What is NingXia Red?

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Experience the Power of NingXia Red

Infused with Lemon, Orange, Yuzu, and Tangerine essential oils, NingXia Red® is a delicious beverage that includes juices and extracts from superfruits such as aronia, plum, blueberry, pomegranate, and—best of all— whole fruit pulp from exotic Ningxia wolfberries.

This powerful little berry gets its name from the Ningxia region of China, where Young Living Founder D. Gary Young first learned of its unparalleled nutritional profile. It’s commonly called the wolfberry, though it’s also known as goji berry, an adaptation of its original Mandarin Chinese name, gǒuqǐ.

NingXia Red packs a punch, offering benefits that include support for normal eye health, cellular function, and energy levels. By enjoying 2 ounces twice daily, you can make NingXia Red a vital part of your journey to transformed wellness.*

*We encourage consumers to always check product labels for appropriate use in their market. See your local product guide for products available for purchase in your market.

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•Provides energy support.*
•Helps prevent against oxidative stress.*
•Contains d-limonene, a powerful component in citrus oils.*
•Supports whole-body health and overall wellness.*

Powerful Ingredients = Powerful Benefits

Gary combined the wolfberry with pure essential oils, creating the world’s foremost functional beverage, NingXia Red®.

Young Living is proud to offer the only nutrient drink on the market that combines whole Chinese wolfberries with pure essential oils into a single beverage that tastes as good as it is good for you.


Wolfberry Puree

NingXia Red® contains whole Ningxia wolfberry puree, which contains more antioxidants than just juice; a super blend of blueberry, Aronia, cherry, pomegranate, and plum juices; natural stevia and pure vanilla extracts; and Orange, Yuzu, Lemon, and Tangerine essential oils. NingXia Red provides a whole-body nutrient infusion.

Supporting Blend of fruits and Essential Oils

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high in antioxidants

Lemon, Orange, Tangerine, and Yuzu essential oils

These citrus oils contain d-limonene and limonene and enhance the flavor of every bottle of NingXia Red®. The essential oils blend with NingXia Red’s other components to support total-body wellness.


Studies have shown that aronia berries have many possible benefits, including:

  • Artery and blood vessel health
  • Support of normal blood sugar responses
  • Support of normal cell health
Wolfberry Puree

The wolfberry puree is the core ingredient in NingXia Red. YL uses the whole-fruit wolfberry puree to maintain as many benefits as possible.


improves antioxidant defenses


Supports healthy cognitive function


May assist endothelial function and protect against neurodegeneration.

NingXia Wolfberry puree + Essential Oils Infusion + Grape Seed extract + Supporting fruit blend

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Antioxidants, why are they important? Because they are the antidote to oxidative stress!

Step 1

Oxidative Stress


Oxidative stress or damage is caused by free radicals latching onto healthy atoms and stealing their electrons in an attempt to stabilize, which causes oxidation. An example of oxidation is visible when a sliced apple exposed to the air turns brown.

Oxidation has been implicated in the origin of more than 100 human diseases and in the aging process.

Step 2

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The molecules that lost their electrons to oxidation then try to stabilize themselves by taking what they need from other molecules, triggering a chain of free radical reactions.

This chain reaction has been implicated in the pathology of several human diseases, including cancer, atherosclerosis, malaria, and rheumatoid arthritis.

Step 3

Antioxidants to the Rescue!

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Antioxidants bind to free radicals by sharing their available electrons and safely helping the body eliminate them. Antioxidants act at the levels of prevention, interception, and repair to oppose the free radical activity, neutralizing the damage caused by free radicals.


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*We encourage consumers to always check product labels for appropriate use in their market. See your local product guide for products available for purchase in your market

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NingXia Red, a Seed to Seal Story

Young Living works directly with vendors at the Ningxia Wolfberry Farm and Distillery to grow wolfberries in a pristine location that is rigorously tested for pesticides, heavy metals, and other potential contaminants. Once the wolfberries are harvested, they’re cleaned and sent off to be pureed.

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Supplement Facts

Reasons to love NingXia Red®:

Naturally sweetened with stevia

Stevia is a natural, zero-calorie sweetener that’s 300 times sweeter than sugar.

Contains no high-fructose sweeteners and no added sugar

Free from additives

Preserved with natural sodium benzoate

This is a safe and effective preservative that extends NingXia Red’s shelf life while maintaining product integrity. It ensures a 24-month shelf life but makes up less than 0.001 percent per serving.

Flash pasteurized for only 30 seconds and cooled right away to preserve nutrients

Standard pasteurization can involve several minutes of heat exposure and has been shown to highly degrade both the nutritional aspects of the juice and its appealing flavor and color.

We also take extra steps to keep the juice moving through a closed system that allows the process to be extremely monitored and prevent any part of the juice to remain hot for too long. Lastly, we employ a cooling tunnel right after pasteurization that cools the juice as quickly as possible. This step is not required, but reduces cooking time and preserves nutrients.

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NingXia Red Timeline



The legendary Ningxia wolfberry has long been sought after for its rich nutritional content. With documented use dating back to the Ming Dynasty, it’s one of the earliest known superfruits used in ancient eastern health practices. Residents of the Ningxia region of northern China have enjoyed the wellness-supporting benefits of the wolfberries that grow in the area.

Step 1

Adversity Produces Exceptional Results


A myriad of unique growing conditions combines in this region to produce a berry that is superior in nutrient concentration and hardiness when compared to its cousin species grown in milder climates.

The harsh, arid climate of Ningxia is essentially a desert, with the Yellow River bringing mineral-rich hydration to the goji plants.

Scorching summers, bitter winters, and an almost complete absence of rainfall all contribute to the pressure on this region's wolfberry plants. These factors cause the plants to store up a treasure of vital nutrients that sustains them through the difficult growing seasons.

The Ningxia plain produces what is widely accepted as the highest quality goji berries in the world.

Step 2

Gary Young meets Dr. Songqiao Chao

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Young Living Founder D. Gary Young was traveling the world seeking the secrets of longevity, energy, and vitality when he met Dr. Songqiao Chao.

Dr. Chao told Gary about how the residents of the Ningxia region of Northern China enjoyed the astonishing wellness-supporting benefits of the unique wolfberries that grow in the area. However, due to the Ningxia region’s physical and political isolation, knowledge of this superfruit remained relatively hidden from other cultures.

Step 3

A Miracle of Nature

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Biochemists at the Ningxia Institute of Nutrition analyzed the wolfberry and found it to be one of the most nutrient-dense foods on the planet. The wolfberry is revered for its unparalleled nutritional profile, which includes fiber, zeaxanthin, critical amino acids, polyphenols, polysaccharides, and a distinctive ratio of trace nutrients.

To ensure you’re not missing any of these transformative wolfberry benefits, we use wolfberry puree as the core ingredient in NingXia Red instead of juice. That way, NingXia Red retains the goodness of the whole berry, including the skin, juice, and pulp.

Gary Makes Goji Available to the World

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While in Asia, Gary also learned that biochemists at the Ningxia Institute of Nutrition had analyzed the wolfberry and found it to be one of the most nutrient-dense foods on the planet.*

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Enjoy NingXia Red® Daily

  • Best served chilled
  • Shake well before enjoying
  • Drink 1–2 fluid ounces twice a day
  • Refrigerate after opening and use within 30 days

NingXia Red Recipes

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Ningxia Red Marinade


Directions: Mix all the ingredients and use to marinate fish, vegetables and/or salads.

NingXia Red Einkorn Cookies w/ Orange Vitality

Click on the icons below to read the ingredients and directions to make these delicious cookies!


1 cup (100g) instant oats (gluten-free if available) *measured correctly*

¾ cup (90g) Gary’s True Grit Einkorn flour *measured correctly*

1 ½ tsp baking powder

⅛ tsp salt

2 tbsp (28g) coconut oil, melted (wait until it cools)

1 large egg, room temperature

1 tsp vanilla extract

1/3 cup honey

¼ cup Ningxia Red

10 drops of Orange Vitality

6 tbsp (53g) fresh raspberries, diced

Yields: 12-14 cookies


•In a medium bowl, whisk together the oats, flour, baking powder, and salt.

•In a separate bowl, whisk together the coconut oil, egg, vanilla, honey, Ningxia, and Orange Vitality until thoroughly mixed.

•Add in the flour mixture, stirring until combined.

•Fold in the raspberries.

•Chill the dough for at least 30 minutes and cover the entire cookies dough roll with plastic wrap.

•Preheat your oven to 325°F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

Drop the cookie dough into rounded scoops onto the baking sheet. (If chilled longer than 1.5 hours, flatten slightly.)

•Bake at 325°F for 13-15 minutes.

•Cool on the baking sheet for at least 15 minutes before turning out onto a wire rack.

*Notes: Make sure to measure both the oats and flour correctly, using the spoon-and-level method: spoon the flour/oats in the measuring cup until it is overflowing. Then take the back of a table knife and level the flour/oats.

Ningxia Red Jellies

Click on the icons to learn two great ways to use your Ningxia Red sachets!

Pack it for lunch!

Add a package of Ningxia Red in your kids lunchbox so they can enjoy the nutrients of this wonderful drink as part of their lunch.

Tip: Freeze it the night before so that it is deliciously cold at lunchtime!

Ningxia popsicles

Freeze your Ningxia Red sachets and make popsicles!

2 oz of Ningxia Red

1 cup of ice

1 cup of orange juice


Mix the ingredients in a blender, pour the mixture into small molds / cups, add popsicle sticks and freeze for at least 12 hours

Congratulations on completing the NingXia Red course! Whenever you learn something new, it’s important to implement it into your life. We invite you to take charge of your health by adding Ningxia Red to your wellness routine.

Congratulations on completing the NingXia Red course! Whenever you learn something new, it’s important to implement it into your life.

We invite you to take charge of your health by adding Ningxia Red to your wellness routine.

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