The merits of the Acai Berry are not often debated. Yes, many companies exaggerate the health benefits, but most people agree the Acai berry is a very high antioxidant and nutritious fruit. The real controversy evolves around how Acai is marketed and sold by many companies
New Yorik, NY (Vocus) December 23, 2009
Love the Acai Berry or hate the Acai berry – the one thing you could not do in 2009 was ignore the Acai Berry. According to Google Zeitgeist, in the Food and Drink Category, the term Acai Berry was the fastest rising search term of the year on Google. PowerSupplements.Com has issues a new report that looks back at some of the key events involving the controversial Acai berry in 2009.
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 (US District Court of New York Case # 09CV7297 Judege Batts). Acai has been featured on the Today Show, CBS Early Show, Wall Street Jounal and the New York Times. The Acai berry grows in the Acai Palm trees of the Amazon Rainforest and is very high in antioxidants, healthy Omega fats, vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients. While other foods and fruits may be high in certain key nutrients, what makes Acai the top superfood is its complete nutritional profile.
“The merits of the Acai Berry are not often debated. Yes, many companies exaggerate the health benefits, but most people agree the Acai berry is a very high antioxidant and nutritious fruit. The real controversy evolves around how Acai is marketed and sold by many companies,” states Bob Peters of PowerSupplements.Com. “We went back and looked at some of the key events involving the Acai Berry and it looks like 2009 will be remembered as the year that consumers, Oprah, Attorney Generals and the FDA decided that it was time to fight back against deceitful and deceptive marketing practices.”
Here are some of the key Acai Berry events in 2009:
· Acai is deceptively marketed as a weight loss miracle
· Acai Starts to appear in… everything
· Oprah’s picture is illegally posted to numerous Acai websites
· Consumers lose millions of dollars on bogus free trial Acai berry offers
· Oprah Strikes Back – files massive lawsuit against Acai and Resveratrol Scammers (US District Court of New York Case # 09CV7297 Judege Batts)
· Attorney Generals in Several States Bring Legal Action Against Acai Scam Companies
· Health Canada Finds Several Acai Supplements Tainted with Prescription Drugs - explains possible dangerous side effects of Acai Berry
· Visa Inc. Shuts Down Merchant Accounts on Acai Scammers
Click here to read the Acai Berry Special Report.
Peters states, “The pattern here is pretty clear – more and more legal action has been taken in 2009 to try to slow or stop the dishonest acai marketing companies. The year got off to a really bumpy start when it looked like the acai scammers were going to drown out the legitimate and pure acai products on the market. However, the legal action that has been taken late in 2009 is starting to have a real positive impact on the acai market.”
One of the very positive events in 2009 was Perfect Supplements release of Perfect Acai Powder. The Perfect Acai Powder is one of the only 100% USDA Certified Organic Freeze Dried Acai powders, with absolutely no other ingredients, on the market. The Perfect Acai Powder finally provides a way for people to receive the nutrition and health benefits of the Acai berry, without any tricks, deception or gimmicks.
About Power Supplements, LLC:
Power Supplements, LLC does research regarding food, health, supplements and diet. PowerSupplements reviews clinical studies and research to locate supplements and foods that are proven to be effective with real science.
Bob Peters, Director of Communications