Camu Camu – Camu camu is a low-growing shrub found throughout the Amazon rain forests of Peru and Brazil. It produces a lemon sized, light orange to purplish red fruit with yellow pulp. This fruit is packed with more natural vitamin C than any other food source recorded on the planet, in addition to beta-carotene, potassium, calcium, iron, niacin, phosphorus, protein, serine, thiamine, leucine, and valine. These powerful phytochemicals and amino acids have a surprising range of therapeutic effects. Camu camu has astringent, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, emollient and nutritional properties.
Benefits of Camu Camu: Vitamin C – more than any other food (1/2 teaspoon of powder provides more than 400% the Daily Value!) Strengthens immune system. High in anti-oxidants Balances Mood – effective and safe antidepressant. Supports optimal function of nervous system including eye and brain functions. Provides arthritic protection by helping reduce inflammation.
Anti-viral. Anti- hepatitic – protects against liver disorders, including liver disease and liver cancer.
Effective against all forms of the Herpes virus (i.e. Epstein-Barr, Mononucleosis, cold sores, etc.)
Camu Camu Powder is about 15% Vitamin C by weight. In comparison to oranges, camu camu provides 30-50 times more vitamin C, ten times more iron, three times more niacin, twice as much riboflavin, and 50% more phosphorus.