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Old 07-13-2007, 12:17 PM   #1
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Default Acai berries

Has anyone ever heard of Acai Berries and if so what do you think about them? Specifically a product called "MonaVie"?
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Old 07-13-2007, 12:51 PM   #2
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Acai berries are found primarily in Central & South America. They have a nice antioxidant profile, and taste great to boot. There is apparently some research being done to explore its therapeutic potential.

But right now, I don't believe there is enough research to completely justify it being touted as a "miracle fruit from the rain forest." This is especially true of Monavie, which, like most MLM products, is probably over-hyped and over-priced. You can probably find something just as good for a lot less at your local health food store.

I drink some acai juice on a semi-regular basis, because it does seem to have some health benefits, and simply because I like it.
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Old 07-14-2007, 06:18 PM   #3
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MonaVie contains goji/wolf berries, which is a nightshade.

From what I see, there's no magic to acai.
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Thanks for the info guys
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