Camu camu is a bush that grows in the black water rivers of the South American Amazon rainforest. Its purplish red berries are a rich source of antioxidants and powerful phytochemicals that support and enhance health.
Some important things about Camu Camu
This fruit contains thirty times more Vitamin C than an orange, ten times as much iron, three times as much niacin, twice as much riboflavin and fifty percent more phosphorus, and when they are dried and reduced to a powder form, deliver 600 times more Vitamin C than oranges!
This amount of Vitamin C provides extraordinary immune system support that enhances mental health and is a stable Vitamin C.
The berries contain beneficial phytochemicals, such as leucine, serine and valine, as well as significant levels of beta carotene, calcium, iron, potassium, niacin, phosphorus, riboflavin and thiamine—all of which provide these nutritional and therapeutic benefits:
Regulates soreness considerably
Supports healthy respiratory function (helps keep your lungs healthy)
Maintains healthy skin, hair and nails
Helps support vibrant eyesight
Strengthens tendons and ligaments
Helps to keep organs such as the eyes, brain, heart, skin and liver in good working condition
Vitamin C is a highly effective antioxidant, even in small amounts it can protect molecules in the body (proteins, fats, carbohydrates, DNA and RNA) from damage by free radicals that can be caused by normal metabolic processes and exposure to environmental toxins.
Dr. James Duke, Ph.D., the retired chief botanist for 30 years with the USDA (and author of several books on botanical medicine, including The Green Pharmacy) conducted an extensive study of hundreds of botanicals. He concluded that camu camu is one of the most outstanding natural mood support nutrients, and ranked it the No. 1 Natural Remedy for many traditional ailments.
Is your Vitamin C Supplement really vitamin C?
Probably not! Ninety-nine percent of all Vitamin C supplements are ascorbic acid, calcium ascorbate, magnesium ascorbate or potassium ascorbate. Despite marketing claims, these laboratory-produced molecules are not natural Vitamin C; they are very far from it. They are chemically synthesized molecules manufactured in a test tube and often made from genetically modified corn sugar. These synthetic molecules mimic only one of the numerous life-supporting molecules found in 100% natural Vitamin C.