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The goji fruit is a small red berry that flourishes in the western part of China, Tibet and Mongolia.
This berry (also known as wolfberry or lycii berry) contains many naturally occurring, beneficial nutrients.
Goji Fruit Extract� is a great tasting, convenient way to derive the healthful benefits found in the fruit. Goji fruit contains the following nutrients:
� Essential amino acids: important because they are used to build the various proteins used in the growth, repair and maintenance of body tissues.
� Essential fatty acids: promote increased energy and metabolic rates, and encourage cardiovascular health, healthy cholesterol levels, healthy blood pressure and healthy triglyceride levels.
� Trace minerals: (such as zinc, iron, copper, calcium and selenium) supports the body�s enzyme system, nerve conduction and muscle function, and assists with the transfer of nourishment into cells.
Goji fruit (scientific name Lycium barbarum) also contains trace amounts of these vitamins:
� Vitamin B1 (Thiamine): helps with digestion, promotes growth and helps keeps nerves healthy.
� Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin): assists the body with the production of red blood cells.
� Vitamin B6 (Niacin): contributes to the conversion of food into energy. It also encourages a good digestive system, as well as healthy skin and nerves.
� Vitamin C: a powerful antioxidant that that helps in formation of collagen, and in the maintenance of healthy capillaries, bones and teeth.
� Vitamin E: this vitamin is also a powerful antioxidant that promotes healthy immune function, DNA repair and metabolic processes.
� Goji fruit also contains a unique polysaccharide complex that may help promote healthy cholesterol levels, sexual potency, strength and longevity. These polysaccharides also work together to influence cell-signaling functions, and along with the fruit�s potent antioxidant capabilities, supports healthy immune function. Additional benefits include the promotion of increased energy levels and a sound digestive process.
� Goji is rich in carotenoids, which contain potent antioxidant properties. The body also easily translates this substance into vitamin A which promotes healthy eyes.