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Camu-Camu: The Heal All Superfood!

by Sean Martu

This is one of the most incredible super-foods, super-healing,  life-changing incredibly nutritious foodstuffs I’ve ever encountered. I only found out about Camu-Camu(Myrciaria dubia) by chance, I had created a youtube video about the difference between REAL whole complex vitamin C and synthetic GMO corn-derived ascorbic acid. Then one of my youtube followers mentioned in a comment that she gets her vitamin C from Camu-Camu, I said to myself “Camu-Camu what on earth is that”?

What I found out about Camu-Camu blew me away.

Vitamin C 

Camu-Camu is second only to Kakadu berry in vitamin C content, ‘Food Research International’, states that 100g of fresh Camu-Camu fruit normally contains Vitamin C ranging from 1,882 milligrams to 2,280 milligrams. In other words, this represents 50 times more Vitamin C than an orange.

Ascorbic acid is not Vitamin C although it is identified as such by the pharmaceutical industry. The majority of Ascorbic acid on the market is synthetically derived from GMO corn. Real vitamin C which includes ascorbic acid, is a whole complex where ascorbic acid acts as an outer shell to tyrosinase, vitamin K, Choline, and bioflavonoids which all work synergistically with each other in the human body. 

Ingesting synthetic ascorbic acid is a waste of time as demonstrated by this research article, ” Tropical fruit camu-camu (Myrciaria dubia) has anti-oxidative and anti-inflammatory properties”. 

Methods: To assess the anti-oxidative and anti-inflammatory properties of camu-camu in humans, 20 male smoking volunteers, considered to have an accelerated oxidative stress state, were recruited and randomly assigned to take daily 70 ml of 100% camu-camu juice, corresponding to 1050 mg of vitamin C (camu-camu group; n=10) or 1050 mg of vitamin C tablets (vitamin C group; n=10) for 7 days.

Results: After 7 days, oxidative stress markers such as the levels of urinary 8-hydroxy-deoxyguanosine (P<0.05) and total reactive oxygen species (P<0.01) and inflammatory markers such as serum levels of high sensitivity C reactive protein (P<0.05), interleukin (IL)-6 (P<0.05), and IL-8 (P<0.01) decreased significantly in the camu-camu group, while there was no change in the vitamin C group.

Conclusions: Our results suggest that camu-camu juice may have powerful anti-oxidative and anti-inflammatory properties, compared to vitamin C tablets containing equivalent vitamin C content. These effects may be due to the existence of unknown anti-oxidant substances besides vitamin C or unknown substances modulating in vivo vitamin C kinetics in camu-camu.

As you can clearly see in the results, the study showed no change in the sample group ingesting ascorbic acid compared to the group taking the equal amount of whole complex Vitamin C found within Camu-Camu.

Albert Szent-Györgyi who discovered and isolated ascorbic acid(vitamin C)from citrus juices in 1928, initially naming it “hexuronic acid”. When he attempted to treat scurvy with the isolate of ascorbic acid he was unsuccessful but was successful when he administered red peppers which are high in whole complex Vitamin C.

Vitamin C is necessary for the body for the growth and repair of tissues in all parts of your body. Vitamin C helps the body make collagen, an important protein used to make skin, cartilage, tendons, ligaments, and blood vessels. Vitamin C is necessary for healing wounds, and for repairing and maintaining bones and teeth. It also helps the body absorb iron.

What makes Camu-Camu such a Health Powerhouse?

Primarily its Phytochemicals and obviously it’s high vitamin C content! Yes, that’s right, at one point Phytochemicals were classified as Vitamin P and still are in some circles. Phytochemicals are integral to human health. Almost all Phytochemicals are also powerful antioxidants. Scientists estimate there are more than 5,000 phytochemicals, and we’re only just beginning to understand what these compounds may do for human health. Some of the most studied phytochemicals over the last 10 years are carotenoids, beta carotene, and lycopene. 

According to a study carried out by Chirinos et al. (2010) they found the presence of 30 different phenolic compounds in the Camu -Camu fruit, especially flavan-3-ols, ellagic acid, and its derivates, flavonols and flavanones. Besides polyphenols, Camu-Camu also has carotenoids, mainly trans-lutein and β-carotene. Camu-Camu fruits are also good sources of potassium, iron, calcium, phosphorous and various kinds of amino acids such as serine, valine and leucine.

Here are some examples of Camu-Camus’ promising health benefits:

1. May Help Reduce Inflammation and Oxidative Stress

Camu-Camu has been studied for its possible ability to help slow and improve the aging process. Its powerful antioxidants may help reduce oxidative stress, particularly in the elderly or among those with chronic pain. Nutrients in Camu-Camu have also been found to help reduce inflammation such as by lowering inflammatory markers including interleukin (IL-6) and high sensitive C-reactive protein (hsCRP).

2. Supports the Immune System and Gut Health

As mentioned above, this fruit has been found to contain one of the highest levels of vitamin C which has a positive effect on the immune system, in addition to other antioxidants such as polyphenols and ellagic acid.

The nutrients from Camu-Camu also support gut health and block free radicals and other pathogens from entering the body, according to studies, thereby providing protection against bacterial & viral infections. The concentration of vitamin C in the white blood cells is 80 times greater than in the red blood cells. In fact, vitamin C has the capacity to increase the number and effectivity of white blood cells.

In our respiratory tract, we have particularly many white blood cells (macrophages) that protect against airborne germs. These macrophages are highly dependent on vitamin C, especially when a virus goes around or the body is about to develop an infection. Vitamin C is also important for the body’s production of interferons, which are different types of signaling substances that increase the communication between cells and to prevent viruses from entering and replicating inside the cells.

They facilitate the ability of cells to initiate protective cellular defenses.

3. Enhances Mood

Camu-Camu berries’ high levels of vitamin C may help your brain to produce more serotonin, which will enhance your mood, which explains why it has been used and may act as a potential remedy for depression. In fact, research has shown that people who have a deficiency in vitamin C often feel more depressed.

Vitamin C is an important cofactor required for the conversion of tryptophan to 5-hydroxytryptophan in serotonin production. It’s, therefore, possible that vitamin C from Camu-Camu benefits patients with depression that is associated with low levels of serotonin.

For example, in one study, it was shown that many of the patients who had decreased levels of vitamin C reported signs of sluggishness and depression. When given doses of vitamin C, they all responded with rapid and clinically significant improvement in mood.

4. Improves Liver Health

Camu-Camu possesses a powerful cocktail of antioxidants and phytochemicals that benefits the liver in several ways. The incredibly high vitamin C content is especially central to its ability to improve liver health.

For individuals with liver diseases like cirrhosis, the administration of Camu-Camu has shown positive outcomes. Research in 2010 showed that animals given Camu-Camu powder showed significant signs of liver injury suppression. 

5. Improves Oral/Gum Health

Thanks to the powerful antioxidants and antiviral components of this fruit, Camu-Camu fights against gum diseases like gingivitis. Studies have shown that antioxidant-rich remedies help reduce free radicals, which are causative inflammatory factors in the progression of gingival and periodontal health problems.

Some sufferers of gum disease have reported experiencing great results from taking two teaspoons of Camu-Camu powder per day. Healthy gums are important because gum health is directly linked to heart health.

6. Helps Protect Vision and Eye Health

Camu-Camu fruit can also have a positive effect on eye issues like macular degeneration, which becomes more common with an increase in age.

Vitamin C and other essential nutrients can slow the progression of age-related macular degeneration and visual acuity loss. Age-related macular degeneration is the leading cause of blindness in people over age 55 in the Western world and the number of people with age-related macular degeneration is expected to triple by 2025.

7. Supports Cardiovascular Health

To many pundits, inflammation is the root cause of many so-called age-related diseases, such as heart disease, diabetes, Alzheimer’s and arthritis.

Camu-Camu berries are believed to act as powerful anti-inflammatory foods that help protect the heart and arteries against thickening and hardening (a risk factor for heart disease), while also improving blood sugar levels and insulin response. A 2018 study also found that Camu-Camu could help improve vasodilation and blood pressure among young adults.

Camu-Camus’ Miraculous Health effect on me and my Friends

When I discover something new, I do an incredible amount of research then I test it on myself, and if I approve it of it I get my friends on it to see the effects it has on them.

Me:

At first, I was taking 1 teaspoon in juice three times a day. The first thing I noticed was my energy levels increased exponentially, which had an incredibly beneficial effect on me when I went to the gym to do resistance training 5 days a week. My recovery time from the gym has also drastically improved. But more incredible was that a few months ago I had developed an injury called “Trigger Finger”. Trigger finger is a ligament tendon condition where you lose the ability to bend a finger or thumb,  and I lost the ability to bend the thumb on my left hand. When I researched this condition allopathic medicine claimed that it could only be alleviated by steroid injections or by a surgical procedure, of which I was doing neither.

Nothing I tried seemed to work, and I was really surprised diatomaceous earth did not work. Definitely read my article on diatomaceous earth.

Sometimes when I cannot find a solution to a health problem I stop searching for a remedy, and I just focus on the intention of finding it and allow the solution to intuitively come to me. This is how I discovered Camu-Camu.

Within a couple of weeks of ingesting 1 teaspoon of Camu-Camu twice a day my trigger finger symptoms totally disappeared. I could now perfectly move and bend my thumb. What I realized is that I’ve been vitamin C deficient for years, and all the years of me going to the gym and doing heavy resistance training made my deficiency symptoms even worse. Vitamin C is the glue of the body, and as I mentioned above, vitamin C is integral to the healing and functioning of tendons and ligaments.

The one interesting improvement I noticed was I was doing things more efficiently, things that I would usually do one way or another I could just see a better or easier way to do it. It was like I was becoming more intelligent. Vitamin C is also very important to the nervous system, including the support and the structure of the neurons, the processes of differentiation, maturation, and neuronal survival, and the modulation of neurotransmission.

I already look very youthful, but now my skin is like a baby, and my eyesight has also improved.

From all of my research and personal experience with Camu-Camu, I believe if we had enough whole complex vitamin C in our bodies we would never be susceptible to any viral or bacterial infection, and I also believe we would not generatively age.

Friend #1

This friend unbeknownst to me also developed Trigger Finger from her job, she had it for 2 years. Once she started taking the Camu-Camu her Trigger Finger disappeared within two days believe or not. Her skin also started to radiate look like a baby. 

Friend #2

This friend had deep wrinkles disappear from her face from taking the Camu-Camu.

Friend #3

This story is incredible, a friend mine came to me with all the symptoms of kidney failure. She had excruciating pain in her lower back, her hands and feet were swollen, she could barely urinate and she was very lethargic, and she could barely move. Typically I would advise someone to take dandelion leaf or powdered black seeds for kidney failure, but intuition told me to tell her to try the Camu-Camu. I told her to try taking 1 teaspoon of Camu-Camu 3 times a day with juice.

Unbelievably and incredibly all of her kidney failure symptoms disappeared 36 hours later, and according to her, she’s hasn’t felt this healthy in years.

Friend #4

This friend told me both of her kids 8 and 9 could not read and have been held back a grade already and were going to be held back another, and that both were in summer school. I found that to be odd but I did a lot of research on it and fond that it most likely could be related to brain micro-inflammation and heavy metal toxicity. Ascorbic acid not only chelates metals out of the body but in its ascorbate form it can pass the blood-brain barrier along with many phytonutrients.

I suggested she try the Camu-Camu and she started both kids on Camu-Camu giving them 1 teaspoon a day. Unbelievably within a few weeks, she reported that both were functionally reading. A couple of months later she told me that the 9-year-old started his class as an ‘F’ student, then ranked 8th, then 5th, and when summer school ended he was ranked #1 in his class. The 8-year-old did not progress like the 9-year-old, she was able to read but basically maintained being a ‘C” student, which is not great but it’s better than failing.

One day I had to deliver some diatomaceous earth to her, and she sat in my car and we talked a little bit about life. She admitted something to me that to this day I am still in disbelief. She told me both of her kids are autistic, that both of them are full-spectrum autistic but functional. I’ve never spent time around her kids outside of a few minutes, but I knew something was odd about them, but I didn’t suspect anything like this.

She also told me that both kids used to just space out or ignore you if you asked them a question. She now says not only do they not space out or ignore people when they are asked a question, but they now always answer, and they answer in detail.

Even as I am writing this last testimony I’m still in a state of shock.

Where to buy Camu-Camu

You can buy Raw Organic Camu-Camu right here on my website. I’ve done thorough research and testing of many suppliers, and what I’ve found out is for Camu-Camu to do its miracle healing it should have at the very least 700% of the RDI of vitamin C per teaspoon(5g). Anything with less Vitamin C content has been through some form of heat treatment; vitamin C and plant polyphenols are very susceptible to any form of heat application. So applying heat in processing Camu-Camu destroys phytochemicals as well as its vitamin C content. You also want to stay away from extracts, or any Camu-Camu that has additives of Maltodextrin(typically GMO) or synthetic ascorbic acid.

Organic Raw Camu-Camu has all of the life-giving incredible health benefits I have experienced. Get Raw Organic Camu-Camu here on my website.

 

Necessary internet disclaimer: All information and resources found on Nothingsincurable.com are based on the opinions of the author unless otherwise noted. I am not a doctor nor do I have any medical training, all information is intended to motivate readers to make their own nutrition and health decisions after consulting with their health care provider. The author of this site encourages you to consult a doctor before making any health changes, especially any changes related to a specific diagnosis or condition.  These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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