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The extract form of Acerola C is different from the whole berry itself. The extract form contains only organic substances and all the necessary minerals, antioxidants, polyphenols; trace minerals, and other vitamins that are found in the berry including vitamin A & E. All the inorganic compounds are then removed. Whereas the whole berry which is already ripe contains much lower content of nutrients and all inorganic substances are still intact. Extract are done using aqueous method, and not alcohol.
Uses of Acerola C
Natural healers use Acerola C extract to treat common cases of cough, cold, diarrhea and sore throat. Less common ailments such as tuberculosis, anemia and diabetes also was treated with Acerola C extract.
To date, some preliminary findings from laboratory research and animal-based studies indicate that Acerola C may have some beneficial effects on the following;
According to a 2006 study from Bioscience, Biotechnology, and Biochemistry, Acerola C may help reduce blood sugar levels. In tests on mice, scientists demonstrated that antioxidants extracted from Acerola C help suppress transport of blood sugar throughout the intestines.
In a laboratory study published in Plant Foods for Human Nutrition in 2011, researchers found that Acerola C extract may fight oxidative stress (an aging-related process linked to a number of major diseases).
Use in Cancer Treatment
According to researchers, Acerola C extract is used to prevent the onset of many age-related diseases. It exhibits many cytotoxic effects, leading some to believe it is useful in treating cancer. However, Acerola C extract’s benefits are not considered a replacement for prescription cancer treatments.
Acerola C extract acts as a free radical scavenger for the skin, as it contains mineral salts, which help return minerals to stressed areas of skin. Its mucilage and protein content also provide hydration to the skin.
The Acerola C Factor
Vitamin C is an essential dietary nutrient, playing a role in immune system health. It is also important in the synthesis of collagen, a structural component of bone, skin and blood vessels as well as the synthesis of brain chemicals involved in mood regulation.
Vitamin A is another important nutrient found in Acerola C, yielding as much as a bundle of full-sized carrots. Vitamin A plays a role in visual health, normal growth and ongoing development, red blood cell production and it protects the immune system.
Additional micronutrients found to a lesser degree in Acerola C include several B-vitamins, calcium, iron, potassium and magnesium. Each of which is necessary in a normal diet. Protein, fiber and fatty acids, important macronutrients of the diet, are also in the fruit.
Acerola C Berry is one of nature’s most potent and natural forms of vitamin C. These berries are hand plucked when it is green where high nutrients can be obtained before turning into yellow and then red. Once the fruit is harvested from the plant it must be used or converted into its supplemental form quickly because deterioration is rapid. Within three to five days the picked fruit ferments and becomes unsavory, develops mold and loses its healthful properties.
- Net Weight: 1 x 36.00 gm
- Gross Weight: 240.00 gm
- Package Type: Box
- Harvess SKU: NMP00048
- Product Barcode: 9555730900034
- Made In/Product Of: Brazil
- What is the difference between Acerola C Extract and the whole berry?
Acerola C extract contains the entire organic compound at its highest form before the berry is turned into yellow. At this time, extraction of all nutrients is intact in the fruit. The whole berry contains organic and inorganic substances which is difficult to ensure all important nutrients are available.
- Can I take Acerola C on an empty stomach?
Acerola C extract is mildly acidic and therefore it is safe for you to take on an empty stomach. If it causes you inconvenience you may take it after food.
- How many Acerola C can I take per day?
You may follow the instructions on the label, but if you would like to take more due to certain reasons, you may do so. There are no side effects even if you exceed the instruction given, as vitamin C is a water soluble vitamin and it doesn’t stay in your body for long.
- I am currently taking my doctor’s medication on cough, cold and flu; can I take Acerola C at this point?
Yes, you may continue to take Acerola C as it will not interfere with your doctor’s given medication. However, if you have any doubts or if advised by your doctor to refrain from taking any supplements, then kindly follow your doctor’s advice.