Question by ♥Sansa♥: Does the acai berry fall under the category “alternative medicine?”?
Answer by YA Junkie
My experience is that the acai berry falls under the category of an alternative medicine scam.
Acai seems to have lots of antioxidants and phytonutrients. However, unless you live in South America, you never get the real berries. You just get powders and purees manufactured from the berry. How nutritious are these products made from acai? I don’t think anyone knows for certain.
Now on to more important issues: Due to my own misfortune, I want to warn you about the many acai scams online—especially the “free trials.” One scam is Acai Berry Supreme. They promised me a free bottle and I would only have to pay shipping. I noticed an additional $ 29.95 added to my credit card from that company and had to complain to the company to get a refund. Then they started shipping me more bottles and trying to charge me for them.
Another scam is Acai Berry Power 500, which also offered a free trial bottle. They then started mailing me additional bottles of acai without my permission. Again, I had to complain to the company to get credit card charges removed.
Also beware of people trying to sell you acai products on YA. Be cautious about people warning you of scams and then directing you to their website to buy their acai products.
If you are still interested in acai, your best bet is to go to almost any health food or vitamin store and buy acai directly. I have no financial ties to Sambazon, but they are one of the most well-known and reputable companies selling acai. Best of luck.
EDIT: I think that alternative medicine potentially has much to offer people in terms of improving their physical and mental health. However, the acai berry does not fall into this category.
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