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Erythropoietin is a hormone that is produced by the kidney and promotes the red blood cell formation by the bone marrow. Normal levels of this hormone range from 4 up to 24 mu/ml (mill units per millimeter). An Abnormal level of this erythropoietin hormone may indicate the bone marrow diseases such as polycythemia or kidney disease.

Erythropoietin is a glycoprotein (Protein attached with sugar) which serve as stimulant for the growth of red blood cells in the bone marrow. An increase in the red blood cells increases the oxygen carrying capacity of the blood. Erythropoietin initiates the synthesis of a molecule within red blood cells, known as hemoglobin, which in turn transports oxygen.

Erythropoietin (EPO) test

Erythropoietin (EPO) test is a test which is performed to detect the Erythropoietin level in the blood. This test requires a routine sample of blood of a person, which is sent to the laboratory for analysis. To perform this test, a patient is asked to fast for about 10 hours (overnight) or sometimes to lie quietly and relax for about 20 to 30 minutes before this test.

Use of Erythropoietin

Erythropoietin is commonly used in people who are suffering from anemia related to kidney dysfunction. Abnormal functioning of kidneys leads to low levels of erythropoietin production, which in turn can lead to low production of red blood cells.

In case of anemia related to kidney disease, erythropoietin can be replaced with an injection of synthetic erythropoietin. Erythropoietin can also be used in anemia caused by chemotherapy, anemia associated with cancer and anemia caused by the dysfunctional bone marrow.

What is Ayurveda?

Ayurveda refers to an ancient healthcare system that works by balancing all the three doshas of our body. These three doshas are considered as the basic energies of the body. There are five elements- air, space, fire, water and earth in Ayurveda and each of the three doshas contains two elements. The Vata dosha is comprised of air and space, pitta dosha is comprised of fire and water and the Kapha dosha is comprised of water and earth.

Are natural supplements good for the health?

Healthy diet is important for a healthy body. Natural supplements support healthy diet. They are good for the overall health of the body.

Are there any natural supplements for healthy blood?

Yes, there are so many natural supplements available for healthy blood in the market. Planet Ayurveda is one of them, which offers good quality natural supplements for healthy blood that are prepared by using natural ingredients and are free from side effects. All the products of planet Ayurveda are free from chemicals, additives and preservatives. Hence, these are safe to use.

Planet Ayurveda's Natural Supplements for Healthy Blood

1. Punarnava Mandur

The Punarnava Mandur tablets of Planet Ayurveda are prepared by using various ingredients. These ingredients include: Punarnava (Boerhavia diffusa), Shunti (Zingiber officinale), Pippali (Long pepper) (Piper longum), Devdaru (Cedrus deodara), Haridra (Curcuma longa), Maricha (Piper nigrum), Daruharidra (Berberis aristata), Pippali mool (Long pepper Root), Chitrak mool (Plumbago zeylanica) and Pushkara mool (Inula racemosa).

Pack size: Each bottle contains 120 tablets in it.

Dosage: 2 tablets, two times a day, after meals, with plain water.

2. Wheat grass powder

Wheatgrass powder of Planet Ayurveda contains pure Wheatgrass (Triticum aestivum) in it.

Pack size: Each bottle contains 100 g of powder in it.

Dosage: Mix 1 teaspoonful of powder, 2-3 times a day, in plain water or juice, stir well and drink instantly.

3. Amalaki Rasayan

Amalaki rasayan capsules of Planet Ayurveda are prepared by using extract of fresh Amla (Emblica officinalis). Amla is the richest and the natural source of vitamin C. These capsules are good for the overall health of the body.

Pack size: Each bottle contains 60 tablets in it.

Dosage: 1 capsule two times a day, with plain water, after meals.

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