Acai- A Natural Stress Fighter

By Mirko Albrecht, Dipl.-qualified NC.

We know two types of Stress

Acute stress and chronic stress. Acai can help to prevent and treat all stress types.

Acute stress is a type of stress with low level of inter alia epinephrine. Here you need several nutritions to boost the secretions of stress hormons.

Acai is a good source of vitamins such as vitamin C, E, B1, B2, B3 and minerals such as calcium, magnesium, manganese, molybdenum, zinc, chromium, copper, potassium.

Chronic stress is a form of stress with i.a. increase secretion of catecholamines. Adrenaline and nor adrenaline belong to the group of Catecholamine and/or the stress hormone Cortisol.

Several researchers have found, that sugar the stresshormons secretion decreases.  All fruits contain natural sugar, Acai too. Table sugar is unhealthy, because it decreases the stress resistance, causes deficits of several stress related nutritions and increases the risk to oxidative stress.

But Acai is a powerful fruit-package and it has a low glycemic index and therefore is freeze dried acai powder an ideal support for diabetics.

Stress is very diverse. Below I have listed some stressful situations for which Acai is especially recommended.

The Immune-Stress System

Our immune system is a very important “control centre” of stress. Too much stress (or/and low stress resistance) can weaken our immune system by causing an imbalance in our hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis and reducing our body’s neutrophil activity natural killer cells (NK-Cells). The vitamins and minerals contained within Acai can help regulate the HPA axis, thus helping protect the body’s natural defence against disease.

Chemicals in our Environment

Our bodies have to fight daily against the effects of chemical substances and pollutants found in our foods, medications and environment. These chemicals produce free radicals in the body, causing oxidative stress, and can lower the body’s ability to absorbe the vitamins and minerals from our diet, causing deficiency of several nutrients. Acai is rich source of powerful antioxidants such as anthocyanins, flavonoids and carotinoids, which can help to reduce the negative impact of the chemicals in our environment.

Heavy Metals and High Blood Pressure

Heavy metals are present in our environment from a wide range of sources, including cigarette smoke, cosmetics, household dust, pesticides and much more. High levels of environmental related heavy metals in the body cause oxidative stress. In particular, heavy metals such as lead, mercury or cadmium have been found to cause elevated blood pressure, which in turn can lead to other serious health-related issues. Antioxidants-rich foods in the diet, such as Acai, are therefore very important in neutralizing the effects of heavy metals.

Freeze dried Acai powder is for me an excellent natural supplement to aid the body’s natural ability to help counter the effects of stress. Acai is a powerful antioxidant and immune-support food.

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