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Are the acia supplements good for you?

Asked by kate1746 (187points) April 30th, 2009

Acia is suppose to be high in anti-oxidants but recently i saw some “vitamins” claiming it would help lose weight. diet pills are bad right?

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RedPowerLady's avatar

Acai is not a diet pill so it’s not necessarily bad in that sense. The truth is that there have been no studies yet to determine if Acai usage for dieting has negative side effects. We know that when taken as an herbal supplement it is great for antioxidants and such. For those reasons I would say if you take it as an herbal supplement and in the meantime lose some weight then yay. I just wouldn’t count on it making you lose weight or take extra so that you lose weight.

After another post about this I started adding a tbsp a day to my smoothies of Acai. Not sure yet if it works. Hubby works at an herbal factory so it was easy for me to obtain in its pure form.

Lightlyseared's avatar

Red wine is a more potent anti oxidant beverage than acai berry juice
J Agric Food Chem. 2008 Feb 27;56(4):1415–22

RedPowerLady's avatar

@Lightlyseared Some of us don’t drink alcohol… but good resource.

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