Goji berries

Goji berries

Also known as Lycium barbarum. The goji berry is native to Asia, and people in Asia have been using this brightly colored fruit for more than 2,000 years as a medicinal herb and food supplement. Goji berries are often called a superfood because they contain incredible chemical compounds called phytochemicals that are produced by plants. Phytochemicals in goji berries include polysaccharides, beta-carotene, and zeaxanthin.

Studies have found that goji berries may help reduce the risk of glaucoma by protecting the retina from the ganglion cells as well as protect against age-related eye diseases. Goji berries can help vision because they contain high levels of healthy antioxidants, especially zeaxanthin.The same antioxidants can also stop damage from, UV light, free radicals and oxidative stress.

Goji berries also contain healthy antioxidants that provides immune system support. Antioxidants are known for their immune-boosting qualities and their ability to fight harmful free radicals and inflammation. Goji berries contain large amounts of vitamins A and C that are vital for building immunity and preventing illnesses, ranging from the common cold to cancer.

High levels of antioxidants in goji berries, including vitamin C, zeaxanthin, and carotenoids, are responsible for fighting cancer cells which may suggest goji berries can even protect us against cancer. Antioxidants are known to slow tumor growth, reduce inflammation, and help to remove harmful substances from the body.

Goji berries have been used to treat liver disease in traditional Chinese medicine. Research indicates goji berries can help with managing liver health and preventing the progression of alcohol-induced fatty liver disease.

Goji berries may also improve depression, anxiety, and  quality of sleep while aiding in digestive health.

Interested in trying some Goji’s today, try some in our Adapt blend. A cup of a tisane enhanced with goji berries might be exactly what you need!

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