Of the nineteen fruits in Monavie, one that does stand out is the fruit Camu Camu. The fruit survives best in hot, damp, tropical climates but will also grow in the subtropics. It can survive temperatures almost down to freezing. It requires lots of water and withstands flooding. It takes about 4 to 6 years for camu-camu trees to bear fruit. The reason camu-camu is a highlight in Monavie’s assortment of different fruits is because of its high amount of Vitamin C.
One of the key components to living a healthy life is taking in the necessary daily amount of Vitamin C. Vitamin C is an ascorbic acid, is water soluble and plays a very important role in our everyday diet. Unlike most mammals, humans are unable to naturally produce Vitamin C so we must obtain it in our diet. The role that Vitamin C does take in our body is to synthesize collagen, which is an important structural element of tendons, ligaments, blood vessels, and bone. Vitamin C also is significant because it helps to combine the constituent elements of the neurotransmitter, norepinephrine. Neurotransmitters are critical to brain function. Among other things it also is linked to help with blood cholesterol levels and the frequency of gallstones. The word antioxidant goes hand in hand with Vitamin C. Antioxidants are very important in protecting the body from harmful free radicals.
It is no mistake that Monavie chose the Camu Camu fruit which is such a great source of Vitamin C. The recommended daily amount of Vitamin C is 60 mg for men and women. The insufficiency of Vitamin C in a daily diet has been known for many years to cause the often fatal disease of scurvy. A deficiency of Vitamin C is even linked to cardiovascular diseases. Vitamin C deficiency has also been attributed to, stroke, cancer, cataracts, and even lead toxicity.