Camu Camu and the Acerola cherry are amongst the fruits with the highest natural vitamin C content.

Acerola (Malpighia glabra)

Acerola (Malpighia glabra) are evergreen, low shrubs or small trees with growth heights of mostly one to three metres, sometimes up to 10 metres. They belong to the Malpighia family and their fruits are edible.

Acerola is found in Texas, Mexico, Panama, Brazil, Guatemala and Jamaica. Acerola is seldom cultivated outside of these natural regions. The Acerola cherry is particularly interesting because of its extremely high vitamin C content of 1300 – 1700 mg per 100 g. This is about 30-40 times higher than that of oranges or lemons. Only Camu Camu contains about 3 times more natural vitamin C than Acerola. This is the basis for their great importance when used in nutrition and medicine, e.g. to strengthen the immune system.

Camu Camu (Myrciaria dubia)

Camu Camu has the highest known Vitamin C content of all fruits. With about 2000-2700 mg Vitamin C content per 100 g fruit, it provides 30-60 times more natural vitamin C than orange or lemon. Compared to an orange, Camu Camu not only contains many times more natural Vitamin C, but also 10 times more trace elements such as iron, twice as much phosphorus, proteins, beta carotene, calcium, Vitamins B1, B2 and B3 as well as an extensive complex of minerals and amino acids.

Camu Camu also contains natural additives, such as rutin and bioflavonoids, which increase the effect of Vitamin C and enable optimal bio-availability. In the Amazon region around Iquitos, Camu Camu is considered an aphrodisiac. In Europe the powdered fruits are mainly used as a food supplement, which strengthen the immune system, improve vision and mental clarity when under stress and anxiety.

Acerola and Camu Camu powder from HANDO® contains no synthetic ascorbic acid (vitamin C).


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Acerola and Camu Camu were the subject of two years research by the University of Graz and the Joanneum Research Society. It has been proven that Acerola Camu Camu powder from HANDO® contains no synthetic ascorbic acid (Vitamin C). This fact makes HANDO® Bio Acerola Camu Camu the ideal accompanyment to the HANDO® Reishi capsules, which the body utilizes best when combined with Vitamin C.

HANDO® adheres to the following principle when ordering the gently spray-dried extract from the juice of Acerola cherry and Camu Camu fruit: Quality through selection. This is the only way to ensure that only natural vitamin C is used in HANDO® Bio Acerola Camu Camu capsules. Buy online today – best in combination with Reishi, the detoxifying medicinal mushroom from Asia – for optimal care of your body.

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Acerola Camu Camu

The natural vitamin C giving fruits from the Amazon, Acerola and Camu Camu, are doubly valuable in combination. The immune and nervous systems benefit from natural vitamin C, as well as skin, cartilage and bones.

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