Other names: Lycium barbarum, Lycium chinense, Lycium brevipes, wolfberry, Boxthorn, Matrimony Vine, Desert Thorn
Goji is one of the most valuable medicinal plants in the world. Goji berries in the composition have the greatest amount of nutrients. They are grown in the fertile valleys of the Tibetan and Mongolian Himalayas. Goji berries are much more rich in antioxidants than any other foods in the world.
Goji berries are rich in minerals of natural origin (zinc, calcium, selenium, phosphorus, copper, iron). This is the only natural product containing Germanium, a well-known natural element that helps in the fight against cancer.
Improve mood, help fight depression.
Contribute to weight loss. Goji polysaccharides reduce body weight by increasing the conversion of food into energy, and not into fat.
Increase the potency in men, increase libido in women.
They help prevent premature aging, have an anti-aging effect. For this they are very fond of the stars of Hollywood.
Improve the skin condition.
Improve sleep, help to fight with insomnia.
Helps overcome the negative effects of menopause.
Helps to improve the level of melatonin.
Increase stamina, help restore strength. Goji berries are used by athletes to maintain their shape.
Lower blood sugar.
Reduce the level of cholesterol. Goji contains beta-sitosterol, which was shown to lower cholesterol levels. These antioxidants keep cholesterol from oxidation and formation of arterial plaques. Flavonoids in Goji help keep the arteries open and function normally.
Maintain a normal level of sugar in the blood. Goji was used in China to treat diabetes in adults for many years. They also contain betaine, which can prevent diseases of obesity of the liver and vascular injuries that occur in diabetic patients.
Relieves headaches and dizziness.
Help improve eyesight and health. Modern Chinese scientists have discovered that Goji can shorten the time needed to adapt the vision to darkness. Their carotenoids can also protect against macular degeneration and cataracts.
Strengthen the heart. Goji contains cyperone, useful for heart and blood pressure. Its anthocyanins help maintain the strength and integrity of the coronary arteries.
Suppresses lipid peroxidation (cause of cardiovascular disease). Cholesterol and other blood lipids can become fatal when they react with the formation of lipid peroxides. Accumulation of lipid peroxides can lead to cardiovascular diseases.
Recovers and repairs DNA (mutations that can cause cancer, prevention). Exposure to chemicals, pollutants and free radicals can damage and destroy DNA, leading to genetic mutations, cancer and even death. Betaine and polysaccharides contained in goji can restore and repair damaged DNA.
It stops the growth of the tumor.
Reduces the toxic effects of chemotherapy and radiation.
Improve blood composition, increase production of red blood cells and platelets.
Clears the liver.
They help with chronic dry cough. Goji is used with Chinese herbs, either alone or in combination with other herbs to relieve cough.
Support normal kidney function.
Strengthens muscles and bones. Components of goji can facilitate the secretion and release of growth hormone, which is responsible for many processes, and is an important organ of maintenance, repair and development in the body. This hormone is responsible for the production of muscle mass and the presence of calcium in bones and teeth.
Infertility is treated. Goji berries were used by Asian doctors to treat infertility in men and women. In women, Goji have, as they say, an unmatched ability to restore the Jing (reproductive essence).
In the dry berries of Goji:
12% of proteins
100g of berries 370 calories
18 amino acids
6 Essential Vitamins
8 polysaccharides and 6 monosaccharides
5 unsaturated fatty acids
a lot of phenols known for their antioxidant properties
Amounts per 100g of berries (daily norm for DRI):
112 mg of calcium (8-10%)
1,132 mg potassium (24%)
9 g of iron (100%)
2mg of zinc (18%)
50mg of selenium (91%)
1.2% of vitamin B2 (100%)
Vitamin C. The vitamin C content varies very much from 29mg to 148mg per 100g of dry berries (from 32% to 163%)
7mg of betacarotene
The amounts of zeaxanthin also vary greatly from 2.4mg to 200mg per 100g of dry berries. Up to 77% percent of karatenoids in goji berries are zeaxanthin.
Polysaccharides account for 31% of the weight of the flesh of the berries.
People who eat goji berries daily suffer less from heart diseases, cancer, diabetes, Alzheimer's disease and many other diseases. The most famous long-liver in the history of C