Pages Menu
Facebook
Categories Menu

Posted by on Dec 4, 2016 in Herbs, Herbs A-F | 0 comments

Acerola Berry Extract

Acerola Berry Extract

Acerola Extract Powder, 4:1

4:1 means that the mixture used to produce the extract was 4 parts liquid (alcohol or water), and one part dried plant.) Acerola extract boasts remarkable levels of vitamin C. It also contains vitamin A, thiamine, riboflavine, niacin, carotenoids and bioflavonoids. FutureCeuticals Acerola Products include: Acerola, 17% Ascorbic Acid (N73) Acerola, 4:1 Extract, 5% Vitamin C (N73.1)

Did you know that just one acerola cherry has 65 times the Vitamin C content of an orange?  Our Acerola Cherry Powder may just be the best natural source of Vitamin C on the planet.  Rich in antioxidants, our Acerola Cherry Powder is a very potent form of acerola nutrients like protein, iron, calcium, magnesium, and phosphorus.

Product Description

It’s a well-known fact that Vitamin C helps build a strong immune system and fights infection.  But did you know that people who consume Vitamin C rich foods may also benefit from a healthy liver, improved skin quality, and lower stress?

65 Times More Vitamin C Than an Orange
The acerola cherry is one of the best sources of Vitamin C available in natural form. Just one cherry has 65 times the vitamin C content of an orange and meets the body’s daily requirement for this essential nutrient. Studies have shown that an adequate to high intake of vitamin C may ward off colds and flues, rejuvenate the body’s tissue and collagen, and prevent the mutation of cells. With just one serving a day of this potent powder, you will be on the road to optimal health!

Vitamin C acts as an antioxidant in the body, protecting against free radicals that destroy healthy cells and cause abnormal production of diseased cells. Our Acerola Cherry Power contains a powerful composition of carotenoids and flavonoids that work to build a strong defense against internal and environmental stressors, which weaken the body’s ability to remain in balanced and optimal health. The vitamin C found in our Acerola Cherry Power helps the body to produce anti-stress hormones that bring it back to a state of homeostasis. Researchers are finding that vitamin C has positive effects all of the body’s systems, preventing hair loss, improving dental health, and healing wounds and burns.

Nutrient-Rich and Full of Antioxidant Power
Our Acerola Cherry Powder is rich in many vitamins and minerals that work together to create allover well-being. Acerola cherries contain high amounts of vitamin A, which promotes good eye health and also neutralizes free radicals in the body. The large amounts of potassium found in our Acerola Cherry Powder may help to regulate blood pressure, balance mood, and maintain healthy heart function.

Pregnant women know the importance of getting a proper supply of folate, a nutrient that aids in the development of the fetus and helps to prevent birth defects. Our Acerola Cherry Power is a great source of Folic Acid, which may assist in healthy cell growth and works to prevent heart disease.

Fight Inflammation, Disease, and Infections
Medical professionals at Michigan State University say the anthocyanins found in acerola cherries are beneficial for reducing pain in the head and body. Our Acerola Cherry Powder acts as an anti-inflammatory, reducing swelling throughout in the body’s systems. Acerola cherries have also been effective in treating sore throats, fever, constipation, scurvy, and diarrhea.

This bright red fruit, which looks very similar to a regular cherry, has been used in ancient medicine to relieve headaches, combat dysentery, fight infections, and cure liver problems. The Acerola cherry is native to the West Indies, where it is known as the Barbados cherry. It is also cultivated in Central and Latin America, and its juice is as common in Brazil as orange juice is in the U.S.

Our Acerola Cherry Powder is derived from the entire cherry and freeze-dried in a vacuum in order to retain all of the fruits wonderful nutrients. We deliver to you a delicious powder that is 100% pure, with no artificial colors or additives. Our Acerola Cherry Powder makes a tasty addition to smoothies and raw desserts. Try a little sprinkled over oatmeal or yogurt for a super boost to start your day.

Possible Benefits

While much research is still being conducted, some of the possible health benefits of our Acerola Cherry Powder may include:

 

  • Very high in vitamin C, which is generally believe to help protect against colds and flus
  • May be effective in fighting infection
  • May help to build the immune system
  • May help to rejuvenate body tissue
  • May be effective in preventing cell mutation
  • May help to fight chronic fatigue
  • High in antioxidants, which may protect against free radicals
  • Studies have shown that it may help to promote production of anti-stress hormones
  • May be effective in preventing hair loss and overall dental health
  • May help to protect your skin against premature aging
  • May assist in healing of wounds and burns
  • Traditionally know to promote good eye health
  • May help to regulate blood pressure
  • May be effective in normalizing cholesterol levels
  • May be helpful in balancing mood
  • May be beneficial for maintaining healthy heart function
  • Studies have shown that it contains compounds that may contain anti-inflammatory properties
  • May help to increases the absorption of iron

 

Suggested Usage

The recommended daily usage is 1-2 teaspoons. As with all superfood powders, listen to your body, as you may find that either a smaller or higher intake is more suitable to your body. We recommend that you start with the recommended daily amount, and, if desired, gradually increase or decrease your daily consumption. This powder blends well with juice, rice or soy milk, and yogurt, or can be added to your favorite smoothie.  It can also be mixed into your homemade energy bars.  While you can add this powder to a variety of recipes, raw food enthusiasts avoid cooking or heating in order to preserve the food’s nutritional value.

Storage Instructions

If cared for properly, our Acerola Berry Powder has a shelf life of two to three years. To preserve the freshness of this product:

 

  • Avoid exposure to heat. The powder will remain fresh if stored at room temperature or below.
  • Avoid exposure to direct sunlight.
  • Squeeze all of the air out of the bag before sealing.
  • Seal the bag tightly after each use.
  • Store the powder in a dry place, and avoid all contact with moisture.

 

Packaging

We package all of our herbal and fruit powders in a heat sealed mylar bag which serves as a very effective barrier to light, oxygen, odors, flavors, moisture, and bacteria. The bag can be resealed with any household iron or curling iron.

 

Botanical Name

Malphigia glabra

Other Names

Barbados Cherry, Antilles Cherry, Sour Cherry, West Indian Cherry, Puerto Rican Cherry

Country of Origin

Brazil