Camu Camu

What is it?

Camu Camu (Myrciaria dubia) is a small bushy riverside tree from the Amazon rainforest in Peru and Brazil that bears a red/purple cherry-like fruit.

Main Benefits:

Anti-oxidant, anti-inflammatory, anti-aging.

More Information:

Camu camu has an extraordinarily high vitamin C content (on the order of 2–3% of fresh weight), and phenolic compounds, in which vescalagin and castalagin are the main compounds. The extracts from camu camu were shown to have anti-cancer, anti-mutagenic, anti-hypertensive and anti-microbial effects.

Scientific reference:

Fidelis M, et al.  Camu-camu seed (Myrciaria dubia) – From side stream to anantioxidant, antihyperglycemic, antiproliferative, antimicrobial, antihemolytic, anti-inflammatory, and antihypertensive ingredient. Food Chem. 2020 Apr 25;310:125909.

Langley PC, Pergolizzi JV Jr, Taylor R Jr, Ridgway C. Antioxidant and associated capacities of Camu camu (Myrciaria dubia): a systematic review. J Altern Complement Med. 2015 Jan;21(1):8-14.

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