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The health benefits and virtues of acerola

This small, bright red exotic fruit, also known as the “Barbados cherry”, is renowned for its many health benefits and virtues. Its rich content of vitamin C, vitamin A and flavonoids makes it an ideal dietary supplement to fight winter fatigue and strengthen the immune system. Anti-inflammatory, anti-cancer, antibacterial and anti-aging effects, the therapeutic properties of acerola have been demonstrated by numerous scientific studies. In today’s article, we reveal all about this miraculous little fruit.

Strengthen your immune system with acerola.

Acerola is one of the richest foods in vitamin C (its vitamin C content is 40 times higher than that of oranges), making it an excellent immune system stimulant and a powerful remedy for scurvy (a disease caused by a vitamin C deficiency).

Acerola also allows you to eliminate toxins from your body. Therefore, if you feel tired during the winter months, you can take acerola as a dietary supplement or juice to give yourself a boost.

Acerola: antibacterial, antifungal and anti-inflammatory

Very popular in South America, the natives were already using acerola to combat dysentery and fever. Studies conducted by researchers have demonstrated its antibacterial effects on Staphylococcus epidermidis, as well as its effects against fungal infections and its anti-inflammatory properties.

Acerola is therefore a real little therapeutic gem that offers many benefits to your body.

Preventing cancer with acerola

Several studies conducted by Japanese researchers have shown that acerola has potential anti-cancer properties, particularly against lung cancer. During an experiment, they had observed that the extract of acerola made it possible to stop the growth of tumoral cells of the lung on a mouse.

The benefits of acerola for the heart

For people who suffer from obesity or high cholesterol, acerola protects the body from bad cholesterol. Its richness in vitamin C (which is a very good antioxidant) also gives it beneficial properties for the heart.

Strengthen your bones with acerola

Acerola is also very rich in iron, calcium, phosphorus and magnesium, which gives it powerful remineralizing properties. Thus, acerola is ideal for strengthening your bones and teeth.

Acerola: your new anti-aging remedy

Vitamin C is an essential element in the production of collagen, a protein that gives your skin a supple and toned appearance. Consuming acerola as a dietary supplement therefore allows you to stimulate collagen synthesis and preserve the appearance of your skin.

In addition, its richness in antioxidants allows it to protect your body’s cells against free radicals, and therefore to fight against premature aging.

Known for its many therapeutic virtues, acerola has become a leading ingredient in nutricosmetics and anti-aging medicine.

Our experts have combined acerola with the most effective anti-aging active ingredients on the market to create MyCollagenLift, a food supplement at the cutting edge of biotechnology. Thanks to the perfect synergy of its components, MyCollagenLift stimulates, protects and nourishes your skin cells for an optimal anti-aging result.