Acerola is a berry found mainly in Brazil. Because the berries look like cherries, acerola is also called the acerola cherry, West Indian cherry or Barbados cherry. Every kind of fruit contains vitamins, but acerola is really of a different order, full of vitamins, minerals and other nutrients such as polyphenols.
Acerola is best known for its enormous vitamin C or ascorbic acid content. Vitamin C is an antioxidant that, among other things, supports your resistance and fights free radicals. Vitamin C also supports the connective tissue in your skin. Because this vitamin also supports your resistance, many people take extra vitamin C during the flu season.
Acerola fruit is also known for its polyphenols, nutrients that are also antioxidants. Like many other substances with an antioxidant effect, polyphenols counteract free radicals. They protect your body cells, so to speak. Because acerola is a source of several vitamins and minerals, but is especially important for the supplementation of small amounts of polyphenols, we have added a sufficient dose of acerola to Multivitamin OPTIMUM.