Don't Be Confused
Companies like to connect their products to specific terms to make it appear as if they have a corner
on the market. While some of these terms have slightly different meanings, generally they can be used
interchangeably: - glyconutrients
- healthy sugars
- essential sugars
- miracle sugars
Profile of Ningxia Wolfberry
* Yet to be determined
Huang L, et al.,.
Isolation, purification and physico-chemical properties of immunoactive
constituents from the fruit of Lycium barbarum L. Yao Xue Xue Bao. 1998
Of the eight essential sugars, the NingXia wolfberry has six. NingXia Red delivers these
sugars as part of WHOLE foods rather than as a concoction of isolated ingredients often marketed. Considering
that it also contains blueberries, raspberries, pomegranates, apricots, and dark grapes—all of
which are well known for their health benefits— NingXia Red is, in fact, a wonderful source of
all eight essential sugars. Glucose and Galactose have the ability to convert into the missing Fucos
and Neuramic, but minerals are necessary to make the coversion. NingXia Red has an abundance of minerals
in forms most easily assimulated.
Made with whole wolfberries and other fruit well known for their
health benefits, NingXia Red is a delicious source of Glyconutrients (Miracle Sugar)
In a world awash in high fructose corn syrup, glazed doughnuts, and simple carbohydrates (that seem to turn to sugar before you even swallow), the fact that many people are starved for sugars is hard to believes.
Yet cells cannot "talk" to each other without glycoproteins (sugar and
protein combined), also known as polysaccharides. When our bodies are given artificial
sweeteners or an overabundance of glucose (table sugar), messages get scrambled and
a host of malfunctions and illness may result. (See Wolfberry's
In 1994 Chinese scientists first isolated an unusual glycoprotein complex that they called "Lycium barbarum polysaccharide." Researchers began to document that this low-glycemic long-chain molecule was responsible for many of the wolfberry’s strong immune-boosting and cardioprotective properties. Research on this intriguing polysaccharide continues throughout the world.
Researchers also discovered that the protein arm of the molecule contained more than 18 amino acids (proteins), while the sugar linkage contained not only the plentiful sugars glucose and galactose, but also the rare and vital sugars arabinose, rhamnose, xylose, and mannose.
The essentials sugars in wolfberry polysaccharides provide immune system and heart
health benefits plus the ingredients for optimal cellular communication and DNA protection.
The most amazing thing about these necessary sugars is that they are low glycemic.
The glycemic index measures the rate that carbohydrates break down and release glucose
into the bloodstream. High-glycemic foods have a dangerous effect on insulin secretion.
As poor food choices push more and more people into diabetes, high-glycemic foods
must be avoided. High-glycemic foods also play a role in obesity rates increasing
in every state except Oregon in 2004.1
Most juices have a higher glycemic index than the fruits they are derived from. NingXia
Red has been extensively tested and found to be low glycemic, with the same low score,
11, as agave syrup. You might wonder how that is possible with all the sugars found
in wolfberries. The fiber in wolfberries keeps the sugars from "spiking"
in the blood, making NingXia Red a healthy choice even for diabetics. You will notice
you don’t need to shake pear or white grape juice—that is because they
have no balancing fiber (and no essential sugars either). In this case, you can see
the goodness of the fruit fibers in NingXia Red!
1. "Obesity rates climbing in nearly all states," August 23,
2005, The Associated Press.
This text excerpted from "The NingXia Red Advantage: Seven Pillars of Health",
Young Living Magazine, Oct-Dec 2005. Reprinted with permission of Young Living Essential Oils, LC, Lehi,
UT 84043 U.S.A. No other reprinting without the express written permission of Young Living Essential
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