Harvested by hand from the banks of the Amazon, this incredible superfruit is the richest natural source of vitamin C – up to 60 times more potent than an orange! And unlike synthetic vitamin supplements, Camu Camu contains all the vital flavonoids and co-factors that synergize with Vitamin C to give your body a true lift! This spicy powder is intense. Add just a teaspoon to smoothies and juices for a super-nutrient boost!
• A natural source of Vitamin C from the Amazon rainforest.
• Complete, whole-food nutrient source.
• Daily supplement or smoothie booster.
• Known for supporting immune function and balanced mood and brain function.
• 480mg of natural Vitamin C per teaspoon
• Rich source of anti-inflammatory, antioxidant flavonoids
• Important source of brain-boosting amino acid serine, as well as body-building branch chain amino acids like leucine.
Usage Notes : Camu Camu is easily mixed with orange juice or smoothies in small amounts (1-2 tsp) without affecting the flavor. Or mix with water (possibly with a low-glycemic sweetener added) for a quick and simple boost!
The Essential Living Foods Difference
Camu Camu is the most potent natural source of vitamin C. Because it's totally natural, it contains all the flavonoids and co-factors necessary for maximum absorption and utilization. But there are importers, brokers and supplement companies who will claim to have Camu Camupowder with a vitamin C content ranging from 25% all the way up to 50%. Unfortunately, what these companies often fail to mention is that only a portion of the vitamin C is the pure and natural form, the kind that comes directly from the berry. The rest comes from synthetic vitamin C added after processing, since synthetic vitamin C is cheap. This also allows them to add more inexpensive maltodextrin as filler. While this may be good for their bottom line, it’s anything but good for your health.
To produce our pure Camu Camu powder, the fresh berries are carefully harvested from a pristine Amazon river basin. They are then collected at an organic processing plant where the berries are washed, and pulped. In addition to the berry's Vitamin C rich pulp, we deliberately include the berry's skin, its source of valuable flavonoids. The berries are dried into a powder at low temperatures (just around 120 C). The powder is then sifted so that only the smallest, most bio-available particles pass through. The finished product is a 100% pure dehydrated berry powder with 18 - 20% naturally-occurring vitamin C content.
Our camu camu has a deeper, more red color than other "yellow" camu products, suggesting that our low-heat process and use of the berry's skin helps preserve more of the valuable red/purple antioxidants(anthocyanins).
Contents & Benefits
Camu Camu contains powerful phytochemicals with health benefits, including a variety of potent antioxidants, the essential amino acids serine, valine, and leucine, and more Vitamin C than any other known plant in the world. The berry also contains beta carotene, calcium, iron, niacin, phosphorus, riboflavin and thiamin.
Just 3.2gm of our Camu Camu powder provides 480mg of real, plant-based, immune-boosting Vitamin C. Natural Vitamin C may be much more effective than lab-produced Vitamin C. This may be because Camu Camu is especially rich in flavonoids, the anti-inflammatory, anti- proliferative, anti-fungal plant nutrients that are crucial to health (and missing from many modern diets). Particular flavanoids present include anthocyanins, flavonols and flavanols, catechins, delphinidin 3-glucoside, cyanidin 3-glucoside, ellagic acid and rutin, as well as gallic and ellagic acids.
The amino acids in Camu Camu are also extremely valuable. Leucine is the only dietary amino acid that has the capacity to stimulate muscle protein synthesis, slowing the degradation of muscle tissue by increasing the synthesis of muscle proteins.
Another of Camu Camu's amino acids is Serine, which is especially important to proper functioning of the brain and central nervous system, and is a crucial part of the phospholipids that make every cell in the body, including the protective myelin sheaths in nerves and the brain. Serine is also needed to produce tryptophan, the amino acid precursor to serotonin.
This powerful ingredient is not cheap. It’s for those who demand 100% purity and whole-fruit nutritional benefits. While cheaper versions are out there, we guarantee this to be the most affordable 100% PURE and un-cut Camu Camu available.
Disclaimer: These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, nor is this information meant to diagnose, treat, cure, or
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