TROPICAL CAMU CAMU PROPERTIES.
A lot of products using Camu Camu claim it helps prevent cancer, some claim it is more effective that Chemotherapy. We use the fruit for it’s incredible vitamin and nutrient value, as 1 of 21 ingredients in Onça http://www.oncacompany.com/en/ingredients/ that provide greater energy and well being. In this context this super-fruit that we harvest from the wild, in a remote area of the Amazon, definitely is a very special natural resource. We know it is the greatest natural provider of Vitamin C, over 30 times more than an Orange, but in terms of Cancer prevention we don’t know, so we look not to sensational statements.
However if we see any independent medical research from a recognised source we share with our community.
A recent study conducted in Japan acknowledges possibility:
Inoue T, Komoda H, Uchida T, Node K.
Department of Cardiovascular and Renal Medicine, Saga University Faculty of Medicine, 5-1-1 Nabeshima, Saga 849-8501, Japan.
BACKGROUND: Oxidative stress as well as inflammation plays a pivotal role in the pathogenesis of atherosclerosis. Although, various anti-oxidative dietary supplements have been evaluated for their ability to prevent atherosclerosis, no effective ones have been determined at present. “Camu-camu” (Myrciaria dubia) is an Amazonian fruit that offers high vitamin C content. However, its anti-oxidative property has not been evaluated in vivo in humans. METHODS: To assess the anti-oxidative and anti-inflammatory properties of camu-camu in humans, 20 male smoking volunteers, considered to have an accelerated oxidative stress state, were recruited and randomly assigned to take daily 70ml of 100% camu-camu juice, corresponding to 1050mg of vitamin C (camu-camu group; n=10) or 1050mg of vitamin C tablets (vitamin C group; n=10) for 7 days. RESULTS: After 7 days, oxidative stress markers such as the levels of urinary 8-hydroxy-deoxyguanosine (P<0.05) and total reactive oxygen species (P<0.01) and inflammatory markers such as serum levels of high sensitivity C reactive protein (P<0.05), interleukin (IL)-6 (P<0.05), and IL-8 (P<0.01) decreased significantly in the camu-camu group, while there was no change in the vitamin C group. CONCLUSIONS: Our results suggest that camu-camu juice may have powerful anti-oxidative and anti-inflammatory properties, compared to vitamin C tablets containing equivalent vitamin C content. These effects may be due to the existence of unknown anti-oxidant substances besides vitamin C or unknown substances modulating in vivo vitamin C kinetics in camu-camu.