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Euterpe oteracea - Certified Organic - India; grain alcohol 60%, spring water. Strength 1:5.
Supports cardiovascular & digestive health; extremely high in antioxidants & anthocyanins. Supports healthy cyclic-AMP levels, which may increase lipolysis (the breakdown of fat cells).*
Summary: Because the acai berry is relatively new to the western world, very little research has been done on it and its effects, especially in the area of rapid weight loss, which may be exaggerated (see Rebecca's note below). What is known is that the acai berry is extremely high in antioxidants and anthocyanins, rich in protein fiber, vitamin E and iron. It is reported that it helps promote cardiovascular and digestive functions. It is naturally low in sugar and the flavor is described as a mixture of red wine and chocolate.
Rebecca notes: Acai berry possesses phosphodiesterase-inhibiting properties. There are 10 subclasses of phosphodiesterase (PDE) identified so far. These are enzymes that cause a degradation of the neucleotides cyclic-AMP (cAMP or cyclic adenosine monophosphate) and/or cyclic-GMP (cGMP or cyclic guanosine monophosphate). Conditions associated with low cyclic-AMP include glaucoma, cardiovascular disease, skin diseases of cellular proliferation (such as eczema and psoriasis), cancers, and difficulty losing weight. Inflammation is a key culprit in the degradation of cAMP, and this in turn can lead to a dysregulation of collagen synthesis. Collagen synthesis is essential to arterial and eye health. When collagen stores are inadequate, the tissues/vasculature become impermeable. in the case of glaucoma, the liquid vitreous humor is unable to exit the eye, causing the ocular pressure to increase. Cataracts form when toxins are unable to exit the eye. "Dry eye" is related to the same phenomenon. Macular (retinal) degeneration is also influenced by this phenomenon. In cardiovascular disease, the lack of sufficient collagen makes the arterial linings brittle and fragile. Plaque is then formed to fill these crevices, which can then lead to occlusion of the vessels and a heart attack. Further, adequate cAMP makes for more active LDL-receptor activity, binding LDL cholesterol and helping to normalize blood levels. Some cases of obesity are correlated with low cAMP; in these cases lipolysis (the breakdown of fat cells) is stimulated by adequate cAMP levels (i.e., the synephrines ephedra and Citrus aurantium are PDE-inhibitors).
Precautions: If you are pregnant or breast feeding, consult with your physician before taking. Keep out of reach of children and pets.
Suggested Use: Shake well. Twelve years and older, add 1-4 ml (15-60 drops) to a small amount of water and drink. Use 3-4 times daily as needed. To evaporate alcohol before drinking, add to a cup of heated water (no microwave!) and allow to sit for ten minutes before drinking. If an herb is appropriate for children, herb doses for children under 12 are typically 1/2 the adult dose; adjust by weight accordingly or check with a qualified practitioner.
*This statement not evaluated by the FDA. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
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