The King of Antioxidants also known as the ‘Happy Berry’ for How it Makes You Feel*
Goji berries have earned the reputation of being the “gateway herb” in that they’re an easy place to start for beginners yet they still pack a solid herbal punch, loaded with tons of nutrition.
For that reason some consider them the #1 herb in Chinese Medicine.
In the past five to ten years these have gone from virtually unknown to even being inside regular gas stations! They’re known as the “Happy Berry” for how they can make you feel, studies showing improvements in feelings of well-being.4*
The ORAC value (oxygen radical absorption capability, a process used to determine antioxidant levels) of goji berries is commonly stated to be over 25000. Contrast this to blueberries, often touted for their antioxidant levels, at around 7000.
Further goji berry powder assists the body in increasing supply of their internal antioxidants like glutathione and superoxide dismutase (SOD).1,2*
Amazing Lycium Barbarum Polysaccharides (LBPs)
Most of the studied effects of goji berries come from Lycium barbarum polysaccharide or LBP, of which there are a few different varieties.
LBP’s have been researched in their functions to support:
- Healthy Blood Sugar Levels2,3*
- Healthy Liver Function2*
- Healthy Eye Function2*
- Healthy Metabolic Function2,5*
- Healthy Immune System Function2,6*
- Healthy Reproductive System Function2*
It should be noted that most of the human studies done have been with GoChi, a goji juice blend, that is sold through multi-level marketing and is standardized for LBP levels (though they don’t say what those levels are).
The cellular mechanisms by which LBP is shown to have this wide range of functions is explored in depth in An evidence-based update on the pharmacological activities and possible molecular targets of Lycium barbarum polysaccharides.
Goji Berries Nutrition
Beyond the polysaccharides, goji berry powder is very nutrient packed, even more so than most berries.
- Vitamin C
- Vitamin B1 and B2
- Vitamin E
- Polyphenols (caffeic acid, coumaric acid, rutin, scopoletin, feruloyl tyramines)
- Amino Acids (contains 18 amino acids)
- Trace Minerals
Our powder is almost 10% protein (a complete protein and then some), and contains 60% glucose and other sugars.
Organically Grown on the Tibetan Plateau
Grown at a 15000 ft. elevation on a 23000 acre organic farm., the Tibetan Plateau is a place that is hardly touched by man. That means it is a non-polluted place in nature, with clean air, water, soil and sunlight, where foods and herbs can grow in pristine conditions.
Studies have shown that these growing conditions lend nature to producing superior quality herbs that have more nutrition then their counterparts grown elsewhere.
Goji berries, including the fruit powder, are more of a food than a supplement. Our recommended dose, to get beneficial effects, is one to two tablespoons per day. That being said feel free to take more or less.
Goji berry powder can be combined in water, tea, smoothies and even baked goods.
Each 250 gram bag (about 3.5 ounces) contains approximately 26 tablespoon doses, so at the recommended dose it will last for almost a month.
NOTE: This is goji berry powder and not whole goji berries.
Goji berries are very safe with no known side effects or contraindications and are often used daily for long periods of time by many. Though they are in the nightshade family so some people may be sensitive to them.
As goji berries assist the body they may cause changes in drugs so ask your doctor if you’re taking blood pressure or diabetes drugs.
* These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
|Dosage||1-2 tablespoons per day|
|Certified 100% Organic||Yes|
|Dietary||Gluten Free, Paleo Friendly, Vegan Friendly|
|Does Not Contain||GMO’s, Fillers, Preservatives, Added Sugar, Artificial Flavorings or Colorings|
- Lycium barbarum (goji) juice improves in vivo antioxidant biomarkers in serum of healthy adults
Harunobu Amagase – Buxiang Sun – Carmia Borek – Nutrition Research – 2009
- An evidence-based update on the pharmacological activities and possible molecular targets of Lycium barbarum polysaccharides
Shu-Feng Zhou – Jiang Cheng – Zhi-Wei Zhou – Hui-Ping Sheng – Lan-Jie He – Xue-Wen Fan – Zhi-Xu He – Tao Sun – Xueji Zhang – Ling Gu – Chuanhai Cao – Ruan Zhao – DDDT Drug Design, Development and Therapy – 2014
- Practical Application of Antidiabetic Efficacy of Lycium barbarum Polysaccharide in Patients with Type 2 Diabetes
Huizhen Cai – Fukang Liu – Pingguo Zuo – Guiling Huang – Zhixiu Song – Tingting Wang – Huixia Lu – Fei Guo – Chao Han – Guiju Sun – Medicinal Chemistry MC – 2015
- A Meta-Analysis of Clinical Improvements of General Well-Being by a Standardized Lycium barbarum
Chiu-Hsieh Hsu – Dwight Nance – Harunobu Amagase – Journal of Medicinal Food – 2012
- Lycium barbarum Increases Caloric Expenditure and Decreases Waist Circumference in Healthy Overweight Men and Women: Pilot Study
Harunobu Amagase – Dwight Nance – Journal of the American College of Nutrition – 2011
- Immunomodulatory Effects of a Standardized Lycium barbarum Fruit Juice in Chinese Older Healthy Human Subjects
Harunobu Amagase – Bixuang Sun – Dwight Nance – Journal of Medicinal Food – 2009