“It is important for the consumer whether a product contains only natural L-ascorbic acid or synthetic or biotechnologically produced (“GMO”) L-ascorbic acid.
Most products advertised as natural, contain synthetic vitamin C.
Since synthetic ascorbic acid has the same chemical structure as natural vitamin C, it has so far been difficult or even impossible to distinguish between them.
Through a research project by the Joanneum Research Graz with the University of Graz, a test method has been developed where it can be determined whether Acerola or Camu Camu powder contains only natural L-ascorbic acid or whether synthetic or bio-technologically produced (“GMO”) L-ascorbic acid has been subsequently added.
HANDO® Bio Acerola Camu Camu is the first product of it’s kind that has been proven to contain only natural vitamin C.