Acai Berry Studies

Acai Berry Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

With the fame of the acai berry still growing, many people are asking questions about the berry such as where is it from? Why is it so healthy? Where do I buy these berries? These frequently asked questions are answered in this article.

Where does the Acai Berry come from?

The acai berry is native to Central and Southern America and is harvested by locals mostly in the wetlands of Brazil.

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How do you harvest it?

The berry is found at the top of the Acai Palm, which grows up to 25m tall. Each tree can produce up to 20kg of berries per annam. Local men, woman and children scale the thin tree to reach the berries.

Why is the Acai Berry becoming so popular?

The acai berry has steadily rose to fame due to its claimed health benefits. It gained worldwide attention after it was featured on TV by Dr Perricone (MD), who rated the acai berry as the worlds number one super food.

What is the acai berries main health benefits?

The berry reportedly has an incredible concentration of antioxidants, which helps combat premature aging. Dr Perricone claims it has 20 times the concentration than that of red grapes (red grapes are a key ingredient of wine, which is well known as to contain a high level of antioxidants). The berries have a high healthy fat content (around 40%), including omega-3 and omega-9. Omega-3 has found to help prevent cardiovascular disease, liver cancer, depression and dementia. Finally the berries have an almost perfect essential amino acid complex in conjunction with valuable trace minerals, vital to proper muscle contraction and regeneration.

Is all the hype true?

The acai berry has not been thoroughly tested by scientists, and there are still several unknowns. However as more and more testing is done, the results are commonly confirming what has been predicted: the berry is packed with all the right things. Dr Perricone obviously has faith in the berry, rating it a number one super food on a very widely viewed television show. It must be noted that some scams have been unveiled, with websites claiming their product was featured on television.

Where can I buy the acai berry?

Acai berry products can be bought in boutique stores as well as some supermarkets and online. Online purchases skip the retailer phase, making the product cheaper; though postage costs can sometimes bring the price back up. The writer of this article has found several cheap websites at which acai products can be purchased; follow the link in the signature box if you are interested in buying the acai berry or want more information.

Acai Berry Benefits
Information on the acai berry, links to buy acai berry

By Matthew Platts
Published: 12/27/2008

Acai berry and its medical uses

Acai berry promotes alertness as well as it relaxes the body muscles from stress. With all the benefits of acai berry, it was used as a herbal medicine since time immemorial. Acai berry was used to treat indigestion and other problems.

Fight Leukemia By Drinking Acai Berry Juice

For centuries, Acai berry benefits were known to the Brazilians in the Amazon region. It never sparked interest among the more advanced communities of the world until universities in the United States went on an overdrive with Acai.

Acai Berry Supplements

Acai berry like all nutritional supplements is a whole food product which should be taken in raw form. Any time you heat, dry, freeze any product you are going to lose some of its effectiveness.
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