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Opinions Please on Acai Berry

I am interested in others opinions on Acai Berry. I have mixed emotions about this "drug" and would love to hear others who have experience with this.

Thanks ~ El
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Anytime you use a "quick fix" for weight loss you run many risks. The best way and healthiest way to lose weight is to eat correctly and exercise.

Eating fresh acai berries, if you can find them, or drinking acai juice is much more beneficial than taking an unknown powder/drug that is not FDA approved. Most of those things are scams anyway and are "too good to be true".
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I"ve been taking the supplement for a week, the last three nights I have been awaken with extreme itching on my legs, hands and arms. Each night as I quietly tried not to awaken my spouse as  I headed into the bathroom only to be shocked when I turned on the lights.

My skin was inflamed, small to medium size rash bumps and my face was swollen. I quickly took benedryl, which seemed to help the first two nights. Last night was the doozy, masses hives, I had to soak towels in cold water and lay them over my legs and arms to stop the burning sensation. I also took benedryl which works for me. After about 30 minutes in the bathroom the hives began to go down. Finally the benedryl took and it always knocks me out.

I have one allergy and that is to the oil on the leaves of poison plants like poison ivy, poison oak, and poison summac. I love mango fruit and would knock them off my grandmas tree in Florida and eat them. Then I would break out in a rash on my lips and face. Still ate the fruit because I loved them. Come to find out it was not the fruit inside, but that the skin of the mango fruit has an oil that causes similar reaction as poison ivy.  

So, my take is that this berry skin has a similar oil or other additives into this supplement contains an oil that causes this same reaction in me.  

I will be calling customer service tomorrow to get a refund and cancel my membership. So disappointed, because I have been working so hard to get in shape and my stomach bulge is a problem area. I was hoping this would help.  

Not worth the hives and missing out on a good night sleep!  
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Where would you go about purchasing acai berry juice? the real kind though, not some fake..
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