What is AMLA?
AMLA is a magical wonder fruit known as the “Indian gooseberry.” Amla is the single most-mentioned fruit in Ayurveda, an ancient traditional system of medicine indigenous to India for the last 5,000 years. In Sanskrit, Amla refers to “Fruit of heaven or nectar fruit.”
But Why is AMLA important to us?
AMLA is the highest antioxidant food in the world. It trumps all fruits, vegetables, teas, and other foods. What is the Indian gooseberry antioxidant content in comparison to other superfoods? The antioxidant value of Indian Gooseberry (Amla Berries), Dried described in ORAC units is: 261,500 μ mol TE/100g. To put it in perspective, it’s 75x higher than goji berries, 50x higher than raw blueberries, and 2.5x higher than acai fruit. This is data directly from The Department of Nutrition, Institute of Basic Medical Sciences at the University of Oslo, Norway. They performed a HUGE research study looking at the antioxidant properties of different dietary items such as traditional medicine plants, herbs, spices, and supplements. They procured samples from countries worldwide and assayed the samples for their total antioxidant content. They found that amongst fruit, vegetables, teas and foods, NOTHING had a higher antioxidant concentration than AMLA.