A gentle, non-acidic and food form vitamin C supplement derived from fruits and herbs, namely: Acerola cherries, rosehips, blackcurrants, parsley leaf and elderberries.
These food form ingredients are more readily absorbed and utilised by the body than synthetic vitamin C (ascorbic acid).
Food form vitamin C supplement
Derived from fruits and herbs
Gentle and non-acidic
Support of the immune system
Support of normal collagen formation
Support of bones, skin and teeth
Support of energy levels
Support against oxidative stress
Support of iron absorption
No ascorbic acid
NOT rapidly excreted from the body
Suitable for vegetarians and vegans
The fruit and herbal ingredients used in this food form vitamin C formulation also contain a range of other vitamins, minerals, bioflavonoids, pectins, essential oils, lycopene, carotenoids, plant sterols, catechins, polyphenolics and phytonutrients.
For example, as well as vitamin C: Acerola cherries also contain vitamin A, thiamine, riboflavin and niacin; rosehips contain calcium, iron, selenium, manganese, magnesium, phosphorous, potassium, sulfur, silicon and zinc; blackcurrants contain anthocyanins, flavonoids and polyphenolics; parsley leaf contains volatile oil components (including myristicin, limonene, eugenol and alpha-thujene) and flavonoids (including apiin, apigenin, crisoeriol and luteolin); and elderberries contain flavonoids such as isorhamnetin, kaempferol and quercetin. And many more...
Extra Fruit is gentle and non-acidic - no artificial vitamin C (ascorbic acid). This is noteworthy because some people can't tolerate acidic and citrus-based supplements, which may aggravate certain medical conditions.
What's more, many synthetic vitamin C supplements (which tend to contain ascorbic acid), are packed with unwanted fillers, binders, additives and colours. In many cases, these excipients can actually reduce absorption of the active ingredients and are potential allergens.
Our fruit, berry and herb-filled food form vitamin C supplement contains none of these added "nasties" and is therefore a great addition to your daily balanced diet.
Vitamin C contributes to maintaining the normal function of the immune system. It also contributes to normal collagen formation for the normal function of blood vessels, bones, cartilage, gums, skin and teeth, normal energy-yielding metabolism, normal functioning of the nervous system, normal psychological function, protection of cells from oxidative stress, the reduction of tiredness and fatigue, the regeneration of the reduced form of vitamin E and increases iron absorption.
What does "food form" mean?
“Food form” or “food state” simply means that that a product has been specially prepared to be as similar to its real food ingredients as possible (with minimal processing), to help the body to recognise and assimilate the nutrients.
Detailed Ingredients :
60 capsules per pot
Per capsule: %NRV*
Vitamin C (from food form Acerola cherry) - 125mg 156%
*NRV = Nutrient Reference Value
Acerola Cherry Extract (25% Vitamin C) - 500mg
Parsley Leaf Powder (Petroselinum sativum) - 50mg
Blackcurrant Ext 4:1 (>2% anthrocyanadins) (equivalent to 108mg powder) - 27mg
Rosehip Extract 4:1(equivalent to 108mg powder) - 27mg
Elderberry Extract (30% polyphenols) - 7mg
Ingredients: Acerola Cherry Extract, Capsule: Hydroxypropyl Methylcellulose (HPMC) (Vegetarian), Parsley Leaf Powder, Anti-caking Agent: Microcrystalline Cellulose, Blackcurrant Extract (4:1), Rosehip Extract (4:1), Elderberry Extract.
Contains no added: artificial colours, flavourings, preservatives, dairy products, gluten, lactose, soya, sugar, wheat or yeast.
Suitable for vegetarians and vegans.
Recommended Usage :
1 capsule to be taken 1 - 3 times per day, or as required.