Acerola is most well-known for being extremely rich in vitamin C.
Because of this, it’s often used to help with or prevent colds or flu.
It’s also used as an antioxidant nutrient. Together with vitamin C,
acerola may be taken to boost immunity.
Similar to witch hazel, acerola cherry is an astringent. This has been shown to
make it helpful for treating skin blemishes, promoting skin elasticity, and
aiding digestive issues.
Vitamin C, known for its outstanding antioxidant and immune-boosting
properties, continues to be one of the most popular and consumed vitamins
anywhere in the world. LifeSource Vitamins Acerola-C's is guaranteed to
provide you with 500 mg of the highest quality Vitamin C available. Helps
with healthy teeth, gums & bones; helps heal wounds, scar tissue, and
fractures; prevents scurvy; builds resistance to infection; aids in the
prevention and treatment of the common cold; gives strength to blood
vessels; aids in the absorption of iron.*
Did you know:
China now manufactures over 90 percent of the Vitamin C consumed in the
United States? China is the most polluted nation on the planet (by far),
yet most vitamin companies use nutrients from China to use in their natural
products to save money.
Not LifeSource Vitamins! We will never use any nutrients from China.
Is this a necessary vitamin or can our bodies make enough to satisfy
Many plants and animals do not need to consume foods high in ascorbic acid
to meet their need for Vitamin C because they are genetically programmed to
produce enzymes that convert glucose into ascorbic acid. Unfortunately,
humans have only 3 of the 4 enzymes necessary for internal production of
ascorbic acid, therefore we must satisfy our physical needs for this
important vitamin through our intake of foods rich in vitamin C and/or take
a good supplement.*
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Vitamin C's major role is to make collagen, the main protein substance of
the human body that holds connective tissues together in skin, bone, teeth,
and other parts of the body. Vitamin C is also critical for the proper
function of our immune system, for manufacturing certain nerve transmitting
substances and hormones, and for the absorption and utilization of other
nutrients, such as Vitamin E and Iron. Vitamin C is also a very important
and powerful antioxidant that works in the aqueous (water) environments of
the body, such as the lungs and lens of the eye. Its primary antioxidant
partners are Vitamin E and the carotenes, as well as working along with the
antioxidant enzymes. Vitamin C regenerates oxidized Vitamin E, and restores
the antioxidant potential of Vitamin E in the body. Chewable Vitamin C is
recommended to be part of a daily regimen.
Vitamin C is a water-soluble vitamin that functions as a powerful
antioxidant. Acting as an antioxidant, one of vitamin C's important
functions is to protect LDL cholesterol from oxidative damage. (Only when
LDL is damaged, does cholesterol appear to lead to heart disease, and
vitamin C may be the most important antioxidant protector of LDL.)
Vitamin C is needed to make collagen, the “glue” that strengthens many
parts of the body, such as muscles and blood vessels. Vitamin C 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.
Although vitamin C appears to have only a small effect in preventing the
common cold, it reduces the duration and severity of a cold. Large amounts
of vitamin C (e.g., 1-8 grams daily) taken at the onset of a cold episode
shorten the duration of illness by an average of 23%.
Recently, researchers have shown that vitamin C improves nitric oxide
activity. Nitric oxide is needed for the dilation of blood vessels,
potentially important in lowering blood pressure and preventing spasm of
arteries in the heart that might otherwise lead to heart attacks. Vitamin C
has reversed the dysfunction of cells lining blood vessels. The
normalization of the functioning of these cells may be linked to the
prevention of heart disease.
Evidence indicates that vitamin C levels in the eye decrease with age and
that supplementing with vitamin C prevents this decrease, leading to a
lower risk of developing cataracts. Healthy people have been reported to be
more likely to take vitamin C and vitamin E supplements than those with
cataracts in some, but not all, studies.
Vitamin C has been reported to reduce the activity of the enzyme aldose
reductase in people. Aldose reductase is the enzyme responsible for the
accumulation of sorbitol in eyes, nerves, and kidneys of people with
diabetes. This accumulation is believed to be responsible for the
deterioration of these parts of the body associated with diabetes.
Therefore, interference with the activity of aldose reductase theoretically
helps protect people with diabetes.
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