I have learned about a superfood rich in vitamin C, it is said to have 10x more than oranges! We can all use that extra boost right now in these crazy times! As most of us know, vitamin C is important in contributing to a healthy immune system. There are many systems in the body that need support and contribute to overall wellness and good health. (each system affects the others in a symbiotic relationship) It’s amazing the fruits, plants, trees and more that nature provides for us to heal ailments. This berry featured below can kick a cold like no tomorrow!
This superfood I am speaking of is Camu Camu! Not only is it high in vitamin C but it also contains powerful antioxidants. Antioxidants are important because they are known to inhibit cancer causing free radicals. Some of these antioxidants are Manganese and Ellagic Acid. Manganese is an essential trace mineral that increases the mineral density in the body, aiding in higher bone density and helps prevent osteoporosis, or alleviate pain associated with the onset. (Do not exceed normal/recommended limits of this mineral, excess is stored in the liver) Camu Camu is a great way to get a small/regular dose. Ellagic Acid helps to fight diabetes, and is known to be anti-aging, as it prevents the breakdown of collagen in, and on the body. The fiber in Camu Camu binds to toxins and assists to remove them. This all combined assists with many issues the body accumulates over time whether you just need a boost of immunity or haven’t had a proper detox in ages. Carotenoids (another antioxidant) helps to improve eye health. Camu Camu features all of these immune boosting antioxidants!
This cute little berry is high in nutrition which supports the brain and nervous system by increasing serotonin and balancing moods. This is supportive enough to help fight depression and can be safely used with pharmaceuticals and anti-depressants as it is all natural and has no side effects. (Use at your own discretion, I’m not a doctor, just an enthusiast of nature’s remedies)
Amino acids are essential for building muscle, and repairing the body as they are the building blocks. Serine is an amino acid that works in conjunction with vitamin C which accelerates the healing process in our bodies, whether that means rebuilding your muscles or getting a kick start in absorbing nutrients. This potent and needed amino acid is abundant in Camu Camu.
I spend a lot of time building a strong viral defense system so I can face the day stronger and feel optimal. Sometimes the medicine that is the best for us does not taste like cherry pie. Sometimes it’s sour, sometimes it’s vinegary, sometimes it means teas that don’t taste like much at all. (Pine Needle Tea) or other teas that are strong and take an acquired taste, such as raw Ginger boiled on the stovetop for an hour or more. I do these things as a regular part of my lifestyle and it‘s true, I really feel the healthiest with the support of plant medicine ally’s.
I drink a teaspoon (or so) of powdered Camu Camu in an 8oz glass of water with a splash of apple cider vinegar to kill the onset of viral possibilities. There are many ways to drink Camu Camu, you can even put it in your favorite smoothie! After all, it is a fruit!
This is not a sponsored post - I just like to share helpful things! If you were to get some Camu Camu, I recommend Navitas Organic Camu Camu.
Happy Holidays, feel free to reach out with your favorite immune boosting hacks!