(EMAILWIRE.COM, October 18, 2011 ) New York, NY -- The Acai Berry may be small in size, but a quick scan of the internet shows the health claims about Acai are larger than life. To help consumers makes sense of all the health claims on the acai berry, PowerSupplements.Com has released a new report that examines the clinical evidence, research and studies that have been done on the Acai berry.
The Acai berry grows in the Acai Palm trees of the Amazon Rainforest. The Acai Berry is very high in antioxidants, anthocyanins, healthy Omega fats, vitamins, minerals, amino acids, plant sterols and phytonutrients.
The indigenous people of the Amazon Rainforest in Brazil have consumed Acai for thousands of years, but Acai berries did not gain international recognition as one of the highest antioxidant fruits in the world until Dr. Perricone named the Acai berry as the #1 Superfood in his book, The Perricone Promise.
While the research shows that the acai berry is a very nutritious fruit, numerous companies have been promoting the acai berry as a weight loss miracle. In addition, numerous Acai Scams have been exposed where consumers thought they were signing up for a free trial of an Acai berry supplement, only to find out that they were being auto-billed $100 every month.
Â“The bizarre thing about all the acai berry scams is that these over-hyping of acai health benefits is really unnecessary. The acai berry is very high in antioxidants and can have some significant health benefits, so there really wasnÂ’t a need to make it into a weight loss cure allÂ” states Bob Peters, Director of Communications for PowerSupplements.Com.
The PowerSupplements.Com report focuses on the actual nutritional properties of organic acai. Consumers who are able to find an acai supplement that is made with freeze dried, organic Acai Berries and nothing else Â– can expect to see the best results. PowerSupplements.Com suggest that consumes avoid 4:1 acai extracts and any acai product that is not organic.
The timing of how long it takes to go from the Acai Palm tree to freeze dried acai supplement is also very important. The special report suggests that consumers look for an Acai supplement that is made with organic acai berries that were frozen within 18 hours of being picked. If a company does not reveal how long it takes for their acai to be frozen after being picked, consumers should avoid that brand.
Peters concludes, Â“The Acai berry is nutritious and does have health benefits, but no where need the incredible benefits being claimed on many sites. Consumers should do their own research, but we do feel our special report is a great place to start.Â”
PowerSupplements.com offers consumers important resource information on power supplements including but not limited to acai berries. More information on all of the supplements can be found at the website, http://www.powersupplements.com