Oh my ulcerated intestines this has been a massive pain in my arse. I am way more surprised than you that I actually finished this. Ok it was a few months late but to be fair I did the first 8 back to back. Then I just ran out of things to write about. So many, many, MANY stupid supplements people take that it is hard to separate the wheat from the chaff. You could honestly bottle goats piss, slap an antioxident sticker on it and make millions. But now I am just hating for no reason so lets crack on.

Acai berry. Does it count as a supplement? Course it does otherwise I would have to think about something else to write about and frankly I don’t have the brain power. So why this berry? Well I want to really use this berry as a cross-sectional representation (if that is a thing) of other super foods. See there are loads of claims about super foods but they are usually unsubstantiated. So I am going to try and give Acai a bullshit free review (not that I was bullshitting about the others but maybe I got sucked into the hype).

Can Acai make you fly? No. Does it cure you from your crippling ugliness? No. Does it make me funnier? If it did, I would be injecting it straight into my eyeballs. Like most super foods, Acai is an antioxident (and most definitely not goats piss). But lets be honest here. Antioxident is just a throw away word to make us sound healthy but what does it actually mean.

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MMM…Antioxidents

 

An antioxident is a food that prevents molecules inside your body from oxidizing (hence the name). Now bare with me while I try and wrap my head around this while I type. When a molecule in our body oxidizes, it forms a free radical. A free radical is a molecule that a single electron that it wishes to bond to another molecule. Now these free radicals are highly reactive and so therefore will bond easily to another molecule altering its state and also creating more free radicals. This chain of events carries on occurring, mutating the molecules within your body and so causing various medical disorders.

If any of that is wrong then please tell me. It has been ages since I have done chemistry. So there Acai is awesome for that. It is also high in fiber and great for cleaning out the gut (hello Crohn’s peopleses). It increases energy levels and promotes healthy digestion which is always a good thing. For all the Crohn’s sufferers, it does help poopage so you probably wouldn’t want to take it if you are having a (Rick) flare up.

One of the biggest pieces of BS about the Acai berry are the claims that it promotes weight loss. Obviously it is super good for you in many other ways and alongside healthy diet and exercise, you will lose weight. But that is because of the healthy diet and exercise. Popping a couple of these on there own won’t do anything. However, popping a couple of these while on a treadmill might.

So that is my final 12 Days of Supplements and I am never doing it again. Having said that, I learnt a lot myself about the supplements I am taking and how they are benefiting me. Just need to keep it up. I shall leave you with this tune.

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