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Nutrition Basics

Herbs
ACEROLA

Malpighia Glabra / Malpighia Emarginata)


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  • Acerola Description
  • Acerola Uses, Health Benefits & Scientific Evidence
  • Acerola Dosage Information
  • Acerola Safety, Cautions & Interactions
  • Acerola Supplements & Products




  • acerola leaves and fruit


    ACEROLA DESCRIPTION

    RICH SOURCE OF VITAMIN C

    Acerola is of the Malpighia glabra or Malpighia emarginata species in the family Malpighiaceae. Common names include Antilles Cherry, Barbados Cherry, Cereso, West Indian Cherry, Cereza, Cerezo, Escobillo, Health Tree, Huesito, Semeruco, Cerisier, Florida Sweet, Puerto Rican Cherry, Wild Crepemyrtle and Manoa Sweet. Other species include Malpighia biflora, M. fallax, M. lucida, M. neumanniana, M. nitida, M. peruviana, M. punicifolia, M. semeruco, M. undulata, and M. uniflora.

    Acerola is native to South America, Southern Mexico and Central America, but is now also being grown as far north as Texas and in subtropical areas of Asia, like India. Acerola is most often cultivated as an ornamental shrub. It has fleshy red fruit about the size of a cherry. It is one of the richest natural sources of vitamin C, almost as much as Camu Camu. This is very important for our bodies do not have the ability to make vitamin C on their own. For the sake of comparison, 100 grams of ripe Acerola fruit contains 17,000 milligrams of vitamin C, whereas 100 grams of oranges contains only 50 milligrams. This fruit is also high in carotenoids, magnesium, niacin, pantothenic acid, potassium, vitamin B-1 (thiamine), and vitamin B-2 (riboflavin) and bioflavonoids to provide antioxidant protection and help for infections and a host of other ailments. It also contains vitamins A and B-3 (niacin). These nutrients provide important nutritive value and have antioxidant uses. The vitamin C produced by the fruit is better absorbed by humans than synthetic ascorbic acid. Vitamin C is a natural detoxifier, antioxidant (as an antioxidant it helps neutralize harmful free radicals in cells), and antihistamine, but it is also a natural chelating (chemistry) agent that can help protect the body from the negative effects of pollution and exposure to heavy metals. As a specialty Acerola extract is usually added to jams, jellies, and ice cream and especially to fruit juice to enhance the vitamin C content and improve the flavor of some special products.

    Although Acerola are now found growing in most sub-tropical regions of the world, linguistic evidence seems to point to the Yucatan as a point of origin for this fruit. Cultivated in southern Texas, Florida, the Caribbean, and Southeast Asia, the largest plantings are in Brazil. Acerola is a fast growing bushy shrub or small tree with small pink and white flowers. The fruits are round and ovoid with three lobes, and are said to have a pleasant, tart taste. They are bright red when ripe, and come to maturity approximately 25 days after the first buds appear. The fruit of the Acerola is the richest known source of natural vitamin C in the world. They are usually picked when still green, because in this state they have almost twice as much vitamin C as when fully ripened. The fruit must be made into juice quickly as the fruit will begin to ferment and mold in as little as three days after harvesting. If not sold as a juice, the liquid is concentrated and pasteurized, and then spray dried into a powder. The type of Acerola powder that is spray dried and can contain up to 20-percent of an organic maltodextrin carrier that is made from organic manioc root, and is standardized to have not less than 17.5-percent natural vitamin C.

    acerola tree


    ACEROLA HISTORY & CULTIVATION

    This bush coming natural from the Antilles, the reason it is also called the Antilles Cherry, the Acerola was already known by natives of America for many centuries. The great interest in the fruit happened during the 1940's, when scientists from Puerto Rico found out that the fruit was rich in Ascorbic Acid also known as vitamin C. Acerola even became "Classified Information", it was prohibitied from exportation from countries where it was cultivated and industrialized. The scientific discovery sparked the cultivation and commercial use of Acerola.

    Acerola is a large, relatively fast growing, bushy, evergreen shrub or small tree usually 2 to 3 meters (6.6 to 9.8 feet) tall, but sometimes reaches up to 6 meters (15 to 20 feet) in height with spreading branches on a short trunk. The leaves are simple ovate-lanceolate about 2 to 8 centimeters (0.79 to 3.1 inches) wide and are attached to short petioles. They are opposite, ovate to elliptic-lanceolate, and have entire or undulating margins with small hairs, which can irritate skin. Flowers are bisexual and are 1 to 2 centimeters (0.39 to 0.79 inches) in diameter. They have ive pale to deep pink or red fringed petals, ten stamens, and six to ten glands on the calyx. There are three to five flowers per inflorescence, which are sessile or short-peduncled axillary cymes. The fruit is a bright red drupe 1 to 3 centimeters (0.39 to 1.2 inches) in diameter with a mass of 3 to 5 grams (0.11 to 0.18 ounce). Drupes are in pairs or groups of three, and each contains three triangular seeds. The drupes are juicy and very high in vitamin C and other nutrients. They are divided into three obscure lobes and are usually acid to subacid, giving them a sour taste, but may be sweet if grown well.

    acerola


    Acerola has a dark to bright red (rarely yellow-orange) cherry-like fruit that resembles the European cherry. The mature fruits are juicy and soft with a pleasant, tart flavor. Acerola grows in the Caribbean, Northern South America, Central America, India and Mexico. The newest places it can be found is in Southern Texas and California. M. glabra is a tree of the West Indies and northern South America. M. emarginata species is originally from Yucatan, and can be found in Mexico, Central America, the Caribbean, South America as far south as Peru and the south east region in Brazil, and in the southernmost parts of the contiguous United States (southern Florida and the Lower Rio Grande Valley of Texas). Its cousin, M. punicifolia, is present as far north as Florida and Texas. It is cultivated in the tropics and subtropics throughout the world, including the Canary Islands, Ghana, Ethiopia, Madagascar, Zanzibar, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, India, Java, Hawaii, and Australia.

    Acerola can be propagated by seed, cutting and other methods. Acerola prefers dry sandy soil and full sun, and cannot endure temperatures lower than 30°F. Because of its shallow roots, it has very low tolerance to winds. Acerola is a popular bonsai subject because of its small leaf, fruit and fine ramification. It is also grown as an ornamental and for hedges.

    ECOLOGY - INSECTS

    Acerola is a host plant for the caterpillars of the white-patched skipper (Chiomara asychis), Florida duskywing (Ephyriades brunneus), and brown-banded skipper (Timochares ruptifasciatus). Larvae of the acerola weevil (Anthonomus macromalus) feed on the fruits, while adults consume young leaves.

    ACEROLA PLANT CHEMICALS

    Until the plant camu-camu appeared on the scene, Acerola was considered the richest known source of natural vitamin C. Oranges provide 500 to 4,000 parts per million (ppm) of vitamin C, or ascorbic acid, whereas Acerola has been found in tests to provide ascorbic acid in a range of 16,000 to 172,000 ppm. Acerola can contain up to 4.5 percent vitamin C, compared to 0.05 percent in a peeled orange. The vitamin C content of acerola varies depending on ripeness, season, climate, and locality. As the fruit begins to ripen, it loses a great deal of its vitamin content; for this reason, most commercially-produced acerola is harvested while still green.

    Acerola also provides twice as much magnesium, pantothenic acid, and potassium as oranges. It also contains vitamin A (4,300 to 12,500 IU/100 grams, compared to approximately 11,000 IU for raw carrots) and thiamine, riboflavin, and niacin in concentrations comparable to those in other fruits.

    Thus far, 150 other constituents have been identified in acerola. In addition to ascorbic acid and the other vitamins mentioned above, acerola contains 3-methyl-3-butenol, dehydroascorbic acid, calcium, dextrose, diketogulonic acid, fructose, furfural, hexadecanoic acid, iron, limonene, l-malic acid, phosphorus, protein, and sucrose.

    While the nutrient composition depends on the species and environmental conditions, the most common components of Acerola and their average concentrations are as follows:


    ACEROLA NUTRITION
    (Amounts Per 1 Cup / 98 Grams)
    CALORIE INFORMATION
    Amounts Per Selected Serving
    %DV
       Total Calories
    31.4 (131 kj)
    2%
          From Carbohydrate
    27.6 (116 kj)
          From Fat
    2.5 (10.5 kj)
          From Protein
    1.3 (5.4 kj)
    CARBOHYDRATES
    Amounts Per Selected Serving
    %DV
       Total Carbohydrates
    7.5 grams
    3%
          Dietary Fiber
    1.1 grams
    4%
          Starch
    -
          Sugars
    -
          Sucrose
    -
          Glucose
    -
          Fructose
    -
          Lactose
    -
          Maltose
    -
          Galactose
    -
    FATS & FATTY ACIDS
    Amounts Per Selected Serving
    %DV
       Total Fat
    0.3 grams
    0%
          Saturated Fat
    0.1 grams
    0%
          Monounsaturated Fat
    0.1 grams
    0%
          Polyunsaturated Fat
    0.1 grams
    0%
          Total Trans Fatty Acids
    -
          Total Trans-Monoenoic Fatty Acids
    -
          Total Trans-Polyenoic Fatty Acids
    -
          Total Omega-3 Fatty Acids
    43.1 mg
          Total Omega-6 Fatty Acids
    45.1 mg
    PROTEIN & AMINO ACIDS
    Amounts Per Selected Serving
    %DV
       Total Protein
    0.4 grams
    1%
    VITAMINS
    Amounts Per Selected Serving
    %DV
       Vitamin A
    752 IU
    15%
          Retinol
    0.0 mcg
          Retinol Activity Equivalent
    37.2 mcg
       Vitamin C
    1644 mg
    2740%
       Vitamin D
    -
    -
       Vitamin E (Alpha Tocopherol)
    -
    -
       Vitamin K
    -
    -
       Vitamin B-1 (Thiamin)
    0.0 mg
    1%
       Vitamin B-2 (Riboflavin)
    0.1 mg
    3%
       Vitamin B-3 (Niacin)
    0.4 mg
    2%
       Vitamin B-6
    0.0 mg
    0%
       Folate
    13.7 mcg
    3%
       Vitamin B-12
    0.0 mg
    0%
       Pantothenica Acid
    0.3 mg
    3%
    MINERALS
    Amounts Per Selected Serving
    %DV
       Calcium
    11.8 mg
    1%
       Iron
    0.2 mg
    1%
       Magnesium
    17.6 mg
    4%
       Phosphorus
    10.8 mg
    1%
       Potassium
    143 mg
    4%
       Sodium
    6.9 mg
    0%
       Zinc
    0.1 mg
    1%
       Manganese
    -
    -
       Selenium
    0.6 mcg
    1%
       Fluoride
    -
    STEROLS
    Amounts Per Selected Serving
    %DV
       Cholesterol
    0.0 mg
    0%
       Phytosterols
    -
    OTHER
    Amounts Per Selected Serving
    %DV
       Water
    89.5 g
    STEROLS
    Amounts Per Selected Serving
    %DV
       Ash
    0.2 g

    FOOTNOTES FOR ACEROLA

    Source: Nutrient data for this listing was provided by USDA SR-21. Each "~" indicates a missing or incomplete value.

    Percent Daily Values (%DV) are for adults or children aged 4 or older, and are based on a 2,000 calorie reference diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower based on your individual needs.





    acerola cherries


    ACEROLA USES, HEALTH BENEFITS & SCIENTIFIC EVIDENCE

    ANTIOXIDANT FREE RADICAL FIGHTER

    In 1999, the Journal of the American Medical Association and the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition reported studies that showed the cells cannot absorb more vitamin C than the amount provided by taking 200 milligrams of vitamin C two or three times a day. This would seem to imply that high-potency sources of vitamin C such as Acerola provide ascorbic acid that is wasted by the body in fighting infection or treating degenerative disease. However, the vitamin C in Acerola treats condition by acting outside the cells rather than inside them. It prevents the shedding of viruses to general circulation or provides a high concentration of antioxidants needed to transport nexessary nutrients into the cell. Therfore, the high dosages of vitamin C delivered by Acerola are useful for many conditions.

    TRIBAL & HERBAL MEDICINE USES

    Acerola juice is as common and popular in Brazil as orange juice is in North America. As a natural remedy in Brazil, a handful of fresh fruit is eaten for fever and dysentery. It is also used there as an anti-inflammatory, astringent, stimulant for the liver and renal systems, diuretic, and to support heart function as well as to heal wounds. It is employed as a nutritive aid for anemia, diabetes, high cholesterol levels, liver problems, rheumatism, tuberculosis, and during convalescence.

    In North America, the use of acerola is mostly based on its high content of vitamin C, which has long been thought in conventional and alternative health practices as a powerful antioxidant. The fruit is edible and widely consumed in the species' native area, and is cultivated elsewhere for its high vitamin C content. There are 1677.6 milligrams of vitamin C in 100 grams of fruit. Fruit can be used to make juices and pulps, both very rich in vitamin C and antioxidants and to produce vitamin C concentrate, baby food and juice.

    ACEROLA HEALTH BENEFITS

  • The antioxidant qualities of Acerola are important factors in helping maintain mental function and prevent dementia. It also prevents damaging oxidation in the body and stimulates the immune system, which slows the aging process. Scientific studies are showing promise as to the effectiveness of Acerola as it helps maintain adequate levels of vitamin C in the brain tissue of people with Parkinsonís disease who are also taking vitamin E supplementation.

  • Acerola extracts are used in skin products to help fight cellular aging and wrinkles. The mineral salts in this fruit promotes the rejuvenation of tired and stressed skin, and the mucilage and proteins in Acerola help prevent drying. This extract is also useful in treating fungal skin infections.

  • Taking Vitamin C supplementation can help normalize blood fat levels which can prevent or reverse atherosclerosis.

  • Acerola helps ward off infections and shortens the duration of colds and flu. It is one of three ingredients in a proprietary herbal medicine for allergic rhinitis.

  • Acerola helps replace the vitamin C that may be depleted during treatment with tetracyline antibiotics, corticosteroids such as prednisone, and oral contraceptives.

  • ACEROLA PLANT SUMMARY
    Main Preparation Method
  • Juice
  • Main Actions (In Order)
  • Antioxidant
  • Nutritive
  • Astringent
  • Antifungal
  • Main Uses
  • For its naturall high vitamin C content.
  •    
  • For colds & flu - high vitamin C content.
  • For skin care, anti-aging (antioxidant & vitamin content).
  • As an overall health tonic (tones, balances, strengthens).
  • As a heart tonic (tones, balances, strengthens).
  • Properties & Actions
    Documented by Research
  • Antioxidant
  • Antifungal
  • Properties & Actions
    Documented by Traditional Use
  • Anti-Inflammatory
  • Astringent
  • Cardiotonic
    Cautions
  • High doses of vitamin C may cause diarrhea.


  • BIOLOGICAL ACTIVITIES & CLINICAL RESEARCH

    Acerola has not been the subject of much clinical research since it is mainly consumed as a food, rather than used as an herbal remedy. In one in vitro study, the leaves, bark, and fruit of acerola were reported to have antifungal properties. New findings show that acerola may potentiate the benefits and actions of other supplements (the cholesterol-lowering actions of soy and alfalfa, in one study).

    Recent research in cosmetology indicates that vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant and free radical scavenger for the skin, and acerola extracts are now appearing in skin care products that fight cellular aging. In addition to its vitamin content, acerola contains mineral salts that have shown to aid in the remineralization of tired and stressed skin, and its mucilage and proteins have skin-hydrating properties and promote capillary conditioning.

    CURRENT PRACTICAL USES

    In North America, acerola is used for its high content of vitamin C. Dried acerola fruit extracts can now be found in tablet form and as an ingredient in many over-the-counter multivitamin products in the United States as a natural form of vitamin C.

    Traditional Preparation: In South America, Acerola juice is freely consumed like most other fruit juices. Consumers in the United States should take acerola supplements based on the vitamin C content provided in the products available in the marketplace. The adult recommended dietary allowance (RDA) for vitamin C is 60-75 mg daily. Therapeutic dosages of vitamin C for colds and flu, general illnesses, and debility are 1 to 5 grams (1000 to 5000 mg) daily.


    ACEROLA
    WORLDWIDE MEDICAL USES
    COUNTRY
    TREATMENT USES
    Brazil

  • For anemia, diabetes, dysentery, fever, heart function, high cholesterol levels, inflammation, liver problems, rheumatism, tuberculosis, water retention, wounds, and as a drying / astringent agent.
  • Guatemala

  • For diarrhea.
  • Mexico

  • For fever and as an astringent.
  • Venezuela

  • For bowel inflammation, breast disorders, dysentery.
  • Elsewhere

  • For diarrhea, dysentery, hepatitis, liver disorders, and as an astrinent.





  • acerola flower


    DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION

    SUPPLEMENTS

    Acerola comes in various forms and is an ingredient in many products. Known as extremely high in vitamin C and antioxidants, Acerola fruit is also high in iron, calcium, beta carotene and phosphorus. Acerola juice is as popular in Brazil as orange juice is in America. A standard dosage is between 40 and 100 mg a day depending on your weight and age. It is best to consult with your health care provider for the dosage that is best for you. Note: It is important to drink 6 to 8 glasses of water a day while taking Acerola.

    The fruit is the only part used. Typical preparation includes the fruit, itself, eaten when ripe, and it is sometimes made into a jelly, jam or syrup. The fruit, when picked, must be processed quickly before it starts to ferment and mold, and most of the nutritional use in the United States is from spray dried, freeze dried, or from concentrated fruits which are processed immediately at the site and exported accordingly. When using commerical products, read and follow product label instructions for use.


    ACEROLA
    HERBAL PROPERTIES & ACTION
    MAIN ACTIONS
    OTHER ACTIONS
    STANDARD DOSAGE
  • Is Nutritious
  • Kills Fungi
  • Fruit
  • Fights Free Radicals
  • Dries Secretions
  • Fresh Juice: 1 Cup 2 to 3 Times Daily
  • Increases Urination
  • Tablets: 1 to 2 Grams Twice Daily





  • acerola flowers


    ACEROLA SAFETY, CAUTIONS & INTERACTIONS

    SAFETY CONCERNS

    Acerola is generally regarded as safe when taken in the recommended doses. This herb should be avoided immediately after cancer surgery and while on chemotherapy. People who have hemachromatosis (iron overload) should avoid Acerola. There is no danger of overdose through the use of acerola skin creams. But, before using such a cream, test it on a small area to see if any sign of an allergic reaction develops. If there is no redness or swelling forty-eight hours later, apply the cream as needed.

    Large dosages of vitamin C can cause diarrhea.

    A study published in 2002 reported that the fruit of the acerola can cause an allergic reaction in people who are also allergic to latex. Those who may be allergic to latex may also be allergic to Acerola in supplement form or to its addition in various fruit juices.,

    There are also several reports that the leaves may be irritating to some people, but this should not affect consumption of the powdered berry form.

    No drug interactions have been reported.





    ACEROLA HERBAL SUPPLEMENTS & RELATED PRODUCTS

  • Acerola Herbal Products
  • Citrus Bioflavonoid Products
  • Hesperidin Bioflavonoid Products

  • Quercetin Bioflavonoid Products
  • Rutin Bioflavonoid Products
  • Vitamin C Supplement Products


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    ACEROLA HERBAL PRODUCTS

    Although Acerola, also known as West Indian Cherry, are now found growing in most sub-tropical regions of the world, linguistic evidence seems to point to the Yucatan as a point of origin for this fruit. Cultivated in southern Texas, Florida, the Caribbean, and Southeast Asia, the largest plantings are in Brazil. Acerola is a fast growing bushy shrub or small tree with small pink and white flowers. The fruits are round and ovoid with three lobes, and are said to have a pleasant, tart taste. They are bright red when ripe, and come to maturity approximately 25 days after the first buds appear. The fruit of the acerola is the richest known source of natural vitamin C in the world. They are usually picked when still green, because in this state they have almost twice as much vitamin C as when fully ripened. The fruit must be made into juice quickly as the fruit will begin to ferment and mold in as little as three days after harvesting. If not sold as a juice, the liquid is concentrated and pasteurized, and then spray dried into a powder. The fruit itself is eaten when ripe, and it is sometimes made into a jelly, jam or syrup. The fruit, when picked, must be processed quickly before it starts to ferment and mold, and most of the nutritional use in the United States is from spray dried, freeze dried or from concentrated fruits which are processed immediately at the site and exported accordingly.

    HERBSPRO PRODUCTS

    HerbsPro: Acerola Powder, Now Foods, 6 oz.
    Natural Vitamin C dietary supplement with added ascorbic acid for antioxidant and immune support and immune health. Vegetarian & Vegan.
    HerbsPro: Acerola Plus Chewables, American Health, 100 mg, 100 Tabs
    Natural Vitamin C dietary supplement, Chewable, vegetarian formula provides a rich source of Vitamin C, antioxidant and immune support and immune health.
    HerbsPro: Acerola Plus Chewables, American Health, 100 mg, 250 Tabs
    Natural Vitamin C dietary supplement, Chewable, vegetarian formula provides a rich source of Vitamin C, antioxidant and immune support and immune health.
    HerbsPro: Acerola C Chewables, Natural Vitamin C, Source Naturals, 120 mg, 100 Tabs
    Vitamin C, also referred to as ascorbic acid, is the single most commonly used vitamin supplement. It plays a major role in the formation o1 collagen (a structural. protein in connective tissue), amino acid metabolism and hormone synthesis, and the utilization of many nutrients, such as folic acid and iron. It is also a key factor in the bodys immune system.
    HerbsPro: Acerola C Chewables, Natural Vitamin C, Source Naturals, 120 mg, 250 Tabs
    Vitamin C, also referred to as ascorbic acid, is the single most commonly used vitamin supplement. It plays a major role in the formation o1 collagen (a structural. protein in connective tissue), amino acid metabolism and hormone synthesis, and the utilization of many nutrients, such as folic acid and iron. It is also a key factor in the bodys immune system.
    HerbsPro: Acerola Plus Chewables, American Health, 300 mg, 90 Tabs
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    HerbsPro: Super Acerola Plus Chewable Wafers, Natural Vitamin C, American Health, 500 mg, 50 Tabs
    Super Acerola Plus is a chewable form of Vitamin C is a water-soluble vitamin with antioxidant action useful for infections, bruising, colds & flu, sinusitis, sore throats, blood clots, atherosclerosis, high blood pressure, physical and mental stress, immune function, cholesterol levels, liver toxicity, teeth and gums, iron absorption, and collagen formation.
    HerbsPro: Acerola C With Bioflavonoids & Rutin, Vitamin C Complex, Country Life, 500 mg, 90 Wafers
    Vegetarian, Kosher and specially formulated in an all natural base containing Fructose, Glucose, Acerola, Black Currant and Rutin.
    HerbsPro: Super Acerola Plus Chewables, Natural Vitamin C, American Health, 500 mg, 100 Tabs
    Super Acerola Plus is a chewable form of Vitamin C is a water-soluble vitamin with antioxidant action useful for infections, bruising, colds & flu, sinusitis, sore throats, blood clots, atherosclerosis, high blood pressure, physical and mental stress, immune function, cholesterol levels, liver toxicity, teeth and gums, iron absorption, and collagen formation.
    HerbsPro: Acerola C Chewables, Natural Vitamin C, Source Naturals, 500 mg, 100 Tabs
    Vitamin C, also referred to as ascorbic acid, is the single most commonly used vitamin supplement. It plays a major role in the formation o1 collagen (a structural. protein in connective tissue), amino acid metabolism and hormone synthesis, and the utilization of many nutrients, such as folic acid and iron. It is also a key factor in the bodys immune system.
    HerbsPro: Vitamin C With Rose Hips & Acerola, Solaray, 500 mg, 100 Caps
    HerbsPro: Acerola C Cberry Chewables, Natural Vitamin C, Source Naturals, 500 mg, 250 Tabs
    Vitamin C, also referred to as ascorbic acid, is the single most commonly used vitamin supplement. It plays a major role in the formation o1 collagen (a structural. protein in connective tissue), amino acid metabolism and hormone synthesis, and the utilization of many nutrients, such as folic acid and iron. It is also a key factor in the bodys immune system.
    HerbsPro: Acerola C Cberry Chewables, Natural Vitamin C, Source Naturals, 500 mg, 250 Tabs
    Vitamin C, also referred to as ascorbic acid, is the single most commonly used vitamin supplement. It plays a major role in the formation o1 collagen (a structural. protein in connective tissue), amino acid metabolism and hormone synthesis, and the utilization of many nutrients, such as folic acid and iron. It is also a key factor in the bodys immune system.
    HerbsPro: Vitamin C Plus Rose Hips & Acerola, Thompson, 1000 mg, 30 Caps
    HerbsPro: Mega Acerola Chewable, American Health, 1000 mg, 60 Wafers
    Rich source of Vitamin C provides antioxidant and immune support. Natural berry flavor, vegetarian formula dietary supplement.


    KALYX PRODUCTS

    Kalyx: Vitamin C Chewable With Acerola, Orange Flavor, Thompson's Nutritional, 250 mg, 90 Chews: K
    Vitamin C is a water-soluble vitamin. It acts as an antioxidant, protecting LDL cholesterol from oxidative damage. Only damaged LDL cholesterol appears to lead to heart disease. Vitamin C also reduces the stiffness of arteries and the tendency of platelets to clump together. Vitamin C is needed to make collagen, strengthening muscles and blood vessels. Vitamin C also plays important roles in wound healing and as a natural antihistamine. Vitamin C influences more aspects of human health than any other known nutrient. From immune support to healthy skin and hair, Vitamin C is a vital part of optimum health. Vitamin C in sufficient doses has been shown to reduce the incidence of arterial lesions and consequently, cardiovascular disease. Vitamin C is essential in the formation of body protein and maintaining healthy bones, teeth, skin, cartilage and capillaries. It also plays important roles in wound healing and as a natural antihistamine. This vitamin also aids in the formation of liver bile and helps to fight viruses and to detoxify alcohol and other substances.
    Kalyx: Vitamin C Plus Rose Hips & Acerola, Thompson Nutritional, 1000 mg, 30 Caps: K
    Vitamin C is a water-soluble vitamin. It acts as an antioxidant, protecting LDL cholesterol from oxidative damage. Only damaged LDL cholesterol appears to lead to heart disease. Vitamin C also reduces the stiffness of arteries and the tendency of platelets to clump together. Vitamin C is needed to make collagen, strengthening muscles and blood vessels. Vitamin C also plays important roles in wound healing and as a natural antihistamine. Vitamin C influences more aspects of human health than any other known nutrient. From immune support to healthy skin and hair, Vitamin C is a vital part of optimum health. Vitamin C in sufficient doses has been shown to reduce the incidence of arterial lesions and consequently, cardiovascular disease. Vitamin C is essential in the formation of body protein and maintaining healthy bones, teeth, skin, cartilage and capillaries. It also plays important roles in wound healing and as a natural antihistamine. This vitamin also aids in the formation of liver bile and helps to fight viruses and to detoxify alcohol and other substances.
    Kalyx: Acerola Berry Extract Powder, 25% Vitamin C, Starwest Botanicals, 1 lb: C
    Kalyx: Acerola Berry Extract Powder 4:1 (Malpighia glabra), Frontier, 1 lb: K
    Kalyx: Acerola Berry Juice Powder, Kalyx Bulk Products, 1 kg (2.2 lbs): EB
    Kalyx: Acerola Berry Powder, Kalyx Bulk Products, 1 kg (2.2 lbs): EB
    Kalyx: Acerola Berry 25% Vitamin C Powdered Extract, Kalyx Bulk Products, 1 Kg (2.2 lbs): EB
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