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Açaí Berry Detox Review

Monday, May 25th, 2015

Acai BerryThe açaí berry – the new superfood berry native to South America, is being touted as the latest supplement for a wide range of health ailments. It’s said to promote weight loss, anti-ageing, clearer skin, increased energy and better sleep, all due to its impressive nutrient profile.

Many people are seeing great results when combing a pure açaí berry product with a colon cleanse detox product, but do they really work?
A friend and I (both mid 40s and around the 16-18 UK size mark) were keen to try out the açaí berry detox for ourselves for one month to try and shed a few pounds without adjusting our diet or exercising. We both work pretty hectic schedules and eating properly and being motivated to exercise is very hard to squeeze in.

NewsWe tried out the most popular açaí berry and colon cleanser products to see if they really live up to the claims. With no side effects in a totally natural weight-loss and detox package, what could I lose?

We started looking for açaí berry products online, it seems to be the best resource for tracking down the best quality açaí berry products which are simply not available in stores. Through various recommendations by health professionals and journalists, we discovered that in order to get the most benefit from the açaí berry capsules you’ll need one that’s 100% pure fruit, not an extract or capsule with filler or bulking agents inside. This way, you’ll get the actual fruit pulp which is freeze dried (to capture the entire fruit and all of the nutrients) for the maximum benefits. We found out that the açaí berry must be freeze-dried immediately after harvest due to its short shelf life.

The açaí berry contains a good amount of healthy fats such as omega 3, 6 and 9, which means it doesn’t stay fresh for very long, therefore must be frozen immediately by freeze-drying. We figured that’s why we couldn’t find the açaí berry fruit in supermarkets or health stores, and ventured online to get the best product available.

NewsWhilst doing a quick search for the term ‘açaí’ we came across the ‘Slimming & Wellbeing Superstore’ from Evolution Slimming. Their açaí berry appeared 100% pure, and they showed photographs of the open capsules for side-by-side comparisons of their açaí berry fruit.

The powder looked very dark in colour; a deep rich purple, which proves the quality of the powder. We also noticed the açaí berry was reviewed by a national newspaper, the Sunday Express, which gave us confidence that the product was worth the money. Just to make sure, we contacted the company for a copy of their açaí berry certification which they quickly provided us via email. We had great confidence in Evolution Slimming’s açaí berry quality, so with this in mind, went ahead and ordered a bottle of their pure açaí berry (£29) and a bottle of their colon cleanser (£19) as a special offer bundle which was £43.50 on special offer. We went for the free delivery option which arrived at our address two days later, which was great. Each bottle was for one month’s supply, so I was hoping to complete the entire 4 week program. We bought one each.

Acai berryI started the course the very next day. Taking 2 DetoxPlus in the morning with one Açaí berry, and then again before bed with a glass of water. I took my first dose with breakfast as recommended and waited to see if I felt any immediate difference. The manufacturers claimed that I should start to see results within the first few days, so after not feeling any immediate benefits I persevered and continued the tablets for a further 2 days.

new renderOn the third day, I noticed I definitely had more energy, presumably from the açaí berry antioxidants. I was also visiting the toilet a little more, but this was an expected effect of the detox product, which is called a ‘colon cleanser’ for a reason as I felt ‘cleansed’ after each visit. It was a strange feeling to get used to; I felt somewhat lighter and fresher, with my stomach feeling less bloated and a little flatter. I hadn’t lost any weight yet, but it was still early days.

 I hopped on the scalesAfter the second week, I hopped on the scales to see if I had lost any weight. I wasn’t expecting miracles, but my size 16 office trousers were much looser around the waistband. To my delight, I was down 6lbs. That’s an average of 3lbs per week, which was great! My friend had lost slightly less at 4lbs, but still a result she was pleased with. We had half a bottle left of each product with two weeks to go and were excited at the possible results after the full course.

jump right out of bedThe fourth and final week rolled around. I can’t believe how great I feel and how little effort it took. I’m now able to jump right out of bed as soon as my alarm screams, without having to whack the snooze button six times before I eventually crawl out of bed. I’ve bags more energy meaning I’m taking the stairs at work rather than the lift, which is making me feel more motivated to take a 30 minute walk three nights a week. I’m weighing myself every three days, and seem to be losing a pound each time, which is absolutely fantastic. In total, I’ve lost almost a stone (13.5lbs) and am feeling like a new woman. I’m so pleased with the results that I’m going to continue for another month.

I lost a satisfying amount of weightPositive points: I lost a satisfying amount of weight in a relatively short time, and gained a huge load of energy without feeling ‘buzzy’ or getting the shakes (as I have found previously with other diet pills). I’d definitely recommend it to people in similar situations that are struggling to lose weight through dieting or exercise.

Negative points: Going to the toilet more was a little inconvenient, but only when at work. This inconvenience was balanced out with knowing I’m cleansing toxins from the body gently, which was most definitely assisting my weight loss.