Acaí Extract Softgels by Solgar

by TVB on June 19, 2010

Acaí Extract Softgels by Solgar

Acaí, literally translates as “fruit that cries,” has been included inthe diets of the Amazon’s native peoples. 2  The acaí (pronounced Ah-Sa-E) palm tree, Euterpe oleracea, is found in Central and South America and is most plentiful in Brazil, particularly in the flood plains of the Amazon.1,2

Recent studies have shown that acaí fruit possesses naturally high concentrations of
antioxidants known as polyphenols, including anthocyanins, proanthocyanidins, and other
flavonoids.3,4,5  Anthocyanins are a group of phytochemical pigments that give deep color
to fruits and vegetables, including the dark-purple or reddish-purple acaí berry, and are
naturally high in antioxidant value.

Antioxidants help our bodies fight free radicals, which cause oxidative stress when present
in excess. Oxidative stress negatively impacts many aspects of health, including the
immune system, cardiovascular health, and aging.*3 Studies indicate that acaí’s antioxidant
properties protect against oxidative stress.3,4,6 Research also suggests that these attributes
of polyphenols may help support vascular health.*4

Solgar Acaí Extract Softgels Facts:
• A high-quality acaí berry formula that is a natural source of anthocyanins, flavonoids,
and polyphenolic antioxidant compounds
• Offers 50 mg of acaí extract (Euterpe oleracea) in a 20:1 extract that is equivalent to
1000 mg of crude herb per daily serving
• A convenient dosage (2 softgels daily)
• Sugar and salt free
• Free of yeast, wheat, gluten, and dairy products
• Formulated without the use of artificial preservatives or flavors
For specific label information, please log on to www.solgar.com.
References:
1. Rodrigues RB et al. Total oxidant scavenging capacity of Euterpe oleracea Mart. (açaí) seeds and identification of their polyphenolic
compounds. J Agric Food Chem. 2006;54(12):4162-7.
2. An Evidence-based Systematic Review by the Natural Standard Research Collaboration: Acai (Euterpe oleracea). Copyright
©2009 www.naturalstandard.com. Cambridge, MA.
3. Jensen GS et al. In vitro and in vivo antioxidant and anti-inflammatory capacities of an antioxidant-rich fruit and berry juice
blend. Results of a pilot and randomized, double-blinded, placebo-controlled, crossover study. J Agric Food Chem.
2008;56(18):8326-33.
4. Mertens-Talcott SU et al. Pharmacokinetics of anthocyanins and antioxidant effects after the consumption of anthocyanin-rich
açai juice and pulp (Euterpe oleracea Mart.) in human healthy volunteers. J Agric Food Chem. 2008;56(17):7796-802.
5. Schauss AG et al. Phytochemical and nutrient composition of the freeze-dried Amazonian palm berry, Euterpe oleraceae Mart.
(acai). J Agric Food Chem. 2006;54(22):8598-603.
6. Schauss AG et al. Antioxidant capacity and other bioactivities of the freeze-dried Amazonian palm berry, Euterpe oleraceae
Mart. (acai). J Agric Food Chem. 2006;54(22):8604-10.
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