Benefits

What are the benefits of goji berries?

 

Polysaccharides – perform a number of functions including improving the structure of the intestinal epithelium, increased absorption of minerals, regulating glucose level in the blood, lowering of the pH, thereby reducing the risk of colon cancer, stimulating the immune system. The polysaccharides also have antioxidant properties and anti-aging effects;

Beta Carotene – carotenoids, contained in the foods with orange-red color like a pumpkin, carrots, salmon and goji. Beta-carotene is an essential element in the synthesis of vitamin A, which is related to the normal development of the organism, good eyesight, cell structure, the health of bones, teeth and skin;

Zeaxanthin – carotenoids, which has a central influence as a pigment in the retina

Vitamin C – goji berry has a high content of vitamin C (20 milligrams per 100 grams) – the same content as in oranges

Selenium – has significant antioxidant action and its content in goji berry is equal to the required daily intake
Iron – iron is involved in many metabolic processes, but above all is an indispensable building element of hemoglobin. Iron deficiency in the body leads to the appearance of iron deficiency anemia. It is believed that goji berry plant is among the highest iron content

Zinc – goji berry can be a source of 20% of the required daily dose of zinc, which is involved in the synthesis of proteins, DNA and of more than 100 enzymes. It is an important factor in many basic cellular functions;

Calcium – the basic building material of bones and teeth, an element with multiple functions, important for cardiac activity, muscle function, hormonal and enzymatic metabolism, as well as the transfer of substances through cell membranes. Goji berry contains between 8-10% of the recommended daily dose of calcium;

Potassium – electrolyte and enzyme cofactor. Calcium is used as a substitute for sodium in our diet and can permanently reduce high blood pressure.