goji berries

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goji berries

Small red berries, the secretions of which act as an aphrodisiac; data from Wuhan University reported increased sexual performance and sperm quality in rats.

Content
Beta-carotene; vitamins C, B1, B2 and other vitamins; minerals; antioxidants; amino acids; are said to contain isoleucine, tryptophan, zinc, iron, copper, calcium, germanium, selenium, phosphorus, B6 and vitamin E.

Effects
Believed to enhance immune system function, help eyesight, protect liver, boost sperm production and improve circulation. They act on the liver, lung and kidney channels and enrich yin.

Formulations
Raw, tea, tincture.
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Determination of carotenoids and their esters in fruits of Lycium barbarum Linnaeus by HPLC-DAD-APCI-MS.
Lycium barbarum polysaccharides reduce exerciseinduced oxidative stress.
Neuroprotective effects of anti-aging oriental medicine Lycium barbarum against p-amyloid peptide neurotoxicity.
Neuroprotective effects of anti-aging oriental medicine Lycium barbarum against [beta]-amyloid peptide neurotoxicity," Experimental Gerontology, vol.
Protection of retinal ganglion cells and retinal vasculature by Lycium barbarum polysaccharides in a mouse model of acute ocular hypertension," PLoS ONE, vol.
Structure elucidation of glycan of glycoconjugate LbGp3 isolated from the fruit of Lycium barbarum L.
Studies on the glycoconjugates and glycans from Lycium barbarum L in inhibiting low density lipoprotein (LDL) peroxidation.
Radiosensitizing effects of Lycium barbarum polysaccharide for Lewis lung cancer.
Structural characterization of the glycan part of glycoconjugate LbGp2 from Lycium barbarum L.