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A Whole Food Vitamin C Supplement That is Simply Perfect…
Introducing – Perfect Acerola Capsules...
Acerola cherries provide a whole food source of the antioxidant powerhouse Vitamin C, providing over 267% of your RDA. Acerola also provides whole food vitamins A, B1, B2, B3, carotenoids, and bioflavonoids. Grown in Brazil without toxic pesticides, fertilizers, or GMOs. Each batch is independently lab tested. Perfect Acerola contains no synthetic vitamin C.
Why Do I Need Vitamin C?
Vitamin C is a water soluble nutrient that acts as an antioxidant in our body. While Vitamin C plays many roles in our body, here are some of the highlights:
Can’t My Body Just Make Vitamin C?
Unfortunately, if you are human, you just can’t make Vitamin C.
It’s a long story involving evolutionary mutations, but the key point - humans, unlike most animals, no longer have the ability to make their own Vitamin C.
This means we need to get Vitamin C from our diet. In addition, since Vitamin C is a water soluble vitamin, we can not store it in the body. Any Vitamin C we get from our diet is either used by our body or excreted – no storing it up for a rainy day. :)
Organic Acerola Cherries – Vitamin C and So Much More
When you think about Vitamin C rich foods, oranges are probably the first thing that comes to mind. While oranges are rich in Vitamin C, the tiny but mighty Acerola Cherry has anywhere from 50-125 times the vitamin C of oranges!
In addition to bursting with Vitamin C, the Acerola Cherry is also rich in numerous phytonutrients such as carotenoids and anthocyanins.
To put a cherry on top of this Vitamin C story, Acerola also has a tart but delicious taste which makes it a wonderful way to increase the Vitamin C in your diet.
Simply put, if you stood in a forest and screamed to Mother Nature…
"Please, what is the perfect Vitamin C superfood?"
She would shower you with Acerola Cherries!
They ripen and spoil very quickly after being picked. If you want to consume fresh Acerola Cherries, you only have about 5 days from when they are picked before they begin to spoil.
In addition, as the Acerola ripens, the Vitamin C content decreases.
As most Acerola grows in South America, it makes getting fresh, Vitamin C rich Acerola Cherries in the US very difficult.
So, how can we get unripened, nutrient dense, bursting with Vitamin C Acerola Cherries here in the US…
By gently freeze drying unripened Organic Acerola Cherries from Brazil, we are able to create an Acerola Powder that has all of the nutrients of the Acerola Cherries and is shelf stable. The Acerola is then encapsulated without filters or flow agents - just 100% pure freeze dried organic Acerola in every capsule.
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We are so proud of the purity of our product, please read our label, click it, enlarge it, study it, tattoo it to your body... okay, that might be going too far. You will notice no fine print, no ingredients you can't pronounce - just pure natural nutrients!
Perfect Acerola does not contain fillers, flow agents, sugars, dyes, stimulants, or any other artificial ingredients. Perfect Acerola is as nature intended- perfectly natural and naturally perfect!
But Why Not Do a Blend of Different Fruits?
Funny, we asked the same question when we started to formulate this product. We actually spent a few years researching and getting lab work on all the Vitamin C rich foods such as:
We were looking for ALL the ingredients that could meet these requirements:
From a marketing standpoint, it might have been nice to talk about our proprietary blend of fruits, but that’s not how we roll. Acerola was the best ingredient, so we kept it simple and went with the best.
We use a slight variation to the KISS design principal…
Is This Really Better Than Synthetic Vitamin C?
The chemical name for Vitamin C is ascorbic acid. There are a number of inexpensive Vitamin C supplements made from synthetic ascorbic acid.
There is much debate about the bioavailability of whole food Vitamin C vs synthetic ascorbic acid. Even though we feel a strong case can be made for the body having an easier time absorbing Vitamin C from food as opposed to a synthetic source, for the sake of argument, let’s assume bioavailability is the same.
To see why our Perfect Acerola has a huge advantage over synthetic ascorbic acid, you just need to look at our Supplement Facts…
You are not only getting 185mg of Vitamin C – you are getting all the other phytonutrients that are in the 1000mg of Freeze-Dried Organic Acerola.
By contrast, an ascorbic acid product's Supplement Facts will look like this...
You get only the 150mg of ascorbic acid and absolutely nothing else.
We firmly believe that when Mother Nature gives you a fruit packed with Vitamin C and other nutrients, you would be wise to take all that she is offering.
Then There Is The Whole GMO Corn Thing With Synthetics…
Many of the Ascorbic Acid supplements on the market are made from GMO (Genetically Modified Organisms) Corn. Corn is basically treated with chemicals or enzymes to produce ascorbic acid.
Are you starting to see why our whole food, nutrient dense Perfect Acerola (100% Organic and Non-GMO) is superior to synthetic ascorbic acid?
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We know that trying is believing, so go ahead and use an entire bottle of the Perfect Acerola. If for any reason you are not thrilled with the results, simply return the empty bottle within 90 days and get a full refund.
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We totally get it, this stuff can get really confusing. Acerola vs Camu Camu. Synthetic vs Whole Food. Should your ice cream sundae now be topped with an Acerola Cherry???
Seriously, anytime you are looking to ingest something, you deserve to have all your questions answered. Simply hit the Live Chat icon on the screen or Contact Us and let’s get you the information you need.
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Take 2 capsules daily. Store in a cool dry place. Refrigerate after opening.
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Perfectly Pure Certification
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Perfectly Pure Certification lets you know that every batch of the product is certified by a 3rd Party and that the test results are available to you. Find out more about Perfectly Pure Certification.
The specifications for our Perfect Acerola are:
Aerobic Plate count: < 100,000 CFU / Gram
Tested for Heavy Metals
Want Recipes? You Got It!
Who needs a recipe for capsules? No one! So the following recipe is for our powdered acerola in case you decide to purchase both.
Acerola Banana Blueberry Smoothie
You have questions, we have answers.
How much vitamin C can be taken in a day?
The intake of up to 1 g Vitamin C per day, in addition to the intake with your normal diet should not give any harmful side effects. With an intake of 3-4 g per day, gastrointestinal problems, such as diarrhea can temporarily occur.
There are some groups of people who have an increased risk of harmful side effects due to increased Vitamin C intake: people with kidney damage, people with a predisposition for urinary or kidney stones or with disorders in the absorption of food iron. However, it is also tolerable for them to take up to 1 g per day, without any harmful side effects.
When should I take my Acerola?
Being highly potent in Vitamin C, especially at the beginning and during the cold seasons, when strengthening the immune system is most desired. Any time of day is acceptable for taking acerola cherry.
What is Acerola Vitamin C helpful for in the body?
Vitamin C is associated with many metabolic processes. Among other things, it is needed for the healthy development of connective tissue (collagen), skin, cartilage, bones, and teeth. Vitamin C also has an antioxidant effect, it intercepts harmful compounds like free radicals and protects the cells and molecules in the body from damage. It improves the utilization of iron from vegetable foods and inhibits the formation of cancer-causing nitrosamines.
What does acerola taste like?
Pleasant “tart” flavor is how it is typically described.
When is your acerola harvested?
As the fruit ripens it begins to lose a great deal of its vitamin content, for this reason, most commercial acerola is harvested while it is still green.
Traditional/Tribal Uses of Acerola:
Acerola is as common in Brazil as a juice as orange juice is in the US. Traditionally used for treatment of fever and dysentery, also as use as an anti-inflammatory, liver and renal system stimulant, and to support heart function.
Should people with Latex Allergies take Acerola?:
Latex allergy is a medical term encompassing a range of allergic reactions to the proteins present in natural rubber latex. People who have latex allergy also may have or develop an allergic response to some plants and/or products of these plants such as fruits. This is known as the latex-fruit syndrome.
Many individuals with fruit allergy are sensitized to pollen or latex. If you have latex allergy you also can have food allergies. The foods most likely to cause this problem include: apple, avocado, banana, carrot, celery, chestnut, kiwi, melons, papaya, raw potato, and tomato.
Peach allergy is most often observed in Mediterranean countries and is frequently accompanied by allergies to other Rosacaean fruits (e.g. apple, apricot, plum, cherry), hazelnut, and walnuts. The major peach allergen is heat-stable and highly concentrated under the fruit skin and thus avoidance of fresh and processed fruit is necessary for peach allergic individuals.
**There is only one case of a patient who developed a skin rash after drinking a glass of apple juice supplemented with acerola, who also had latex allergy. The allergy was associated with oral allergy syndrome to other plant foods. Here is the case study of this adult who had allergic reaction: https://www.jacionline.org/article/S0091-6749(02)70195-4/abstract
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.