Acerola Cherries: Vital Vitamin C

Tranont Health only uses vitamin C sourced from acerola cherries. What’s so great about acerola cherries? Read on to find out what makes this special fruit the best source of vitamin C!

What is an acerola cherry?

Acerola cherries are native to southern Mexico and the Caribbean. They now grow throughout tropical regions of the western hemisphere.

These delicious berries have been used in modern and traditional medicine to treat coughs, colds, diarrhea, and liver problems.

Most importantly, acerola cherries are known for their huge vitamin C content. One cherry can have as much as 80mg of vitamin C!

acerola cherry

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Why are acerola cherries the best source of vitamin C?

Vitamin C helps our bodies stay strong against illness. Without vitamin C, our immune system is weaker.

Since acerola cherries contain more vitamin C than just about any other fruit, you can see why they are the best source of vitamin C.

The only fruit with a larger vitamin C content is rose hip, the seed pods of roses. Rose hips have a tart taste and aren’t as readily available as acerola cherries. Roses are generally pruned before rose hips grow.

Rose hips can be dangerous to consume if the rose plant was treated with pesticides.

Acerola cherries taste better and they don’t have the risk rose hips do, making them the superior choice and best source of vitamin C!

Why do I need acerola cherries?

Did you know that humans are one of the few mammals that can’t produce their own vitamin C? Because of this, we have to make sure we get enough vitamin C through the foods we eat. If we don’t get enough from our food, we have to take supplements.

That’s right. Vitamin C is not optional. Since we can’t make our own, we better make sure our vitamin C comes from the best source. Acerola cherries are by far the greatest source of vitamin C.

This is why we need acerola cherries:

  • More vitamin C than almost any other fruit
  • Extremely rich in antioxidants
  • Contains over 150 phytonutrients
  • May prevent colds and flu

Where can I find acerola cherries?

Although acerola cherries are native to tropical regions in the Caribbean and southern Mexico, you don’t actually have to travel to find them!

It’s possible to find acerola cherries in some grocery stores, though you can also easily find them online.

One of the easiest ways to obtain acerola cherries is through supplements. Tranont Health’s [Balance] and [Restore] both contain vitamin C derived from acerola cherries.

Buy [Balance] and [Restore] here.

With supplements, you can be sure you’re getting the vitamin C you need from the best source.

handful of acerola cherries

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Sources

Alive by Nature. (2017). Acerola Vitamin C Content Facts and Figures. Retrieved from https://alivebynature.com/acerola-vitamin-c-content-facts-and-figures/

Cardoso, P. C., & Tomazini, A. B. (2010, November 4). Vitamin C and carotenoids in organic and conventional fruits grown in Brazil. Retrieved from https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0308814610014019

Iannotti, M. (2007, November 7). Rose Hips – What Are They and What Do You Do with Them?. Retrieved January 30, 2019, from https://www.thespruce.com/what-are-rose-hips-and-what-do-they-do-1403046

White, A. (2017, May 24). What is Acerola Cherry? Retrieved from https://www.healthline.com/health/food-nutrition/acerola-cherry

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