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Acai

60 capsules: Solaray
Item# 18140

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Acai

60 capsules: Solaray
Item# 18140

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Your Price: $17.39 Save 25%

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  • Acai
  • 60 capsules: Solaray
  • Item Catalog Number: 18140

The açaí (Euterpe oleraceae Mart.) is a species of palm tree indigenous to the area surrounding the Amazon in South America. Its berries resemble grapes and ripen seasonally in similar fashion, progressing from green to a deep purple color.1 Modern scientific analysis has revealed that the açaí berry’s complete polyphenolic profile boasts a formidable array of beneficial compounds, including polyunsaturated and monounsaturated fatty acids (11.1% and 60.2%, respectively), along with 19 health-promoting amino acids.2

Touted commercially for years as a superfood, only recently has the açaí berry gained compelling scientific validation as an antioxidant powerhouse. Among the most recent findings:

  • After consuming a blend of açaí polyphenols, researchers recorded a three-fold increase in antioxidant capacity in the blood of healthy human volunteers.3
  • Antioxidants found specifically in freeze-dried açaí extract have been shown to enter human cells in a fully functional form and effectively neutralize free radicals at very low doses.4
  • Similarly, açaí extract has demonstrated unrivalled scavenging capacity against two of the most damaging reactive oxygen species, the superoxide and peroxyl radicals.

Açaí is also emerging as a major cardiovascular protector.5 In one study, açaí extract induced long-lasting endothelium-dependent vasodilation (relaxing of the arterial wall) in the abdominal vascular tissue of rats.6

Açaí’s high antioxidant capacity also benefits brain function.

  1. Marcason W. What is the açaí berry and are there health benefits? J Am Diet Assoc. 2009 Nov;109(11):1968.
  2. Schauss AG, Wu X, Prior RL, et al. Phytochemical and nutrient composition of the freeze-dried Amazonian palm berry, Euterpe oleracea Mart. (Açai). J Agric Food Chem. 2006 Nov 1;54(22):8598-603.
  3. Mertens-Talcott SU, Rios J, Jilma-Stohlawetz P, et al. Pharmacokinetics of anthocyanins and antioxidant effects after the consumption of anthocyanin-rich açai juice and pulp (Euterpe oleracea Mart.) in human healthy volunteers. J Agric Food Chem. 2008;56:7796-802.
  4. Schauss AG, Wu X, Prior RL, Ou B, Huang D, Owens J, Agarwal A, Jensen GS, Hart AN, Shanbrom E. Antioxidant capacity and other bioactivities of the freeze-dried Amazonian palm berry, Euterpe oleraceae mart. (acai). J Agric Food Chem. 2006 Nov 1;54(22):8604-10.
  5. Stoclet JC, Chataigneau T, Ndjaye M, et al. Vascular protection by dietary polyphenols. Eur J Pharmacol. 2004 Oct;500(1):299-313.
  6. Rocha APM, Carvalho LC, Sousa SV, et al. Endothelium-dependent vasodilator effect of Euterpe oleracea Mart. (Açai) extracts in mesenteric vascular bed of the rat. Vasc Pharmacology. 2007 Feb;46(2):97-104.

SUPPLEMENT FACTS

Supplement Facts

Serving Size 2 capsules

Servings Per Container 30

Amount Per Serving

Acai (Euterpe oleracea Mart.) (fruit pulp)

1000 mg

Other ingredients: Vegetable cellulose capsule, magnesium stearate and silica

Dosage and Use

Use only as directed. Take two vegetarian capsules daily with a meal or glass of water.

Warnings

Store in a cool, dry place.

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