Acai does not make you lose weight
Acai does not make you lose weight!
“ Fraudulent websites tout the weight loss effects of acai , a claim that is based on nothing other than greed. In fact, the only thing that Acai can make you lose weight is your wallet, ”says American nutritionist David Schardt of the Center for Science in the Public Interest, a consumer advocacy group1.
Acai, this small fruit sold at a high price, has no known or proven slimming virtue . Nothing in the traditional use of acai by the natives of Amazonia nor in the scant scientific documentation relating to it allows to affirm that it can have any influence on the weight loss.
“Acai is just the latest example of these superfruits with great marketing values that catch fire and disappear after a while. Remember the goji! », Specifies Jean-Yves Dionne , pharmacist specializing in natural health products2.
In both the United States3,4, Canada and France, thousands of consumers have been scammed into accepting a free trial, upon disclosure of their credit card number. The scam involves charging a “handling fee” to receive the free acai sample, and enforcing an automatic contract, providing for monthly withdrawals.
The wave hit Quebec in July 2009, with the Office de la protection du consommateur (OPC) receiving numerous complaints about the more than questionable commercial practices of these virtual merchants6. A problem that several Internet users had also reported to us after having read the Internet ticket and the weight-loss products: beware! , published on July 27, 2009 in the blog of our collaborator, Dr. Johanne Blais .
And, to cleanse the colon, you can drink, in the morning on an empty stomach, half a glass of lukewarm water with lemon juice