This real food supplement is 100% Australian and hand-harvested down under in small batches.
Like all Smidge® supplements, our Kakadu Plum is as pure as can be. It's made entirely from the fresh puree of the fruit, which is dehydrated with a gentle drying technique called refractance window drying — a unique method that uses infrared light, rather than high heat, to remove water from food. This method is unmatched in preserving the fruit's natural vitamin C. It also enables your body to absorb and use the vitamin C, rather than excreting large amounts shortly after consuming the harsh, synthetic stuff (leaving you with inflammation in the gut or urinary tract).*
Free of common allergens and additives, our Kakadu Plum capsules are easy on those with sensitive digestive systems and fit right in with many dietary protocols. You also won't find ascorbic acid, which is the synthetic form of vitamin C in most commercial supplements (even food-based), that can cause nutrient imbalances and negative side effects.*
Here's the rub with ascorbic acid… Most "food-based" vitamin C supplements are fortified with ascorbic acid, even though it's not listed on the label. For example, you can purchase raw material, such as acerola powder, that is "standardized" to a certain vitamin C percentage. During the production, heat destroys some (or most) of the vitamin C in the acerola powder and ascorbic acid is added to standardize the vitamin C levels. A supplement company may unwittingly buy "all-natural acerola powder" and not realize (or disclose) that up to 100% of the vitamin C is actually fortified ascorbic acid.
One serving of Smidge Kakadu Plum contains nearly 75% of your daily value of vitamin C. But please note that the levels will vary, since this is a fresh, natural supplement!
60 capsules (1-month supply)
This amazing, cherry-sized fruit grows abundantly on the tall Kakadu tree in Northern and Western Australia. It has a thick skin and a small nut at its center (we make your supplement from the freshly-picked fruit's flesh). Unlike traditional plums, the taste is tart, not sweet.
In every Kakadu Plum capsule, you'll find heaps of naturally occurring vitamin C, a vital nutrient for robust health. Vitamin C is water-soluble and occurs naturally in some foods, helping form and maintain bones, skin and blood vessels; supporting immunity and shielding cells from free radicals.*
What does Kakadu Plum do?
Your body depends on vitamin C to help form and maintain bones, skin and blood vessels, build up the immune system and protect cells from free radicals.* Since your body cannot supply its own, vitamin C is a must for your healthy diet. Check out these well-documented benefits of vitamin C and the Kakadu plum:
- Vitamin C supports your immune system with powerful antioxidants that protect cells.*
- It keeps your cells super strong and may block free radicals.*
- Vitamin C supports glutathione production and the creation of collagen, an essential component of connective tissue, which gives skin elasticity and vitality.*
- It supports mood, energy levels and cognitive function.*
- Kakadu plum extract may ease inflammation.*
This dynamic, fruity supplement also contains phytonutrients like ellagic acid, which has antioxidant and antimicrobial capacities, to support cells.* And Kakadu plums contain many antioxidants, even more than the mighty blueberry! The antioxidants include flavonols, aromatic acids, anthocyanin and lutein. Antioxidants may protect against the effects of free radicals.*
Dosage: Always start with a smidge! Take one capsule daily with food, then take two capsules together, as directed by a certified healthcare practitioner. (See "low and slow" note below.)
Warning: Kakadu plums are high in oxalates, which may be risk factors for kidney stones in people at risk of developing them.
Start low and slow: Smidge® supplements are premium, pure and potent. Therefore, it's critically important to start slowly, with a lower dosage than recommended. For example, a very small dose every other day, or even once a week, until you can determine how the supplement affects your body and what dosage feels right for you.