Goji berries, also known wolfberries, are a fruit native to China. These little red-orange like raisins have an impressive history of health benefits. In Tibetan medicine, goji berries or Lycium barbarum have been used for about 2,000 years to treat kidney, eye, skin, allergy, and sleep problems; diabetes; cancer; sexual dysfunction; and chronic liver disease. Goji berries are said to be the most nutritionally rich berry on the planet because of its outstanding array of extraordinary nutrients. Apart from tasting delicious, the goji berry are well balanced for nearly all body types, blood types and metabolism.
Known to harmonize the jing energy of the adrenals and kidneys, resulting in enhanced stamina, strength, longevity and sexual energy.
Goji berries boost immune function, provide liver protection, and improve eyesight (antioxidant zeaxanthin) and blood quality.
Rich source of polyssacharides (long chain sugars) that support the immune system and give you stable energy throughout the day without sugar spikes and crashes.
Goji berries are a complete protein source and contain 19 different amino acids and all 8 essential amino acids (phenylalanine to support the adrenals and tryptophan to produce serotonin). They can contain twenty one or more trace minerals like zinc, iron, copper, calcium, germanium, selenium and phosphorus as well as vitamins B1, B2, B6 and vitamin E.
Extremely high antioxidant content, 2-4 times that of the blueberry and contain more beta-carotene than carrots.
Goji berries help stimulate the human body to produce more Human Growth Hormone (HGH) naturally, making an anti-aging and longevity superfood par excellence.
Support brain and neurological health by helping our bodies produce choline, an essential nutrient that combats free radical damage linked to neurological degeneration and Alzheimer’s disease.
The goji berry is an adaptogen, a term used to describe a substance with a combination of therapeutic actions that increase the body’s ability to deal with stress, trauma, fatigue and anxiety. An adaptogen invigorates and strengthens the immune system while supporting the adrenal glands.
Supports cardiovascular health and keeps vital organs healthy.
Reference: Superfoods The Food and Medicine of the Future by David Wolfe