Camu Camu Purchase & Information
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Why Do People Use Camu Camu?
Oral preparations of Myrciaria dubia (Camu camu), like camu camu powder, are used for atherosclerosis, asthma, cold sores, cataracts, chronic fatigue syndrome, common cold, gingivitis, for depression issues, headaches, glaucoma, osteoarthritis, herpes and shingles. It is also used to maintain healthy gums and enhance energy, as an antioxidant for eyes and skin diseases and as immune stimulant.
Is It Safe To Use?
To rate the safety of camu camu powder for medicinal purposes there is scarce and untrusted information available.
Avoid in Pregnancy and Lactation - Because of insufficient and unreliable information, breastfeeding and pregnant females should avoid using it.
How Effective Is Camu Camu?
In order to rate the effectiveness of camu camu powder, there is scarce and unreliable information available.
How Camu Camu Works?
The most effective parts of Myrciaria dubia are the fruit, leaves and Camu berry. Fruit part of camu camu further consists of carbohydrates, proteins, fiber, lipids, minerals and vitamins.
Camu camu fatty acids are 36% saturated and 53% polyunsaturated.
There is high amount of vitamin C content in Camu berries ranging between 2000 mg - 5000 mg in every 100 grams of peel and 1300 mg - 3000 mg in every 100 grams of fruit pulp.
Carotenoids present are beta-carotene, all-trans-lutein, luteoxanthin and violaxanthin.
It contains minerals like potassium 839 mg per kg, magnesium 124 mg/kg, calcium 157 mg/ kg, manganese 21 mg/kg, sodium 111 mg/kg, zinc 3.6 mg/kg and iron 5.3 mg/kg.
The fruit also consist of volatile terpenes such as d-limonene, alpha-pinene and beta-caryophyllene as well as terpene alcohols including fenchol, eucalyptol, 4-terpineol and alpha-terpineol.
Anthocyanins present in the fruit include delphinidin-3-glucoside and cyanidin-3-glucoside.
Other compounds present include germacrene B, alpha-calacorene and palmitic acid (hexadecanoic acid).
Camu camu leaves consist of the compounds 4-(alpha-rhamnopyranosyl)-ellagic acid, 4-O-methylellagic acid and ellagic acid. According to clinical studies, these substances are inhibitors of aldose reductase which catalyses the conversion of glucose to sorbitol. The effect of this enzyme is prolonged in diabetes suffering patients and may effect the nerve and kidney complications and diabetic eye.
What Are The Side Effects /Adverse Reactions of Camu Camu?
There is no toxic side effect reported due to oral or topical consumption of camu camu powder.
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What Should Be the Dose/Administration of Camu Camu?
There is no typical dosage of camu camu powder.
Camu camu is the most popular shrub native to flooded or swampy areas of the Amazon rain forests of Brazil, Peru, Colombia and Venezuela. It can survive being submerged in floodwaters for up to 6 months period. Camu camu has feathery foliage, bushy and flowers with waxy white petals.
General Certificate of Analysis (COA)
Specification sheet links below are a standard copy of the COA less the batch or lot number and manufactures dates. Specification sheet can be dated and should only be considered as a general information. Please contact and request an up to date COA if needed for specific updated information before placing order by filling out the contact form with product name and SKU number. If ordering quantities of twenty five kilos or more contact for availability.