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Alternative Names

Açaï, Acai Berry, Açaï d'Amazonie, Acai Extract, Acai Fruit, Acai Palm, Amazon Acai, Amazon Acai Berry, Assai, Assai Palm, Baie d'Açaï, Baie de Palmier Pinot, Cabbage Palm, Chou Palmiste, Extrait d'Açaï, Fruit d'Açaï, Palmier d'Açaï CAUTION: Please refer to separate listings for Acacia Catechu, Cassie Absolute, Acacia Senegal

Scientific Name

Euterpe Oleracea Mart

Why Do People Use Acai?

Oral preparations of Euterpe oleracea mart (Acai), like acai powder, are used as for diet, obesity and weight loss. Acai powder is also used for hypercholesterolemia, osteoarthritis, detoxification, erectile dysfunction, metabolic syndrome, aging skin and for improving general health. As a Food - Acai berries are consumed raw and as a juice. However, in various commercial beverages and drinks. These berries are also used as active ingredients in ice creams, liquors and jellies. In Manufacturing - Acai berries are utilized as a natural food coloring agent.

Is It Safe To Use?

Possibly Safe - Oral and appropriate time period (short-term) consumption of acai is thought to be safe. Acai powder has been safely used in a clinical practices for up to one month. Avoid In Pregnancy and Breast Feeding - To rate the effectiveness of acai powder during breastfeeding and pregnancy there is insufficient and unreliable information available.

How Effective Is Acai?

Euterpe oleracea mart maybe effective for condition below: Metabolic Syndrome - Initial studies suggest that utilizing 100 mg of acai pulp (Sambazon Acai Smoothie Pack, Sambazon Inc.) two times every day for one month may lessen total cholesterol and fasting glucose levels in overweight patients. But no effect was seen on triglycerides, low density lipoprotein (LDL), blood pressure, high density lipoprotein (HDL), nitric oxide metabolites or C-reactive protein (CRP) levels. More confirmations are required to rate the effectiveness of acai powder for other purposes.

How Acai Works?

The most effective parts of Euterpe oleracea mart are berry and fruit, which is thought to have various advantages. Acai juice is frequently made by macerating the fruit. The juice is thick and consists of around 5.9% lipids and 2.4% protein. The fruit pulp contains around 12% lipids and 4% protein. Different ingredients are vitamin A, calcium, iron, phosphorus and thiamine. Acai berries contain number of proanthocyanidins, anthocyanins and other flavonoids. The most abundant ones are cyanidin-3-rutinoside, cyanidin-3-glucoside, epicatechin, ferulic acid, pelargonidin-3-glucoside and p-hydroxy benzoic acid. Some others are peonidin 3-glucosidem, cyanidin 3-sambubioside and gallic acid, peonidin 3-rutinoside, various derivatives, ellagic acid and catechin. Anthocyanins are colors that give the ripe fruit its purple color. Anthocyanins are strong antioxidants (cancer prevention agents). Acai fruit pulp mash has a high antioxidant capacity. It has more antioxidant content than raspberry, cranberry, strawberry, blackberry or blueberry. A particular freeze-dried acai powder made from its skin (OptiAcai, K2A LLC) and fruit pulp has intense in vitro cancer prevention advantages against peroxyl radical and superoxide, which is likely more than different fruits. But acai powder has just mild antioxidant effects against hydroxyl radical and peroxynitrite. This extract also seems to restrain cyclooxygenase-1 (COX-1) and COX-2 in vitro. Acai berries also consist of number of efficient unsaturated fats. The most plenteous are the monounsaturated fatty acid (MUFA) oleic acids. The second one is the palmitic acid and saturated fatty acids. Also, the third most abundant is the polyunsaturated fatty acid (PUFA) linoleic acid.

What Are The Side Effects /Adverse Reactions of Acai?

There is no major side effect reported due to oral or topical consumption of acai fruit or acai powder. On other hand, acai juice and raw fruit can be contaminated with a parasitic protozoan known as Trypanosoma cruzi, which can result in Chagas Disease or American trypanosomiasis. A Brazilian outbreak of this disease in 2006 was connected to acai juice consumption.

How Acai Interacts With Other Herbs and Supplements?

There is no interaction between acai powder and various supplements & herbs.

How Acai Interacts With Drugs?

There is no interaction between Euterpe oleracea mart and various drug containing items.

How Acai Interacts With Foods?

There is no known interaction between acai and other food items.

How Acai Interacts With Lab Tests?

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) - Utilization of acai fruit may decrease T2-weighted MRI signal and result in T1-weighted MRI signal in imaging studies of the gastrointestinal tract.

How Acai Interacts With Diseases and Conditions?

Not known.

What Should Be the Dose/Administration of Acai?

ORAL To cure metabolic syndrome, specific extract of acai pulp (Sambazon Acai Smoothie Pack, Sambazon Inc.) should be taken as 100 mg two times every day for one month.


Acai is pronounced AH-sigh-EE. Acai is a palm tree that is largely distributed in the northern regions of South America. Acai got famous in North America by the promotional activities of Dr. Nicholas Perricone as a "Superfood for Age-Defying Beauty" held for the Oprah Winfrey show. Both Acai powder and acai berries can be used for same purposes.

General Certificate of Analysis (COA)

Specification sheet links below are a standard copy of the COA less the batch or lot number and manufactures dates. Specification sheet can be dated and should only be considered as a general information. Please contact and request an up to date COA if needed for specific updated information before placing order by filling out the contact form with product name and SKU number. If ordering quantities of twenty five kilos or more contact for availability.

Specification Sheets



These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

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