Goji Ji

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Goji Berry is the fragrant ingredient in our blend Goji Ji.

Popular among celebs from Madonna to Mischa Barton, goji berries have been used in Chinese medicine for more than 6,000 years. These shriveled red berries are alleged to boost the immune system and brain activity, protect against heart disease and cancer, and improve life expectancy. Goji berries contain vitamin C, vitamin B2, vitamin A, iron, selenium and other antioxidants (notably polysaccharides)

The Evidence

Immunity, cardiovascular disease and life expectancy
There is no reliable evidence to support these alleged health benefits. Most of the research into these conditions are small-sized, of poor quality, and performed in laboratories using purified and highly concentrated extracts of the goji berry. Well being, brain activity and digestion.  One small study from 2008 found that a daily drink of 120ml of goji berry juice for 14 days improved feelings of well being, brain activity and digestion. However, the study involved only 34 people and was attempting to measure the effects of Goji Berry juice on a variety of conditions. The results of the study were inconclusive.

Cancer

One of the most talked about clinical studies on goji berries is a 1994 Chinese study conducted on 79 patients with various advanced cancers. It found that those treated with immunotherapy in combination with goji polysaccharides saw their cancers regress. Unfortunately, information on the design of the study and the goji berry compounds used are lacking, so it is difficult to fully assess the significance of the results.

 

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