Despite a tremendous public relations machine, the Acai Berry just does not live up to the promises made by nutritional supplement companies.  Acai Berry juice and pills are expensive and there is no legit evidence to back up some of the more spectacular claims made by the pro-Acai lobby.

There is not a shred of real evidence that the Acai berry can help lose weight, flatten the stomach, increase libido, clean out the colon or possess any power that could allow the Acai to be considered a “Super Food.”  Recent research indicates that anti-oxidant supplementation may be unnecessary.

The study titled, “Antioxidant Supplementation Does Not Alter Endurance Training Adaptation,” found that, “Administration of vitamins C and E to individuals with no prior vitamin deficiencies has no effect on physical adaptations to strenuous endurance training.”  Hyperbole aside, there’s no indication that Acai Juice can offer athletes and active folks any benefits. With regard to the oft-touted anti-oxidant properties of Acai Berry pills and juices researchers in Denmark, in a study titled, “Comparison of Antioxidant Potency of Commonly Consumed Polyphenol-Rich Beverages in the United States,” classified the polyphenol-rich beverages according to potency and their anti-oxidant capacity, as follows.

  1. Pomegranate Juice
  2. Red Wine
  3. Concord Grape Juice
  4. Blueberry Juice
  5. Black Cherry Juice
  6. Acai Juice
  7. Cranberry Juice
  8. Orange Juice
  9. Iced Tea Beverages
  10. Apple Juice

Quite frankly, for a “Super Food” sixth place stinks.  And when you consider that Acai Berry juice costs considerably more than the grape and pomegranate juices, there really isn’t much of a reason for anyone to buy Acai Berry products.



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