Organic Fermented Holy Basil - Living Nutrition
Holy Basil (Tulsi) has been used for centuries in Ayurveda for the support of both body and mind.
Living Nutrition's unique fermentation process used for this supplement, which consists of both Kefir and Kombucha, ensures that the bioactive components of the organic Holy Basil are not only activated, but also enhanced.
A daily dose of 2 capsules contains an impressive 600 mg of Holy Basil!
Traditional Use of Holy Basil (Tulsi)
Sanctified Holy Basil
The legend of how Holy Basil became sacred has its origins in Hindu tradition.The story is about the goddess Tulasi, who was deceived by the god Vishnu when he took the form of her husband and she, unknowingly, committed adultery. Her hurt was so severe that Tulasi committed suicide.
After this tragedy, Vishnu declared that from that moment on she was a goddess who would be worshipped by women because of her faithfulness and that she would save women from the fate of becoming widows. Holy Basil, also called 'Tulsi', is named after Tulasi and symbolizes love, purity, protection and eternal life.
Holy Basil in Ayurveda
Holy Basil has its roots in northern India, where it is also called the "Queen of Herbs. This aromatic shrub is related to the basil we find in every supermarket, but has some unmatchable differences in terms of its beneficial potency. Within Ayurveda, Holy Basil is also referred to as 'life elixir', which is used for both spiritual, and medicinal purposes. Therefore, in Ayurveda, Holy Basil is used for body, mind and soul.
Health Benefits of Holy Basil
Many hundreds of scientific studies have been done on the effects of Holy Basil. From these studies, the following properties of Holy Basil emerged:
- Mosquito repellent
Laboratory studies also suggest that Holy Basil may protect against toxic chemically induced damage due to its high numbers of antioxidants. (LINK: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4296439/)
- 600 mg organic fermented Holy Basil (Ocimum sanctum) leaf per daily dose (2 capsules)
- Organic fermented tapioca (capsule)
- Symbiotic fermentation of Kefir (fermented soy milk) and Kombucha (fermented tea)
Fermentation throughout the year
Fermenting foods is something of all times, cultures and civilizations. About 30% of the human diet consists of fermented foods. This is not an unnecessary luxury, as fermented foods consist of a complete ecosystem of different compounds and nutrients that support and protect the microbiome.
Fermentation health benefits
Research suggests that regular consumption of fermented foods may reduce the risk of certain cancers, it may support the immune system, it may protect the health of the gastrointestinal tract and urinary tract, and it may alleviate symptoms of Crohn's disease and irritable bowel syndrome. (LINK: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7823516/)
Probiotics and prebiotics
The fermentation process significantly increases the level of nutrients which are, in this way, pre-digested into a bioavailable form. New nutrients are thereby created together with a wide range of metabolic and digestive enzymes, which are also sometimes called probiotics or prebiotics.
Living culture symbiotics with Kefir and Kombucha
The products from Living Nutrition are made of a combination of the two most superior fermentation processes: Kefir, made from fermented soy milk and Kombucha, made from fermented tea. This form of fermentation is also known as "symbiotics". The following differences are found between symbiotics and single probiotics:
Are grown synthetically in laboratories
Naturally fermented from plants
Only isolated bacterial species
More than 100 balanced and evolved bacterial species
Are attaching to maltodextrin, a form of sugar, to stabilize
Attaches to natural enzymes and peptides
Contains no digestive nutrients
Rich in nutrients for digestion
Prebiotic sugars or fiber added
Wide range of natural prebiotics
Many naked, exposed bacteria
A complete, living ecosystem in harmony with the digestive microbiome
Increased bioavailability due to fermentation
The above mentioned symbiotic fermentation process, allows nutrients to be enhanced from food rather than isolating and extracting individual components, which is often done when making single probiotics. In this way, the foods and herbs in Living Nutrition's products can be preserved in their natural and complete state, which increases their bioavailability and potency. This fermentation process also creates a whole range of new compounds that can support good health, such as enzymes and metabolites.
Fermented Soy Milk in Living Nutrition
Living Nutriton uses fermented soy milk for the kefir fermentation process. In fact, sprouted soybeans contain a host of exceptional properties, including a unique balance of nutrients such as amino acids and polyphenols. After the fermentation process, these nutrients form compounds that provide wonderful support for the digestive process, the healing of tissues and for creating the optimal environment for a healthy microbiome in the intestines.
About Living Nutrition
In 2014, Living Nutrition was founded in England, by nutritional therapist Graham Botfield. Living Nutrition is a small company with a great vision and mission: to live and work in synergy with nature. All products are handmade in a purpose built laboratory where every ingredient and the entire process is 100% natural. The basis for all Living Nutrition products consists of a specially developed Kefir-Kombucha fermentation process applied to organic herbs and foods in order to offer them in their most natural state and with the most bioactive components.
Only the raw materials of the highest possible quality are selected for Living Nutrition products in order to guarantee the completeness of activity of each ingredient. All ingredients in Living Nutrition products are 100% organic. In addition, all the products of Living Nutrition are:
- 100% vegan
- 100% GMO free
- 100% plastic free
- 100% pure
- Consult with an expert before using this supplement in case of illness, medication use, pregnancy and breastfeeding
- Store out of reach of children in a dry and cool place
- Dietary supplements should not be used as a substitute for a varied diet