Key Health Benefits
Evidence on Goji berries points to their potential to inhibit proliferation and induce cell death of various types of cancer cells1, 2, 3, 4; they can help to reduce blood sugar levels without affecting Insulin levels5; they are helpful for increasing white blood cell count and improving immune health; and they are protective to both the cardiovascular system and the liver, largely via their antioxidant activity6.
Goji berries have been highly-praised in China for millennia. The poet Liu Juncy from the Tan dynasty (618-907) describes the miracle effects of the plant and even writes that the water from the well close to the plants could help improve longevity. Traditionally, young girls from wealthy Chinese families would drink goji tea in order to look younger and more beautiful, men would drink it to strengthen their sexual vitality. One of four ingredients in the traditional Chinese ‘Change of Season Soup’, Goji berries have been used for immune support for centuries.
Sourced from small farms, goji berries are grown without pesticides, herbicides and synthetic fertilizers. Harvest time takes place from May to October each year and berries are selectively harvested several times during the growing season when the berries are plump, juicy and most potent. Botanica goji berries contain 31% Lycium Barbarum Polysaccharide (LBP), one of the highest in the industry. They are picked and dried in the sun to naturally preserve the berries without preservatives, food colouring, sweeteners or sulphites.
China's large temperature variations between day and night and lots of sunshine all day create a plump, juicy and sweet goji berries.