We all know the proven medical benefits of vitamin C (also known as ascorbic acid), including improving cardio-vascular health, improving immune system and aiding in preventing cellular degeneration.
Taking high dose vitamin C can be great for your health and the king of vitamin C is without a doubt Camu Camu. With 60 times the vitamin C of oranges this potent Superfood from the Amazon is something that can give you a range of health benefits as well as improving skin condition and is becoming an ingredient which is starting to be used in a range of products from supplements to skincare. It is also high in iron phyto-nutrients, amino acids, calcium, potassium, beta carotene plus many more.
We’ve all heard about Acai and its meteoric rise as the king of the Superfoods. Camu Camu is challenging for that title and is starting to grow in popularity around the world. Check out these great health benefits of this fantastic Superfood.
Vitamin C is an antioxidant which helps against the development and impact of free radicals which can cause cell degeneration. It is also suggested that it may help in macular (eye) degeneration. A diet which is high in antioxidants, including vitamin C, has been shown to lower blood pressure and protect against cardio-vascular disease.
Camu Camu is a natural antiseptic and is great at fending off bacterial infections that are constantly attacking our immune system. It is great for protecting against cold and flu and protecting our immune systems as a whole.
Vitamin C is not the only element of Camu Camu that makes this Superfood a great anti-inflammatory. The phyto-nutrients and amino acids contained in Camu Camu, including flavonols and anthocyanins, can assist in relieving arthritis, joint pain and even headaches.
Vitamin C is a key building block for the generation of collagen, the key element in giving skin its elasticity. A reduction of collagen, often associated with ageing, leads to the formation of wrinkles. At La Kult we will be including Camu Camu in our new range of skincare products which will be released in 2017.
Camu Camu really is the ultimate Superfood. Still relatively new to the Western market, watch in the next couple of years as the popularity of this product explodes as consumers realise the health benefits of this amazing fruit.
Check out our Australian Certified Organic Camu Camu powder, available in both 100g and 250g resealable packaging: