Camu-camu is a low-growing shrub found throughout the Amazon rainforest, mainly in swampy or flooded areas. Camu-camu fruit has the highest recorded amount of natural vitamin C known on the planet. In comparison to oranges, camu-camu provides thirty times more vitamin C, ten times more iron, three times more niacin, twice as much riboflavin, and 50% more phosphorus. It also has a full complement of minerals and amino acids that might aid in the absorption of vitamin C.* To learn more about this wonderful rainforest plant, go to the Tropical Plant Database file on Camu-Camu. To see pictures of camu-camu, click here.
Traditional Uses:* for its natural high vitamin C content; for colds/flu (for its vitamin C content); for skin care/anti-aging (for its antioxidant, mineral, and vitamin content); as an edible fruit/fruit juice
Suggested Use: Take 1 gram 2 - 3 times daily or as directed by a health care professional.
Contraindications: None known.
Drug Interactions: None known.
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