Acai berry has been widely publicized as being very nutritious fruit from the Amazon rainforest which is loaded with antioxidants and which has many potential health benefits. But consumers who have tried acai supplements or juices, especially the ones provided as part of free offers, should probably examine whether or not they have actually used an authentic acai berry product.
In recent months, many thousands of consumers have become victims of the now well publicized phony free acai berry offers that have been so pervasive on the internet. Most of these free offers have largely turned out to be schemes to trick people into enrolling in monthly auto-shipment programs, which are extremely difficult to cancel and are far from free. But beyond the sleazy marketing, what about the quality of the acai supplements provided as part of these free offer scams? Are the products that came as part of the bogus free offers the real thing?
For starts, many of free acai offers provide products that do not fully disclose the ingredients. Some companies indicate the ingredients are a “proprietary blend.” Some ingredients labels indicate products contain many other ingredients, often including large amounts of caffeine or other substances.
Reading the ingredients label on a product can substantially help consumers determine the quality of what they are buying. But many websites which are promoting the free offers do not even display the ingredients label online, which should be a big red flag to consumers. Further, it would seem that a company promoting a misleading free offer would probably not provide the best quality product.
So consumers should always read ingredients labels before purchasing any supplement, and should steer clear of free offers. And regarding acai berry products, consumers should look for products that contain primarily acai and not much else.
An additional good rule of thumb is to avoid products that make unrealistic health claims or that show images of celebrities which often turn out to be used without permission, in order to imply endorsement by the celebrity.
There are some quality acai berry products on the internet but consumers must shop carefully.