Why choose “food form” / “food state” vitamin C?
“Food form” or “food state” simply means that that the product has been
specially prepared to be as similar to real food as possible, which in turn means
that the body can absorb and use the nutrients more easily.
Our food form vitamin C supplement is a unique whole-food (food based) source of vitamin C - made
up from some of Nature’s richest sources of this essential vitamin and antioxidant.
It is packed full of:
and many other phytonutrients.
Vitamin C is essential for the growth and repair of cells and for a strong immune system. Synthetic or
“man-made” vitamin C (in the form of ascorbic acid and mineral acsorbates) may resemble vitamin C
in chemical structure, but it is missing all of the essential and natural co-factors found in food state
health food products.
Our food form vitamin C complex combination is made up of natural food ingredients that are recognised
and required by the body for maximum digestion, absorption and utilisation.
This natural combination is also one of the few vitamin C products that:
Is NOT rapidly excreted from the body
Is NOT acidic - many people cannot tolerate acidic and citrus-based supplements, which may
aggravate certain medical conditions
Has a high ratio of utilisation and retention (meaning that a lower daily dose is required)
Is suitable for young and old alike
Is suitable for vegetarians and vegans.
Understanding the ingredients
This cherry is known as a “superfruit” because of its exceptional nutritional values and naturally high levels
of vitamin C. These little, red-coloured fruits possess an amazing array of vitamin and antioxidant power.
Acerola cherries provide a naturally bioavailable (easily absorbed) and powerful source of vitamin C, which
is fully utilised by the body, unlike man-made ascorbic acid which is sold as vitamin C. Researchers have
identified nearly 150 nutritive constituents in Acerola cherries, which include bioflavonoids, proteins,
mineral salts, iron, calcium and phosphorus. By comparison, 1 small Acerola cherry contains around 80mg
vitamin C - this is 30 times the amount found in Oranges (of the same weight). This undoubtedly makes
Acerola cherry one of the most nutritious fruits known to us.
Parsley leaf (Petroselinum sativum)
Parsley is a highly nutritious member of the umbelliferous vegetable family. It has many health benefits and
has been used for hundreds of years as a natural remedy for many conditions and as a culinary herb. It
contains a host of nutrients, such as vitamins A, C, E, bioflavonoids, iron, folic acid, volatile oils, coumarins,
flavonoids and chlorophyll. Parsley contains more vitamin C than any other culinary vegetables, i.e.
approximately three times as much as found in oranges and about the same amount as blackcurrants.
It's iron content is also high - around twice as much as spinach! This plant is also a good source of
manganese, calcium and potassium and it acts as an antioxidant. Parsley is one of the most important
culinary herbs for providing vitamins – it is an immune system multivitamin and mineral complex all by
This is yet another superfruit, due to its wide array of beneficial phytonutrients. In fact, during World War
2, the blackcurrant was used as a replacement for oranges and other fruits rich in vitamin C as they were
hard to come by in the United Kingdom. Blackcurrant fruit is extraordinarily rich in vitamin C and far
superior to navel oranges - containing more than three times the amount. It also contains a good amount
of calcium, potassium, phosphorus, iron and vitamin E. Blackcurrants are a great food for increasing
energy and the seeds are rich in unsaturated fatty acids. Packed with antioxidants (anthocyanins, a type of
polyphenol) and phytonutrients, a recent scientific study has revealed that the natural chemicals and
compounds found in blackcurrants may help balance the impact that exercise can have on the body.
Rose hips are round, red fruits found on natural roses and are a great source of vitamin C, iron and
bioflavonoids. There is as much vitamin C in a cup of rose hip pulp as in 40 oranges and it has an
antioxidant potential even greater than that of blueberries! Bioflavonoids present in the pulp and the
rind of the fruits exert a synergic action to vitamin C, enhancing its absorption by the body. Vitamins A, B1-3
and K are also present.
Elderberries contain more vitamin C than any other fruit except for blackcurrants and rose hips!
Anthocyanins found in elderberries have more antioxidant capacity than either vitamin E or vitamin C.
Elderberry anthocyanins support immune function by boosting the production of cytokines - proteins acting
as messengers in the immune system to help regulate immune response. Elderberries are rich in
antioxidants, vitamins A, B, and C, flavonoids and potassium. They are also said to be good as healthy
The unique combination of natural, vitamin-rich ingredients in our NaturaC provides you with an
exceptionally effective, food state vitamin C, along with all of the healthy nutrients that ensure maximum
absorption and nutritional utilisation. The selected nutrients work in perfect synergy within the human body.
For this reason, they are more effective than synthetic vitamin C supplements, most of which are packed
with unwanted fillers, binders, additives and colours. In many cases, these excipients can reduce absorption
of the active ingredients and are potential allergens.
Our fruit, berry and herb-filled food form vitamin C supplement is a great daily addition to your diet in
order to help you maintain great health and vitality!
NaturaC - Food Form Vitamin C
A food form supplement for maximum
absorption and utilisation of nutrients
No synthetic ascorbic acid or other man-
made chemicals - just as Nature intended
Derived from Acerola cherries, rose hip,
blackcurrant, parsley leaf and elderberry
Gentle and non-acidic, unlike ascorbic acid
Packed full of beneficial bioflavonoids,
vitamins, minerals and other phytonutrients
Ingredients per vegetable capsule:
(25% Vitamin C)
(from extract - 4:1)
(from extract - 4:1)
Parsley leaf powder
Size 0 vegetable cellulose
Contains no: gluten, wheat,
lactose, added sugar, additives,
artificial colourings or yeast
Suitable for vegetarians and
A natural and non-acidic source of vitamin C
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Suitable for vegans
Suitable for vegetarians
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located beneath each product
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