For the umpteenth time in the last week or so, I received another ad in my junk mail box about the maqui super berry or something. So they all focus on weight loss, anti aging, reduction of acne, and various other benefits. But they seem to be focusing more on anti aging lately. So I thought I would check it out. After all, I send them the request to stop sending me the emails, and then I receive another one the next day.
As it turns out, there are quite a few “maqui berry” products just as there are many acai berry products. They claim it to be high in antioxidants and high on the ORAC, some even naming a specific number. But when checking out their ORAC score among other things, I found out why the maqui berry is not really a highly publicized superfruit, and at the same point of course I found out why many are not seeing the results with acai based products that they think they are going to get. Blueberries have a higher ORAC score. They aren’t as publicized, because you can buy them at your grocery store and nobody cares. Blueberries however have greater benefits in the anti aging world, fighting off free radicals, protecting collagen and elastin, etc as well as a higher level of power in any other health related world. And while I know that writing this will not necessarily encourage these companies to stop spamming me, I hope it might encourage those of you also receiving those emails to continue to or start ignoring them.