When referring to Acai Berry we mean the fruit of the Acai plant that has been used by the local populace of the South American region for centuries. It was mainly taken as a source of food and dietary supplements. People who take Acai on a regular basis agree that it enhances health by improving response by the immune system, provides fuel for the body and contributes to the removal of bodily waste.
These claims are confirmed in most studies and research programs. It has been shown that Acai berries do contain high levels of phenols and ant-mutagenic compounds that are essential for fighting disease. Acai berries have one of the highest concentrations of anti-oxidants thereby containing free radicals and minerals that promote muscle build-up and skin elasticity. When processed as supplements the Acai Berry can provide higher levels of fiber and iron than other berries thus helping with bowel movements and the removal of toxins from the body.
In summary, Acai Berries can help boost immune system along with increasing metabolism contributing to a healthier body and libido.
Like conventional medicines, Acai works differently on different individuals. In some cases, for a person who has an allergic tendancy to berry-products it may create more adverse reactions. Unfortunately also, more and more unscrupulous individuals are trying to cash in on the huge interest in these products – many being offered for sale contain little or no Acai berries at all. Some are just extracts and fillers.
There are many claims that Acai products are primarily most beneficial in dieting. However, as with all weight loss supplements, the Acai berry is not a miracle solution, and in order to be most effective an Acai berry weight loss programme needs to be used in combination with a healthy diet and exercise. In itself it is not a diet supplement.
The main advantages of an Acai berry weight loss diet as opposed to other pills and potions is probably that the Acai berry’s most substantial benefit is the fact that it is a completely natural supplement. Unlike many other dietary supplements, which are artificially produced and can cause undesirable side effects, the Acai berry has no known side effects and is completely safe, meaning its use can be commenced without any help or advice from a doctor or dietary expert (please see further below for exceptions). The Acai berry is also a very high-density nutritional supplement, meaning that as well as helping you lose weight it will also improve your overall health by topping up your intake of vital vitamins and minerals.
This said, there has been little conclusive research carried out into the exact benefits of an Acai berry weight loss diet plan. Unlike other weight loss supplements, that have been subjected to extensive testing and are understood to benefit weight loss in a particular way, how the Acai berry actually works has not been elicited.
It is believed that an Acai berry weight loss diet works in two main ways. Firstly, the Acai berry is very high in fibre which makes the body feel full more quickly and for longer, thus reducing the urge to eat excessively. It is also believed to boost the metabolism, which helps the body burn more calories throughout the day. The Acai berry has also been shown to increase energy levels, meaning that people on an Acai berry weight loss diet have more motivation and drive to do exercise, and for longer periods.
This is the key to successfully losing weight while on an Acai berry diet – exercise. Unlike those diets that involve extreme calorie restriction, which leave the dieter with no energy to exercise and where exercise will usually be banned as it can pose a possible danger, an Acai berry weight loss diet is ideally suited to use alongside a guided exercise programme. Indeed the increased energy levels that the berry provides are ideally suited to the kind of cardiovascular or fat burning regime that can be employed in an exercise routine either at home or in the gym.
What a lot of calorie restricted diets fail to highlight is that exercise offers many benefits apart from weight loss. It increases fitness levels, making the dieter feel considerably more healthy and energised. It tones the muscles, increases strength and improves the dieter’s relationship with their body. While the Acai berries benefits have not been scientifically proven, its assistance in weight loss has been demonstrated around the world via countless people who have successfully lost weight and improved their health this way. An Acai berry weight loss programme is most definitely suited to those who are after a slow and safe route to long-term weight loss and improved health. Are there any known acai berry side effects? This is one of the most common questions asked by people who are considering taking acai berry supplements.
The short and simple answer to this is no!
Acai berry itself is just a fruit like any other fruit such as apples or bananas. You wouldn’t expect to experience any side
effects from eating apples or bananas would you? The only difference between apples or bananas is that acai berries won’t be found at your local super market.
They are only found in the Amazon and perish very quickly so it must be eaten almost immediately after being picked. The only way to get acai berry then is to get it in supplement form whether it be frozen acai pulp, acai berry powder, juice, or a number of other forms. This is where the problems can start.
Many companies load their supplements with other ingredients such as caffeine, sugar, or whatever else they can use to bulk it out. It’s these other ingredients that have the potential to produce unwanted side effects to acai berry supplements.
The key then to avoid any acai side effects is to stick with pure acai berry supplements such as those products I sell that contain 100% pure freeze dried acai berry.
To be totally sure, it is always wise to consult your doctor whenever you start a new supplement program – especially if you have any medical conditions, are taking prescription drugs, are pregnant or nursing, or have hereditary conditions such as asthma or allergies. To date however, there are really no known drug reactions to taking 100% pure acai berry supplements nor are there any serious acai side effects.
There are no daily requirements established for acai berry supplements, but research shows that the recommended daily dose is from 1,000 to 4,000 mg, depending also on the concentration of the supplement you are taking. This range of dosage though is still way below what the residents of Brazil’s Amazon have been eating for the past hundreds of years or so with little to no known side effects.
While there are no side effects of acai berry, some individuals with pollen allergies have reported that they exhibited slightly aggravated allergic reactions from it.
The cases may be few and far between and the effects minor, but these are still worth noting as some of you may have this same inherent health condition.
In addition to traditional supplement form, other forms of acai berry include puree and juice, which are mainly produced by mashing fresh acai berries. In these forms, there are also no identified side effects of acai berry. But because fruit juice can be consumed in extremely large amounts, it is possible for some to experience mild diarrhea. This effect however, is not unlike one’s reaction to other foods when taken in excess.
What consumers should be wary about is when some companies, eager to make easy money out of the popularity of acai will come out with their own supplements, juices, and preservatives that are not made up of 100% pure acai berry.
Some known fillers to acai products are guarana, other fruit juices, and sweeteners. When mixed with these ingredients, it is possible for acai to have side effects. In addition, buying less than 100% pure acai will also lessen the health benefits that can be derived from the supplement.
Finally, let me emphasize the importance of buying products or supplements consisting of 100% pure acai berry. This is the only way that you can be sure not to experience any acai berry side effects.