Camu Camu Powder (PURE) - 4 oz bag (Raw, Organic)
Consider 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 content."
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 a 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.
How to use Camu Camu powder: Add approximately one half teaspoon (3 grams) or more to juices, smoothies, raw ice creams, raw desserts, or simply to your drinking water.
"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