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Acai Berry For Weight Loss


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#1 Happy Holly

 
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Posted 19 January 2009 - 09:08 AM

I have been hearing about the Acai Berry for incredible health properties which include weight loss. Apparently this product is helpful for blood pressure, cholesterol, cleansing, detox, and weight loss.
I wrote to the company to ask if it was gluten free, and here was the response I recieved: "Our pills doesn't contains wheat or gluten."
I hate to stereotype, but I don't think I was chatting with the sharpest crayon in the box.
Does anyone else know if this product is gluten free? has anyone tried it?
I don't have much confidence in the response I received. ;)
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#2 Jestgar

 
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Posted 19 January 2009 - 09:14 AM

Rather than "buy a product" why don't you check your local stores and see if you can find natural acai berries sold as fruit?
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Posted 19 January 2009 - 09:21 AM

I wish I could do that. The berries, however, come from the Brazilian rain forest. In order to preserve their medicinal properties, they have to be freeze dried immediately. If they shipped them to the U.S. fresh, then the nutritional value would be lost.
Here is more information from Oprah: http://www.oprah.com...ition/life_acai

Rather than "buy a product" why don't you check your local stores and see if you can find natural acai berries sold as fruit?


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Posted 19 January 2009 - 09:25 AM

In order to preserve their medicinal properties, they have to be freeze dried immediately.

The link doesn't say that. It does say that you can often find it in health food stores.

Look around before you opt for a pill.
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Posted 19 January 2009 - 09:31 AM

You can also get them in a frozen concentrate form. Great for smoothies.
Check out sambazon (dot) com - this is the brand we use at work (coffee/smoothie shop) and they're awesome. Sambazon also has pre-made smoothies and energy drinks, as well as acai sorbet. They also have the supplements, but I too, would opt for any of the drinks over a pill.

Just my $.02. :)
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Posted 19 January 2009 - 01:57 PM

I believe they carry Sambazon at Whole Foods. I'm planning to try it.
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Posted 20 January 2009 - 05:59 AM

This is an awesome web site. I just did a search of retailers in my area who sell acai berry products. There are several including my regular health food store, Kroger, and some smoothie shops as well.
Thanks so much for the input.


You can also get them in a frozen concentrate form. Great for smoothies.
Check out sambazon (dot) com - this is the brand we use at work (coffee/smoothie shop) and they're awesome. Sambazon also has pre-made smoothies and energy drinks, as well as acai sorbet. They also have the supplements, but I too, would opt for any of the drinks over a pill.

Just my $.02. :)


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Posted 20 January 2009 - 06:01 AM

I'm interested to know how it works for you. For me, I'm really hoping the claimed weight loss qualities are true.
Keep me posted.

I believe they carry Sambazon at Whole Foods. I'm planning to try it.


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Posted 20 January 2009 - 02:45 PM

I use Acai Pure Gold - nothing else in it. 2 oz every morning. Plus Sams club or Costco sells freeze dried berries in a bag.
I think they have to take the weight loss off the label. With many of these new fruits that state weight loss. I understand it really doesn't do that ... I like it for its anti-aging properities.

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