How to Keep Defenses Up: Amla Most Powerful Natural Antioxidant
Now more than ever, it’s so important to keep your defenses up. With the ongoing battle against emerging infectious diseases, you must have a protective approach that is effective in keeping your immune system at an optimal level.
Amla, also known as Indian gooseberries, was originally an Indian native plant. Being a nutrient-rich medicinal plant it is widely used as an Ayurvedic medicine to prevent diseases and treat a variety of health conditions.
While there are many antioxidants, Amla has the most ORAC (antioxidant value) making it extremely powerful. That is why Amla is known as the “king” of antioxidants. In an article written by Cyrus Khambatta, Ph.D., he said that a whole Indian gooseberry "contains 75 times the antioxidant power of goji berries, 60 times the antioxidant power of pomegranate, 50 times the antioxidant power of raw blueberries, 13 times the antioxidant power of black raspberries, 2.5 times the antioxidant power of acai berries, and 2 times the power of ground turmeric.”
So why is Amla beneficial for our immunity?
Amla is considered to be an immunomodulator, according to scientific studies. It acts as both an immunosuppressant and an immunostimulant to keep the immune system in balance. As an immunosuppressant, it’s beneficial in treating autoimmune diseases. While its immunostimulant properties help people with chronic diseases and cancer. It also has protective effects against infections as it enhances natural killer (NK) cell activity and minimizes inflammation. This boosts immunity and improves antibody response.
What else can Amla berries do?
Since Amla has the richest concentration of natural Vitamin C, it’s effective in promoting respiratory health and may reduce the severity and duration of illness. It also reduces the build-up of bad cholesterol and lowers blood sugar. Amla is considered to be a potent natural rejuvenator and is useful for stalling the degenerative and biological aging process, promoting longevity, improving eye health, revitalizing the body, and more.
How Can You incorporate Amla into your daily routine?
As we always say, developing GOOD HABITS is the key to any healthy lifestyle. Taking Amla doesn’t just have to be by eating the fruit itself! It can come in many forms—Amla fruit, powder, juice, and even oil. Nature's Extract Nutraceutical has an immune-boosting supplement called AmZinc Defense. It's a unique and powerful product made from the synergy of Amla and Zinc, plus other immune-boosting ingredients such as Holy Basil Extract, Aged Garlic Extract, and Selenium. Doesn’t that sound exciting?
Take proactive steps in keeping your defenses up with the help of the world’s most powerful natural antioxidant. Get on The Good Habit today.
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