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Amla supplement capsules being poured onto a wooden table with amla fruit in the background

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Amla (Emblica officinalis), also known as Indian gooseberry, is one of the most commonly used ingredients in traditional Ayurvedic medicine. The fruit of amla contains vitamin C, tannins, phenols, and other nutrients that are believed to contribute to its health benefits. Although amla has been promoted for numerous conditions, including diabetes, heart health, digestive health, immunity, kidney and liver function, dementia, Alzheimer's disease, hair growth, age-related macular degeneration, cataract, aging skin, and cancer, many of these uses have not been evaluated in clinical studies. Among the uses that have been evaluated in humans, most of the studies have been small and preliminary. Larger, longer-term studies are needed to confirm the benefits of amla in people.

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Adam23544
October 15, 2021

My preference is to go with whole fruit rather than extracts. Our Patel's grocery sells fresh frozen amla fruit -- pitted and sliced -- at about 320 g for $2.50.

Eileen23478
October 5, 2021

I have taken Amla for the past year Started in in April 2020. 1 year later my Cho and LDL each came down 30 points. My triglycerides and Hdl have always been good. I take Organic Amla in powdered form from Mountain Rose Herbs. It is inexpensive. I think statins bring these levels lower but I didn't want to take statins

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