Acerola cherry is native to Northern South America and grows in the sandy soils throughout North Eastern Brazil, but it can also be found in many places around the world, it is often referred to as ‘Antilles Cherry’.
Acerola is considered as the richest fruit in vitamin C concentration, 100 times higher than Orange and lemon, 20 times higher than guava and 10 times higher than berries.
Not only does the fruit contain more of the essential vitamin, but it is one of the few vitamin C products on the market that is retained by your body and not rapidly excreted.
The fruit of the acerola cherry contains many other Vitamins and minerals too, this includes magnesium, pantothenic acid, potassium, Vitamin A, thiamine, riboflavin, niacin, iron, calcium and phosphorus, thus improving the body’s metabolism and aiding in iron absorption.
Acerola powder can be taken to reduce cold and flu symptoms, enhance skin radiance, reduce high cholesterol, aid healthy liver function and strengthen the immune system.
Research into the specific Health benefits of Acerola Cherry Powder is ongoing, but studies have shown that Vitamin C will:
- Promote a healthy immune system
- Help prevent colds and infections
- Help prevent hair loss
- Protect against dental problems
- Promote health and vitality and fight chronic fatigue
- Prevent excessive bleeding and bruising
- Help protect your skin and organs against premature ageing
Femalefirst Taryn Davies