Acai Berry Frequently Asked Questions
What is the Acai Berry fruit?
Acai is a fruit that is harvested from the Brazilian rain forest. It is a small, blackish-purple berry that looks like a grape, but a bit smaller. For more information, please visit the article 'What is Acai?'.
Is Acai considered organic?
In terms of being labeled 'certified organic,' no. The products sold have typically undergone a freeze-drying process that allows it to have a much longer shelf life. However, the product itself is harvested from trees that are taken care of by natives to the rain forests of Brazil.
Who should not use Acai products?
Of course, before you take anything, natural or otherwise, you should consult with your physician. Pregnant women, children and those who have been advised by their doctors that it could be unsafe should steer clear. For everyone else, you should expect only positive side effects from acai berry products.
Why do I keep hearing about the antioxidants in Acai?
Unless you've been hiding under a rock for the last ten years, you're probably aware that doctors feel it's good for the heart to drink a glass of wine every day. The reason for this isn't because of the alcohol, I can assure you. It's for the antioxidants. Acai berries are very rich in a key antioxidant -- Anthocyanins -- which do an amazing job at fighting cholesterol and free radicals that destroy cell tissue. What's amazing is that acai berries carry over 30 times the amount of anthocyanins than do grapes used to make red wine. Although both are dark-colored fruits, acai wins hands-down.
What benefits can I expect from taking Acai?
Based on feedback from people contacting us directly, here are just some of the reported benefits of using acai berry supplements:
- Boosts the immune system
- Contains vital minerals like iron, potassium, phosphorus and calcium
- High in fiber, so helps the digestive tract stay clean and moving properly
- Improved sexual performance
- Cleansing/detoxing effects
- High in nutritional value
- Better sleep, improved focus
- More protein than the average egg
- Contains fatty acids essential to fighting bad cholesterol
- A natural multi-vitamin (contains vitamins B1, B2, B3, C and E)
What are the supplement capsules made of?
Acai berry supplement capsules are made from natural plant base, so they're completely harmless and more importantly, no animals were harmed in their creation. They are officially kosher, halal and vegan approved.