FAQs


  1. How do I know the products you sell are original from manufacturers?

All the products we list on our website are based on our direct relationship with the owners and manufacturers of the brand. We do not buy products from third parties. Typically we receive shipments on a weekly to bi-weekly timeline ensuring the freshest batch is available in our warehouse. 


  1. What conditions are the products stored in? 

All products are stored in a US FDA registered and local Health Department inspected warehouse. Products are never opened, tampered with or unsealed by our staff. 


  1. What happens if I want to cancel an order just placed but it does not show as shipped yet? 

If you would like to cancel an order that has not shipped yet simply drop us an email at contact@thevedicstore.com with your order number to cancel the order.


  1. Can I cure my disease using these Ayurvedic products? 

Ayurveda is not a recognized science in the U.S and it is illegal for any Ayurvedic company to make any claims related to a disease. The government body known as FDA restricts any manufacturer or supplier from making any claims associated with diagnosing, treating, preventing or cure a disease. FDA has this position as it has not yet evaluated Ayurveda as a science and does not want anyone to be harmed as a result of mis-information. While the FDA steps in to ensure products are as advertised and do not mislead the consumer, they do not regulate Ayurvedic Products or Dietary Supplements as they do General Medicines. As a result we can only safely claim that the Ayurvedic products or Dietary Supplements on our website are meant to support the healthy functioning of the body. 


  1. How long should I take these supplements for?

Ayurvedic products fall under the category of Lifestyle Modifications. As such it is recommended to continue taking the products for at least 3 months to allow your body to gain maximum benefits from these herbs. 


  1. Is there any evidence that herbal supplements are effective?

Numerous Herbal Supplements have been part of extensive studies to study their results on the body and mind. Of these the most popular recent herbs are Turmeric and Ashwagandha. Entire populations of countries like India rely on herbal supplements on a daily basis to guide them on their path to health. Herbs are essentially complex compounds that are understood by our body and can therefore be easily absorbed and integrated. The science of Ayurveda has it’s roots in very different principles compared to the way western medicine has evolved. That said many drug discovering in the western medicine are made by first studying and understanding the mechanism of active compounds found in plants and herbs. The main issue of today is the availability of funding and the difficulty in studying the effect of complex structure found in plants and herbs to assert their effectiveness. 


  1. What's the best time to take the supplements?

This is largely depending on the supplement. As a general rule it is best to take the herb half hour before or 2 hours after food to allow proper digestion. That said always check the label to see the specific recommendations. 


  1. Are your products non-GMO?

Any product bearing the USDA Organic seal on our website is NON-GMO


  1. Do you accept Insurance?

We currently do not accept insurance as no insurance companies currently reimburse for Herbal Supplements. If you believe you have an insurance that would cover purchase of Dietary Supplements we would be happy to work with you. 


  1. Do your products test for heavy metals?

Yes, as the time of this writing all the companies listed on our website are having their products tested for Heavy Metals to be under the permissible limits set forth by US FDA.


  1. Can I take your herbs safely if I am pregnant or breastfeeding?

While it should be safe to take herbal products during pregnancy or breastfeeding we like to caution against this as Pregnancy and Breastfeeding could be a time of numerous changes and it is not advisable to take any products without consulting your primary care physician who would be most aware of your situation. 


  1. What is Ayurveda?

(In Sanskrit Ayu=Life, Veda=Science) Ayurveda is more than 5000 Year old Holistic Health Care science which originated in India. Ayurveda is practiced as a Traditional Medical System in India and as Alternative Medicine in other parts of the world. Ayurveda is considered to be a form of Complementary Alternative Medicine (CAM) in the western world where Herbs, Massage, Yoga, Meditation, Pranayam etc. are used to help in various disorders. It emphasizes on preventive measures and relies on Natural products for maintaining health. Simply put Ayurveda is “Of Nature, By Nature and For Nature”


  1. What are the Basics of Ayurveda?

As per Ayurveda the whole universe is made up of five basic elements - Earth, Water, Fire, Air & Ether. The human body is also made up of the same five basic elements. These five elements manifest as Three Doshas called Tridosha - Vata, Pita and Kapha. Each person is born with a particular combination of Tri-dosha which determines the nature (Prakruti) of an individual’s body – the basic body constitution at birth. The person has to maintain this balance of Tridosha to have a healthy life.