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Lycium chinense (枸杞子)

Commonly called Wolfberries, in the Western world Lycium chinense (枸杞子) is an excellent source of many nutrients and phytochemicals. In Chinese history, this ingredient has long been known as the "eternal life fruit," because of its many uses and effects. Chinese legend has it that when brewed as tea and taken three times a day, your eyes will focus better, white hair will turn black, and your teeth will become stronger (myth, of course). However, modern day science has proven it's many nutritional values and antioxidant properties that when taken with regular exercise and healthy diet, will promote overall health and longevity.

It is known to contain:

  • 11 essential and 22 trace dietary minerals
  • 18 amino acids
  • 6 essential vitamins
  • Carotenoids, including beta-carotene and zeaxanthin, lutein, lycopene, and cryptoxanthin
  • Numerous phenols