Everyone understands the importance of vitamin C in our diet for boosting our immune system, fight off colds and flu and keeping our skin and joints young and healthy.
But not all sources of vitamin C are equal. Here is what you need to know.
Synthetic Vitamin C is often derived from GMO corn
Most vitamin C supplements on the market use synthetic vitamin C or ascorbic acid. The majority of this synthetic Vitamin C is originally derived from GMO corn and processed with chemicals like acetone.
Synthetic Vitamin C is simply a stripped down, isolated version of vitamin C; devoid of the micro nutrients, dietary fiber and phytochemicals that are found in vitamin-rich wholefoods.
There is a growing body of evidence linking the consumption of synthetic ascorbic acid with thickening arteries and the formation of genotoxins that can even lead to cancer.
Rare by Nature Organic Kakadu Plum Capsules
At Rare by Nature we set out to find the best source of naturally occurring vitamin C in the world. Our search took us to Australia’s Northern Territory, home of the Kakadu Plum - a fruit with the highest known concentration of vitamin C in the world.
Rare by Nature organic Kakadu plum
The Kakadu Plum, Terminalia ferdinandiana, is an Australian native superfood containing 100 times more vitamin C than oranges. It has the highest known concentration of vitamin C, containing up to 5,300 mg per 100 grams. Just one plum packs 481 mg of vitamin C, which is 530% of the daily value.
Our certified organic Kakadu Plums are single origin sourced from bushland in Australia’s Northern Territory, one of the most remote areas of Australia. Our plums are wild-harvested during the wet season when they are at their ripest and packed with nutrients.
We believe that our organic Kakadu Plum Capsules are the purest available on the market. This is because our capsules contain only the flesh of the fruit, not the seed and the husks, which are used by other brands. The plums are delicately air-dried to preserve nutrients and then milled into a powder and encapsulated.
No fillers, no additives. 100% Organic Kakadu Plum, with nothing added or taken away.
We love the healing, renewing benefits of Kakadu Plum so much that we have included it in our skincare formulations.