The fruit of the wolfberry shrub has been used for centuries in Inner Mongolia but had only recently been researched. It was called the Chinese wolfberry (also known by its Latin name, Lycium barbarum, or colloquial name, "goji berry").
The health tonic is used since ancient times in China to nourish a weak body, to improve vision, to strengthen weak legs and knees for the elderly and to promote longevity.
Just like ginseng, the wolfberry has been highly regarded for centuries as one of the foremost nutritional and therapeutic plants in China. In fact, the Chinese hold a strong belief that human life might be extended significantly by using either of these herbs for an extended period of time.
Some of the active constituents of the wolfberry are: Beta-sitosterol, Betaine, Niacin and Pyridoxine. More interesting is, that the wolfberry containes over 18 amino acids (that is six times higher in proportion than bee pollen), 21 trace minerals, more beta carotene than carrots, and an astonishing 500 times more vitamin C by weight than oranges. It is also packed with vitamin B1, vitamin B6 and vitamin E. The fruits and pedicels of wolfberry were effective in increasing white blood cells, protecting the liver and relieving hypertension. The alcoholic extract of wolfberry fruits inhibited tumor growth in mice by 58%, and the protein of wolfberry displayed an insulin-like action that was effective in promoting fat decomposition and reducing blood sugar.
One of the key aspects of a successful introduction of "functional foods or drinks" is, that is has a high FUN-aspect. This also means that the majority has to like the taste of the new product.
Currently Benseng International is are able to supply a concentrated wolfberry extract powder that, when added in an active dose to food or drinks, can very well be positioned as a functional ingredient.
At the moment this innovative wolfberry extract powder can be supplied with 50 % polysaccharides, which is a measure for the quality and efficacy. The extract is good dissolvable in water and can therefore be added to practically every food or drink product desired.
If you like to receive more information about this unique concentrated wolfberry extract powder, please do not hesitate to contact Benseng International BV.
Benseng international BV is one of the few companies that are specialists in ginseng. They supply various kinds of American and white and red Korean ginseng roots and products. They also have ginseng raw materials and semi-manufactured products of the siberian ginseng en Brazilian ginseng. Their most innovative product is Wolfberry of Gojiberry. Also other medicinal herbs can be supplied fully to their customers request.