What is Triphala?
Recently, the buzz surrounding this supplement has picked up quite a bit. Despite a similar sounding name, triphala does not come from Truffula Trees. :)
Instead triphala or triphala fruit is an ayurvedic herbal formula that contains the following three (tri-phala) fruits.
1) Amla or Amalaki - This fruit is commonly known as Indian Gooseberry and comes from the deciduous tree, Phyllanthus emblica. A good source of antioxidants, it has been studied for potential benefits for the health of bones, the pancreas, cholesterol levels and more.
2) Behada - In Southeast Asia, you can find the Terminalia bellirica tree. "Bibhitaki" is how the fruit form of this tree is known in traditional Indian Ayurvedic medicine, where it has been traditionally used for healthy plasma, muscle and bones.
3) Harada - The small nutlike fruit on the Terminalia chebula tree is used for its beneficial effects for just about everything: Ayurvedic and Tibetan traditions regard it as a universal panacea.
Triphala is commonly known for its digestive benefits, particularly its ability to help cleanse the body. The customer reviews on our site tout the product's ability to help you "stay regular."
Triphala for Weight Loss
Recently, doctors on TV shows have featured Triphala in segments about weight loss. A healthy digestive system and elimination processes can be two important parts of a healthy weight loss plan.
Anytime you are looking to lose weight, we always recommend you start with a healthy diet and exercise. If you are looking for a weight loss supplement to help you out, talk to your doctor to see what might be a good fit for you.
How Much Triphala Should I Take?
Dosage is a common question for someone looking to try a triphala supplement. If you're taking a standardized extract, one 250 mg capsule per day is sufficient. If you are taking the Swanson Premium product, the recommended dosage is 1,000 mg (two 500 mg caps), 2-3 times per day.
One of the best features of triphala is that it is safe for everyday use.
Customer reviews for Triphala on the Swanson website are quite positive. There are currently 14 triphala products on our site and all of them maintain at least a 3/5 rating. Many of these products have the full 5/5 rating, too!
The reviews reveal things like:
"Triphala definitely helps my digestion system. The most important thing is that it takes time. Not a quick fix. Noticed improvement after about two weeks of daily usage." - LC369
"It works, and I would recommend it to anyone who needs to be relieved without waiting too long." - Dilnaz
"I'll continue to use as it does whats suppose to do for a healthy digestion & elimination." - mcdm
Where to Buy Triphala?
Triphala supplements are available in our catalog (sign up here) as well as online right here at SwansonVitamins.com. Swanson is proud to offer two different high-quality triphala products under its own branded label. We offer both a full herb triphala product (500 mg per pill) as well as a standardized triphala formula that includes 250 mg of 40% tannin triphala extract in each capsule.
In addition to the Swanson branded products, we carry some National brands such as Himalaya Herbal Healthcare, Gaia Herbs, Nature's Way, NOW Foods, Organic India and Planetary Herbals, who happen to sell a triphala powder.
This post was written by Anthony D. Nelson, who would like to thank you for reading his entire post (and looks forward to your feedback in the comments section below).
Have you tried Triphala already? Share your experiences with us and your fellow Swanson fans!