The Ultimate Superfruit
AMLAAC™ is a natural, water-extracted Self-affirmed GRAS ingredient from the fruit of the Indian gooseberry, also known as Amla. The tart berry has a long history of both medicinal and culinary uses in Indian and Chinese medicine. The striped, yellow-green fruit, which grows on fine-needled branches, is known in Ayurvedic medicine for possessing antiviral, antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties. Recent research in humans indicates that the fruit may play a role in maintaining healthy lipids and supporting healthy blood sugar metabolism due to the significant levels of gallotannins, ellagitannins and polyphenols.* The ingredient has been shown to support healthy aging, maintain normal blood glucose metabolism, promote normal cardiovascular function , supports immune health and enhance overall wellness.*
Tradition, taste and superfruit science
Amla extract serves as a natural and highly effective antioxidant as it contains extremely high levels of ascorbic acid, ranging from 1,000 – 1,700 mg/100g of fruit. As such, this extract may play a role in decreasing oxidative stress, with 30 times more polyphenol than red wine, 10 times more vitamin C than lemon juice, 160 times more vitamin C than apples and more antioxidant activity than blueberries.
Bioactives American’s AMLAAC is an amla extract produced using a proprietary water-extraction process that is designed to prevent oxidation and maintain an off-white color with quick processing technology. It is water-soluble, has a pleasant taste and can be used in both food and dietary supplements.
Gallotannins (HPLC) >18%w/w
Ellagitannins (HPLC) >1% w/w
Antioxidant Value (ORAC5.0): 7,336 µmole TE/gram
Vitamin C: 8.6 %
Cellular antioxidaint assay 1990.07 µmole QE/gram
Sources: Akhtar MS, Ramzan A, Ahmad M. Effect of Amla fruit (Emblica officinalis Gaertn.) on blood glucose and lipid profile of normal subjects and type 2 diabetic patients. Int J Food Sci Nutr. 2011 Sep;62(6):609-16. Chen TS, Liou SY, Chang YP. Supplementation of Emblica officinalis (Amla) extract reduces oxidative stress in uremic patients. Am J Chin Med. 2009;37(1):19-25.