Gubinge (Kakadu Plum)
The highest source of vitamin C on the planet is Gubinge, an extremely-rare plant found in top wild lands of Northern Australia. It’s only harvested by tribal natives, and it took me forever to find a reputable, local company out there that deals with the indigenous Aborigines. You have no idea what this costs me. Gubinge has been identified worldwide as the single natural food source with the highest vitamin C content on the planet. It contains 3000mg of vitamin C per 100g of fruit - over 50 times the concentration found in oranges. It also has ellagic acid which fights parasites, tumors, fungus, bacteria, and anything trying to mutate in the body. Gubinge has one of the highest known antioxidant levels identified in any fruit (ORAC). You won’t see Gubinge in anyone else’s formula because of the cost, but I was determined to have the very best.
Massively more vitamin C than citrus- and you can’t get pine needle powder anywhere in this country! So I started paying a friend of mine to harvest virgin pine needles from Shasta California and grind them for my new powder. Pine trees are the highest source of MSM- organic sulfur needed for skin collagen, hair, arteries, digestion, and a million other things. Pine has Pycnogenol- a highly active bioflavonoid that doubles blood vessel strength, improves joint flexibility and slows the aging process. It is one of the few dietary antioxidants that crosses the blood-brain barrier to directly protect brain cells. Pine needles also contain natural healthy turpentines which are really good for respiratory infections- pneumonia, bronchitis. Pine needles are so powerful, they’ve shown amazing results in cancer and tumor studies, including breast cancer. They’re also a great source of B vitamins and even protein.
A cherry-like Caribbean fruit- the most stable, one of the most reliable and extremely-concentrated natural sources of vitamin C. It’s one of the richest sources of 100% natural vitamin C complex in the world- just 100 grams, or about 3.5 ounces, of the ripened acerola fruits can contain 17,000 milligrams of the vitamin C. It’s carotene content is comparable to carrots and it’s also high in niacin, pantothenic acid, potassium, B1 Thiamine and B2 Riboflavin. They contain whole-plant bioflavonoids, hesperidin, rutin, anthocyanins and other naturally occurring essential cofactors. All this makes it a powerful antioxidant for anti-aging, detoxing and chelating heavy metals out of the body. All this vitamin C also helps build collagen needed for skin, connective tissue, liver and adrenal glands. It helps fight stress and relaxes. Great for people in toxic cities, those who have Parkinsons, herpes, atherosclerosis, bronchitis, cancer, asthma, glaucoma, wrinkles, skin care and even fungal infections. This is one of the top herbs for staying young and wrinkle-free.
Indian Gooseberry (Amla)
One of the richest herbal sources of vitamin C and bioflavonoids, each amla fruit contains up to 700mg of vitamin C. Famous for it’s anti-aging, immune strengthening properties, amla is used for anemia, asthma, bleeding gums, diabetes, colds, lung disease, glaucoma, hypertension, yeast infections, even used to treat cancer. Amla increases levels of superoxide dismutase, which reduces artery inflammation and strengthens the vascular system. It’s a powerful antioxidant, antiviral, antibacterial, and antifungal, anti-inflammatory, antispasmodic. It cleans and strengthens the liver. Great for sugar freaks because it protects the blood vessels from insulin damage and improves the body’s insulin sensitivity. It improves protein metabolism and contains vitamins A, B1, B2, B3, C, D, E, calcium, chromium, cobalt, iron, manganese, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, selenium, silicon, tin, zinc, bioflavonoids, and saponins.
Dr. Oz calls it the “Miracle Berry”. The fruit of the plant has a very high vitamin C content- 1550 mg per 100 grams, with an average content (695 mg per 100 grams) about 15 times greater than oranges placing sea-buckthorn fruit among the most enriched plant sources of vitamin C. The fruit also contains dense contents of carotenoids, vitamin E, amino acids, dietary minerals, β-sitosterol and polyphenols (Flavonols). Sea Buckthorn is one of the only known land plants to contain Palmitoleic acid, also known as Omega 7.
Watercress (Nasturtium officinale)
Strong superfood and medicine! Weight for weight, it contains more vitamin C than oranges, more calcium than milk, more iron than spinach, more folic acid than bananas. Watercress is high in the flavonoid quercetin, which breaks down into rutin. The strong taste is from high sulfur content (beautifies skin and complexion), and a substance called phenylethyl isothiocyanate (PEITC), which is able to block the function of a protein called Hypoxia Inducible Factor (HIF), which is needed for cancer to grow. Molecular biologists at Purdue University in Indiana discovered that watercress could actually correct its genetic code if inheriting from flawed parents, to grow normally again like its grandparents. The results, described by researchers as “spectacular”, defy the scientific law of inheritance and present the notion that the plant, unlike any other species, can effectively heal itself and maintain its pure ancestral blueprint. Watercress has been historically used for tuberculosis, chest, lung, kidney, gland, lymph and chronic skin issues. For canker sores, mouth blisters, acne, ringworm, rashes, skin infections, hot flashes, headaches, nervousness, eczema, dermatitis, excellent for clearing fluids in body tissue like GOUT, clearing mucus and lung congestion, bronchitis, coughs, asthma, high blood pressure, hemorrhoids, rheumatism, chest congestion, ringworm, fungus, helps break up kidney and bladder stones, good for liver and kidney problems. Helps protect against heart disease and eye diseases like cataracts. Helps lighten freckles and brown spots when crushed and applied. Immune stimulant, antioxidant, increases energy, boosts metabolism, enhances oxygen utilization, cleanses blood and colon, diuretic, mild laxative, cancer prevention. Watercress is packed with 15 essential vitamins and minerals; A, B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, biotin, C, D, E, very high in sulfur, calcium, iodine, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, sodium, trace elements, vanadium, zinc, bioflavonoids.
Rose hips develop on wild roses as the flowers drop off and is actually the fruit of the rose. These fruits are one of the most concentrated sources of vitamin C available, - about 1,250 mg/100 g of pure vitamin C. In addition, rose hips contain large amounts of polyphenols, which are also known to possess antioxidative properties. Rosehips contain naturally occurring, extremely important vitamin C COMPLEX nutrients like bioflavonoids, hesperidin and rutin. Rosehips are a famously super high source of vitamin C, riboflavin and antioxidants, also used to help with constipation, arteries, bladder, and the immune system.
Guavas contain 628% the daily value of vitamin C in a single serving! They contain both carotenoids and polyphenols like gallocatechin,guaijaverin, leucocyanidin and amritoside–the major classes of antioxidant pigments – giving them relatively high potential antioxidant value among plant foods.
Lemon & Orange Peel And Pith
Vitamin C does not work properly without bioflavonoids, and citrus peels and pith are the best sources. Although each plant in this formula already contains it’s own built-in bioflavonoids, adding a bit of lemon and orange peel and pith really boosts the power even more.
How much vitamin C is in this formula?
Answer: A massive amount! The highest source of vitamin C in the world is Gubinge (Kakadu Plum) from the Australia wild lands which is in this formula. It has 3000mg of vitamin C per 100g. Camu Camu is 2500 when it is fresh, but it’s very unstable and loses its value very quickly (why most of it tastes bitter). That's why I don’t have Camu in my formula. People think citrus is high in vitamin C, but oranges only have 138mg/100g! That’s nothing. Ok, so if the highest plant source in the world is 3000, ...how much is this Markus Wild Force formula? Drum roll... get ready for this... 6,460mg/100g! That’s more than double the highest plant source. How is that possible? Because there is an alchemy that happens when mixing things together if done properly. Plants work synergistically so the final mixed product behaves differently than taking each plant separately.
Amount of Vitamin C mg per 100g serving
- Markus Wild Force Vitamin C 6,460
- Gubinge Kakadu Plum 3000
- Camu Camu 2500 deteriorates fast (not used in this formula)
- Rosehip 2000
- Acerola 1677
- Guava 228
- Orange 138
- Grapefruit 120
- Kiwi 93
- Lemon 77
That means one tablespoon has 1000mg of vitamin C. Two tablespoons have 2000mg of vitamin C. A serving size is whatever you want it to be. You cannot take too much vitamin C in its herbal state. I pour this stuff on everything!
All herbal formulas from Markus Products are non-GMO, organic or sustainable, and wildcrafted. “Sustainably wildcrafted” means harvested by hand, from virgin wilderness far from civilization. For example: pine needles from Shasta, California, Mallow and Lambsquarters from Durango, Colorado, and Gubinge Kakadu Plum harvested by tribal natives in the Australian outback. We go out of our way to get you the most pristine, rare, pure herbs possible, no matter the cost! No herbs are from China, all products are assembled/packaged here in America in an FDA-approved facility.