Move Over Acai: Time to Discuss the Other Berries in Super Berry Powder

Acai may be the #1 recommended superfood thanks to its essential fatty and amino acids, trace minerals and fiber, and most of all, its high antioxidant content.

But Dr. Nicholas Perricone included more beneficial berries in Super Berry Powder with Acai. And for good reason.

Read on to learn about the other berries behind this beneficial supplement.

The other 4 berries are:


Blueberry

There are two common types of blueberries: the wild, low-bush blueberry and the cultivated, high-bush blueberry. Blueberries are the fruits of a shrub that belong to the same family as the cranberry and bilberry as well as the azalea, mountain laurel, and rhododendron.

Fresh blueberries range from slightly sweet to tangy in taste, but provide more than just flavor. But blueberries, whether in powder or fresh form, provide many nutritional benefits.

First, blueberries are packed with antioxidants such as:

  • Anthocyanin
  • Vitamin C
  • B complex
  • Vitamin E
  • Vitamin A

They also have beneficial minerals that act as antioxidants:

  • Copper has anti-bacterial and immune system boosting properties
  • Selenium, essential for many body processes, acts as an antioxidant against free radical damage
  • Zinc ensures proper functioning of the immune system, digestion, and wounds healing
  • Iron promotes immunity by raising hemoglobin and oxygen concentration in blood

Because of the above antioxidants and minerals, blueberries can neutralize free radical damage to the collagen matrix of cells and tissues. This means blueberries can help prevent the signs of aging skin, cataracts, glaucoma, heart disease, and cancer. Further, blueberries can prevent and heal neurotic disorders by preventing age-related degeneration and the death of neurons and brain cells as well as by promoting the health of your central nervous system. Finally, blueberries can also boost your mood.

All-in-all blueberries prove very beneficial. But there are other berries in Super Berry Powder that prove useful too.

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Raspberry

Raspberries are one of these other useful fruits in Super Berry Powder. Raspberries, a member of the rose family, are an aggregate fruit, since they are a group of smaller seed-containing fruits arranged around a hollow central cavity.

These fruits have phytonutrients, which provide antioxidant, antimicrobial, and anticarcinogenic protection.

Raspberries are beneficial because they contain:

  • Manganese aids in the formation of connective tissue, bones, blood-clotting factors, and sex hormones and helps regulate blood
  • Vitamin C helps protect against immune system deficiencies, cardiovascular disease, prenatal health problems, and eye disease
  • Dietary fiber normalizes bowel movements and lowers risk of diabetes and heart disease
  • Folate helps the body produce healthy, new cells and may reduce the risk of stroke
  • Vitamin B2 (riboflavin) is vital for regulation of certain hormones and development of body tissues including the skin, eyes, connective tissue, mucous membranes, and immune and nervous systems
  • Magnesium aids in the body’s absorption of calcium and can significantly lower the chance of heart attack or stroke
  • Vitamin B3 (niacin) has been found to lower cholesterol levels and prevent cardiovascular disease
  • Potassium may reduce the risk of high blood pressure and stroke and helps ease anxiety, irritability, and stress
  • Omega 3 fatty acids reduce inflammation and may help lower risk of chronic diseases like heart disease
  • Copper has anti-bacterial and immune system boosting properties

Raspberries also have ellagitannins, antioxidants almost exclusive to the raspberry, are reported to have anti-cancer properties.


Blackberry

Like raspberries, blackberries are also from the rose family and considered aggregate fruits. They are rich in vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and fiber to help combat free radical damage.

Blackberries contain polyphenols and anthocyanins that help to prevent cancer and heart disease. They’re also rich in vitamin C and magnanese like raspberries. There are also trace amounts of magnesium, calcium, iron, phosphorus, potassium, zinc, copper, selenium, vitamin A, vitamin E, and folate.

Cranberry

A cousin of the blueberry, cranberries can still be found growing wild as a shrub, but when cultivated, are grown on low vines in sandy bogs.

These berries are known for their ability to help prevent and treat urinary tract infections and may also prevent the formation of kidney stones, lower cholesterol, and prevent cancer. Further, they may promote gastrointestinal and oral health.

Like raspberries, cranberries contain vitamin C, dietary fiber, and manganese. Cranberry also contains vitamin K which is known to aid in blood clotting.

Vitamin K’s other benefits include:

  • Helps body absorb calcium and prevent or treat bone density loss
  • May have anticancer effects
  • Aids in preventing the hardening of arteries, and thus heart disease and heart failure
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  1. I’VE ALWAYS HEARD BLUEBERRIES WERE THE #1 BERRY UNTIL DR OZ TALKED ABOUT THE LINGONBERRY AND EVERYONE SOLD OUT OF THEM NOE I’VE SEEN THE ACAI @ WHOLE FOODS I’M A LITTLE CONFUSED DIDN’T KNOW REALLY ABOUT THE OTHER BERRIES. I ALSO THOUGHT FRESH WAS BETTER THAN POWDERED AND WHAT ABOUT EXTRA SUGAR

  2. Macular Degeneration and Osteoporosis run in my family, in fact my mother is legally blind. Through genetic studies I found out I have inherited the gene for Macular Degeneration and have been diagnosed with osteoporosis. I have been reading everything I can and I have learned how important exercise and nutrition are. Omega 3′s, leeks, leafy greens and berries top the list. When I saw this product, Super Berry Powder, I knew I needed it. Please consider me as a tester. Thanks!

  3. Can I use it while breast feeding??

  4. I am 54 and live in north eastern Nevada which has a very dry climate all year round. Because of this climate my skin is also very dry. I have tried many moisturizers throughout the years but they just don’t seem like they penatrate my skin and leaves it feeling greasy. I would love to be a tester and try Dr. Perricone’s moisturizer. Hopefully this will be the last moisturizer I’ll ever try!