Acai – Is Oprah Leading a Scam?

This post is a question for me readers. Have you heard of Acai? (ah – sigh -ee). I hadn't. But apparently Hollywood (Rachel Ray) is all over this Brazilian berry. We have Oprah's Dr. Perricone's declaring it the number one super food. At Oprah.com he claims:

açaí tastes like a vibrant blend of berries and chocolate

  • A remarkable concentration of antioxidants that help combat premature aging, with 10 times more antioxidants than red grapes and 10 to 30 times the anthocyanins of red wine.
  • A synergy of monounsaturated (healthy) fats, dietary fiber and phytosterols to help promote cardiovascular and digestive health.
  • An almost perfect essential amino acid complex in conjunction with valuable trace minerals, vital to proper muscle contraction and regeneration.

It's also supposed to help you lose weight.  The interesting thing is I've never heard of it. (of course I don't watch Oprah). The last miracle drug I heard was Hoodia which was the “miracle natural appetite suppressant” from and African plant.  I remember seeing the report on 60 minutes about Hoodia

If you go to Oprah's site you will also notice people have commented saying how hard it is to cancel their subscription.

So I went and looked into Acai and I see how this works.  I notice one thing right off the bat at the bottom of the page. This has not been evaluated by the FDA. I then notice that when you go to order your free 14 day trial (you pay a small shipping and handling fee) that what you are really doing is signing up to get a 14 day trial, and then a 2 months supply (for $79 + 7 bucks for shipping). You can also sign up for 6 bottles and get 6 free (etc, etc).

So my question to you dear readers, is anybody using this and does it work? If its working what else are you doing? I mean after all if Oprah's doctor said it must be true right? Hmmm Let me know. Leave a comment, call the toll free number 888-563-3228.

Its even getting some press in the news.

If you want to try some (I'd love to hear if it works) you can order your Acai berry here

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