After a particularly POLAR winter… the weather is FINALLY heating up.
That means jackets are coming off… sandals are coming out… and sleeves are shortening.
But if you’re worried about sun damage, you might be inclined to cover yourself from head to toe… just to reduce your risk of skin cancer.
You don’t have to languish in long pants all summer long.
You can even enjoy some time by the pool in some sporty new swimwear.
Because there’s an ancient Chinese secret to shielding yourself from the harmful rays of the rising sun…
But this cancer-fighting superfruit has been widely misunderstood since the West discovered it just a few years ago.
How a couple ‘bad actors’ poisoned the well
If you’ve already heard about goji berries (Lycium barbarum and Lycium chinense), you might think there’s NOTHING that this “superfruit” can’t do.
Untrustworthy marketers have misrepresented its 2,000-year record in Traditional Chinese Medicine – where it’s known as “wolfberry fruit” – and tried to turn it into some kind of “miracle cure” for just about everything.
Some even claimed that it can help you live longer than 200 years!
Unfortunately, those misrepresentations of its medicinal powers created a backlash…
And now, you’d be hard-pressed to find ANY mainstream source that gives ANY credence to the goji berry’s health benefits.
But while it’s not a cure-all… it’s not powerless, either.
There’s plenty of science that confirms how it can help fight skin cancer.
The “lycium fruit” (Lycii fructus) – as it’s referred to in the scientific literature – was first mentioned in the oldest Chinese text of herbs, called “Shen Nong Ben Cao Jing.”
It’s gained the reputation of being so valuable… the Chinese now call goji berries “red diamonds.”
Now, lots of colorful berries are packed with antioxidants that can detoxify… reverse free radical damage… and beat back inflammation.
But what makes the nutrient-dense fruit of the goji shrub REALLY special is the presence of two special antioxidants:
- heme oxygenase-1 (HOX-1, an enzyme)
- metallothionein (MT, a protein consisting of several amino acids)
Both of these have been found to help shore up the immune system to protect against photodamage from UV radiation.
That means they can also protect your healthy cells from getting BURNED by traditional radiation therapy for cancer.
This antioxidant-based “photoprotection,” however, isn’t enough on its own…
Because cancer cells can hijack its mechanisms and use them to THEIR advantage – unless there’s something ELSE simultaneously working against them.
That’s where its polysaccharides step in.
These complex sugars are essential weapons in your tumor-fighting arsenal!
They induce “cell suicide” (a.k.a. apoptosis) and arrest the cell cycle to keep cancer cells from growing and multiplying.
And goji berries have got PLENTY of them.
These “red diamonds” are also LOADED with another skin-protecting compound — beta-carotene.
This orange pigment protects the colorful skins of the fruits and vegetables it’s found in.
And when you eat it, it can protect YOUR delicate skin, too!
In China, goji berries are eaten raw… but they don’t travel very well. So, in this country, you’ll more likely find them sun-dried (like a raisin) or in powdered form.
It’s worth looking a little harder… and spending a little extra money… to get goji berry juice.
According to the studies done so far, that’s the best way to MAXIMIZE your protection against free radical damage from the sun.