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Acai Seed Extracts

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Extracts from Acai berry seeds may protect hearts against exercise intolerance and dysfunction.

According to a study, designed to evaluate Acai Fruit’s cardio-protective effects, scientists from Argentina’s Federal University of Rio de Janeiro found that an extract from seeds of Acai Fruit (Euterpe oleracea) reversed many of the damaging effects caused by Myocardial Infarction (MI) in animal models. Myocardial Infarction (MI) is the partial death of heart tissue and commonly known as heart attack. In the study, rats that were subjected to MI, had their diets supplemented with Acai seed extract; and after four weeks of Acai supplementation, the animals - in a running exercise - showed a significant increase in total distance from 178 meters to 970 meters. This also compared favorably with lab animals that were not subjected to MI (1339 meters). The Acai seed extracts were also associated with improvements in systolic blood pressure, which was negatively affected following MI. The researchers also found that Acai prevented the development of exercise intolerance, cardiac LV (left ventricular) hypertrophy, fibrosis and dysfunction in the MI rats. (Cardiac hypertrophy means the heart must work harder than normal to pump blood throughout the body.) Acai Berry resembles a purple grape and tastes like a tropical berry. Research has found it to possess powerful antioxidant properties because of its rich anthocyanins - pigments that are also present in red wine. One leading Acai researcher explained that the new study echoes a body of growing evidence of Acai pulp's potential beneficial effects on supporting cardiovascular health in vivo (living organisms).

Sources: National Institutes of Health and NutraIngredients

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