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Get More Vitamin C with Camu Camu

Why Are We Deficient in Vitamin C?

Scientists have determined that approximately 40,000 years ago humans lost their own ability, through a genetic mutation, to manufacture vitamin C. Fruits and vegetables were abundant in their diet, and thus vitamin C was not difficult to obtain. However, through time, our dependence on consuming fruits and veggies for this vitamin became clear. Scurvy was found to be caused by a severe deficiency of vitamin C in the 1930s.

Although it is harder to be severely deficient in vitamin C today, mild cases of deficiency exist much more than we think! This can result in weakness, anemia, lack of energy, even depression and mood irregulation.

Ascorbic acid structure


What is Camu Camu?

Myrciaria dubia, commonly known as camu camu (KA-MOO KA-MOO) is a small red/purple fruit that grows on bushy trees deep in the Peruvian Amazon jungle. The plant is extremely tolerant of flooding, withstanding 4 to 5 months submerged, and is picked and dried at low temperatures. This tangy little fruit burst into the world of health and wellness when it was discovered that that camu camu berries are one of the highest natural sources of vitamin C. They are estimated to have 30 times more vitamin C than oranges! Camu Camu before harvest


Benefits of Camu Camu

We mentioned above the correlation between vitamin C and depression. How does this work exactly? Well, vitamin C works closely with an enzyme in the brain to convert dopamine into norepinephrine, which plays a vital role in regulating our mood.

Camu camu berries are also significant sources of calcium, amino acids and antioxidants that can help aid in your body’s overall health and vitality. They have been traditionally used as a medicinal herb, improving the function of the brain, eyes, heart, lungs, liver and skin. Unlike synthetic vitamin C pills and supplements, camu camu delivers vitamin C in a whole-food-form, complete with bioflavonoids and vitamin complexes that help your body use vitamin C affectively.

A drink mixed with camu camu powder


Recommended Usage

Our high quality camu camu comes to you in a fine, tangy powder, perfect for adding to your daily smoothies, drinks, tonics or juices! For maximum benefits, try mixing camu camu and Sunfood MSM into pure water and drink in the morning on an empty stomach. We recommend starting out with ½ to 1 teaspoon one to two times daily.

*Note: Sunfood does not advocate withdrawing from any medications for depression. Be sure to consult with your health-care practitioner.


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