Strengthen Immune System with a Shot of NingXia Red AM & PM
It was predicted that 2000 would be the start of the decade of increased awareness
of the importance of the immune system. And it’s now true that consumers are
beginning to understand that it is more important to support the immune system now
than to pay for illness later. By providing immune system support today, the wise
consumer will reap vital health in the years to come.
immune system is diverse and complex. One important segment of immunity is comprised
of the antibodies called immunoglobulins and gammaglobulins. These antibodies are
produced by white blood cells, and they bind themselves to toxins, disabling the chemical
action of the toxin. Once one of these antibodies binds to the outer portion of a
virus or bacteria, it is no longer able to move through cell walls and cause illness
or disease. The more immune system antibodies, the better the protection against invading
viruses and bacteria.
Here again, wolfberries have been found to be a valued immune system support.
In a 1988 report published by the State Scientific and Technological Commission of
China, researchers discovered that after eating 50 grams of wolfberries, human volunteers
showed a 700-point increase in white blood cell count and a 75 percent increase in
white blood cell count and a 75 percent increase in the antibody immunoglobulin A
(IgA). In more recent studies,
Ningxia wolfberry polysaccharides stimulated production of interleukin-2, another
part of immunity that protects against cancer cells and microbial invasion.
Health consultant Dr. Zheng-Xian Liu (with a doctorate in biochemistry and nutrition)
commented on the unparalleled ability of Ningxia wolfberries to enhance the immune
system, stating, "Among the various species of Chinese wolfberries, Ningxia wolfberry
fruit is the most potent one, and it has the highest levels of immune-stimulating
In a 2002 study done at a hospital in Beijing, the wolfberry and two other traditional
Chinese medicines were found to be effective in animal studies inhibiting three kinds
of inflammation. The researchers found that wolfberry polysaccharides were found to
stimulate interleukin-2 and gamma interferon, which are anti-inflammatory rather than
This study was confirmed by further
research on wolfberry polysaccharides done at Huazhong University in China where
scientists stated: "Administration of LBP3 (Lycium barbarum polysaccharide-protein
complex) increased the expression of interleukin-2 [and] may induce immune responses."
Young Living scientist Sue Chao (with Marc Schreuder, D. Gary Young, Karen Nakaoka,
Lynn Moyes, and Craig Oberg) followed up on this study by testing wolfberry juice
and the other juices (raspberry, blueberry, apricot, and pomegranate) used in Berry
Young Juice* for their modulating effect on immunity in a study
recently published by the peer-reviewed Journal of the American Nutraceutical Association.
This animal study concluded that "wolfberry juice and its mixtures were shown
to have immunomodulatory effects in mice by increasing splenic (spleen) macrophages
and splenic weight." There are a number of studies that correlate increased spleen
weight and improved immunological function. 3,4
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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