplement their current  professional  therapeutic services with additional SVA tools for pain management; or for those seeking to further their self-education.

Dr Beech explains: “In my practice I see a diversity of patients.  It is not unusual on a given day to see patients suffering from Acute and Chronic pain, Car Accident Injuries, Arthritis, Headaches, Myofascial Pain, Disc Injuries as well as Digestive Complaints, Skin Problems, Autism, Depression etc.   In other words, almost any condition may walk in my door looking for relief. In terms of bodily pain, SVA Transdermal products (water-based & lipid-based) have proven to be invaluable.  Over the years I have developed protocols for my patients to use these products for a variety of conditions.  During this course I will share my experience concerning which products seem to work best for Myofascial Pain, Arthritis, Inflammation, Soft Tissue Injuries to name a few. I will also teach techniques where to apply the products by identifying the anatomical area(s)

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with emphasis on teaching patients/clients protocols to use at home. I’m looking forward to teaching this course with Vaidya Mishra and anticipate it to be a unique blending of ancient Vedic wisdom and practical application that can immediately help any practitioner or homemaker to address acute and/or chronic pain.”

Vaidya Mishra says: “It is essential to learn how to identify the source or primary cause of musculo-skeletal and related myofascial chronic pain so as to be able to address it effectively at its root. It’s ok to reach out for your painkiller when you have no other immediate option and your pain is so acute that you have no choice; but painkillers should not become your permanent go-to solution. Pain is your body’s signal that you need to address an imbalance. It’s a call for help. It needs to be addressed. Once you identify tthe specific hetu (root cause or etiological factor) causing pain, you can then isolate the symptoms and manifestations.  At that point, you can adopt the tools, implement the protocols, and apply the wisdom to use those tools to address that particular type of chronic pain.”

In this course, you will learn how to address pain from the SV Ayurveda perspective with Vaidya Mishra, and how to apply your knowledge practically, with the use of SVA practical methods and formulations, with Dr. Beech.

Here is an overview of the Ayurvedic Materials Covered Identifying Pain: Nij vs Agantuj

1. Nij: is biological or internal pain that originates from within the body. This could be due to doshic imbalances or accumulation of a particular dosha or more; it could results from toxic build-up (ama); inflammation (amavisha); etc. We will have a checklist of pain causing root factors: a sedentary lifestyle; ongoing mental stress; a poor diet; poor daily rest vs activity routine; etc..

2. Agantuj: is pain that originates from outside the body, for example: exposure to toxic chemical fumes found in cleaning household products (xenobiotics or garavisha); external events/factors that cause mental and emotional trauma; EMF/EMR or electromagnetic fields that disrupt the physiology’s subtle flow of prana, as well as clog and damage the physical channels, tissues, and organs; accidents; etc.

Discover the Ayurvedic Categories of Pain

1. Vedana:  overall or localized sudden pain, like a cramp, or tightness

2. Shoola:    Sharp, pulsating, throbbing pain

3. Toda:       Deep, dull constant pain

SV Ayurveda categories of pain according to hetu (causative factors) 

• Vataja:  By vata dosha

• Pittaja:  By pitta dosha

• Kaphaja:  By kapha dosha

• Dwandaja:  By two-dosha combinations – VK, VP, KV, KP

• Tri-doshaja:  By all three doshas

• Abhighataja: Trauma or injury to the tissues

• Manas-aja: By psychological factors

• Ama:   By channel blocking toxins

• Amavisha:  By reactive toxins

• Garvisha: By xenobiotics (environmental toxins from outside body)

• Indravajrabhijanyavisha: By EMF/EMR/RF (disruption of nadis and sandhis by vibrational toxins)

SVA approaches for common types of pain

•   Sandhi Shul – Management of Osteoarthritis

Amavat & Amavishvat –  Management of Rheumatoid Arthritis

Snayu Shul – Managing Different types of pain related to the smaller nerves

Kala Janya Shul – Types of pain according to time

Gridhrasi – Managing Sciatic Pain at the Source

SVA Management for all these types of pain involves Detox (shodana); Balancing (shamana); and Rasayana (rejuvenation).  Vaidya Mishra will discuss the use of SVA Transdermal Creams, Herbal Memory Nectars; SVA Massage Oils; Spices; Spcific Food items to favor or avoid; Vibrational Sound therapy or Mantras; and Marma – energetic trigger points.

Hands-on management for Pain – SVA Protocols and Chiropractic 

In any condition of long-standing chronic pain in the body, the marmas (energy points) corresponding to that organ, tissue, or system get impacted as well. Likewise, trouble in the marmas can itself lead to pain.  Dr. Beech will teach you how to identify and locate those marma points associated with specific types of pain.  Moreover, he will give hands-on instructions on how to activate these points and how to select herbal SVA Transdermal Creams to apply on marmas and the general areas of pain.  You will know exactly how to use these creams on your clients or yourself and be able to show them how to use these creams on themselves for daily pain management.  The transdermal approach directly addresses pain and can even eliminate the very causes of pain.

REGISTRATION AND COST

Cost for 3 days:

$485 (in person);

$385 (virtual attendance via) live streaming

In person attendance course fee includes snacks (3 days) + lunch (Saturday& Sunday)

plus study materials

EARLY BIRD RATE $388 (in person) or $308 (virtual) – EXPIRES MARCH 1, 2017

SPACE IS LIMITED

For more information, or to sign up, call: 1.818.709.1005

or email: info@prana-center.com

Sign-up for the course by March 1, 2017 to catch the earlybird rate and to receive a link to the full length talk and practicum by Dr. Beech’s on Pain Management Through SVA Transdermal Protocols And Formulations presented Pulse & Marma II Conference and Practicum, at the Marriott in Woodland Hills California in August 2016.  

What Can I do for my Wrinkles and Sagging Facial Skin?

“What does SVA offer to help eliminate or smooth out deep lines and wrinkles on the face and forehead for aging women, especially those that appear during menopause or post-menopause? Is there a connection between these lines and internal overall health, or are they just due to external factors, normal wear and tear?!  Natalie M.”
Vaidya responds:
Dear Natalie – wrinkles and the aging of the skin result from a combination of internal factors and external conditions. If you do not nourish your body with a balanced diet, then your cells do not have the opportunity to rejuvenate and regenerate during their normal cycles, this leads to accelerated aging. In addition, if your facial skin is exposed to extreme harsh weather conditions (too cold or too hot) because of where you live, and you do not nourish, protect, and nurture your skin topically, then you will also see faster aging.
Let’s say for a reason or another you have not been able to take care of your skin, what to do now?
Not to panic! Many women come to me asking for effective means to address facial skin aging. I made a cream that will nourish your skin regardless of any internal or external conditions. I recently launched Lalita’s facial cream with active Collagen. The creamalso contains Gotu kola – research shows that Gotu kolu is great for enhancing Collagen synthesis. I also added Saffron to this formula – research has also shown that the active ingredient of Saffron – “crocin” – is the best anti-oxidant the skin can have.
My Lalita’s Facial Cream or oil feed the skin the much needed Collagen. Collagen is a building block of healthy skin. It is a hard, insoluble and fibrous protein that makes up one-third of the protein in our bodies. Collagen is most commonly found in the skin, bones and connective tissue within the body, providing structural support, strength and elasticity.  Collagen production naturally declines with age, resulting in sagging skin, the formation of lines and wrinkles and the weakening of cartilage in joints. The decrease of Collagen in associated with the onset of menopause and the reduced levels of estrogen in a woman’s body. So about age 40 and onwards, you may start to experience a more acute aging of the skin in relation to hormonal shifts and lower levels of Collagen. It has been shown that when Collagen is administered topically, the molecules are too big to be absorbed and therefore be of any benefit for regenerating the skin. That is why I added Gotu kola to my formula. Gotu kola greatly enhances the absorption and assimilation of Collagen. When not used properly, Gotu kola can give skin rash, or at its best, be inactive and therefore ineffective. I learnt, from my SVA lineage, how to pranically preserve and activate these ancient medicinal herbs for best

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And the results do speak for themselves. Since launching my new formula two weeks ago, I’ve already been getting rave reviews from customers. They love it. It’s already working “miracles” for their wrinkles I am told, within just a week.
So I think you should give it a try as well. Here’s how you do it.
 In the morning rinse your face with my SVA Turmeric soap to wash away nightly secretions and refresh and reawaken your skin cells. Then apply either Lalita’s Age-Defying cream with Collagen or my Pearl and Jasmine cream with Collagen.
At night, use my Lalita’s Facial Cleanser to wash away your make-up or just the daily debris from your face. You may also just use the Turmeric soap again. Now apply either Lalita’s Facial oil with Collagen or the Facelift Cream – whichever you prefer.
In addition, once a week treat your skin to my herbalized SVA Cream-Clay. It’s an herbal mask I’ve put into cream format – easy to use and apply.  Squirt out a small amount into your palm and apply a thin layer over your face and neck areas. Leave on for 10-15 minutes. Rinse off with warm water, and then wash your face again with the Turmeric soap, and apply the Lalita’s cream or oil of your choice. The Cream-Clay will pull away the dead skin cells, opening the pores, enhancing the receptivity of the beneficial herbal ingredients, as well as supply great Soma-predominant-pranic energy to the skin. And it works! Don’t take my word for it. Try it for yourself. Give yourself a mini-Lalita spa on saturday mornings, or any day of the week when you have some down time, some me-time…
So regardless of whether you can control the external climactic conditions, or have a handle on your diet and overall health, you can at least give Lalita’s SVA regimen a try and find out what so many other women are raving about having discovered within 2 weeks: a more radiant youthful skin.

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SVA Remedy for Eye Floaters?

“Please provide medicine for eye floaters. I am 27 years old and facing this problem since last six months. It seems that there are many transparent ‘strings’ floating in both eyes.  The shapes of the floaters are like dark specks…. Thank you. Ashish”

Vaidya: Dear Ashish, I would first highly recommend you get your eyes checked. Go to a licensed optometrist to rule out any specific eye problems you might be having. Many different medical conditions can cause floaters in the eyes, so you will need to find out if any is affecting your health right now.

Otherwise, I have put together several SVA formulations to help keep our eyes refreshed and in balance daily. For overall support to the eyes, we have the new Soma Netra Eye Drops with Organic Rose.  This drop pacifies alochaka pitta, the fire/me

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tabolic principle that govern the eyes. The drops also balance vyana vata, prana vata, and sadhaka pitta.  Alochaka aggravation contributes to the manifestation of floaters.  You may also be able to help this situation by doing my SVA Eye Marma protocol with the ALA Aroma-Free Cream. This will improve overall circulation to the eyes and supply more pranic energy.  You should also use my Triphala

Ghee – as directed – to nourish and lubricate the eyes.  SVA™ Self Marma Eye-Care with ALA Cream – Aroma Free & Why Use Triphala Ghee for the Eyes.  Lastly take care of your eyes by minimizing use of computers, cell phones, too much tv, etc. Or when you have to, for a reason or another, give youreyes a break every 45 minutes – find a distant point on the horizon and start at it to help relax the eye muscles. The Soma Netra Drops can also be used more frequently when you are doing intense computer work. Finally, protext from too much sun exposure – wear sunglasses whenever you go out in bright sunlight, or tinted anti-glare glasses even indoors if you wear reading glasses.

You can also do a wash with Triphala tablets – crush 1-2 tablets of triphala, add some warm water, soak in a piece of cloth or a small towel, and apply on your eyes and wipe. Repeat several times. Do this at night before bed to help relieve eye fatigue.

Morning Eye Secretions – Healthy or Not?

“Namaste Vaidya Mishraji, The Soma Netra Eye Drops are a boon. Just wanted to verify if a little bit of secretions by morning after putting a couple drops in the eyes at night before going to bed are considered normal.

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Thank you,

Gaurav N.”

Vaidya: One of the primary actions of the Chakchushya herb in my Soma Netra drops formula is “netra prasadhana.” This means: it is cleansing (for) the eyes. When you apply the drops in your eyes, the formula not only soothes them but it gently detoxifies them. When you apply a drop or two at night and wake up with eye secretions, it means the combination of Rose and Chakchushya is doing its job of “nirmali karan” – gentle cleansing. Normally, the eyes secrete “akchi mala”-s, or eye waste products. This is an ongoing daily activity. If for any reasons the channels are clogged or there are any circulatory problems, the “akchi mala”-s will not get discharged, instead, they get to sit and accumulate. When this happens, and you use my drops, you will find that they will initiate the process of releasing accumulated eye waste and it will show up as secretions in the morning. The process of nirmali karan is releasing these akchi mala-s.

So, in conclusion: if an individual has a build-up of these malas, they will get released and may shop up as morning eye secretions. The eyes get toxic accumulation from many sources – environmental (garavisha or xenobiotics) from too much EMF exposure and or the use of sythetic chemical soaps and products; and local due to internal toxic build-up (amavisha). Toxins that get to sit without being evacuate create inflammation, lowering the immune system, and resulting in all kinds of eye problems.

It’s good that your eyes are secreting the toxic waste. However, if they stop secreting, it does not mean that your eyes are not detoxing any longer or the drop is not working. It may be that right now you are off-loading excess accumulation, and that eventually, the secretions will be minimal or null. It all depends on the individual, and the level of accumulation. It’s a case-by-case phenomenon.

 

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