The vitamin C in this Acerola Cherry Powder comes from whole-food acerola cherry extract. Acerola is a tart cherry native to South America, southern Mexico, and Central America, but is now also being grown as far north as Texas and in other subtropical areas such as India.
Acerola cherries are known to be low in calories, while being exceptionally rich in vitamin C. In fact, each single acerola cherry has 65 times more vitamin C than an orange. Eating as few as 2-3 cherries is sufficient to fulfill daily vitamin C requirements. Acerola cherries are also high in B vitamins, carotenoids and bioflavonoids, and alkalizing minerals, specifically magnesium, potassium, iron, zinc and calcium. Most importantly, all the vitamin C in acerola cherries is richly complex with all the necessary cofactors to produce functional vitamin activity in our body without any unpleasant side effects. Truly Natural Vitamin C does not produce any nutrient imbalances in our body. It is easily absorbable, does not produce yellow urine, and is naturally buffered with alkalinizing minerals present in the micronutrient-rich acerola food matrix.
Why Take Vitamin C?
Most animals have the ability to synthesize all the vitamin C they need within their bodies. Humans, on the other hand, lack the ability to produce one of the four enzymes necessary for synthesis of vitamin C from glucose. As a result, we must obtain all necessary vitamin C from our diet. Being a water-soluble vitamin, vitamin C is not stored in significant quantities in our bodies, making adequate dietary intake on a daily basis crucial.
Vitamin C is helpful for many functions in the body including supporting healthy immune function, lessening the duration and symptoms of the common cold, neutralizing the effects of nitrites (a preservative that may increase the risk of certain cancers), helping with the absorption of iron, repairing and regenerating tissues, helping protect against a variety of cancers, etc.
Why Superfood Babies loves this product!
Most vitamin C supplements on the market contain ascorbic acid. However, ascorbic acid is an isolated compound produced in laboratories (sometimes from GMO corn sugar) and is only an individual molecular compound. Since vitamin activity in the body requires the entire vitamin complex (including all cofactors and components), when we consume just ascorbic acid, the body draws on its own reserves to add the missing cofactors and reproduce the whole vitamin C complex. Calling ascorbic acid vitamin C is like calling the skin of the orange the whole orange. Ascorbic acid can be thought of as simply the antioxidant skin of the vitamin C complex, the part of vitamin C that protects the functional parts of the complex from oxidation. Since this product contains the whole complex, it is good for long term use and higher doses. It won't deplete the body of other nutrients since it doesn't need to draw on the body's reserves to add the missing cofactors. It also doesn't lead to some of the unwanted symptoms other vitamin C products can cause such as diarrhea, stomach pain, and kidney stones.
In addition, vitamin C is more easily destroyed by heat, light, and oxygen than any of the other vitamins. A sliced cantaloupe left uncovered in the refrigerator, for example, loses 35% of its vitamin C content in less than 24 hours. Foods that contain vitamin C should be consumed as soon as possible after slicing or peeling so as to get as much benefit from these foods as possible. Much care is taken with this Acerola Cherry Powder to ensure both overall quality and potency of the end product:
- Dried at low temperatures to ensure an enzymatically active, vitamin C-rich product.
- EcoFresh Nutrient Lock. The dark glass with unique metal lid and oxygen absorber protects 100% of nutrients (creates a vacuum). Glass is recycled/recyclable, does not outgas, and is non-toxic to melt down.
How to Consume:
Mix Acerola Cherry Powder – Pure vitamin C with water, fresh juices, smoothies, milk, or any other food/beverage that is cold.