Acerola and vitamin C

The vitamin C deficiency common in modern diets necessitates additional contribution of ascorbic acid.

The fruits of acerola (Malpighia glabra Malpighinaceas the family) are extremely rich in vitamin C. It contains the highest concentration of ascorbic acid and dihidroascórbico (275 mg/100 g on average) of natural source. He brings other vitamins such as vitamin A (from 4300 to 12,500 UI/100 g, comparable to the 11,000 UI/100 g of carrots), thiamine, riboflavin and niacin levels comparable to the best of nuts.

The minerals are present in 0.5% potassium, calcium, iron, phosphorus, etc., And high concentrations of citric acid, malic and tartaric.

Vitamin C is essential for the development of certain body tissues and several of its constituents (collagen, ossein bones, etc.). Also stimulates the formation of hemoglobin promoting hematopoiesis and is essential for the formation of corticosteroids secreted by the adrenal glands.

Symptoms of vitamin C deficiency

The vitamin C deficiency is characterized by cardiac abnormalities, fatigue, dyspnea (tiredness and breathlessness), decreased resistance to infectious diseases or the occurrence of frequent bleeding. A major flaw in ascorbic acid is characterized by bleeding in the skin (purpura) or mucous membranes, especially at the gum and the appearance of scurvy.

The functions of the adrenal cortex depend on the concentration of vitamin C during physical exertion, decreasing the concentration is even more pronounced when longer the duration of effort.


Thus, acerola tablets are recommended in all cases where the resistance should be intensified in the body (states of exhaustion, pregnancy, lactation, respiratory or gastrointestinal infections, bleeding, etc.)..

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