Acai Berry Benefits
A superfood with over 19 amino acids, including essential fatty acids for skin health and vitamins A, B1, B2, B3, C and E. Açaí Berry was our antioxidant of choice as it is high in essential fatty acids and antioxidant properties.
Açai berry, our power-packed super ingredient
Food supplements can only work if they are created with active ingredients which work synergistically together. Açai berry is one of our favourite ingredients because of its amazing super ingredient properties.
Our supplement range is completely natural and formulated without compromise. If it should be in, it is in. Our commitment is to not use inactive ingredients. There are no artificial sweeteners, binder agents or fillers, only pure ingredients. It often causes problems in blending and combining, but we are not happy until we have the very best possible product.
Each beauty supplement has carefully selected antioxidant-rich ingredients. These health-boosting ingredients have been selected to create synergy and trigger a wide array of health-giving interactions in the body.
In Collagen Shots® and Veggiecol® we chose açai berry for its vitamins A, C & E and omega-rich qualities, both of which are key for collagen formation. These amounts are carefully calculated and added to the levels of vitamins in the formula. The berries also have Coenzyme Q10 and amino acids present, key proteins essential for building body cells.
What makes açai berries a superfood?
The açai fruit has the highest phytochemical content of any fruit or vegetable. Freeze-dried acai is rich in both anthocyanins and phenolics, these are the pigments that give açai berries their dark red colour. A study in 2006 showed that açai berry had a higher ORAC value (oxygen radical absorbance capacity) than any other plant previously tested.
This deep purple berry grows in the Amazon regions of Brazil. They can be found in clusters growing on tall trees called Euterpe, a tropical palm that can reach 100 feet high.
Açai berries start to perish as soon as they are picked. Incredibly, within 24 hours, they lose the majority of their powerful antioxidants and the precious omega-3 oils within them. It is vital that we protect these potent nutrients so each batch is freeze-dried to retain their biochemical integrity and enzymatic activity. This allows plants to retain potency for longer.
This same freeze-drying method is used for our collagen, too, as heating protein may cause denaturing.
Açai berry health benefits
Here are the main Açai berry benefits for skin, body and mind:
1. Açai berries have many antioxidants
There are many listed health benefits of açai, and most of these benefits are associated with the very high levels of antioxidants that it has. An abundance of the pigmented nutrient anthocyanin gives the berries their deep purple hue. The concentration of antioxidants in açai is believed to be many times higher than those in grapes and other fruits. The açai seems to have the ability to mop up free radicals to prevent oxidation and protect against environmental pollution.
Studies have shown that the antioxidants within açai can even transfer across the cell membrane to continue protecting against oxidation.
2. Açai aids healthy digestion
Acai is a natural digestive and works to help the kidneys and liver to cleanse more effectively. Its fibrous nature assists with scraping lodged undigested food from the colon and helps to speed up food transient time to prevent fermentation in the intestines and prevent bloating.
3. Promotes healthy weight loss and blood sugar levels
Acai is promoted as an aid to weight loss, however, there is no clinical evidence to support this. There are some studies to show that it does, however, help to control blood sugar levels which can mean that you will feel fuller for longer.
4. Açai berries promote wellbeing
The berry has been considered to be an adaptogen as it helps to protect against stress and cortisol levels.
5. Improved cognitive function
Extracts from the berries have been shown to contain brain-boosting extracts, including anthocyanins, delphinidin, phenolics, and cyanidins. These powerful nutrients help to prevent damage to nerve signals in the brain and may stimulate other mental functions.
6. Heart health and the prevention of diabetes
As an anti-inflammatory food, acai contains monounsaturated fatty acids, fibre, and phytosterols, all beneficial in protecting against heart disease.
Regular drinking of acai juice has shown that subjects were less likely to suffer from diabetes.
7. Açai berry has super skin benefits
Consuming nutrient-dense açai can help to protect our skin from environmental ravages. The berries have also been linked to vascular health, which means stronger capillaries and better blood supply to the cells. This is a great boost to enable glowing skin.
When you think that açai berry is just one of our active ingredients, you can understand why we feel Collagen Shots is the most active and advanced complete collagen drink available.
How can I get the benefit of açai berry in my diet?
The easiest way is to take Collagen Shots® or Skin Perfecting Complex. However, you can also take it as a freeze-dried powder in smoothies, juices, and teas.