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About Product

  • 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

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, bioflavonoids, and other phytochemicals, clinical evidence suggests that it is far more effective, milligram for than synthetic Vitamin C (ascorbic acid). Many people report that just 1/3 teaspoon is sufficient to support their wellness significantly.


The 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 researcher. In his Clinician's Handbook of Natural Healing (1998), Null lists conditions and the herbs that have been effective for their health-promoting properties about 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, and 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 health care 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 a 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,

  • Fiber

  • Phytochemicals: Ellagic acid, Quercetin, Anthocyanin, Tannins, 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 teaspoon with juice, yogurt or add to your favorite smoothie.


Mixing suggestion: To increase the flavor and nutritional profile, combined with our organic Rose Hips and Acerola powders for the best vitamin C product ever.

Miscellaneous Facts about our Organic Camu Camu

Certifications: Certified USDA Organic.


Ingredients: Raw Camu Camu Fruit.


Parts Used: Whole Camu Camu.


Botanical Name: Myrciaria.


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

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Customer Reviews

Based on 9 reviews
DENNIS S. (Carol Stream, US)
Bitter but sweet with stevia

dissolves very slow , but i am convinced it will help me.

Joshua T. (Branson, US)
Great Stuff!

I have ordered hundreds if not over a thousand pounds of this. It's amazing stuff! Highly recommend anyone use this for quality and price. VERY fast delivery

Chris H. (Locust Grove, US)
Great timing in delivery

I ordered Camu Camu, and there was swift delivery. Excellent service