Research and Development
Below, you'll find the latest information
released by Young Living's Research and Development Department.
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"Clove extract neutralizes asbestos fibres," by Andy Coghlan,
Hundreds of years ago, Spanish Explorer Ponce de Leon set out on
a quest for a magical fountain of water that was said to offer
rejuvenation and immortality to all who drank from it. Traveling
through the New World, he uncovered numerous legends regarding
the water, and yet, he never located the enchanted spring...
D. Gary Young,
founder and president of Young Living Essential Oils, embarked
on a similar odyssey in 1973, following a devastating logging
accident. From a wheelchair, he vowed not only to walk again,
but to find health, vitality, and longevity. For nearly 30
years, he single-mindedly continued his pursuit.
Then, in 1994 Gary
was approached by a Chinese scientist who was visiting the
United States on a fact-gathering assignment. Dr. Songqiao Zhao,
senior researcher at the Chinese Science Academy, told Gary
about a simple, delicious-tasting berry with amazing health
benefits. He said that Chinese wolfberries had been used for
thousands of years to treat a wide range of illnesses. What's
more, the people who consumed them on a regular basis lived
remarkably healthy lives for 100-plus years.
Intrigued by the story, Gary began an
investigation that eventually led to the creation of some of the most
exciting health products in the world.
Chinese wolfberries grow
in a remote area of central China near Inner Mongolia. Considered a
treasure by the local people, they have been studied by Chinese
physicians for thousands of years. One Chinese Medica dating back 2,000
years cites their use in treatments ranging from replenishing vital
essences to strengthening and restoring major organs.(1,2)
comprehensive analyses have found that wolfberries contain 18 types of
amino acids, 21 trace minerals, 29 fatty acids, vitamins B1, B2, B6, E,
more beta carotene than carrots, more Vitamin C than oranges, and as
much protein as bee pollen. What's more, they are a source of superoxide
dismutase and phenylpropanoids. Numerous studies by the Chinese
government have shown that Chinese wolfberries are extremely useful for
boosting the immune system, protecting the liver, improving the quality
of blood, and improving vision.(3,4,5,6)
Berry Young Juice™
Encouraged by the prospect
of an all-natural, good-tasting substance that could be so helpful in
improving health, Gary determined to find ways to share the benefits of
the wolfberry with people everywhere. Young Living Essential Oils, the
largest importer of wolfberries in the world, now offers the power of
wolfberries as a delicious, refreshing beverage.
1. Huang Di Nei Jing (Yellow Emperor's
Classic of Internal Medicine) Chinese medical textbook dating to the Qin
and Han periods (221 B.C.-220 A.D.). Tianjin Scientific Technology
Publishing Press, 1986. Chinese version translated by research scientist
2. Shen Nung Ben Tsao (25-220 A.D.)
3. Ben Cao Gang Mu (Ming Dynasty
1368-1644 A.D.) People's Health Publishing Press, 1982, Chinese version
translated by Sue Chao.
4. State Scientific and Technological
Commission of China, Pharmacological Experiment on Lycium, Register No.
5. State Scientific and Technological
Commission of China, Clinical Experiment on Lycium, Register No. 870306.
6. Lycium barbarum Medical Effects,
improves eyesight, Ningxia Scientific and Technological Commission, July
Our bodies are bombarded
daily by the damaging effects of free radicals that are created through
normal metabolic functions. In fact, Dr. Bruce Ames of the University of
California at Berkeley estimates that the DNA of each of our cells is
attacked by free radicals over 10,000 times per day. Added to that is
the polluted environment we inhabit in today's world, which increases
the scope of the problem. Uninterrupted, free radicals can wreak havoc
with DNA, enzymes,and cells. Many chronic conditions—including aging—are
believed to result from accumulated damage caused by free radicals.
Fortunately, antioxidants have proven an effective weapon against them.
"Young and middle-aged
people may be able to reduce risk of disease by adding high ORAC foods
to their diets," states Floyd P. Horn, Administrator of the Agricultural
Research Service, the chief scientific agency of the U.S. Department of
Agriculture. Antioxidants help neutralize the effects of free radicals,
allowing the body to restore itself to the proper balance that leads to
health and well-being.
To help you combat the
damaging effects of free radicals, simply take a single serving (one
ounce) of Berry Young Juice, which supplies 267 percent of the Daily
Value of the antioxidant vitamin C, along with a host of other
nutrients. What a delicious way to protect your health!
Drinking a single ounce of Berry Young
Juice every day will do more for your health than you can imagine!
Berry Young Juice™ 4,214
Wolfberry Juice 3,472
Vitamin E Oil 3,309
Tahitian NONI™ 1,506
Top Antioxidant Foods
A new laboratory test known as
ORAC (Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity), developed by USDA
researchers at Tufts University, rates Berry Young Juice™ as the
number one antioxidant product on the market.
Developed by Dr. Guohua Cao at
USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts
University, the ORAC test is one of the most sensitive and
reliable methods for measuring the ability of antioxidants to
absorb free radicals. It is the only test to combine both time
and degree of inhibition of free radicals.
Comparative analyses against
Tahitian NONI™ and other fruits showed Berry Young Juice's
supreme advantage over all antioxidant nutritionals. Ningxia
wolfberry (Lycium barbarum v. Ningxia) was shown to have the
single highest antioxidant ability of any food tested.
have no doubt that the Ningxia wolfberry and Young Living's
Berry Young Juice™ will revolutionize how we treat premature
aging. Since I have incorporated it into my daily regimen, my
stamina has improved markedly. And it has been an important
factor in allowing me to still perform long-distance running,
even at age 76."
—Ronald Lawrence, M.D.
Former faculty member of the UCLA School of Medicine and
England's Royal London Homeopathic Hospital