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AMLA (EMBLICA OFFICINALIS) FRUIT EXTRACT

TOP BENEFITS OF AMLA FRUIT

    • Promotes healthy vision
    • Enhances brain health
    • Encourages healthy aging
    • Maintains cardiovascular health
    • Improves metabolic health
    • Support healthy skin

WHAT IS AMLA FRUIT?

There are several important fruits used in the traditional healing systems of South and Southeast Asia, including amla (derived from Phyllanthus emblica L. or Emblica officinalis Gaertn. ).

 

In both Hinduism and Buddhism this fruit was revered as the "fruit of heaven," hence the name Amla. The Ayurveda herb Amla is classified as a rasayana, or rejuvenator (which encourages a healthy aging process) and is a tonic for eye and mental health, contributing to our ability to see, perceive, and analyze what we see.

 

There are a number of poly-ingredient herbal combinations that include amla as one of its essential ingredients, such as Triphala ("three fruits"), which also includes two other types of myrobalan fruits.

 

Due to its antioxidant and immunomodulatory properties, the fruit of the plant is the most widely consumed part.

 

The fruit contains tannins, alkaloids, polyphenols, minerals, and vitamins, including high levels of vitamin C. The high tannin content makes the fruit sour and astringent. In Ayurveda, amla is the primary eye tonic. As a traditional remedy, it was believed to preserve eye sight and relieve complaints related to eye strain and fatigue [1–3].


AMLA FRUIT KEY MECHANISMS

Vision Support*

 

  • Supports maintenance of lens health and function [12–14]
  • Supports maintenance of healthy retinal function [15]
  • Supports retinal and lens antioxidant defenses [12,15]
  • Supports retinal mitochondrial function [15]

 

Brain function*

 

  • Supports neuroprotective functions [16–22]
  • Supports cholinergic neurotransmission [19,21]
  • Supports brain mitochondrial function [23]

 

Healthy aging and longevity*

 

  • Supports antioxidant defenses [22–24]
  • Counters ROS production and oxidative stress [22–25]
  • Supports free radical scavenging [25,26]
  • Supports maintenance of cardiovascular health [4,5,7,8,24,25]
  • Supports metabolic health [26]
  • Supports antioxidant defenses [4,5,27]
  • Promotes healthy cellular stress responses [28]
  • Supports DNA repair [29]
  • Supports telomerase activity and telomere length [30]

 

Skin

 

  • Supports healthy skin structure [11]
  • Supports dermal skin cell (fibroblast) proliferation [31]
  • Supports dermal extracellular matrix (ECM) structure (collagen, hyaluronic acid) [31–35]
  • Supports skin antioxidant defenses [32,35,36]
  • Supports skin defenses against environmental stress [33,35]

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