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Vitamin C is an essential Vitamin for good health, it helps rebuild muscles, speeds up wound healing and keeps bones and teeth healthy1. Vitamin C is an essential nutrient for the development and maintenance of joints, cartilage and blood vessels.

Vitamin C helps fight infections, strengthen the immune system, prevent blood clots, and reduce the risk of heart disease and cancer. Vitamin C is also necessary for creating ATP, dopamine, peptide hormones, and tyrosine, an amino acid involved in the production of melanin and the regulation of most hormones in our body. Excitingly for anyone interested in anti-aging, research also demonstrates that Vitamin C can turn off the cellular senescence process to extend the lifespan of cells while simultaneously maintaining the integrity of DNA (so that cancer would not occur during cellular replication)2.

As a powerful antioxidant, Vitamin C helps lessen oxidative stress to the body and speeds up recovery time after exercise3. Importantly for anyone who eats processed foods, new studies have discovered that natural Vitamin C also lowers and stabilizes blood sugar, and if consumed just before a sugary or high-carb meal, Vitamin C will significantly reduce the blood sugar spike that follows and is therefore very beneficial for the prevention of (Type 2) diabetes and the maintenance of a healthy weight4.

Importantly for BEAUTY SHOT users, multiple studies show that natural Vitamin C from fruit and vegetables is far better absorbed by the body than Vitamin C in a synthetic form : natural Vitamin C is highly bioavailable and provides a massive number of health and beauty benefits including protecting cells from oxidative stress, accelerating would healing, stimulating collagen synthesis and bone formation and aiding the absorption of iron. Synthetic Vitamin C on the other hand puts significant stress on your kidneys and should not be consumed regularly in any large doses.

As Vitamin C is not stored in the body, it needs to be replaced daily. For this reason it is recommended to consume foods high in Vitamin C such as fresh, raw fruits and vegetables (organic if possible) every day. If you travel a lot or work away from home this is not always easy, so each SHOT BEAUTE sachet contains 500mg of pure, freeze dried Acerola extract providing you with 125mg of natural, highly bioavailable Vitamin C from Acerola alone.

In addition to Vitamin C, Acerola contains other antioxidants called Anthocyanins that help lower the risk of heart disease, enhance memory function, protect developing fetal brain tissue, help regulate blood sugar and reduce the risks and effects of obesity. Anthocyanins help prevent inflammation in outer skin tissues, just as they do on the inside of the body.

Acerola fruit is a traditional remedy for scurvy, a disease caused by vitamin C deficiency. In addition, Acerola contains over 150 phytonutrients, establishing it as a true ‘superfruit’.