Goji is known as “Happy Fruit” in China. It is said that people who eat it regularly ”become happy, and find themselves laughing all the time.”
Goji berries, a.k.a. Lycium Fruit or Wolfberries, from the plant have been considered to be a “magical” longevity herb.
Various human studies have shown Goji supports the serum levels of superoxide dismutase (SOD) and hemoglobin.
Evidence supports the traditional notion that consuming Goji berries regularly can help support cardiovascular health, support the functions of the pancreas and liver, support immune functions, support eye health, support mood, and help increase and sustain libido.
It is important to our health to maintain proper levels of free radicals in our body. We need antioxidants to support that balance. Excessive free radical production results in destruction of cellular integrity. The daily challenges of modern life, including pollution, poor diet and eating habits, overexposure to the sun’s rays, smoking (or being exposed to second hand smoke), and exposure to radiation all contribute to oxidation. Of course, it is best to avoid these toxic conditions – but that is only partially possible.
Goji is an good source of vitamin C (ascorbic acid). The human body needs lots of vitamin C, and it must be replenished daily. Goji berries contain a unique vitamin C known as absorbic acid.
Goji fruit is also good provider of riboflavin, vitamin B1 (thiamine) and nicotinic acid.
Goji berries contain an abundance of health-promoting constituents including: 5 Lycium polysaccharides (LBP), 18 amino acids, 6 essential fatty acids, vitamins B1, B2, B6, E (not commonly found in fruit), and more than 20 trace minerals including calcium, germanium, selenium, zinc, phosphorus and iron.
OG Info Source: Dragon Herbs
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