What is Acerola?
Commonly called the West Indies cherry or Barbados cherry, Acerola is a fruit that produces cherry-like berries. These berries have been used for centuries in modern and folk medicine. Traditionally, they’ve been used to treat liver issues, diarrhea, colds and coughs.
Benefits of Acerola
Acerola is extremely rich in vitamin C and antioxidants. It also contains vitamin A, thiamine, riboflavin, calcium, iron and niacin. These vitamins and minerals have been shown to:
- Build collagen
- Reduce inflammation
- Boost the immune system
- Help the body fight infections
- Prevent free radical damage