What is it made of?

Acai berries are low in sugar and are an excellent source of iron, calcium, fiber, and Vitamin A. They also contain anthocyanin compounds such as resveratrol, cyaniding and ferulic acid, which not only give fruits and vegetables their distinct color, but also team up with flavonoids to defend the body against harmful free radicals. In fact, açaí berries contain 10 to 30 times more anthocyanin power than red wine. Acai berries also contain beneficial fatty acids such as oleic acid along with healthy levels of dietary fiber that keep the system functioning smoothly.

Medicinal Uses and Indications

Acai fruits have tonic properties for the organism, giving it strength and energy. Research has shown that this antioxidant-rich berry may be able to fight the health problems associated with oxidative damage, not to mention many other health benefits. Positive results have been seen in arthritis, inflammation, obesity, erectile dysfunction, neurological diseases, and allergies. Lab studies have shown them to have positive effects on ailments associated with oxidative stress, heart disease, and cancer.

 

References:

1. Inhibitory effect of acaí (Euterpeoleracea Mart.) pulp on IgE-mediated mastcell activation, Sept.2012

2. Inhibition of Mouse Urinary Bladder Carcinogenesis by Acai Fruit (Euterpeoleraceae Martius) Intake, Sept. 2012

3. Effects of Açai (Euterpe oleracea Mart.) berry preparation on metabolicparameters in a healthy overweight population: a pilot study, Sept. 2012

4. In vitro and in vivoantioxidant and anti-inflammatory capacities of an antioxidant-rich fruit andberry juice blend. Results of a pilot and randomized, double-blinded,placebo-controlled, crossover study.

5. Pharmacokinetics ofanthocyanins and antioxidant effects after the consumption of anthocyanin-richacai juice and pulp (Euterpe oleracea Mart.) in human healthy volunteers.