Acai Berry 500mg 120 Capsules
120 capsules of 500mg of pure freeze dried acai berry.
Take 2-4 capsules per day with a glass of water and before food.
Acai 500mg description.
Acai, a fruit from the Amazon region, is a functional food whose pulp has a high energy value because it contains high lipids such as Omegas 6 and 9, carbohydrates, fibers, vitamin E, proteins, minerals (Mn, Fe, Zn, Cu, Cr) and a large number of antioxidants. Anthocyanins, proanthocyanidin and other flavonoids are predominant phytochemicals, but anthocyanins are compounds that contribute to the higher antioxidant capacity of acai pulp. Acai components seem to have beneficial effects as an anti-inflammatory, improve immunological profile, prevent dyslipidemia, type 2 diabetes, metabolic syndrome, cancer, and aging.
With the discovery of antioxidants in its pulp, acai has come to be considered a functional food. When compared to other foods, acai pulp has a great antioxidant capacity based on analyzes of the antioxidants action, particularly against superoxide and peroxyl radicals. Recently it was verified that the core also presents great antioxidant activity, however, the toxicological safety of this antioxidant origin needs to be confirmed by prospective studies. As is already widely accepted, the antioxidant components have the ability to inhibit or slow down the oxidation processes generated by free radicals in the body.
When biological systems have insufficient capacity to neutralize excessive free radical production, oxidative stress occurs, which can contribute to diseases and aging, including cardiovascular disease, obesity, cataract, insulin resistance, neurodegenerative disease and age-related cognitive decline, as well as dysfunction of the immune system and cancer. In addition, oxidative stress also contributes to the accumulation of damage to macromolecules, DNA, and organelles including mitochondria. On the other hand, the consumption of foods rich in antioxidants combats oxidative stress and consequently prevents the onset of various diseases. Acai has several antioxidants, but anthocyanins, proanthocyanidin, and other flavonoids are the predominant phytochemicals. In addition to these pigments, acai also has in its composition phenolic compounds, among others, which are also antioxidant components.
Antioxidants anti-inflammatory effect has antiphlogistic properties and reduce tissue damage. Acai in addition to the action of antioxidants, the lipid composition of acai may be involved in the reduction of the inflammatory process and nociception (set of pain perceptions). Acai lipid fraction is composed of approximately 24% of saturated fatty acids, 59% of monounsaturated fatty acids and 17% of polyunsaturated fatty acids. Among the unsaturated fatty acids, oleic acid and palmitic acid are respectively the major components.
Acai appears to be a promising anti-inflammatory agent because it has effects on the inhibition of COX-1 and COX-2 cyclooxygenase and inhibition of lipopolysaccharide (LPS) inducing nitric oxide formation that has a vasodilatory effect, as well as tumoricidal and cytotoxic activities.
Improvement of the immunological
Some studies have demonstrated that acai presents immunomodulatory action through the polyphenolic components. However, recent research emphasizes that the immunomodulatory action of acai is not induced by polyphenols, but by the polysaccharide fraction of acai pulp that has potent stimulatory action in both the T cell and the activity of myeloid gamma-delta cells. The responses obtained in vitro correlated with in vivo for mouse, bovine and human cell cultures. Potential applications for these polysaccharides include asthma and infectious diseases, providing a source available for the development of preparations with clinical effects. Despite this, it is not ruled out the possibility that the complex polyphenols polysaccharides are required for immunobiological activity.
Effects on cancer
In vitro studies have demonstrated that acai polyphenolic fractions reduce the proliferation of HL-60 leukemic cells probably through activated caspase-3 apoptosis. In rodents with esophageal cancer, acai pulp may attenuate cell proliferation and tumor size.
Anti-aging is related to several causes. One of these reasons is based on the effects of oxidative damage and reduce oxidative damage tend to retard aging.
Effects on dyslipidemia, metabolic syndrome, and type 2 diabetes
Clinical studies have begun to demonstrate that polyphenolic compounds have beneficial effects in reducing the risks of obesity associated with chronic diseases such as type 2 diabetes. Consumption of food rich in antioxidants can favorably modify metabolism, lipid metabolism, and glucose homeostasis, thereby reducing the risks of metabolic syndrome and complications of type 2 diabetes. In a recent preliminary survey, performed with 10 participants (5 men and 5 women) who were overweight (BMI 27.4 ± 1.8) after one month of daily consumption of açaí pulp, they showed that serum glucose levels decreased significantly. Açaí consumption decreased serum insulin levels, reduced bad cholesterol from and serum LDL levels increased. There was a reduction but not statistically significant in triglycerides. In this study, performed in overweight adults, there was a reduction of some markers that are risk factors of the metabolic syndrome, which emphasizes the need to perform randomized trials with a greater number of participants.
Acai components were able to induce a long-acting vasodilator effect. This effect was dependent on the action of nitric oxide and emphasizes the possibility of beneficial effects of the use of acai in the treatment of cardiovascular diseases.