Kakadu Plum

60 vegetarian capsules

Buy two or more & save 5%

Kakadu Plum

60 vegetarian capsules

Buy two or more & save 5%

Smidge® Kakadu Plum Extract

  • Pure, real food vitamin C from Kakadu plum

  • Highest natural source of vitamin C

  • No fillers or ascorbic acid

  • Non-GMO

  • Free of common allergens

  • Supports immunity, skin and cells*

Introducing our Smidge® Kakadu Plum capsules. Made from a tiny fruit (with an adorable name!) that boasts the world's most abundant natural source of vitamin C. And nothing else.

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)

What does Kakadu Plum do?

Smidge® Kakadu Plum is a real food vitamin C supplement, bursting with the highest natural amounts of vitamin C you can get. Our customers take it to support immunity, fulfill their daily requirements (✓!), and soak up all of the other sunny, happy vitamin C benefits.  

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.

Storage:

Store in a cool, dry area, away from direct light.

Shipping:

This product is shelf-stable, does not require refrigeration. We use a combination of shipping services with tracking to best serve our customers.

For more information about our shipping options and policy, click here.

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Smidge® Kakadu Plum Extract

  • Pure, real food vitamin C from Kakadu plum

  • Highest natural source of vitamin C

  • No fillers or ascorbic acid

  • Non-GMO

  • Free of common allergens

  • Supports immunity, skin and cells*

Introducing our Smidge® Kakadu Plum capsules. Made from a tiny fruit (with an adorable name!) that boasts the world's most abundant natural source of vitamin C. And nothing else.

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)

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What does Kakadu Plum do?

Smidge® Kakadu Plum is a real food vitamin C supplement, bursting with the highest natural amounts of vitamin C you can get. Our customers take it to support immunity, fulfill their daily requirements (✓!), and soak up all of the other sunny, happy vitamin C benefits.  

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.* 

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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.

Storage plus minus

Storage:

Store in a cool, dry area, away from direct light.

Shipping plus minus

Shipping:

This product is shelf-stable, does not require refrigeration. We use a combination of shipping services with tracking to best serve our customers.

For more information about our shipping options and policy, click here.

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Ingredients

Natural vitamin C from Kakadu plum (Terminalia ferdinandiana) powder

Vegetarian capsule

Natural vitamin C from Kakadu plum (Terminalia ferdinandiana) powder

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.* 

 

Vegetarian capsule

Hydroxypropyl methylcellulose (HPMC), water. Our vegetable (vegan) capsules consist of only two ingredients: HPMC and purified water. HPMC is derived from vegetable cellulose of either pine or poplar. 100% natural, these capsules contain no preservatives, no gelatin, wheat, animal by-products or starch.

Natural vitamin C from Kakadu plum (Terminalia ferdinandiana) powder

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.* 

 

Vegetarian capsule

Hydroxypropyl methylcellulose (HPMC), water. Our vegetable (vegan) capsules consist of only two ingredients: HPMC and purified water. HPMC is derived from vegetable cellulose of either pine or poplar. 100% natural, these capsules contain no preservatives, no gelatin, wheat, animal by-products or starch.

FAQ

Is there ascorbic acid in Smidge® Kakadu Plum capsules?

Absolutely not. Ascorbic acid is the synthetic version of vitamin C. Smidge® Kakadu Plum capsules contain only the naturally occurring vitamin C in the fruit, and nothing else.

Producers of powdered fruits high in vitamin C often use various production methods that can result in the degradation of vitamin C. Then, they add ascorbic acid to the final product.

At Smidge®, we chose to provide a real food vitamin C supplement that avoids ascorbic acid at all costs. This is because ascorbic acid is usually derived from GMO corn and can cause health issues, such as blocking the absorption of enzymes and nutrients and toxic build-up.*

What is the difference between real vitamin C and ascorbic acid?

Most sources equate vitamin C with ascorbic acid, as though they were the same thing. They're not. Here's how to understand the difference: 

Ascorbic acid is an isolate, a fraction, a distillate of naturally occurring vitamin C.

In addition to ascorbic acid, vitamin C must include rutin, bioflavonoids, K-factor, J-factor, P-factor, tyrosinase, ascorbinogen and other components. Plus, mineral co-factors must be available in proper amounts.

If any of these parts are missing, there is no vitamin C and no vitamin activity. In all, you need the whole food to receive the full vitamin, and thus, all of the benefits it yields.

How do other real foods stack up to the vitamin C in Smidge® Kakadu Plum?

The vitamin C in Smidge® Kakadu Plum supplement beats all the rest. It's the highest source of naturally occurring vitamin C out of any food in the world! One serving of two little capsules contains nearly 75% your daily value of vitamin C. But please note that the vitamin C levels will vary, since this is a fresh, natural supplement made from real food!

Isn't it enough to get my vitamin C from everyday foods?

Adults can reach their recommended daily allowance by eating fruits and vegetables rich in vitamin C. For example, half a cup of steamed broccoli and half a cup of freshly sliced strawberries equals 100 mg of vitamin C. But many health-conscious folks desire more, whether they're on dietary protocols, working to support their immune systems or are not getting enough in their diets. 

Is there a limit to the vitamin C I should take?

The amount that's right for you depends on your specific health goals; your healthcare provider can help you determine the proper dosage. Vitamin C is water-soluble, meaning the vitamin C is carried to your body's tissues but not absorbed, as it dissolves in water. So your body does not store any excess.

Tell me more about the Kakadu plum. I've never heard of it before.

Kakadu plum (Terminalia ferdinandiana) is a small, wild-growing deciduous tree found extensively throughout the subtropical woodlands of northern and western Australia. It has broad leaves and bears an abundant crop of small plum-like fruits that, as you may know by now, contain the highest amount of vitamin C in any food in the world! The trees typically bear fruit annually in May, the start of the dry season. 

This dynamic fruit is about the size of a cherry. The Kakadu plum has thick skin and a small nut in its center. It's tart-tasting, not sweet like the purple plums we sink our teeth into here in the U.S.

For thousands of years, the Kakadu plum has been used by the Indigenous peoples of Australia.* The sap and bark were used to treat skin conditions and make tea for common colds.* Now, Smidge® brings this little-known, ancient superfood home to you.

Where is Smidge® Kakadu Plum sourced and produced?

As the Kakadu plum is native to Australia, our is grown, harvested and produced in Western Australia, mate!

Can you tell me more about refractance window drying?

It is a unique, self-limiting dehydration method that uses infrared light, rather than direct extremes of temperature, to remove water from food.

Relying on water's conductivity with infrared properties and the refraction of light, this is the preferred method for preserving the precious nutrients and phytonutrients found in whole foods. In this process, the fresh, whole food's essential sensory qualities, such as color, aroma, taste, and nutritional value are retained.

This indicates that the active aromatic and pigment compounds that impart sensory and nutritionally invaluable properties have been preserved throughout the drying process. And it means your Smidge® Kakadu Plum capsules retain the most natural vitamin C possible. As mentioned above, 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).  

Is it possible to consume too much vitamin C?

Yes and if you do, your body will tell you. If you consume too much vitamin C, you may experience digestive upset symptoms, such as gas and diarrhea. Just back on your dosage until the symptoms resolve.