“Synthetic vitamin C is a product whose chemical structure is identical to that of natural vitamin C. But in nature, vitamins or amino acids are never produced purely chemically. This means that synthetic ascorbic acid itself is chemically identical, but does not correspond to the naturally occurring vitamin C complex, which is composed of many different components.
Natural vitamin C is better absorbed and metabolically consumed more slowly.
Natural vitamin C has a better bio-availability (that is the proportion of a nutrient that can be absorbed from a food and made available to the body).
90% of so-called vitamin C supplements consist of synthetic Ascorbic acid, Calcium ascorbate, Magnesium ascorbate and Potassium ascorbate. Other ingredients may include Corn starch, Stearic acid, Sucrose, Shellac, Talc, Tartaric acid, Riboflavin (E101), Sodium dodecyl sulfate and Gelatine.
Meanwhile, the People’s Republic of China is the largest producer of Ascorbic acid, which is produced almost exclusively bio-technologically. Vitamin C produced with the aid of genetically modified micro-organisms is internationally known as GMO vitamin C (GMO = “genetically modified organism”). GMO Ascorbic acid is cheaper. This process is used to produce most of the world’s Vitamin C content products.
HANDO® Bio Acerola Camu Camu powder has been scientifically proven to contain purely NATURAL Vitamin C (tested by Joanneum Research Graz)”.