30 Apr Spotlight on FITTEAM IMMUNE Ingredient: Acerola Cherry
Acerola cherries, also known as the Barbados cherry, are cherry-like berries thought to originate in southern Mexico and the Caribbean. Today, acerola plants are grown in tropical climates in the United States such as Florida, southern California, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, and Brazil1.
Scientists have found berries like Acerola Cherry to have some of the highest levels of antioxidant levels of any fresh fruits. One of the best immune boosting contributions of acerola is its high source of vitamin C, a water-soluble vitamin that is high in antioxidants. In addition to high vitamin C, acerola cherries are loaded with carotenoids including beta-carotene, beta-cryptoxanthin, lutein, and violaxanthin2. Additionally, acerola cherries contain flavonoids including anthocyanins, proanthocyanins, flavanols, and catechins. Like other phytonutrients, flavonoids are valuable antioxidants with anti-inflammatory and immune benefits3.
As you can see, Acerola Cherry is a nutrition powerhouse and is an extremely desirable ingredient for one looking to supplement their nutrition regimen to support immune health, and it is of course found in FITTEAM IMMUNE!