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Fruit of life, natural source of youth, rich in antioxidants, owns more proteine than an egg, contains an almost perfect amino acids profile, 30 times the antioxidant power of red grapes, 2 times the antioxidant power of cranberries.

From the Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition at the University Of Florida (USA), Acai has been recognized as an interesting food for use in Nutraceutical products by the wide range of functional properties attributed to it. The Acai (Euterpe oleracea) is a palm that grows in Amazonia. It is known by the natives under the name of ICA-cai, which means "fruit that cries." Its fruit is a purple berry with concentrations of Anthocyanins, potent antioxidants, higher than that found in red wine. Acai berries are an excellent source of calcium, iron, vitamins B1, B2 and B3, vitamin C and E and essential fatty acids. They are also rich in fibre.

The Indians traditionally used it to treat digestive dysfunctions or diseases of the skin.
It is a powerful antioxidant, fights free radicals that cause the deterioration of our body, is a preventive against cancer 6-8 times more potent than Gingko Biloba and is 4-5 times more potent than saw palmetto, which used worldwide to treat inflammation of the prostate.
It contains Omega 3, Omega 6 and Omega 9 essential fatty acids that are involved in lowering "bad" cholesterol while maintaining normal levels of good cholesterol. "Collaborate with the immune system, help fight diabetes, relieve arthritis pain, the arteriosclerosis, and reduce inflammation and the potential for heart attacks.


Every 100 g of fruit pulp contains 8.1 g protein, 52.2 g carbohydrates (including fibre 44.2 g) 32.5 g of fat, 260 mg calcium and 4.4 mg iron, 1002 U of vitamin A and small amounts of vitamin C as well as aspartic acid and glutamic acid plus 319 mg of Anthocyanins and other antioxidants

Acai is a dense source of particular class of Flavonoids called Anthocyanins (red and blue phenols with potent antioxidant properties) Anthocyanins are a group of photochemical in red wine thought to contribute to the "French paradox", i, e. France has one of the lowest incidences of heart disease of any westernized society despite a prevalence of snuff and a diet high in saturated fat and cholesterol Acai pulp contains 10-30 times the Anthocyanins of red wine per equal volume. The primary Anthocyanins in Acai is cyanidin-3 glycoside, cyanidin-3-glucoside was found to be 3.5 times stronger than Trolox (vitamin E analogue) and the predominant Anthocyanins in red wine (nalvadin-3- glycoside) in an ORAC analysis (measure of antioxidant capacity).

The presentation of numerous potential therapeutic effects including treatment of diabetic retinopathy and fibrocystic breast disease in humans has been found in Anthocyanins. "Other potential physiological effects of Anthocyanins include radiation Protective, chemo protective, vasoprotective and anti-inflammatory agents,"

The proportion of fatty acids of Acai resembles that of olive oil, which is believed to be a contributing factor to the low incidence of heart disease in Mediterranean populations (60% Oleic (omega 9) a monounsaturated, essential fatty acids, helps reduce LDL (bad cholesterol) while maintaining HDL (beneficial) cholesterol (5).
12% of Linolenic (omega 6) a polyunsaturated fatty acid which is essential to lower LDL levels both HL (5) has been found in Acai.
Fatty acids aid in the transport and absorption of soluble fat vitamins. Vitamins A, E, D and K (3).
Acai contains valuable Phytosterols. Sterols are components of plant cell membranes with many benefits in the human body, namely the reduction of blood plasma cholesterol (5). Sterols are currently used to treat symptoms associated with BP.


Acai almost have a perfect profile of Amino acids:














































Aspartic acid



Glutamic acid







According to recent work appearing in publications like the Journal of Agriculture and Food Chemistry "or" International Journal of Food Sciences and Nutrition ", Acai has proved very effective against free radical peroxide and superoxide, two generators of toxic agent´s diseases. This suggests to researchers that may have health benefits. Free radicals, by acting on some important components of cells, molecules of fat, protein or DNA, the damage. In particular, we have seen that the antioxidants in Acai are able to enter human cells and functional act avoiding the damaging action of free radicals, even at very low doses.

For the moment, as with other fruits rich in antioxidants, the properties of the ingredients of Acai have been studied in vitro in the laboratory, and "in vivo" with only a few animals, such as experimental rats. For example, it has demonstrated its vasodilator effect in the circulatory system of rats, which has led to contemplate the possibility that it can serve as functional ingredient in the treatment of cardiovascular disease.

However, lack of studies that demonstrate the specific influence our health in their compounds, the doses that work, its effectiveness, its bioavailability and its mechanism of action within the human body.


The Acai berry comes from a palm that has a long thin trunk up to 25 m high with a group of branches at the top from which hangs ribbon-like leaves. Acai ¨ berries hang from these branches in clusters that look like groups of blowflies.

Traditionally the Acai berries are harvested by hand and men of the tribe would shimmy up the tree and cut the branches from the top of the palm tree rich in Acai berries.

Now that the Acai berry has been discovered as a highly sort after crop by the Amazonian population of mass-produced, since it is only a period of 24 hours of life on the natural properties, are still active. The Acai berries must be loaded into baskets and boats soon after picking. To make markets in Belem that would have to transport the Acai berries over night.

Each Acai palm tree produces about 20 kg of fruit per year and the wine produced by this fruit has become the most important product in terms of funding from wood forest products. Belem in Brazil now employs over 30,000 people on a daily basis to keep up with its enormous demand.


The Heart and Cardiovascular System

The high content of fatty acids and Anthocyanins in Acai berries help preserve the health of the heart. Among the nutrients of the Acai is a great amount of Phytosterol. These are complex compounds that form the membranes of plant cells. Phytosterol may help maintain the health of your cardiovascular system.

The Digestive System

There is a healthy amount of fibre in Acai. This fibre helps your digestive system to process food and avoid the accumulation of toxicity in the colon. The lack of a good digestion is the cause of more diseases than you can imagine. The fibre in Acai holds two jobs that combine to help you lose weight quickly. First, because fibre is helping your body process food efficiently, the waste material that can not be used by the body can be eliminated. Secondly, consumption of fibre foods will make you feel full faster. Feeling of fullness and eliminate waste efficiently often causes you to lose unnecessary weight.

Immune System

The Acai berry contains 13 essential amino acids that are vital to your health. Amino acids are the major components that make up proteins - proteins are involved in critical processes of bio-chemicals that sustain life and are a necessary component of every living cell in your body. Protein is the foundation of the immune system, since they are components of antibodies that defend against viruses, bacteria, and any foreign body that attack the body.
Protein substances also make the cells, muscles, ligaments, tendons, organs, glands, nails, hair, many body fluids, and are essential for bone growth.

Anti-cancer Effect

In a recent study by the University of Florida, they investigated the effect of the Acai berry in a cancer cell. The study was published in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry showed extracts from Acai berries triggered a self-destruct response in up to 86 percent of leukaemia cells tested, said Stephen Talcott, an assistant professor with the Institute of UF Food and Agricultural Sciences. This study was an important step toward learning what people may gain from using beverages, dietary supplements or other products made with the berries.

In general, Acai berries have been found to provide many benefits for physical health and improved well-being of Amazonian natives for thousands of years.

Acai berries have been proven to be very beneficial to the human body in the following areas:

  • Skin Tone:  Helps to keep the skin looking younger.
  • Improved circulation: Especially to the extremities.
  • Healthier eyes: Better night vision.
  • Increased energy and vitality.
  • Resistance to colds / flu and disease.
  • Improved digestion.
  • Improved mental focus.
  • Boost Immune System.


Collagen: Anthocyanins neutralize enzymes that destroy connective tissue. Their antioxidant capacity prevents oxidants from damaging connective tissues and repair damaged proteins in blood vessel walls.

The nervous system: By preventing tyrosine nitration, the Anthocyanins properties in Acai may help protect against neurological diseases. The primary Anthocyanins in Acai known as Cyanidin-3-glucoside have been found to help in reversing neurological deficits related to age.

Large and small blood vessels: Anthocyanins ability to counter oxidants make it a powerhouse in the fight against arteriosclerosis. Even in small amounts, Anthocyanins effectively protect against LDL oxidation. Anthocyanin protects the wall of the endothelial cells lining the blood vessel walls and helps to maintain micro capillary integrity. Diabetes: One of the complications of diabetes is severe retinopathy, which in most cases can cause blindness. This condition occurs when the body tries to repair leaks, damaged capillaries, but does so more than the production of abnormal proteins. The protection of Anthocyanins may help prevent the escape of these capillaries and help prevent abnormal protein proliferation.

Sight: Anthocyanins may also help improve eyesight in many ways. In World War II, British fighter pilots had night vision improved. These findings were thought to be contributed by the large amounts of cranberries in the diet of the pilot. The effects of improved night vision were not long lasting after the initial consumption of bilberry lasting just hours after initial consumption. With this new found advantage, the pilots consumed bilberry fruits just prior to the mission.


What does ORAC mean?

ORAC stands for Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity, is the Absorbance Capacity Oxygen Free Radicals and is a measure of how antioxidant is a compound. Thus, we can "see" the power to eliminate free radicals that have a product or food.

According to recent studies, the average human being today, only ingests about 1000 ORAC units per day, as we see, we are well below the daily minimum requirement and therefore more vulnerable to degenerative diseases (cancer, arthritis, loss memory, etc.), which are diseases that have mushroomed in recent decades. According to research by Tufts University in Boston, MA, high intake of fruits and vegetables ORAC value as spinach and blueberries may help slow the processes associated with aging in both body and brain. Humans need more than 3500 ORAC units per day to significantly impact antioxidant activity, free radicals and reduce the cell body and the damage can cause cancer. The average American only takes in about 1200 ORAC units per day *, well below recommended levels.

According to data published in 2005 by the USDA in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, one could compare the results of common Acai fruit vegetables on a gram, as shown in the following table:



























  • Increased energy and stamina
  • Improved digestion
  • Improved mental focus
  • Sleep better
  • All nutrients come from one berry
  • Acai has more protein on average than the egg
  • Acai is full of vitamins.
  • Acai has essential minerals such as iron, potassium, phosphorus and calcium. Acai has all natural Vitamin B1 (thiamine), vitamin B2 (riboflavin), vitamin b-3 (niacin), vitamin C, vitamin E (tocopherols)
  • Improves sexual function
  • Acai has shown that up to 33 times the Anthocyanins (a powerful antioxidant) then red wine grapes.
  • Acai has a high level of fibres that is good for the elderly and people who have problems with digestive organs.
  • Acai has two essential fatty acids known as Omega 6 (linolenic acid) and Omega 9 (oleic acid).Research shows that these fatty acids maintain normal cholesterol levels.
  • Research has shown that these Anti-Oxidants help regulate normal cholesterol levels.
  • Anti-oxidant factors Acai play a big role in maintaining the vascular cardiac system, which is important to improve blood circulation.
  • Acai is considered one of the richest nutritive fruits from the Amazon or the world for it.
  • An almost perfect essential amino acid complex in conjunction with valuable trace minerals, vital to proper muscle contraction and regeneration.
  • More bio-active then liquid freeze dried versions of Acai
  • Very low sugar content for a fruit
  • Cleansing and Detoxing your body
  • Boost your immune system


The Acai berry was found to possess tremendous health properties. The Acai berry was first used by the tribes of the Amazon jungle as a cure for various ailments. It is estimated that the indigenous tribe´s people routinely use up to 2,000 of the 3,000 known rainforest fruits for medicinal purposes.


Capsules extra premiun of Acai: 4 a 6 capsules twice a day for a meal.

Contraindications: Children under 12 years. Pregnant or breast-feeding.

Composition: 100% Acai fruit micro pulverized.



Cosmetic Acai Oil is used in beauty products as the most powerful antioxidant in nature and is extracted by cold pressing. It has deep golden brown to light color and has a mild but pleasant fruity aroma. It has an impressive combination of Omega 6 and Omega 9 essential fatty acids, Phytosterols, vitamins, minerals and essential amino acids.

This Amazon oil is rich in Anthocyanins and phenols, which provide protection for the skin against free radical damage and may help destroy and protect against the formation of cancer cells. Its significant content of Anthocyanin’s is reported to be 10-30 times the Anthocyanin’s of red wine grapes. Acai Oil is a highly Cosmetic emollient moisturizer and is an effective treatment for dry, cracked skin, eczema.

SCIENTIFIC NAME: Euterpe Oleracea oil


  • Highly moisturizing and natural emollient
  • Restores elasticity to the skin
  • powerful antioxidant properties
  • Strong Anti-inflammatory
  • Anti-bacterial
  • Protects the skin against free radicals
  • May help kill and prevent the formation of cancer cells
  • It is rapidly absorbed
  • Aroma soft, fruity and sweet
  • Rich in essential fatty acids such as:
    Oleic acid: 55% ± 10.0%
    Palmitic acid: 16.0% ± 5.0%
    Linoleic acid: 45% ± 10.0%
    Linoleic: 1.4% ± 0.2%
    Ácido esteárico: 1,4% ± 0,2%
    Ácido palmitoleico: 0,4%  
    o Vitamin B1, Vitamin B2
    o Vitamin B3, vitamin C and vitamin E

    o Rich in minerals
    o Iron, Phosphorus, Calcium and Potassiumo Hierro, Fósforo, Calcio y Potasio
  • Rich in Phytosterols
  • Rich in Anthocyanin’s
  • High in essential amino acids


Acai oil contains a high amount of antioxidants, helping to protect the skin against free radical damage and oxidation of the cells. It is rich in essential fatty acids Omega 6 and Omega 9. These powerful components can help combat signs of aging by improving skin´s overall moisture, health and appearance. A considerable amount of vitamin C completes the amazing combination of benefits from Acai oil.


This nutrient-rich oil can be used directly on skin or can be mixed with other nutritious ingredients to create skin nourishing formula blends including massage oils, body butters, hair conditioners, and scrubs. It can be applied throughout the body, face or hair as sun protection. With the help of a cotton ball soaked in oil, apply gently on the desired area in a circular motion.


  • Phytosterols strengthen the superficial layers of the skin and protect it from wear and tear. These substances act at the cellular level by promoting the stability of the cell membrane and skin regeneration.
  • Omega 9 and Omega 6 are essential fatty acids that support the process of anti-aging by increasing skin´s ability to trap moisture and preserve skin elasticity and appearance.
  • Vitamin C in Acai oil is present in a stable manner. This is a rare form of vitamin C which is difficult to find in nature. It helps to rejuvenate and revitalize the skin while improving cell regeneration.
  • Vitamin E is an important antioxidant which promotes the regeneration of tissues in the body to counteract the harmful effects of free radicals.
  • Anthocyanin’s are pigments found in plants that serve to protect the skin against the sun´s ultraviolet rays.
  • Acai for Acne: Treatment of acne is also one of the many benefits of Acai oil. Antioxidants help prevent free radicals from damaging the skin - the prevention and treatment of acne outbreaks. 


  • Vitamins and nutrients found in the oil are great for adding moisture to the hair.
  • It has been shown to add brightness.
  • The presence of vitamin C plays an important role in health of hair.
  • Vitamin E helps to improve circulation to the scalp - thus improving hair growth and hair loss.
  • Zinc helps keep the scalp moist - reducing dandruff and hair loss.

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