Solgar Introduces Acai Extract Softgels

Solgar proudly introduces Acaí Extract Softgels, offering consumers a natural source of polyphenols for optimal antioxidant support.* Sourced directly from Brazil, this highquality acaí berry supplement features a 20:1 extract formula equivalent to 1000 mg of crude herb.

“The acaí berry is a powerful antioxidant and its importance to health and wellness is continually being confirmed by scientific research,” said Dr. Richard Passwater, Solgar Vice President of Research and Development. “We’re excited to offer it to our consumers.”

Recent studies have shown that acaí fruit possesses naturally high concentrations of antioxidants known as polyphenols, including anthocyanins, proanthocyanidins, and other flavonoids.1,2,3 Anthocyanins are a group of phytochemical pigments that give deep color to fruits and vegetables, including the dark-purple or reddish-purple acaí berry, and are naturally high in antioxidant value.

Antioxidants help our bodies fight free radicals, which cause oxidative stress when present in excess. Oxidative stress negatively impacts many aspects of health, including the immune system, cardiovascular health, and aging.*1 Studies indicate that acaí’s antioxidant properties protect against oxidative stress.1,2,4 Research also suggests that these attributes of polyphenols may help support vascular health.*2 Solgar’s Acaí Extract Softgels are free of sugar, salt, yeast, wheat, gluten, and dairy products and are formulated without the use of artificial preservatives or flavors. Each daily serving of two softgels provides 50 mg of acaí extract (Euterpe oleracea) in a 20:1 extract that is equivalent to 1000 mg of crude herb. This product will be available in fine health food stores nationwide.

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

For over 60 years, Solgar, Inc. has been educating and providing consumers worldwide with premiumquality, innovative, science-based nutritional supplements that enhance overall wellness. Committed to quality, Solgar utilizes stability testing, expiration dating, USP water filtration, and quality control analyses to ensure potency and purity in every product. With its world headquarters located in Leonia, NJ, Solgar exclusively distributes its more than 450 products directly to natural health food retailers across the globe.

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1. Jensen GS et al. In vitro and in vivo antioxidant and anti-inflammatory capacities of an antioxidant-rich fruit and berry juice blend. Results of a pilot and randomized, double-blinded, placebo-controlled, crossover study. J Agric Food Chem. 2008;56(18):8326-33.
2. Mertens-Talcott SU et al. Pharmacokinetics of anthocyanins and antioxidant effects after the consumption of anthocyanin-rich açai juice and pulp (Euterpe oleracea Mart.) in human healthy volunteers. J Agric Food Chem. 2008;56(17):7796-802.
3. Schauss AG et al. Phytochemical and nutrient composition of the freeze-dried Amazonian palm berry, Euterpe oleraceae Mart. (acai). J Agric Food Chem. 2006;54(22):8598-603.
4. Schauss AG et al. Antioxidant capacity and other bioactivities of the freeze-dried Amazonian palm berry, Euterpe oleraceae Mart. (acai). J Agric Food Chem. 2006;54(22):8604-10.

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