- 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.
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,
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.
How to Maintain Optimum Freshness
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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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