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Healthy Vitamins
  • Camu Camu Berries
  • Kiwi
  • Grasses, like Barley Grass
  • Acerola Berries
  • Broccoli
  • Leafy Green Vegetables
  • Amla Berries
  • Stawberries
  • Certain Herbs
  • Red Pepper
  • Citrus Fruits
  • Rose Hips
  • Parsley
  • Chlorella



Synergistic Effect of Vitamin C, Vitamin E & Beta Carotene

Vitamin C has been shown to work synergistically with beta carotene and E.  This means that they help each other to perform their functions better than when taken alone.  Vitamins C & E tend to extend the others’ antioxidant effect in the body.  Using whole food sources and eating a good, natural diet will help to ensure that your C does work synergistically with a host of other nutrients.

Amounts of Vitamin C in Plants Depend on Lot of Things

The amount of vitamin C in plants that you consume depends on a lot of things, including the soil fertility and climate in which it grew, as well as harvesting and storage conditions.  Studies have shown that foods grown organically typically have higher nutrient content as well as lower pesticide residues, so try to find organic sources of fresh, local fruits and vegetables, such as from farmer’s markets.

Many people have stopped using large dosages of synthetic vitamin C because they find that much smaller amounts of truly natural, potent, food sources of  C like camu-camu berries and dried grasses gives them more effective strengthening of their immune system.  Camu-camu has also shown to have mood-lifting properties (Dr. James Duke, retired chief botanist for the U.S. Department of Agriculture ranks Camu-camu as No 2 in effectiveness compared to hundreds of botanical agents for depression).  It is also non-irritating to sensitive stomachs and bladders (unlike synthetic vitamin C).

Even though the amount of vitamin C (per milligram) in Camu-Camu and grasses will appear low compared to synthetically derived C products, the effects on the human body are incomparable.  Because of its natural nutrient symphony including bioflavanoids and other synergists, clinical evidence suggests that it is far more effective, milligram for milligram, than the synthetic ascorbic acid or ester C.

Health care practitioners report the extraordinary nutritional benefits of supporting the body’s natural defense against internal invaders using 100-150 mg of potent natural-source vitamin C which they had previously only achieved with mega doses of ester C.

For supplements, look for 100% whole food sources grown organically in nutrient-rich soils that are preserved & stored carefully so as to retain high nutrient levels, such as with the Quantum and Peak Energy brands.

One of the Richest Sources of
Natural Vitamin C in the World:  Camu-Camu

Camu-camu is a well-known, prized fruit in Japan but is almost unknown in the U.S.  Camu-camu berries are one of the richest sources of natural vitamin C in the world.  They contain up to 500,000 ppm of natural vitamin C as compared to oranges which provide only about 4,000 ppm.  Camu-camu provides over 30 times more vitamin C than oranges, 10 times more iron, 3 times more niacin, twice as much riboflavin, 50% more phosphorus and is a significant source of potassium.  It contains a full array of vitamins, minerals and amino acids which aid in the absorption of vitamin C, including special phytonutrients.  Look for Camu-camu berries that are carefully and responsibly harvested, and then concentrated in a process that safeguards their naturally occurring vitamin C, bioflavonoids and other precious, synergistic co-factors.

Click here for more info on Camu-camu, a potent immune and mood-balancing botanical agent

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Synthetic vs Natural Vitamin C - Does It Make A Difference?

Camu Camu Berries - One of the Best Sources of Natural Vitamin C

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