Goji Berries

Goji berries are bright orange - red berries that are a highly nutritious food with a high level of antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, carotenoids and amino acids. In fact, these little berries are thought to be one of the most nutritious foods on the earth with 2 - 4 times as many antioxidants as blueberries.

goji berries

Another common name for this superfood is wolf berries. They are native to southeast Europe and Asia. Because of published studies, it is believed that this superfood has a potential to address:

  • Cardiovascular and inflammatory disease
  • Vision related problems
  • Neurological issues
  • Cancer
  • Immune systems issues

In addition, these little berries contain:

  • 11 amino acids
  • 6 essential vitamins
  • 8 polysaccharides and 6 monosaccharides
  • 5 unsaturated fatty acids
  • 5 carotenoids

HGH and Anti Aging

They also deliver anti aging compounds including the ability to boost Human Growth Hormone (HGH). As we age, we lose HGH. This decline brings physical deterioration such as lower energy, muscle wasting, and more body fat storage. They work by stimulating the pituitary gland and pineal glands, increasing the production of HGH.

An Adaptogen

Goji berries are thought to be an adaptogen. An adaptogen strengthens the immune system and helps the body deal with stress by supporting the adrenal glands.

A Caution

For those on blood thinners, diabetes drugs or blood pressure medication, it is recommended to check with your doctor because it is possible that these powerful little berries could interfere with the medication.

How To Buy Them

The berries can be purchased as

  • powder
  • dried berries
  • juice
  • oil

Some Last Thoughts: I love these little berries! Try the organic goji berries for the best results. Begin with just a few dried berries or a small amount of powder or juice. These little berries are powerful and can cause a detox effect if you start with too many! While detoxing is a good thing, it can cause short term headaches, breakouts and stomach distress while your body detoxes. By starting out slowly and building up, you can get the benefits without the detox symptoms.

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