Is Perricone Acai Worth It?

The acai berry constitutes 42% of the diet of the Caboclo population in Brazil. Why would this little black-purple berry make up such a significant part of their diet? Its taste is a blend of berries and chocolate, which may be enough reason, but there must be something more in the fruit worth exploring.

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Health benefits of acai

The drupe from the remotest parts of the Amazon rainforest may no longer be breaking news to those outside of the rainforest. Oprah, for example, has already stamped her seal of approval on it. However, it may be news that certain forms of this fruit are better than others.

Perricone has touted acai as one of his superfoods, which are considered such because they are rich in either Essential Fatty Acids, antioxidants, or fiber. And in the case of acai, it contains all 3 of these powerful ingredients.

Here’s quick rundown of acai’s benefits:

  • Offers 10X more antioxidants than red grapes
  • Contains 10-30X the anthocyanins of red wine
  • Helps promote cardiovascular and digestive health with healthy fats, dietary fiber, and phytosterols
  • May help in proper muscle contraction and regeneration due to its concentration of valuable trace minerals and essential amino acids




The fatty acid in acai is rich in monounsaturated oleic acid, which helps omega-3 oils (found in Perricone Acai and DMAE products) penetrate the cell membrane. Oleic acid and omega-3 oils work together to make cell membranes more supple, helping the following function more efficiently:

  • Hormones
  • Neurotransmitters
  • Insulin receptors

This is particularly important because high insulin levels create an inflammatory state, and we know, inflammation causes aging.



Is Perricone Acai worth it?

Acai spoils fast; so for those outside South America to benefit from it, acai is processed into another form to preserve it. Soon after acai is harvested, acai is processed to keep its nutrients safe. The most effective preservation form is freeze dried since it contains higher concentrations of nutrients than other processed forms, like frozen.

Freeze drying involves removing the water content from the berry through sublimation, making it into a rich pulp. It is dried with no heat, since heat can destroy its beneficial value. Instead, it is dried using little pressure.

Perricone Acai powder contains a number of other berries for even more antioxidant punch, hence its name Super Berry Powder with Acai.

The blueberry in Perricone Super Berry Powder with Acai encourages youth and vitality and has powerful antioxidants that help speed up brain function. Meanwhile, the raspberry, blackberry, and cranberry in the powder contain antioxidant phytonutrients and help fight inflammation, which can lead to disease and wrinkles.

Here is the complete listing of ingredients: Acai fruit extract, Raspberry fruit extract, Grape seed extract, Lycium (Goji) berry extract, Bilberry fruit extract, Blueberry fruit extract, Elderberry fruit extract, Pomegranate fruit extract, Cherry fruit extract, Blackberry fruit extract, Cranberry fruit extract, Stevia leaf extract, Lo Han Guo extract, natural flavors, guar gum, citric acid, malic acid, silica, xanthan gum, potassium citrate. Contains: Wheat.

Perricone recommends mixing one packet of Super Berry Powder with Acai with water each day.

Or try mixing Dr. Perricone Acai Berry powder in a smoothie. The following smoothie recipe serves 1.

Ingredients:

  • 1 packet of Super Berry Powder with Acai
  • 1 cup yogurt or Kefir
  • 1 cup fresh fruit (optional)
  • 2 scoops NOW Foods Whey Protein Isolate (optional but recommended)

Kefir is a cultured milk product that cleanses the intestines, provides beneficial bacteria and yeast, vitamins and minerals, and complete proteins. Whey protein is great for active individuals since it can increase the efficiency of muscle metabolism.

Mix ingredients at high speed in the blender.

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9 Comments

  1. I loved Perricone MD products the second I tried them. I used to buy Philosophy and Kiehl’s products which are also very good, but after trying Perricone I’ll never go back to the other products!

  2. I have neglected to take care of ME for the past 10 yrs since my dh passed away. Time has definitely taken its toll.

  3. I would like to be a tester!

  4. I’ve been seeing Acai Berry mentioned everywhere as the latest health fruit fad. It has taken over that role from the pomegranate it seems.

  5. i would love to be a tester

  6. i really liked the kefir. i am lactose intolerant and it didn’t give me any symptoms. i think i like it better than soy milk…. cheers!

  7. WOULD LOVE TO TRY THIS OUT AND BE A TESTER FOR THE PRODUCTS! STARTING TO GET THOSE WRINKLES AND WOULD LIKE TO PREVENT THEM AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE!

  8. My skin is mature and feel that your products could help me. I would be a great tester for your products,

  9. i think the acai works pretty good for i use the acai tea. i think it tastes good and i get quite a bit of energy from it.