Can You Do Camu?

Let me warn you now: Camu camu is not a fruit you are going to find in the produce section at your typical grocery store. Originating in the rain forest of South America, this fruit has many healing properties that would make you want to take a little vacation South. Luckily for you, there is camu camu berry powder that will provide you benefits as if you were eating them out of your berry basket right here. I know what you are thinking; I have never even heard of this berry, let alone the benefits you speak of! Set aside your EmergenC, and let’s discuss how camu camu can help you.

One of the most popular products people flocks to when they begin to sniffle, sneeze, cough, etc. is EmergenC. Vitamin C supports electrolyte replenishment, which is important when feeling under the weather. However, studies have shown that vitamin C does not play much of a role in treating colds. If a person is sick 12 days out of the year, supplementing with vitamin C to try and reduce those days will only decrease about 1 day (WebMD, 2014). Vitamin C supports the immune system, but when it comes to reducing your Kleenex usage quickly, not so much. With that being said, this means you want to be supplementing with vitamin C outside of being sick so then those sick days are less likely to occur in the first place. Camu camu berry actually contains more vitamin C than any other food, with 60 times more the amount than an orange (Draxe.com). No more calling in sick to work for you!

Another benefit that camu camu berry provides is supporting arthritis health. The berry reduces inflammation, therefore easing chronic pain one would feel in joints. With the help of the high antioxidant content that camu camu contains, the reduction in free radicals in the body will also adhere to lower arthritis pain.

So many would not eat lemon by itself due to the sour taste that makes you pucker your lips. Camu camu berry has the same effect. Just like lemons, you want to put the powder in something to then receive the great taste and benefits. Try adding ½ a teaspoon to your oatmeal, yogurt or light beverage. Who really enjoys being sick? With that being said, it is time to get you some camu camu.

Sources cited:

http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2013/07/25/camu-camu-benefits-_n_3644392.html https://draxe.com/camu-camu/

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