Dr. Oz, the famous alternative doctor, reported in 2014 that this super berry packs an antioxidant wallop, and recommends its usage regularly for most people for its anti-inflammotory effects, but not for pregnant or nursing mothers. Dr. Oz also recommends camu camu for its high levels of vitamins, minerals, and amino acids.
Some studies have also found camu camu to be beneficial in treating diabetes. A 2010 study found that camu camu contains ellagic acid. Ellagic acid is an antioxidant that has a number of potential health benefits. It reduces oxidative stress and may stop some carcinogens from being able to bind to, and thus affect DNA. Ellagic acid has been shown in research to be protective against heart disease.