Camu Camu Powder 101 - Buttered Side Up

Camu Camu Powder 101

After I had James, it felt like I just fought off one sickness after another.

My immunity was so low and I kept getting knocked down. My midwife recommended that I take a Vitamin C supplement to help bolster my immunity. I knew I wanted a food-based (non-synthetic) one. I found a good one in capsule form, but I was going through a bottle quick as lightning. Not so easy on the old wallet.

Then, I heard about camu camu powder. A single teaspoons contains over 1000% (you read that right: one THOUSAND percent) of the recommended daily value of Vitamin C. I was all like: SIGN ME UP. I purchased a bag and started taking it almost every day.

Let me tell you a little more about this amazing superfood:

WHAT IS CAMU CAMU POWDER?

Camu Camu is a berry that grows on a shrub (which can grow to be 14 feet tall!) in the Amazon rainforest. The berries are a yellow-red color and are very sour.

The berries are dried and then turned into a powder.

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF CAMU CAMU POWDER?

Camu Camu has the highest amount of Vtamin C of any known food in the world. It can have 30-60x more Vitamin C than oranges!

Vitamin C helps to boost your immunity, and some studies have shown it to help fight cancer, gum disease, inflamation, aging, depression, and more!

In addition to Vitamin C, camu camu powder also contains manganese, copper, iron, and magnesium, as well as antioxidants, amino acids, and more! I definitely think this is a superfood.

Camu Camu Powder 101

HOW TO TAKE CAMU CAMU POWDER

I would NOT recommend taking camu camu powder straight. Cinnamon challenge much?

I have tried adding camu camu powder to smoothies and yogurt. This is a fine way to consume it, but the distinct sour taste definitely flavors your food. I prefer to take it in a little water. That way you can down it quickly and be done.

Camu camu does not dissolve easily in water. I like to use a mini whisk or milk frother to get it completely combined.


Camu Camu Powder 101

WHERE TO GET CAMU CAMU POWDER

I have personally tried two brands of camu camu powder: Terrasoul Superfoods, and Navitas Naturals. They are both good options, but I think that the Navitas Naturals is a bit finer, so it's less gritty in the water. You can order it HERE or HERE.

Have you ever heard of or tried camu camu powder? Do you supplement with Vitamin C? If you have any questions, make sure to leave a comment and I will do my best to answer!

Sources: Dr. Axe and Navitas Naturals

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1 comment

  1. Bought some this week because of this post. I've been blending it with my green smoothie of spinach and a handful of berries. The kids have been drinking it down great (I put one tsp in about 24ounces. The kids drink about 4 - 6 ounces and I get the rest. I'm excited to see how it works! DEFINITELY notice a burst of energy with it.

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