Camu Camu Superfruit High Potency Vitamin C with High Carotenoid Content Vit C Powerhouse
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Camu-Camu (Myrciaria dubia) is a superfruit which grows in the Amazonian rain forest of Peru. This fruit contains powerful phytochemicals with health benefits, including the amino acids serine, valine, and leucine, and more Vitamin C than any other known plant in the world. The camu-camu fruit has a surprising range of therapeutic effects. Many people have stopped using large dosages of synthetic Vitamin C because they find that Camu-Camu is energizing, mood-lifting and highly effective in strengthening the immune system.* The Camu-Camu fruit is about the size of a large grape and has a purplish red skin with a yellow pulp. It grows wild, is harvested directly into a freezer boat, which travels down the river ways of the Amazon where the fruit is picked at the height of its ripeness and flash-frozen. It is then taken to a processing plant where it is thawed, peeled, liquefied and spray dried. The resulting powder is a pale pink to yellow beige with very potent effects. Camu Camu also contains fibre ,beta-carotene, calcium, potassium, phosphorus, iron, and other beneficial substances.Because of its food form, with bioflavanoids and other phytochemicals, clinical evidence suggests that the Vitamin C content in Camu Camu is far more effective, than synthetic Vitamin C (ascorbic acid). Given the properties of the camu camu berry it should come as no surprise that it offers a wealth of health benefits. It acts as an anti-inflammatory and a powerful antioxidant. Vitamin C impacts collagen formation, ability to recover from physical exertion, and ability to adapt to increased altitude, in addition to its well-known effects on the immune system. As a natural vitamin C source, camu is superior to synthetic vitamin C products, as one study comparing camu camu juice and synthetic vitamin C found. Some users have reported almost immediate relief from sinus pain and pressure. Dr. James Duke, former chief botanist for the USDA, considers camu to be the top herb for asthma. In fact, he compared hundreds of botanicals and camu-camu was ranked #1 in effectiveness for asthma, atherosclerosis, cataracts, colds, gingivitis, glaucoma, hepatitis, infertility, migraines, osteoarthritis, pain, and Parkinson’s. Camu was also ranked #2 for depression, #4 as an antioxidant, and #6 as an antiviral.As an antiviral, camu has also been shown to be efffective against the herpes virus, which in its different forms is responsible for cold sores, genital herpes, shingles, and Epstein-Barr. Individuals seeking relief from these conditions have seen reduced outbreaks, rapid recovery, and in some cases even remission. Camu camu’s effects on the body make it beneficial for athletes. The benefits of the vitamin C component alone are substantial, including improved development and healing of connective tissue.As vitamin C also promotes nervous system health and proper neurotransmitter formation, camu has these benefits. It also shows an ability to increase serotonin levels, an action which may be responsible for reports that it has provided relief for depression and a reduced reliance on prescription anti-depressants.
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