Health Benefits of Acai Juice
The acai palm is a tree native to Central and South America. Acai berries (and the juice from the berries) are high in antioxidants and have become a popular ingredient in a variety of health drinks, foods, and supplements. There are many claimed health benefits of acai juice and supplements. These products are often claimed to be useful for:
- Treating or preventing the following medical conditions:
- Promoting weight loss
- Enhancing general health
- Promoting youthfulness.
Despite the widespread hype, however, there is little scientific evidence to suggest that acai products really provide such benefits in humans. "Test tube" studies definitely suggest that acai shows significant promise, due to potent antioxidant activity, but these studies do not always reflect how a substance will affect humans. There is little evidence to suggest that acai juice is more beneficial than other fruit juices with high antioxidant content, such as pomegranate or blueberries.
(Click Benefits of Acai to learn about other claimed health benefits of acai juice and supplements, how the acai berry works, and if this product is safe for use in children.)