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South Beach Acai Overview
With the recent popularity of superfoods, the acai berry is now being featured in a number of health and dietary supplements. The website for South Beach Acai is remarkably similar to many other acai products, including the color of the graphics and the media quotes cited. In this case, the makers of South Beach Acai use quotes from the Oprah Winfrey show, NBC and People magazine that have all at one time talked about the amazing health benefits of the acai berry.
The South Beach Acai website is not incredibly informative about the acai berry: it is known however that the acai berry is an extremely powerful food and the source of a number of vitamins and minerals, anti-oxidants, amino acids, omega fats and calcium.
Although the site is very basic, it does feature a couple of customer testimonials which include before and after photos. There are no FAQ’s though and just a brief explanation of the results to be expected from using the product. Unlike some acai berry products, South Beach Acai markets itself as a ‘cleansing’ treatment which, through the elimination of toxins can help the user not only ‘flush away pounds’ but also increase energy and neutralize cancer causing free radicals. Although the manufacturers do not mention how much weight can be lost, the customers in the testimonials lost an average of 18-20lbs per month, slightly higher than the medically recommended amount.
Details Of South Beach Acai
The manufacturers of South Beach Acai, Natural Source Store, do provide the product label on their site which shows that each capsule contains many ingredients normally found in colon cleansing treatments. For example, the proprietary blend (called the Mega-12 Complex) includes the laxative cascara sagrada, fibrous psyllium husk, ginger, fennel, licorice, rhubarb and buckthorn. Other ingredients in the capsules are Hoodia Gordonii, which is a proven appetite suppressant, green tea extract and, of course, acai berry.
There are no detailed instructions regarding when the capsules should be taken but the dosage is two per day. No mention is made of diet and exercise as being part of the plan, although it would certainly help with overall weight loss.
South Beach Acai Advantages
- Not all the ingredients in South Beach Acai are in the proprietary blend
- Acai berry has been touted as a superfood
- The company offers a free trial of the product
- There is a 100% 30-day money back guarantee
- South Beach Acai contains Hoodia Gordonii
- The website has some testimonials
- A discount is available for regular customers
- The website shows the product label
South Beach Acai Disadvantages
- The South Beach Acai website uses some questionable sales tactics (i.e. pressuring the consumer to order immediately before the offer runs out)
- The website uses quotes that are not actually endorsing the product
- No clinical trials were performed on South Beach Acai
- There is no FAQ section on the site
- No independent reviews of the product are available
- By ordering the free trial the customer is enrolled into the auto-ship program
- No mention is made of exercise or dietary changes
South Beach Acai – The Bottom Line
Although there is a disclaimer that the product is not affiliated with its namesake diet, it is obvious that the manufacturers of the supplement would like to suggest they are part of the ‘South Beach’ popularity. However, there is no doubt that the acai berry would be a good addition to any diet but it would probably be wiser to buy a supplement from a retail store to avoid the auto-ship program, something that can often be hard to cancel. On the other hand, South Beach Acai does contain more beneficial ingredients than many similar brands and, at a cost of $59.99 per month, is not as expensive as some others.