Acerola cherry is one of the most potent, ideal forms of vitamin C with loads of nutrients and co-factors to add to the synergy and potency of the C content. This extract is standardized to a potent 25% potency. It's good to keep the nutrients and co-factors rather than just taking all vitamin C isolate, studies show it's much healthier taken as a food than vitamin isolate as only ascorbic acid. Vitamin C is good for just about anybody, providing a wealth of effects over time, especially when taking a good form such as Acerola cherry.
Acerola cherry is a great source of anthocyanins, which are plant antioxidants that have multi-faceted effect on the body. Studies have shown that they help improve the health of the cardiovascular, circulatory immune, digestive systems, and also can help improve parameters of diabetes and metabolic syndrome. These dark colored pigments also have anti-inflammatory and some anti-cancer effects on top of that. Anthocyanins actually trigger genetic signaling in improving human health and helping prevent disease. (1,2,3,4,5)
Acerola cherry displays other benefits besides those attributed to anthocyanins. It can help improve decrease the amount of gout attacks, decrease c-reactive protein levels (very harmful inflammatory marker), decreased lipid peroxidation, which protects the arteries from degeneration, improve blood pressure, is an anti-histamine and can help form healthy new cells due to it's folate content and other nutrients. Vitamin C is also great for the skin and collagen production. The health of our collagen can determine a large portion of our overall well being and quality of life. The Beta Carotene and vitamin A content helps protect vision, decrease the chances of cataracts forming, and having retinal hemorrhages. (6,7)
Directions: Take 500-750 mgs twice per day. Dose can be raised to 1000mgs twice per day if a more intense regimen is desired or called for.