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Acai Extract, 120 Capsules, 500mg, From Doctor's Best
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Acai is an exotic palm fruit from the Amazonian rain forest. The story of acai dates back hundreds of years to its use by the peoples of the Orinoco basin area of Brazil. The fruit was treasured as a source of sustenance for the people. Scientific research has confirmed the high nutritional value of acai fruit and uncovered its potent antioxidant benefits. Analyses have shown that acai is one of the richest sources of anthocyanins in the world, substances known to be powerful free radical scavengers.
Best Acai features OptiAcai (Opti Acai), a potent, freeze-dried form of acai fruit. Ripe acai fruits that grow wild in the Amazon are harvested at their peak. The skin and pulp are separated from their seeds and dried in a unique freeze-drying process that preserves the wholesome goodness of the entire fruit, including the important anthocyanins. This ensures that OptiAcai retains powerful, beneficial antioxidant properties, which serve to promote cellular health.
Beneficial Antioxidant Protection
Acai is a rich source of anthocyanins and other phenolics. Anthocyanins are compounds that have potent antioxidant activity, allowing for the neutralization of potentially harmful free radicals. By neutralizing these free radicals, anthocyanins from acai may serve to maintain the healthy function of numerous systems and organs. Some of the anthocyanins that have been found in acai include cyanidin-3-glucoside and cyanidin-3-glucoside-coumarate. Other phenolics include catechin and epi-catechin (the same compounds in green tea), quercetin derivatives and other flavonoids. It is likely that the synergistic effects of these compounds as present in acai fruit are responsible for its potent antioxidant activities. OptiAcai freeze-dried acai fruit powder has undergone numerous assays to assess its in vitro antioxidant capacity.
Maintains Cellular Health
Acai's deep purple coloration makes it a rich source of beneficial polyphenols. While these compounds are potent antioxidants as outlined above, they also confer benefits beyond their free radical scavenging activity. A number of these phytochemicals are known to have beneficial effects on cellular health. Some mechanisms employed by polyphenols include the induction or inhibition of enzyme function and alteration of signal transduction, enhancing the ability of cells to communicate more effectively with each other. Many polyphenols are considered "biological response modifiers", since they possess multiple effects, including the ability to decrease oxidative stress to cells. Since polyphenols are water soluble, they are also well-absorbed and assimilated, allowing them to efficiently promote cellular health.
Because of the health benefits associated with a high intake of polyphenols it is crucial to get an adequate number of servings of fresh fruits and vegetables on a daily basis. Best Acai featuring OptiAcai freeze-dried acai fruit powder with its high polyphenol content can provide an invaluable supplemental source of these health-promoting compounds to a normal diet.