Planetary Herbals is pleased to introduce Full Spectrum™ Goji Berry - a Full Spectrum™ formulation available in a convenient vegetarian capsule which combines goji berry standardized extract and whole fruit extract. Planetary Herbals was one of the first American companies to recognize the value of goji, also known as lycii, and for 25 years has included goji as a key ingredient in many of its clinically derived formulas. Many of the legendary claims attributed to goji are substantiated by modern science and show that goji supports blood sugar metabolism, visual acuity, immune health, and provides antioxidant defense and support for a healthy liver.
Goji is valued as a powerful tonifier, strengthening and longevity tonic in Chinese herbalism. The legendary benefits attributed to goji berry are also available in Planetary Herbals Goji Berry Elixir, a specially formulated blend that combines goji berry concentrate with 7 additional fruit concentrates including cranberry and elderberry, which are high in flavonoids and antioxidants.
The Great Goji Tradition
For centuries, people who lived in remote regions of China recognized the healthful properties of goji. Li Shizhen, respected by many as the greatest herbalist in Chinese history, compiled one of the most highly regarded of herbal texts: the Ben Cao Gang Mu (A.D. 1596). The book reports that: “Taking in Chinese wolfberry (Goji) regularly may regulate the flow of vital energy and strengthen the physique, which can lead to longevity.” Goji is so revered in China today that it is celebrated annually with a week-long festival celebrating the many benefits it offers.
The Many Benefits of Goji
Goji is an important source of polysaccharides providing antioxidants for normal cellular function and glucose levels when taken as part of a healthy diet and lifestyle plan. Several products in the Planetary Herbals line contain goji in various tonifiers for vitality, endurance, and for strengthening and supporting the major organs.
Goji is especially valued in Chinese culture for supporting healthy vision. It is reported to be helpful for the elderly who suffer from the normal changes in visual acuity that are associated with advancing age. Goji is rich in zeaxanthin, an antioxidant and carotenoid, which is scientifically documented to support healthy eyesight.
Full Spectrum™ Goji Berry & Goji Berry Elixir
Goji Berry capsules contain two important species of goji berry (Lycium barbarum and Lycium chinensis). The Lycium barbarum extract used in our Full Spectrum™formula is standardized to 40% polysaccharides, one of the most important class of constituents, while goji fruit extract, Lycium chinensis, ensures a broad range of important compounds the plant naturally has to offer.
Planetary Herbals Goji Berry Elixir is a specially formulated blend that combines goji berry concentrate with seven other natural fruit concentrates, including apple, white grape, pear, cranberry, elderberry and grape seed extract. The result is a greattasting antioxidant-rich tonic.
Planetary Herbals is committed to harnessing the health potential of plants for optimal well-being by offering reliable, expertly crafted, superior quality herbal supplements. Application of the Full Spectrum™ concept assures effective standardization of key constituents, not just one, while maintaining a complete profile of the whole herb.
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