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The properties and benefits of Acerola

Write the 24/04/2023 by Santarome Bio

Acerola is a kind of small red cherry, coming from South America, which has a rich concentration of vitamin C. Thanks to this elixir, it has many benefits and properties, particularly against cell aging. This “Barbados cherry” also concentrates flavonoids, vitamin A, B and minerals. Thus, it brings energy and vitality.


History of Acerola

Originally from Central America, acerola is a plant used by Amazonian tribes in particular for its various virtues. It belongs to the Malpighiaceae family. Today, it is present in several countries including Brazil, the Caribbean, South America but also the West Indies, hence its nickname “West Indian cherry”. Recently, Acerola has been found in Asian countries.

Acerola, also known as Malpighia Glabra, is a shrub with red flowers, resembling cherries, the extract of which contains many vitamins.

This berry matures in tropical regions and needs to be kept away from heat to preserve its conservation.

Properties of Acerola

Acerola is a plant that has a certain number of vitamins once it is harvested:

  1. Vitamin B1 and B6

  2. Vitamin A

  3. Vitamin C

  4. Flavonoids

  5. Minerals (phosphorus, iron, etc.)


Due to the presence of the numerous vitamins and minerals that compose it, Acerola is an energy booster that fights against fatigue. The vitamin C in Acerola facilitates the transport of fatty acids to the mitochondria which produce ATP in cells where a lack of energy is felt.

Antimicrobial action

According to studies, acerola is an anti-bacterial which immunizes the immune system and thus reduces illnesses and colds thanks to its vitamin C content.

Powerful antioxidant

Acerola has flavonoids, phytonutrients, vitamin C and E, the cocktail of which provides an antioxidant effect which fights against certain premature diseases.


Vitamin C from acerola acts in particular for the regeneration of the skin and to prevent cell aging. This little cherry stimulates and strengthens the production and speed of collagen which gives this elastic effect to the skin.

Iron booster

In case of iron deficiency, Malpighia Glabra helps absorb and store iron in cells. People suffering from anemia can therefore see it as a solution for daily life.

Benefits on the body

Acerola is classified among the foods richest in vitamin C. Thus, it has an impact on the immune system . It is an energy booster that strengthens the immune system and helps natural defenses. Particularly in cases of anemia, acerola helps absorb and store iron content in the body.

Its antioxidant effect helps fight stress thanks to flavonoids and carotenoids. In the same way, these active ingredients help fight against cell aging and certain age-related pathologies.

Acerola also acts for restful sleep, notably thanks to the absorption of iron provided by vitamin C. During sleep, the body tries to eliminate toxins which accumulate, particularly in the liver. Here again, acerola activates the liver's ability to detoxify food and thus have a peaceful night's sleep.

Hair growth is another benefit released by the composition of acerola. The iron content of acerola will activate the oxygenation of cells and thus participate in natural hair growth. Vitamin C produces collagen which is essential in particular for the production of keratin, an essential protein for the health of the scalp.

Acerola also influences your skin through the release of collagen which provides skin elasticity thanks to vitamin C. Acerola's antioxidants limit the appearance of free radicals which result in skin aging.

Acerola also contains fibers which intervene in particular on cholesterol and intestinal and digestive transit.

How to consume Acerola?

Acerola is consumed in different forms: powder, jelly, fresh or even in juice. Each has the same enriching properties of this little bay. However, powder and juice are the most used options for consuming acerola.

To fill up on vitality and regain the energy of spring, Santarome Bio offers a wide range based on Acerola in tablets and ampoules which tones and strengthens. Enriched by a trio of organic blackcurrant, roman and sequoia buds, Acerola promises even more vitality.

Dosage of Acerola Bio 1000 food supplements from Santarome Bio

For effective action of acerola, one tablet per day should be taken at breakfast time.

Acerola Bio 1000 food supplements from Santarome Bio are not recommended for infants, young children, as well as pregnant or breastfeeding women. Be sure to respect the indicated daily dose.

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