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Acai

An organic super food from Brazil packing a healthy dose of nutrients.

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  • Product: A natural berry that grows in the Amazon rain forest
  • Accessibility: Online and some retailers in pill form
  • Diet Type: Dietary supplement
  • Gender: Male and female
BACKGROUND

Just the mention of a product coming from the Amazon has the overtones of possessing mysterious health benefits. Acai (pronounced ah-sigh-ee) is the high-energy berry of a special Amazon palm tree. Its nutritional benefits are so powerful, Dr. Nicholas Perricone lists it as one of his top 10 Super Foods at Oprah's Web site.

Studies have shown that the Acai berry is one of the more nutritious and powerful foods on the planet. Harvested in the rainforests of Brazil, Acai tastes like a mix of berries and chocolate. Hidden within its purple pigment is what makes it the perfect energy fruit. Acai is packed full of antioxidants, amino acids and essential fatty acids. You probably won't find it in your local supermarket, but you may have better luck at health food stores, or from the many products springing up online.

The benefits of Acai are purported to be good for detoxing and maintaining optimal health for balancing your pH level. Proper pH balance is vital to our immune health and for disease prevention and correction. Other benefits you'll enjoy:

  • Acai has a high concentration of antioxidants that combat premature aging. It has 10 times the antioxidants that red grapes have, and as much as 30 times the anthocyanins of red wine. Anthocyanins may have antioxidant effects, possibly fighting cancer, diabetes, and bacterial infections, to name a few.
  • Healthy monounsaturated fats, dietary fiber and phytosterols together help promote cardiovascular and digestive health.
  • An amino acid complex in conjunction with valuable trace minerals, help with muscular health.

PRO
  • Research concludes that there appear to be significant benefits to Acai
  • On Dr. Perricone's list of Super Foods
  • Natural ingredients have disease-fighting qualities
  • Increases energy
  • Offers antioxidants and amino acids
  • Good source of fiber
  • Organic products available
  • Many juices and other products available in major grocers
CON
  • Like other exotic products, Acai can be pricey
  • Many imposters
INGREDIENTS

Each Acai product will vary in its ingredients. Be sure to look for Acai products that are all-natural, and do not include a long list of other ingredients. Acai in its purest form is most effective.

Acai comes in many forms, including the whole berry, juices, powders, capsules and pills, food items and more.

EXERCISE

Like any weight loss product, you should commit to a consistent exercise regimen. Be sure to look for Acai products that support a balanced and active lifestyle.

CONCLUSION

Exotic health foods, like the Acai berry, can provide untapped health benefits, if you can afford it. For whatever reason, these organic products are often on the steep side. But what else is more important than your health? If you can find room in your budget, a product like Acai is worth exploring.

Common Misspellings

Asai, Akai, Ackai, Acia, Acai Berry, Acaiberry, Acai Deit


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matthewsd

It did not help. I called to cancel my free trial and you still charged my credit card the 14.95. I have called the credit card company and told the that I wanted to dispute the amount charged to my account. They said they would send me the 14.95 in the mail next week.

posted Jan 7th, 2009 11:43 am


Martha

I ordered a free trial that so far has cost me $183. It did not work with me and I have called the number 1-866-308-9054 and 1-866-687-2709 number to cancel and tried to e-mail three times. I have had not luck in talking to anyone nor getting anyone to answer my e-mail. I sent the second shipment back and my account still has not been credited. Do not do any business with anyone on the internet. This is just a scam. I am still trying to get my money back for the shipment I did not accept but was billed for.

posted Jan 6th, 2009 6:06 pm


Christina

DO NOT order online........go to the local vitamin store and buy it there. I too got scammed by the online ordering. They over charge you and are rude on the phone and I am having a hard time "proving" that I sent the items back. Was also charged 2 times for one order and was also told by the credit card companies that I could possibly be charged multiple times by same company using different names. It was not so easy to "read the fine print" as was posted. I looked and looked for terms and conditions, but could find none other than TRIAL OFFER. The actual product was fine for $5 but NOT for $95. I found the same thing at the vitamin store for $8. BE WARNED!!!

posted Jan 5th, 2009 11:30 pm



JimmyC

Everything I have read about the Acai berry is very positive.

posted Jan 4th, 2009 11:07 pm


Kristy

For people ordering this product online, just a helpful tip here.



I go to my local health food store and get a 32 oz bottle of acai juice for 15 dollars. The pills for a months supply are 20 dollars.

posted Jan 4th, 2009 7:13 pm


kim

I read all the reviews on these pages, and decided to go to Vitamin Shop instead of dealing with a hassle with my credit card, spoke to an employee who was very helpful, and will try it, thanks for the heads up guys.

posted Jan 3rd, 2009 10:09 pm


Jen

PLEASE CANCEL MY ORDER I DONT WANT THESE COSTS I DONT HAVE THE MONEY FOR IT, IT SAYS TRIAL THATS WHY I ORDERED IT NOW THAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING THEY PAY MORE I DONT WANT IT!!!!!!!!!!!!

posted Jan 3rd, 2009 5:01 pm


NIna

You know for all of the people complaining about charges, well, you signed up but never read fine print, do not come here and say "cancel my membership" it states to call the number and if the number doesnt work there is something called "Better Business Services" that you need to contact and let them know... in mean time, cancel your credit card, your credit card company will issue you a new one no problem. Stop whinning already....

For people that said that diet is or the pills dont work, well you cant take the pill and sit on your and continue eating wrong food.
You have to combine the pills with healthy food and exercise... there is no such thing as easy way out.... Ashley, pills didnt make you gain weight, its improper eating habits and no excercise.

posted Jan 2nd, 2009 6:36 pm


NIna

You know for all of the people complaining about charges, well, you signed up but never read fine print, do not come here and say "cancel my membership" it states to call the number and if the number doesnt work there is something called "Better Business Services" that you need to contact and let them know... in mean time, cancel your credit card, your credit card company will issue you a new one no problem. Stop whinning already....

For people that said that diet is bullshit or the pills dont work, well you cant take the pill and sit on your ass and continue eating wrong food.
You have to combine the pills with healthy food and exercise... there is no such thing as easy way out.... Ashley, pills didnt make you gain weight, its improper eating habits and no excercise.

posted Jan 2nd, 2009 6:34 pm


Sharon

Please do not try this product! They do not answer the phone... I left several messages to cancel further shipments.... they stopped the shipments but NOT THE CHARGES. Sorry Oprah, BAD ENDORSEMENT!

posted Dec 31st, 2008 1:09 am


tokior

acai is from brazil and is full of antioxidants. i am not sure of its weight loss benefits but it is a super food for sure

posted Dec 30th, 2008 2:24 pm


tokior

acai is from brazil and is full of antioxidants. i am not sure of its weight loss benefits but it is a super food for sure

posted Dec 30th, 2008 2:23 pm


mrsweightloss

i will try anything! So it is $80 a month i will try it for three months and let you know how it goes.

posted Dec 30th, 2008 2:19 pm


Val Jacobs

Please cancel my account immediately. I do not want this problem. It is not worth the cost.

posted Dec 30th, 2008 6:33 am


sally_56

haven't had it acai in the pill from but i buy it frozen at the grocery store and mix it with apple juice and make shakes yum!

posted Dec 30th, 2008 5:54 am


ricky

great super food!

posted Dec 30th, 2008 5:53 am


Virginia Weimer

I cannot use this product because of other medication I have to take. Please cancel my membership and don't send me any more Acai Pure and do not bill my credit card for any more shipppments. Thank you.

posted Dec 29th, 2008 8:30 am


Rachel

Everyone above who is complaining about the "free trial" and then having to pay should learn how to read the fine print. It says the price there and the details. Plus acai is mostly taken ground up and frozen with granola and guarana

posted Dec 29th, 2008 4:54 am


sheila

would not return my money charged me twice for 1 order. Yelled at me and hung up on me, never returned emails or phone calls.

posted Dec 28th, 2008 11:02 pm


Jen

Do not order online! My credit card company denied the charge due to numerous complaints from other cardholders and closed my account immediately. They said the Co will charge your acct more than once but under different names. I got lucky!!!

posted Dec 28th, 2008 10:37 pm



 

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