Acerola Extracts

    Acerola (Malphigia Glabra Linné)

    1 – Acerola Dry Extract (spray dried) Minimum 17% Natural Vitamin ´C´ from own acerola berry 
            Packing: 25kg net polypropylene bags into fiber barrel

    2 – Acerola Dry Extract (spray dried) Minimum 25% Added Vitamin ´C´ 
            Packing: 25kg net polypropylene bags into fiber barrel

     

    Family: Malpighiaceae

    Genus: Malpighia

    Species: Glabra

    Synonyms: Malpighia biflora, M. fallax, M. lucida, M. neumanniana, M. nitida, M. peruviana, M. punicifolia, M. semeruco, M. undulata, M. uniflora

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    Nutritious

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    Fights free radicals

    Dries secretions

    Increases urination

    Acerola (Malpighia glabra L.) is a tropical fruit native to Mexico, Central and South America. Rich in antioxidants (including vitamin C and anthocyanins), acerola is often sold in supplement and juice form. Proponents claim that acerola offers a wide range of health benefits.

    Acerola is sometimes referred to as acerola berry or acerola cherry. However, acerola is not related to cherries from the genus Prunus (such as the wild cherry).

    To date, very few scientific studies have tested the potential health benefits of acerola. Although there is no evidence from clinical trials to show that acerola can enhance health, some preliminary findings from laboratory research and animal-based studies indicate that acerola may have some beneficial effects.

    Here's a look at several key study findings:

    1) Blood Sugar

    Acerola may help reduce blood sugar levels, according to a 2006 study from Bioscience, Biotechnology, and Biochemistry. In tests on mice, scientists demonstrated that antioxidants extracted from acerola may help suppress transport of blood sugar throughout the intestines.

    2) Oxidative Stress

    In a laboratory study published in Plant Foods for Human Nutrition in 2011, researchers found that acerola extract may fight oxidative stress (an aging-related process linked to a number of major diseases).

    3) Lung Cancer

    Acerola shows promise for protection against lung cancer, a 2002 study in the Journal of Nutritional Science and Vitaminology suggests. Tests on mice revealed that acerola extract helped regulate abnormal cell growth to slow the spread of lung cancer.

    Uses for Acerola

    Acerola is touted as a natural remedy for a number of health conditions, including:

    • allergies

    • atherosclerosis

    • cavities

    • the common cold

    • depression

    • diabetes

    • inflammation

    In addition, some proponents claim that acerola can stimulate the production of collagen, improve sports performance and slow the aging process.

    Safety

    Although little is known about the safety of long-term use of acerola extract, there is some concern that oral intake of acerola may cause certain side effects (including nausea, diarrhea, headache, redness of skin and kidney stones).

    Using Acerola for Health

    Due to the lack of supporting research, acerola cannot currently be recommended as a principal standard treatment for any health problem. It's important to note that using acerola as substitute for standard treatment of a chronic condition may have serious health consequences.

    Sources:

    de Brito ES, de Araújo MC, Alves RE, Carkeet C, Clevidence BA, Novotny JA. "Anthocyanins present in selected tropical fruits: acerola, jambolão, jussara, and guajiru." J Agric Food Chem. 2007 Nov 14;55(23):9389-94.

    Hanamura T, Mayama C, Aoki H, Hirayama Y, Shimizu M. "Antihyperglycemic effect of polyphenols from Acerola (Malpighia emarginata DC.) fruit." Biosci Biotechnol Biochem. 2006 Aug;70(8):1813-20.

    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 Dec;72(12):3211-8.

    Motohashi N, Wakabayashi H, Kurihara T, Fukushima H, Yamada T, Kawase M, Sohara Y, Tani S, Shirataki Y, Sakagami H, Satoh K, Nakashima H, Molnár A, Spengler G, Gyémánt N, Ugocsai K, Molnár J. "Biological activity of barbados cherry (acerola fruits, fruit of Malpighia emarginata DC) extracts and fractions." Phytother Res. 2004 Mar;18(3):212-23.

    Nagamine I, Akiyama T, Kainuma M, Kumagai H, Satoh H, Yamada K, Yano T, Sakurai H. "Effect of acerola cherry extract on cell proliferation and activation of ras signal pathway at the promotion stage of lung tumorigenesis in mice." J Nutr Sci Vitaminol (Tokyo). 2002 Feb;48(1):69-72.

    Nunes Rda S, Kahl VF, Sarmento Mda S, Richter MF, Costa-Lotufo LV, Rodrigues FA, Abin-Carriquiry JA, Martinez MM, Ferronatto S, Ferraz Ade B, da Silva J. "Antigenotoxicity and antioxidant activity of Acerola fruit (Malpighia glabra L.) at two stages of ripeness." Plant Foods Hum Nutr. 2011 Jun;66(2):129-35.M

    Souza CO, Silva LT, Silva JR, López JA, Veiga-Santos P, Druzian JI. "Mango and acerola pulps as antioxidant additives in cassava starch bio-based film." J Agric Food Chem. 2011 Mar 23;59(6):2248-54.

    Visentainer JV, Vieira OA, Matsushita M, de Souza NE. "Physico-chemical characterization of acerola (Malpighia glabra L.) produced in Maringá, Paraná State, Brazil." Arch Latinoam Nutr. 1997

  • Acerola Dry Extract (spray dried) Minimum 17% Natural Vitamin ´C´ from own acerola berry