Camu Camu is a very popular Superfood for many reasons including its ability to boost the immune system, protect against chronic diseases, reduce inflammation, detoxify the body, prevent viral infections, reduce mood swings, promote eye health, protect the sexual organ system, and prevent cognitive disorders.
The scientific name for Camu Camu is Myrciaria Dubia buy most of the world knows this miraculous little fruit as Camu Camu. The Camu Camu tree that grows on riverbanks is most commonly found in South America, in Peru and Brazil, and its fruit is a small, cherry-like drupe. These fruits weren’t known to the rest of the world until relatively recently, and the major importer is actually Japan, but as more and more is discovered about its remarkable nutritional composition the demand is increasing. While the fruit is relatively easy to harvest, there is still not large-scale cultivation outside of South America, making it a very important crop.
There’s no way to talk about Camu Camu without first mentioning the massive amount of vitamin C found in this amazing little fruit. Camu camu has one of the highest concentrations of Vitamin C of any food source, and since vitamin C is not only vital for human health, but also impossible to naturally create in our bodies, having a rich source like Camu Camu is a huge advantage. Also synthetic vitamin C that has recently been injected into foods to boost their potency is not nearly as beneficial as naturally occurring vitamin C. Ascorbic acid stimulates white blood cell production, which significantly boosts the immune system, and is also a key component in collagen production, which helps repair and develop cells, tissues, and organs.
Vitamin C is a natural anti-inflammatory substance, but the other nutrients and amino acids found in Camu Camu, such as anthocyanins, catechins, and flavonols, are also potent ant-inflammatory agents. For people who suffer from everything from arthritis and gout to hemorrhoids and headaches, Camu Camu can offer pain relief and soothe inflammation.
The various antioxidant effects of Camu Camu, some of which are derived from the huge amount of vitamin C, also help to eliminate plaque build-up in the cognitive pathways, often caused by free radicals and oxidative stress. Camu camu has been linked to preventing certain cognitive disorders, such as Alzheimer’s disease and Dimentia. It can also boost cognitive ability in younger people, increasing focus, memory, and concentration skills.
Camu Camu also has natural antiseptic qualities making it ideal for fending off bacterial and viral infections. This makes camu camu a powerful dietary supplement for everyone. The perfect supplement for the cold and flu season!
Camu Camu is a dark red powder and very strong in flavour. The best way to take it is to add it to your morning smoothie and add plenty of other flavours until you get used to the taste.
Per 5g serving:
All figures are approximate and can vary.
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