While many vitamin C products on the market contain synthetic forms of vitamin C like ascorbic acid, Dr. Ben Kim's Vitamin C contains only all-natural vitamin C that naturally occurs in acerola cherries, one of nature's most potent sources of the full vitamin C complex.
Real vitamin C can be extremely helpful for:
Preventing hair loss
Promoting healthy teeth and gums
Protecting your skin and organs against premature aging
Promoting a strong immune system and preventing frequent colds and
Easing unexplained pain and swelling of your joints
Preventing easy bleeding or bruising
Please note that I am writing about real vitamin
The great majority of vitamin C supplements
on the market are synthetic forms of vitamin C.
And synthetic forms of vitamin C are not guaranteed to provide any of the
health benefits listed above. In fact, I have come to believe that most synthetic
forms of vitamin C do little but tax your organs before being eliminated through
your urine. It's completely clear to me that they're not good for your health
and they're a waste of your resources.
So how do you know if the bottle sitting at your local health food store or
on your kitchen counter contains synthetic vitamin C? Look at the list of ingredients.
If it doesn't contain real food like acerola cherry powder or amla berries,
it is almost certainly a synthetic form of vitamin C.
Most vitamin C and multivitamin supplements contain ascorbic acid
or ascorbate, which is the outer ring that surrounds the real
vitamin C complex. That's right - real vitamin C is a complex
of several different factors, all of which must work together to keep your teeth
and gums healthy, prevent hair loss, and prevent premature aging and disease.
Whole foods like acerola cherries and
amla berries come with the entire vitamin C complex which can efficiently reach
and nourish all of the cells of your body, providing the health benefits listed
Since 2003, I have been using and recommending our
organic green food mixture, which contains a small amount of real vitamin C.
At the request of many of our newsletter subscribers who have a special need
for extra large doses of real vitamin C, we have worked long and hard to add
a new product to our recommended health tools section. It's made out of acerola
cherry powder and comes in an amber glass jar with a metal lid - the
same type that our green food product comes in for optimal nutrient preservation.
Our all-natural, real vitamin C product is called Dr.
Ben Kim's Vitamin C. It provides the highest quality acerola
cherry powder that we could find, which makes it one of nature's most concentrated
food sources of real vitamin C.
Taking Real Vitamin C for Immune System Support
My wife has been using our real vitamin C product for the
past few years, in addition to taking our greens and Carlson
cod liver oil. She started taking this product because we
wanted to provide our babies with extra support for their
immune system. At our clinic and among friends and family
members, we observed how difficult it was for babies to
go through colds and other illnesses before their tiny bodies
had a chance to build immune system strength.
We felt that concentrated doses of real vitamin C would
be helpful in keeping our babies well. And we are extremely
thankful that both of our boys thrived during their first
year of life, and continue to grow and develop as strong
and healthy individuals. Both of our sons received all of
the health benefits of acerola cherries, along with our
greens, cod liver oil (fish oil in the summer), and a well
balanced diet through my wife's breast milk until they were
20 to 24 months old, and they continue to receive these
nutrients through their diet today.
For more than a decade now, I have been recommending acerola cherry powder
to clients for a variety of health conditions. More
specifically, I have found acerola cherry powder to be highly effective for
people who experience frequent infections, dental problems,
and chronic fatigue.
In working to provide a high quality source of real vitamin
C to our newsletter subscribers and guests of our clinic, I had three
specific goals in mind:
- To provide the highest quality acerola cherry powder available anywhere.
- To provide it in an amber glass jar with a metal lid for optimal nutrient
preservation. I have found that cheap plastic bottles are not as effective
as glass bottles are at keeping nutrients fresh and potent.
- To provide it in as large a jar as possible for maximum value. We
always buy in bulk to save our resources, and strive to provide the same great
value to our subscribers and guests.
What are the exact ingredients of our truly natural vitamin C product?
1 Bottle = 500 grams / 17.63 ounces
Serving size: 1.5 teaspoons
Servings per container: up to 87
Amount per serving: 5700 mg of organic acerola cherry extract
powder, providing 270 mg of naturally occurring food source of real vitamin
How do you take acerola cherry powder?
Mixed with water, a fresh vegetable juice, fruit smoothie, nut milk, or with
Another important feature of this product is that
you can take much more than the recommended serving size of 1.5 teaspoons if
your situation requires it. Because it is made from real food - acerola cherries
- and doesn't contain any synthetic nutrients, you can take as much as you need
without any fear of toxicity.
Also, our acerola cherry powder is naturally buffered,
meaning that it is not highly acidic and is just fine for people
who find that regular synthetic supplements are too acidic to take.
The bottom line is this: if you want to include the best quality source of
real vitamin C that I know of in your health promoting lifestyle, I highly recommend
that you give this product a try. I am confident that you will find it to be
as effective as my family and patients have.
Quotes From People Who Use Our Acerola Cherry Product:
"I also have tried this product and found it very effective and easy to
digest. It was interesting to notice people my age (over 50) complaining about
this and that ailment and realizing that I did not have the same complaints.
I felt good and happy with loads of energy. Between taking the acerola cherry
powder and 100% whole food tablets, I feel very good."
- J. Richer
"I use the acerola cherry powder in smoothies and I love it. I haven't
had a cold or sniffles since I started using the vitamin C powder. This is the
only thing I'm doing differently, so I have to conclude that the powder is working."
- Kim Roush
"When I take this product, I remain free of current cold or flu outbreaks
in my area."
"This is a great product and I wouldn't want to be without it. Tastes
pretty good also."
- Jeannie Horn
Panama City Beach, FL
"Acerola cherry powder is a wonderful product and I feel it helps offset
the things I do to my body that I shouldn't. I also make an incredible "detox"
full body and facial scrub using a couple tablespoons each of Vitamin C power,
Super Green Food powder and approx 1/2 cup of granulated Sea Salt mixed with
a small amount of water. Makes my skin feel great and incredibly seems to take
all body odor away for a couple days! I do this atleast once a week."
"...easy to mix and has a very pleasant taste."
- K. Mitchell
"I mix a spoonful in water along with the green food powder. It is always
settling to my stomach and I really believe it helps me stay healthy!"
- M. Robb
"On my second jar.....appears to be working well."
- J. Miller
"I like it very much. Felt it reduced subdermal bleeding and capillary
fragility I experience."
- Leahanne Lammers
"Great taste, non acidity."
- Candy Alves
Little Compton, RI
Each bottle provides up to 87 servings.
Each bottle of Dr. Ben Kim's Vitamin C provides 500 grams (17.63 ounces) of whole food.
Click here for more information about our acerola cherry powder product.
Add Your Review
1.5 teaspoons refers to a regular kitchen teaspoon. It is just a suggested amount. Where more intense support is needed, one can increase this by any amount that makes a positive difference for you. I regularly find that people who are recovering from surgery do well taking 3 to 5 teaspoons daily, spread throughout the day. I hope this helps. - Ben Kim
I love it that I can just mix this powder in water. That means no unnecessary extra calories or sugars. I am wondering, though, about when the directions say 1.5 teaspoons, does that mean like a medicine teaspoon or any type of kitchen baking teaspoons?
I would like to know if I am getting the correct amount.
Thanks for any help you can give.
The product is good but to me suspiciously sweet and I am concern about maltodextrin. It is made out of corn but there is no indication that this is nonGMO product so this means that it is GMO corn and maltodextrin is just artificial sugar so how much is added?
Betty: We never had more than a trace amount of maltodextrin in our acerola cherry powder, but as of May 25, 2015, this formula is 100% organic acerola cherries with no added maltodextrin. We hope you enjoy our newest version. - Ben Kim
Been using this for 8 days now with Super green and Norwegian cod liver oil. My skin looks better and I have more energy. Plus I feel Healthier, will buy again.
Bev, we don't add dissolving agents to keep this product 100% whole food. I suggest using a blender or a bottle with a cap and mixing vigorously.
I AM ON MY 1ST BOTTLE AND FIND IT VERY DIFFICULT TO MIX IT THOROUGHLY.
this is a great product, but it would be really helpful if it came in a wide mouth jar. It's difficult to access the powder when it's less than half full.
I added this to my smoothies or into fresh squeezed orange juice or water every day. (one bottle competed)
I was surrounded by sick people all winter at my job. I did not get sick once!
I will add, I also eat an organic diet, mostly meat and dairy free, SUGAR free, nutritionally balanced. I believe a combination of everything we consume is what determines our over all health. (I'm not a perfect eater, but I try) lol :)
Thank you Dr. Ben Kim!
This is a wonderful product! The taste is great. I mix it in filtered water and don't add anything else.
A few fun facts: Ascorbate is required for a range of essential metabolic reactions in all animals and plants. However, unlike most organisms, humans do not make it internally.
It is an anti-oxidant, since it protects the body against oxidative stress.
Vitamin C is essential for the building of collagen. No heart or blood vessel or other organ could possibly perform its functions without collagen. No heart or blood vessel can be maintained in healthy condition without vitamin C.