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Acai is a rich source of anthocyanins and other phenolics and phyto-nutrients. Acai berries are amongst the most nutritious foods of the Amazon, rich in B vitamins, minerals, fibre, protein and omega-3 fatty acids. Acai also contain oleic acid (omega-9), a beneficial fatty acid also found in olive oil.


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Solgar Acai Extract Softgels

Product Type: Nutritional Supplement

 

Nutritional Supplement Recommended Dosage:

As a food supplement for adults, two (2) Solgar Acai Extract softgels daily, preferably at mealtimes, or as directed by a healthcare practitioner. Do not exceed directions for use.

Caution

If you are pregnant, nursing, taking any medication or have a medical condition, please consult your healthcare practitioner before taking this product.

 

Nutritional Supplement Ingredients:
Two (2) softgels provide: Acaí Extract (Euterpe oleracea) (fruit) 50 mg (20:1 extract equivalent to 1000 mg of raw berry powder)

Encapsulated with these natural ingredients:

Soybean Oil,Yellow Beeswax, Caramel, Soy Lecithin, silicon dioxide Softgel Capsule Shell: Gelatin, Vegetable Glycerin

 

Solgar's Acai Extract Soft gels are free of yeast, wheat, gluten and dairy products and are formulated without the use of artificial preservatives or flavours.

Acai (pronounced ah-sigh-ee)

The antioxidant superfruit!

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New research discovered the powerful benefits of another fruit that grows wild in the Brazilian Rainforest. Acai (pronounced ah-sigh-ee) is an antioxidant rich dark purple berry which has been used by the indigenous people of Brazil for years. In fact, these Acai berries have been called nature’s most nutritious food. Only recently this special fruit has become available for the rest of the world too!

Acai Berry: In Brazilian herbal medicine, the oil of the Acai fruit is used to treat diarrhoea; an infusion of the grated fruit rind is used as a topical wash for skin ulcers and the fruit seeds are crushed and prepared in an infusion for fevers. In the Peruvian Amazon, an infusion of the toasted crushed seeds is used for fever. In Colombia, where the trees grow along the Pacific coast line, it is called naidí and the fruit is turned into a common and popular drink.

Acai Juice: Easily the most popular use of the Acai fruit by peoples inhabiting the Amazon Basin is the dark purple juice. The juice is extracted from the small round fruit by soaking the seeds in water to soften the thin outer shell and then squeezing and straining them to produce a very tasty, dense purple liquid. Acai liquid is served fresh and ice cold.

Acai Health Benefits: What is known about the Acai berry fruit health benefits, backed by scientific research into the fruits properties, is quite substantial.  Acai is a rich source of anthocyanins and other phenolics and phyto-nutrients. Acai berries are amongst the most nutritious foods of the Amazon, rich in B vitamins, minerals, fibre, protein and omega-3 fatty acids. Acai also contain oleic acid (omega-9), a beneficial fatty acid also found in olive oil.

Minerals found in Acai Berry: Potassium is the mineral most abundant in the Acai, but it is also rich in copper, and unusually high in manganese.

Acai Phytonutrients: Anthocyanins are compounds that have potent antioxidant activity. The famous research regarding the "French Paradox" attributes anthocyanins as being the antioxidant that protects the French from heart disease. The French are known to consume large amounts of coffee, nicotine, sugar, white flour and cheese and yet they have a very low rate of heart disease compared to neighbouring countries like the UK and Denmark. The red wine grape, due to its anthocyanins is what is believed to be responsible for the very low incidence of heart disease. While red wine has good quantities of anthocyanins, the Acai berry has been shown to contain up to 30 times the anthocyanins levels of red wine.

By neutralising these free radicals, anthocyanins from the Acai berry may actually serve to maintain the healthy function of numerous systems and organs. Some of the anthocyanins that have been found in Acai include cyanidin-3-glucoside and cyanidin-3-glucoside-coumarate. Other phenolics include catechin and epi-catechin (the same compounds in green tea), quercetin derivatives and other flavonoids. It is likely that the synergistic effects of these compounds, as present in Acai fruit are responsible for its potent antioxidant activities.

ORAC Scale: The Oxygen Radical Absorption Capacity (ORAC) assay measures the total antioxidant activity of a biological sample. It’s a test developed for the USDA by scientists at Tufts University to measure the antioxidant speed and power of foods and supplements. The ORAC scale is used in human, agricultural, food and pharmaceutical products, as well as food ingredients and is quickly becoming the accepted standard for comparing antioxidant potential in foods and supplements.

Acai Antioxidant Benefits: For the average person to cope with all the reactive oxygen species they will encounter, foods and beverages totalling an ORAC value of about 1,670 per day are needed. It’s been estimated that 80-90 percent of the world’s population fails to consume even half of this level. At 3,800 ORAC value per gram, Acai is reputed to be extremely high on the ORAC scale and provides levels multiple times that of other anthocyanin-rich fruits and vegetables, such as cherries, cranberries and mulberries.

Ageing Population: As the population ages, 80% of older people in Western countries will develop at least one chronic metabolic disease. If the USDA says that high-ORAC foods may slow ageing and prevent metabolic disease from occurring, it's very wise to increase the amount of high ORAC foods in the diet to prevent this process from occurring in the first place.

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Solgar has been providing innovative, top-quality and wide-range of health supplements to consumers since 1947.

Solgar are driven by the science of nutrition and use state of the art manufacturing facilities to provide consumers with the highest quality vitamins, minerals, botanicals and food extracts available.

Solgar Health Supplements - Mission

Solgar’s mission is to enhance the total health and well-being of consumers. They strive to achieve this by exclusively distributing our products to knowledgeable retailers worldwide who receive our on-going comprehensive supplement training and nutrition education. These retailers can then guide consumers through the wide range of health supplement choices available.

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Solgar's manufacturing and quality control laboratories guarantee that every batch of health supplements meets our ‘Gold Standard' for purity and potency, plus Solgar's own distribution facilities ensures complete accountability at every stage of production.

Since 1947 Solgar has had one mission: To provide consumers with the highest quality health supplements sold by educated retailers to help promote optimal health. Solgar's attention to detail at every stage from manufacturing to distribution has enabled us to set, maintain and raise the ‘Gold Standard' for quality and attention to detail in a constantly evolving and competitive industry.

Small changes - Big differences

We all know that we can make small changes to make big differences and Solgar is no exception. With this is mind, at the Solgar manufacturing facility, they use purified water and friendly ‘green' cleaners when preparing equipment between manufacturing batches. Our facility is also equipped with noise reduction baffles and an exhaust filtration system to help minimise the environmental impact. They even have their own ‘Green' quality checking of collateral and media material, making sure our office papers and marketing materials are all produced as environmental grade/recycled papers.

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Solgar is distributed world-wide in over 50 different countries, with affiliate offices in the U.K., Spain, South Africa, and New Zealand.

Caring for the Environment.

SOLGAR VITAMIN AND HERB is a global company with global concerns, not least the impact we all have on the environment both professionally and personally. This is why Solgar go to such great lengths to use glass bottles that they guarantee are 100% recyclable. These bottles also maintain the potency and stability of our nutrients and herbs. The packing materials they use for deliveries are recycled egg cartons and newspaper off-cuts of recycled paper that we source from local companies. Even the Solgar boxes are made from environmental grade cardboard.

All packages from Solgar arrive at Vanderbell Health packaged in re-usable packaging securely packed as shown above. They always appear to have taken great care in their packaging to the extent that we often find them more difficult to unpack, but this is entirely to the benefit of the customer. You will be able to tell form the Solgar Supplements that you buy how sturdy and well made the glass containers are.

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Solgar is renowned world-wide for its innovative, science-based health supplement line, and our expert-led R & D department ensures that every product is thoroughly researched. Indeed, Solgar also supports and encourages research on both existing and potential new products by donating funding and product to existing research studies.

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Solgar's state of the art manufacturing facility is completely up-to-date in both design and function, complying with health supplement Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) and meeting pharmaceutical standards for machinery, procedures, quality control and environmentalism. This actually exceeds the standards required by the health supplement industry but ensures that Solgar quality is not compromised at any time during the manufacturing process. Indeed with our own quality control laboratory and distribution facilities, Solgar can guarantee accountability throughout the entire process.

Solgar Health Supplement Quality Control

Solgar strives for excellence and has the highest standards for quality. We employ a rigorous system of quality control measures within our on-site laboratory (a rarity within the industry) to test health supplement products at every stage of manufacturing, from raw material to finished product. All raw material entering Solgar's manufacturing facility is subject to stringent tests to ensure they are of the highest quality and purity. Any raw materials not meeting our exacting standards are immediately rejected and returned to suppliers. No product leaves their facility without meeting their ‘Gold Standard' for excellence.

USP Water Purification System. Solgar's facility benefits from a state-of-the-art USP reverse osmosis water purification system. This $1 million filtration technology is not required by Good Manufacturing Practice but is required by Solgar as part of our overall commitment to manufacturing excellence.

HEPA Air Filtration System. As part of Solgar's commitment to purity, this air filtration system is utilised in our manufacturing facility to filter all the air that circulates, removing 99.9% of all airbourne particles. Samples of both air and water are also routinely tested in our quality control laboratory.

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Workers at Solgar's manufacturing facility routinely disassemble and clean every piece of machinery after each formula change. The equipment is broken down into hundreds of parts and may take up to eight hours to clean and reassemble. In fact many of Solgar's machines spend longer being cleaned than they do making products. They also use food-grade, environmentally friendly cleaners to sanitise equipment between batches.

Solgar is Kosher and Halal Certified

Solgar selected KOF-K Kosher Supervision to certify our products. This international organisation follows the strictest laws of the kosher observance.

Solgar chose the Halal Food Authority (HFA), a U.K.-based organization that adheres to the strictest laws of Halal, to certify our products.

Aqueous Coated Tablets

Solgar was one of the first in the Natural Products Industry to stop using shellac, a solvent-based tablet coating agent, and to introduce a natural, water-based coating instead for all of our coated-tablet products. This natural, water-based coating improves disintegration and dissolution, providing better absorption of the nutrients.

Solgar Recyclable Amber Glass Bottles

Solgar is known for 100% recyclable, non-leaching, non-porous, and odorless glass bottles. Although these "old style" medicine bottles are more expensive, Solgar uses them because as part of their commitment to quality, they protect against heat, light, and moisture, thereby preserving nutrient potency.

Solgar Product Information

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Exclusive Solgar Distribution

Solgar is committed to distributing our products through independent health food retailers where consumers can find the best products along with the best nutritional advice and service. This is another way of ensuring the integrity of our products.

Carbon Neutral Deliveries

SOLGAR VITAMIN AND HERB has been committed to its CarbonNeutral® programme [in partnership with the CarbonNeutral® company] since 2000 and has planted approximately 10,000 tree saplings to counter its carbon emissions for its deliveries and company cars. In 2005 Solgar decided to expand its CarbonNeutral® initiative to include investments in carbon credit offset projects and has since invested in projects across the globe, including wind farms and solar energy schemes.


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