Also known as “wolfberry” ,Goji berry has been used in Traditional Chinese Medicine for over 2,000 years.
Legends report that goji berries were eaten in the Himalayan Mountains and steeped in hot water to help obtain greater health, vitality, longevity, energy and stamina. Analysis also found that when same weight of the berries and oranges are compared as vitamin C foods, goji berries provide up to 500 times more vitamin C !
A berry contains 18 different amino acids, plus over 20 other trace minerals, including zinc, iron, phosphorus and riboflavin (vitamin B2) and is a high antioxidant food, with ability to help fight free radicals that lead to disease and offered significant protection against skin disorders and lipid peroxidation of UV light damage. It firms, tightens and protects the skin from environmental stress. Goji Berry is also loaded with beta-carotene (pigment found in plants and fruits) which promotes healthy skin.