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Did you enjoy reading our post about the Science behind NingXia Red? I have just returned from an exhilarating 4 day event. It was long hours, and I knew I needed some “pick me up” energy throughout the day. So of course I took with me the ingredients for the Red Drink, and drank 2 bottles of that per day. 

I LOVE this drink – it hydrates me so much better than water, which in turn kickstarts my digestion each morning. It provides me with a natural energy source that is not caffeine-based. And it nourishes my body with vitamins and minerals, to keep me healthy on every level.

Having the Red Drink twice a day is my non-negotiable in my day. And my body definitely lets me know when it’s ready for it!

So here I was at this event, drinking my Red Drink, and a lady came up to me asking about it. I told her what it was, and that it was based on NingXia Red. 

She’d heard about Young Living, and had ordered essential oils from them before. “Oh, I didn’t know Young Living also did this juice,” she said to me. And it made me wonder how many other people use our oils and love them, but have never tried NingXia Red (or never tried it consistently enough to really see the results it brings to the body)! I’ve been drinking it since it was first released in 2002, and I believe it’s one of the core reasons why so many people tell me I look 10 years younger than my age. 

NingXia Red (originally called “Berry Young Juice”) is a delicious high antioxidant superjuice that was formulated by naturopath D. Gary Young, the founder of Young Living. It was released in August 2002, and is Young Living’s best-selling product. 

Do you want to know why? The most obvious answer to this question is, “Because people feel so good when they are taking NingXia Red each day, that they want to stay on it.”

But why do they feel so good? And what’s the story behind our amazing superjuice? That’s what this weeks’ bulletin is all about. But wait! Before I share this incredibly story, have you registered to join our 14 day RESET, to go into the draw to win a year’s supply of NingXia Red? Read below for details….

Are you joining our 14 day RESET, starting 10th June? 

This is a fabulous way to explore the multitude of benefits that NingXia Red and a healthy lifestyle can bring to your health and happiness quotient. The RESET involves drinking 6 sachets (360ml) of NingXia Red per day for days 1 to 3, then 3 sachets (180ml) of NingXia Red per day for days 4 to 14. You’ll need 4 bottles of NingXia Red to cover you for that 14 days, or 2 x 30 packs of NingXia Red sachets. 

You’ll also find some really great meal tips in the 14 Day RESET facebook group, for whatever your path is (eg. vegan, keto, paleo, etc.).

Please click the button below to let me know you are joining in, and we’ll send you the facebook link and password to join. If you’re part of my team, you’ll also enter the draw to win a year’s supply (24 bottles) of NingXia Red. How exciting!!!!

And if you live in the UK/EU region, you’ll receive 10% discount on NingXia Red sachets for the month of June, as part of your region’s monthly promos. That’s even more reason to join in the fun! You’ll need to use the item code D-SKU 3525560D to receive your discount, and this code won’t be active until later today. Watch out for the announcement from Young Living Europe. 

What’s a Wolfberry?

Wolfberries (aka “Goji Berries”, which is an adaptation of their original Mandarin Chinese name gǒuqǐ) are a shrub that’s thrived for thousands of years over much of China and Tibet.

The species used in NingXia Red is Lycium barbarum, sourced from the Elbow Plateau of the Ningxia Province of China, near the Mongolian border.

Even though Lycium barbarum is cultivated in locations around the world, it’s the Ningxia variety which surpasses all others in its vitamin and mineral profile, containing the highest levels of immune-stimulating polysaccharides of all the goji berries.

As Scientists began to look for why this was, they discovered the link between these incredible wolfberries and resilient health. The Ningxia Wolfberry is considered to be “the herb of longevity”, because it provides our body with much-needed energy and endurance.

In fact, Scientists at Beijing University noticed that the people living in this region of Ningxia Province were living to well over 100 years of age. The Chinese National Census found that the number of residents of Ningxia Province who are 100 years of age or older is about 400% higher than the national average! Wow!!!!

These people often start the day with a bowl of Ningxia wolfberries. But it’s not only their longevity that’s impressive. It’s also their overall health and energy levels. Many of these people have managed to avoid the typical Western diseases and even the need for reading glasses, and some are still working in their profession when they’re over 100!!!

This region is fed by beautiful, pure, mineral-rich glacial water, which many attribute as the “key ingredient” in these wolfberries.

Chinese biochemists at the Ningxia Institute of Nutrition have analysed the Ningxia Wolfberry, and found it to be one of the most nutrient-dense foods on the planet.

It’s no wonder that Chinese athletes use the Ningxia Wolfberry as their “secret weapon” for agility, longevity and vitality! In fact, these wolfberries are so popular in China, there is even an annual festival to celebrate them!

The Amazing Ningxia Wolfberry

Alongside of Ginseng and Lingzhi (aka the Reishi Mushroom), the Ningxia Wolfberry is one of 3 renowned Chinese superfoods. It’s a high protein, low GI fruit which contains:

It’s unique amongst all the many varieties of Goji Berries of the world because it contains high levels of 4 unique polysaccharides. These are natural sugars that our body needs, in order for our cells to communicate with each other at an optimal level.

It’s packed full of a plethora of natural vitamins and minerals, including:

Comparing Antioxidants

The Ningxia Wolfberry is an amazing antioxidant, with the highest levels of naturally occurring S-ORAC and ORAC activity. In fact, in terms of its antioxidant rating, it’s 30 times higher than oranges, and 100 times higher than carrots! Check out this chart below…

The ancient Chinese used wolfberries to support the health of their muscles, ligaments, bones, liver, heart, brain and eyes. With documented use dating back to the Ming Dynasty, it is one of the earliest known superfruits utilized in ancient Chinese health practices.

There is a famous Chinese text written in 1593 AD. It talks about a wolfberry elixir which was given to an elderly man. After drinking it, this man “Could walk extremely fast, as if he were flying, and his grey hair turned black again.”

Why? Because mineral loss in the body can cause premature greying of the hair. When we support the body to have healthy levels of minerals, it becomes supple and youthful again.

Yet it wasn’t only the Scientists who were inspired by this incredible fruit….

The History of NingXia Red and Young Living

In 1993, Gary Young (the founder of Young Living) was introduced to Dr. Songqiao Chao, the Dean of Science at Beijing Technical University. Whilst Dr. Chao was visiting Utah to lecture at Weber State University, he was brought to Young Living’s headquarters to meet Gary, and to learn a bit about essential oils. 

During that meeting, Dr. Chao asked Gary if he had heard about Ningxia wolfberries. Dr. Chao and his students were conducting research into the Lycium barbarum wolfberry that was growing on the Elbow Plateau in Inner Mongolia, which also crossed into the Ningxia Province of China.

The health and longevity of these people was extraordinary, and had sparked the interest of the scientific community.

Dr. Chao’s daughter, Sue Chao, came to work for Young Living. During her time there, she translated her father’s research into English, and gave this to Gary. Gary was sooooo excited to read about the benefits of the Ningxia wolfberry that he wanted to source it for Young Living. 

He found a grower on the Elbow Plateau in the Ningxia Province, and was the first to import tons of these wolfberries for commercial use.

From here, Gary Young began his magic in blending different high antioxidant fruit juices with Ningxia Wolfberry puree, to create what we now know as NingXia Red. 

It all started with Berry Young Juice…

Young Living’s very first Ningxia Wolfberry puree was called “Berry Young Juice”. It comprised Ningxia Wolfberry puree, blueberry, pomegranate, apricot and raspberry juice, lemon oil and orange oil, and agave as its sweetener. 

Berry Young Juice was Young Living’s very first oil-infused food product, and it was released in August 2002. 

Its branding contained purple colours, and a drawing of the Ningxia Wolfberry. It was also available as a 1oz/29.5ml sachet. 

Then NingXia Red was born…

Years later, Berry Young Juice was reformulated and renamed NingXia Red. Its new formula still contained all the ingredients from Berry Young juice, but this time it added in grape pomace.

In the rebranding, its name changed from Berry Young Juice to NingXia Red, to honour its roots in the Ningxia Province of China.

The labelling changed to a rich red colour, and it was available as a 1 litre bottle and as 1oz/29.5ml sachets.

Finally, a new formula in a sexy bottle!

In 2012, it was once again reformulated to its current formula. It now contains 16% organic goji berry puree….that means not just a concentrate, but all the goodness from the skin, seeds, and pulp.

This is combined with other high antioxidant fruit juices – Blueberry, Plum, Aronia, Cherry, and Pomegranate. It’s now sweetened with Stevia so it’s low on the GI scale, and it also contains Grape Seed Extract and Pure Vanilla Extract.

Even better, it’s now flavoured with 4 different citrus essential oils – Orange, Yuzu, Lemon and Tangerine. This combination of essential oils is 93% d-Limonene – a well studied antioxidant….and it tastes delicious!

As part of the formula change, the branding once again changed from the 1 litre bottle to an eye-catching and curvaceous 750ml bottle, also available as a 60ml sachet.

The hand drawing of the Ningxia Wolfberries once again appears on the front of the bottle and sachet, and the bottle itself now has the text printed onto the bottle, and the rest of the bottle is frosted glass. This allows us to clearly see the richness of the puree that settles to the bottom of each bottle before we shake it up and pour.

Nutrition trumps Genetics

I’m currently reading a fascinating book called “The Biology of Belief” by Dr. Bruce Lipton. I’ve just finished the section where he talks about how our genes have very little to do with our health. It’s our lifestyle and environment that turns these genes on or off, which are the real “controllers” for our health and wellbeing. 

What we feed our body right now is going to have the biggest impact on our health in the years to come. It makes logical sense to choose health-giving foods like NingXia Red to be part of our every day lifestyle. 

Dr. Sara Chase writes: 

“In the past few years, I have heard a lot about berry juices and their value as antioxidants. As a doctor practicing chiropractic as well as holistic healthcare, I am concerned about the health of my patients, my family and myself. I have always encouraged taking antioxidants.

When I heard about wolfberry juice, I thought it was just another berry juice like all the others. Then I learned the value of wolfberries on the ORAC (antioxidant) scale…The more commonly known antioxidant-rich foods were not even in the same league!”

Did you know that only 20 to 30% of your health is determined by genetics? This means that 70 to 80% of your health is determined by nutrition and lifestyle. That’s an excellent reason to invest every single day in your health, to ensure you can live a life of purpose and joy, and that your body can always keep up with your dreams.

If you’re not already drinking NingXia Red as part of your daily routine, now’s a great time to start. And why not join us for our 14 day RESET as a fabulous way to see the benefits of this amazing juice.

In the 14 day RESET, instead of drinking just 60ml a day (2 bottles a month), we’ll be drinking 4 bottles of NingXia Red in 14 days. That’s a great way to see just how good your body can feel on NingXia Red. And if you’re part of my Young Living team, by joining the challenge you also go into the draw to win a year’s supply of NingXia Red!

Here’s how to order your NingXia Red for the 14 day RESET:

If you already have your own wholesale account with Young Living, you can order through the shopping cart on your virtual office, or via phone or live chat with your local Young Living office.

If it’s been more than 12 months since you’ve ordered, or if you’ve never set up an account, please reach out to the person who introduced you to Young Living.

You will need their member number when you place your first order.

If you have lost touch with them, or need any other assistance, we are here to help. Simply click on the button below, and we’ll be in touch to assist you and help answer your questions.