Serving Size: 3 Capsules... %DV
Amla extract (4:1 Emblica officinalis, 40% tannins)... 2850 mg... †
† Daily Value not established
What Is It?
Amla is an extract of Emblica officinalis, a fruit that is used in ayurvedic medicine for a multitude of purposes. Its primary ayurvedic function is as a rasayana, or an anti-aging compound. The amla fruit is packed with nutrients such as minerals, amino acids, polyphenols, antioxidants and essential fatty acids. Although amla fruit is also one of the richest natural sources of Vitamin C, amla extracts contain little. However, amla extracts have been shown to have more powerful antioxidant activity than Vitamin C due to their polyphenol content. In fact, the story of amla is the inspiration behind the development of AOR's C + Bioflavonoids.
What Does It Do?
Primary Uses: Indeed, there is a strong correlation between the aging process and lipoprotein dysfunction. Due to their powerful antioxidant activity, amla extracts protect cholesterol against free-radical damage. Clinical trials have also shown it to significantly improve the cholesterol profile, reducing LDL and total cholesterol and raising HDL. It may even help reduce blood sugar, making amla a powerful cardiovascular support.
Secondary Uses: Some research has shown amla to enhance immunity and to function as an antacid in gastritis. Traditionally, it has been used to fight chronic lung problems, upper respiratory infections and other types of infections.
Who Should Take It?
Those searching for powerful antioxidant support from an herb that has widespread health benefits or those looking for natural cholesterol support would benefit from taking amla.
Take 3 capsules daily with/without food, or as directed by a qualified health care practitioner.
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