Antioxidant and associated capacities of camu camu (Myrciaria dubia): A systematic review

Paul C. Langley, Joseph V. Pergolizzi, Robert Taylor, Caroline Ridgway

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Abstract

An aging population in the United States presents important challenges for patients and physicians. The presence of inflammation can contribute to an accelerated aging process, the increasing presence of comorbidities, oxidative stress, and an increased prevalence of chronic pain. As patient-centered care is embracing a multimodal, integrative approach to the management of disease, patients and physicians are increasingly looking to the potential contribution of natural products. Camu camu, a well-researched and innovative natural product, has the potential to contribute, possibly substantially, to this management paradigm. The key issue is to raise camu camu's visibility through increased emphasis on its robust evidentiary base and its various formulations, as well as making consumers, patients, and physicians more aware of its potential. A program to increase the visibility of camu camu can contribute substantially not only to the management of inflammatory conditions and its positive contribution to overall good health but also to its potential role in many disease states.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)8-14
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine
Volume21
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2015

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Complementary and alternative medicine

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