Acai Berry

@revswf (16)
United States
March 2, 2009 6:03pm CST
Has anyone tried Acai Berry for weight loss? I've heard a lot about this product. And there is always something about it popping up on the internet. It seems to be pretty expensive. I would like some feedback on this Acai Berry product - pros and cons.
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@tdavis (117)
• United States
3 Mar 09
Acai Berry is an extremely good fruit for it's anti-oxident properties. It was tested and found to rank in the high 900's or so. To give you an idea of how good its anti-oxident make up is, blueberrys use to be number one with a 95. Acai Berry was/is the highest ever tested. There are also some other possible medical benifits but these are currently being researched and no hard data is available. Now for the rub, Acai Berry is grown and harvested in South America, but after 24 hours it begins to lose a lot of its anti-oxident properties. The sample that was tested was freze dried berry with its pulp. Many products are made from fresh frozen, however the frezzing process does not maintain the fruits anti-oxident properties. Samples tested show a large decrease in these anti-oxident properties. Also freze drying is very expensive and their current facilities are not made for huge exports. You may also hear about the people in the regions health is responsible for this fruit. However, their diet consists of about 46% Acai Berry, picked fresh or served in smoothie thype drinks in the area. Also alot of the laborers have began to form cooperatives to grown and pick the berrys and this also increased its demand and cost. There is a good article with links to the research at http://www.terrybdavis.wordpress.com the second article on page 2, titled, Acai Berry, What is the Truth, dated jan.13th. I hope this has been informative, and will aid you in making a decision.
@revswf (16)
• United States
3 Mar 09
Thank you for your help!
@newtondak (3950)
• United States
3 Mar 09
I have seen the "free trials" on the internet but in most, if you read the fine print, there's a catch and you will be receiving regular shipments that are charged to your credit card. I personally think it's just another fad/hoax.
@revswf (16)
• United States
3 Mar 09
Thank you for your comments. Yes, I too have seen the free trial offer. But you are right, if you read the small print it says in a matter of weeks your credit card will be charged for a new shipment. I don't want to chance ordering the free trial and then having to work to try to get the next shipment cancelled. I'm always skeptical of these new things that come out.
@cream97 (29166)
• United States
3 Mar 09
I saw somewhere, that they are offering a free trial on the Internet. It is pills, I believe. I am scared to invest in this. I am skeptical about putting any diet pills on my body. I would love to lose some belly fat and other areas of weight. But, before I do this, I will have to consult with a physican first. I do know that they have testimonals and all. But, who can be certain that this is all true. I hope that it is..
• United States
3 Mar 09
Cudo's on the post. It's always best to consult a physician first before any diet choices. The best thing is to gather all the information on the product and present them to your physician and ask for his recommendation. The other option is to do the research yourself, and see what physicians has endorsed or who is on the medical advisory and developmet board and if the diet is FDA approved like all our Herbalife products which are endorsed by 20 physicians, regulated by the FDA since they are all herbal/vegatable products, and is developed in part by Dr. David Heber, M.D., Ph.d. and nobel prize winner author of the best seller "The LA Shape Diet" and Director of the UCLA Center for Human Nutrition. To check out our products I invite you to visit www.shopherbalife.com/healthwerks just to see what we have to offer. Your Friend, Dave Personal Wellness Coach Healthwerks Herbalife Independent Distributor