Acai Product Reviews

Want To Buy Acai Berry Juice?

If you want to buy acai berry juice, then where do you start? There are hundreds of acai berry products on the market. Do you buy acai berry juice or do you buy a suppliment. Is what you buy pure, high quality, a mixture, powder, capsule or liquid? It is not so easy once you decide to buy acai berry juice. But don’t give in.

I’ve gone and reviewed numerous acai berry products. Whether you want to buy acai berry juice or an acai suppliment I’ve got the details that are important and detailed them below. This list is not exhaustive and I’m adding to it all the time. In fact I have a back catalogue of reviews that have been done but I haven’t published them yet. Keep watching as the list grows!

So now you can buy acia berry juice with confidence, or even better, a freeze dried suppliment. All the details are below. Before you check out the individual product reviews I’d like to make you aware of some potential dangers of buying online. (Online purchasing is very very safe, just be knowledgeable of some dubious practices. Please read the next section for details.)

Warning Regarding Some Acai Berry Sites

Acai berries have become big business and as a result there has arisen a number of unethical websites selling acai berry products. I am not here to tell you which site is or isn’t ethical. In fact, some sites who are ethical over time switch to unethical tactics, and visa-versa. So I can’t give you any guarantees because things change. However, I can give you some pointers to watch out for before you purchase:

  1. Never order a Free Trial of Acai – the Acai is never free! Some sites are offering a ‘free’ trial of Acai then charging customers’ credit cards each month and sending further products to them.
  2. If the site is heavily marketing a free trial they also sell single bottles of their products. Purchase a single bottle first.
  3. Ensure the seller has a contact number which works. Sometimes they may have one but it is very well hidden, e.g. in a ‘Contact Us’ on the page footer. Check the number works before you purchase. Can you talk to a real person? If not, it is highly unlikely you will reach a person when you are trying to stop that auto-billing.
  4. Before signing up for a free-trial of acai berry, we recommend checking the following websites for scam reports on the brand that you are considering : Complaints Board and Rip Off Report. Another helpful tip is to type the brand name followed by the word “scam” into any search engine.

Optima™ Healthcare – Acai Juice

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Optima Healthcare Acai Berry Juice

Optima Healthcare Acai Berry Juice

(An indepth review is available here.)

This is a popular suppliment available in many healthfood shops. It is called ‘Acai Super Fruit juice’ but you need to be wary. If you wish to buy acai berry juice, then this product does contain acai berry juice, but acai berry juice is only one of the ingredients.

It’s other ingredients are OXY3™ (a proprietary blend of Red Grape, Lycopene and Resveratrol), Ascorbic Acid, and Potassium Sorbate

As the label says, Optima™ Acai Juice is enriched with OXY3™, a unique combination of three natural occuring compounds rich in free radical scavenging antioxidants; Red Grape, Lycopene and Resveratrol.

Red Grape has numerous health benefits, particularly due to the dark skin that contains high levels of flavonoids and anthocyanins which are a potent source of antioxidants.

Lycopene is the main carotenoid found in tomatoes giving the distinctive red colour. Lycopoene contains a high level of antioxidants.

Resveratrol naturally occurs in some plants and fruits in response to injury or fun gal infection. Resveratol is high in antioxidants and has also been shown to help reduce cholesterol in conjunction with a healthy lifestyle.

The marketing on this product is very good and the OXY3™ blend sounds impressive. But you need to understand that this is how they can sell ‘Acai Berry Juice’ at a fraction of the cost of some competitors. Grapes, tomatoes and ‘some plants’ are not very expensive.

Furthermore, I have not been able to ascertain the exact quantity and quality of the acai berry juice contained in this product. It may be reconstituted from freeze dried acai berries or it may be produced directly from pressed acai berries (which can lead to degeneration of the nutrients before it is processed and stored in the bottle.)

Conclusion

This product is not 100% pure acai berry. It does not mention organic so we can assume pesticides were used on the berries and acai berry pedigree is open to suggestion. It’s price is competitive though. For these reasons I give it 2.5 out of 5.

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Acai Berry Select

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Acai Berry Select

Acai Berry Select

This is a popular suppliment only available through the internet. It is marketed as a ‘Weight Loss Formula’. Be warned though, it is not made of pure acai berries, but includes other solid weight loss ingredients as well. As the marketing material says, “We’ve taken Acai Berry one step further by combining Acai extract with a combination of nutrients that help with weight-loss, increased energy levels, and antioxidants that help promote healthier looking skin.”

These ingredients are:

  • Acai Berry (50 mg)
  • Green Tea (225 mg)
  • Caffeine (200 mg)
  • Chromium (75 mcg)
  • L-Theanine (8 mg)

Green tea is one of the few ingredients that has been proven to aid in weight loss. It is an effective fat burner as it increases your metabolic rate.

Caffeine is an effective stimulant, diuretic and has also been proven to aid in weight loss. Caffeine’s ability to dramatically increase your energy and to increase your metabolism has been proven time and time again.

Chromium has been shown to effectively help regulate blood sugar levels which may help with weight loss.

L-Theanine has been proven to reduce stress levels.

The marketing on this product is impressive. For around £30.00/$40.00 you can get 60 capsules, or 1 months supply. This price is comparable to other similar products. However, the product is not 100% pure acai berry so you need to consider this when purchasing. As I’ve mentioned before in other product reviews some of the ingredients (tea and caffeine) are very commonplace and not expensive.

Conclusion

This product is not 100% pure acai berry. It does not mention organic so we can assume pesticides were used on the berries and acai berry pedigree is open to suggestion. However, it is not claiming to be 100% pure acai berry and is being marketed as a weight loss fomula. It’s price is competitive. For all these reasons I give it 3 out of 5.

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Acai Berry Actives

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Acai Berry Actives

Acai Berry Actives

This is a weight loss herbal suppliment which contains acai berries as part of the ingredients. Like other similar products it uses green tea and caffeine as part of the ingredients.

These ingredients are:

  • Acai Berry (50 mg)
  • Green Tea (225 mg)
  • Caffeine (200 mg)
  • Chromium (75 mcg)
  • L-Theanine (8 mg)

Green tea is one of the few ingredients that has been proven to aid in weight loss. It is an effective fat burner as it increases your metabolic rate.

Caffeine is an effective stimulant, diuretic and has also been proven to aid in weight loss. Caffeine’s ability to dramatically increase your energy and to increase your metabolism has been proven time and time again.

Chromium has been shown to effectively help regulate blood sugar levels which may help with weight loss.

L-Theanine has been proven to reduce stress levels.

For around £30.00/$40.00 you can get 60 capsules, or 1 months supply. This price is comparable to other similar products. However, the product is not 100% pure acai berry so you need to consider this when purchasing. As I’ve mentioned before in other product reviews some of the ingredients (tea and caffeine) are very commonplace and not expensive.

Conclusion

This product is not 100% pure acai berry. It does not mention organic so we can assume pesticides were used on the berries and acai berry pedigree is open to suggestion. However, it is not claiming to be 100% pure acai berry and is being marketed as a weight loss fomula. It’s price is competitive. For all these reasons I give it 3 out of 5.

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Holland and Barrett Acai

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Holland and Barrett Acai 1500mg

This product sounds too good to be true! 120 1500mg capsules for less than half the price of many internet brands. The capsules are not pure acai berry as they contain other ingredients. They are soft gel, meaning they are made of gelatine (so no good for vegetarians!) and glycerine and the acai berry extract is contained disolved in a soya bean oil. Each bottle contains 2 months worth of capsules (recommened daily intake is 1 capsule twice a day.)

The other ingredients are the standard capsule constituents of thickener, emulsifier, anti-caking agents and maltodextrin. (Maltodextrin is a weight gain product and has been nicknamed “fart maker of all fart makers.”) The acai berry extract is just that, an extract, and so is not pure, hence the cheap price. It is in fact a very low quality extract, 20:1, so it has taken a lot of acai berries to produce this product and hence a lot of quality has been lost.

Conclusion

From first impression you’d think this product was 100% pure acai berry. It is not. It contains acai berry extract so the quality of the extract and the pedigree of the original berries is open to question. How much of the original acai berry nutrients that still exist is also unknown and like many food suppliments it loses out on not containing all the supporting materials that come with the original fruit. It is a lowly 20:1 extract and how much of that extract actually contains acai is open to question. It may contain more maltodextrin than actual acai so would help increase weight and give you wind. It’s price is very competitive though. With all things considered though it gets 2 out of 5.

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Perfect Acai

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Perfect Acai

This is an impressive product. It is made from pure organic freeze dried acai berries contained in a non gelatine vegetable capsule. Each bottle contains 120 capsules which each contain 500mg of freeze dried organic acai. Taking a daily serving of 1500mg you will have enough for 40 days.

Also the product is made from sustainable, fairly traded, organic Acai. Which means that the manufacturer pays a price for Acai that ensures the locals can live on the wages from harvesting Acai. It is more profitable for locals to maintain the trees in the Amazon Rainforest than it is to chop down the trees and sell the wood (their method of income prior to harvesting Acai berries).

Conclusion

This is an excellent product. 100% pure organic acai, freeze dried to retain the nutrients with an ORAC rating of over 40,000 per bottle. The capsules contain no fillers, no flowing agents, no additives, no preservatives, no artificial coloring or artificial flavoring. Exactly what you’d expect from an organic freeze dried acai berry product. With a 40 day supply per bottle and a competitive price it’s a very difficult product to beat. The only fault I can find is that the berries are freeze dried within 12-18 hours. Some nutrients can be lost in this time, which is a shame. With it’s organic and ethical weighting it was going to get top marks but because of delays in freeze drying I can’t award it that. It get’s a very impressive 4.5 out of 5 though.

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Perfect Acai Powder

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Perfect Acai Powder

This is exactly the same stuff as the ‘Perfect Acai’ above, but it comes as a powder. Now you can eat it along with other food instead of having to swallow a pill. This always seems a more natural way of eating.

Can add the powder to fruit juices, water, tea, granola, yogurt, milk, smoothies, sprinkle over breakfast cereals, mix in with porridge – the list is endless! Let your imagination go wild and let your tastbuds enjoy the taste that is the acai berry, instead of just swallowing it straight down.

The manufacturer suggests a serving of 3-6g (thats 1-2 scoops). For a 3g serving that is a total of 32 servings or 1 months supply.

Conclusion

This is an excellent product. 100% pure organic acai, freeze dried to retain the nutrients with an ORAC rating of over 40,000 per bottle. Contains no other ingredients. Witha competitive price it’s a very difficult product to beat. The only fault I can find is that the berries are freeze dried within 12-18 hours. Some nutrients can be lost in this time, which is a shame. With this in mind I give it 4.5 out of 5.

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Pure Acai Berry

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Pure Acai Berry

An excellent product. It is made from pure organic freeze dried acai berries. In each box you get 30 days of 1500mg of high grade acai berry. What is even more impressive is that this product is probably the most pure acai berry product on the market. This is because the berries are freeze dried immediately they are picked.

Some freeze dried products will have had the berries sitting around for up to 18 hours before they are freeze dried. During this time the berries will become degenerated and will lose some of their essential nutrients. Not this product. They have CITES, Certificate of Analysis (COA) to prove it also!

Conclusion

This has got to be the best acai berry product currently on the market. 100% pure organic acai, freeze dried to retain the nutrients with an ORAC rating of 47,800. The capsules contain no fillers, no flowing agents, no additives, no preservatives, no artificial coloring or artificial flavoring. Exactly what you’d expect from an organic freeze dried acai berry product. With a 30 day supply per box and a competitive price (especially when you buy in bulk) it’s a very difficult product to beat. They even give you a money back guarantee! I really can’t fault this product at all. Also they have a very impressive website. This gets top marks of 5 out of 5.

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Amazon Thunder Acai Pulp Puree

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Amazon Thunder Acai Pulp Puree

If you really want to buy acai berry juice then this is really the product to go for!

This bottle of acai berry pulp puree is not 100% acai berry but contains organic concord grape (instead of sugar). To enhance the flavour and to help increase the shelf life they’ve added grapes (which is commonly used instead of sugar in many organic products). Grape sugar (fructose) is a lot better digested than processed sugar (sucrose).

The acai berry ingredient in this puree has a brilliant pedigree. It is 100% organic containing no additives, enhancers or chemicals whatsoever. Its manufacture meets all the stringent requirements set down by the USDA’s National Organic Program.

The berries are hand picked, pureed and sealed in air-tight containers in as quick a time as possible ensuring degradation is minimised. Because of this, this product also has a high ORAC rating.

In addition the company, Amazon Thunder, also support the local farmers in the Amazon, ensuring their welfare and the future of the Amazonian Rainforest.

Finally, the product is not only good for you, but tastes good as well.

This also gets top marks of 5 out of 5.

This has got to be the best acai berry juice currently on the market. 100% pure organic acai puree, with a high ORAC rating. There is nothing artificial in this product and unlike a lot of acai berry juices it tastes really nice. The company has very good credentials as well helping and supporting the local Amazonian communities. I really can’t fault this product at all. Also they have a really good website. Check their website out to see a who’s who of stars who drink Amazon Thunder acai berry and are happy to have their photos alongside this drink! This gets top marks of 5 out of 5.

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100% Pure Acai

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100% Pure Acai

Well, this product is getting a lot of attention from the media at the moment. At the beginning of the year it was reviewed with glowing praises in the Sunday Express ‘S’ Magazine. But is it worth this attention? Quite simply, yes.

This is a great product. It is made from pure organic freeze dried acai berries. In each box you get 30 days of 700mg of high grade acai berry. Like ‘Pure Acai Berry’ the berries are freeze dried immediately after they are picked which maintains the high nutritional and antioxidant properties.

The freeze dried acai berry powder is contained in easy to swallow vegetarian capsules and as its name implies it contains nothing else – no added fillers or bulking agents. Being freeze dried it is also free from undesirables such as maltodextrin a well known fattening agent!

Conclusion

This is definitely one of the best acai berry products currently on the market. 100% pure organic acai, freeze dried to retain the nutrients. The capsules contain no fillers, no flowing agents, no additives, no preservatives, no artificial coloring or artificial flavoring. Exactly what you’d expect from an organic freeze dried acai berry product. Compared with other less pure acai berry products the price is competitive too. This product is well worth a try. The product I cannot fault and the website is excellent. However, ‘Pure Acai Berry’, though slightly dearer, gives you 1500mg a day of acai berry instead of 100% Pure Acai’s 700mg. Hence, this product nearly gets top marks but price gives it 4.5 out of 5.

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Health Spark Acai Berry

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Health Spark Pure Organic Acai Berry

This is probably one of the UK’s better known acai berry brands being advertised in a variety of major UK newspapers and weekly magazines. So much so that at one point it was the most searched UK acai berry supplement on the internet. The question then arises, is the product as good as its marketing hype?

Well, for a start, the product contains 120 500mg capsules. Please note, this does not mean that each capsule contains 500mg of freeze dried acai berry. It does not. Some manufacturers, e.g. Pure Acai Berry Max, sell themselves by producing pure 100% organic freeze dried acai berry products. Health Spark Acai Berry is organic freeze dried acai berry, but it is not pure. The product also contains what are known as ‘fillers’. These chemicals are often used in the manufacture of tablets and capusules to aid the ‘flow’ of the raw material through the machines during manufacture. They also help to ‘bulk up’ a product so the label can say 500mg without actually containing 500mg of the active ingredient.

That aside, Health Spark Pure Organic Acai Berry capsules are reasonably good. They are an own brand produced by a reliable retailer. The acai berry raw ingredient has been freeze dried from an organic source and they have the full certification of analysis to prove this.

Price wise they are very competive and offer further reductions for bulk buying, free shipping and reliable price guarantees.

Conclusion

If it wasn’t for the fillers – Rice Flour, Magnesium Stearate, Silicon Dioxide – this would win hands down as the best acai berry supplement on the market. Unfortunately, the fillers do make this product not pure. It can never be 100% pure organic freeze dried acai berry. With the fillers there is no guarantee exactly how much acai berry raw ingredient is in each capsule. The fillers are also extra chemicals that, although classed as safe, you do not really want to be taking, especially if you are pregnant.

That aside, accepting this, then the product is very good. After all, the raw acai berry ingredient, though not 100%, is the predmoninant ingredient in each capsule, and though far from the best on the market, is very good. Especially when you consider the price. Hence, this product loses a star due to the fillers and gets 4 out of 5.

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Sambazon Acai Berry

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Sambazon Pure Acai

Sambazon is the United States most respected Acai Berry producer and brand. Founded at the start of the Millenium, Sambazon produce high quality organic and sustainable acai berry products. This product is made from pure organic freeze dried acai berry.

With this product you get 60 500mg capsules of pure organic freeze dried acai berry. There are no added ‘fillers’ and the capsules are vegetarian.

Furthermore, everytime you purchase this product a donation is made to the Sustainable Amazon Partnership (“SAP”) charity which helps protect the rainforest and the local farmers.

Conclusion

This is an excellent product. The acai berry is 100% pure organic freeze dried with certificates of authentication and fully meets USDA requirements. The capsules are vegetarian and Sambazon donate part of the sale proceeds to the charity S.A.P. Basically, I cannot fault this product.

Price wise, it is obviously more expensive than some of its competitors, but you get exactly what you pay for – a high quality product with a faultless pedigree. The only other product on the market that offers something similar is Pure Acai Berry Max, though slightly dearer for one package, they offer bulk reductions and money back guarantees which are difficult to beat. Either way, Sambazon or Pure Acai Berry, you can’t go far wrong. Because Pure Acai Berry is slightly cheaper I’m giving Sambazon 4.5 out of 5 – but it was a close contest!

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