Brand Name: acai palm, Cabbage Palm, Euterpe oleracea
Generic Name: Acai
Drug Class: Adaptogens, Herbals
What Is Acai and How Does It Work?
Acai uses include:
- Adaptogen: adapt to internal/external stressors, fight fatigue, increase stamina
- Traditional use: anti-aging; heart, bone/joint and prostate/urinary tract health; hypercholesterolemia; cleansing; inflammation
- Diarrhea, fever, skin ulcers
- Potent antioxidant (high ORAC [oxygen radical absorbance capacity] value) promoting natural defense against free radical infection and disease
- Maintains healthy HDL cholesterol levels, improve blood circulation and reduce the risk of arteriosclerosis, stroke and heart attack
- COX-1 and COX-2 inhibitor activity
- May benefit as vasodilator in treatment of cardiovascular disease
Acai is available under the following different brand and other names: accai palm, Cabbage Palm, and Euterpe oleracea.
Dosages of Acai:
- Available as berries, oil, topical wash, juice, and extract.
Dosage Considerations – Should be Given as Follows:
- No typical dosage
- Eaten as food
- Anthocyanin/ flavonoid therapeutic dosage (applicable to Acai berry): 200-1500 mg once/day
Acai Berry Oil
Acai Berry Topical Wash
- Skin ulcers
- Acai berry juice: if tolerated well, drink as needed
- Acai berry extract 500 mg once/day
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