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Goji Capsules

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Goji is also known as wolfberry, happy berry, matrimony vine and
boxthorn. Probably you may you have noticed this new health supplement on
the market. Its Latin name is Lycium barbarum fruit. Goji has become a
staple of Asian medicinal foods.


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goji juice, goji berries


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Goji is also known as wolfberry, happy berry, matrimony vine and
boxthorn. Probably you may you have noticed this new health supplement on
the market. Its Latin name is Lycium barbarum fruit.

It is believed that the Himalayas were home to the world’s first natural
healers. Among the most valued Himalayan secrets was the tiny red berry
Goji which became so popular that visitors brought them home and
propagated them around the region. Since then, Goji has become a staple
of Asian medicinal foods.

<b>Goji berries contain polysaccharides</b> which strengthen the immune
system. A polysaccharide found in this fruit has been found to be a
powerful secretagogue (a substance that stimulates the secretion of
rejuvenative human growth hormone by the pituitary gland).

Goji berries have been traditionally considered as a longevity, strength-
building, and sexual potency food of the highest order. In several
research groups with elderly people the berry was given once a day for 3
weeks, many beneficial results were experienced and 67% of the patients T
cell transformation functions tripled and the activity of the patients
white cell interleukin-2 doubled. In addition, the results revealed that
all the patients’ spirit and optimism increased significantly, appetite
improved in 95% of the patients, 95% of the patients slept better, and
35% of the patients partially enhanced their sexual function.


<b>Goji’s Protective Properties</b>

Goji offers a wide variety of nutrients, from vitamins and minerals to
more complex molecules and amino acids. Goji contains 18 different amino
acids including all 8 that are regarded as the essential amino acids.

Goji is an important source of Beta carotene, much better than even
carrots. Beta Carotene is provitamin A and a powerful antioxidant. Goji
also provides some complex molecules called polysaccharides which the
body uses to calm nervousness, enhance muscle growth, protect against
infection, strengthen memory, and protect the heart. Among these is Beta
sitosterol, which is an anti-inflammatory and lowers cholesterol.

The ORAC scale measures a food’s ability to absorb free radical oxygen
molecules, and a 3.5 ounce serving of Goji has an ORAC rating of 23,500.
To put this into perspective, prunes also rank extremely high, but have
an ORAC rating of just over 5,000 for the same sized serving, while
oranges score 750.
Originating from one of the most remote, mountainous regions on earth,
the Goji berry is most famously associated with extraordinary longevity.
In places where the Goji berry is a dietary staple, life spans of over
100 years are not uncommon.

The Goji berry’s nutritional profile is both unique and intricate,
leading to its reputation as one of the greatest nutritional plants on
earth. As the subject of meticulous scientific research, with many
studies still ongoing, Goji has been shown to contain some very
interesting nutrients. Goji contains the polysaccharide “Master
Molecules” named LBP1, LBP2, LBP3, and LBP4. Goji contains the highest
levels of these 4 molecules, plus essential amino acids, several
vitamins, 21 trace minerals. Among the trace minerals found in Goji
berries are some very rare trace nutrients such as germanium, uncommonly
found in foods.


<b>Today, Goji is known for:</b>

- Intensifying resistance to microorganisms by boosting the immune system
-Assisting in protecting against macular degeneration, cataracts and dry
eyes (goji contains the world’s richest source of carotenoids, even more
than lutein!)
-Boosting energy by improving blood circulation, which warms the body
-Reducing the symptoms of diabetes and hypertension
-Protecting the liver and providing nutrition to the kidneys

Goji (wolf berry) from the Himalayans is known for its antioxidant and
immune support. Goji capsules are manufactured from the whole fruit and
extracted to a 4:1 ratio. In contrast to liquid products, which are
mostly water, a gram of goji capsule product has the actives of 4,000mg
of the Gogi berry powder. Note this is 4 times the actives of the dried
powder.

Goji capsules are more absorbable and convenient than powdered, dried
fruit or liquids. It is the most potent goji supplement available,
offering a 125-time concentration of the goji berry and its active
ingredient, polysaccharides.

If you are truly interested in the health benefits of the Goji Wolfberry
fruit then a concentrated capsule is a better way to receive the
benefits.

				
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