Goji Berry Benefits

Health Benefits, Goji Berries are reported to contain 18 Amino acids (including high concentrations of the amino acid chain L-Leucine), more Beta Carotene than carrots, more Iron than spinach (15 times more), 21 Trace Minerals, linoleic acid (an unsaturated omega-6 fatty acid), Vitamin B1 (thiamine), B2 (riboflavin), B6, Vitamin E (rarely found in fruits), and more Vitamin C by weight than oranges (500 times more!). Goji berries are 13% protein! This bright red berry also contains many complex compounds, and phytonutrients, which helps explain the health benefits being experienced by people today. The Goji Berry also contains extremely high levels of antioxidants and is quite possibly the highest antioxidant food on earth.

Goji Berries contain the following complex compounds: Betaine, which is used by the liver to produce choline, a compound that calms nervousness, enhances memory, promotes muscle growth, and protects against fatty liver disease. Physalin, which is active against all major types of leukemia. It has also been used as a treatment for hepatitis B. Solavetivone, a powerful anti-fungal and anti-bacterial compound. Beta-Sitoserol, an anti-inflammatory agent. It has been used to treat sexual impotence and prostate enlargement. It also lowers cholesterol. Cyperone, a sesquiterpene that benefits the heart and blood pressure. It has also been used in the treatment of cervical cancer.

Tibetan Medicine, Goji Berries have been used in Tibet for at least 1,700 years. Tibetan Medicine includes these berries in the treatment of kidney and liver problems. They are also used in Tibet to lower cholesterol, lower blood pressure, and cleanse the blood. Goji Berries have a long history of use in the treatment of eye problems, skin rashes, psoriasis, allergies, insomnia, chronic liver disease, diabetes and tuberculosis. Goji Berries are also used by the people of Tibet to increase longevity and as a general health strengthening tonic.

 

 

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