Camu-camu is a rare antioxidant-rich plant found in the Amazon rainforest. It produces reddish orange-coloured berries the size of red cherries. In comparison to oranges (by weight), Camu-camu yields 30-50 times more natural vitamin C, 10 times more iron, 3 times more niacin (vitamin B3), twice as much riboflavin(vitamin B2), and 50% more phosphorus.
The Camu-camu berry, being a whole food, also has a full complex complementary set of naturally-occurring minerals, bioflavonoids and amino acids that increases the effectiveness of natural vitamin C absorption in our bodies, which cannot be found in synthetic supplements.
Raw Camu-Camu Powder is one of the top natural (whole food) sources of high-density, full-spectrum Vitamin C. Its health benefits include:
1. Boosts the Immune System, Anti-Viral - Raw Camu-Camu Berry powder, with its amazingly high concentration of natural Vitamin C, fights viral infections such as the common cold, the flu, herpes, cold sores, shingles. Raw Camu powder also has strong anti-inflammatory properties and ease the pain of arthritis. Camu-Camu berry is also known to help fight gingivitis, the gum disease that can affect dental health.
2. Enhances Skin Care and Joint Health - aids in collagen formation/rejuvenation, and in the healing of wounds, due to high Vitamin C (an antioxidant) content. Camu-Camu is also high in beta-carotene (another antioxidant) which helps to protect the skin against sun damage. The antioxidant-rich Camu powder helps fight free radicals in our bodies (free radicals attack healthy cells thus resulting in premature aging).
3. Restores & Maintains Eye Health - getting plenty of full-spectrum Vitamin C, beta-carotene and anthocyanins (all of which can be found in exceptional amounts in raw camu powder) can guard against eye diseases such as glaucoma, cataracts and age-related macular degeneration, and promote sharper vision.
4. Heightens Brain Performance / Mental Clarity - adequate levels of full-spectrum Vitamin C are needed to support a healthy nervous system and brain functions (by fighting free radicals and reducing oxidative stress in the brain). Consuming Raw Camu Powder daily can help improve memory and protect your brain from neurodegenerative disorders such as dementia and Alzheimer's.
5. Lifts Mood - balance your mood with Raw Camu Powder which supports proper serotonin levels in the brain, and reduces the stress hormone (cortisol) level. Serotonin is a mood-balancing chemical in the brain that is associated with a sense of well-being and happiness; it also helps to improve sleep. Camu-Camu is listed by Dr James Duke, a botanist, as the No. 2 natural anti-depressant in a list of hundreds of botanicals.
Mix the powder directly into smoothies, water, fruit juices, raw honey drink, or sprinkle on top of yoghurt, granola or raw desserts, to top up your daily Vitamin C requirements. Please do not make a hot drink/beverage or bake with Raw Camu Powder as Vitamin C is destroyed by heat.
In order to maximize the absorption of Vitamin C in your body, it is best to take small doses throughout the day (for example 1/2 teaspoon taken twice a day) as excess Vitamin C that is not absorbed by the body will be excreted in the urine.
This recommended daily intake may be increased to 2 teaspoons (8g) if you are down with a cold or a viral infection. The elderly, smokers and heavy drinkers will also need a higher intake of natural full-spectrum Vitamin C.
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- Raw, Vegan
- Low GI
100% Whole Camu-Camu Berry Powder