Amla extract helps protect the skin from the damaging effects of free radicals and heavy metal‐induced oxidative stress.
Several animal studies have shown that Amla can help prevent a toxic build-up of heavy metals caused by frequent exposure to metals like aluminium, lead and nickel. When vitamin C alone was used, equivalent to that found in Amla fruit only partial protection from heavy metals was provided.
A standardized extract of Phyllanthus emblica was found to have a long lasting and broad spectrum antioxidant activity. The product has no pro‐oxidation activity induced by iron and/or copper because of its iron and copper chelating ability. These play a significant role in the use of Amla extract in anti-aging formulations.
Amla has even been proven to almost completely prevent DNA and cell damage from arsenic poisoning.
In laboratory tests done on animals it was also shown to prevent cellular damage resulting from lead, aluminum, nickel, cadmium, and chromium toxicity.