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Camu-Camu

The curious case of Myrciaria Dubia

Camu-Camu (Myrciaria Dubia) is a fruit bearing bush, growing in swampy or marshy areas of the Amazon Rainforest. It grows to a height of around 6 to 9 feet and orange colored fruit, about the size of a large grape.

Camu-Camu fruit contains the highest amount of natural Vitamin C found anywhere. Compared to oranges, Camu-Camu contains over 30 times more Vitamin C, 10 times more Iron, 3 times the amount of Niacin, more than double the amount of Riboflavin and significantly more Phosphorous.

For comparisons, here's a table view of Vitamin C contents:

Fruit

Vitamin C (ppm - parts per million)

Camu-Camu

500,000

Acerola

170,000

Oranges

4,000

Camu-Camu also provides substantial amounts of Potassium, Minerals and Amino Acids, making it a very good absorption agent, particularly for Vitamin C.

The Camu-Camu fruit is not widely eaten by indigenous Amazon tribes, as its taste is bitter and slightly sour. The value of the fruit comes from its Vitamin C content, not its delicious taste...

Camu-Camu makes an excellent addition to other nutritional supplements, due to its ability to help with the absorption of other nutrients. As with most fruit rich in Vitamin C though, the fruit starts to lose its potency quite soon after harvesting. Even with this drop though, it still has significantly more Vitamin C than anything else on the planet.

The number of studies done on Camu-Camu is virtually zero. As the fruit doesn’t have any history of use in traditional medicine, the research into the benefits of the fruit is very recent and mostly based on personal experiences. Far from being clinical studies however.

Anecdotal observations on the benefits of Camu-Camu include:

  • Strengthening immune system
  • Maintaining healthy gums
  • Improves clarity of vision
  • Promotes younger looking skin
  • Promotes an even mood and disposition

Important to point out again that these are anecdotal observations. Not clinical studies, not research studies. Personal observations.

What isn't anecdotal though is the Vitamin C content.

Camu-Camu has more natural Vitamin C than any known botanical on the planet. The effect of this natural Vitamin C on the human body is far superior to any form of synthetic Vitamin C. Some clinical evidence would suggest that this natural form is far more effective than any synthetic Vitamin C supplements.

The fruit's capacity to help absorbance of nutrients is also documented, making Camu-Camu an excellent addition to other nutritional supplements.

Adding Camu Camu to an acai product makes sense. Check out my Acai Amazon Thunder review and see the benefits additional Camu-Camu can have to acai capsules.

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