Sunday, October 3, 2010

38 Reasons to Drink This Juice

According to Dr. Earl Mindell, the world’s leading nutritionist, master herbalist and best-selling author, these are the top scientifically validated reasons to drink goji juice everyday.

1. Extends Your Life – Your body’s 10 trillion cells are under constant attack by free radicals. These harmful environmental agents can accelerate aging by destroying vital body cells faster than they can be replaced. Goji is known as the “longevity fruit”. Its unique master molecule polysaccharides and powerful antioxidants defend against premature aging, fighting free radical damage throughout the body.

2. Increases Your Energy and Strength – Ranked as one of Asia’s adaptogens, goji increases exercise tolerance, stamina and endurance. It helps to eliminate fatigue, especially when recovering from illness.

3. Look and Feel Younger – Goji stimulates the secretion by the pituitary gland of hGH (human growth hormone), the youth hormone. The benefits of hGH are extensive and include reduction of body fat, better sleep, improved memory, accelerated healing, restored libido and a more youthful appearance.

4. Maintains Healthy Blood Pressure – Nearly one in four U.S. adults has high blood pressure (hypertension). Uncontrolled high blood pressure can lead to stroke, heart attack, heart failure or kidney failure. This is why high blood pressure is often called the “silent killer”. A 1998 research study showed that increased blood pressure could be prevented significantly by goji’s master molecule polysaccharides.

5. Prevents Cancer – Goji’s antioxidants and unique polysaccharides can halt the genetic mutations that can lead to cancer. Some scientists believe that goji may be an especially good supplement to prevent liver cancer because it exerts liver protection and anti-cancer effects at the same time. This is important, as the liver is the body’s primary detoxifying organ.

6. Maintains Healthy Cholesterol Levels – Goji’s antioxidants keep cholesterol from oxidizing and forming arterial plaques. The flavonoids in goji help keeps your arteries open and functioning smoothly.

7. Promotes Normal Blood Sugar and Manages Diabetes – Goji has been used in China for the treatment of adult-onset diabetes for many years, and its polysaccharides have been shown to help balance blood sugar and insulin response.

8. Enhances Sexual Function – The goji berry is revered as one of the premier sexual tonic herbs in all of Asian medicine and is legendary for helping spark passion. In fact, an old Chinese proverb cautions men traveling far from their wives and families: “He who travels 1,000 km from home should not eat goji!” Modern scientific studies have shown that goji markedly increases testosterone in the blood, thereby increasing libido in both men and women.

9. Helps You Lose Weight – In an Asian anti-obesity study, patients were given goji each morning and each afternoon. Results were excellent, with most patients losing significant weight. In another study, goji polysaccharides were shown to reduce body weight by enhancing the conversion of food into energy instead of fat.

10. Relieves Headache and Dizziness – In traditional Chinese medicine, headache and dizziness are often said to be caused by deficiencies in kidney yin (vital essence substance) and yang (function). Goji is among the most frequently used herbs for restoring yin/yang balance.

11. Improves Quality of Sleep – Goji has enjoyed long use throughout Asia in the natural treatment of insomnia. In several medical study groups with elderly people, nearly all patients taking goji reported better quality of sleep.

12. Improves Your Vision – Since ancient times, goji berries have been popular in China for their vision-improvement properties. Modern Chinese scientists found that goji is able to reduce the time it takes for vision under subdued light. Blind spots were reduced in patients taking goji. Its powerful antioxidant carotenoids may also protect against macular degeneration and cataracts.

13. Strengthens Your Heart – Goji contains cyperone, a sesquiterpene that benefits the heart and blood pressure. Its anthocyanins help maintain the strength and integrity of coronary arteries.

14. Inhibits Lipid Peroxidation – Accumulation of sticky lipid peroxides in the blood can lead to cardiovascular disease, heart attack, atherosclerosis and stroke. Goji increases levels of an important blood enzyme that inhibits their formation.

15. Improves Disease Resistance – The free radical superoxide has been implicated to have an important role in the onset and progression of human disease. Superoxide is neutralized in the body by the enzyme superoxide dismutase (SOD), but you produce less SOD as you age. At any age, the stresses of everyday life can overwhelm your body’s ability to produce sufficient SOD to ward off illness. Taking goji has been shown to result in a remarkable 40 percent increase of the important SOD enzyme.

16. Improves Immune Response – The immune system is your body’s armed forces. More than 40 years of research have revealed goji’s ability to regulate immunity by commanding and controlling many of the body’s important defense functions. Goji polysaccharides enhance and balance the activity of all classes of immune cells, including T-cells, NK cells lysozymes, tumor necrosis factor-alpha and the immunoglobulins lgG and lgA and interleukin-2 (IL-2).

17. Manages and Fights Cancer – Patients receiving a cancer drug together with goji exhibited response rates up to 250 percent better than those obtained by drug alone. These advanced cancer patients experienced amazing regressions of malignant melanoma, renal cell carcinoma, colorectal carcinoma, lung cancer, nasopharyngeal carcinoma and malignant hydrothorax. Remission of cancers in patients treated with goji lasted significantly longer than those treated without goji.

18. Protects Your Precious DNA – DNA is the most important chemical in your body, ensuring that – as they need replacement – your 10 trillion cells are faithfully reproduced as healthy, exact duplicates. Exposure to chemicals, pollutants and free radicals can cause DNA damage and breakage, leading to genetic mutations, cancer and even death. Goji’s betaine and master molecule polysaccharides can restore and repair damaged DNA.

19. Inhibits Tumor Growth – Interleukin-2 (IL-2) is a crucial cytokine (cell protein) that induces potent anti-tumor responses in a variety of cancers. Goji polysaccharides have been shown in Chinese studies to enhance the production of IL-2. In the United States, IL-2 has been under study as an immune promoting factor since 1983 and has been used for some cancers and for HIV infection. Goji also has the ability to cause the death of tumor cells by inducing apoptosis, a process in which cancer cells are broken-down and recycled.

20. Reduces the Toxic Effects of Chemotherapy and Radiation – In one study, goji was shown to enhance the effects of radiation in combating lung cancer, allowing a lower dose to be used. Other research indicates that goji can protect against some of the noxious side effects of chemotherapy and radiation.

21. Builds Strong Blood – Goji is a renowned blood builder and rejuvenator. In one study, the berry caused the blood of older people to revert to a markedly younger state. Goji has also been used in a number of recent clinical trials for treatment of bone marrow deficiency conditions (low production of red blood cells, white blood cells and platelets).

22. Helps Chronic Dry Cough – Goji is used by Chinese herbalists, either alone or combined with other herbs, for relieving coughs and wheezing.

23. Fights Inflammation and Arthritis – Extensive scientific research over the past 20 years has shown that, in acute and chronic inflammation, the free radical superoxide is produced at a rate that overwhelms the capacity of the body’s SOD enzyme defense system to remove it. This imbalance results in pain and damage to joints and tissues. Goji can restore the balance of the important anti-inflammatory SOD enzyme.

24. Improves Lymphocyte Count – A lymphocyte is any of a group of white blood cells important to the adaptive part of the body’s immune system. The adaptive portion of the immune system mounts a tailor-made defense when dangerous invading organisms penetrate the body’s general defenses. Goji increases lymphocyte count and helps activate them when the body is under attack.

25. Treats Menopausal Symptoms – In traditional Chinese medicine, many menopause symptoms are ascribed to a deficiency of kidney yin. For ages, goji has been the yin tonic of choice to restore hormonal balance.

26. Prevents Morning Sickness – In China, goji in the form of a hot tea is commonly used by the first trimester mothers to prevent morning sickness. Drinking this tea is a quick and effective remedy. It can be duplicated by combining 2 ounces (60 ml) of high-quality goji juice with hot water.

27. Improves Fertility – Goji has long been used by Asian physicians for the treatment of infertility in both men and women. In women, goji is said to have an unmatched ability to restore Jing (reproductive essence). In men, goji polysaccharides have been found to extend the life of sperm cells, and also were shown to be potent inhibitors of stress-induced structural degradation and testicular cell death.

28. Strengthens Muscles and Bones – Goji facilities the secretion and release of hGH, responsible for many of the body’s important maintenance, repair and development functions. These include the production of lean muscle and the incorporation of calcium into bones and teeth.

29. Supports Normal Kidney Function – In traditional Chinese Medicine, the kidneys are the most important of all the vital organs, and they are believed to control the brain and other organs. Proper kidney function is considered to be essential to survival. Goji has a well-deserved reputation as a kidney supertonic, influencing both yin and yang.

30. Improves Your Memory – Goji is the premier “brain tonic” in Asia. It contains betaine, which is converted in the body into choline, a substance that enhances memory and recall ability.

31. Supports Healthy Liver Function – Goji contains a novel cerebroside that was shown to protect liver cells, even from highly toxic chlorinated hydrocarbons.

32. Alleviates Anxiety and Stress – As an adaptogen, goji helps the body adapts and copes with stress. It provides the energy reserves to help you handle just about any difficulty.

33. Brightens Your Spirit – It is said that constant consumption of goji brings a cheerful attitude. In Asia, it is known as the “happy berry”. It has been noted that the only known side effect of goji is that it may make it impossible for you to stop smiling.

34. Improves Digestion – Goji has long been used in the treatment of atrophic gastritis, a weakening of digestion caused by reduced activity of stomach cells, Goji itself is easily digested, especially when taken in its highly bio-available juice form.

35. Maintains Healthy Gums – The main goal of periodontal disease treatment is to control the infection. This is best accomplished when leukocyte function is at its peak. Goji can increase the number and activity of all types of leukocytes, and it can help gum disease by promoting the production of anti-inflammatory cytokines. Studies also showed that goji’s polysaccharides could improve the attachment and growth of periodontal tissue.

36. Fights Fibromyalgia – Since goji is known to fight fatigue and boost stamina while increasing exercise tolerance and improving sleep, it may relieve many of the symptoms of fibromyalgia.

37. Prevents Allergies – A study noted that goji reduced antibodies associated with allergic-type reactions, presumably through the mechanisms of promoting CD8 (+) T-cells and regulating cytokines. Goji’s master molecule polysaccharides also enhance cell-mediated and humoral immune responses, increasing normal activity of T-cells and natural killer cells.

38. Protects Children’s Health – One of the most beneficial uses of goji is its ability to strengthen the immune system to protect your child against disease. As an adaptogen, goji has the rare ability to help your child adapt to adverse conditions.

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