HUGE Vitamin C Punch – It’s that time of year again….

Posted: September 25, 2015 by CrossFit NE Georgia in Announcements


Acerola Cherry Packs a Huge Vitamin C Punch

Posted on September 22, 2015 in Home, Science

The perfect complement to sweet blueberries, tart acerola cherries supply more than just a delicious flavor profile to Javita’s new ActiveBlendz Defend drink mix–infusing a vitamin C punch and immune support boost that is unparalleled, naturally.

Some of the most unique health benefits of acerola include its ability to manage diabetes, reduce signs of aging, prevent certain types of cancer, improve heart health, increase circulation, reduce allergic reactions, stimulate the immune system, increase eye health, protect the skin, and improve mood.

Similar in appearance to a red cherry, the acerola cherry benefits originates from Mexico and from Central and South America. It contains over 150 phytonutrients and is one of the richest sources of vitamin C on the planet.

In fact, it far surpasses oranges in vitamin C potency!

Green, unripe acerola cherry packs 1500 to 4000mg of vitamin C for every 100g compared to oranges, which contain only 50mg of vitamin C per every 100g.

Oranges fall short in essential vitamins and minerals as well, containing only half the amounts of magnesium, potassium and pantothenic acid.

The Importance of Vitamin C

Vitamin C helps fight infections, strengthen the immune system, prevent blood clots, regenerate damaged skin tissues, build collagen and reduce the risk of heart disease and cancer.

Acerola fruit is a traditional remedy for scurvy, a disease caused by vitamin C deficiency.

According to the University of Maryland Medical Center, vitamin-C rich diets help to reduce your risk of cancers, especially of the breast, skin and cervix. Such plentiful concentrations of vitamin C make it an excellent preventative for heart disease.

Acerola regulates cholesterol levels, protects against atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries) and stops blood clots from forming. The anthocyanins in acerola (responsible for the fruit’s red hue) also help treat the common cold, gum infections, sore throat and hay fever.

Anthocyanins have proven anti-inflammatory properties, and can relieve headaches and fever as well as ibuprofen or aspirin do.

Acerola cherry benefits provides a highly absorbable form of vitamin C because it contains bioflavonoids, which help the body more readily assimilate antioxidants.

Valuable Health Benefits

Acerola cherry benefits has been shown to improve metabolism, and normalize blood pressure and heart rhythm. Its folate content helps to regenerate new cells, and the copper it contains aids in iron absorption.

Acerola cherry is also brimming with vitamin A and beta-carotene; two antioxidants that help:

  • improve vision
  • prevent cataracts and retinal hemorrhages
  • alleviate arthritis

And the reported health benefits don’t end there. Check it out…



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