Indian Gooseberry otherwise known as Amla, has been used in Ayurvedic herbal preparations, an ancient natural form of medicine that has been in practice for over 5,000 years. This berry is an antioxidant powerhouse rich in vitamin-c, vitamin-b, calcium, iron, and beta carotene. * Research shows amla berries help enhance food digestion, balance hormones, fortify the liver, nourish the brain and mental functioning, and reduce inflammation. It also improves skin quality, promotes healthier hair, and enhances muscle tone. This berry is almost too good to be true and modern medicine is just starting to fully understand how nutrient-dense and powerful this berry is. * Studies are predicting this to be the next go-to superfood, the one that replaces the much-beloved acai or goji berry. Be ahead of the curve and get familiar with this berry, it’s here to stay and we have all the information you’ll need plus some pretty delicious recipes for you to start getting this superfood into your diet.
AMLA BERRIES ARE AN ANTIOXIDANT POWERHOUSE
Amla berries are found in deciduous forests throughout India and belong to a rare family of super berries. Its popularity is growing in Western cultures because of its status as a whole food antioxidant.*
Amla berries have:
2x more antioxidant power than ground turmeric*
2.5 times more the antioxidant power of acai*
13 times more antioxidants than blackberries*
50 times more the antioxidant power of blueberries*
60 times the antioxidants of pomegranate seeds*
75 times the antioxidant power of goji berries*
SKIN-BOOSTING BENEFITS OF AMLA BERRY
- Anti-Aging Properties:
Antioxidants are beneficial to our health in so many ways they even help our bodies fight against aging and signs of aging like wrinkles and fine lines.* The vitamins and antioxidants in amla berry encourage collagen production which in turn helps our skin stay radiant, smooth, and supple.*
- Heals Acne:
Amla berry’s powerful antioxidant properties that fight against free radicals also encourage our skin to stay blemish-free.* Free radicals cause damage to our skin elasticity, collagen production, and encourage the aging process. Our bodies are better prepared to fight aging and acne when they have the essential nutrients and antioxidants needed to keep these free radicals at bay.
- Encourages an Even Skin Tone and Treats Skin Pigmentation*
You have probably heard the benefits of incorporating vitamin-C into your skincare routine to achieve glowing and radiant skin.* Amla berry contains more vitamin-C than oranges and unlike vitamin-C found in oranges, gooseberry vitamin C is bonded with other components that protect it from being destroyed by heat or light.* Vitamin-C brightens complexion, fades hyperpigmentation, and protects your skin against the damaging effects of pollution. *
WHAT ARE ANTIOXIDANTS?
We’re glad you asked! Antioxidants are essential to our bodies and health for their role in fighting against free radicals. They act as a natural defense to common things we come into contact with every day like exposure to sunlight, exercising, oxygen, and exposure to pollution. Free radicals consist of toxic chemicals that because of their chemical instability, can be very harmful to our bodies. They, in moderation, are normal and necessary to our body's repairing process.* It’s when we’re exposed to high amounts of free radicals that do the most damage and our bodies are unable to fight against them.* Cellular damage otherwise known as oxidative stress is just one of the many side effects of exposure to high amounts of free radicals.* Signs of fatigue, memory loss, joint pain, and headaches are some of the side effects of cellular damage. By supplementing our diets with tons of antioxidant-rich foods like amla berries, avocados, spinach, and nuts our bodies can effectively fight against any toxicity we are exposed to.
HOW YOU CAN START GETTING AMLA BERRY INTO YOUR DIET
This berry is relatively sour and not the most enjoyable fruit to snack on like its cousins the strawberry or raspberry. Opting for powders is the best, and most delicious way to start incorporating some of amla berry's amazing benefits.
All three of our plant-based collagen drink powder blends are formulated with alma berry plus other nourishing skin and health-boosting ingredients like hyaluronic acid, coconut, bamboo extract, and tremella mushroom extract. Our creamy, research-backed blends are intended to give you a caffeine-free boost all while promoting skin hydration and collagen synthesis.*
Here at Copina Co. we believe true beauty starts from within, by showing yourself some love and being confident in who you are. Our plant-based collagen drink powders are here for you to feed yourself with the best ingredients known to make our bodies feel good. All three of our blends the Matcha, Original, and Cacao Calm are nut milk, water, smoothie, and baked-good friendly.
Below, are some of our favorite ways to eat some of our favorite skincare ingredients, like amla berry. Their easy, quick, and not to mention totally delicious.
OUR FAVORITE RECIPES USING AMLA BERRY