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Acerola: hypertension, drowsiness, are there any precautions for use?

Write the 02/09/2022 by Santarome Bio

Acerola is a fruit commonly used to combat fatigue, lack of concentration, winter-related illnesses and other inconveniences. Particularly rich in vitamin C, acerola is renowned for its anti-fatigue and anti-oxidant benefits.

Do you want to take an acerola cure but want to know what the contraindications and precautions are for consuming this fruit?

Here's everything you need to know about taking acerola.

Acerola, what is it? 🍒

Acerola is called Barbados cherry or West Indian cherry. It grows mainly in South America, but also in the West Indies. It is indeed visually very close to the cherry.

It has been renowned for centuries for its numerous health benefits for its consumers:

  1. This is an anti-fatigue remedy par excellence. Do you feel tired, nervous, do you want to stock up on energy as winter approaches and regain your health? Acerola can give you shape and energy. It contains 40 times more vitamin C than an orange or a kiwi. It is one of the fruits with the highest levels of vitamin C in the world. It is therefore a fruit very suitable for dealing with fatigue. An acerola treatment is particularly recommended if you experience difficulty concentrating , moments of stress , memory loss , or even a certain nervousness .
  2. It is also an excellent ally for boosting your immune defenses as winter approaches: the concentration of vitamin C in acerola helps you limit the duration of winter infections such as the flu, colds, bronchitis. It allows white blood cells to boost their effect on bacteria. Its benefits make acerola an excellent ally for your health.
  3. Furthermore, acerola has anti-oxidant properties : tissue oxidation results in premature aging of the skin. Certain factors contribute to oxidizing tissues: too much tobacco, exposure to the sun, a tiring lifestyle, eating habits, etc. Acerola is very beneficial for restoring vitality to tissues and for reducing oxidative stress. These virtues are due in particular to the flavonoids and carotenoids contained in acerola.

In this sense, an acerola cure in the form of food supplements can be a wise idea if you feel fatigue, stress, nervousness, memory and concentration problems, or simply if you want to protect yourself against possible illnesses. winter.


Does acerola have any side effects? 😷

To date, very few side effects of acerola on health have been noted. If the user respects the prescribed doses, it is possible to consume it with complete peace of mind.

On the other hand, in the event of an overdose, some unpleasant side effects may be experienced:

  1. The high concentration of vitamin C in acerola has many benefits as we have seen. However, this concentration can lead to insomnia if the dosage is not respected. It is advisable to take acerola in the morning rather than in the evening, to avoid this type of side effects.
  2. In the event of an overdose, you may also experience diarrhea, stomach cramps, abdominal pain or even nausea.

If you experience these symptoms, it is advisable to end your acerola treatment quickly. If symptoms persist, do not hesitate to consult a medical professional.

Are there any precautions when taking acerola?

Let us first point out that acerola will only bear its full fruit if its intake is combined with a healthy and balanced lifestyle.

To boost your immune system, you can consume foods like green tea, blueberries, dark chocolate, etc.

It is also advisable to do some sporting exercises regularly and to avoid too much exposure to the sun.

If you wish to undertake an acerola treatment and are wondering about possible precautions for use concerning you, we invite you to ask a medical specialist. He knows your file and can give you advice tailored to your situation.

Taking acerola is not recommended in the following cases:

  1. You are pregnant or breastfeeding your child: the high dosage of vitamin C in acerola can be harmful.
  2. Acerola is also not recommended for young children: if you find your child abnormally tired or want to strengthen him against possible infections, it is best to consult a doctor.
  3. Acerola in high doses can increase kidney stones. If you suffer from this disease, a cure will not be suitable.
  4. Likewise, if you suffer from gout, acerola will not be suitable for you because it increases uric acid levels.

Acerola-based food supplements 🌱

At Santarome Bio, we offer food supplements based on acerola to regain energy and vitality.

Acerola Bio 1000 is available in the form of tablets with a high dose of acerola.

By chewing one tablet of Acerola Bio 1000 per day, you will quickly notice the beneficial effects.

If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact our team.

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