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    Camu Camu

    Myrciaria Dubia

    Camu Camu

    What is it?

    Amazon red fruit contains the highest concentrations of Vitamin C of any fruit or berry in the world.  Camu Camu averages 2700 mg of Vitamin C in 100 Grams of fruit as compare to Oranges at 53 mg of Vitamin C in 100 Grams and Grapefruit at 34 mg of Vitamin C in 100 grams.

    Key Information

    • Antioxidant - First line of defense against sun and environmental, chemical aggressions
    • Anti-inflammatory - Reduces redness, swelling, heat and histamine response
    • Reduces healing time, protects against bruising, and promotes the healing of wounds and burns.

    More Information

    Camu-Camu provides 21,000 to 500,000 ppm ascorbic acid or 2 to 3 grams per kilogram. Oranges in comparison provide 500 to 4,000 ppm Vitamin C, or ascorbic acid, In comparison, 30 times more Vitamin C is provided in Camu-camu plus 10 times more iron, 3 times more niacin and twice as much riboflavin.Astoundingly enough, it also supplies 50% more phosphorous. Other photochemicals present are beta-carotene, calcium, protein, and thiamin in smaller amounts. When applied topically,provides up to 20 times more Vitamin C with immediate benefits versus when equal amount of Vitamin C is taken internally.

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