A 44-year-old member asked:
are acai berry supplements effective for appetite suppression and weight loss?
3 doctor answers
Dr. Timothy Gorski answered
38 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Simple answer: NO!: Don't believe all the hype about acai. All the same crazy claims were also made for hoodia, chromium, products claimed to block cortisol and a bunch of other things. If you are trying to lose some weight, keep a diet log, cut way back on potatoes, bread (of all kinds), pasta, cereal, and rice and get more exercise. Then give it some time. Don't waste your $ on these supplements.
Answered on Apr 10, 2018
Dr. Vasu Brown answered
33 years experience Integrative Medicine
Partly: Acai berry diet pill works in the sense that the antioxidants and minerals found in the acai berry diet pills add fuel to muscle with fatty acids and aids in weight loss with its high content of fiber. Just like fiber supplements, the acai berry also makes you feel fuller and help in expelling waste and toxins. When toxins are released, the body can function properly or in a sense, run more effici.
Answered on Nov 26, 2013
Dr. Heidi Fowler answered
24 years experience Psychiatry
Anecdotal: At this point there are anecdotal reports that acai berry can assist with weight loss, however there is not scientfic research to back the claims at this time. The mechanism for reported weight loss has not been explained.
Answered on Feb 27, 2013
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