For aging skin that has lost elasticity Dr. Oz swears by Acerola! I was so intrigued by this claim that I did some further research on the Acerola cherries. I was shocked to learn the benefits were so great. I Learned that Acerola cherries are actually a type of fruit that are highly rich in vitamin C. The health benefits of Acerola are due mostly to its high vitamin C content. They contain vitamin A, thiamine, riboflavin, and niacin. Some People use them strictly for medicinal purposes. Acerola has been used to treat/ prevent scurvy, which is caused by vitamin C deficiency. The berry is also used for preventing heart disease, hardening of the arteries, blood clots, and cancer. It is used to help treat the common cold, tooth decay, gum infections, depression, and hay fever. Many Athletes use Acerola for improving their physical endurance.
They have more vitamin C than any other fruit on the planet, which we all know is good for every single cell in our body. Dr. Oz was revealing the amazing 'proven benefits' of these cherries for aging skin as well. Dr. Oz Suggested the capsules over the powder.
I read the clinical discoveries on Acerola cherries too, and in my own words; Because of the fact that these cherries have such high vitamin C content, they increases your body's defense mechanism, which we all need with so many the different strains of viruses these days. Dr. Oz key point however, is that they highly improve on aging, sagging skin. They even improve liver function and help avoid getting a cold, infections, and even help with loss of hair.
The research shows that the cherry has anti-inflammatory components, and is great for headaches, even severe. They say eating one of these cherries can provide the same results as taking an ibuprofen for a headache, which ibuprofen does nothing for my headaches but might work for you. I am going to try one next time I have a migraine, and as far as the aging skin I'm 58-hello! Sold!
Dr Oz suggested capsule form specifically to combat skin that has lost elasticity. Dr. OZ suggest chew one capsule every other day.
Just a note:
Plants initially became used for medical functions long before documented historical past. Age old Chinese and Egyptian papyrus documents detail healing methods to use plants. Native cultures, such as African and Native American employed herbal treatments in their traditions.