Is Vit-C Made From Black Mold?

Vitamin C is a nutrient your body needs to form blood vessels, cartilage, muscles, bones, and collagen in bones. Vitamin C is also vital to your body’s healing process, and it helps your body absorb and store iron. Because your body doesn’t produce Vitamin C, you need to get it from your diet. Natural Vitamin C is found in citrus fruits, berries, potatoes, tomatoes, peppers, cabbage, Brussels sprouts, broccoli, and spinach. 
Food source nutrients are usually the best and for decades I have been dooped to believe all V-C comes from lemons. This made me question why the citric acid form of vitamin C caused diarrhea and after hearing many of my clients say that Vit C made them deathly sick, I began researching its source, and I found the following information.
‘In 1916, a study conducted by James Currie made a breakthrough for successful economic industrial production of citric acid from Aspergillus niger. (MOLD!!!) He discovered that significant amounts of citric acid could be obtained from various strains of A. niger. The most important findings were the ability of A. niger to grow at a pH of around 2.5–3.5, which curbed the formation of gluconic and oxalic acid, and the increase in citric acid production with increasing sugar concentration. This single piece of research laid the foundation for present-day industrial citric acid production, which was established in the USA by the pharmaceutical company Pfizer in 1923.’ (

In addition, manufactured citric acid from fermented Aspergillus Niger is used as a food additive in soft drinks, fruit juices, wines, jellies, and jams. This form of black mold is also used in 90% of cheeses which is labeled as ‘Microbial Rennet or FPC’. It is also used in clam/shrimp processing. Sadly, they are known to become potent allergens which reportedly cause allergic inflammatory cascades such as asthma, idiopathic arthritis, autistic spectrum disorders, irritable bowel, and fibromyalgia.

Some researchers found that manufactured citric acid from mold can cause a buildup of ear wax or mycelial growth of the ear canal causing painful sensations, ringing in the ears, brief hearing loss, and in extreme cases damage to the inner ear.
But the rabbit hole goes deeper. Manufactured intravenous sources of Vit-C or IV’s have been known to cause negative reactions and it might be from the mold spores and chemicals in the ascorbic.
In addition, the source of manufactured ascorbic acid, Aspergillus Niger is said to be grown on genetically modified corn starch hydrolysates. In 2012, French scientists did a three-year study linking pesticide treated, genetically modified corn with tumors in lab rats. After the second year, most rats had tumors the size of their bodies and after three years, these rats could no longer reproduce.
I wish I could offer Citric Acid as an alternative to Ascorbic Acid, but sadly, most of what we see on the market is Manufactured Citric Acid which is a potential allergen. According to the NIH, it is made from mold and known to cause the same health challenges as Ascorbic Acid. (
Instead of focusing on the problem, it is wise to focus on the solution. As an alternative, I did find a super-food formula made from organic Rose Hips, Acerola Cherry, and Camu Camu called Real Formulations ‘Wholefood Vit C’:
I hope this information inspires everyone to nurture and care for their bodies with food sourced Vitamin C. Please feel free to share this with your friends that may benefit from this information.
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May we forever walk in harmony with Mother Nature,
Reverend Wanda