Goji Berry Benefits What Does Science Say?

When Goji berries come from? ~ Goji are grown in rich soil minerals northern China, Mongolia and Tibet. The term "Goji" was invented in Tibet in 1976. Before that "Goji berries" were known in the West as "Goji." 

Goji berries protect DNA and reduce DNA damage in animal studies. Although aging is a complex process, an anti-aging strategy is to minimize damage to DNA. 

In a related study, Goji berry polysaccharides (a type of sugar) protect testicular cells against damage caused by free radicals. 

Wolfberry berries protect against Alzheimer's disease, protecting neurons in the brain against beta-amyloid protein. This lethal protein is associated with Alzheimer's disease. This is good news, since Alzheimer's disease will reach epidemic levels in the aging baby boomers. 

Science and Technology Commission of China's State reported in 1988 that consumption of 50 grams (just under 2 ounces) Goji caused an increase in the number of white blood cells. A study shows that different polysaccharides wolfberry increase interleukin-2 production. This substance protects against cancer and bacteria. 

Goji berries can reduce insulin resistance. Diabetic animals that were fed for three weeks goji berries showed a weight reduction and improved levels of triglycerides, cholesterol and insulin. 

There are 67 medical studies that show how Goji support a healthy heart. Goji berries have been combined with a drug against cancer to reverse the growth of cancer in 79 patients. Goji berries have increased drug effect against cancer. This improved combination was effective in patients with melanoma, renal cell carcinoma, lung cancer, malignant hydrothorax, colorectal carcinoma and nasopharyngeal carcinoma. 

Another study showed that wolfberry berries stop the growth of human leukemia cells in the test tube. 

Goji berries also protect the liver. In conclusion, the goji is cytoprotective, anti-tumor and immune stimulatory.

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