What You Should Know
Ningxia, or Ningxia Red, is a Goji juice Superfruit drink that supplies antioxidants to the body. The official website claims energy, restoration of healthy cells and replenishment of essential antioxidants to the body. While the supplement was not created as a weight loss solution, many testimonials claim increased energy and decreased cravings for sugar. Eating less sugar could lead to weight loss as an indirect benefit of Ningxia.
List of Ingredients
Whole Ningxia wolfberry puree-a superblend of blueberry, pomegranate, apricot, and raspberry juices; organic blue agave; grape pomace (water extracted); ascorbic acid (vitamin C); and lemon and orange pure essential oils.
Every once in a while a new ingredient hits the weight loss market and supplement companies take that ingredient and run. Goji Berry was such an ingredient, but when the market became oversaturated with Goji supplements, manufacturers simply used alternative names for the same ingredient to establish new supplement lines with “unique” ingredients. Goji Berry is also known as Tibetan Goji, Himalayan Goji, Bocksdorn and Chinese Wolfberry. If the dieter is not careful, they could try multiple weight loss supplements all with the same ingredient and never know the difference.
Ningxia Red is a wolfberry based supplement with a few other ingredients thrown in for good measure. Not one of the ingredients listed for Ningxia will increase metabolism and may actually add unneeded calories to the diet. Typically, only one ounce of Ningxia is taken, but that one ounce is packed with natural sugars and fruit purees. Ningxia claims the wolfberry has a low glycemic load when compared to table sugar. This may be the case, but Ningxia does not contain just wolfberry extract. The raspberry, blueberry, pomegranate, apricot, lemon, orange and other fruit oils, juices and purees are sure to alter the overall glycemic load of Ningxia. Higher glycemic loads tend to cause blood sugar fluctuation and possibly hunger.
Ningxia Red sells for $52.30 per liter. One liter can last 33 days if the dieter takes only one ounce per day. If two ounces are taken per day, the bottle will last only two weeks.
- Wolfberry is a strong antioxidant.
- Natural fruit juices support healthy fiber levels.
- Antioxidants do not burn more calories.
- Wolfberry is not a fat burner or proven weight loss aid.
- Ningxia carries a high price tag.
There is nothing about the Ningxia Red supplement that a dieter would benefit from in terms of weight loss. There is a chance that improved health from increasing antioxidant intake could have some residual effect on weight loss, but the link is minimal at best. Fat burners increase metabolism and antioxidants heal. They typically can be taken together, however, which could be one choice if the dieter wants to improve metabolism and overall health.