A recent study conducted by the United States Department of Agriculture* and published in Atherosclerosis, demonstrated a MonaVie acai juice to have significant cardio-protective properties in an animal model. The MonaVie juice exhibited cardio-protective effects by reducing free radical cell membrane damage (lipid peroxidation), boosting antioxidant enzymes, and inhibiting pro-inflammatory cytokine production.
Acai has received significant prominence due to its high antioxidant capacity and anti-inflammatory potential. A diet rich in fruits and vegetables is believed to have beneficial effects on cardiovascular health, largely due to their antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties.
Reference: Xie C,et al. Acie Juice Attenuates Atherosclerosis in ApoE Deficient Mice Through Antioxidant and Anti-inflammatory Activities. Atherosclerosis 216 (2011) 327-333
Authors: Chenghui Xie a, b, 1, Jie Kang a, b, 1, Ramona Burris a, Matthew E. Ferguson a, Alexander G. Schauss c, Shanmugam Nagarajana, d, Xianli Wua, b, um