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OK, technicalities aside, acai is often touted as “The Superfood of Superfoods” due to its long list of health benefits.
But watch out – many acai products on the market have reduced nutritional value because they’re adulterated with additives and fillers. Rest assured, our acai powder has none of these, nor is it an extract or a concentration; it’s simply the beautiful deep purple pulp of the acai fruit – freeze-dried, certified organic and non-GMO.
So how can acai help fight aging, disease and weight gain?
Acai berries are jam-packed with antioxidants, a fact that has been confirmed time and time again by scientific research. One study observed three times more antioxidant activity in the blood of healthy human volunteers taking acai pulp, than when compared to control groups.1
Another study confirmed acai’s anti-aging potential, observing that this superfruit alleviated oxidative stress in aging.2
“Amazing acai powder! I have so much energy. I am 61-years-old but I still work a like a young person – 9 to 11 hours. Thank you for acai powder!” – Hye
Because antioxidants are vital for fighting aging and disease, acai has even been found to have cancer-fighting potential – one study conducted at the University of Florida discovered that acai berries triggered a self-destruct response in 86% of leukemia cells tested. Researchers pointed out that while the results were obtained in a cell culture model, the compounds in acai are likely to have the same effect in our bodies.3
Another study observed that acai pulp inhibited the development and proliferation of bladder cancer in live subjects.4
Sad but true: Most of you will likely answer yes to this question. The good news is that acai has shown some promising potential in reducing the risk factors for these two diseases.5 One study revealed that overweight individuals taking acai experienced reductions in fasting glucose, insulin, and cholesterol levels – all considered to be risk factors for diabetes and heart disease.5
How can we discuss heart disease and diabetes without addressing the subject of weight? The higher your body mass index, the higher your risk for heart disease, type 2 diabetes, certain cancers and more.6
So, can acai help fight aging, disease, and weight gain? Science indicates YES! Now you decide…
“Great way to start your day! I love acai powder and use it every morning in my smoothie! I love the color and it makes my smoothie taste even better!!” – E.M.S.
“This stuff tastes real. It’s totally delicious, and I can feel the pure vitality from it when I eat it. It’s so yummy mixed in smoothies and looks gorgeous too!! Definitely a daily staple.” – Em
One superfruit to fight aging, disease and weight gain!
Experience the benefits of the “Superfood of Superfoods” today!
1 – “Pharmacokinetics of anthocyanins and antioxidant effects after the consumption of anthocyanin rich acai juice and pulp (Euterpe oleracea Mart.) in human healthy volunteers.” Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, 2008.
2 – “Açai palm fruit (Euterpe oleracea Mart.) pulp improves survival of flies on a high fat diet.” Experimental Gerontology Journal, Mar 2010.
3 – “Brazilian berry destroys cancer cells in lab, UF study shows.” University of Florida News, January 12, 2006.
4 – “Inhibition of mouse urinary bladder carcinogenesis by açai fruit (Euterpe oleraceae Martius) intake.” Plant Foods Human Nutrition Journal, Sep 2012.
5 – “Effects of Açai (Euterpe oleracea Mart.) berry preparation on metabolic parameters in a healthy overweight population: a pilot study.” Nutrition Journal, May 12, 2011.
6 – National Institutes of Health: National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute
7 – “Effects of an extract obtained from fruits of Euterpe oleracea Mart. in the components of metabolic syndrome induced in C57BL/6J mice fed a high-fat diet.” Journal of Cardiovascular Pharmacology, Dec. 2010.