I love me some Dr. Axe. If you read up on his backstory, how can you not? Anyway, I am a person who researches. I did LOTS of research on Shakeo before deciding to invest in it for more than a year!! It’s good stuff. We can’t get what we need without supplementation these days. That’s just a fact.
But, while researching Camu Camu-Shakeology ingredient-WHAT IS THAT?😂-came across this info from good ol’ Dr. Axe. These days people are trying to figure out supplementation. There are so many good things out there! What’s cool about Shakeology is it puts them all together-and responsibility so…from supporting small local farmers all over the globe to dehydrating ingredients in the shade to keep the optimal level of nutrition. On to Camu Camu!
Camu camu is a shrub found in the swamp or flooded areas of the Amazon rainforest and could be the next superfood to hit the North American markets soon. The shrub bears large berries that can look like cherries. These berries turn out to be one of the top vitamin C foods, for they have more of this vitamin in them than any other food source on the planet, sometimes as much as 60 times more vitamin C than an orange!
Camu Camu also comes equipped with a powerful concoction of amino acids like serine, leucine and valine, as well as phytochemicals and minerals that can help a range of maladies in the body. Camu camu has been used for everything from inflammation, gum health and herpes to eye health, mood and more. Animal studies have shown that camu camu has antioxidant and antigenotoxic affects.
Acerola (also in Shakeo) and acai (also in Shakeo) are two superfoods known for their extremely high vitamin C content, but camu camu contains even more vitamin C. Camu camu is fairly new to to the global market, but it’s popularity worldwide is growing.
There’s a lot more to the Camu Camu story but that’s a good start!! #shakeology #superfood #getinmybelly
Are you paying attention? 😳 This is the HEALTHIEST supplement you can get. It’s so full of stuff our bodies crave! It might be unnoticeable but this stuff IS making you healthy-and healing years of less healthy habits. So many people take one or two or a few of these 70+ ingredients. But if you drink this daily it’s like a multivitamin PLUS PLUS PLUS!
Today, let’s talk about:
Monk Fruit (Lo Han Guo) Monk fruit is also known as Lo Han Guo in mandarin. Luo Han Guo, literally translated, means “arhat fruit” in English. Thanks to its amazing health benefits on cough relief, colon cleansing, weight loss, physique enhancement, this Chinese herb has long been hailed as “the immortals’ fruit”.
Luohanguo is a cousin of the cucumber, and a member of the gourd family of fruits. It’s a round and smooth, dusty green-brown fruit that is covered with fine soft hairs, and a hard but thin shell. The fruit is used only after it is dried, and can be processed into a powder that contains natural substances calledmongrosides in it. These natural compounds make luohanguo a whopping 300 times sweeter than sugar, and are also responsible for some of the health benefits associated with this fruit: The mongrosides in luohanguo: Are under investigation as potential tumor inhibitors. Have antioxidant properties. May help manage diabetes because of their inhibitory effects on blood sugar levels. May defend against heart disease. In addition, teas made from luohanguo are known to: Relieve throat inflammation or cough. Cool heat stroke. Help elimination in the elderly. Relieve digestive distress.