one bottle lasts one week. yikes...
the people i know that have said they have had a clinical response are those with back problems and arthritis and bad knees. it can be a good way to consume more antioxidants cos most people dont get enough. antioxidants are found in plants to protect them from free radicals which oxidize their fats. there thousands upon thousands of them and have been shown to have anti cancer and anti inflammatory and anti aging benefits.
acai has been the flavor of the month for the last few years now. it replaced the mangosteen berry, noni berry, and gogi berry. all well and good in their own right, but everything gets over-hyped and then you never get what is promised cos you are comparing the raw fruit profile to the processed, refined juice version. even if they give you the nutritional info of the final product, all the hype is based off the raw fruit profile, so be wary.
the thing to look for with the acai berry is how it was processed and how soon after it was picked. it has natural enzymes that will kill it in 24-48 hours. the more you process it, the more you kill it. that is with everything though.
imho, the mona V one is actually really good compared to most out there. you get more antioxidants per serving and the way it is processed is good. most brands, acai roots and sambazon for example, add other ingredients i dont want in my juice or ice cream, but i am super anal about what i eat.
most of the products are an over priced come on, but hey, if you like it and if you notice a clinical response to it, then by all means keep drinking it and it is worth the price.
feel free to try it, but dont expect it to be a wonder cure or panacea. have realistic expectations, but hey, who knows, this could the silver bullet for your body....
i did the mona V challenge quite a while ago for giggles. i didnt expect to notice a response and i did not. but WHY i did not is because of how i already eat and have been eating for a few years, which is super super clean. i dont eat the sugars or processed foods. i eat minimal grain based foods, lots of fruits and vegetables, grass fed/free range/wild caught meat/chicken/fish; i make a lot of my own food from scratch; dont smoke; rarely drink; rarely drink fruit juice...so basically a super clean, healthy diet. so if i was already feeling fantastic, i was curious to see if this could help, which i doubted. maybe it did, but i didnt notice. i think most people who do notice a response is because their eating habits are horrible. thus by consuming more fruits/antioxidants in the juice, at the high initial dosage, one has a good chance to notice a clinical response to it. i think how clean/healthy your diet is has some bearing on it.
Crohn's since 1993 (17 yrs old then)
surgery in July '05 - removal of 2 inches at ileum and 8 inches of sigmoid colon (had fistula into bladder)
Nov '05 developed colonic inertia; July '06 told i needed ostomy surgery
began maker's diet in August '06 - now feeling the best ever with no symptoms of colonic inertia and i kept my colon
med free as of 10/31/07