Holland and Barrett Acai Berry review
Holland and Barrett are often considered to be a trusted source when considering a natural supplement, and their huge variety of products are usually much cheaper than many other high street stores.
However, is it really a case of "you only get what you pay for" when it comes to ingredient quality?
We decided it was time to look at one of Holland and Barrett’s top selling slimming supplements - Acai berry.
The low-down on Acai berries
Acai berries are small deep purple fruits which are very similar to blueberries in size, shape and appearance.
Acai berries can only be found growing in the Amazon rainforest, and are harvested from tall palm trees which produce around 800 berries each year.
Since their recent discovery, there has been a huge amount of research.
Clinical trials have shown that supplementing with this nutritious fruit could help improve cardiovascular health, promote weight loss, and even prevent certain diseases and cancer.
The problem with high street Acai...
Unfortunately, most high street Acai is sold as an extract, normally resembling saw dust and thanks to heavy processing, also devoid of any colour or nutrients.
Holland and Barrett's own Acai product is one such supplement which not only contains extract, but also contains a number of bulking agents such as caramel, glycerine, gelatine, beeswax, soya and silicon dioxide.
The picture below highlights the difference between high street
Acai extract and pure freeze dried Acai :
In fact according to the label on Holland and Barrett’s 500mg Acai Capsules, there is only 25mg of actual fruit used, giving 20:1 extract.
So which supplement should I buy?
If you intend on getting any of the actual benefits from Acai, then choosing a quality supplement which contains the whole fruit should be your first priority.
The Sunday Express recently featured Evolution Slimming's 100% Pure Acai Berry as one of the top Acai supplements in their survey, due to the use of pure freeze dried Acai over extract.
We also highly recommend Evolution Slimming's Pure Acai as one of the best Acai supplements currently available, as it supplies a 1400mg daily serving (two capsules a day) with no bulking agents or preservatives.
100% Pure Acai is available to buy directly from Evolution slimming for £19.95 (50% off the usual price). You can also use the coupon code: WGSLIM for an EXTRA 10% OFF all orders.
Each capsule contains 700mg of freeze dried fruit, and two capsules are recommended to be taken daily.
Click here to buy 100% Pure Acai online
from Evolution Slimming