The Tibetan Goji Berry Co.

The Authorized Supplier of Tibetan Goji Berry

The New 2013/14 Goji berry harvest is ready!

We celebrate another fabulous Goji harvest!

Goji quality assurance

Part of the quality assurance of The Tibetan Goji Berry Company are the exceptional
facilities and process required for our Goji harvests. Our manufacturing
facility complies with the stringent Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP), and have
also been certified by the Australian Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA). GMP
certification means that the site and methods employed in the production of the
precious Goji berry has been subject to a thorough quality control investigation and
is certified to be in compliance.

The standards are among the highest in the world, the certification process covers
everything from buildings and surrounding grounds, to the equipment, personnel
and training, to sanitation and hygiene, to air and water purification, to production
and documentation. These standards for manufacturing are the guidelines upon
which we base each decision.

Goji – Clean Inside and Out

You will find that our Goji berries are exceptionally clean. The berries are washed in
industrial stainless steel rotating drum cleaners equipped with water jets. The water
used is from our own underground well, which is naturally of drinking water quality.
This initial wash helps remove dirt and dust, thereby lowering any possible bacteria
levels right from the beginning.

The Goji berries are also subject to a very careful grading and sorting system. We
make sure there is no extraneous matter, soil, powder, pebbles or dust in the berries
you buy. We ship most of our dried berries in vacuum packed bags, further protecting
them from damage, insects, dust, and dirt during the shipping process.

We carefully monitor Goji berries for any impurities at our in-house lab where we
test for microbial levels and sulfur and pesticide residues. They have year after year
always tested pure and free of contaminates.

Proper climate, soil and berry selection are crucial to the medicinal nature of the
berries. Most berries or herbs indigenous to one region cannot be properly grown in
another. We select the Goji berries grown only in their indigenous soils to guarantee
quality and correct species. Our highly trained staff travel throughout Mongolia and
Tibet to inspect the wild growing Goji regions to check the Goji vines, soil, and water
sources while the berries are growing on vine and during harvest. We have been working
with harvesters and grower facilitators since 1974 , educating them about wildcrafting
methods, to minimize the endangerment of plant species and of quality control in general.
The Goji berries are shipped straight from the wildcrafters to our GMP certified processing
site for increased freshness and potency.

Laboratory Testing

Once the berries arrive, sulfur testing, organoleptic inspection, and frequently
microscopic inspection is used to ensure and verify that the Goji berries are all the
correct species and not commonly used substitutes such as the Chinese Lycium
- wolfberry. Our in-house lab, together with the experience of five herb
masters, are on site to make sure that our Goji berries have the potency and safety
you expect.

The internationally GMP certified facility where the berries are processed has an
in-house lab where extensive quality control analysis is performed. All raw materials
are identified and basic tests are performed before passing for further inspection.
Chemical analyses including TLC (thin layer chromatography) and HPLC (high
performance liquid chromatography) are also used to confirm identification, ensure
potency and to test for active constituents.

Tests for moisture content, dissolution, heavy metals (lead, arsenic, mercury,
cadmium) and microbial content are performed on every batch of each harvest.
Following extensive in-house testing, contaminant testing is conducted again at third
party labs to confirm results and to ensure that our standards of purity and safety
are met.

The process of cleaning and drying Goji Berries

The old way of drying and one still used by others selling wolfberry as authentic Goji,
is drying the berries in the sun. This is not a complete or thorough process and molds
can easily develop. The process we use is low temperature oven drying. This sterilizes
the berries and ensures they are well dried and that no molds develop. Drier berries
prolong shelf life without preservatives and are lighter, giving you more per pound. In
contrast, preserving berries with sulfur keeps them moist without rotting, resulting in
up to 15% less berries per pound. To help prevent spoilage we also apply Modified
Atmospheric Packaging concepts, namely vacuum packing the herbs after drying to
further inhibit the growth of aerobic microorganisms and molds. The Goji berries are
never irradiated

The Science behind the Goji

Vitamins, Minerals, and Amino Acids

Treasured for longevity and energy in the Tibetan culture, Lycium Goji berries became the focus
of recent intense medical  research when scientists discovered that these berries contain an
abundance of health- promoting constituents including:

• 18 amino acids • 21 trace minerals • 6 essential fatty acids • vitamins B1, B2, B6
• vitamin E • more antioxidant power than any other food! – Tufts University study

Scientists Find Lycium Goji Berries A Powerful Immune-Supporting Agent

In addition to being the best antioxidant food  available, the Goji berry has powerful
immune-supporting agents, as verified by modern scientists and have been found to
have extremely high levels of immune-stimulating  polysaccharides. The Tibetan
Lycium berries (Goji) are also an astonishing 16 to 17 percent protein by weight.

Neutralizing Free Radicals

Have you ever seen a peeled apple turn brown? Free radicals are the culprit. The
same thing happens when the body is stressed-either physically or mentally, or from
environmental toxins.

Free radicals attack the body and are the principal reason for the aging process.
Antioxidants help neutralize free radical damage. The greater the amount of
antioxidants in the body, the better we can slow down the aging process. Goji berry
is one of the most powerful antioxidants known.

Protecting DNA

If free radicals remain unchecked, they can even attack DNA, the blueprint used to
create each new cell in the body. If not repaired, damaged DNA copies itself to new
cells created. In this manner, each new cell is damaged, and mutation can occur. A
number of studies show that the Goji berry is protective against DNA  breakage and
mutations. Additionally, ellagic acid, found in Goji berries, blueberries and
pomegranates has been found to “protect DNA against injury.”

How To Use Goji Berries

Goji berries are easy to use and there are so many ways to enjoy them.
Make your own Goji Juice by simply re hydrating the berries in water or
juice for about ten minutes and add to your favorite blender drinks. For
an affective daily amount you only need a small handful or about 14 grams.
Use them in hot and cold cereals, blender drinks, fruit juice blends, tea’s, trail
mixes, soups, whole fruit and nut bars, bread, baked goods, salads, and raw food
recipes. Let your imagination SOAR with this creative culinary delight! For more
wonderful ways to use Goji berries, visit our recipe page at
http://gojiberry.com/recipes

The new 2013/14 organic Goji harvest is ready and orders are now being accepted.

Call or email us to order now – orders@gojiberry.com

In Health and Well Being,
The Tibetan Goji Berry Company
orders@gojiberry.com
www.gojiberry.com
1-360-376-8272

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