Why We Believe Lycium Barbarum Is
A Nutrition Marvel!
The Ancient Tibetan And Chinese Secret To A Long And
L.A. Times News Article -
"Tibetan and Chinese legends tell of people who lived
century-long lives while retaining the strength and
beauty of youth - thanks to
When nutritional experts first heard about the power of
lycium barbarum, the Latin name for the tiny red Goji
berry, they knew it would be important. Little did any of
us realize at the time how very important this discovery would
Finding the right goji
berry of ancient Tibetan and Chinese legends, and even
more important, inventing a method to bring it to the western
world with the exact balance and potency of the original
lycium barbarum bloodline referred to in ancient texts, is
no easy task.
- First, the right lycium barbarum bloodline had
to be found.
- Next, a method to ensure the goji berries
(lycium barbarum) were grown under optimum
conditions to produce a standardized form that would
deliver the same powerful health benefits every time.
- Then, a way to get it to the Western world in whole
natural form without killing its potency through
pasteurization had to be devised.
- And finally, packaging it in a way to preserve its
power without leaching, deterioration from sunlight, etc.
had to be taken into consideration.
Not all varieties of goji berries have the same
properties. In fact, for a plant to contain a particular
nutrient, the raw materials must be present for the plant to
accomplish the feat of converting these minerals and gasses
For example, germanium has been shown to have powerful
health benefits as reported in a recent LA Times news
article and many Goji sellers would have you believe that
all Goji berries contain germanium. The fact is that germanium
is a rather rare mineral only found in certain soils. That
means that only plants growing in those regions would likely
have the claimed health properties that germanium imparts to
the goji plant.
And -- even more important -- germanium is NOT necessarily
present in all parts of a plant!
What Makes The Original Lycium
Barbarum Goji Berry Bloodline So Important To
Quite possibly the most nutritionally dense food on
our planet, scientists are astonished by the many different
health benefits the tiny red goji berry is capable of
In fact, an entire research lab in China has been dedicated
to further research on lycium barbarum, studies which are
already confirming many of the health benefits of Ancient Asian
legends. At the time of first writing this article, more than
63 independent clinical studies had already been completed
on lycium barbarum and published in respected medical
journals detailing the potential for this superfruit.
Before we get into the exciting health benefits of lycium
barbarum, let's take a look at its nutritional value. Here
is a snapshot of some of the valuable nutrients found in the
original goji berry bloodline from Ancient Asian
legends. They contain:
- 19 amino acids (the building blocks of protein)
including all 8 essential for life
- 21 trace minerals (including germanium - rarely found
- more protein than whole wheat (13%)
- a complete spectrum of antioxidant carotenoids,
including beta-carotene (a better source than even
carrots!) and zeaxanthin (for eyes)
- they contain the richest source of carotenoids of all
- Vitamin C (at higher levels - 5 times by weight than
found in oranges)
- B-Complex Vitamins (for converting food into
- Vitamin E (very rarely found in fruits, usually only
found in grains, seeds, and nuts)
- essential fatty acids
- Solavetivone (a powerful anti-fungal and anti-bacterial
- Physalin (look it up - you'll be amazed)
- And more!
The Exciting Health Benefits Of
Some of the longest living people on the planet consume
regular daily helpings of this powerful goji berry in
the form of a soup or tea... and they live without the
debilitating age-related effects faced by most of us in the
The key here is - DAILY HELPINGS. What has been so
remarkable about goji berry's powerful health benefits is how
they keep increasing over time. The longer you drink it, the
more changes you are likely to notice, according to some
nutritional experts. Many believe this is owing to the 4
unique polysaccharides in lycium barbarum that are not
found in any other food on our planet. They are so unique, they
were named after the berry: LBP1, LBP2, LBP3 and LBP4.
Scientists believe these 4 unique polysaccharides are like
master molecules -- cell communicators -- that work inside our
body to improve communication between the cells in our
It's often been said that the mind and body combined have
tremendous powers in relation to health, as long as we give our
body what it needs to do its job. When you consider how these 4
master molecules work, you might agree.
Here's just a small snapshot of the exciting health benefits
lycium barbarum can deliver -- just 4 (out of more
than 63) independent clinical studies already
If you are a regular reader of the LA Times, you also know
of one HUGE benefit published in one of their recent articles
about lycium barbarum.
Why We Will Not Juice Our Own
Goji Berries to Create Our Own Goji Juice
By their very nature, the master molecules in goji berries
vary from harvest to harvest and from crop to crop. How can you
be certain you are buying goji berries containing the best of
the molecules that deliver the maximum benefits of this
Additionally, several growers in the best goji growing
regions tend to saturate their crops with undesirable
pesticides. When you consider that simply touching these
powerful tiny berries can erode their nutritional benefits, how
many nutritional benefits do you think get eroded during the
washing, packing and delivery processes?
Quite frankly, I'd rather leave the sourcing and processing
up to the experts who have the equipment and know-how to get
the best of the best from the goji berry... and that's why,
when it comes to goji juice, we buy ours from a supplier we
believe meets our own high standards for quality. We will not
juice our own.
Written by Karen Myers, editor for the Family
Focus/Healthy Families newsletter for Jasper/Newton
Counties, writer, syndicated columnist for various
websites, web designer, co-owner/co-founder of Best Liquid
Vitamins and full time work at home Mom. Feel free
to contact her through this link.