Pure Camu Berry Powder™ is harvested from a bush that grows in black water rivers, in the Amazonian jungle of Peru. The fruit contains powerful phytochemicals with health benefits, including the amino acids serine, valine, and leucine, and more Vitamin C than any other known plant in the world. The Camu Berry is approximately 2 centimeters in diameter and has a purplish red skin with a yellow pulp. Our Pure Camu Berry Powder™ contains 50 times more Vitamin C than an orange. It has astringent, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, emollient and nutritional properties, and also contains important levels of beta carotene, calcium, iron, niacin, phosphorus, riboflavin and thiamin.
Pure Camu Berry Powder™ when mixed into a juice or liquid supports the immune system, helps to ward off viral infections, and helps to maintain optimal health, especially under conditions of stress and anxiety, which tend to deplete the immune system. Pure Camu Berry Powder helps to promote healthy gums, eyes, and skin and supports the functions of the brain (nervous system) and heart (circulatory system).
Traditionally, native medicine practitioners and herbalists have recommended Pure Camu Berry Powder for:
- Strengthening the immune system
- Herpes infections, including mouth blisters, genital blisters, shingles blisters and other viral infections
- energy and vitality of people with chronic immune dysfunction
- Strengthening the nervous system
- Supporting healthy levels of white blood cell formation
- Detoxifying the body, especially the liver
- Promoting health of upper respiratory organs, including lungs, sinuses, nasal passages
- Promoting a healthy heart and circulatory system
The Pure Camu Berry Powder™ has a surprising range of medicinal effects. In joint studies with IIAP, Sandoval (2000) of Albany University has demonstrated that Pure Camu Berry Powder has a great antioxidant advantage, and it inhibits the radical DPPH (1,1-diphenil-2-picrilhydrazil), surpassing that of ascorbic acid and trolox (water soluble analog of vitamin C).
Some of the extraordinary medicinal properties of this Amazon rain forest fruit are described by Gary Null, Ph.D., a nationally known nutritionist and researcher. In discussing the holistic treatment of depression he lists 19 plants containing chemical compounds with antidepressant properties. In order of potency, Pure Camu Berry Powder is listed very high in effectiveness. Some have been able to gradually wean themselves off of their anti-depression prescription medication (such as Zoloft and Prozac) under medical supervision and substitute Pure Camu Berry Powder with no relapse into depression. Although the amount taken varies for different people, some have taken, on an empty stomach, 1/2 teaspoon of Pure Camu Berry Powder in a glass of water four times daily. Others have taken one tsp. either once or twice daily. One alternative health care provider in New York City has had twenty patients on Zoloft and Prozac gradually weaning themselves off these medications while taking Camu Berry and they have succeeded in avoiding depression. Good results have also been noted for patients who are anxious, talkative, and those with panic attacks.
1/3 teaspoon servings per 8 oz container per day = (1 Gram) contains 1,000mg Vitamin C
1 teaspoon serving per 8 oz container per day = (3 Grams) contains 3,000 mg2
2 teaspoon servings per 8 oz container per day (6 Grams) contains 6000 mg
The Pure Camu Berry Powder™ weighs 3 grams per level teaspoon.
Camu Powder is at the top of Null’s list of plants with medicinal effectiveness against the herpes virus. All forms of the herpes virus lie dormant at the base of the spine and become active when the immune system is stressed beyond its ability to respond effectively against pathogens. Common stressors include emotional upsets, other illnesses, prescription drugs, insufficient rest, poor diet, menstrual periods, vaginal yeast infections, and too much sunlight on the skin. Genital herpes is usually transmitted sexually. The principal anti-viral pharmaceutical medicine is acyclovir, which has unpleasant and even toxic side effects. The herpes virus takes a number of different forms and is widespread today as a public health problem in the United States. More than 50% of the U.S. population gets cold sores, which is the result of the herpes simplex virus 1 (HSV1). The Epstein-Barr virus is a common form of the herpes virus which may linger in the body for years, raising the total viral load which the body must combat. Yet another form of the herpes virus is genital herpes which is caused by the herpes simplex virus 2. In total, more than 80% of the U.S. population suffers from some kind of herpes infection. Null lists 19 plants which contain anti-herpetic phyto-chemicals. Pure Camu Berry Powder is listed as the most potent.
Dr. James Duke says that camu berry powder is also very high in ellagic acid. It contains a naturally occurring phenolic compound that has very strong anti-oxidant properties. It is a potent anti-carcinogen. Ellagic Acid has the ability to inhibit mutations within a cell’s DNA. It is also considered to be a cancer inhibitor which has the ability to restore apoptosis or normal cell death in cancer.
Many people have stopped using large dosages of synthetic Vitamin C because they find that just 1 to 3 grams of Pure Camu Berry Powder will do the job !!
(1/3 tsp) = 1 gram (2/3 tsp) = 2 grams and (1 tsp) = 3 grams of Pure Camu Berry Powder powder is energizing, mood-lifting and highly effective in strengthening the immune system. It has the additional benefit of being non-irritating to sensitive stomachs and bladders.
Because of its food form, with bioflavanoids and other phytochemicals, clinical evidence suggests that it is far more effective, milligram for milligram, than any synthetic Vitamin C (ascorbic acid) and Ester C. Many people report that 1000 mg (1/3 tsp.) is sufficient to significantly increase their wellness.
In Brazil, Camu Powder is being promoted as a product that untangles and strengthens hair, and protects it from external damage, adding to its shine and vitality. Camu Powder is being used in a new line of cosmetics specially recommended for damaged and dull hair that include shampoos, conditioners, hair masques, hair renewal that add body and shine to hair.
Adverse Reactions: Pure Camu Berry Powder is considered to be non-toxic and has no reported adverse reactions or interactions with other substances.
Precautions: Do not take during pregnancy.
Warning: Interrupt use if any adverse reactions are noticed. Consult a health practitioner.
Conditions for storage: Keep in a fresh, dry place. Protect from light.
Ingredients: Pure Camu Berry Powder Country of Origin: Peru
As occurs with vitamin C, Pure Camu Berry Powder™ helps prevent colds and other viral diseases. It may also shorten the duration of diseases caused by a virus.
- ascorbic acid (vitamin C)
6. Pure Camu Berry Powder™ Vitamin C is water soluble, so that the excessive intake is eliminated through urine
The excessive intake of vitamin C does not cause toxicity, so that it is thought that the ingestion of high quantities of this fruit does not represent risk for most individuals. However, the excessive intake of vitamin C (much more than 2000 milligrams per day) during prolonged periods of time is known to be able to produce gastrointestinal diarrhea.
Studies performed on this issue are not concluding; however, if you suffer or have suffered calculi (stones) of the urinary tract, some studies suggest that the intake of vitamin C in excess may produce, in certain predisposed individuals, formation of renal (kidney) and bladder calculi.
On the other hand, the excessive intake of vitamin C is known to cause in some people a series of side effects, such as:
Drug interactions have not been reported for Pure Camu Berry Powder. However, very high doses of vitamin C are believed to increase the effectiveness of warfarin, an anticoagulant agent. As a consequence, blood may not clot properly and an uncontrolled bleeding may occur. It is advisable not to eat Pure Camu Berry Powder™ while you are taking warfarin.
The ingestion of vitamin C along with iron may produce an increasing in the absorption of the latter. The excessive absorption of iron does not causes any serious problem, although some blood diseases such as hemochromatosis or thalassemia could be aggravated by increased blood levels of iron. Individuals suffering these blood diseases should avoid eating this fruit.
In general, if you are taking any prescription medicine, always ask your doctor before taking any plant medicine.