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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


Related Diets: Acai Berry Blast, Acai Berry Boom, Acai Berry Power 500, Acai Berry Supreme, Acai Berry Wonder, Acai Burn for Men, Acai Green Tea Fusion, Acai Slim, Acai-aSlim, Extreme Acai Berry, Extreme Acai Pom, MonaVie, Vital Acai, Viva Acai, Acai Easy Drink Pack, Acai Roots, Sambazon Acai


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alicia

it just made me bloted and fat and i never used the batheroom

posted Dec 11th, 2008 9:21 pm


Retired4now

We love the Acai berry, we have been taking getting it in a blend of fruits and it is very very good and very good for the body. we are retired and want to enjoy every last minute of it, with the stock market would take a drink of this wonderful juice, we buy ours online at www.19juicyfruits.com

posted Dec 11th, 2008 7:39 pm


jacqueline

i have tried if for 1 week it is awesome i have so many energy and dont feel hungry can make my diet easier.. I feel great

posted Dec 11th, 2008 7:06 pm


fF.H

I did not like this product.It did not do as it claims and I do do a every other excercise regimen,wts,treadmill etc.was looking for something to suppress my appetite & give me energy,which this product failed to do.They also charged me for another bottle,which I returned,never got the total cleanse and was charged for this!I can't believe O is putting her name on the line for this crap.




posted Dec 11th, 2008 7:02 pm


wooden

ordered total cleanse and acai berry at the same time. i saw the ad and the write up was for me. the photos were too. the ad claims to try both at the same time. free. the berries came first. the berries claim to give you energy and to clean you out. (you get a day pill ((for energy)) and a nite pill for cleansing. the first two days i took it it made me poop and i do think i had more energy. but after the 1st two days- no more pooping. then the total cleanse came. that's one pill after lunch. same thing- the first time i took it (and i was still taking the berry day and nite) it made me have a massive, well, seemingly cleansing- poop. i think the 2nd day too. but the claim is that it keeps working. it has not kept working. i am not pooping every day and i have not lost any weight. i missed the deadline to cancel the berries, so they charged me once. when i called to cancel, i did not hold for a long time and the lady did not try to talk me into keeping the product. the total cleanse costs $78 too and though i held on the line for a very, very long time, they did cancel my order and i did not miss the deadline for that one. i get to keep the pills. i may go to the vitamin shoppe to see if they have something cheaper that may work. i am very disappointed because the claim is 4 lbs in the first few days. it has not done that for me at all, and i have been on the vitalacai for a week now and have no lost any weight. i give these two products a thumbs down. rats.

posted Dec 11th, 2008 4:30 pm


Veronica

Okay, so here's the deal: all those myths you've heard about colon cleanses (like there are parasites that live there that cause you to gain weight or that there is gunky build-up that can cause cancer or that John Wayne had 15 pounds of crap in his intestine when he died) are all untested scientifically. Except for the John Wayne thing, which is completely and totally untrue. Colon cleanses do nothing for your body except give you diahrea. Sure, you weigh less afterward, but once you start eating again, you'll just gain it right back. And as for the acai diet, acai provides natural antioxidants, but it does NOT provide weight loss. Sorry. Don't fall for these "no diet, no exercise, just weight loss" fads. If you want to lose weight, you have to watch what you eat and exercise. There's no way around it. If you want to take acai for its disease-fighting power, then yeah, that's a good idea, but don't fall under the misapprehension that you're going to lose significant amounts of weight for it.

posted Dec 11th, 2008 3:30 pm


Shelley

Okay...I havent order it, and i never will. ...the best way to lose wieght, honestly, is to poop all the crap out of your body. I had a ton of beer and fast food wieght. I'm not over wieght or anything, but I lost wieght and felt better to have more energy to workout and do my Pilates. The best cleanse is Total Body Cleanse (duo system). Go online to get it, or sometimes Super Supplements have it. A "magic berry" to loose wieght? come on! Eat right and clean out your system, and of course, excersize.

posted Dec 11th, 2008 6:04 am


tasha

I am very disappointed in acai berry I've been taking these pills for two weeks still no change in weight loss or energy if anything it made more tired It's a wast of time and money I regret ever buying these pills.THANKS BUT NO THANKS ACAI BERRY

posted Dec 10th, 2008 10:53 pm


jicki

I bought it from the store. I foolishly ordered on line for both the pill trial and the Cleanse system. After reading what happens, I spent the better part of the day trying to cancel with over 70 minute waits on the phone!! I finally reached both. One said they cancelled, supposedly since it was on backorder, the other said they had no record of me. We will see, time will tell if i get a charge. Great idea about paypal, but best to go to HiHealth and buy a bottle.

posted Dec 10th, 2008 10:39 pm


Lin

I was also charged 75 buck after purchasing the free (ONLY PAY) S&H of 5.99. I tried calling the 1-800 number no answer so I cancelled my debit card. I can say it appears that my appetite is suppressing. I have been taking them for about three weeks. It's ashame the companies felt they need to scam people. I would have probably reordered, but now I'll try a health food store.

posted Dec 10th, 2008 9:01 pm


eve

I DON'T BELIEVE IT'S A SCAM BUT GUYSS!!! DON'T ORDER FROM THEM ANYMORE BECAUSE THEY ARE ALL EXTRACT. . GET 100% ORGANIC ACAI BERRY INSTEAD. I GET THE SAMBAZON BRAND AND DYNAMIC HEALTH JUICE BLEND AT IHERB.COM. GREAT PRODUCT AT A GREAT PRICE(LESS THAN $20) POTENCY IS MUCH HIGHER THAN OTHER BRANDS. USE COUPON VEL819 TO GET $5 OFF( FIRST TIME CUSTOMERS ONLY).

posted Dec 10th, 2008 6:43 pm


joose

DO NOT ORDER!!! I wanted to try the free trail so they sent it to me and I called to cancel twice and they refuse to cancel and want to charge me $80!!! they are a bunch of idiots and are scamming everyone out of money.

posted Dec 9th, 2008 1:26 pm


mike

stay away from this, unless you want to be sick and never leave the bathroom..

posted Dec 9th, 2008 1:12 pm


tammy

This product is a scam. I ordered the free trial and its been two months and still nothing. Also after the initial 14 days I was charged $90. I did go to the health store and bought some there. I have not seen anything change than out through the wrong place. DO NOT DO THIS DIET!!!!!!!!!

posted Dec 9th, 2008 1:10 pm


sharon

Just to let you know Wonder Labs has it for 15.99 for 1 month supply and they are very trustworthy.Backordered for 2 weeks though but will be worth the wait

posted Dec 9th, 2008 11:51 am


Sharon

I ordered trials from 2 different companies,due to the fact the first one never came,then the second one never came.I cancelled my debit card so no more charges could be made and when I try to call customer service both companies have same support number with no answer.I just went to GNC and bought it for $35 for a month supply and if it doesn't work I can take it back.

posted Dec 9th, 2008 11:45 am


BRI

they took £62 from my account for no reason without my authority and i want my money back

posted Dec 9th, 2008 9:21 am


brittany

well i didnt order this of this web site but DEFINENTLY BE AWARE of not just this website but others as well they are complete scams....i ordered the whole free trial for 14 days on december 8 at 5:05 pm at 5:07 i realized hell no so i called to cancel and these dumb reps were trying to say theres nothing they could do about it thats bull theresalways something you can do if somebody dont want to by the product they could even contact your credit card company or bank and confirm with them not to post the charges....they just be trying to get over ....pump fakers i rather work out for free and hell you never know what the hell you putting into your body the could probably kill you real talk

posted Dec 9th, 2008 2:38 am


rain

it is since a week iam taking acai pure.it tastes good to me but there are no changes till now.hope it works soon.

posted Dec 8th, 2008 9:02 pm


Ilyzium

My question is lets say once you stop taking the Acai product but you're still exercising and eating healthy, do the lost lbs stay off or is it like taking an ephedra type product where you regain them back? I think someone once mentioned that because it is all natural, whatever you lose, you lose?

posted Dec 8th, 2008 1:30 pm



 

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