Camu Camu (Myrciaria dubia) belongs to the myrtle plant family and has been known since 1959. The shrub grows in the western Amazon region, especially in Peru, the Brazilians also call it Caçari or Araçá de água. The Camu Camu shrub usually grows from three to six metres high and bears red fruits. Camu Camu fruits also have an extraordinarily high Vitamin C content, 40 times as much as oranges. They are also very rich in iron. In the Amazon region around Iquitos, Camu Camu is considered an aphrodisiac. In Europe, the powdered fruits are mainly used as a food supplement to strengthen the immune system, improve vision and provide mental clarity during stress and anxiety.
Natural Vitamin C
Acerola and Camu Camu were the subject of two years of research work by Graz University and the Joanneum Research Forschungsgesellschaft, in cooperation with HANDO®. A test method has been developed to determine whether the Acerola or Camu Camu powder only contains natural Vitamin C or whether synthetic or bio-technologically produced (“GMO”) Vitamin C has been added.
This enables HANDO® to offer a product that has been proven to contain 100% NATURAL Vitamin C
This fact makes Acerola and Camu Camu the ideal compliment to HANDO Reishi extract capsules, which the body can best absorb when combined with Vitamin C.