Acai (pronounced “ah-sigh-ee”) is a small berry with a deep purple color. It is a potent source of antioxidants, including ferulic acid and epicatechin. According to in vitro research, açai has higher antioxidant content than cranberry, raspberry, blackberry, strawberry, or blueberry, but that doesn’t necessarily mean it is the best antioxidant—just one of many to choose from when it comes to your skincare products. Consumed orally via supplement, juice, or as a whole food, acai has been shown to exert potent antioxidant benefits and reduce the cascade of damage caused by the overproduction of free radicals.
References for this information:
Journal of Traditional and Complementary Medicine, April 2018, pages 267-277
Journal of Drugs in Dermatology, June 2010, pages 72-81
Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, November 2006, pages 8604-8610
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