The Number-One Plant-Based, Organic Source of Vitamin C

Written by Dr. Melissa Gallagher, Naturopathic Physician

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Today, I want to talk to you about an amazing plant-based powerhouse of vitamin C called camu camu. Camu camu is the number-one plant-based vitamin C powerhouse. This is an amazing Amazonian berry and like many other medicinals from the Amazonian, the amazing potency of this berry is by far one of the best ways for us to add in natural, organic, plant-based vitamin C into our bodies. In fact, this has 50 times the vitamin C of other plant-based vitamin Cs.

Vitamin C Provides Immune Support

If you’re looking to strengthen your resiliency to any type of viral or bacterial invasion or any type of COVID infection, adding camu camu will be very beneficial to your body. And I’m excited to share that we have in the Organixx Immunity 3, the camu camu is at the highest potency that is going to really support and benefit your body. So let me share with you some other amazing, powerful benefits of adding camu camu to your daily life. And you can take this every day.

So, one of the things we often associate vitamin C with is your immune state, and it is very powerful at helping support your immunity, but there are several ways that it does this. And this is really unique that you are not going to find in let’s say a vitamin C from an orange or even a synthetic, which are, I recommend avoiding synthetic vitamin Cs. They’re not bioavailable, and it’s harder for the body to absorb them and assimilate and make them potent in the way we want to use them.

Vitamin C Supports our Adrenal Glands and Stress Response

So vitamin C directly supports our adrenal glands. And this is really amazing because our adrenal glands, that’s our fight or flight stress response system. Those glands are responsible for registering how we deal with stress every day. And what we know is when we experience higher stress levels, we actually have spikes in cortisol that actually increases insulin levels as well.

This is just this whole stress responsive mechanism. We’re hardwired as cave women and cave men to respond this way. One of the things, if we’re in that fight or flight stressed out state for longer periods of time, we have extensive cortisol production. Well, that ends up draining the adrenals of a critical nutrient that supports them. And guess what? It’s vitamin C. So camu camu can be very beneficial for supporting your stress response mechanism. And it supports the adrenal glands, which has overwhelmingly complex high benefits there. And I’ll share with you some complexities to those benefits here shortly.

Vitamin C Supports Gut Health

The other thing that we see with vitamin C is it directly supports our gut health and specifically camu camu in the 50 X form, we notice that we find patients, and this has been clinically studied, that our immune state lies in our gut. 80% of our immunity is in our digestive process. And camu camu, the vitamin C in camu camu, is very pro-digestive-process supportive. We see clinically individuals who suffer from weakened immunity, and these could be folks who have autoimmunity, individuals who’ve undergone cancer radiation, individuals that have repetitive infections and just have weakened immune state, or are recovering from a viral or bacteria infection. They need extra vitamin C.

Vitamin C at high doses can heal and supports closing in the gaps in our small intestine. We know that condition as leaky gut. So it can help support the healing of leaky gut, which helps benefit an assortment of health and wellness conditions that can plague the body and weaken immunity. But most critically, it also, in that healing process, can help our absorption. So you heal your gut, you absorb better, and it improves and lifts your immunity. It improves and lifts your stress state within your body, the physiological and biochemical support of your body.

Camu Camu is Antagonistic to Strep Strains

And here’s the other thing. It has been proven, particularly the vitamin C that we find in camu camu, has been proven to be antagonistic to strep strains. And if you’re not sure what strep strains are, basically streptococcus is a particular unhealthy bacteria. We often will see it in the oral passageway. Sometimes we’ll see inoculation where we will see streptococcus in the small and large intestine, and it can plague us. It’s commonly the culprit behind strep throat. It can be behind laryngitis. It can be behind an assortment of ailments. Vitamin C at high doses is antagonistic, meaning it helps support an environment where strep strains cannot exist. So it supports your immune state.

Camu Camu Helps Balance Hormone Levels

And lastly, one of the things that the impact to the adrenal glands, the positive impact for ladies, we see that women who have imbalanced menstrual cycles, camu camu can highly benefit those phases of the menstrual cycle.

And we often know ovulation is the middle point, but the latter point – the luteal phase – that tends to be the problematic phase. That’s a phase that needs greater quantities of progesterone. And when we’re under stress or we have hormonal imbalances, often progesterone will be low. And the ratio between estrogen and progesterone – it’s supposed to be a three-to-one – that often gets imbalanced. Well, vitamin C high doses that supports the adrenal glands stops the leaching that occurs in the body where the body is stealing, literally taking progesterone and converting it into something else that’s useful for the stress response mechanism.

And that actually is something we see very frequently with women that test high cortisol or have cortisol imbalances. And I do testing in my clinic, so I’ve seen thousands of results and it’s very common where women will have high later-day cortisol levels. And they also have basement-level progesterone. And that ends up leading to having shorter menstrual cycles, irregularity.

And vitamin C, by supporting the adrenals, ends up supporting the progesterone production in the body, which lengthens the luteal phase. So, this also comes into play for women of all ages – women who might be having infertility issues, maybe miscarriages, and women going through perimenopause and menopause.

So, camu camu is awesome for a multitude of reasons, and you can find it in our Organixx Immunity 3. So, I hope you’ll check it out and come back and let us know how it works for you.


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Dr. Melissa Gallagher, Naturopathic Physician
Dr. Melissa Gallagher, Naturopathic Physician, holds a Masters in Holistic Nutrition and a Doctorate of Naturopathy. In addition to providing expert guidance to Organixx, Dr. Melissa maintains a busy private practice in Texas. Her primary focus is working with individuals addressing digestive disorders, hormone balance, detoxification therapies, and primary and secondary lymphedema cases through lymphatic decongestive treatments.

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  1. What do you think of Liposomal C? I’ve been taking that cause from what I’ve read, Vitamin C is partially destroyed in the the gut before it gats to the small intestine where it is absorbed. Liposomal C is protected from the gut and is absorbed in the small intestines. The only issue I have with Liposomal C is that I think it may be synthetic C. But, I also read that synthetic C is the same molecule as natural C. But that the body knows the difference. Your thoughts> Thank you, Sincerely Maynard Mast PS: I’ve been wanting to ask someone about this that knows something about this. You are the only one that offers a chance to communicate. I watched your video on Camu Camu so that you again. MM

    • Hi Maynard, Thank you for your question. Yes, liposomal C is a synthetic form of vitamin C. As we only use and promote natural product usage we are unable to suggest you use a synthetic form. However, there is a lot of research on the web regarding liposomal C. You may also address this question directly, with Dr. Melissa by using our helpful Ask The Doc link here: https://organixx.com/ask-the-doc/ We are unable to guarantee that she is able to answer every question as she does receive many. I hope you find this helpful. 🙂 Have a happy and healthy day!

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