A food based Vitamin C to support absorption and utilisation
NaturaC is a vitamin C supplement, derived from some of nature’s richest sources of this essential vitamin and antioxidant: Acerola cherries, rosehips, blackcurrants, parsley leaf and elderberries.
NaturaC is a fruit, berry and herb-filled food form vitamin C supplement, and as such is gentle and non-acidic - no artificial vitamin C (ascorbic acid).
NaturaC contains no unwanted fillers, binders, additives and colours. In many cases, these can actually reduce absorption of the active ingredients and are potential allergens.
NaturaC vitamin C may help support:
The Immune System
Normal Collagen Formation to help the function of cartilage, blood vessels, bones, gums, skin, and teeth
The Protection of Cells from Oxidative Stress
The natural food ingredients in NaturaC are more easily recognised by the body, facilitating maximum digestion, absorption and utilisation. The vitamin C is retained for longer and not rapidly eliminated. Our food based vitamin C is packed with antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, bioflavonoids, pectins, essential oils, lycopene, carotenoids, plant sterols, catechins, polyphenolics and many other phyto-nutrients.
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60 capsules per pot
Suitable for vegetarians and vegans.
Made in the UK under GMP standards.
NaturaC is a whole food (food based) source of vitamin C, derived from some of nature’s richest sources of this essential vitamin and antioxidant.
Synthesised vitamin C (normally in the form of ascorbic acid and mineral acsorbates) may look like vitamin C in chemical structure, but it is missing all of the natural and essential co-factors found in food state health food products.
The human body struggles to recognise synthetic substances, and this includes vitamins. It is best able to process and assimilate nutrients from natural whole foods. Food form supplements offer a convenient and effective means of topping up on vitamin and mineral intake, because they present nutrients in a form that is as close as possible to the foods where those micro-nutrients naturally occur.
As well as providing vitamin C, NaturaC is packed with a host of other natural vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, bioflavonoids, pectins, essential oils, lycopene, carotenoids, plant sterols, catechins, polyphenolics and other phyto-nutrients. Gentle and non-acidic - no ascorbic acid!
Acerola Cherries (25% vitamin C) - are known as superfruits, due to their excellent nutritional value and exceptionally high vitamin C content (30 times that found in oranges for the same weight). Acerola cherries provide a naturally bio-available and powerful source of vitamin C, which is fully utilised by the body. These cherries possess an amazing array of nutrients, including potent antioxidants. Researchers have identified nearly 150 nutritive constituents, which include bioflavonoids, proteins, mineral salts, iron, calcium and phosphorus. This undoubtedly makes acerola cherries one of the most nutritious fruits known to us.
Blackcurrants - are also considered to be superfruits due to their wide array of nutrients. These berries are extraordinarily rich in vitamin C and are actually far superior to navel oranges - containing more than three times as much of this powerful antioxidant. They also contain a good amount of calcium, potassium, phosphorus, iron, phyto-nutrients, vitamin E and other antioxidants, including anthocyanins - a type of polyphenol. Blackcurrants are a great energy food and the seeds are rich in unsaturated fatty acids. A recent scientific study revealed that the natural chemicals and compounds found in blackcurrants may help to balance the impact that exercise can have on the body.
Rosehips - the red fruits found on roses, are a great source of vitamin C and bioflavonoids. There is as much vitamin C in a cup of rosehip pulp as in 40 oranges! Vitamins A, B1-3 and K are also present. The bioflavonoids, present in the pulp and the rind of the fruits, exert a synergic action to vitamin C, enhancing its absorption rate.From a health perspective, rosehips are best known for their high content of bio-available vitamin C. There is approximately 1,700mg of vitamin C in 100g of dried rosehip. Roehips have an antioxidant potential even greater than that of blueberries!
Parsley Leaf - is a highly nutritious member of the umbelliferous vegetable family, parsley has many health benefits and a host of nutrients, such as vitamins A, C and E, bioflavonoids, iron, folic acid, volatile oils, coumarins, flavonoids, chlorophyll and other powerful antioxidants and phyto-nutrients. Parsley contains more vitamin C than any other culinary vegetable, i.e. approximately three times as much as that found in an orange and about the same amount as blackcurrants. Its iron content is high (around twice as much as spinach). It is also a good source of manganese, calcium and potassium.
Elderberries - are rich in vitamins A and B, flavonoids and potassium, but they are most notable because they contain more vitamin C than any other traditional fruits (except for blackcurrants and rosehips)! Research indicates that they promote disease resistance, which explains their traditional use in connection with the treatment of colds, viral infections and upper respiratory conditions (including asthma). They are also said to help lower cholesterol, improve vision, support heart health, improve diabetes symptoms, improve digestion, alleviate muscle aches, relieve arthritis symptoms, act as a mild laxative and diuretic and support immunity, .
In fact, anthocyanins found in elderberries have more antioxidant capacity than either vitamin E or vitamin C! These potent antioxidants enhance immune function by boosting the production of cytokines - proteins that act as “messengers” in the immune system to help regulate immune response.
Each Capsule Provides:
Vitamin C (from food form Acerola cherry) 125mg 156% NRV*
*NRV = Nutrient Reference Value
Acerola Cherry Extract (25% Vitamin C) 500mg
Parsley Leaf Powder (Petroselinum sativum) 50mg
Blackcurrant Ext 4:1 (>2% anthrocyanadins) 27mg
(equivalent to 108mg powder)
Rosehip Extract 4:1(equivalent to 108mg powder) 27mg
Elderberry Extract (30% polyphenols) 7mg
Ingredients: Acerola Cherry Extract, Capsule: Hydroxypropyl Methylcellulose (HPMC) (Vegetarian), Parsley Leaf Powder, Anti-caking Agent: Microcrystalline Cellulose, Blackcurrant Extract (4:1), Rosehip Extract (4:1), Elderberry Extract.
Contains no added: artificial colours, flavourings, preservatives, dairy products, gluten, lactose, soya, sugar, wheat or yeast.
Suitable for vegetarians and vegans.
60 capsules per pot
1 capsule to be taken 1 to 3 times per day, or as required.
60 capsules per pot
Food supplements should not be used as a substitute for a varied diet and healthy lifestyle.
Medical Conditions & Disclaimer
The medical and health information presented on this web site is meant for general educational purposes only and is not intended as a substitute for consultation with your physician or other healthcare professionals. It is recommended that anyone with a medical condition should consult their physician or therapist before making any change to prescribed medication. If you are unsure NatuaC is right for you, consult a doctor or health care professional before taking this or any dietary supplement. We do not claim to diagnose treat, cure,heal or prevent any disease. This is a natural product, therefore results may vary from person to person and cannot be guaranteed.