Camu Camu Powder - Organic

Camu Camu Powder - Organic

  • Camu Camu is energizing, mood-lifting and highly effective in supporting the immune system.
  • Camu Camu is a bush native to the Amazon rainforest of Peru and has been used as a natural medicine by indigenous populations for thousands of years.
  • The Camu Camu bush produces a fruit with the same name which contains powerful phytochemicals including the second highest natural source of Vitamin C in the world... More Info

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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 support their wellness.


The camu camu fruit has a surprising range of possible health-supporting effects.

organic, raw Camu Camu fruit

Camu Camu helps to support a healthy immune system response, support 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 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 healthy serotonin levels in the brain. Some healthcare practitioners have reported that Camu Camu has same day mood-supporting effects. There are no side effects, such as photosensitivity or gastrointestinal problems, and it can be used safely in combination with pharmaceuticals. 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:

  • May support a healthy detoxification response

  • May support healthy mood

  • May  support healthy blood ecology

  • Source of the amino acids valine, leucine & serine

  • May support healthy brain function, increasing mental focus, & cognitive performance

  • May support mood balancing

  • May support healthy skin & gums

  • May support a healthy cardiovascular & circulatory system

  • May support a healthy mental outlook

  • May support eye health

  • Source of gallic & ellagic acids

  • May support a healthy upper respiratory system

  • May support the formation of healthy red & white blood cell

  • Source of flavonoids, including catechins, delphinidin 3-glucoside, cyanidin 3-glucoside, ellagic acid & rutin


Constituents of Camu Camu include:

  • Minerals: Calcium, Iron, Phosphorus

  • Vitamins: Vitamin C (ascorbic acid), Thiamin, Riboflavin, Niacin, Beta carotene

  • Fiber

  • Phytochemicals: Ellagic acid, Quercetin, Anthocyanin, Cyanidin-3-glucoside, flavonoids catechins, delphinidin 3-glucoside, rutin


This product is 100% natural and minimally processed:

Taste, smell, texture, and color may vary from batch to batch.


Suggested Use: Mix 1 tablespoon with juice, yogurt or add to your favorite smoothie.


Mixing suggestion: To increase flavor and nutritional profile combine with our organic Rosehips and Acerola powders for the best vitamin C product ever.


Miscellaneous Facts about our Organic Camu Camu

Certifications: USDA Certified Organic.


Ingredients: Raw Camu Camu Fruit.


Parts Used: Whole Camu Camu.


Botanical Name: Myrciaria dubia.


Other Names: Camucamu, Cacari, and Camocamo.


Origin: Grown and dried in Peru. Packaged with care in Florida, USA.

Camu Camu fruit powder

How to Maintain Optimum Freshness

  • ZNaturalFoods.com offers our raw Camu Camu powder packaged in airtight stand-up, resealable foil pouches for optimum freshness.

  • Once opened, just push the air out of the pouch before resealing it in order to preserve maximum potency. Keep your Camu Camu powder in a cool, dark, dry place.

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