Wednesday, February 24, 2010


Saint George, Utah. Acai has some very good benefits. Unfortunately these benefits are clouded by the uneducated claims made by over zealous marketers. “I am always searching for new results being published in reputable scientific journals” says Dr. Tim of Dr. Tim’s Juices. The consumer may be feeling a little deceived about acai and hesitant to supplement their diets with this remarkable fruit. And this is understandable given the tsunami of false claims that inundated the web last year. Dr. Tim continues “ I think we are beyond the untruthful claims of miracle weight loss and magic acai pills”.

But the science requisite to validate the anecdotal claims has been scarce. However we are starting to see some credible evidence supporting acai as an effective and essential dietary supplement. Most of the research is being conducted in animal models and demonstrating some very interesting results.

A recent study reported in the Journal of Medicinal Food 2009 Oct;12(5):1084-8 conducted at the Universidade de Ouro Preto in Minas Gerais, Brasil concluded that consumption of acai improves anti-oxidant status and decreases bad cholesterol. M. Oliveira De Souza et al of the Núcleo de Pesquisas em Ciências Biológicas investigated the antioxidant potential and hypocholesterolemic effects of acai (Euterpe oleracea Mart.) pulp ingestion in rats fed a standard or hypercholesterolemic diet. This means that rats who were fed a high cholesterol diet and tested positive for high cholesterol and then had their diets supplemented with Acai showed two things: #1. the study proves the antioxidant significance of acai supplementation in living organisms and #2. acai supplementation was effective in reducing cholesterol levels. Keep in mind that this study now needs to be performed on human subjects. Nonetheless these results are very important and further validate and confirm much of the anecdotal evidence we are seeing with acai consumption.

It is important for the consumer to know that supplementing ones diet with acai can result in positive health benefits. Dr. Tim’s Brazilian Acai has been proven to have 85%+ acai content and is a very good source of potent, bioactive acai in the best tasting format. They offer a best taste guarantee and are very reasonably priced. For more information go to

1 comment:

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