Food Supplement combining Vitamin C, extracted from Acerola Cherry Fruit (not synthetically made in a lab), together with Parsley, Blackcurrant, Elderberry and Rosehip.
The acerola cherry is naturally high in vitamin C. Vitamin C contributes to the normal function of the immune system. It is an antioxidant which contributes to the protection of cells from oxidative stress.
Vitamin C also contributes to:
- normal collagen formation for the normal function of bones, blood vessels, cartilage, gums, skin and teeth
- normal energy-yielding metabolism
- normal functioning of the nervous system
- normal psychological function
- the reduction of tiredness and fatigue
- the regeneration of the reduced form of vitamin E
- the increase of iron absorption
About the Ingredients
Acerola cherry (25% vitamin C): Acerola cherries are known as superfruits, due to their excellent nutritional value and exceptionally high vitamin C content. Vitamin C is essential for the growth and repair of cells and for a strong immune system. Acerola cherries provide a naturally bio-available and powerful source of vitamin C, which is fully utilised by the body - unlike synthetic ascorbic acid, which is sold as vitamin C.
By way of a comparison of vitamin C content with other fruits, 1 small acerola cherry contains around 80mg of vitamin C - this is 30 times the amount found in oranges (of the same weight). These cherries possess an amazing array of nutrients, including potent antioxidants. In fact, researchers have identified nearly 150 nutritive constituents, which include bioflavonoids, proteins, mineral salts, iron, calcium and phosphorus. This undoubtedly makes acerola cherries one of the most nutritious fruits known to us.
Blackcurrant: Also considered to be superfruits due to their wide array of nutrients, blackcurrants were used during World War 2 as a replacement for oranges and other fruits rich in vitamin C (as they were difficult to source in the UK at that time). These berries are extraordinarily rich in vitamin C and are actually far superior to navel oranges - containing more than three times as much of this powerful antioxidant. They also contain a good amount of calcium, potassium, phosphorus, iron, phyto-nutrients, vitamin E and other antioxidants, including anthocyanins - a type of polyphenol. Blackcurrants are a great energy food and the seeds are rich in unsaturated fatty acids.
Rosehip: Rosehips are red fruits found on roses. They are a great source of vitamin C and bioflavonoids. There is as much vitamin C in a cup of rosehip pulp as in 40 oranges! Vitamins A, B1-3 and K are also present. The bioflavonoids, present in the pulp and the rind of the fruits, exert a synergic action to vitamin C, enhancing its absorption rate.From a health perspective, rosehips are best known for their high content of bio-available vitamin C. There is approximately 1,700mg of vitamin C in 100g of dried rosehip.
Parsley leaf: A highly nutritious member of the umbelliferous vegetable family, parsley has many health benefits and a host of nutrients, such as vitamins A, C and E, bioflavonoids, iron, folic acid, volatile oils, coumarins, flavonoids, chlorophyll and other powerful antioxidants and phyto-nutrients.
Parsley contains more vitamin C than any other culinary vegetable, i.e. approximately three times as much as that found in an orange and about the same amount as blackcurrants. Its iron content is high (around twice as much as spinach). It is also a good source of manganese, calcium and potassium.
Elderberry: Elderberries are rich in vitamins A and B, flavonoids and potassium, but they are most notable because they contain more vitamin C than any other traditional fruits (except for blackcurrants and rosehips)! Elderberry is commonly found in immune support nutrition due to research indicating their ability to to help maintain and regulate immune response.
SUITABLE FOR VEGETARIANS & VEGANS
Manufactured in the UK to the GMP code of practice. These procedures ensure that the basic manufacturing practices and prerequisites necessary for product quality and safety are being followed so that we can guarantee you receive consistently high quality products.