As some of you may have noticed, we now carry organic camu camu powder. Camu camu is a berry grown in the tropical regions of South America. It is a fruit with one of the highest vitamin C concentrations in the world. While ascorbic acid can safely provide very high doses of vitamin C and may be good to help strengthen immune systems when under stress fighting an illness, it is missing many compounds found in food that naturally contains vitamin C.
Recent research has shown that the compounds found in foods high in vitamin C greatly improve its efficacy, perhaps even exponentially so. For vitamin C to reach its full effectiveness in the body, it needs to contain rutin, bioflavinoids, and several other enzymes and compounds. The Ester-C supplements are one brand that includes citrus bioflavinoids in addition to vitamin C.
The benefits of taking whole food-sourced supplements is that it contains trace amounts of vitamins and minerals needed to complete the process of absorbing and integrating other nutrients. It is a more natural, gentle way to support your body’s health and general well-being. While you can take significant amounts of camu camu powder safely, it is generally recommended that you need much less (in milligrams of vitamin C) for it to be just as effective, if not more so in some cases. Unfortunately, due to modern farming practices, much of our food is less nutritious in terms of vitamins and minerals than it was years ago. This means that a large majority of people, even with healthy diets, may find themselves needing some extra nutrition in the form of supplements.
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O’Shea, T. Whole Food Vitamins: Ascorbic Acid Is Not Vitamin C. Living Well Clinical Nutrition Center. Retrieved February 1, 2022 from https://www.justlivewell.com/whole-food-vitamins-ascorbic-acid-is-not-vitamin-c/