What About Ningxia Red?
Ningxia Red is an amazing drink. By combining the wolfberry (AKA goji berry) with pure essential oils, Gary created a formidable, functional beverage. We in the Young Living community have heard many anecdotal stories of the benefits of Red. Among the many claims: it has more antioxidants in 2 oz. than in 1 lb. of berries; it controls blood sugar levels; helps you lose weight; it rebuilds liver functions and even makes you feel and look younger.
Being a skeptic by nature, I took those stories with a grain of salt. Yes, I believe Ningxia is good for us, but I never met someone who had any personal experience with some of the more dramatic claims for Red. Until last June.
It was the last day of the YL Essential Oils convention in Salt Lake City, and Margaret and I were returning from dinner and passing through the hotel lobby. There we saw a young woman sitting in a booth surrounded with Young Living products and 2 open laptop computers, sipping a glass of wine and swigging from an open bottle of Ningxia Red.
As we started talking, it turns out she lives in the same city as my daughter, and she looks like she could be her age (26). Her name was Judy (an alias), and she shared with us her story and why she started using YL products.
The first signs that something was wrong, Judy told us, was the appearance of large brown spots on her skin, so she went to the doctor, and after extensive tests, was told that her liver functions were greatly diminished. Apparently these were so low that she needed a liver transplant to live. She shared her devastating news with her sister, a Diamond distributer with YL, whose advice was to drink a bottle of Ningxia Red... per day. “What do you have to lose?” her sister asked.
In desperation, Judy followed her sister’s advice and for 3 months guzzled an entire bottle of Red each and every day. She also improved her diet, and added other YL supplements. To the amazement of her doctor, the next time she was tested her liver functions were back to normal. Judy showed me the test results on her laptop with a note from the specialist, saying "Incredible recovery. Unbelievable!"
Now here's the punch line: as we left, Judy mentioned that she had just celebrated her 40th birthday. Margaret and I had both estimated her to be in her mid-twenties, and we were astounded.
After that day, we never let a day pass without savoring our Ningxia Red and you won’t want to either.