Are There Side Effects?

There are no clearly established side effects of MonaVie (see Acai Side Effects for more information).

Is MonaVie Safe?

As a fruit juice blend, MonaVie is assumed to be safe for most people, especially when consumed in moderation. Some people may be more likely to experience problems with it than others. Therefore, you should talk with your healthcare provider prior to taking this product medicinally if you have:
  • Any chronic or severe medical condition
  • Any allergies, including allergies to foods, dyes, or preservatives.
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you are:
Make sure to tell your healthcare provider about any other medicines you are taking, including prescription and nonprescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
(Click Acai Warnings for more information, including any available warnings and precautions.)

How Does It Work?

Most of the benefits of MonaVie are attributed to the acai berry content. Acai berries contain a variety of different substances and compounds, such as proteins, lipids, vitamins, minerals and nutrients, anthrocyanins, and flavonoids. MonaVie is a rich source of antioxidants.
There is also some evidence that MonaVie may inhibit cyclooxygenase (COX-1 and COX-2) enzymes, at least in "test tube" studies. Theoretically, this could be how the product works for arthritis or other inflammatory conditions.
Last reviewed by: Kristi Monson, PharmD
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