Strengthens the immune system and resistance to burnout, fatigue and winter ailments.
Acerola is the fruit of the acerola cherry tree, which can grow up to 6 m tall and is mainly found in the South American tropics. Acerola is a bright red, cherry-like fruit that’s 1 to 2 cm in diameter. It’s one of the best natural sources of vitamin C, with an average of 1,800 mg per 100 g of fruit. That’s 40 times more than an orange, which is why it’s highly recommended for combatting chronic fatigue and increasing endurance. It strengthens the body’s natural defences and limits the effects of cellular ageing, while the vitamin C it contains also helps the body absorb iron. Acerola is also one of the fruits with the highest content of vitamins B6, B1, B2 and A. It’s packed with flavonoids and carotenoids, making it the antioxidant fruit for a healthy and balanced diet.
DID YOU KNOW ?
Today, acerola, also known as the Barbados cherry or West Indian cherry, is mainly grown in Brazil. For many years, South American people have used acerola in traditional medicine as a natural anti-inflammatory to treat fevers and related issues.
CONTRAINDICATIONS AND WARNINGS:
Few side effects of consuming acerola have been reported. However, eating too much of it can cause digestive trouble or insomnia.
There may be interactions between acerola and certain medications (antipsychotics, anticoagulants, beta-blockers, etc.). We therefore recommend that you consult your doctor if you have any medical conditions or are undergoing medical treatment.