Updated: 09/29/2015 - Sponsored by Leptigen

Ningxia Review - Does This Superfruit Drink Work? Are MLM and price deal breakers?

Editor's Review: 3.5 / 5.0

ningxia-product-imageWe’ve heard a lot of buzz about Ningxia, so we did one of our in-depth reviews, taking a close look at the formula, the business behind the product, customer service, and the science. Plus, we read hundreds user reviews and comments from all over the Internet. Then, we summarized and condensed it all to give you the information you are looking for.

EDITOR'S TIP: Combine Ningxia with a proven fat burner such as Leptigen for better results.

What You Need to Know

First off, Ningxia is a superfruit supplement drink. It contains a blend of wolfberry, blueberry, pomegranate, apricot, plum, aronia, cherry, and raspberry juices with organic blue agave, grape pomace, vitamin C, grape seed extract, vanilla extract, pectin, and lemon and orange essential oils. It doesn’t have to be mixed with water, so it can be taken any time, anywhere.

The drink was created in 1993, by Young Living founder, Gary Young. It’s intended to boost overall health and increase energy levels. We do like the longevity of the company, the fact the drink uses all natural ingredients, and that it is available on the official website , but read on…

The Price – Wowsers!

Two one liter bottles cost $71, and this is the minimum amount you can purchase. Bottles are also available in four, six, and eight packs. At one ounce a day, a bottle will last 33 days, but the company recently increased the most beneficial dose to four ounces a day. This means, at the maximum dose, one bottle would last about a week, and for one person to follow the max dose every day, they’d need to purchase a four pack of bottles for $127 for a month, or an eight pack for $243.50 for two months.

Customers also have the option to purchase a package of 2-oz. singles, with a 30 ct. supply costing $84.50. 60-ct. and 90-ct. packages are also available.

“While this drink is definitely a source of nutrition, it doesn’t contain any clinically proven weight loss ingredients.”, says our research editor.

One user said, “A bit pricey.”

”I will continue to take this when I’m sick but won’t take it on a daily basis because its too damn expensive.”, said another.

Scroll below for one of the best products we’ve seen in 2015.

MLM – Difficult to Purchase a Small Supply

As it is part of the Young Living product line, known for their essential oils and accessories, this product is part of a MLM company. People can purchase the product without signing up to run a business of their own, but the process is a bit complex.

“Tasted Ok but gave me terrible heartburn. Didn’t notice a change in energy levels. Waste of money.” said one user.

“Did nothing for us. Would not recommend it..,” said another.

Our research indicates that if there’s part of a diet program that’s difficult, like needing to drink supplements throughout the day, or maintaining the cost of such a large supply. To take the recommended dose on a regular basis could be hard for many users to sustain.

The Science

We were unable to find any published research to support any of the main ingredients in Ningxia Red. For the team here at Diet Spotlight, clinical science is important to our recommendation. If there isn’t any that’s easily uncovered, there’s a red flag for us.

The Bottom Line

We were initially excited to review Methylhex 4,2, because we liked what we had heard about the product before the FDA warning was issued. While we know the formula has been reworked to remove the offending DMAA, we cannot recommend it because of the lack of information available on the new formula’s safety and effectiveness. Plus, we’re concerned about the lack of positive customer reviews, and the fact that the original manufacturer disappeared. We see it carried online, but we’re not sure which company is producing the product at this point.

If you want to drop weight, we recommend choosing a supplement that delivers value for the money and is made with clinically proven ingredients aimed at helping with appetite suppression and fat burning.

Among the best products we’ve seen in 2015 is Leptigen. It contains a proprietary blend of four ingredients, associated with fat burning and metabolism boosts. These ingredients are all supported by scientific research. We’ve also been unable to find talk of negative results or side effects, indicating people are seeing solid results.

We’re happy to see the makers of Leptigen are so confident in their product they’re giving new customers a special trial offer, which is a good thing.

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(Feel free to scroll below for our previously published full-length Ningxia Review)

Previous Ningxia Review (Updated April 10, 2014):

What You Should Know

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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.

Product Features

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.

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  • 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.

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20 User Reviews About Ningxia

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  • 1
    Terica Starkes

    Interested in a product that would boost immune system & provide extra energy.
    I am 71 years old & am only interested in products that will help me individually.
    Thank you for your feedback.


  • 2
    steven esposito

    $52.50 is that including postage


  • 3
    Sandra O'Hara

    Can I take Warfrin with Ningxia tablets.? Please


  • 4
    Graham John Huntley

    what is the price? and you say one free bottle how long does the free bottle last one month? where did you find my name you sand me a page of paper and say Graham try this it really works I donot know you from a bar of soap.
    Regards Graham


  • 5
    mick clark

    at this time i cant give any rating dont have any info on it
    no after affects no price on items are they good before or after meals


  • 6
    Tom Sloan

    How much does it cost?


    Your Name

    Have never heard of product so cant comment would like cost to start



    I would like to know more about this product especially the cost and if the free bottle lasts more than a month because the paper I read said that it takes more than 1month to feel results.


  • 7
    James Strudwick

    I received this one double sided newspaper and rang through to the number that was there. The person on the other end said to quote the bar code in order to receive product. There is no bar code in the paper..??? Now, what? ??


  • 8
    Sandra Yori

    I just ordered, hope it works…


    Your Name

    It does. My husband and I have been taking it for three months and feel healthier than we have in years. I am 76 and my husband is 81.


  • 9
    Philip King

    I am 74yo, Ihave been in reasonable health most of my life, however, about 5 months ago I started getting severe pain in my right hip, that got worse by the day; I had trouble entering my home with 16 stairs, could not walk around a supermarket without a trolly to lean on, I was advised to try NingXia capsules, they arrived,and I took the first capsule, believe this or not, I dont care, next day I was pain free, and stairs were no problem, also within 3 weeks 3 friends asked me “what are you doing? you look so well, the bags under your eyes have gone, and you look different,I was amazed, I feel a different person, I am on these capsules forever, thats my testimony, take it for what it’s worth



    I am offering support and a free essential oil for all orders placed with me.I am so happy that you are getting the positive benefits.


    rebecca hofer

    email me, I wanna know more about ningxia? if itll help for leg pain, and abt a free bottle of oil:)


  • 10

    I have no thoughts, only that I would like to know where you got my name and address from. I am very suspicious


  • 11
    larry hansen

    what is the shelf life after opening?


    Your Name

    30 days


  • 12
    phil ladd

    does it have any real value-any reason to try it—what does the medical profession say about it—



    Is Ningxia the same as Wolfberry?



    the medical profession is not a good place to ask about any thing that does not require a prescription.
    Can’t rate ningxia as I have not tried it. But I have heard good things about Goji juice.. which is what it is.


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