Euterpe oleracea is an indigenous palm tree indigenous to South America. The fruit known as Acaí in Brazil, Huasai in Peru and palma naidi in Colombia, is of great economic value to native peoples. The Acai fruit has a globose shape, brown coloration and a diameter of approximately 1.1 cm, this fruit is edible; and consumed in a variety of beverages and is used as an ingredient in food preparation by native Amazon populations in countries such as Brazil, Venezuela, Ecuador, Suriname, and Colombia (Dos Santos et al., 2008).
Its roots are used in infusions for the prevention of certain pathologies; In Brazilian herbal medicine, the oil from the fruit is used to treat diarrhea; an infusion of the root is used for jaundice and to restore blood; an infusion of the grated fruit rind is used as a topical wash for skin ulcers; and, the fruit seeds are crushed and prepared in an infusion for fever. In the Peruvian Amazon, an infusion of the crushed seeds is used for fever, and for a decoction of the root it is used for malaria, for diabetes, for hepatitis and jaundice, for hair loss, for bleeding , for liver and kidney disease, for menstrual pain, and for muscle pain. (Rain-tree, 1996).
HIGH CONTENT OF ANTHOCYANINS:
Anthocyanins are pigments responsible for the range of colors that range from red to blue for many fruits, vegetables, and cereals. Acai contains 15 to 30 times more anthocyanins than red wine. There have been studies that have verified the therapeutic and beneficial effects, among which are the reduction of coronary heart disease, the anticancer, antitumor, anti-inflammatory and antidiabetic effects; in addition to improving visual acuity and cognitive behavior.
HIGH ANTIOXIDANT CAPACITY:
It fights free radicals that cause the deterioration of our body, it is a preventive against cancer 6 to 8 times more powerful than gingko biloba and is 4 to 5 times more powerful than saw palmeto, which is used worldwide to treat inflammation of the prostate. (Flores Flores; 2015) As it contains high amounts of anthocyanins, it has the therapeutic effects of these, which are related to its antioxidant activity. Studies with anthocyanin fractions from wine have shown that they are effective in trapping reactive oxygen species, as well as inhibiting lipoprotein oxidation and platelet aggregation (Ghiselli et al., 1998).
Medicinal properties of various kinds are attributed to it. According to Professor Stephen Talcott, a study by the University of Florida found that it elicited self-destructive responses in up to 86% of the leukemia cancer cells studied. The same study also affirm that it is one of the fruit sources richest in antioxidants (Talcott, 2006; Cited by: Flores Flores; 2015)
CONTAINS OMEGA 3, OMEGA 6 AND OMEGA 9:
They are important for all body systems to function normally, including your skin, respiratory system, circulation, brain, and vital organs. The essential fatty acids that the human body does not produce are Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids, which are important for brain development, the functioning of the brain system, and the regulation of blood pressure.
CONTAINS VITAMINS A AND C:
Which strengthen the immune system (defenses), the skin and formation of red blood cells.
HIGH FIBER CONTENT:
Which helps the proper functioning of the digestive system and thus reduce the risk of contracting any degenerative disease such as cancer. It also contributes to cleaning the skin. It is easier to digest.
HOW TO USE?
It is recommended to consume 2 capsules a day, before or during food.
Acai consumption is considered safe, as no side effects have been reported as a consequence of its intake.
Acai Berry capsules (500mg)
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