Goji Berry Juice Enhances Energy, Well-Being

Drinking goji berry juice (like Goji Fusion or Absolute Goji) for 14 days improves well-being, mental performance, and gastrointestinal function compared with placebo in a recent study.* Goji berry (Lycium barbarum) has been used in Asia since ancient times for its benefits against aging and for vision, kidney, and liver function.

Thirty-five healthy adults were randomly assigned to take a standardized preparation of 120 mL/day goji berry juice (17 subjects), equivalent to 150 grams of fresh fruit, or matching placebo drink (18 subjects). Before and after supplementation, subjects rated various symptoms of fatigue, memory, mental acuity, sleep, and physical health.

After two weeks, the supplemented group expressed significantly better energy level, sleep quality, mental focus, mental acuity, calmness, happiness, and overall health, as well as better gastrointestinal function, compared with baseline. They indicated lower levels of fatigue and stress. In the placebo group, the only significant improvements were reduced heartburn and greater happiness.  –Laura J. Ninger, ELS

*Amagase H, Nance DM. A randomized, doubled-blind, placebo-controlled, clinical study of the general effects of a standardized Lycium barbarum (goji) juice, J Altern Complement Med. 2008 May;14 (4):403-12.

December 2008 LIFE EXTENSION