Camu Camu – the little vitamin C bomb from South America
Every child knows it and it has long been considered the booster for our immune system par excellence: vitamin C. A small sour fruit from the Amazon region has been causing a stir for some time now, and not just in research, because its vitamin C content far exceeds anything known to date: Camu Camu. The berry contains about forty times as much vitamin C as an orange. But not only that. It provides us with other important vital substances such as organic iron, B vitamins and amino acids. Camu Camu is full of antioxidants and is also a natural anti-inflammatory and mood enhancer. We tell you what other benefits the little vitamin C bomb offers!
Camu Camu – what is it?
The exotic fruit is currently being praised in many places as the new superfood. But what exactly is camu camu? Camu Camu (Myrciaria dubia) is a shrub from the myrtle family that is native to South America. To be precise, in the western Amazon region. The camu camu shrub, which can grow up to eight metres high, grows mainly in Peru, but also in Colombia, Venezuela and Brazil. The roundish, orange-red fruits, about three centimetres in size, resemble small apples and taste fruity and slightly sour. They are also known as Rumberry or Bayberry Fruit.
Camu Camu – proven medicinal plant of the Amazon
In this country, the super fruit was relatively unknown until recently. The indigenous peoples in the South American rainforest have long appreciated and used camu camu as a medicinal plant because of its many health benefits. Among other things, they say it has an energising, invigorating, antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effect. In its homeland, the camu camu berry is mainly consumed raw or in juice form.
Camu Camu – concentrated vital substance power
What the indigenous peoples have known for thousands of years is gradually arriving in this country too: the nutrient-rich fruit of the camu camu bush is a real vitamin bomb!
An average of 2 g of vitamin C is contained in 100 g of fruit flesh. An orange, on the other hand, only has just over 50 mg per 100 g of flesh. Other proven sources of vitamin C such as blackcurrants, rose hips, sea buckthorn or the acerola berry cannot compete with this.
Camu Camu is thus the fruit with the highest vitamin C value worldwide! For comparison…
Unlike lemons & oranges, camu camu has:
30 times as much vitamin C
10 times as much iron
3 times as much vitamin B3 (niacin)
2 times as much vitamin B2 (riboflavin)
And that’s not all!
The content of vitamins B1, B2 and B3 as well as beta-carotene is also absolutely impressive. With regard to minerals such as iron, calcium and potassium, as well as secondary plant compounds, Camu Camu also achieves absolute top values. The latter, along with vitamin C, are considered highly effective antioxidants.
The berries also contain amino acids and proteins. With so much concentrated vital substance power, it is no wonder that the South American berry is said to have a multitude of positive effects on our health.
Camu Camu – small fruit, big effect
Due to the ideal mixture of vitamins, minerals and plant substances, the camu camu plant impresses with its strong effect on our health. Another plus: our body can optimally utilise the nutrients it contains.
The small superfruit is said to have the following properties:
Thus, it is the perfect natural vitamin C supplier to support our body’s own self-healing powers:
- to strengthen the immune system
- to protect our cells from oxidative stress
- for the prevention of infections
- for headaches and migraines
- for allergies
- for maintaining the health of skin, muscles and joints
- to slow down the aging process (anti-aging)
- to strengthen our cardiovascular system
- for a healthy nervous system
Did you know?
According to two-time Nobel Prize winner and vitamin pioneer Prof. Dr. Linus Pauling, consuming enough natural vitamin C can help you extend your life by 20 years or more.
Where can I get Camu Camu?
Due to the high demand for the vitamin-rich fruit, especially in Europe, there was in many places the overexploitation of wild growing plants. In the meantime, the Camu Camu plant is also cultivated on plantations.
In Germany, Camu Camu is only available in powder form. For this purpose, the fruits are dried in the sun directly after harvesting and then ground into powder. Sometimes the berries are also shock-frozen in a special process and then peeled and ground. When buying a Camu Camu product, you should make sure that the powder is naturally pure and comes from cultivated cultivation.
In our vitality product FlamEXX comp you will also find this natural extract in a highly dosed form and in combination with other valuable cofactors.