Vitamin C is a matrix of many natural compounds including co-enzymes, bioflavonoids and co factors which help the body not only absorb vitamin C but utilise it efficiently. All foods that contain vitamin C also have a mix of the three macro nutrients, fats, carbohydrates and amino acids. It is never found in nature isolated as ascorbic acid.
Laboratory made isolated ascorbic acid can never have the intelligence of nature based vitamin C. Even the scientist who isolated ascorbic acid knew this. He realised that foods were more powerful than any isolate and hunted the world looking for foods high in vitamin C - his search finally found the berry - Camu Camu.
Changing Habits' Camu Camu is 460 times higher than an average orange, in other words, Changing Habits Camu Camu contains 23% natural vitamin C as opposed to .05% Vitamin C found in an average orange. Camu camu is one of the richest sources of natural vitamin C in the world and has grown abundantly along the Amazon River for centuries. The berry is harvested by the indigenous people using traditional methods as part of a fair trade project. This has enabled the Amazonian people to sustain their culture and to save their traditional lands. The locals have always known the benefits of camu camu and have used it for generations as a food and medicinally.
Taking camu camu as part of the eating principles of Changing Habits can help with the following conditions. Eating a junk food diet and supplementing with camu camu is still a junk food diet and I, nor anyone else, can guarantee a spontaneous healing from the following conditions. What I can say is that camu camu has been used to help the following:
- viral infections; cold sores and shingles
- common cold and flu
- eye conditions; cataracts and glaucoma
- gum disease; gingivitis, sore and bleeding gums as well as ulcers
- chronic fatigue
- inflammatory diseases such as arthritis, arteriosclerosis and much more