Acerola (Malpighia emarginata DC.) is one of the richest natural sources of ascorbic acid in the plant kingdom. It is also a significant source of flavonoids, carotenoids phenolics, anthocyanins, pectin etc. By weight it contains up to 100 times more ascorbic acid than citrus fruit (up to 4500 mg per 100 g which is slightly less than camu but with a much more pleasant taste) (1). It is also a source of malic acid (2).
Besides just being a great source of ascorbic acid, it has the following therapeutic effects:
a) Anti hyperglycemic (3)
b) Anti-bacterial against Staph aureus (4)
c) Hepatoprotective (5)
d) Radioprotective (6)
e) May help with dyslipidemia (7)
f) Help with hyperpigmentation (8)
For children or adults who cannot swallow pills like Camu Supreme we decided to come out with a freeze-dried concentrated juice extract. Freeze drying optimizes the nutritional value found in acerola fruit. Most juice powders have maltodextrin, silicon dioxide, or other anti-caking agents, and these often do not need to be listed on the label. As always, these are things we never use or allow any of these in our products.
Acerola Supreme is in a glycerine base and one dropperful contains the 100% of the RDA for Vitamin C for a child 4-8 years old (25mg) or 167% of the RDA for children 1-3 years old.
There are no known contraindications.
Recommended dose is 1 dropperful per day. Can take a higher dose if desired.
1. Mezadri T, Villano D, Fernandez-Pachon MS, Garcia-Parrilla MC, Troncoso AM. Antioxidant compounds and antioxidant activity in acerola (Malpighia emarginata DC.) fruits and derivatives. J Food Comp Anal. 2008;21:282–290. doi: 10.1016/j.jfca.2008.02.002.
2. Righetto AM, Netoo FM, Carraro F. Chemical Composition and Antioxidant Activity of juices from Mature and Immature acerola (Malpighia emarginata DC) Food Sci Technol Int. 2005;11:315–321. doi: 10.1177/1082013205056785
3. Hanamura T, Uchida E, Aoki H. Skin lightening Effect of a Polyphenol Extract from Acerola (Malpighia emarginata DC.) Fruit on UV-Induced Pigmentation. Biosci Biotechnol Biochem. 2008;72(12):3211–3218. doi: 10.1271/bbb.80421
4. Delva L, Schneider RG. Antioxidant activity and antimicrobial properties of phenolic extracts form acerola (Malpighia emarginata D.C.) fruit. Int J Food Sci Tech. 2013;48:1048–1056. doi: 10.1111/ijfs.12061.
5. Rochette NFG, Mota EF, Nunes-Pinheiro DCS, Bezerra CF, Oliveira MLMD, Silva ACMD, Miranda MRAD, Melo DFD. Effect of the pretreatment with acerola (Malpighia emarginata DC.) juice on the ethanol-induced oxidative stress in mice- Hepatoprotective potential of acerola juice. Free Rad Antioxid. 2013;3:S16–S21
6. Dusman E, Berti AP, Mariucci RG, Lopes NB, Tonin LTD, Vicentini VEP. Radioprotective effect of the Barbados Cherry (Malpighia glabra L.) against radiopharmaceutical Iodine-131 in Wistar rats in vivo. BMC Complement Altern Med. 2014;14(41):1–9
7. Barbalho SM, Damasceno DC, Spada APM, Palhares M, Martuchi KA, Oshiiwa M, Sazaki V, Da Silva VS. Evaluation of glycemic and lipid profile of offspring of diabetic Wistar rats treated with Malpighia emarginata juice. Exp Diabetes Res. 2011
8. Yasunori Sato,1,¤ Eriko Uchida,2 Hitoshi Aoki,3 Takayuki Hanamura,3 Kenichi Nagamine,4 Hisanori Kato,5 Takeshi Koizumi,2 and Akihito Ishigami1,* Acerola (Malpighia emarginata DC.) Juice Intake Suppresses UVB-Induced Skin Pigmentation in SMP30/GNL Knockout Hairless Mice 2017 Jan 23. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0170438