Super Vitamin C Booster
The Super Vitamin C Booster is a combination, food state vitamin C supplement, derived from some of nature’s richest sources of this essential vitamin and antioxidant: Acerola cherries, rosehips, blackcurrants, parsley leaf and elderberries.
Super Vitamin C Booster ingredients are more easily recognised by the body, facilitating maximum digestion, absorption and utilisation. The vitamin C is retained for longer; not rapidly eliminated.
Super Vitamin C Booster is packed with antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, bioflavonoids, pectins, essential oils, lycopene, carotenoids, plant sterols, catechins, polyphenolics and many other phyto-nutrients, this vitamin C supplement is gentle and non-acidic. No artificial vitamin C (ascorbic acid)
Vitamin C, also known as ascorbic acid and ascorbate, is a vitamin found in various foods and sold as a dietary supplement. It is used to prevent and treat scurvy. Vitamin C is an essential nutrient involved in the repair of tissue and the enzymatic production of certain neurotransmitters. It is required for the functioning of several enzymes and is important for immune system function. It also functions as an antioxidant.
There is some evidence that regular use of supplements may reduce the duration of the common cold, but it does not appear to prevent infection It is unclear whether supplementation affects the risk of cancer, cardiovascular disease, or dementia. It may be taken by mouth or by injection.
A gentle, non-acidic, food form vitamin C supplement derived from fruits and herbs, namely: Acerola cherries, rosehips, blackcurrants, parsley leaf and elderberries.
Vitamin C from Mother Nature.
Super Vitamin C Booster Ideal for long-term usage.
Super Vitamin C Booster form ingredients are more readily absorbed and utilised by the body than synthetic vitamin C (ascorbic acid).
# Approved EFSA health claims:
- 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. Click here and here for EFSA scientific opinions.
Acerola cherry (25% vitamin C):Acerola cherries are known as superfruits,due to their excellent nutritional value and exceptionally high vitamin C content. Vitamin C is essential for the growth and repair of cells and for a strong immune system. Acerola cherries provide 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.By way of a comparison of vitamin C content with other fruits, 1 small acerola cherry contains around 80mg of vitamin C – this is 30 times the amount found in oranges (of the same weight). These cherries possess an amazing array of nutrients, including potent antioxidants. In fact, researchers have identified nearly 150 nutritive constituents, which include bioflavonoids, proteins, mineral salts, iron, calcium and phosphorus. This undoubtedly makes acerola cherries one of the most nutritious fruits known to us.
Blackcurrant: Also considered to be superfruits due to their wide array of nutrients, blackcurrants were used during World War 2 as a replacement for oranges and other fruits rich in vitamin C (as they were difficult to source in the UK at that time). These berries are extraordinarily rich in vitamin C and are actually far superior to navel oranges – containing more than three times as much of this powerful antioxidant. They also contain a good amount of calcium, potassium, phosphorus, iron, phyto-nutrients, vitamin E and other antioxidants, including anthocyanins – a type of polyphenol. Blackcurrants are a great energy food and the seeds are rich in unsaturated fatty acids. They can also help to prevent joint inflammation, eye strain and urinary infections.
Rosehip: Rosehips are red fruits found on roses. They are 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. The bioflavonoids, present in the pulp and the rind of the fruits, exert a synergic action to vitamin C, enhancing its absorption rate.
Parsley leaf: A highly nutritious member of the umbelliferous vegetable family, parsley has many health benefits and a host of nutrients, such as vitamins A, C and E, bioflavonoids, iron, folic acid, volatile oils, coumarins, flavonoids, chlorophyll and other powerful antioxidants and phyto-nutrients.Parsley contains more vitamin C than any other culinary vegetable, i.e. approximately three times as much as that found in an orange and about the same amount as blackcurrants. Its iron content is high (around twice as much as spinach). It is also a good source of manganese, calcium and potassium.Raw parsley and juice is used to cleanse the blood, dissolve the sticky deposits in veins, help maintain elasticity of blood vessels, help break down small kidney stones and gallstones and as a natural breath freshener and diuretic.
Elderberry: Elderberries are rich in vitamins A and B, flavonoids and potassium, but they are most notable because they contain more vitamin C than any other traditional fruits (except for blackcurrants and rosehips)! Research indicates that they promote disease resistance, which explains their traditional use in connection with the treatment of colds, viral infections and upper respiratory conditions (including asthma). They are also said to help lower cholesterol, improve vision, support heart health, improve diabetes symptoms, improve digestion, alleviate muscle aches, relieve arthritis symptoms, act as a mild laxative and diuretic and support immunity, .In fact, anthocyanins found in elderberries have more antioxidant capacity than either vitamin E or vitamin C! These potent antioxidants enhance immune function by boosting the production of cytokines – proteins that act as “messengers” in the immune system to help regulate immune response.
As such, for best results of Super Vitamin C Booster it should ideally be combined with our great-tasting and filling Vegan Superfood protein powder blends which:
- are dairy-free
- are non-GMO
- contain no added sugar
- contain no artificial colours
- contain no artificial sweeteners etc.
60 capsules per pot
1 capsule to be taken 1 – 3 times per day, or as required.
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.