It is the greatest source of anti-oxidants like Vitamins C and A, Carotenoids and Anthocyanins/ Flavanoids.
Flavanoids protect against photo-aging in the skin. In preliminary research, flavonoids have been shown to potentially modify allergens, viruses, and carcinogens). Acerola also contains pro-vitamin A, vitamins B1 and B2, niacin, albumin, iron, phosphorus and calcium and contains an exorbitant amount of ascorbic acid (Vitamin C). It has Vitamin C in the range of 1500–4500 mg/100 g, which is around 50–100 times than that of orange or lemon! This is important because Vitamin C works to promote anti-aging, has anti-oxidant properties, and is required for collagen production.