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The Truth About Acai Berry

Updated on March 12, 2011

Products that contain Acai berry have become so popular over the past few years, that there is so much mixed information out there for consumers to sift through. There are just as many marketers that want you to believe that Acai berry is a scam as there are that want you to buy Acai berry. The reality is that there is some truth to both sides. Acai berry is in fact a very beneficial fruit, and while it certainly is no magic pill that will make you drop three dress sizes overnight, it has definitely helped a lot of people to feel better, have more energy, and even look younger.

At the same time, many of the claims about Acai berry are grossly over-exaggerated. Acai berry definitely IS a super food that contains potent levels of antioxidants and disease-fighting power, but it is no miracle cure for cancer, and it won’t make you lose weight if you aren’t willing to try on your won. Acai berry does have a lot of detoxification properties, and it can be used as an anti-bacterial agent for the prevention of certain types of conditions. When used in cosmetics, it also helps restore moisture to cells and diminish the signs of wrinkles.

One of the problems with many manufacturers that produce Acai berry supplements and weight loss products, however, is that they often do not use pure Acai berry. Through manufacturing processes, Acai berry is combined with many other chemicals and synthetic ingredients. This is to attempt to preserve the antioxidant qualities of the berry and even enhance weight loss, but often, the effects of these other ingredients can prove harmful to the end consumer. At the same time, Acai berry extracts combined with other ingredients result in a diluted and less potent compound.

Many of those who claim that Acai berry is a scam only want some of these manufacturers that sell less-than-pure Acai berry to be truthful in their claims to the public and to sell consumers the real deal. The inhabitants of the Amazon rainforest have been eating Acai berries for centuries. In fact, it is estimated that these berries make up for approximately 30 to 50 percent of the daily diet of local people. These people have reaped the benefits of pure Acai berry for many, many years. Fortunately for many others around the world, there are a handful of distributors that do sell pure Acai berry products. The trick is reading product labels to find products that are not combined with other ingredients.

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