By now, some of you may have heard about Young Living's NingXia Red Antioxidant Juice and of the powerful ingredient it contains: The Chinese Wolfberry. But what IS Wolfberry? Where does it come from? How does it effect the body? After doing some research, I discovered the answers...
The Chinese Wolfberry is also known as the Lyceum berry or "goji berry" and originated in Mongolia. Many, MANY clinical studies and tests have been done on it by the Beijing Nutrition Institute, as well as other institutions and labs around the world. The results from these tests are pretty amazing!
After studying people who have consumed Wolfberry on a consistent basis throughout their lives, they found that these people live free of many common diseases and have life expectancies of over 100 years old! Unlike Ginseng, Wolfberry has no known risks or side effects from daily use and they can be consumed by people with high blood pressure (unlike ginseng).
In 1988, the Beijing Nutrition Research Insititute conducted multiple tests and discovered that Wolfberry contains 18 amino acids (6x's more then bee pollen), 21 trace minerals, more beta carotene than carrots, and 500x's more vitamin C than oranges (by weight). It also contains vitamin A, vitamin B1, vitamin B6, and vitamin E. Wolfberry is also very effective in increasing white blood cell count, protecting the liver, and relieving hypertension. The protein in Wolfberry also displayed an insulin-like action that was effective in promoting fat decomposition and reducing blood sugar levels.
Clinical experiments done by the NingXia Institute studied effects of Wolfberry on the blood of aged volunteers. The results indicated that the consumption of Wolfberry on a consistent basis caused the blood of the older people to noticeably revert to a younger state. Other tests showed that the Wolfberry may enable injured DNA to better repair itself and ward off tissue degeneration.
Young Living has many products containing the Chinese Wolfberry. NingXia Red Juice is the most popular (and will be on my next order) :) But there are also: Wolfberry Teas, Wolfberry Bars, Facial Products, Energy Drinks, and the list goes on. New products are being created by Young Living, using Wolfberry, every year.
So, now that you know more about it, what's stopping you from adding The Chinese Wolfberry to your diet? ;)
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