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a conference call with Marc Schreuder, the lead researcher of Young Living Essential Oils. He spoke about the 6 health benefits of NingXia Red (NR). This article is a summary of his lecture.
Here are Marc's 6 reasons to drink NingXia Red (pronounced ning-ja):
The Ningxia wolfberry is consumed in a region of China where people are known for their longevity. In Ningxia China, there is 5 times the number of people living over 100 than any other part of China. The NingXia wolfberry has a longevity history unlike any other berries on the market.
2. Contains Essential Oils
NR is the only liquid supplement containing therapeutic grade essential oils. The essential oils in NR are orange and lemon. Both of these essential oils have been studied for their ability to combat cellular mutation, which is the first step to cancer.
Orange and Lemon essential oils have THE most anti-mutating properties of all the essential oils. Since NR contains essential oils, it is also an essential oil supplement.
3. Highest Antioxidant in the World
NingXia Red's antioxidant capacity has been tested and validated at Brunswick lab in MA. Brunswick lab developed the ORAC testing. ORAC stands for Oxygen Radical Absorbency Capacity. NR scored higher than any other supplement or food!
To put this in perspective for you, here's an example of how NR compares to other foods: 1 oz. of NingXia Red has the same amount of antioxidants as- 100 oranges 11 pounds of spinach 55 pounds of almonds 55 tomatoes 23 large purple onions 2 pounds of blueberries
4. Anti-inflammatory and Energy-Giving Properties
Inflammation in the body is connected to many chronic diseases today, such as heart disease and cancer. NR has the ability to modulate the immune system because of a molecule called beta cryptoxanthin, a cousin to beta carotene (vitamin A.) Beta cryptoxanthin has one of the highest anti-inflammatory properties of any known compound.
The University of Manchester did studies on beta cryptoxanthin and found that the levels are very high in oranges. One single glass of fresh squeezed orange juice it is sufficient to reducing poly-arthritis. However, the beta cryptoxanthin levels in NingXia wolfberry are over 20 times the levels of orange juice. And the NingXia wolfberry is the highest known substance containing beta cryptoxanthin. People are noticing a decrease in arthritis symptoms within weeks of starting on NingXia Red.
5. Maintains Low Blood Sugar Levels
NR will not spike blood sugar levels. It has a Glycemic index of 11 compared to pure glucose which is 100, white bread is 70 and pinto beans are 42. NingXia wolfberries are one of the lowest of any known food on the Glycemic index rating.
Maintaining high blood sugar levels over the years can damage your body worse than smoking a pack of cigarettes a day!
6. Supports Eye Health
The University of Chicago conducted tests and found that a compound called zeaxanthin is the predominant carotenoid found in the eyes. It's more important than lutien or any other compound found. The highest known foods containing zeaxanthin are raw egg yolks and red peppers. However, after testing NR, the results showed 20 times more than the amount in raw egg yolks and 15 times more than the amount in red peppers.
Once again, the 6 reasons you should be drinking NingXia Red... 1. Longevity 2. Contains Essential Oils that Combat Cell Mutation 3. Highest Antioxidant on the ORAC Chart 4. Anti-inflammatory 5. Low Glycemic Index 6. Supports Healthy Eyesight
Also, I'd like to share with you some information on how Young Living's Ningxia wolfberry is grown, harvested and packaged.
The wolfberry begins its life on an organic farm in Ningxia, China. The wolfberries are freshly picked, quadruple washed, sanitized and then pureed. The processing plant is totally aseptic and clean and the juice processing is done in stainless steel. We use all modern, hygienic equipment. The processing plant is cleaned with steam, not chemicals.
The wolfberries are grown in the surrounding Yellow River Delta, where all the Himalayan melt water flows down. This melt water nourishes the soil making it rich in minerals. This process creates a berry that has unmatched nutritional impact.
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