Frequently Asked Questions
Is it okay for children to drink Himalayan Goji™ Juice?
Yes, Himalayan Goji™ Juice is great for the entire family.
Is Himalayan Goji™ Juice only made with goji berries from the Himalayas ?
Although they grow in the wild, goji berries are not cultivated in the Himalayas in sufficient quantity for large-scale distribution. The berries used in Himalayan Goji™ Juice are selected from the world's best-known growing regions. These include Inner Mongolia, as well as Ningxia and Xinjiang in the pristine Heavenly Mountains of western China . We use only those berries that conform to the precise Spectral Signature fingerprint and balanced polysaccharide profile of the original Lycium barbarum (goji) of the Himalayas .
Will FreeLife® have difficulty sourcing goji berries?
We have several sources of supply for goji berries and we have no concerns about difficulty in sourcing them.
Are the 4 polysaccharides unique to Himalayan Goji™ Juice?
The 4 polysaccharides are unique to goji, but can vary in quality depending on the ancestry of the plant and the growing conditions for a particular region in a particular year. FreeLife is the only company that has developed a Spectral Signature to ensure that you always receive the same high potency polysaccharides in exact balance when you drink Himalayan Goji™ Juice.
What's all the fuss about ORAC?
ORAC (Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity) is a non-official, non-governmental, private for-pay service that puts a product through a simple test that results in a number that represents what they call "total antioxidant power." There are many different classes of antioxidants, however, and they each work differently. To a scientist, the ORAC number means little because it does not give specific information about what kinds of antioxidants are present. Because the test is so limited in what it measures, we have never done an ORAC test on Himalayan Goji™ Juice.
How much Himalayan Goji™ Juice should someone drink on a daily basis?
FreeLife recommends 1-3 ounces daily.
How does FreeLife® ensure the quality of Himalayan Goji Juice?
FreeLife has a Seven-Step Quality Manufacturing Program to ensure that you receive the same consistent, standardized quality in every liter of Himalayan Goji™ Juice. Our Spectral Signature is your assurance of potency, purity, and authenticity in every bottle.
How do I measure an ounce of Himalayan Goji™ Juice?
An ounce of Himalayan Goji Juice is about 2 tablespoons.
How many pounds of goji berries are in a bottle of Himalayan Goji™ Juice, and why are fresh berries better than dried berries?
One liter of Himalayan Goji™ Juice contains the polysaccharides equivalent of 2.2 pounds of fresh goji berries. As an alternative, we suppose that one could simply eat dried goji berries. However, our research indicates that the quality of commercially-available dehydrated berries can vary tremendously, and there's also a high probability that the polysaccharides in dried berries may have oxidized and degraded. FreeLife will not offer dried goji berries until it can be scientifically proven that they can deliver a consistent health benefit.
Is Himalayan Goji™ Juice organic?
Although Himalayan Goji™ Juice is not certified organic, it is produced to the highest standards of ecological and environmental responsibility. While the remoteness of the goji growing regions has presented many challenges, we are working toward a cooperative program of organic certification for our indigenous Asian growers. Until then, you can be assured that, like every FreeLife product, Himalayan Goji™ Juice is certified to be free of detectable pesticide and herbicide residues. Also, Himalayan Goji™ Juice contains no added sugar, artificial colors, sweeteners, or flavors.
Why does FreeLife® not emphasize the vitamins and 18 amino acids that are in goji?
Himalayan Goji ™Juice is a high-tech functional food, specifically designed to preserve the content and balance of the goji berry's delicate and highly protective polysaccharides. It is standardized to a consistently high level of polysaccharides, in perfect balance. Dozens of published scientific studies have confirmed that these polysaccharides are the most important bioactive components, and are responsible for much of the benefit of the goji berry. That is why we have chosen to focus on this aspect of the goji, rather than emphasize the other nutritional aspects of this remarkable plant.
Are preservatives necessary in Himalayan Goji™ Juice and, if so, are they natural?
Yes. Freshness preservation is required to keep this chill-blended product from spoiling. We use less than one-tenth of 1% of naturally derived sodium benzoate and potassium sorbate in Himalayan Goji Juice. Potassium sorbate is the potassium salt of sorbic acid. Sorbic acid is a natural constituent of many fruits and vegetables. Sodium benzoate is the sodium salt of benzoic acid. Benzoic acid is a natural component of berries. Both ingredients are two of the safest preservatives that can be used in food products. They are so safe that they are even on the FDA's GRAS (Generally Recognized as Safe) list. The only way to totally avoid preservatives would be to hot-fill the product in glass bottles. Hot filling would destroy our delicate active ingredients-the bioactive polysaccharides.
Why are other fruit juices added to Himalayan Goj™i Juice?
Our proprietary recipe incorporates a small amount of other fruit juices to ensure uniformity, and to help bring out the best flavor from the goji berry.
How soon should Himalayan Goji™ Juice be consumed after it is opened?
It is recommended that you consume Himalayan Goji™ Juice within 30 days after opening and refrigerating the bottle.
After Himalayan Goji™ Juice is opened, how long can it stay out of refrigeration and still remain effective?
For best-keeping qualities, keep Himalayan Goji™ Juice refrigerated after opening. It should not be left out for any more than a couple of hours, the same steps you would take for any food or beverage that must be refrigerated after opened.