Camu Camu Powder, 100g/3.5oz, (Organic, Raw) - Sunfood
Camu camu (Myrciaria dubia) is a native bush to the South American
rainforest that produces a fruit containing more vitamin C than any
other known botanical source (for comparison: a fresh camu camu berry
may contain up to 4% vitamin C, whereas a lemon may contain up to 0.5%
vitamin C). Some estimate that camu camu berries have 30 times as much
vitamin C as oranges. Our camu camu posses an incredible 380 mg of
immune-supportive Vitamin C in every 1/2 teaspoon serving!
the words of Dr. James Duke, USDA scientist and author of The Green
Pharmacy: "I take vitamin C for colds...I prefer to get mine from camu
camu, the amazing Amazonian fruit that has the world's highest vitamin C
Indigenous Amazonian peoples would pick the camu camu
berries in season, dry them, and use them medicinally for the rest of
the year. This purplish-red berry becomes light beige in color when
dried and powdered.
The camu camu berry is an excellent source of
calcium, phosphorus, potassium, iron, the amino acids serine, valine
and leucine, as well as small amounts of the vitamins B1 (thiamine), B2
(riboflavin) and B3 (niacin). Camu camu also contains high levels of
anthocyanins (a powerful antioxidant), bioflavonoids, and other
essential co-factors. All of these nutrients help the body make full use
of the abundant levels of Vitamin C found in this superfruit.
Traditionally, camu camu has been used to:
* support the immune system
* maintain excellent eyesight
* create beautiful skin
* ward off viral infections
* support strong collagen, tendons and ligaments
* decrease inflammation
* improve respiratory (lung) health
* help maintain optimal clarity of mind in times of stress and anxiety
Camu camu berries especially support the functions of the brain, eyes, heart, liver and skin.
a comparative study of hundreds of botanicals, ranked in order of
effectiveness for various health conditions, camu-camu was ranked among
hundreds of herbs as follows:
Gingivitis/Periodontal disease #1
Migraine headaches #1
Parkinson's disease #1
comparative study's results are not FDA approved. We make no specific
claim as to the camu camu berry's medical properties.
How to use Camu Camu berry powder
approximately one half teaspoon (3 grams) or more to juices, smoothies,
raw ice creams, raw desserts, or simply to your drinking water.
As a natural vitamin C source, this product may be used in conjunction
with MSM powder to rejuvenate collagen and improve the health of the
- Working by complementary pathways, both camu camu and
Ocean�s Alive Marine Phytoplankton help the brain and eyes work at
their highest levels of efficiency. Combining these two supplements in
any recipe may provide a substantial boost in mental clarity.
Combine camu camu with the gel from raw, fresh, Aloe vera in any drink
or smoothie. This can lead to a gentle time release of Vitamin C, and
may lead to significantly enhanced rates of assimilation of this
- Iron from plant sources is best absorbed in
the presence of abundant Vitamin C. Blend camu camu with Raw Organic
Cacao Beans, Cacao Nibs, or Cacao Powder in a super-powered smoothie to
take full advantage of this unique synergy.
- Camu camu holds
the #1 ranking among hundreds of medicinal herbs in the treatment of
infertility. Maca Extreme is a more potent form of the Peruvian
superherb Maca, which has a long history of use as an aid to fertility,
boosting the libido and increasing endurance. For the first time we are
able to combine these two superfoods for the best superfood drink ever!
can increase one's dosage of camu camu with time. Note that
absorption of the Vitamin C in camu camu may be significantly enhanced
by combining it with MSM powder. Diarrhea symptoms indicate excessive intake of camu camu.
Taste: Camu camu berry powder tastes delicious and tangy.
"There is no doubt that ascorbic acid [Vitamin
C] is required for the synthesis of collagen in the bodies of human
beings and other animals. One of the important functions of collagen is
its service in strengthening the intercellular cement that holds the
cells of the body together in various tissues. It is not unlikely that
part of the effectiveness of vitamin C against the common cold,
influenza, and other viral diseases can be attributed to this
strengthening effect, and in this way preventing or hindering the motion
of the virus particles through the tissues and into the cells." - Linus
Pauling, Vitamin C, the Common Cold, and the Flu, 1971, p.43-45