Camu Camu – Powder


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CAMU CAMU – POWDER Myrciaria dubia

Camu camu is a shrub that grows along water in the Amazon rain forests of South America, particularly Peru. Historically, the fruit and leaves have been used to treat all sorts of ailments from cold sores to shingles to the common cold. It’s also been used to enhance eye health as well as to help with low energy and gum and teeth problems. And of course, people eat the tart fruit as food.

Camu camu is sold in the form of a powder, since the fragile fruit doesn’t ship well, and used as a nutritional supplement.  It has 50 times the Vitamin C as oranges PLUS it’s loaded with other benefits. The wealth of phytonutrients in Camu Camu help boost energy levels and fight ailments by maintaining a healthy immune system. It is also known to help treat chronic fatigue syndrome, the common cold, depression, gingivitis, and headaches.

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Vitamin C found in close to 90% of supplements and food in North America is primarily made in one single lab on the east coast by forcing sulphuric acid through cornstarch. Not very natural.  In reality, natural vitamin C in food is found in a ‘complex’ with other nutrients and molecules. believes it is vitally important to obtain nutrients from food naturally, rather than through pills or tablets. Camu camu and other natural powders found on this website fulfill this role.

Interestingly enough, the amount of vitamin C content (about 2-3% of the total volume) begins to diminish as the fruit reaches maturity, which is when the top flavors emerge. Therefore, harvesters have to forge a delicate balance between flavor and nutritional benefit, which is why some people prefer slightly less ripened camu camu fruit. In terms of uses, camu camu lacks an overwhelming flavor, so it is commonly used in ice creams or sweets, but little else. The dried powder of camu camu has also been sold as a dietary supplement, given its rich nutrient content, including some antioxidants and essential amino acids for human health.


Some of the most interesting benefits of camu camu include its ability to boost the immune system, protect against chronic diseases, reduce inflammation, detoxify the body, prevent viral infections, reduce mood swings, promote eye health, protect the sexual organ system, and prevent cognitive disorders.

Benefits of Camu Camu

Cognitive Ability: The various antioxidant effects of camu camu, some of which are derived from the huge amount of vitamin C, also help to eliminate plaque build-up in the cognitive pathways, often caused by free radicals and oxidative stress. Camu camu has been linked to preventing certain cognitive disorders, such as Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. It can also boost cognitive ability in younger people, increasing focus, memory, and concentration skills.

Anti-Inflammatory Activity: Vitamin C is a natural anti-inflammatory substance, but the other nutrients and amino acids found in camu camu, such as anthocyanins, catechins, and flavonols, are also potent anti-inflammatory agents. For people who suffer from everything from arthritis and gout to hemorrhoids and headaches, camu camu can offer pain relief and soothe inflammation.

Cancer Prevention: Everyone is looking for the magical cure for cancer, and while it hasn’t been discovered yet, antioxidant compounds like those found in such abundance in camu camu, are often considered the best natural remedy to prevent the development or spread of certain types of cancers. Camu camu has dozens of antioxidant compounds in its tiny little package, so load up on these cancer-fighting drupes whenever you can!

Mood Swings: Some research has indicated that camu camu can have a relaxing effect on the body, acting almost as a sedative, which can certainly help to balance mood swings and soothe mental anxiety. Although the exact pathway isn’t completely clear, the high levels of magnesium and other vitamins that reduce inflammation and calm the body are likely the cause behind this important health benefit, particularly for people suffering from depression or menopausal mood swings.

Antiviral and Antibacterial Properties: The natural antiseptic qualities of camu camu make it ideal for fending off bacterial and viral infections, including E. coli and various sexually transmitted diseases, such as herpes. This makes camu camu a powerful dietary supplement for everyone, as our immune systems are constantly under attack by these foreign agents.

Fertility: Camu camu has been shown to prevent infertility by specifically protecting the health of sexual organs and ensuring proper functioning of those systems.

Muscle Tone: The diverse blend of nutrients, vitamins, minerals, amino acids, and organic compounds found within camu camu make it one of the most complete health foods out there, but that combination also facilitates the growth and protection of muscles. If you are looking to boost your metabolism and increase your muscle tone, eating camu camu can be an ideal workout complement.

Vision Health: Carotenoids are primarily praised for their ability to protect eye health as an antioxidant, although they do have other important roles in the body. By eliminating oxidative stress in the ocular system, camu camu’s carotenoids can prevent the onset of macular degeneration and the development of cataracts, allowing you to see clearly well into your old age!

Other Uses

  • Digestion: The dietary fiber content of camu camu isn’t as remarkable as its vitamin C content, but it is still significant, and can help boost your overall health by optimizing your digestive processes and even protecting your heart from the dangers of unbalanced cholesterol levels. Fiber also regulates the activity of insulin receptors in the body, thereby helping to manage and even prevent diabetes.


Suggested use: 1-2 tablespoons can be added to smoothies, yoghurt, beverages, desserts, and dressings.

SOLD IN 100g and 250g PORTIONS

Keep in a cool, dry place. I can accommodate custom orders or arrange wholesale pricing.


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