Raw Organic Freeze Dried Brazilian Acerola Cherry (Malpighia emarginata) Also know as: Barbados Cherry, West Indian Cherry, or Wild Crape Myrtle 100% Pure, Certified Organic with no additives, carriers or preservatives of any kind. The most bioactive Raw Acerola Cherry Powder on the market! The Acerola Cherry is an incredibly delicious superfood boasting extraordinary levels of Vitamin C Complex, Rutin and enzymes like Tyrosinase, as well as Potassium, Dietary Fiber, Riboflavin, Folate, Magnesium, Potassium, Vitamin A and small amounts of Calcium. Vast evidence proves these naturally occurring elements in Raw Acerola Cherry are necessary for proper neurological functioning and accomplish a host of beneficial activities within the body. "Acerola Cherry boasts high levels of Vitamin C complex and Potassium, great for boosting immunity!" Extraordinary source of Vitamin C complex. Severe deficiency of Vitamin C leads to scurvy characterized by bleeding gums, joint pain, easy bruising, dry skin, fluid retention and depression. Great immune booster. Essential for the manufacture of collagen (a type of protein). Encourages cellular regeneration and protects from free radical damage. Supports a healthy nervous system and increases oxygen capacity. Whole food Potassium is a very important mineral for the proper functioning of the body. It’s also an electrolyte that conducts electricity throughout the nervous system. Potassium is crucial to heart function and plays a key role in skeletal and smooth muscle contraction, making it important for normal digestive and muscular functioning too. It is important to get potassium from foods like Raw Acerola Cherry and to understand potassium supplements don't have the same health benefits. Dietary fiber in adequate amounts is critical for proper elimination and good health. Diets high in fiber are proven to relieve constipation and hemorrhoid. Riboflavin is B2 and in the body creates coenzymes called flavocoenzymes. Flavocoenzymes metabolize carbohydrates, proteins and fats, and are part of the electron transport chain in the respiratory system that is central to energy production. Deficiency affects many enzyme systems and can reduce blood uric acid (a blood antioxidant) levels. Vitamin A is essential to boost immunity in the human body. It maintains and protects the cells lining the airways, digestive tract, and urinary tract. Delicious and healthy alternative to sugar with the same granular consistency of "sugar in the raw". Add to teas, cereals, oatmeal, smoothies and even deserts with a little experimenting. Eaten raw by the indigenous people of Brazil to reduces headaches and fevers. A favorite Vitamin C supplement among natural health practitioners for its high levels of bio-available and complete Vitamin C complex found only in superfoods (unlike traditional vitamin c supplements which are merely ascorbic acid or ascorbate, just the "shell" of the vitamin c complex.).