Baobab - the anti-ageing, iron-enhancing, immune-boosting superfood
Dhow X Camilla Clare Naturopathy
Camilla from Camilla Clare Naturopathy, a degree-qualified naturopath and nutritionist with a passion for plant-based nutrition, has made it her life's mission to help others reach their highest quality of life through natural medicine.
Camilla shares the importance of Vitamin C, and how it is contributes to anti-ageing, enhancing iron levels and a strong immune system!
Baobab is more than just an immunity booster...
With a delicious tangy taste, Baobab is a powerhouse source of natural vitamin C, which the body assimilates far more readily than the synthetic vitamin C frequently found at the health food shop. Most people know of vitamin C for an immune boost, but do you know the vitamin C in Dhow's Baobab Powder has other crucial benefits, ranging from skin health, to allergies, to cancer risk reduction?
...Vitamin C for collagen
You may have seen the abundance of expensive animal-based collagen supplements available on the market. Did you know, just like the animals this collagen is derived from, we can make our own collagen, and Vitamin C plays a crucial role in this process? When we consume amino acids proline and lysine, found abundantly in protein sources (including those from the plant kingdom), our body uses vitamin C to undergo hydroxylation reactions and convert them into residues of the unfolded pro-collagen chain.
...Enhances iron absorption
The most common nutrient deficiency in the Western world is undoubtedly iron deficiency, particularly affecting infants, children and women of reproductive age. Plant-based iron sources such as legumes, dried fruit, nuts, seeds and green leafy vegetables are more gentle on the body than animal-based foods. However, to take this non-animal (non-heme) source of iron highly bioavailable to the body, Vitamin C plays an essential role. Making sure you get plenty of vitamin C with your meals can go a long way to optimising your iron levels, and Baobab is a great source.
...It's an Anti-Cancer supplement
Due to its immunomodulatory, gene regulation and apoptosis-inducing properties, Vitamin C exhibits anticancer activity to many cancer cell lines. Whilst it is certainly not considered a cure for cancer, increasing vitamin C intake, alongside a healthy diet and lifestyle, may be helpful in reducing risk of cancer.
Did you know that vitamin C is considered to have natural antihistamine activity? It was shown in one study that increasing vitamin C status through three weeks of low-dose supplementation led to reduced blood histamine levels.
Aside from being totally delicious, as one of the highest natural sources of Vitamin C, in addition to boasting antioxidants, potassium, zinc and iron, Baobab is a great food to include in your diet.
Dhow's Boabab Powder has 6 x Vitamin C of Oranges, 2 x Calcium of Milk, More Antioxidants than Blueberries, Goji Berries and Acai berries and 2.5 x the Protein of Kale.
Baoabab Fruit Powder is also a natural PMS Releiver! Check out the article about how Baobab contributes to women's health.