With all the new health drinks and exotic fruit blends being introduced in the market, you’d think you already know every single possible fruit that had been juiced… right? The tallest palm tree in the Amazon jungles called “Acai” (pronounced ah-sah-ee) bearing dark purple berries has been used for centuries to help cleanse and detoxify the whole body. This “superfood” prompted husband and wife, Elton and Cathy Salimbangon to introduce the Organique Acai Premium Blend way back in 2010.
Yesterday at the Makati-Shangrila Hotel, Organique Inc. introduced to media and bloggers the “minted makeover” packaging of Organique’s Acai Food Supplement, as well as its newest celebrity endorser, supermodel and role model Tweetie De Leon Gonzalez.
Tweetie was more than happy to be the new advocate of Organique Acai Premium Blend. “Organique Acai Premium Blend keeps me feeling good, keeping my acid reflux at bay,” she said during the media launch yesterday. Even during out of town trips, she makes sure she takes a small bottle containing the liquid supplement for her daily dose.
The Acai berries is small, dark purple in color that have been a staple in the diet of the indigenous people of Brazil for centuries. They consume it regularly and it is what they use to remedy aches and pains, from infection to stomach problems.
Touted by many as the king of superfoods, the acai berry is rich in antioxidants which combats cell damage.
“It’s basically a cellular approach, our cells are being attacked by free radicals from the pollutants around us, antioxidants help repair them,” Cathy simplifies.
“So your body is replenished and functions better overall. You have more energy, signs of aging are delayed, your immune system is strengthened,” she adds.
Acai berries also contain omega oils which is necessary for the proper function of the brain and cardiovascular system. “It has all the basic vitamins and minerals that our body needs aside from being high in dietary fiber.”
I have been a user of this product ever since it was introduce here early last year and it has been a staple to my regular take on vitamins and a dietary supplement to my running.
This antioxidant-rich fruit has been heralded for centuries as a healing, immune-stimulating, energy-boosting fruit. An exotic relative of the blueberry and cranberry, research has shown that this antioxidant-rich berry may be able to support in the prevention of diseases associated with oxidative damage, not to mention many other health benefits.
The Salimbangon’s company called Organique, Inc. is based in California as it manufactures and distributes the full line of pure Açaí berry products formulated to the ideal standards of native Brazilians. This main product is called the Organique Acai Premium Blend. It’s fully concentrated and made from the finest all natural ingredients, FULL of antioxidants blended to perfection without preservatives and artificial additives. Also being introduced is the Organique Acai Freeze-Dried Capsules 650mg, composed of pure acai freeze-dried powder. It contains no fillers and other chemicals.
As the company grew and evolved, the Salimbangons felt the need for their packaging to do the same. “In order to thrive in a global market, we enlisted the help of a top designer we met during the Organic and Natural Health Show in London last year,”says Cathy.
“This new label incorporates nature in a simple yet elegant manner. With this, we aim to reach consumers worldwide and showcase our premium-quality organic products.”
With the new packaging comes the newest celebrity endorser, no less than supermodel and former actress Tweetie De Leon Gonzalez! Tweetie exemplifies the brand’s values. She has maintained a healthy lifestyle, and at the age of 52, is now reaping the benefits. She is a working mother of four who not only built herself a career as a supermodel, but as a businesswoman as well. She is the epitome of the saying, ‘Health is wealth.’
Exercise and dance instructor celebrity Regine Tolentino is also a firm believer of its healing powers that aids recovery after her strenuous fitness classes.
Benefits of Drinking Organique Acai Premium Blend
- Helps build a strong body by providing protein – Organíque Açaí Berry Premium Blend has more proteins than an average egg. Proteins are the primary components of some hormones and body tissues, including muscles and organs. Proteins also make up the outer layers of hair, nail and skin.
- Cleanses and detoxifies the body – Organíque Açaí Berry Premium Blend has been used for centuries to cleanse the body of contaminants.
- Enhances muscle contractions and muscle regeneration – Organíque Açaí Berry Premium Blend has mix of essential amino acids and trace minerals that are vital for strength and recovery after strenuous activities.
- Increases energy and enhances stamina – Organíque Açaí Berry Premium Blend’s nutrients and large amount of natural lipids provide needed energy to engage in competitive sports and tackle daily chores.
- Stress relief – Organíque Açaí Berry Premium Blend can help regulate stress levels and repair the body.
- Improves sexual health – Organíque Açaí Berry Premium Blend’s anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties can counter infertility due to stress, pollution and factors related to free radicals.
- Aids body synergy – Organíque Açaí Berry Premium Blend’s immune-system-strengthening qualities help protect the entire body.
- A potent anti-aging food – the regenerative nutrients and strong antioxidants in Organíque Açaí Berry Premium Blend keep cells operating optimally and may slow aging.
- May help prevent prostate enlargement – the antioxidant punch of Organíque Açaí Berry Premium Blend may be a powerful weapon in the fight against benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), commonly known as enlarged prostate.
- Helps prevent osteoporosis in women – Organíque Açaí Berry Premium Blend has a significant amount of Calcium, which helps strengthen the bones, prevent fractures and can help prevent osteoporosis.
- Ease menstrual cycles – Women who experience extreme menstrual pain can also benefit from Organíque Açaí Berry Premium Blend. Calcium-rich foods help coat the lining of the stomach and uterus and help reduce the pain from cramps and bloating.
- May help prevent causes of heart diseases – the berry contains the antioxidant, polyphenols, a principal source of heart protection. One anthocyanin, cyaniding-2-glucoside, may improve the production of nitric oxide (NO) in endothelial cells. It does not allow vessel walls to relax and expand, resulting in less stress on the heart, decreased risk of vessel blockage and an increased blood flow.
- Reduces bad cholesterol – in addition to its high antioxidant content, Organíque Açaí Berry Premium Blend is rich in essential fatty acids (EFAs). A large body of research indicates that EFAs help reduce harmful LDL cholesterol while supporting levels of the beneficial HDL cholesterol, which can lead to better blood circulation.
- Sterols may lower blood pressure (BP) – sterols are components of plant cell membranes providing numerous benefits to the human body. Sterols are currently being used to treat symptoms associated with BP.
- Protects blood vessels – the anthocyanins in Organíque Açaí Berry Premium Blend protect small and large blood vessels, including veins, arteries and capillaries.
- Help thwart retinopathy – in diabetes, weak capillaries can lead to a condition called retinopathy, which often leads to blindness. Organíque Açaí Berry Premium Blend helps protect capillaries.
- Improves glucose and lipid levels – Organíque Açaí Berry Premium Blend’s lower glycemic index improves glucose and lipid level in diabetics.
- Weight control – Organíque Açaí Berry Premium Blend’s low glycemic index also helps control appetite and delay hunger, which can help individuals trying to lose weight.
- Improve resistance to diseases – by boosting the immune system, Organíque Açaí Berry Premium Blend’s rich nutrient profile helps boost the body’s natural defenses.
- Improved function of immune cells – recent findings published in the International Journal of Sports Medicine indicate that Organíque Açaí Berry Premium Blend’s beta-sitosterol prevents immune suppression and modulates the lymphocyte activity.
- Prevents free-radical damage to the immune system – free radical damage (or oxidation) is one of the primary causes of immune weakness or dysfunction.
- Can thwart viruses, bacterial infections and funguses – Organíque Açaí Berry Premium Blend can reduce the frequency of infectious diseases.
- Acts as an antimutagenic – Organíque Açaí Berry Premium Blend’s antioxidant properties help prevent damage to DNA, which lowers the risk posed by carcinogens and mutagens.
- Improved digestion – Organíque Açaí Berry Premium Blend’s dietary fiber helps promote the health of the digestive tract, including colon.
- Overcomes acid-reflux diseases (GERD) – The broad array of antioxidants in Organíque Açaí Berry Premium Blend may help protect and repair the lower esophagus damaged by GERD, and its acid-suppression effects reduce the acidity of stomach contents when reflux does occur.
- Heals ulcers – the antibacterial properties of Organíque Açaí Berry Premium Blend’s kills bad bacteria, fungi and parasites, including H. pylori, the ulcer-causing bacteria.
- Helps relieves symptoms of Crohn’s disease – Organíque Açaí Berry Premium Blend’s anti-inflammatory abilities may prevent the mal-absorption of vital nutrients by preventing damage to the wall of the small intestine.
- Improves skin tone – Organíque Açaí Berry Premium Blend’s phytosterols helps reduce the erosion of the skin’s protective coating.
- Defends against premature wrinkles – because it is so high in anthocyanins and phytosterols, Organíque Açaí Berry Premium Blend helps protect connective tissues, including collagen.
- May thwart cancer – the antioxidant protection of Organíque Açaí Berry Premium Blend may lower cancer risk for several types, including breast, lung, skin and stomach cancers, by neutralizing free radicals before they can damage cells.
- Reduces arthritis pain – anti-inflammatory properties of Organíque Açaí Berry Premium Blend may offer relief of arthritis suffers.
- Relieves symptoms of asthma – Organíque Açaí Berry Premium Blend’s vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant with anti-inflammatory properties found to improve symptoms of asthma.
- May reduce risk for Alzheimer’s disease – the 2004 study from the Archives of Neurology found a reduced risk or Alzheimer’s disease with increased amounts of vitamin C and E found in Açaí Berry.
- Aids vision – the beta carotene and C in Organíque Açaí Berry Premium Blend promote eye health, including reducing the complications of macular degeneration in diabetics.
- Helps maintain healthy teeth and gums – the calcium in Organíque Açaí Berry Premium Blend may mean a whiter smile and stronger teeth, as well as the prevention of gingivitis and other gum diseases.
- Improves mental clarity – Organíque Açaí Berry Premium Blend’s omega-3 fats are crucial for proper mental function and alertness.
- Better sleep – the vitamin B and other nutrients in Organíque Açaí Berry Premium Blend reduce stress and help brain cells communicate by assisting with the production of neurotransmitters like dopamine and serotonin.
- Promotes overall wellness.
The recommended dose of Organique Acai Premium Blend is 30-60ml per day depending on the health conditions of the person. “If you’re down with something, you can double dose or triple dose it because you need more nutrients when you’re sick. It is best taken with an empty stomach — pure, with water, with ice or added to your smoothie,” suggests Cathy.
Organique Acai Premium Blend is also distributed in the United States, Hong Kong, Japan and the Middle East. Each 946-ml bottle sells for P2,500 at Mercury Drug, Pure Pharmacy, Robinson’s Supermarket, South Star Drug, Watsons.
For more information, log on to www.organique.com.ph or call (02) 4703580/(0922) 888 7884. For social media updates, type “Organique Acai” on Facebook, “@organiqueacai” on Twitter and “organiqueacai” on Instagram.