Goji Berry Extract has been lauded as one of the most nutritionally dense foods on Earth. Goji also contains all nine of the essential amino acids.
What is Goji Berry Extract?Goji is a small red berry that grows in large regions of Asia. The name goji is an english derivative of the Mandarin word "gou'qi".
Native to the low elevations of Tibet, Inner Mongolia, Ningxia, and the Tian Shan Mountains of western Xinjiang regions of western China, goji has been part of the diet and traditional medicine in Tibet, China, and India for centuries, with some experts stating 6,000 years of use.
Health Benefits Of Goji Berry ExtractBy weight, these little Goji berries contain 500 times more vitamin C than oranges, have more beta-carotene than carrots, more iron than spinach. They also contain zeaxanthin, calcium, magnesium, selenium, zinc, germanium, vitamins B1, B2, B6 and E. Goji juice also contains 19 amino acids including all nine of the essential amino acids (histidine, isoeucine, leucine, lysine, methionine, phenylalanine,threonine, tryptophan and valine).
Goji is a powerful antioxidant, packed with essential amino acids and potent nutrition.
Why our Goji Berry Extract is a Good ValueOur Goji Extract is made from organic Goji Berries, and contains a potent 40% Polysaccharides. Recent research indicates that the polysaccharide content of Goji Berries may provide their greatest benefit and may have numerous benefits in the body including immune and inflammation regulation. Our Organic Goji Extract is encapsulated in 100% vegetarian vCaps™ capsules.When you buy Goji Berry Extract from Whole Health, you know this supplement is organic and provides robust nutrition.
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Goji BerryFind ProductsAlso indexed as:Chinese Boxthorn, Goji, Gou Qi Zi, Lycium barbarum, Lycium chinense, WolfberryCommon names:Chinese Boxthorn, Goji, Gou Qi Zi, WolfberryBotanical names:Lycium barbarum, Lycium chinense
Parts Used & Where Grown
Goji berries are the fruit of a shrub native to China.
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As a rich source of zeaxanthin, goji berries may be beneficial.
Traditional Use (May Not Be Supported by Scientific Studies)
Goji berry use has been described in traditional Chinese medicine since the first century A.D. They are often combined with other herbs as a tonic to increase longevity.1 Other uses attributed to goji berries include enhancing immune function, improving circulation and eyesight, protecting the liver, and increasing sperm production.2, 3
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