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Wolfberry

Wolfberry [Goji] - (Lycium barbarum):  Lycium barbarum is the technical name synonymous with both Wolfberries and Gogi berries. They are one and the same. The only difference is the location in which they are grown. Wolfberries grow all over Asia whereas Gogi berries are grown only in the Himalayas. As far as nutritional value goes, there is no difference. Wolfberry’s value to human health was discovered thousands of years ago by the Chinese. The Tang dynasty Medica books list these health benefits: strengthening the eyes, liver and kidney and nourishing the blood. The main active component of the fruit is the Lycium Barbarum Polysaccharide (LPB). Wolfberry contains 19 types of amino acids and 21 trace minerals. It has more beta carotene than carrots, nearly as much vitamin C as oranges and almost as much protein as bee pollen. Modern Chinese scientists have studied Wolfberry and their nutritional and medical benefits. They have substantiated ancient medical claims that it helps maintain a healthy immune system (both specific and non specific), improves eye conditions, supports healthy liver function, maintains healthy blood pressure and blood sugar. Wolfberry is a powerful antioxidant and therefore contributes to anti-aging. Wolfberries contain vitamins B1, B2, B6, E and more beta carotene than carrots. It also has omega-6 linoleic acid, iron, beta-sisterol (a powerful anti-inflammatory agent), sesquiterpenoids (cyperone and solavetivone), tetraterpenoids (zeaxanthin, physalin) and betaine.

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