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The subject of ORAC is more complex than most people realize PDF Print Email

Goji ORACThe subject of ORAC is more complex than most people realize. The letters ORAC are an acronym for Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity. What happens in the marketplace is often quite misleading as we find that different units of measure are quoted with little or no fine print defining these units. Also there are a number of different ORAC tests which measure different types of antioxidant activity. For this reason we always show a general chart without units of measure simply expressing ratio. This gives an honest expression of the power of goji compared to other fruits.

We are often asked how goji compares to other superfruits like acai or even green tea for example. This requires an explanation of the different types of antioxidant chemistry relating to the classes of compounds known as bioflavenoids, carotenoids, anthocyanins,polyphenols and many others. A good discussion of this subject can be found at

Hot Water-extracted Lycium barbarum - PubMed PDF Print Email

Pub Med LogoWorld J Gastroenterol. 2006 Jul 28;12(28):4478-84.

Hot water-extracted Lycium barbarum and Rehmannia glutinosa inhibit proliferation and induce apoptosis of hepatocellular carcinoma cells.

Chao JC, Chiang SW, Wang CC, Tsai YH, Wu MS.

School of Nutrition and Health Sciences, Taipei Medical University, Taipei 110, Taiwan, China.

Neuroprotective effects of Lycium barbarum - PubMed PDF Print Email

PubMed LogoExp Neurol. 2007 Jan;203(1):269-73. Epub 2006 Oct 11.

Neuroprotective effects of Lycium barbarum Lynn on protecting retinal ganglion cells in an ocular hypertension model of glaucoma.

Chan HC, Chang RC, Koon-Ching Ip A, Chiu K, Yuen WH, Zee SY, So KF.

Department of Anatomy, Faculty of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam, Hong Kong SAR.

Science Reports on Goji PDF Print Email

Master of Science

Science Studies and Reports on the Goji Berry

Pharmalogical Study and its Mechanism of Chinese Herbs on Treatment of Eye Disease - ICMCM Conference, Hong Kong, August 2007

ICMCM Conference, Hong Kong, August 2007

Cytoprotective effects of Lycium barbarum against reducing stress on endoplasmic reticulum - 2006 International Journal of Molecular Medicine.

International Journal of Molecular Medicine Article


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