VIVA! ACAI™ INGREDIENTS
Viva Acai™ is formulated using Acai Berry, a fruit found in the Amazon rainforest. It is now hailed as the #1 “superfruit” in the world for powerful antioxidant and nutritional properties.
Acai has become famous for its anti-aging properties and clinical studies are providing promising evidence in support of heart and cardiovascular benefits as well as many other potential health benefits.
Acai Berry is notable for its rich content of polyphenols, flavonoids (largely anthocyanins and proanthocyanins). It is considered to be the richest source of antioxidants in the world.
The Acai Berry is also a powerful source of protein and dietary fiber, as well as having high levels of Omega-6 and Omega-9 fatty acids (healthy fats) which are believed to be protective of the heart and cardiovascular system. They may also play a role in lowering cholesterol levels.
Acai Berry is also hailed as having anti-aging capabilities . This clinical theory is tied to the high levels of anthocyanins and enormous antioxidant properties.
Viva! Acai™ also contains Pomegranate which is now grown largely in California and Arizona. Pomegranate is also hailed as a rich source of antioxidants. In Pomegranate, the antioxidant power is found in tannins called punicalagins.
Clinical studies have revealed that Acai and/or Pomegranate with their powerful antioxidant properties remove damaging free radicals, assist in proper cell function, are anti-inflammatory, and have demonstrated other potential health benefits such as cholesterol reduction, lowering blood pressure, and much more.
To review the clinical studies of Acai and Pomegranate, go to www.best-acai.org and click on Clinical Studies.
Vitamin B12 - CYANOCOBALAMIN
Essential and important to your health
Cyanocobalamin is a compound that metabolizes into what is commonly referred to as Vitamin B12. It is an essential vitamin meaning your body cannot manufacture it. It is sourced from a variety of foods including meats, dairy products, shellfish, and fish.
It has been clinically proven to assist in maintaining red nerve cells, red blood cells, and it is necessary to making DNA, the genetic material found in your body’s cells.
SYMPTOMS OF A VITAMIN B12 DEFICIENCY
The following is a list of symptoms that have been reported as a result of Vitamin B12 deficiency. Clearly, they may be caused by a separate medical problem. For that reason, if you are experiencing any of these symptoms you should consult with a health care professional.
* Lack of energy
* Lack of appetite
* Vision problems
* Unsteady gait
* Muscle weakness
* A smooth, sore tongue
* Shortness of breath
* Inability to concentrate
* Mood swings
* Stabilizes menstruation
* Assists with post-natal depression
WHY IS VITAMIN B12 IMPORTANT IN AN ACAI JUICE?
Given the rich content of healthy fatty acids found in Viva! Acai™, Vitamin B12 provides even greater bioavailability and synthesis to those fatty acid complexes derived from Acai.
In addition to the long list of health benefits it provides to you, it is also an “energy booster.”
In and of itself, Acai is acknowledged as an energy booster. However, Acai juices being sold commercially contain caffeine. Of course, this is going to provide you with a feeling of more energy. The more health-friendly approach to bolstering Acai is to add Vitamin B12.
THE SCIENCE BACKING VITAMIN B12 SUPPLEMENTATION
The U.S. Government issues guidelines for Recommended Dietary Allowances. (RDA) Let’s begin by looking at the guidelines and then review some recommendations from authoritative sources encouraging that these RDA’s for vitamin B12 be raise to higher levels.
U.S. Government Studies – Vitamin B12 deficiencies
The National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES III-1988-94) and the Continuing Survey of Food Intakes by Individuals (CSFII 1994-96) found that most adults and children consume the recommended amounts of Vitamin B12 in their diets. However, there are factors that can alter that fact significantly:
1. Individuals who have a stomach or intestinal disorder that may not allow for absorption of Vitamin B12.
2. Age is a factor (see below)
3. Vegetarians who do not consume foods derived from animals.
Vitamin B12 is important to a number of regulatory systems in your body including the formation of blood as well as normal functioning of the brain and nervous system. It is also involved in the metabolism of all cells in your body. It is also important to DNA and fatty acid regulation and synthesis.