There has been a lot of positive exposure for Acai Berry. But what about the negative side. Few reported several side effects to this fruit during their detox diet. We therefore wore the sceptical cap and decided to re-evaluate Acai berry from the negative aspect. This article has no mean of degrading the Acai berry qualities and benefits. It’s just the camera is moved towards (Acai complains and complications) and how to overcome it.
Reported Acai Sideeffects from Someone who used an Acai supplement (Bolhouse)
Respiratory allergic disorders
Previous reports revealed that palm grain share antigenic components and show remarkable cross-reactivity in susceptible ashthmatics. This means if anyone has a history of allergic rhinitis, bronchial asthma or combination. You are more susceptible to have positive skin reactions to Acai berries.
To support this a study was made on a total of 446 patients were selected as subjects having case history of allergic rhinitis and bronchial asthma. Recruited from the Allergy Clinic of Institute of Child Health (ICH). They were tested with “Skin Prick test” all of them demonstrated positive skin reaction to one or more of the relevant palm pollen types (including Acai berry). (Source)
And this also means if you are allergic to strawberries, this means you are allergic to acai berries.
History of Liver Problems
If you are currently diagnosed with Jaundice it is highly advised to stay away from Acai berry.
A study revealed that high levels of D-aspartate are found in these berries, and this amino acid is involved in a pituitary pathway involved in stimulation of testosterone production. Alongside anabolic steroids, androgenic steroids have also been shown to be involved in development of cholestatic jaundice. Beta-sitosterol is also found in the berries and is a precursor of boldenone which is an anabolic steroid. These steroid pathways are among the hypotheses for development of cholestatic jaundice . (Source)
The Soft Stool Side effect
Bowel movements and urination are vital indications of your health status. As they say your bowels communicate with you. So understand the language.
If you are one of those people who used to have solid stools but after Acai berry you got the soft one. Runny, soft stool over a short period of time can mean mild food poisoning or an infection or you are simply naturally detoxing what’s inside.
When Ingesting Acai berry you should notice an increase in your bowel action and in the amount of fecal matter you eliminate. The consistency should also be softer. If you do not notice any difference in your bowel behavior (or the difference wasn’t dramatic), it’s advised to increase the amount of Acai. This means that soft stools is an indication of the detoxification effect of acai. Not soft yet, ingest more! The soft stool is usually between type 4 and type 5 as you can see in the picture below
In an ideal world, we would never have to clean and detoxify our colons. As the body should do this for itself. Unfortunately, the same lifestyle that caused increase in the toxins in our body in the first place will eventually cause it again. As a preventative therapy, it makes sense to do the 2-week Intestinal Cleansing and Detoxification program 2-4 times a year along with daily use of acai berry (in low concentrations) and a good probiotic.
Almost 100% of Most Companies Claim Acai Berry is Natural
Well…dah. It’s a fruit like a banana or an apple. The only difference between Acai and other fruits is that acai berries won’t be found at your local super market.
They are only found in the Amazon and perish very quickly so it must be eaten almost immediately after being picked. The only way to get acai berry then is to get it in supplement form whether it be frozen acai pulp, acai berry powder, juice, or a number of other forms. This is where the problems can start.
Many companies load their supplements with other ingredients such as caffeine, sugar, or whatever else they can use to bulk it out. It’s these other ingredients that have the potential to produce unwanted side effects to acai berry supplements.
How To Avoid The Acai Berry Side effects?
The key then to avoid any acai side effects (Skin Rash, Liver problems, Headache or soft stools)is to stick with pure acai berry supplements such those that contain 100% pure freeze dried acai berry. And Yes it must state this literally in its ingredients!
To be totally sure, it is always wise to consult your doctor whenever you start a new supplement program – especially if you have any medical conditions, are taking prescription drugs, are pregnant or nursing, or have hereditary conditions such as asthma or allergies.
I would say the safest solution is to travel to Brazil’s Amazon and enjoy your time with the locals and eat Acai freely all day long. If not possible then stick with the daily dose of 1,000 to 4,000 mg, depending also on the concentration of the supplement you are taking. Comparing this dose with the Brazalian residents It is far below what they consume on daily levels. Though they have shown no side effects to acai berries.