How much acai berry is good for the body? What is the correct acai dosage? These are some of the most common questions that potential acai users ask. People are asking these questions because they want to avoid any potential side effects of acai berry while maximizing the health benefits of acai berry.
Before we go into what amount of acai supplement is considered safe for daily consumption, I think it would do us well to remember that even before this nutritious fruit was “discovered”, processed, packaged, and sold in different countries, the natives of the Amazonian rain forests in Brazil had made fresh acai berry a major part of their diet for the past decades without experiencing any side effects.
Now, I’m not a doctor nor do I attempt to make any recommendation here based on medical knowledge. What I am sharing with you are things I’ve uncovered in my own research about the different acai supplements. That said, here are some points worth highlighting about acai and how you can find out the right acai dosage for you.
While to date there have been no reported adverse reactions of acai berry supplements to any prescription drug, people who are taking any medication, or those who have medical conditions that may be affected with any change in their diet (e.g. asthma, allergies, heart diseases) should consult their physician first.
For those who are confident enough to take any supplements without the benefit of prior medical advice, you will be pleased to know that so far, there have been no findings or reports on acai berry side effects.
The acai dosage is usually dependent on the product’s potency. I’ve come across a doctor recommending that a capsule of a 500mg acai extract supplement taken daily is “reasonable.” Other acai promoters say that between 1,000 to 4,000mg of acai, or 4 ounces of puree, taken daily is ideal.
Your best bet would be to follow the dosage found on the label of the acai product you bought and then see how you react to the product. You may be able to take more than the recommended amount (if you feel that’s necessary) or you may have to scale the dosage back if you’re experiencing any side effects. Everyone is different so everyone’s response will also be different.
In the end, what’s important is that you take 100% pure acai berry supplements as many of the supplements available have other ingredients that may cause side effects if taken in high doses. As long as you are taking a high-quality supplement made of ONLY pure acai berry, you shouldn’t experience any side effects if you follow the recommended dosage on the product label.
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Also keep in mind that the natives of the Amazon rainforests have been eating acai berries in far greater quantities than you’ll likely get in a daily supplement and they have shown no side effects. This doesn’t mean “more is better,” it just means that as long as you take a high quality supplement, you can probably take any dosage that is reasonable.
These days, we can never be too careful about what products we consume and substances we take in, so when you ask about how much acai berry should be consumed or what the safe acai dosage is, do your research and consult your doctor if necessary. Finally, listen to your body and take note of how it responds to whatever it is you’re taking and how much you’re taking and adjust your dosage accordingly.