Acai Products: Are You Missing Out Or Is Someone Just Making A Lot Of Money?

Acai berries come from a palm tree that grows in South America and they are reportedly extremely beneficial when taken as a dietary supplement. Natives of the Amazon region in Brazil where the fruit is abundant have used it as a staple in their diet for many years. It is an economically viable product that was readily available and perhaps that is the main reason that it was so often included in the diet. In recent years, the berry has been touted as being beneficial for (and this is just a short list): weight loss, to increase energy, to serve as an anti-oxidant, to improve mood and sex drive, improve cholesterol and skin conditions. Perhaps it is the mystique  of a far way fruit from an exotic land that has driven interest and allowed the product to gain popularity, but little research has been done to back any of the claims. The product seems to have received a golden ticket when it's benefits were discussed on the Oprah Winfrey show. While this television format is often informative, it does not replace hard scientific evidence backed by...
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