Chinese Wolfberry Facts

Chinese Wolfberry Facts
1. Chinese Wolfberry – Nutrient-Dense Super Food
The Chinese Wolfberry is one of the most promising health-supporting foods; with over 15 percent protein, 21 essential minerals and 18 amino acids, the wolfberry is a nutrient-dense superfood in a class all its own.

2. Immune Supporting Properties
There is substantial evidence that the lycium polysaccharides in the wolfberry have significant antioxidant and immune-supporting properties. Research studies by Sue Chao (July 2002) reveal: “Berry Young Juice increased spleenic phagocyte cell counts (immune cells) by 81%.”
3. A National Treasure in China
The wolfberry has been declared a national treasure by the State Scientific and Technological Commission in China and has become a secret weapon used by Chinese Olympic swimmers to achieve top ranking in the recent National Games.
4. Ancient History – Modern Use
Chinese wolfberries had been used for thousands of years to treat a wide range of illnesses. What’s more, the people who consumed them on a regular basis lived remarkably healthy lives for 100-plus years.
5. Strengthening and Restoring Major Organs:
One Chinese Medica dating back 2,000 years cites their use in treatments ranging from replenishing vital essences to strengthening and restoring major organs.(1,2)
6. A Superfood in it’s Own Class
More recently, comprehensive analyses have found that wolfberries contain 18 types of amino acids, 21 trace minerals, 29 fatty acids, vitamins B1, B2, B6, E, more beta carotene than carrots, more Vitamin C than oranges, and as much protein as bee pollen.
What’s more, they are a source of superoxide dismutase and phenylpropanoids. Numerous studies by the Chinese government have shown that Chinese wolfberries are extremely useful for boosting the immune system, protecting the liver, improving the quality of blood, and improving vision.(3,4,5,6)
1. Huang Di Nei Jing (Yellow Emperor’s Classic of Internal Medicine) Chinese medical textbook dating to the Qin and Han periods (221 B.C.-220 A.D.). Tianjin Scientific Technology Publishing Press, 1986. Chinese version translated by research scientist Sue Chao.
2. Shen Nung Ben Tsao (25-220 A.D.)
3. Ben Cao Gang Mu (Ming Dynasty 1368-1644 A.D.) People’s Health Publishing Press, 1982, Chinese version translated by Sue Chao.
4. State Scientific and Technological Commission of China, Pharmacological Experiment on Lycium, Register No. 870303.
5. State Scientific and Technological Commission of China, Clinical Experiment on Lycium, Register No. 870306.
6. Lycium barbarum Medical Effects, improves eyesight, Ningxia Scientific and Technological Commission, July 1982-Jan. 1984.
Berry Young Juice™

The Berry Young Juice™ is a super antioxidant berry juice containing the highest known antioxidants used by some of the longest-living people on earth. This antioxidant super-juice is formulated to maintain and support normal immune function and is enhanced with essential oils.
Each bottle of Berry Young Juice™ contains 1 liter (33.6 oz) juice and weights 3.6 lb. One bottle of delicious Berry Young Juice™ is a month’s supply for one person. Get two – one for yourself and one for your spouse.
Drink 1 oz a day in juice or water, or right out of the bottle before meals or as needed. Request automatic monthly delivery for convenience and peace of mind: Never run out of your elixir.
The Berry Young Juice™ contains: 80% Ningxia Wolfberry Juice, Pomegranate Juice, Blueberry Juice, Apricot Juice, Raspberry Juice, and the essential oils of Orange (Citrus sinensis) and Lemon (Citrus limon).
Effect of Berry Young Juice™ on the Immune System
A Research Report by Sue Chao, June 20, 2002
- Phagocytes are a crucial component of the immune system and are found in the spleen.
- They digest (by phagocytosis) foreign substances that invade the body including bacteria and other disease causing organisms.
- Having large numbers of phagocytes in the spleen will enable the body to more quickly eliminate foreign substances and thus prevent the development of potential illness.
- Berry Young Juice™ increased spleenic phagocyte cell counts (immune cells) by 81%.
- Berry Young Juice™ increased the ORAC (antioxidant capacity) of the subjects’ whole blood.
A Research Report from the Research Laboratory at
Young Living Essential Oils by Sue Chao, June 20, 2002
New Discovery on the Chinese Wolfberry
Special Health Advisory on Immunity and Anti-Aging
D. Gary Young
The story began five years ago when Professor Chao visited me at our Riverton office. He was on a special teaching and information-gathering assignment from the Natural Science University in Beijing, China. He had heard of essential oils and was fascinated by their potential.
As we started discussing the medical properties of essential oils, he told me of another powerful botanical that had been used for centuries in Inner Mongolia but had only recently been researched. It was called the Chinese wolfberry (also known by its Latin name, Lycium barbarum, or colloquial name, “goji berry”.
The people who consumed this fruit apparently lived free of common diseases like arthritis, cancer and diabetes. Moreover, their life expectancies reached over 100 years.
Both the wolfberry and ginseng have been highly regarded for centuries as the foremost nutritional and therapeutic plants in China. In fact, the Chinese hold a strong belief that human life might be extended significantly by using either of these herbs for an extended period of time.
Unfortunately, ginseng is considered too strong for continuous use, and large amounts may not be suitable for people with high blood pressure or heart disease. On the other hand, the wolfberry is much milder, with no known risk from continuous use.
Contains 500 Times More Vitamin C Than Oranges
In 1988, the Beijing Nutrition Research Institute conducted detailed chemical analyses and nutritional composition studies of the dried wolfberry fruit.
What they discovered was stunning.
The wolfberry contained over 18 amino acids (that is six times higher in proportion than bee pollen), 21 trace minerals, more beta carotene than carrots, and an astonishing 500 times more vitamin C by weight than oranges. It is also packed with vitamin B1, vitamin B6 and vitamin E.
The fruits and pedicels of wolfberry were effective in increasing white blood cells, protecting the liver and relieving hypertension. The alcoholic extract of wolfberry fruits inhibited tumor growth in mice by 58%, and the protein of wolfberry displayed an insulin-like action that was effective in promoting fat decomposition and reducing blood sugar.
Another clinical experiment by the Ningxia Institute (Register No.870306, October 1982 to May 1985) studied the effects of wolfberry on the immune, physiological and biochemical indexes of the blood of aged volunteers. The results were amazing, indicating that the wolfberry caused the blood of older people to noticeably revert to a younger slate.
Can the Wolfberry Boost Immune Function?
According to a report of the State Scientific and Technological Commission of China, the wolfberry contains compounds known as lycium polysaccharides, which appeared to be highly effective in promoting immunity. These results were validated in a number of clinical trials.
In one study on a group of cancer patients, the wolfberry triggered an increase in both, lymphocyte transformation rate and white blood cell count (measures of immune function).
In another study involving a group of 50 people with lower-limit white blood cell counts, the wolfberry increased phagocytosis and the titre of serum antibodies (another index of immune function). Unhealthy levels of titre of serum antibodies have long been associated with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (also known as Epstein-Barr). Does this mean that the wolfberry could be used as a weapon against Epstein-Barr? The possibilities are intriguing.
In another study, consumption of wolfberry lead to a strengthening of immunoglobulin A levels (an index of immune function). Because the decline of immunoglobulin A is one of the signs of aging, an increase in these levels suggests that the wolfberry may enable injured DNA to better repair itself and ward off tissue degeneration.
Is the WoIfberry a Powerful Antioxidant?
As we grow older, the levels of lipid peroxide in our blood increase, while levels of health-protecting antioxidants, like superoxide dismutase (SOD), decrease. In a clinical study of people who consumed doses of wolfberry, SOD in the blood increased by a remarkable 48% while hemoglobin increased by 12%. Even better, lipid peroxide levels dropped by a whopping 65%.
Does the WoIfberry Protect Eyesight?
A test was conducted on the effects of wolfberry on eyesight. Twenty-seven people were tested and showed a dramatic improvement in both dark adaptation and vitamin A and carotene content of their serum (measures of eyesight acuity).
Gary Sees Dramatic Changes
Over the past six years, I had become somewhat lax with my exercise regimen because of two badly damaged ankles. So this Christmas, I buckled down and started a fitness program, combining moderate exercise two to three times a week with two daily servings of Power Meal alone and with meals.
By the middle of March, while I was studying in Turkey, I started noticing physical changes: My skin looked brighter and my energy level was higher. I averaged a fifteen-hour day between my studies and lab practice.
When I returned home, I discovered that I had dropped 12 pounds, paired off three inches from my lower abdomen, and gained three inches in my chest.
Then, two weeks ago while I was in Phoenix, I went out for a one-mile run. I felt limber and energetic and performed the run with ease. Last week at my home in Utah, located at an altitude of over 5,000 feet above sea level, I went out for a 2.7 mile run and was not fatigued at all–even in the thinner high-altitude air.
Two days later, I ran 4.3 miles without feeling tired and without leg pain. I could have continued on another three or four miles but decided not to push it. These results take on even more significance when you consider that, prior to my try-out in Phoenix, I had not run in over six years.
News for Athletes, Dieters and Cancer, AIDS and MS Patients
These types of physiological effects prompted me to probe deeper into the chemistry of the wolfberry.
What I discovered was startling:
The wolfberry not only contains super oxide dismutase, phenylpropanoids, anticancer factors and antisenility factors, but it also sports a high concentration of the branched-chain amino acid L-leucine.
Leucine is an essential amino acid that we do not make in our bodies, so we can only get it from our diet. It is present in small quantities in both, plant and animal food, and is a natural component of breast milk.
But leucine is regarded as more than just an essential amino acid: It also supports immune function, burns fat and builds muscle.
Because leucine forms the building block of a very unique compound called HMB (Beta-hydroxy beta-methylbutyrate). Through its phenylpropanoid activity, the wolfberry helps convert leucine into HMB.
What makes HMB such a breakthrough in health-maintenance? According to noted researcher, Richard Passwater, Ph.D.,
HMB showed that it lowered total and LDL cholesterol levels in blood and helped strengthen the immune system while building muscles and burning body fat. This news is certainly of interest to body builders and other athletes, but it may also become of interest to cancer, AIDS and muscular dystrophy patients.
Tapping the Power of Wolfberries
Following my meeting with Professor Chao, I started importing wolfberries straight from Inner Mongolia and went to work formulating products. We developed several dietary supplements using wolfberries, which include: BeFit, Berry Young Delights, Wolfberry Power Bar, Power Meal, Sulfurzyme, MightyVites, and …
While Wolfberry is relatively new to the United States, The Chinese are very familiar with the un-common benefits of this amazing product. The native Chinese refer to this berry as “Goji Berry”. It is also called Lycii berry or Lycium fruit.

What is so special about Wolfberry?

Wolfberry contains 18 amino acids including all eight essential amino acids, 21 trace minerals, 29 fatty acids, niacin, vitamin B1, vitamin B2, nearly as much vitamin C as oranges, as much protein as bee pollen and as much beta carotene as carrots. In addition, it contains Calcium, Fiber, Phosphorus, Iron, Carotene and Nicotinic Acid. It is the wide range of nutrients within the fruit that supports improved performance in the entire body. Pretty impressive for just a little berry!

What does it do?

The Chinese have traditionally used Wolfberry to improve; visual acuity, headaches, ringing in the ears, dizziness, energy and insomnia. Recent studies have added many new benefits to an already impressive list of attributes. Testing at the Ningxia Institute of Drug Inspection has shown the use of Wolfberry increases the white blood cells that protect the organs of the excretory system especially the liver and the kidneys. Wolfberry, high in polysaccharides, increases the antibody reaction to T-cell dependant antigen. This process strengthens T-cell immune response, helping the body to fight against cancer, other diseases and infection.

The branched-chain amino acid, L-leucine, is present in high quantities in Wolfberry. The body converts this amino acid into a powerful compound, beta-hydroxy beta-methylbutyrate (HMB). HMB lowers total and LDL cholesterol levels in the blood, strengthen the immune system and helps build muscles while burning body fat. Athletes and body builders should benefit from the use of this product as well as those suffering with AIDS, cancer and muscular dystrophy.

In addition to the previously mentioned benefits of this product, some studies have shown Wolfberry to have some anti-obesity properties as well as helping those with diabetes. It is also widely believed in China to increase sexual fluids and enhance fertility. There is some impressive studies that shows Wolfberry to be extremely effective as an anti-aging compound

Each person must decide which products need to be in their regimen of dietary supplements. Wolfberry just has too many benefits to be eliminated from consideration, We believe you will agree after trying our Wolfberry product.



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