Roots in Tradition : Amla is an extract of the plant Emblica Officinalis. It is a traditional part of Ayurvedic medicine, where it is used for applications as varied as infections, ulcers, cardiovascular disease, diabetic control and respiratory infections. It is also thought to have antiviral, antiinflammatory, anti-tumor, and astringent properties. For a Healthy Heart Studies with Amla have found that it is able to reduce levels of LDL (“bad”) cholesterol while raising HDL (“good”) cholesterol. Amla’s extracts are strong antioxidants and help prevent lipid peroxidation, which is a key step in arterial hardening and cardiovascular disease. It has also been found to help regulate blood sugar levels and to enhance the immune system, which may help with fighting infections. Furthermore, its antacid qualities may help with gastritis, and it has been found to boost protein absorption. Supported by Science Amla is a traditional medicine whose effects are being supported by scientific studies. Its extracts are potent antioxidants with a wide range of effects on health. AOR’s Amla provides an effective dose of these extracts for full delivery of their benefits.