USAGE GUIDELINES: Take 1 - 3 capsules per day with or without food or as advised by your health practitioner. Can be combined with our other antioxidants, organic products and food form supplements, such as our Acai Berry Capsules, MaxNourish (organic multivitamin), GreeNourish Complete (Organic) powder and Antarctic Krill Oil.
The Human body was not designed to swallow vitamin pills; we were designed to consume nutritious food. But as food quality declines due to mass production, the incidence of multiple micronutrient depletion continues to increase hand in hand with associated ailments.
Food State supplements present vitamins and minerals in a format as close as possible to the foods where those micronutrients naturally occur.
This Food State Vitamin C supplement is a unique food whole-food (food based) source of Vitamin C - made up from some of Natures richest sources of this essential vitamin and antioxidant. Packed with natural vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, bioflavonoids, pectins, essential oils, lycopene, carotenoids, plant sterols, catechins, polyphenolics and many other phytonutrients.
Man-made or synthesised vitamin C (which is normally in the form of ascorbic acid and mineral acsorbates) may may look like Vitamin C in chemical structure but it is missing all of the natural and essential co-factors found in "food state" health food products. This Vitamin C combination is made up of natural food ingredients; as recognised and required by the body for maximum digestion, absorption and utilisation.
This natural combination is also one of the few Vitamin C supplements that is...
NOT rapidly excreted from the body / retained for longer
NOT acidic (many people cannot tolerate acidic and citrus based supplements which may aggravate certain medical conditions)
High ration utilisation & retention (subsequently a lower dose is required)
Suitable for the young and old
Suitable for Vegetarians & Vegans
Acerola cherry (25% Vitamin C): Known as a Super Fruit due to it's exceptional nutritional values and very high natural source of Vitamin C.
Vitamin C is essential for the growth and repair of cells and for a strong immune system.
These little red colored fruits possess an amazing array of vitamin and antioxidant power. Acerola cherry provides a naturally bio-available and powerful source of Vitamin C which is fully utilised by the body, unlike synthetic ascorbic acid which is
sold as vitamin C.
Researchers have identified nearly 150 nutritive constituents in acerola cherry which includes bioflavonoids, proteins, mineral salts, iron, calcium and phosphorus.
As a comparison of Vitamin C content to other fruits, 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): is a highly nutritious member of the umbelliferous vegetable family. It has many health benefits and has been used for 100's of years as a natural remedy for many ailments.
It contains a host of nutrients such as Vitamin A, C, E, bioflavonoids, iron, folic acid, volatile oils, coumarins, flavonoids, chlorophyll and powerful anticancer components.
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). The plant is a good source of manganese, calcium and potassium.
Raw parsley and juice is used to cleanse the blood, dissolve the sticky deposits in veins, helps to maintains elasticity of blood vessels, helps to break down small kidney stones and gallstones and is a natural breath freshener and diuretic. It appears to enhance the body's absorption of manganese, which is important to help build bone. Also acts as an antioxidant.
Parsley is one of the most important culinary herbs for providing vitamins it is an immune system multi-vitamin and mineral complex all by itself.
Blackcurrant:another Super Fruit due to it's wide array of nutrients.
During World War 2, the blackcurrant was used as a replacement for oranges and other fruits rich in Vitamin C as they were difficult to source in the United Kingdom.
The fruit is extraordinarily rich in Vitamin C and far superior to navel oranges - containing more than three times as much as an orange. They can help prevent joint inflammation, eyestrain and urinary infections.
It contain a good amount of calcium, potassium, phosphorus, iron and vitamin E and also packed with Antioxiants (anthocyanins, a type of polyphenol) and Phytonutrients
Blackcurrants are a great food for increasing energy and the seeds are rich in unsaturated fatty acids.
A recent scientific study has revealed that the natural chemicals and compounds found in blackcurrants may help balance the impact exercise can have on the body.
Researchers from New Zealand have uncovered a compound found in the humble blackcurrant which may help breathing in some types of asthma.
British scientists are investigating how blackcurrants may hold the key in helping slow the progression of Alzheimer's. Also helps to protect against urinary tract infections.
Rosehip:are round red fruits found on natural roses, a great source of Vitamin C and bioflavonoids. There is as much vitamin C in a cup of rosehip pulp as in 40 oranges. Vitamins A, B1-3 and K are also present. Bioflavonoids, present in the pulp and the rind of the fruits, exert a synergic action to Vitamin C, enhancing its absorption by the organism.
From a health perspective, they are best known for their high content of vitamin C.
There is approximately 1,700 mg of C in 100 grams of dried rosehip. That's a lot of readily bio-available vitamin and a lot more than that found in an orange.
Native Americans have been using rosehips as tea for thousands of years and when the tea is finished, the hips were added to stews or soups. There was just too much nutrition in a rosehip to let it go to waste.
Studies show rosehip may reduce the symptoms of osteoarthritis and help sore, achy joints function better.
This dark red fruit is certainly no stranger to the world of alternative medicine and could be described as a nutritional superstar with its high iron and vitamin content.
It has an antioxidant potential even greater than that of blueberries.
Elderberry: are a true gift from Nature - a potent cold and virus fighter.
Elderberries contain more vitamin C than any other herb except for black currants and rosehips!
Traditional and scientific research indicates that elderberries promote disease resistance and that they also have the ability to prevent and even treat a virus. Elderberries have been used for centuries in the treatment of colds, viral infections and upper respiratory conditions including asthma.
Anthocyanins found in elderberries have more antioxidant capacity than either vitamin E or vitamin C. Elderberry anthocyanins enhance immune function by boosting the production of cytokines, proteins acting as messengers in the immune system to help regulate immune response.
They are rich in antioxidants, vitamins A, B, and C, flavonoids, and potassium.
Said to lower cholesterol, improve vision, reduce cold and flu symptoms, support a strong immune system and aid in heart health.
Elderberries have also been known to improve diabetes symptoms, assist in stress reduction, improve digestion, alleviate muscle aches, relieve arthritis symptoms and reduce fevers.
Additionally, the juice from the elderberry can also be used as a mild laxative and diuretic.
Synthetic versus Natural Vitamin C:
Is there a difference and is one form better than the other? Absolutely! Although synthetic Vitamin C (ascorbic) supplements do produce satisfactory results and the chemical structure might appear the same, the benefits of natural Vitamin C surpass it on many levels. There is more to natural Vitamin C than just ascorbic acid. The best Vitamin C supplement is one that contains the complete Vitamin C complex of bioflavonoids, hesperdin and rutin as these work synergistically to aid in the complete absorption and utilisation of the Vitamin. This Fruit, Berry & Herbal Food Form Vitamin C supplement is great daily addition in order to help maintain immunity, vitality and great health.