Camu Camu is a bush native to the Amazon rainforest of Peru and has been used as natural medicine by indigenous populations there for thousands of years. The Camu Camu bush produces a fruit with the same name which contains powerful phytochemicals with health benefits, including the amino acids serine, valine, and leucine, and is the second highest natural source of Vitamin C in the world. The camu camu fruit has a surprising range of therapeutic effects. Many people have stopped using large doses of synthetic Vitamin C because they find that Camu Camu is energizing, mood-lifting and highly effective in strengthening the immune system.
Camu Camu is 15% Vitamin C and it is nicknamed the miracle fruit. Although the number of milligrams of Vitamin C, which Camu Camu contains, is low compared to the milligrams in synthetically derived Vitamin C tablets, it has more natural Vitamin C than almost every known botanical on the planet. Because of its food form, with bioflavonoids and other phytochemicals, clinical evidence suggests that it is far more effective, milligram for milligram, than synthetic Vitamin C (ascorbic acid). Many people report that just 1/3 tsp. is sufficient to significantly increase their wellness.
Some of the extraordinary medicinal properties of this Amazon rain forest fruit are described by Gary Null, Ph.D., a nationally known nutritionist and researcher, (1996). The camu camu fruit has a surprising range of health-promoting effects. Camu Camu helps to strengthen the immune system, maintain healthy gums, eyes and skin. Some extraordinary properties of this Amazon rainforest fruit are described by Gary Null, Ph.D., a nationally known nutritionist and researcher. In his Clinician's Handbook of Natural Healing, (1998), Null lists disease conditions and the herbs that have been found effective for their health promoting properties in reference to specific organ/system weaknesses and problems. In discussing the holistic treatment of mood-support, he lists 19 plants containing chemical compounds with mood-balancing properties, in order of potency. Camu Camu is number two on his list. Anecdotally and in clinical experience, Null's assessment of Camu Camu has proven to be correct although the Camu Camu fruit as such has hardly been studied at all, apart from clinical experience there is only indirect inferential evidence from scientific studies on the effect of Vitamin C it appears to provide nutritional support for the brain to optimize its own mood balancing chemistry. Additionally, published research suggests that Vitamin C supports an increased serotonin level in the brain. Some healthcare practitioners have reported that Camu Camu has same day mood-balancing effects. There are no side effects, such as photosensitivity or gastrointestinal problems, and it can be used safely in combination with pharmaceutical antidepressants. There have been no reports of its interference with the effectiveness of any pharmaceutical drugs.
Some possible traditional uses of Raw Organic Camu Camu Powder may include:
● Protecting & defending the nervous system from degenerative disease
● Detoxifying the body, especially the liver
● Excellent natural mood-balancing properties
● Promoting healthy blood ecology
● High in the amino acids valine, leucine & serine
● Promoting healthy brain function, increasing mental focus, & cognitive performance
● Potent mood-balancing effects
● Supporting healthy skin & gums
● Promoting a healthy heart & circulatory system
● Effective against depression, infertility & migraine headaches
● May protect the eyes from macular degeneration
● Containing gallic & ellagic acids
● Anti-mutagenic, anti-ulcerous, anti-gingivitic, anti-hepatitic, & anti-inflammatory
● Supporting a healthy upper respiratory systems
● Supporting healthy red & white blood cell (T-cells) formation
● Helping to prevent dementia & Alzheimer's disease
● Rich in flavonoids, including catechins, delphinidin 3-glucoside, cyanidin 3-glucoside, ellagic acid & rutin
Mix 1 teaspoon with juice, yogurt or add to your favorite smoothie.
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