The vitamin C in Truly Natural Acerola Berry Blend Vitamin C Powder is sourced from whole-food acerola cherry extract, Camu camu berries, and Amla berries. Acerola cherries are known to be 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 Acerola Berry Blend Vitamin C Powder 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. Food sources of the entire vitamin C complex are the only way to get nutrition as nature intended.
Camu camu berries are considered to be one of the most nutrient-dense botanical sources of vitamin C in the world which can benefit overall health and wellness, as well as energy. It also contains beta-carotene, iron, and amino acids.
Amla fruit is also known as Indian gooseberry or amalaki. It is native to India and could be considered one of the most medicinal plants used in Ayurvedic medicine. It is very rich in vitamin C (30% more than oranges), and contains many minerals, tannins, polyphenols, flavonoids, as well as phytochemicals, calcium, phosphorus, iron, carotene, and vitamin B complex.
According to a 2010 study researching the total antioxidant content of over 3100 foods worldwide, the Amla berry turned out to be the leader by far with 262 mmol/100g which is 200 times the antioxidant content of blueberries! Antioxidants are linked to the elimination of free radicals associated with aging.
The list of uses in Ayurvedic medicine is long and includes anti-inflammatory effects on joints, fever reduction, heart strengthening, control of blood sugar, treatment of urinary tract infections, improving eyesight, strengthening bones, teeth, and nails, relieving constipation, treating insomnia, improving fertility, and detoxifying and supporting liver and lymphatic health.
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 our berry powders to ensure both overall quality and potency of the end product:
- Dried at low temperatures to ensure an enzymatically active, vitamin C-rich product.
- 100% food-based vitamin C complex: whole fruit and whole fruit extract. No chemical solvents!
- The dark glass container 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.
- Certified vegan, gluten-free, and kosher
Suggested Use: Mix Truly Natural Acerola Berry Blend Vitamin C Powder with water, fresh juices, smoothies, Vegan milks, or any other food to significantly boost their bioavailable vitamin C content.