acai


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acai

(ah-sah-ee) ,

acai berry

(trade name),

acai extract

(trade name),

acai fruit

(trade name),

amazon acai

(trade name),

cabbage palm

(trade name)

Classification

Therapeutic: lipid lowering agents
Hypercholesterolemi.Osteoarthritis, erectile dysfunction, weight loss and obesity, detoxification, aging skin, and metabolic syndrome.

Action

In vitro, acai pulp and skin powder has potent antioxidant activity against superoxide and peroxyl radical. It also inhibits cyclooxygenase-1 (COX-1) and COX-2 in vitro.

Therapeutic effects

Reduced total cholesterol levels.

Pharmacokinetics

Absorption: Unknown.
Distribution: Unknown.
Metabolism and Excretion: Unknown.
Half-life: Unknown.

Time/action profile

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Contraindications/Precautions

Contraindicated in: No known contraindications.
Use Cautiously in: Pregnancy.

Adverse Reactions/Side Effects

Miscellaneous

  • None reported.

Interactions

None reported.None reported.
Oral (Adults) 100 g acai pulp twice daily for metabolic syndrome.

Availability

Acai Smoothie Pack: 100 g acai pulp

Nursing implications

Nursing assessment

  • Assess areas relevant to rationale for taking acai.

Potential Nursing Diagnoses

Deficient knowledge, related to medication regimen (Patient/Family Teaching)

Implementation

  • As a food, the acai berry is eaten raw and as a juice. The juice is also used commercially as a beverage and in ice cream, jelly, and liqueurs.

Patient/Family Teaching

  • Discuss with patient purpose for taking acai.
  • Advise patient to notify health care professional of all Rx or OTC medications, vitamins, or herbal products being taken and to consult with health care professional before taking other medications.
  • Advise female patient to notify health care professional if pregnancy is planned or suspected or if breastfeeding.

Evaluation/Desired Outcomes

  • Decrease in cholesterol.
  • Evaluate based on rationale for taking acai.
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Drinking three ounces (100 ml) of an acai juice blend for six weeks reduced blood cholesterol and reduced oxidative stress after exercise, which may help prevent muscle damage.
The objectives of the current study were to classify and quantify the anthocyanins of the acai fruit dye in the concentrations of 10%, 25%, and 35%.
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Nesse sentido, esse artigo tem como objetivo apresentar uma analise do crescimento urbano de Ponta de Pedras, entre 1991 e 2015, periodo de crescimento da comercializacao e internacionalizacao do acai, e seus reflexos na vida do morador urbano.
In the current scenario, one of the greatest problems associated with the expansion of acai plantations is the lack of seedlings, in quantity and quality, in order to meet the demand of the producers.
Selling of acai berry ABC in Malaysia was against S7 (1) (a) control, drug, and regulation 1984 where no person shall manufacture, sell, supply, import, possess or administer any product unless the product is a registered product.
Machado, Haneda, Trevisan, and Fontes (2012) analyzed the influence of the microfiltration process on the antioxidant capacity of the obtained permeate of acai juice and observed that this parameter was reduced by 36 and 27% for acai juices with and without enzymatic pretreatment, respectively.
In spite of these advances, we still do not know whether acai treatment can affect liver PON isoforms and influence the progression of NAFLD in rats.
O fruto, materia-prima para a obtencao do suco de acai, bebida-simbolo do Estado do Para, e o principal produto oriundo da palmeira (MENEZES et al., 2008).