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:vitaminsmineralsantioxidantsbioflavonoidspectinsessential oilslycopenecarotenoidsplant sterolscatechinspolyphenolics and many other phyto-nutrients.Vitamin C is used by the body 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 ingredientsAcerola cherryThis 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 is30 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 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 itself.BlackcurrantThis 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 ofcalcium, potassium, phosphorus, iron and vitamin E. Blackcurrants are a great food for supporting energy levels and the seeds are rich in unsaturated fatty acids. They are also packed with antioxidants (anthocyanins, a type of polyphenol) and phyto-nutrients.Rose hipRose hips are round, red fruits found on natural roses and are a great source ofvitamin C, iron andbioflavonoids. 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! Vitamins A, B1-3 and K are also present. ElderberryElderberries 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. Elderberries are also rich in antioxidants, vitamins A, B, and C, flavonoids and potassium. They may therefore provide support for a healthy heart and immune system.In summary The unique combination of nutrient-dense ingredients in our NaturaC therefore provides you with an exceptionally effective, food state vitamin C, along with all of the healthy nutrients that support 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 support 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 phyto-nutrients
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