Anti-Aging Benefits of Acai & Goji Berries

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Anti-Aging Benefits of Acai & Goji Berries

Age is just a number. You’re only as old as you feel. Act young, feel young. All these adages are great. But it doesn’t change the truth. Your body is aging, as is your brain. And while there are certainly things you can do to mitigate (or accelerate!) the aging process,  time has a nasty habit of marching on. 

What if there were a few simple ingredients that could help slow the aging process in the brain? Imagine fewer “senior moments,” more clarity, sharper recall, focus, and a stronger memory. If that piques your interest, you need to know about Young Brain, a new drink mix supplement that contains four of nature’s best age-fighters: Acai, Goji berries, Camu Camu and Mangosteen.

Acai Aids in Autophagy: Cleaning Out Dead/Toxic Cells

Origin and Form

The acai berry is a dark purple fruit found in the Amazon rainforest. Its dark color is due to being rich in antioxidants. Used by natives for thousands of years for a variety of medicinal purposes, this superfruit is relatively new to Western consumers, having only been introduced in the U.S. in the 1990s. Grown on palm trees, the fresh fruit has a very short life span. In the U.S., it’s often found as:

  • Juice
  • Pulp
  • Frozen
  • Freeze-dried powder

All of these forms, because they’re processed at the peak of freshness and within a short time of being picked, retain the potency that makes acai so amazing.

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Acai Brain Benefits

Acai has the potential to benefit the brain in a few ways, including reducing inflammation in the brain, which may contribute to age-related brain degeneration. Another significant way acai contributes to a younger-acting brain is by promoting autophagy. Literally translated from the Greek as “self-eating,” autophagy is the housecleaning process in which toxins, residual proteins and other cellular materials are removed from the brain.

Think of autophagy as the body’s way of reuse, renew, recycle. The natural autophagy process declines as you age, which allows more toxins and free radicals to multiply and wreak havoc in the brain. Stimulating autophagy with acai berries may reduce toxins in the brain, which as a result may lower the risk for brain decline, including lowering the risk of Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and other forms of dementia.

Goji Berries for Human Growth Hormone & Vision

Origin and Forms

Goji berries, also referred to as wolfberries, are grown in areas of China, the Tibetan Himalayas and other parts of Asia. These ancient berries have a slightly sour tang, though not unpleasant, and have been widely used in Eastern medicine for more than 2,000 years! 

The bright red fruit is packed with antioxidants, minerals, vitamins, amino acids and more. Often slow-dried at low temperatures, goji berries resemble raisins or dried cranberries when dried. This stretches their shelf life while retaining nutrients. Goji berries can also be rehydrated and made into juice or tea. In their dried forms, they are excellent in baking recipes, oatmeal, trail mix or energy bars.

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Anti-Aging Properties of Goji Berries

Goji berries are thought to be the only natural food that can stimulate the pituitary gland and promote the release of Human Growth Hormones (HGH). This hormone can help slow, and even reverse, some signs of aging. Goji berries are well-proven to help with eye and vision degeneration that results from aging.

A goji study published in 2011 by Optometry and Vision Science showed an increase in elderly participants’ levels of zeaxanthin and antioxidants over participants given only placebos during a 90-day study. Additionally, the placebo group showed macular degeneration, while the goji group’s eyes remained stable.

Because the eye is so intimately connected to the brain, the anti-aging benefits associated with goji may also benefit the brain. Studies on geriatrics have shown improved verbal fluency, cognition, memory and protection against age-related brain diseases.


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Goji and Centenarians

While there may or may not be a causal relation, it is fascinating to note that among many of the world’s centenarians, goji is credited as a major component of the diet and a reason for not only longevity but high quality of life.

Young Brain is an anti-aging powder drink mix that contains these amazing ingredients and more. If you’re looking to maximize your health, quality of life, and longevity, add this tasty drink supplement to boost your overall well-being!