Camu Camu powder is made from the red, purple or green, cherry-sized camu camu berries that grow on a small riverside bush (Myrciaria Dubia), native to the swampy lowlands of Peru.
Health Benefits of Camu Camu:
Camu camu has the highest level of vitamin C on the plant. It can have 60 times more vitamin C than an orange and 56 times more than a lemon!Vitamin C has been found to be a powerful immune system booster.
The powerful cocktail of antioxidants and phytochemicals in camu camu can help fight against disease and malfunction of the liver. The high vitamin C content is especially central to camu camu’s ability to improve liver health. For individuals with liver diseases like cirrhosis the administration of vitamin C has shown positive outcomes.
Camu camu’s high levels of vitamin C can help your brain to produce more serotonin, which will enhance your mood — and it’s why camu camu can be a potential remedy for depression.
Camu camu’s powerful antioxidants and antiviral ability can help fight against gum diseases like gingivitis.
Camu camu has been studied for its possible ability to help slow and improve the aging process. Camu camu’s powerful antioxidants like vitamin C has been shown to help with inflammation, particularly in the elderly or those approaching old age.
Camu camu can also have a positive affect on eye issues like macular degeneration, which becomes more common with an increase in age.
Recommended dose: 1/2 teaspoon daily.