What’s the difference between taking a Vitamin C supplement vs. taking Camu-Camu berry powder?
Most Vitamin C supplements contain the synthetic version (lab-manufactured) of Vitamin C, called ascorbic acid (usually made from corn). Contrary to what most people think, ascorbic acid is not a complete vitamin. It is only a part of Vitamin C, not the whole Vitamin C complex as found in whole food sources. (Source: <a href=”http://www.naturalnews.com/040147_vitamin_C_ascorbic_acid_synthetic_vitamins.html”>http://www.naturalnews.com/040147_vitamin_C_ascorbic_acid_synthetic_vitamins.html</a>). Whole food-source Vitamin C complex, or full spectrum Vitamin C, is made up of a myriad of nutrients including organic copper, rutin, bioflavonoids (vitamin P), enzymes and coenzymes, trace mineral activators, antioxidants, etc, which act synergistically with one another to maximize the absorption and health benefits of Vitamin C in the human body. Camu-Camu berry powder is one of Mother Nature’s most concentrated whole-food sources of Vitamin C complex. Needless to say, one will reap far greater health benefits by taking whole food sources of Vitamin C complex instead of just an isolated part of Vitamin C (ascorbic acid).