We released our tongue-in-cheek Special Report on Acai today because it was clear that the record needed to be set straight on what Acai can and can NOT do.
New York, NY (Vocus) March 18, 2009
Power Supplements.Com has launched a Special Report entitled – “Can the Acai Berry Cure the Recession”. Given the fact that Acai is being promoted to cure all that ails you, PowerSupplements decided to see if Acai could also cure our financial ailments.
“A quick scan of your email will show Acai berries being promoted to cure diseases, magically let you lose 30 pounds in a week and receive a bottle for free” states Dan Nessel, Head of Research at PowerSupplements.Com. “We thought if Acai really has these amazing curative powers, maybe it can cure our economy. So we created a special report to examine the powers of the Acai berry on our economy and the recession.”
The Special Report- “Can the Acai Berry Cure the Recession” is tongue-in-cheek. However, by using humor, PowerSupplements.com is trying to illustrate a serious point. Clearly the effects of the Acai Berry have been exaggerated by a number of web sites, but that should not take away from the real health benefits of the Acai berry.
The Acai berry has gained international recognition as one of the highest antioxidant fruits in the world. Dr. Perricone named the Acai berry as the #1 Superfood on the Oprah Winfrey show. Acai has been featured on the Today Show, CBS Early Show, Wall Street Jounal and the New York Times. In addition to the incredible antioxidant levels in the Acai berry, the Acai berry is rich in anthocyanins, fiber, healthy omega fats, amino acids, protein, plant sterols, vitamins and minerals.
Over the past 6-8 months a number of marketing companies have introduced Acai supplements to the market with greatly exaggerated health claims. A quick search online finds thousands of companies discussing the weight loss properties of Acai and making reference to Oprah Winfrey, Dr. Oz and Dr. Perricone.
Spam on Acai is now one of the most common types of spam reported by a survey of email users. In addition, to exaggerated health claims, a few Acai companies have been offering “free trials” that in the end are just scams and anything but free.
On January 5, 2009 the Better Business Bureau (BBB) issued a warning to consumers about Acai companies that are using misleading sales and marketing practices. The issue the BBB had was with the failure of these Acai "free trial" companies to fairly and accurately display the fact that consumers will be billed a monthly fee and need to cancel their "membership" or they could face charges of over $90 a month.
On March 12, 2009 the New York Times (NYT) ran a story on the Acai berry and warning consumers that the Acai berry might be more hype than science.
“We released our tongue-in-cheek Special Report on Acai today because it was clear that the record needed to be set straight on what Acai can and can NOT do.” States Nessel “Clearly companies are over hyping the health benefits of Acai, but on the other hand the media is starting to create the wrong impression that all acai supplements are scams. Let’s not throw the baby out with the bathwater”
The Special Report – “Can Acai Cure the Recession?” can be found at –
The Report Includes topics such as:
- Can Acai help you lose 30 pounds in a week?
- Does Acai cure all known diseases?
- Is there such a thing as a free Acai Supplement?
- What did Oprah, Dr. Oz and Perricone really say about Acai?
- And of course… Can Acai Cure the Recession?
Nessel concludes, “I don’t want to spoil the special report and let you know if Acai can cure the global recession, but let’s just say that I sure hope this economic stimulus package works.”
About Power Supplements, LLC:
Power Supplements, LLC develops nutritional supplements based on science and is the inventor of the Perfect Acai line of supplements. The Perfect Acai product line has become the standard by which other Acai supplements are judged. Perfect Acai is made with 100% Freeze Dried Organic Acai – with no fillers, flowing agents, malodextrin or Acai seeds.
Bob Peters, Director of Communications