Also know as the acai berry (pronounced ah-sigh-ee). It is said this miracle berry provides energy and endurance, weight controls, and beautiful hair, skin, and nails.
Now I was skeptical but almost everyone in the health food store I asked used it either as the pure juice, smoothies, bars, even a sorbet.
I did google it and there are a lot of scams out there saying this berry will make you lose weight and naming celebs like Oprah who actually doesn’t use it she just talked about it on the show. Most products online only have a small amount or an extract from the berry.
I got a free CD a bout the berry at Whole Foods and the store of the berry was quite interesting. The acai has been used in Brazil for thousands of years. It’s found in the rainforest and in time of famine it helped people survive because of its high essential fatty acid, protein, and amino acids contents.
Some people are weary of fat but the good fat in this berry is the soucre so energy, helps in collagen production, and lubricates the body internally which is great for dry skin, hair, and nail. (This is what sold me.)
Well the new health pj in me had to give it a try. I really wanted something to boost my energy since I don’t drink coffee with the benefits for my weight and hair as extra bonuses.
The berry also has anti-aging properties because of the high levels of antioxidants which combats fatigue, mental confusion, cardiovascular function. Brazilians also claims it improves your outer beauty and sex drive.
One girl in the health food store has friends in Brazil and said they drink pure acai berry several times a day.
So purchased a 4oz bottle of the Genesis Today Acai 100 which as 30,000mg per serving. I took 2 tbs. in the morning but I’m not sure if it did anything. I do want to continue because I only used it twice but the large bottle is almost $40 dollars.
It didn’t taste too bad but is not all the great alone. It mixes well with juices though. I also tired the Naked Juice Acai Machince which was absolutely wonderful!
I plan to add the Acai 100 to my vita-cocktail reggie so I can do a full review on how it affects my energy and hair.
Have you ever tired any acai products? How did you like them and how have they worked for you?