Unfortunately, as the properties of the acai berry have become better known, more and more unscrupulous vendors have taken to ripping off innocent people with sales of poor quality and expensive acai berry products. Not only do these vendors give the acai berry a bad name (which it most definitely does not deserve), but they make it harder for people looking for high quality acai berry supplements to find excellent sources of pure acai berry.
Most acai berry products are sold online, which is both a good and bad thing. Itís good, as you can source high quality acai berry products no matter where you are in the world. On the other hand, itís bad, as you can easily fall victim to scams which actually sound plausible.
The first thing to look for is a "free trial" of an acai berry product. Most people online have seen banner ads and other forms of advertising for these products. You click on the link and get taken to a page where youíre offered a "free trial". I deliberately use quotation marks, simply because the trial rarely turns out to be free. The vendor will request credit card details for small shipping and handling charge (generally about $3.95). It seems like a great deal, right?
Not when you read the fine print! The "free trial" period is usually 14 days. If you donít cancel the trial within the 14 day period, youíll be charged the full amount for the acai berry supplement. Not only that, but youíll be put on a monthly program where youíll be sent more supplements each month and charged each time. Many buyers who were sucked into the acai berry scam found that it was very hard to cancel, and ended up spending a lot of money on a poor quality supplement.
The best way to purchase acai berry products is by searching for high quality acai berry supplements that contain nothing but certified 100% acai berry. Unfortunately, itís impossible to go to your local grocery store to purchase fresh acai berries (unless you live in Brazil), and acai berries donít transport well (they begin to turn rancid within 24 hours of harvesting), so the next best thing is to purchase freeze dried acai berry products. The freeze drying process is completed soon after harvesting and allows the product to retain all the acai berry goodness.
Freeze dried acai berry products usually come as powders or pills. Generally, the acai berry drinks you find are made from reconstituted acai berry powder (but be careful when you purchase them, as sometimes the acai berry percentage is very low and the cost is disproportionately high).
A good quality acai berry product canít be beaten for its weight loss and nutritive properties, and fortunately itís easy to avoid the acai scam if you do your research. Donít fall for "free trial" offers, and ensure any acai berry product you buy is certified as 100% pure freeze dried acai berry and youíll be assured of the highest potency product.