Acai Berry Side Effects

Acai Berry Side Effects

Acai Berry Side Effects

I'd like to take a second and talk about acai berry side effects and once and for all set the record straight about the health risks related to using acai berry as a weight loss supplement.

When you type 'Acai' into a search engine you immediately see tons of information about the Amazonian berry that some are claiming to be the world's #1 superfood. But one thing you don't see discussed are side effects.

As the acai berry continues to explode in the US and Canada several independent teams have taken the charge and held tests on various acai berry products to look at which ones work (if any at all), which ones don't work and what side effects are related to using it.

The majority of these tests have been done by Universities but there are several that have been done by curious groups of average people as well.

The Studies

In an effort to cut costs the acai studies are normally carried out using the free trial supplies that are currently being offered online by many acai manufacturers. One study on acai berry side effects reported that they used 20 different supplements and got them all for around $60.

The group took the berry for a 2 week period (the free trials give you 2 weeks worth of acai) and reported their results.

View the results of this study on acai berry side effects.

When it comes down to it, the reason that side effects are not talked about in the media or online is that there aren't any to worry about. The only change in feeling that has ever been reported is a boost in energy and overall healthy feeling.

Because the berry is totally natural it doesn't cause the problems that are associated with some diet pills. Problematic diet pills with side effects are normally the results of other things being added to the diet supplement in a laboratory.

Due to the acai berry's natural make up, these kinds of additives are necessary and therefore don't cause problems.

I hope that this article has provided a good overview of the health benefits of acai and put to rest any concerns about acai berry side effects!

Comments 89 comments

acai berry 7 years ago

Sounds like the acai berry is almost too good to be true!


Acai 7 years ago

thanks for the information - i love acai berry - it has help me in losing weight.


me 7 years ago

im very self conscience about my body...i want to lose weight!!! i want to be comfortable with my body....i want to lose at least 30 pounds.... and be able to keep it off...if i were to have acai berry and lose the weight i wanted...can i stop and still stay the same size that i am? if anyone knows the answer to the question...PLEASE comment!!!!


dawn 7 years ago

hi, I tried it and well NO weight loss , just less bloated that's it,I need to loose 30bls and this just did not do , it made me want to eat more lol. it may work on some but not on me you can find this at your health food store! don't waste money through the mail at 40.00 a bottle!!


acai berry oprah 7 years ago

Interesting information , thanks for the info


amy 7 years ago

its been making me exhausted. like yawning at 4 in the afternoon...ready to fall asleep while standing.


amy part 2 7 years ago

sorry for the two parter....

i just don't get it. its supposed to GIVE you energy not make you want to go lie down and sleep for the night. that's how i feel as i type this. like i haven't slept in days and i'm ready to finally sleep. but i slept amazing last night.


SurlyGirly 7 years ago

This article is a scam. Click on the link to "acai berry side effects" and you get a pop-up selling suppplements. Try to close it out, and a second screen comes up. Too bad.


SCAM 7 years ago

i haven't lost any what. i think that fuken berry is a scam!


Don't waste your time! 7 years ago

I tried the free trial and this is just a scam. I was to receive the product on July 23, 2009. I didn't receive it until Aug 5th - this is past the 15 day mark to cancel and receive your refund. When I tried to cancel it, they cancelled the order but the charges still remain on the credit card. You think it's cancelled but they fail to tell you that you need to send back the "free" trial bottle within in 30 days. By the time you get the credit card statement the charges are still on it and now you don't have the 30 days to send it back. It's been such a run around and I ended up paying the shipping and $87.13 for the free trial since I didn't cancel in the 15 day period. Don't waste your time like I did!


Lydia 7 years ago

Interesting that an article which at first sounded unbiased has links to a certain product ...... What a load of trash we sift through to find some truth!


Amberlynn 6 years ago

i have tried the acai berry detox and man i have been having very sharp pain in my head and i have been very sick to my stomach has anyone else had these side effects


Yvonne 6 years ago

I have been taking the acai berry detox and have also been having the same sharp pain in my head and feeling sick to the extent that i have to throw up. I feel fine on days that i forget to take one. you're not alone there.


Diana 6 years ago

Not sure yet but since I have been drinking acia berry juice I have rash all over back of my neck and on my legs. it itches and burns. I am laying off to see if it makes any difference. So far no weight loss as I had hoped and hasnt helped my irregularity. No benefits that I see.


Diana 6 years ago

Not sure yet but since I have been drinking acia berry juice I have rash all over back of my neck and on my legs. it itches and burns. I am laying off to see if it makes any difference. So far no weight loss as I had hoped and hasnt helped my irregularity. No benefits that I see.


nne 6 years ago

well guys, I guess another money making commerial product, and remember everything in this world has a side effect..back to the execise bike people, eat healthy and a little workout everyday, or a little walk down the road..GOOD LUCK


debbie 6 years ago

beware of these supplements if your a diabetic it lowers your blood sugars to a point of being dangerous.


ian 6 years ago

could you use this weight training, i have heard it helps greatly with the boost in energy etc


curious george 6 years ago

I have been curious about this product for some time now so today I decided o look a bit harder into it.

I found a site that I trust that does mention true side effects....

http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/ahc-asc/media/advisories-av...


julie 6 years ago

I was wondering if any studies have been done about the benefits of using this with brain injury.i would really like to give it a try for my son who has a tramatic brain injury.if any one has any info please e-mail it to me at djs_mom08@yahoo.com thank you


Aus 6 years ago

before you think about ordering any free trials of this product on line make sure you read the 15day warrently policy..The 15days start from the day you order the product not when you receive it, so if you don't cancel the order within the 15 days of your ordering being placed then your credit card will be charged $130 plus and this is non-refundable,so if you only just receive the free trial days before and you haven't even opened the bottle you will still be charged. If you order any FREE trails be prepared to pay the money...nothing is free...Just go to the gym at least it makes you feel better..good luck!


uhm..yeah this stuff 6 years ago

I took them as a first time try at dieting a month ago. Thankfully dug deeper in to the terms and conditions and canceled with in the 15 day trail (day 12 sneaky S.O.B) for me it made me less bloated, feel more slimmer, I could have done that all by myself. It didn't actually help/aid me in weight loss (I didn't loose any weight. The key to weight loss isn't a product, It's about self control and reducing in take so your stomach is used to the change & in take restriction and the gym for toning works way better than this c.r.a.p.


Elle 6 years ago

I read and read and read about this product and decided to pop along to Holland and barrett and have a natter about it all. Decided that as I wanted to be a little more lively and get a little help with weight loss I'd give it a go, main reason for me though was digestion - I get quite bad IBS and had been told by a friend that it had really helped them, regulated and stopped the bloated feeling meaning clothes fit better. At £5 for the same thing as I could have got on the net, ready to take away and take that day I decided I could afford to loose the cash if it was rubbish - at the moment I'm impressed, more energy and several comments about weight loss - I technically haven't lost a pound but I am less bloated and am fitting into clothes I'd had in the back of the wardrobe for months. I'd say try anything once but maybe risk the £5 at a local health store who will be able to advise you better than anything online!


kelly 6 years ago

scared to use it


Jed 6 years ago

Thanks for the spammy affiliate link.


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ashleigh 6 years ago

acai berry hospitalized me, due to dehydration because it made me vomit and have diaharrea and my doctor also told me its very dangerous. i do not recommend it


thecla 6 years ago

have been searching for a way to loose weight,just came across acai berry and decided to try it.have used it now for two days and not only have i got this nagging headache, and sick feeling,i also feel sharp pains on my lower abdomen.


Hope 6 years ago

has anyone had any thing good come out of using the Acai Berries ??

if so please share with the rest of us.


Big Jim 6 years ago

Used this for 4 weeks and lost around 15 lbs (1 stone)

But it made me very lethargic and completely messed up my sleep patterns.

After weighing myself, i noticed i was loosing weight, but could not see any visible fat loss... Slightly confused I spoke to a friend who is medically trained, he explained how Acai works and that it binds to the protein and subcutaneous fat molecules in your body, thus lowering your weight.

However, due to the reduction of protein in your body, Sperm production and quality is adversely affected. and can prevent you from having children - this was enough for me, so stopped taking it.

If you want to loose weight, Eat good food and exercise ! Hard work will pay off.


Dana 6 years ago

I got two free trial bottles of acai. Cancelled by deadline and they refunded the money plus allowed me to keep the trial bottles since they had been opened. They were even two different brands from two different companies. I used one bottle daily or every other day. I lost between 15-20 pounds in a month or two. I also was able to conceive a baby after 7 years since the birth of my daughter. I felt better and had more energy. I think it all depends on which product/brand you buy. Some of these companies may be bogus. Good Luck!


Jane Vernon 6 years ago

I have tried the Acai berry and Aloe Vera combination for a week now and I really would NOT recommend it unless you are prepared for involuntary vommiting, severe wind, of the pop pop variety when walking and pain in the gut like no one knows! I think the people of the Amazon had adifferent perspective on pain vs gain! Jane x


EggMan 6 years ago

Upon the expiration of the *Trial Period, Your credit card will be billed for the full cost of the Product that you ordered (i.e., a thirty day supply).

On the thirty second day following the date you first ordered Your Product, We will send you another thirty (30) day supply of the Product, and the credit card you provided to us will be automatically billed for the Product.


EggMan 6 years ago

Upon the expiration of the *Trial Period, Your credit card will be billed for the full cost of the Product that you ordered (i.e., a thirty day supply).

On the thirty second day following the date you first ordered Your Product, We will send you another thirty (30) day supply of the Product, and the credit card you provided to us will be automatically billed for the Product.


NENETTE 6 years ago

THe best way to lost weight is stop eating too much.

Exercise and eat fruits and veg for snacks OK.


ClaIre 6 years ago

Feel good hoping it will work doubling my intake as last time did not lose a pound


Miss_Chilli 6 years ago

I had a look at the free trials, but was dubious due to believing that even if I stopped when the charge happened, they would make money from selling on my details to marketing companies.

So, I had a look at the Holland and Barrat Website and got some from there. I've been on now for just under a week, but I am finding I feel really nausious. I'm also using the colon cleansing, so I'm not sure which product is causing the nausea, but it was interesting to read that somebody else is feeling like vomitting.

I will continue unless the sickness gets worse, but haven't weighed myself, just test it out by the bagginess of the clothes!

And yes, I do believe that the only true way to loose weight is to change your eating habits and get exercise, but I just wanted a little nudge in the right direction :-D


gale 6 years ago

acai berry lowerd my blood pressure and made me feel sick and get palpitations i think the only way to loose weight is to eat healthy and feel happy right


cLos 6 years ago

this just a scam trust me i didn't lose nothing it just gets you desperate with a weard felling trust me . i dont recommended


jack 6 years ago

http://www.webmd.com/diet/guide/acai-berries-and-a...

went onto webmd and found a little article on it. apparently the acai berry really doesn't do anything, although i guess it does do some good for a fraction of the population. after looknig at other sites i saw that it really isn't good for your health at all and has more downsides than good, so theres really no reason at all to take it. natural fruits like grapes for instance have enough antioxidants for the body and other fruits and veggies are FAR better than the acai supplements.


Susan 6 years ago

I have been taking Acai berry tablets for 4 days and have very bad breath - has anyone else had this problem?


gn 6 years ago

Well, my experience is completely different, i read the full terms and conditions before ordering it, so cancelled the subscription within 3 days, as i only wanted to test the product first. i have been using it since the last 2 weeks, initially, it did give my lot of headache (which i think is due to my diet as I m following a diet plan since the last 2 months) but after few days i felt better, boost in energy, n fitting into old clothes as well....although m not loosing weight in scale sofar... but feeling good, thanks to all the people who have shared their experience so far but i believe the product is affecting us according to our individual bodies. but i would also lyk to try holland and barrats, will see a personal trainer for firther advice... best of luck to all


suganya 6 years ago

is there any side effects in acia berry and how much is it


"reformed" Acia user 6 years ago

I used the Acia beery drink by Zola for 2 months.No weight loss..but started getting really bad sore on my head stop drinking the drink..& the sores are finally healing up,becarefull with "NEW" $$$$products$$$$$ and what they $$$claim$$$ they will do for ya


BG 6 years ago

Hospitalized w severe anaphylactic episode after eating new cereal w acai ingredient. Beware, anyone who has mild hay fever allergies.


Acai 6 years ago

Its really good, i think the only way to loose weight is to eat healthy and feel happy right.


bluechow 6 years ago

started taking acai berry 2 wks ago.after 10 days had such pain in my esopagus could not sip water let alone eat anything.Blood sugrs best ever,but pain unbearable.doctor put me in hospital and now am having a biopsy.Dr told me to stop acai immediately because it is full of acid.


shell 6 years ago

Yeah blurred vision, stomach acids went out of control causing vomiting and pain, head doesn't feel right either, only been using acai berry for 2 wks, think i'll stop.


danielle 6 years ago

am confused totally just recived my acai berry really excited and after reading these comments feel like giving up


annasmith086 6 years ago

As i experienced exercise and dieting is not permanent weight loss,for that acai berry is best one.

http://www.buzzle.com/articles/the-facts-and-half-...


nicki 6 years ago

I been takin the berry for 2week and been very sick and bad head ache every time i eat makes me get stomach pain can't be good for ya bin for them


Lucy1800 6 years ago

I have been taken acai detox for 3 weeks and I got migrane headaches on the first few days then palpitations and now I hear that acai is estrogen producer. I am 50 and in my menopause which means without a period for 12 consecutive months, well guess what I just got a period! Not taking this pill again! Best to eat fiber, fruit and veggies and exercise frequently.


keri50 6 years ago

I have been reading about Acai berry. I'm hoping it will help to nuetralize free radicals and that is where I may benefit from it. I just started Acai berry extract juice. It's not cheap. $32.00 for 32 1 oz. servings. 1 serving a day. I've only been on it a few days. I expect nothing from it exept a stronger immune system against the up coming flu season. I think to expect miracles from a jar or a bottle is a bit rediculous to me. Though it would be nice, that's why they make diet pills, face creams and laxitives.


Xao 6 years ago

I just started to take the acai berry select pills today. I took them with apple cidar vinegar. I immediately felt "high", then I felt like I wanted to vomit then I felt hungry, when I ate, I still felt hungry, now I feel as if I was smoking marijuana or I have a hang over. I don't think I can continue it.


MissJoyce 6 years ago

I recently tried Acai Berry and I had to take 10 tablets before I went to the bathroom and weight lose, don't make me laugh. This product should be removed off the market or given away for free, because it DOES NOTHING.


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Acai 5 years ago

I have been drinking acia berry juice I have rash all over back of my neck and on my legs. it itches and burns. I am laying off to see if it makes any difference. So far no weight loss as I had hoped and hasn't helped my irregularity. No benefits that I see.


Jane 5 years ago

so - no good side effects then. Looks like we're all going to have to actually work to lose weight!


liv 5 years ago

i was thinking about trying acai berries but now i've read these comments,i've decided its not worth the health risk!! thanks for all the helpful comments =)


Maria 5 years ago

I started using it I feel fine less bloated and it's only been a week, I got mine from my local chemist though not on line.... I eat less now and don't crave sweets and bread, also I have more energy I guess it effects us all differently plus I've been drinking a lot more water I'll give it another 2 weeks and see how I go...


Connie728 5 years ago

I first took a tablet yesterday. My heart raced, I broke out in a shakey sweat--no side affects??? But the energy was great! So today I took a half pill and we'll see. It took a while for me to find these comments about the side affects and I really appreciate all of the posts. My husband, who outweighs me by about 100 lbs, loves it. He says it keeps him from getting so hungry and gives him more energy. He Does have more energy and I'm lovin' it. ; )


sharon 5 years ago

ive been taking acai berry and the detox plan for 5days now and i feel ok apart from cronic diarehha. im more alert and idont feel so bloated. im abit concerned about the other side effects everyone else has said they've had so im going to keep my eye on it but yes everyones body is different, so what's good for one, maynot be for someone else!!!


Georgina 5 years ago

i bought this product and it one BIG SCAM i did the free trail and felt sick after and then got my bank statement and they had taken £200 OUT OF MY ACOUNT don't try it!


CR 5 years ago

CHECK your bank account, unauthorized withdraw $88. in mine!


Cindy 5 years ago

Well i have been on acai pills for nearly two weeks and I feel less bloated and light weight but I feel tired all the time so far it does me best will go on for onother two weeks.


pat 5 years ago

i TRIED A $40.00 BOTTLE OF ACACI DRIED AND AS I WAS ABOUT TO FINISH IT IT SET MY TEETH SO SENSITIVE AND THE PAIN I THOUGHT I WAS GOING TO HAVE TO HAVE MY TEETH REMOVED, BUT COULD NOT GET INTO A DENTIST UNTIL 2.5 WEEKS BY THIS TIME IT WENT OUT OF MY SYSTEM AND NO TROUBLE SINCE NOT TAKING IT, THAT WAS THE LAST TIME I WILL USE IT. aS I WOULD WAKE UP DURING THE NIGHT AND THE WEIGHT OF MY LIPS AGAINST MY TEETH WAS THAT PAINFULL I COULD NOT GET BACK TO SLEEP. BUT NOW I DON'T TOUCH THE STUFF MY TEETH HAVE RETURNED TO NORMAL AND NOT AN ACHE OR PAIN OF SENSITIVITY SINCE , MY ADVISE IS DON'T TOUCH IT, TRY ANOTHER PRODUCT AS THE PAIN IS SIMPLY NOT WORTH IT


lucy 5 years ago

I know someone that had a similar fruity weight loss drink, she took it for a week and felt amazing changes BUT BUT BUT .... one day, she started screaming saying she had majjorrrr belly ache. she went to the hospital and it turns out that she had MASSIVE worms in her stomach...

The worms ate everything she ate, so no fat went to the muscles, then the worms starting to eat her inside (not too serious as other cases) So it is dangerious :/


caroline Novah 5 years ago

I think the issue may really be the quality of the product you are consuming. Possibly buying a trusted brand in-store should be the way to go. In addition, if your body has been toxic, it's most likely you're purging those toxins hence the diarrhea & headaches.


Acaihater 5 years ago

Acai is a scam, I paid £2.95 for shipping but was charged £63.99 on my card and could not get through to Customer Services when I wanted to dispute the charges. When I tried Acai, (1 capsule) I vomited and had severe stomach cramps and pain not to mention the RUNS for 48hrs.


Melissa 5 years ago

Have been using Acai and detox cleanse for 3 weeks have lost 5 pounds feel a little tired so tried getting a nap to improve alertness. I also suffer from High Blood pressure and first stage of Menopause! No problems at all since, just watched my diet intake and been more active! Recommend!


Angie 5 years ago

Hi go and buy the berry from the health shop,not on line,your putting that pill in your body you must be mad!!!!!!!i feel very energised on this pill,and with more energy you will put more into your work outs,hence the weight loss ?????


Nicola 5 years ago

I've been using Acai for about 3 weeks so far. I have lost 5lbs. Im more awake during the day, which is benefical coz i have a 3 year old and i feel better about myself. It might not work for all ppl but it certainly does for me! :)


Lisa 4 years ago

Hi, I bought the acia berry supplemnet from the local health food store and it seems to help. I have more energy and lost some weight but the weight loss has stopped and I find constipation being a problem with it. It does give energy though.


debbie 4 years ago

I'm on my 3rd day of taking axis berry extreme pills from Holland and barrett, I feel energetic, but has caused me to have wind which as my brother ( a toxicologist) explained Is the toxins leaving my body, also lots of chewing gum needed as can cause bad breath, also a few spots but I'm going to continue as I believe anything we take will take time to see the benefits, after reading many many comments I agree our bodies are all different and may not suit some, but I've read more positive facts than bad ones, good luck to all with the battle of the bulge


debbie 4 years ago

I'm on my 3rd day of taking axis berry extreme pills from Holland and barrett, I feel energetic, but has caused me to have wind which as my brother ( a toxicologist) explained Is the toxins leaving my body, also lots of chewing gum needed as can cause bad breath, also a few spots but I'm going to continue as I believe anything we take will take time to see the benefits, after reading many many comments I agree our bodies are all different and may not suit some, but I've read more positive facts than bad ones, good luck to all with the battle of the bulge


KEHINDE GEORGE 4 years ago

Want to loose weight real bad but im so scared of these side effect


.... 4 years ago

..LOL using side effects which aren't ever investigates through scientific testing only falsely alluded to human testing as to which brands pay best for promotion,

great.


john 4 years ago

If all you women and femme men want to lose weight go to a gym and work out 5 times a week and have a better diet plan drinking one drink isn't going to make you lose weight.


john 4 years ago

i have been taking acaia xtra for past 4 months and have no weight loss and just started getting a sore head and tired all the time..i am quitting using it after what i have been reading hre


Rose 4 years ago

I have had to stop after 2 days of use. It made me incredibly ill! I am still experiencing the side effects this morning after stopping yesterday morning! I have a severe headeache, my eyes are blury, I feel exhausted all the time, It hasn't suppressed my appatite at all it actually makes me want to eat more! I have extremely bad stomach pains, abdomanal and upper, My neck muscles ache and everything hurts, I was so ill last night my boyfriend stayed up most the night to make sure I didn't die during the night! I ignored the side effects at first but I cant take it anymore, its not doing me any favours and I don't want to end up hospitalised. Don't waste your money people, healthy lifestyle and exercise is the way forward! :)


Graham 4 years ago

Just bought the Acai 500 mg to try it as I heard it was good.... Took 2 capsules last night (as per instructions on bottle)

Went to bed and woke with terrible heart burn, stomach cramps and felt like I'd just had a huge meal.

Suffered dioarrea and vomiting through the night and feel terrible today...now it could be down to something else I ate, but after reading through this...I'm not gonna take the chance by taking any more Acai


edgar 4 years ago

i went into the hospital for a check-up,i had heart surgery 3 years before and never got a report of the damage it caused at that time i had been drinking monta vie which is a acia product asked the dr. if he could tell what damage the heart atack did he said yes he checked and said there was no sign i had ever had a heart atack 4 by-passes thanks to acia berry, 12 years ago surgery no problems sence.


hazel 4 years ago

Acai maybe good for most people, but anytime i try it i get a rapid heartbeat. Just noticed it is an ingredient in my multivitamin for women. Have a heaviness in my cheost area. I will wait till more


Apolonia 4 years ago

I have atrial fibrillation and am wondering if acai attributed to my recent rise in pulses. Has anyone experienced arrythymias due to acai comsumption?


lasaundra29 4 years ago

Go to smoothie King and buy this product for $19.99, No shipping just walk in and buy it..


som32 3 years ago

I had it for a day and half and am not touching the stuff anymore. I purchased it in a sale in Holland and Barrett which is my consoliation as I nearly lost a lot more money! I heard about it possibly giving you stomach cramps but it was suggested to me to try it for various reasons. All it has given me is severe wind. I wish I researched it a bit more as that seems to be a common occurrence.

On some reviews it seems people think it is a wonder pill for weight loss. If you want to lose weight, do some exercise.

Overall if you are going to try it , try going for a sample pack.


Ish 3 years ago

I have been taking it since last 1 week and it makes me feel so hungry instead of losing I m gaining weight :(


Maritza 2 years ago

Yes, I´m corcerning because I started extra slim plus acai berry like 3 days ago and at night my sugar is very high, I started reading and I did not find a bad side effects.

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