Goji improves energy, health, and good mood
This newly published, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical trial examines the general effects of Goji berry, Lyceum barbarum, as a standardized liquid. The researchers fed Goji to healthy adults for 14 days; statistically analyzing changes between day 1 and day 15.
Significant differences between day 1 and day 15 were found in the Goji group noting increased energy level, improved athletic performance, better quality of sleep, improved ease of awakening, greater ability to focus on activities, sharpened mental acuity, improved calmness, and greater feelings of health, contentment, and happiness. Goji also significantly reduced fatigue and stress, and improved regularity of gastrointestinal function. In contrast, the placebo group showed only two significant changes (heartburn and happiness).
These results clearly indicate that daily consumption of Goji for 14 days increases subjective feelings of general well-being, and improves neurologic/psychological performance and gastrointestinal functions. The data strongly suggest that further research is indicated to confirm and extend knowledge of the potential effects of Lyceum barbarum upon human health.
The study is published in the May 2008 issue of the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine.