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    Camu Camu Mother Natures Super C


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    Raintree Camu Camu Fruit Powder 500 mg 100 Capsules.

    Often called the Camu-Camu berry, this fruit grows on a low-growing shrub (Myrciaria Dubia) native to the lush climates along the Black Water River region of the Amazonian rainforest. The buzz about this potent berry has spread around the world, earning it the nickname “nature’s vitamin pill.” Containing a higher naturally occurring vitamin C content than any other food, camu has long been used for its nutritional and medicinal attributes. Navitas Naturals Camu is grown organically in Peru, where gentle freeze-drying methods are used to protect and maximize the nutrient potential of this extraordinary superberry powder.

    Raintree Amazon Camu-Camu capsules are formulated with 500 mg each of 100% pure Camu-Camu - Myrciaria dubia. This shrub produces orange-colored fruit containing one of the highest record amounts of natural vitamin C known; equally important is how bio-available (readily absorbed) these nutrients are. Camu-camu fruit also contains thiamin, leucine, calcium, beta-carotene, protein and other nutrients, including essential amino acids that must be obtained through food.

    Cam-Camu is a shrub that is common in the swampy and flooded regions of the Amazon, including the forests of Venezuela, Colombia, Brazil and Peru. It’s fruit, fruit powder and leaves of the plant are used medicinally, traditionally for the common cold, cold sores, shingles and other viruses, and as an energy booster. Camu-Camu is also used by indigenous peoples of the rainforest for inflammation, diabetes and depression and as an anti-aging supplement for its antioxidant and vitamin content. Due to its beta-cerotine and mineral content, people of Brazil and Peru use Camu-Camu as an herbal treatment for glaucoma, cataracts and other eye conditions.

    Raintree Camu-Camu is harvested in a sustainable manner by locals of the rainforest. Raintree Capsules contain no fillers, binders or additives.

    Traditional Use:
    Camu-Camu was not traditionally eaten as a fruit by indigenous people, due to its acidic and sour taste. Camu-Camu has recently become very popular for its highly absorbably nutrients like vitamin C.

    Suggested Use:
    The fruit powder of Camu-Camu may be stirred into water, juice, smoothies or tea with a suggested dose of one teaspoon 2-3 times daily. It may also be taken in our capsule form with a serving of 2 capsules taken two to three times daily. If stomach discomfort or nausea occurs, reduce dosage or take with a meal.

    Recommended Daily Intake:
    2 capsules 2-3 times daily, or as directed by a healthcare professional.

    Ingredients:
    100% pure ground Camu-Camu (Myrciaria dubia) plant. Cellulose derived vegetarian capsule shell.

    Suitable for Vegetarians and Vegans. Free from yeast, soy, wheat, nuts and dairy.

    Cautions:
    There are no serious side effects reported, but a high dose may cause diarrhea or gastrointestinal disturbance. There is not enough known about the use of camu-camu during breast-feeding or pregnancy so avoid use in these cases.

    This product is made 100% to Raintree Nutrition specifications.

    Camu Camu Benefits: 11 Things You Need To Know About The Fruit.





    Camu Camu Benefits

    Move over, acai: there's a new Brazilian superstar fruit in town. Camu camu is becoming increasingly popular as a health supplement for its supposed antioxidant properties. But is there something to this rain forest fruit or is it just about the hype?

    This isn't a fruit you'll find on a tree or bush in your neighbourhood: camu camu mostly grows in flooded areas of the Amazon rainforest in Peru, Brazil, Colombia, and Venezuela, where its fruits and leaves are used for medicinal purposes. Its fruits are about the same size as a lemon, but light orange in colour, and full of vitamin C.

    Natural health aficionados claim that camu camu has anti-viral properties that can help with cold sores, herpes, shingles, and the common cold. Others say it's a natural energy booster that's great for your eyes and gums. The research on camu camu is still limited, but we've got a round-up of its potential benefits and some hints on including it in your diet.

    Vitamin C
    Camu camu is chock full of vitamin C: 60 times more per serving than an orange! A teaspoon of camu camu powder has 1180 per cent of your recommended daily intake for vitamin C, which is important for gum health, among other functions in our body.

    Valine
    Valine is an amino acid found in camu camu. It's an essential amino acid, meaning that we must get it in food because our bodies can't produce it. Valine is used by the body to prevent muscle breakdown and is important for nervous system and cognitive function.

    Potassium
    Our bodies need potassium for the proper functioning of the heart and kidneys. Camu camu is one way to get it: 71.1 milligrams are found in every 100 grams.

    Leucine
    This is another essential amino acid found in camu camu, one that our bodies need for muscle and bone tissue growth and recovery and the production of growth hormones.

    Serine
    Another amino acid! This one is key for digestion: serine helps to break down the bonds in proteins and polypeptides so they can be used by our bodies.

    Flavonoids
    Camu camu has several different flavonoids, which are compounds that are found in plants and are part of what gives fruits and vegetables their awesome colours. They mostly function in the body as antioxidants, neutralizing harmful free radicals.

    Gallic Acid
    Gallic acid is found in camu camu, which is good news because it appears to have anti-fungal and anti-viral properties. It also acts as an antioxidant.

    Inflammation
    In one study, 20 male smokers drank camu camu juice or took vitamin C tablets daily for a week. The group who took camu camu showed a decrease in some markers for antioxidants and oxidative stress at the end of the study, compared to no change for those who had vitamin C tablets.

    How To Take It
    Camu camu berries are not exactly sold in your local North American supermarket, but you can include it in your diet in tablet or powder form. The powder can be used to flavour other foods, and camu-flavoured ice creams and drinks are popular in Peru.

    When You Should Avoid It
    There is some concern that camu camu can interfere with some chemotherapy medications—you should always let your doctor know about the supplements you are taking, but especially so if you are receiving chemo, for example.

    PLEASE NOTE: NO CLAIMS ARE MADE OR IMPLIED THAT Camu Camu OR ANY OTHER PRODUCT ON OUR WEB SITE CAN DIAGNOSE, CURE, MITIGATE, TREAT OR PREVENT CANCER OR ANY OTHER DISEASE. ALL INFORMATION IS PRESENTED FOR YOUR INFORMATION ONLY AND NOT MEANT TO BE MEDICAL ADVICE. WE DO NOT PRESENT GRAVIOLA AS A DRUG.

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