What Side Effects Are Associated with the Acai Berry?

The Acai berry is a berry grown on the Acai Palm which is a tree native to South America. The berry itself is dark purple in color and consists of 80% seed and 20% pulp. The Acai berry has risen to fame because of it's antioxidant properties, but more importantly, because of its alleged miracle effects on weight loss.

Because of all the positive benefits many people worry that there must be some sort of negative side effect. There actually is one side effect, however most people would actually consider the only side effect a benefit. The only known side effect to the Acai berry is the fact that it decreases your appetite if enough is consumed.

Acai BerriesIn order to actually experience the decreased appetite quite a bit of Acai Berry needs to be consumed. If you are trying to gain weight, you will probably want to avoid eating too much Acai berry, however if your goal is to help keep your weight down, consuming copious amounts of Acai berry may be a great way to help you lose weight. Especially if you are considering an intrusive surgery to reduce your appetite such as gastric bypass surgery.

Due to the fact Acai berries have only recently become extremely popular, the amount of research that has been done is not in depth enough to know all the benefits as well as all the side effects. At this time there are no known side effects that can negatively effect your health.