Goji berries and male reproduction
According to researchers from different universities in China and the United States, goji berries also have a positive impact on male reproduction by acting on many parameters: increased quality, quantity and mobility of sperm, improved sexual performance and protection of the testicles against toxic aggressions. This impact is mainly due to the antioxidant properties of LBPs and their ability to increase cell proliferation, an important phase of reproduction.
May support immune function
Goji berries have long been used in traditional medicine to ward off illness and infection and naturally enhance immunity.
According to a 30-day study in 60 older adults, drinking 4 ounces (120 mL) of goji berry juice per day increased levels of immune cells and improved general feelings of well-being (9Trusted Source).
In a 3-month study in 150 older adults, goji berry supplements improved immune function in response to an influenza vaccine (10Trusted Source).
Animal research supports these immune-health findings (11Trusted Source, 12Trusted Source).
Still, additional studies are needed.
May promote eye health
Promising research suggests that goji berries may enhance eye health and protect against disorders like macular degeneration, a progressive eye condition that can lead to vision loss (13Trusted Source).
A 90-day study in 150 older adults found that supplementing with goji berries increased blood antioxidant levels, prevented hypopigmentation of the macula (the central area of the retina), and helped soften fatty protein deposits under the retina (14Trusted Source).
Similarly, a study in 114 people with early macular degeneration showed that daily goji berry supplements improved the density of macular pigment, which may protect against the progression of macular degeneration (15Trusted Source).
Goji berries are also packed with antioxidants like zeaxanthin, which help protect your lenses and retinas against damage.
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