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What Acerola Powder Can Do For You

Even if you haven’t heard of Acerola, you’ve likely heard of vitamin C. And you probably have some idea of the health benefits that vitamin C offers.

So then, if we tell you that Acerola comes from a small fruit that has one of the highest vitamin C contents of any fruit around, you’ll start to understand why we’re particularly fond of this little powerhouse, and why Acerola powder is included in our greens mix.

Acerola powder comes from Acerola cherries - but to be clear, these aren’t the same as common cherries you eat straight out of the punnet. They look a bit like a regular cherry, and they can be eaten directly, but they have a distinctive sour flavour, thanks to their incredibly high vitamin C content.

This vitamin C content, alongside the other benefits of Acerola, can bring you an improved immune system, better skin, and higher energy levels, among other things.

This fruit packs an impressive nutritional punch given its unassuming size, one that goes beyond just vitamin C. But before we talk about that, let’s revisit vitamin C first.

A Touch-up On How Vitamin C Works

Vitamin C is also known as ‘ascorbic acid’. It’s popular because it tastes good, and is safe to take.

There are a number of different sources of vitamin C, not least of which is fruit. Just think of all that citrus fruit that comes into season in winter, right when your body needs all the immune support it can get. Vitamin C is also found in nutrient-dense vegetables like red peppers, broccoli, and cabbage.

Because Vitamin C is a water-soluble vitamin, it’s quickly processed, entering our cells directly. Any excess is easily excreted from the body, which means it’s hard to have too much vitamin C.

But while most of us do get enough vitamin C to cover our basic requirements, we don’t store it for later use in the same way as we can with fat-soluble vitamins. So even if we get enough, many of us miss out on the benefits it can bring when you have it in a higher dose.

It’s also important to distinguish natural and synthetic forms of vitamin C. Plant sources of vitamins tend to have a higher absorption rate compared to synthetic supplements. This is because they contain a spectrum of synergistic compounds which increase absorption and effect - rather than just an isolated form of ascorbic acid, like that offered by synthetic vitamins.

Which leads us right to the next point - you guessed it - it makes sense to get your vitamins from natural sources. And in our minds there’s no better natural source for vitamin C than Acerola.

Acerola Powder Benefits: Vitamin C And Beyond

Thanks to its incredibly high level of vitamin C, Acerola brings all of the benefits of this essential vitamin.

While further studies are needed, science currently supports vitamin C supplementation for a range of conditions, from scurvy, to shortening the duration of colds and flus.

It’s believed vitamin C also supports wound healing, by aiding tissue repair and the formation of collagen, and a healthy immune system by stimulating white blood cell production and releasing interferons (proteins that defend the body against viruses and cancer).

It’s also thought to decrease stress levels, act as an antioxidant (and also regenerate antioxidants), reduce the risk of cancer, promote cardiovascular health, increase iron absorption, support healthy skin, and increase energy and well-being.

Phew! That’s a pretty impressive list of benefits.

But as we mentioned above, the beauty of Acerola isn’t just that it’s a great source of vitamin C. It contains an array of complementary nutrients. For example, Acerola cherry offers a range of other vitamins including A, B1, B2 and B3.

And that gorgeous red colour? It doesn’t just make the cherry nice to look at - the colourful pigments in Acerola are signs of the anthocyanins and carotenoids present in the fruit, which both promote good health.

How To Enjoy Acerola Powder

While Acerola powder is generally considered safe, there’s no standard dose, and recommendations vary based on age, weight and health condition.

Caution is advised for those taking blood thinning or hormone medications, and patients with gout or kidney stones, which can be aggravated by vitamin C. The very high vitamin C content may also cause gastric distress and/or diarrhea if too much is taken.

A great way to ensure you’re getting the full range of benefits, without excess, is to enjoy Acerola powder in your daily Athletic Greens mix. Aside from knowing you’re getting the optimum amount, Acerola powder also works in nicely with the other ingredients in our greens.

Acerola and other citrus bioflavonoids increase the absorption of vitamin C and work hard to help strengthen the immune system and provide anti-inflammatory benefits. Acerola also goes along with another natural source of vitamin C, Grape Seed Extract; both can help collagen formation and improve skin quality.

In just a single daily dose you’re getting everything you need, no more and no less!

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Frequently Asked Questions

They are very different. Synthetic vitamins have an isolated form of ascorbic acid. Plant sources of vitamins tend to have a higher absorption rate, thanks to their spectrum of synergistic compounds which increase absorption and effect.


This one is pretty simple - Acerola is a plant source of vitamin C - and it’s a plant whose fruit has one of the highest vitamin C contents of any fruit around.

Plus you’re not just getting a concentrated hit of vitamin C, you’re also getting complementary nutrients such as vitamins A, B1, B2 and B3, and anthocyanins and carotenoids. All of these promote good health.


Unlikely. Thanks to vitamin C being a water-soluble vitamin, any excess is easily excreted. Even if you’re carefully incorporating it into your daily diet, you’re likely to not be getting enough to get the full range of benefits the vitamin can bring.


Yes, there sure are! We’ve created the perfect mix of 75 ingredients, which work together to ensure you’re getting the absolute most nutritional value out of every single one.

Acerola and other citrus bioflavonoids in our mix increase the absorption of vitamin C and work hard to help strengthen the immune system and provide anti-inflammatory benefits. Acerola also goes along with another natural source of vitamin C, Grape Seed Extract; both can help collagen formation and improve skin quality.


For best results, we recommend you take one serving first thing in the morning, every day. Consistency is key, so incorporating Athletic Greens into your daily routine (for example mixed into a delicious breakfast smoothie) is a sure way to get your Acerola powder benefits daily.