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A 42-year-old member asked:

Are acai berry pills effective?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 27 years experience
Research lacking: The acai berry contains antioxidants called anthocyanins & flavonoids which are reported to reduce free radical formation & to help protect from some cancers. Although there is not research based evidence at this time it is also reported anecdotally to assist with weight loss and can be used as an oil in cosmetics.
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Dr. Dean Giannone
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Antioxidant benefit.: Acai berry is very high in antioxidants, like pomegranate and blueberry. Contrary to popular lore, there's no magic to Acai berry other than its potent antioxidant power. It's a low calorie option for people losing weight, though.
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A 37-year-old member asked:

When are you supposed to take acai berry pills? Before or after meals?

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Dr. Steven Charlap
Holistic Medicine 39 years experience
Neither: You don't need to take these pills because they have not be found to have any specific health benefits. Get your anti-oxidants from natural foods like fruits and vegetables. Eat acai berries if you really want them. Dr. James watson, who discovered dna, says anti-oxidants in pills foster cancer.
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