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Acai (Euterpe oleracea)



Interactions

Acai/Drug Interactions:
  • Anti-inflammatory agentsAnti-inflammatory agents: Based on in vitro study, acai may have COX-1 and COX-2 inhibitory properties (1).
  • MRI oral contrast agentsMRI oral contrast agents: Acai has been used as an experimental, clinical oral contrast agent for MRI of the gastrointestinal tract in vivo (3).

Acai/Herb/Supplement Interactions:
  • Anti-inflammatory agentsAnti-inflammatory agents: Based on an in vitro study, acai may have COX-1 and COX-2 inhibition properties (1).
  • AntioxidantsAntioxidants: Based on in vitro study, freeze-dried acai fruit pulp/skin powder may have antioxidant properties (1).
  • GuaranaGuarana: Some acai products contain guarana. Guarana contains caffeine and is often used as an appetite suppressant and stimulant.

Acai/Food Interactions:
  • Insufficient available evidence.

Acai/Lab Interactions:
  • Inflammation markersInflammation markers: Based on in vitro study, acai may have COX-1 and COX-2 inhibitory properties (1).
  • MRI contrast agentMRI contrast agent: Acai has been used as an experimental, clinical oral contrast agent for MRI of the gastrointestinal tract in vivo (3).

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