The Awesome Power of Goji Berries

The ancient Chinese Goji Berry, often referred to as the longevity fruit, is a total antioxidant powerhouse (and you know how much we love an antioxidant!)  These little berries fight free radicals like no other AND can give you clearer, brighter skin. Think of them as a way more potent version of the berries you know and love. It's no wonder they’ve been used as a traditional Chinese medicine for more than 3000 years.   

The goji berry, also known as the wolfberry, is a bright orange-red berry that comes from a shrub native to China. Zhongning County, located in the Ningxia Hui region of Northern China, is considered the goji berry capital of the world. They grow and eat goji berries on a daily basis. They also have 16 times as many centenarians (people 100 years old or older) as the rest of the country. Coincidence? We don’t think so!

Goji berries are a significant source of vitamin C, minerals, carotenoids and polysaccharides—all of which have incredible benefits, ranging from fighting free radicals to boosting collagen production. Their bright red color offers unique health benefits you don’t always get from other blue and purple fruits. The red flesh and pulp contain the carotenoids, specifically zeaxanthin, which is a key nutrient for healthy vision and helps protect the eyes. Goji berries are also high in amino acids which are a great source of hydration and can increase the efficacy of other hydrating agents in skincare products, helping transport moisture through the skin. (Goji berries have all 8 essential amino acids!)

 

There are so many benefits from Goji Berries…we already know that they are powerful antioxidants but they are also great immune boosters, they are an anti-inflammatory, they boost the skin barrier, they help protect the skin from the sun, they help improve skin tone and even have a high ORAC value. You may be asking yourself, “what is an ORAC?” It stands for oxygen radical absorbance capacity and foods with a high ORAC value may slow the aging process (yay!) while also protecting your cells from free radicals. 

They sound pretty amazing, right? Now you’re wondering, “How do I get goji berries in my life?” Goji berries have a sweet, slightly sour taste and often come in a dried form like raisins. You can eat them as a snack, brew a tea with them or throw them into your smoothie (or even baked goods!) Another option is choosing a dietary supplement that combines goji berry with other nutrient rich, replenishing ingredients like Glotrition’s NEW Beauty Booster Shot, “RESTORE.”

 RESTORE includes goji berry to promote collagen and elastin production as well as elderberry, an immune boosting antioxidant. It also contains a plant-based ceramide that is clinically proven to strengthen the skin’s moisture barrier, reduce wrinkles and increase skin hydration in just 4 weeks. And it’s so easy to add to your routine – just add 2 droppers full to any beverage or you can mix it right into your Super Beauty Elixir…that’s how we like it!

 Get RESTORE here.