Added by Pat Williams on March 14, 2012
Amazon Power has released a new video that describes the benefits of Acai berry, plus describes how a study found Acai caused cancer cells in a lab environment to self-destruct. Acai berries contain antioxidants, plus an estimated 50-75 compounds that have not yet been established.
“The study reveals that Acai berry extract caused 86% of cancer cells, related to Leukaemia, to self-destruct – a very promising result. The study is published in the Journal of Agriculture and Food Chemistry. While other fruits like grapes, mangoes, and guavas also contain anti-oxidants that are also shown to kill cancer cells in the lab, Acai berries are considered to be one of the richest fruit sources of antioxidants. Note that this study was performed on cell cultures and is not intended to give anyone any false hopes; however, compounds , like those found in Acai berries, that show good activity against cancer cells in a model system are most likely to have beneficial effects in our bodies,” said a spokesperson.
Leukaemia is the number one cancer of children and young adults aged 20 and under. While the study’s findings are preliminary, they indicate great promise and are likely to lead to more research. This study was an important step toward learning what people may gain from using beverages, dietary supplements or other products made with Acai berries.
“Acai berries are difficult to study because they are very perishable. Acai berries are native to the Amazon and are usually frozen or powdered to be exported to places that take a long time to get to. People around the world report many benefits of using Acai berries, plus studies like these help us gain a better understanding of the benefits that people may gain from using dietary supplements and drinks made using Acai berries,” added the spokesperson.
For more information about Amazon Power and Acai berries, view the new video on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ax1HSgrmPLU, or contact the company via its facebook page.