Monday, January 5, 2009

Camu Camu

Camu Camu (Myrciaria dubia) grows in the Amazon rain forests as a bush with fruits that contain vital phytonutrients. Scientists have discovered its beneficial health properties and it is harvested for its high Vitamin C content.

The greatest benefits are connected to strengthening the immune system. In this regards it is helpful with treating viruses, fungus and inflammation. It is also most beneficial in helping to retard the aging process.

Other benefits of Camu Camu:
* mood balancing
* helps maintain healthy eyes, skin and gums
* strengthen the immune system
* aids with viral and bacterial infections
* used as an anti-depressant
* used as an antiseptic
* is good source of beta-carotene
* improves circulation
* may lower blood pressure
* is a powerful antioxidant
* is effective at treating colds
* supports healthy red and white blood cell formation
* aids in neutralizing pollutants
* is needed for antibody production
* contains natural antihistamine properties
* helps in the production of collagen
* may help reduce allergy symptoms

Camu Camu's nutritional content:
Amounts per 100 grams*
Fat 2.62 g
Protein 1.55 g
Fiber 0.76 g
Total Carbo- hydrate 92.71 g
Reducing Sugars 70.84 g
Non-reducing Sugars 18.47 g
Glucose 18.33 g
Lactose 0.47 g
Maltose 22.27 g
Sucrose 18 .00 g
Starch 58.01 g
Potassium 9.71 g
Calcium 4.27 mg
Phosphorus 35.14 mg
Iron 0.94 mg
Vitamin C 7.49 g
Vitamin B2 0.16 mg
Vitamin B1 0.07 mg
Niacin 8.25 mg
* FDA source

Gary Null, Ph.D. and Dr. James Duke consider Camu-Camu in the top 5 herbs with the greatest effectiveness for treating various health effects such as atherosclerosis, painkiller, osteoarthritis, hepatitis, asthma, colds, cataracts, infertility and depression just to name a few.

Camu Camu is one of the 19 fruits in the MonaVie Juice. To learn more about MonaVie, please visit my personal website:
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