If you are at all concerned about ensuring you have good health then you will probably be aware of the importance of vitamin C in our diets. Firstly lets look at what are the main healing properties associated with vitamin C.
- It is known to boost our immune system and fight off the common cold
- It is linked with lowering the risk of onset hypertension and therefore being beneficial for our hearts.
- It can help to detoxify our body and get rid of heavy metals.
- It is said to help support a healthy gut which is vital for well being and many health experts believe is the key to longevity.
- It is believed to help us manage our stress levels.
- It may help to protect our bodies from pollution
- Research suggests that it can reduce the risk of getting cataracts therefore is beneficial for our eyes.
- Vitamin C, according to some is believed to be a vital nutrient for asthma patients as the antioxidants help to ease the discomfort in the lungs and air pipes.
How Much Vitamin C Do We Need?
There are many differing opinions when it comes to a daily recommended amount. The American National institute for health recommends a mere 90 mg for adult males where as the vitamin C foundation suggests 3000mg. Many alternative health practitioners have researched the benefits of vitamin C and believe that we should be taking a lot more than the RDA.
However the amount you need may vary from person to person and often if we are under stress or feeling under the weather we will often need more.
How To Increase Your Intake of Vitamin C
So how can we ensure we are getting enough Vitamin C? There are many fruits and vegetables which contain vitamin C although many people believe oranges to be high in vitamin C, fruits such as kiwi (our favourite) are said to be much higher as well as vegetables such as chili peppers and broccoli.
However it is important to remember that to gain the optimum amount of vitamin C from these foods they should be eaten as fresh as possible. As soon as fruits and vegetables are cut up they start to lose their vitamins and minerals these are then further depleted when food is cooked.
This is why we believe that Camu Camu Power is such an excellent way to boost your vitamin C intake and therefore boost your immune system. Camu Camu powder is one of the richest forms of vitamin C known to man. These fruit trees are grown in flooded regions of the Amazon rain forest and take years to be mature enough to bear fruit, which may be one of the reasons why they are believed to contain 30 to 60 times more vitamin C than oranges.
If you are keen to ensure that you are getting enough daily vitamin C a sure fire way of doing this is by having a teaspoon of Camu Camu powder daily. One teaspoon of our Camu Camu provides 191% of your RDI (Recommended Daily Intake) of Vitamin C and that is in the powder form.
One of the benefits of getting your Vitamin C from Camu Camu is that it is a food source of vitamin C so it is easier for our body to absorb than many supplements which are difficult for our body to absorb.
Further Benefits of Camu Camu
Not only is Camu Camu one of the richest forms of vitamin c, it also contains essential amino acids such as; Valine, which is used in the body to prevent muscle breakdown, Leucine and Serine.
It also contains flavanoids which the body uses as antioxidants, antioxidants are believed to help our bodies fight off illnesses and slow down the ageing process.
To help our Camu Camu powder retains its' potency we dehydrate the fruit below 47 degrees Celsius and then mill it into a fine powder, this makes it easy to consume as it can easily be mixed with a glass of water and also makes it easy to transport so that we can get all the benefits of this amazing fruit.
So to ensure you are getting enough Vitamin C be sure to add camu camu to your diet.
Note we are not Health Care practitioners and this advice is our opinion always do your own research and consult your health care practitioner for any health concerns.