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The Evolution of Goji Berries

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The Evolution of Goji Berries

Although goji berries aren’t a household name, they have been around for hundreds of years. They were most significantly used in traditional Chinese medicine as a treatment for things such as erectile dysfunction and poor vision. Now, goji berries formerly known as Chinese wolfberries are in all types of skincare products.

Goji berries are nutritious in the following

  • 2-O-(beta-D-glucopyranosyl) ascorbic acid
  • Beta-carotene
  • Lutein
  • Zeaxanthin
  • Polysaccharides
  • Beta-sitosterol
  • Hesperidin
  • Nicotinic acid
  • Vitamin B1
  • Vitamin B2
  • Vitamin E
  • Zinc
  • Iron
  • Copper
  • Calcium
  • Selenium
  • Tryptophan
  • Leucine
  • Arginine

There is a reason goji berries rank so high in the ORAC scale, which is an antioxidant amount score.

When it comes to skincare products, goji berries can help reduce sun damage, wrinkles, inflammation, age spots and sagging. Vitamins A, C, and E help prevent skin aging, the nicotinic acid can treat acne, and vitamin B moisturizes, treats wrinkles and reduces sun damage.

According to recent studies, a daily intake of goji berries may help reduce age-related macular degeneration. A study also showed that people who drink goji juice can experience better sleep, more calmness and good mental acuity along with more energy and boost in athletic performance.The benefits of goji berries don’t end there, they may also help prevent Alzheimer’s disease.

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