The Wild Goose Hunt is Over – Amla Fruit
The Amla berry tree grows natively in India and parts of Asia. The small fibrous green fruits flaunt whole-food antioxidant vitamins C and E. Traditionally, Ayurvedic medicine uses the sour fruit as a restorative health tonic. Illusive fresh Indian gooseberries challenge exotic fruit hunters any time of the year. However, tracking organic amla supplements and powder is easy.
Organic Amla Berry (Emblica Officinalis) tannins and other medicinal components make it a go-to for traditional remedies. Happily, most of the beneficial value is retained even in the dry form. For this reason, you will often notice it is combined with other formulas in the Vitamin C section of the Supplement Department. However, you can still get it sold individually to suit your best delivery method.
For example, Emerald Doctor Formulated Amla Fruit contains 40% heart-healthy tannins and comes in handy vegetable caps. One daily serving provides 500 mg of clean organic amla fruit powder wrapped in compact, easy-to-swallow form. Indian Gooseberry is a natural source of whole food vitamin C.
Reportedly, the berries help support immune health, respiratory tract health, and of course, as an antioxidant, it reduces free-radical damage. Typical of Doctor Formulated products, this additive-free choice features:
- guaranteed potency
- no magnesium stearate
For those who wish to scoop it out for recipes, sustainably grown and harvested powdered form is an equally good option. Daily healing tonics treasure Organic Traditions Amla Berry Powder, accomplishing gentle cleansing effects, painlessly.
Sporting the USDA Organic seal, gooseberry is the only ingredient in the bag, and it’s clean pristine.
To be sure, each teaspoon added to water, smoothies, or other concoctions will see to it that vitamin C and fiber will help clean up free radicals and other nonsense worth mopping up. All manner of recipes are available such as the ever yummy Amla Colada. Summertime is perfect for this pineapple and coconut-water treat embracing the tart, fruity powder flavor.
Modern science recognizes the benefits of Emblica Officinalis, too. A recent study noted that it improved lipids.
This study included 98 adults with abnormally high lipid levels who took a placebo or 500 mg of amla twice per day. After 12 weeks, for those taking amla, major lipids including triglycerides, total cholesterol, and low- and very-low-density lipoproteins (LDL and VLDL) were significantly lower compared to placebo.
LDL cholesterol raises chances for—and HDL cholesterol protects against—heart and circulatory events. Doctors used an index score to compare proteins linked to LDL cholesterol (Apolipoprotein B) with proteins linked to HDL (Apo A1), and saw a decrease of 39 percent, suggesting lower chances for an adverse heart or circulatory event. Among a small number of participants who were pre-diabetic or diabetic, fasting blood sugar levels trended lower.
In an important finding, levels of CoQ10 remained stable, suggesting amla may be a superior cholesterol treatment to statin drugs, which deplete CoQ10.
Reference: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine; 2019, Vol. 19, No. 1, 27
It sort of gives you goosebumps just thinking about the many benefits of Amla gooseberries, doesn’t it?
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