Camu Camu berries (Myrciaria dubia) are a real superfood and should be an integral part of skincare for men and even your diet.
This is because Camu Camu is considered one of the foods with the highest vitamin C concentration and has more than 30x as much vitamin C as an orange or other citrus fruits. In addition, the Camu Camu berry has numerous other benefits for men’s skin. Most notable is the richness in ellagic acid, an antioxidant that may protect the skin from free radicals.
The Camu Camu berry at a glance
According to Joshua Zeichner, director of cosmetic and clinical research in dermatology at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City, the Camu Camu berry is not only incredibly rich in vitamin C, but also has numerous vitamins and minerals such as iron, niacin, riboflavin, phosphorus, potassium, beta-carotene, calcium and amino acids.
Camu Camu Berry (Myrciaria dubia) offers a variety of benefits on your skin health, reduces inflammation in your body, and protects cells from free radical damage. Sounds too good to be true? So the question is how many Camu Camu berries men should take daily to benefit from these positive effects.
The benefits of the Camu Camu berry (Myrciaria dubia)
The Camu Camu berry has multiple benefits beyond its high vitamin C content. It is rich in iron, niacin, riboflavin, phosphorus, potassium, beta-carotene, calcium and numerous amino acids. Packed with flavonoid antioxidants, including the previously mentioned ellagic acids and anthocyanins, which are also found in blueberries.
Research shows that vitamin C may be used to treat skin aging, pigmentation blemishes, tissue inflammation and promote tissue healing. Vitamin C stimulates collagen production and scavenges free radicals. By stimulating the synthesis of new collagen production, it also minimizes the appearance of deep wrinkles and fine lines. Hence, Camu Camu is a great ingredient for anti-aging for men.
The antioxidants contained in Camu Camu berry, such as ellagic acid and anthocyanins, prevent cell damage. These can be caused by harmful environmental factors, such as pollution, pollen and sunlight (UV rays). The contained beta-carotene, a vitamin A derivative, also protects men's skin from free radicals. This effect is very important for men's skin, because it prevents dry, itchy and inflamed skin. Thus, the Camu Camu berry may be attributed to an antibacterial effect and helps to open the pores and cleanse the skin in case of acne.
Here is an overview of the most important benefits:
- Improved health of men's skin: Camu Camu berry improves the resistance of the skin, creating an anti-aging effect.
- Reduced pigmentation: Research shows that Camu Camu is also rich in niacin. Niacin can reduce skin pigmentation and visibly brighten men's skin. The combination of vitamin C and niacin is crucial here, as they have a beneficial effect on melanin-producing cells.
- Reduces inflammation in the body: Camu Camu may effectively reduce inflammation in your body. This is because the pulp of the Camu Camu berry contains ellagic acid, an antioxidant that has been shown to inhibit the inflammation-causing enzyme aldose reductase.
- Lower risk of chronic disease: Oxidative stress is one of the major risk factors for numerous diseases. This is reduced by the antioxidant effects of vitamin C from the Camu Camu berry.
- Well-being: Improved overall health as the antioxidant activity of Camu Camu provides overall protection against cellular damage. Your cells are protected from the creation of excessive free radicals. This is particularly essential as increased stress, unbalanced diet and environmental pollution lead to the formation of high levels of free radicals.
The correct dosage of Camu Camu supplements (NRV)
In the European Union, and thus also in Germany, Austria and Switzerland, there are no nutrient reference values (NRV) for the intake of the Camu Camu berry. However, there is a reference value (NRV) for the intake of vitamin C, which is 80 mg per day. By taking NOUMEN SKIN supplement you can cover 100% of your daily vitamin C needs. Just as well as you can combine this with all other NOUMEN supplements without hesitation.
However, you should bear in mind that your lifestyle plays a significant role. For example, men who smoke regularly expose their body to additional oxidative stress and thus need 125 mg of vitamin C per day.
The maximum intake (NRV) of Vitamin C
The tolerated daily intake maximum for vitamin C is about 2,000 mg, only then it may cause gastrointestinal symptoms, such as bloating or diarrhea. However, overdosing through a diet in combination with dietary supplements is hardly possible.
This is because, unlike vitamin A and other fat-soluble vitamins, vitamin C is water-soluble. This means that your body excretes everything that it does not need through the urine.
However, to help you understand how much vitamin C you are consuming per day, we would like to give you a brief overview of the vitamin C content of fruits and vegetables (content per 100 grams):
- Camu Camu berry - 3,000 mg
- Acerola berry - 1,700 mg
- Wild garlic - 150 mg
- Red bell pepper - 140 mg
- Broccoli - 110 mg
- Kiwi - 100 mg
- Oranges - 50 mg
NOUMEN protects against stressors and environmental damage
At NOUMEN, protection from stressors and environmental damage is of utmost importance to us. That is why we have created stress-reducing routines, so that you not only increase your performance, but also get sufficient recovery and protection. The protection of your largest organ, the skin, is also a priority for us. That's why we have created NOUMEN Skincare, a holistic solution that supports you in your skincare.
Besides the right skincare routine, nutrition is a key element. The Camu Camu berry (Myrciaria dubia) is added to our NOUMEN Skincare supplements due to its beneficial properties. We formulated our supplement with 160 mg of Camu Camu berries in one capsule, which is approximately the amount of vitamin C you are supposed to consume per day as a man.
In case you are interested in learning more about skincare for men and nutrition, you will find additional handy tips in our JOURNAL.