Dynamic Health Laboratories, Inc. delicious Camu-Camu Juice blend is an exquisite synergy of the following 6 different juice varieties:
Camu-Camu contains more vitamin C than any known plant (30 to 60 times more than oranges), is a powerful antioxidant, can help to strengthen the immune system and can help alleviate the herpes virus.
This new superfood offers a new way to take your Vitamin C without upsetting your stomach! Camu-Camu is a low growing Amazonian shrub with large feathery leaves that produces berries the size of lemons. Camu-Camu berries contain the highest concentrations of naturally occurring Vitamin C on the planet - over twice the levels found in Acerola cherries.
compared to an orange, the Camu-Camu berry provides 30 - 60 times more
Vitamin C, 10 times more Iron, 3 times more Vitamin B3 (Niacin) and 2
times as much Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin).
Camu-Camu is also a source of Beta-carotene and many other nutrients including important minerals and amino acids that aid in the absorption of the Vitamin C. It has astringent, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, emollient and nutritional properties.
The camu camu fruit has a surprising range of medicinal effects. In joint studies with IIAP, Sandoval (2000) of Albany University has demonstrated that camu camu flesh has a great antioxidant power, 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 Rainforest fruit are described by Gary Null, Ph.D., a nationally known American nutritionist and researcher. In discussing the holistic treatment of depression he lists 19 plants containing chemical compounds with antidepressant properties. In order of potency, Camu camu is listed second 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 Camu Camu 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 camu camu powder in a glass of water four times daily. Others have taken one teaspoon either once or twice daily. One alternative health care provider in New York City has had twenty patients on Zoloft and Prozac gradually wean themselves off these medications while taking Camu Camu and they have succeeded in avoiding depression. Good results have also been noted for patients who are anxious, talkative, and those with panic attacks. (Of course, this should only be done under the supervision of a suitably qualified medical professional.)
Camu-camu 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 pathenogens. 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.
Null lists 19 plants which contain anti-herpetic phyto-chemicals. Camu camu is listed as the most potent.
In Brazil, camu camu is being promoted as a product that untangles and strengthens hair, and protects it from external damage, adding to its shine and vitality. Camu camu is being used in a new line of cosmetics specially recommended for damaged and dull hair that include shampoos, conditioners, hair masques, and hair renewal that add body and shine to hair.
One of the greatest advantages of taking Vitamin C from Camu-Camu supplements is that the Vitamin C found in Camu-Camu is 100% 'bio-available'. This means that it is gentle on the stomach and easier to digest and metabolise by the human body than 'synthesised' Vitamin C supplements, making it ideal for those with delicate digestion but still want the best protection Vitamin C can give.
Serving Size 1 Fluid Ounce (30 ml)
Servings Per Container Approx. 32
|Amount Per Serving||% Daily Value*|
|Calories from fat||0|
|Total Fat||0 g||0%|
|Saturated Fat||0 g||0%|
|Total Carbohydrate||4 g||2%*|
|Dietary Fiber||2 g||0%|
|Vitamin C||300 mg||500%|
|Camu Camu (Fruit)||6500 mg||**|
|*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.|
|**Daily Value not established.|