Camu-camu is a fruit that comes from a bush which grows close to the river banks in the Amazonian rain forest of South America. The camu-camu fruit has a purplish red skin with a yellow pulp. When dried, the pulp becomes a beautiful pink in color. Traditionally made into a juice by people of the rainforest to help maintain their health, camu-camu has more Vitamin C than any other known botanical. The highest quality camu-camu contains 30 to 60 times more Vitamin C than an orange, plus bioflavanoids, and a combination of phytonutrients unique to the camu-camu fruit. Unfortunately, most of the commercially prepared camu-camu has a negligible amount of Vitamin C, which has led to a lack of appreciation of this most potent fruit. Camu-camu also contains bioflavanoids, the amino acids serine, valine, and leucine, as well as small amounts of thiamine, riboflavin and niacin.
Camu-camu is traditionally used to support the immune system, to ward off viral infections, and to help maintain optimal health, especially under conditions of stress and anxiety, which tend to deplete the immune system. Camu-camu helps to promote healthy gums, eyes, and skin and supports the functions of the brain (nervous system) and heart (circulatory system). Amazingly, it even has anti-depressant properties!
This product has an wonderful, tart flavor, and can easily be mixed in smoothies, with water or juice, or (pucker) taken straight off the spoon. Available in powder or capsule form, you will be glad you added Royal Camu to your health regimen!
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Q. Why does it cost more than other vitamin C products?
A. Camu is only produced in the Amazon rainforest, and it is in great demand, having been discovered as an unparalleled vitamin C source/nutritional product. Currently there is a global shortage of camu and thus the higher price. It is well worth it though!
Q. How does camu compare to your other vitamin C products?
A. Please see our vitamin C buying guide.
Q. Is the Camu Organic?
A. No, because it is sourced from the rainforest away from US certifiers - However, there are no pesticides or herbicides used - grown by indigenous peoples