Live Superfoods Raw Organic Goji Berry Powder, 12 oz
Our Raw Organic Goji Powder Makes Goji Juice at a Fraction of the Cost of Bottled Juice
Our concentrated goji powder is the most cost-effective way to buy goji berry juice. Depending on the desired concentration, each pound of powder will make anywhere from four to fourteen quarts of juice.
If you use one tablespoon of powder per 8 oz of water, it will make fourteen quarts of juice at the approximate strength of the diluted goji juices on the market.
If you use three and a half tablespoons per 8 oz of water, it will make four quarts at the approximate strength of our Goji 100 pure goji juice.
The Advantages of Goji Juice
We’re often asked if drinking goji juice is better than eating the dried berries. Our answer is that one isn’t necessarily better—each has its advantages. With the berries, you get all the fiber as well as some nutrients that are lost in the juicing process; and eating whole foods provides longer lasting nourishment and energy than does drinking juice. Besides, since we all have to eat, why not include in your diet one of the most nutrient-rich foods there is?
On the other hand, drinking goji juice, whether bottled or from our powdered concentrate, is an excellent way to get a highly concentrated daily dose of the goji nutrients, especially the valuable LBP polysaccharides.
The most notable advantages of drinking goji juice are:
Highly concentrated: In one ounce of juice you’re getting the nutrients found in several ounces or more of the dried berries. It becomes much easier to get the larger amounts of goji’s active ingredients needed for therapeutic purposes.
Convenient: Drinking the juice is an excellent and easy way to ensure that you’ll receive the daily benefits of goji. It’s so much more doable for most folks to take 30 seconds to drink an ounce of juice rather than 5-10 minutes to eat several ounces of the berries.
Easily assimilated: Your body quickly and easily absorbs the goji juice; the active ingredients go right to work without needing hours of digestion.
Advantage of powder vs. bottled juices: You get more for your money (making higher doses more affordable) and you really save on shipping—compare the cost of sending one pound of powder versus 5-10 three pound bottles.
Suggested use: For convenience sake, we recommend that you mix it by the quart. Mix 1/4 lb (14 tablespoons) with 1 quart of water, then refrigerate. As a liquid dietary supplement, take 1 fl oz each morning (preferably on an empty stomach) and a second ounce later in the day. Additional 1 fl oz servings can be taken throughout the day, if desired. You can drink it alone, or mix it with other juices, smoothies, etc.
Goji Nutrients and Benefits
The goji berry, a sweet red fruit native to Asia, has been used as a medicinal food for thousands of years, and has been studied extensively in modern times to substantiate its health benefits. With over 15% protein, 21 essential minerals, 18 amino acids, and one of the highest amounts of beta carotene, the goji berry is a nutrient-dense superfood in a class all its own.
Perhaps the most important nutrient in goji berries though is its polysaccharides, most notably the lycium barbarum polysaccharides (LBP). Studies show that LBP polysaccharides are exceptional sources of the essential cell sugars necessary for proper immune function and intercellular communication.
These polysaccharides can enhance health in a variety of ways, including helping cancer patients rebuild their natural defenses, improving DNA restoration and repair, and maintaining normal cell growth; and they may help slow the aging process.
LBP also contains lutien and zeaxanthin, which are beneficial to visual acuity. Goji berries are an abundant source of nutrients that can provide retina protection, and are thus particularly recommended for diabetic patients.
In addition to LBP, the fruit contains a full complement of other nutrients:
- 18 amino acids, including the 8 essential ones
- More antioxidant carotenoids than are found in any other known food, including more beta carotene than carrots, and zeaxanthin (which protects the eyes)
- Rich source of vitamin C
- Nearly as much protein as bee pollen
- 21 trace minerals, including germanium, an anti-cancer substance rarely found in foods
- Vitamins B1, B2, and B6, and vitamin E
Some of the many beneficial effects from using goji berries and juice are:
- Strengthens the immune system
- Increases longevity and protects from premature aging
- Protects the liver
- Builds strong blood and promotes cardiovascular health
- Supports eye health and improves vision
- Maintains healthy blood pressure and blood sugar
- Stimulates secretion of human growth hormone
- Strengthens muscles and bones
- Supports normal kidney function
- Improves fertility and treats sexual dysfunction
- Helps reduce obesity
Goji berry is also widely used to reduce the craving for sugar. It is especially useful for hypoglycemic people and for hyperactive children. In Asia, it has been traditionally regarded as a longevity, strength-building, and sexual potency food of the highest order, widely believed to increase sexual fluids and enhance fertility.