Emblica Officianlis, better known as amla, amalaki, or Indian gooseberry, is one of the most powerful berries in the world, and one of the richest natural sources of vitamin C. We have two different extracts, this one is standardized to contain a higher dose of C. It is recommended to combine a whole powder with an extract to get the best of both types of extracts. There have been a plethora of studies and research conducted to verify the almost miraculous medicinal potency of amla berry extract. To start off the very long list of attributes of this wonder berry, amla is known to possess good anti-inflammatory effects. Science has verified the link between chronic inflammation and heart disease, as well as a plethora of other conditions. Amla has emerged as one of the best substances you can take to protect your heart and entire vascular system. Over and over the research has substantiated its power, with studies showing the ability to help lower c-reactive protein levels, improve the health of the delicate inner lining of capillaries, veins, and arteries called endothelial lining, improve lipid profiles, decrease and improve levels of oxidative stress, and helps to decrease the formation of blood clots. (1) Amla helps to stabilize the cholesterol within our arteries, and prevents it from morphing to the more dangerous form associated with vascular incidents and degeneration. Pomegranate, astaxanthin, ecklonia cava, and others will help with that cause as well. Emerging research has shown the incredible importance of preventing this foam cell forming, oxidizing process from occurring. Amla contributes in a significantly positive manner to heart disease, cancer, and diabetes, sometimes referred to as the big three. When it comes to diabetes, studies show that amla can have a positive effect on blood glucose levels, while conferring tremendous protection towards some of the vascular degeneration that comes with diabetes. Examples of this include the collection of sorbitol in the eyes and degeneration of vision, cardiac complications and heart disease, diabetic neuropathies, and protein wasting. Research also shows a vast improvement with many of the markers associated with metabolic syndrome such as blood glucose, c-reactive protein, (very important marker for many conditions) LDL cholesterol and triglycerides, blood pressure, and much more. (2)
This potent berry also shows strong anti-cancer effects. The phytochemicals have an anti-neoplastic-like effect that kills several times of cancer cells while helping fortify and strengthen the entire system. (3) Some of the other benefits of amla include wound healing, alterative (favorably alters an ailment), liver healing stomachic/gastro-protective, anti-osteoperotic, colitis, analgesic, detoxifying, anti-diarrheal, anti-tussive, anti-atherogenic, neuroprotective, nephroprotective (kidneys), antioxidant, digestive enhancer, anti-microbial, and immune balancing. It’s somewhat amazing how much this berry can accomplish within the body. (4,5,6) Amla enhances other the absorption of nutrients when taken right before or during meals. Supplements usually work best when taking both a standardized extract along with a whole powdered form, and that’s highly suggested with amla.
Suggested use: 500mgs 2-3 times per day on both an empty stomach and with food.