The Specific Carbohydrate Diet

Frequently Asked Questions Acai


Ašai

Susan E writes:

"Ašai is questionable. Usually ašai is combined with other illegal ingredients such acacia gum. All gums are illegal."

The Quackwatch website posts the following warnings:

http://www.quackwatch.org/01QuackeryRelatedTopics/PhonyAds/acai.html

The Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) is warning consumers not to enroll online in supposedly free trials of diet products made with the trendy Brazilian berry ašai (pronounced a-sigh-EE). There's no evidence whatsoever to suggest that ašai pills will help shed pounds, flatten tummies, cleanse colons, enhance sexual desire, or perform any of the other commonly advertised functions. And thousands of consumers have had trouble stopping recurrent charges on their credit cards when they cancel their free trials. Even web sites purporting to warn about ašai-related scams are themselves perpetrating scams, according to CSPI.

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