Q: Can vpk by Maharishi Ayurveda products be used when pregnant or nursing?
A: Ayurvedic experts (vaidyas) generally feel that such classical rasayanas as Organic Digest Tone (Triphala Plus) and Organic Ashwagandha are safe in these circumstances, and there is a long history of use. All our products are made from whole plant parts, not synthetic concentrates, and as such do not have known side effects. But, we adhere to modern standards. Unless you have consulted with your physician first, and they recommend it, we do not recommend taking these or any herbal product while pregnant or lactating.
Q: Can children take vpk by Maharishi Ayurveda products?
A: Yes, children can take our herbal food supplements to promote their overall health. vpk by Maharishi Ayurveda has a number of formulas that are especially beneficial for kids. At age four or five, start your child on Intelligence Plus. This will aid mental clarity, support resistance to stress and help balance emotions. Children can also take ¼ of their parents’ Amrit Ambrosia and Amrit Nectar Tablets morning and evening. Together they help reduce the effects of toxins from the environment by scavenging free radicals, and they contain natural sources of nutrients such as Vitamin C. Older children can take half the adult recommendation for Ambrosia and Nectar.

Children’s Dosages for All Herbal Formulations

For children 0-3 years
It’s best to seek advice from an expert trained in Maharishi Ayurveda before giving your child any herbal formulas.

3-5 years
May take ¼ of a tablet twice daily.
For liquids (like Mind Plus and Clear Throat), may take ½ teaspoon twice daily.

5-10 years
May take ½ full tablet twice daily.
For liquids (like Mind Plus and Clear Throat), may take 1 teaspoon twice daily.

10 years and older
May take 1 full tablet twice daily.
For liquids (like Mind Plus and Clear Throat), may take 1 tablespoon or 2 teaspoons twice daily.
To make the tablets more digestible, crush and stir them into applesauce, raw honey, maple syrup or yogurt.