Gary Young's Trip to China – Ningxia Wolfberry

On September 11–16 2008, Gary Young and Sue Chao, director of the Young Living analytical lab for 14 years, traveled to the home town of the Ningxia wolfberry in Yingchuan, China. They witnessed firsthand the autumn harvest of the wolfberry and inspected the facilities that manufacture NingXia Red® juice.

As Sue Chao explained, “The trip to the Ningxia Province was beautiful. The people greeted us with open arms and heartily welcomed Gary everywhere we went. It was moving to see the people give so much praise and attention to Gary. They appreciated his passion of sharing with the world the health benefits of the wolfberry.”

Gary Young and Sue Chao meeting with officials from the Ningxia Red wolfberry facility
Gary Young and Sue Chao meeting with officials from the Ningxia Red wolfberry facility

At the NingXia Red manufacturing facility, Gary and Sue reviewed the manufacturers’ quality audits and were pleased they passed with flying colors. In continuing with Gary’s unwavering commitment to providing only the most pure ingredients, he has decided to only use the summer harvest of the Ningxia wolfberry.

Sue Chao explains, “We discovered that the summer Ningxia wolfberry crop scores higher on the ORAC scale (a measure that grades the antioxidant level) than the autumn crop. The commitment to providing only the most pure and effective products to Young Living led Gary to make this decision. He also expressed his excitement to return to China in 2009 with his family and witness, for the first time, the full bloom of the wolfberry summer crop.”

Sue recounted a memorable moment at the Zhonging wolfberry market where Gary, after getting permission, laid on a large mound of wolfberries. He warmly expressed, “This was worth the trip!” Those gathered were honored with Gary’s love of the wolfberry and garnered him smiles and a round of applause.

“Gary is truly a pioneer to discover the very healthy products for all people. Eight years ago he went to China to explore the health benefits of the Ningixa wolfberry. He introduced 3000 years of proven Chinese nutritional tradition. His mission (still) is to mix East and West philosophies for healthy living. Not only has he been an ambassador for health but for the two nations of China and America as well” Sue Chao added.

Learn more about wolfberries and Ningxia Red

Watch part one of the Ningxia Red video with Gary Young.

Watch part two of the Ningxia Red video with Gary Young.

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  1. After watching the three You Tube Video’s, I found this article on the oldest man in the US. It refers to the oldest person in the world as being 115. Well the women in the Ningxia providence was older than that. So I guess this UCLA gerontologist Dr. Stephen Coles needs to talk to Dr. Young for some sources of older people!!!

    SAN FRANCISCO – George Francis, the nation’s oldest man, who lived through both world wars, man’s first walk on the moon and the election of the first black president, has died. He was 112.
    Francis died Saturday of congestive heart failure at a nursing home in Sacramento, his son, Anthony Francis, said Sunday.
    “He lived four years in the 19th century, 100 years in the 20th century, and 8 years in the 21st century. We call him the man of three centuries,” said the younger Francis, 81.
    UCLA gerontologist Dr. Stephen Coles, who maintains a list of the world’s oldest people, said Francis lived 112 years and 204 days.
    With Francis’ death, Walter Breuning of Montana, who is 112 years, 98 days old, becomes the country’s oldest living man. At 114, Gertrude Baines of Los Angeles is the nation’s oldest living person. The world’s oldest person is Maria de Jesus of Portugal, who is 115 years, 109 days old, and the oldest man is Tomoji Tanabe of Japan, who is 113 years, 101 days, Coles said.
    Francis, who at his prime barely weighed more than 100 pounds, was born June 6, 1896, in New Orleans. As an African-American in the South, he felt the sting of the Jim Crow-era segregation laws in his early life.
    His son said Francis tried to enlist in the U.S. Army during World War I but was turned down because of his stature.
    “We always attributed his longevity to his mental and physical toughness,” Anthony Francis said.
    George Francis quit school after the sixth grade, became an amateur boxer as a young man and later worked as a chauffeur, an auto mechanic and a barber.
    He and his wife, Josephine Johnson Francis, had a son and three daughters. Josephine Francis died of cancer in 1964.
    Even in his waning days, Francis never lost his passion for politics, his family said. He voted for Franklin Roosevelt in the 1930s and for Barack Obama in 2008.
    In an interview with The Associated Press after Obama’s victory, Francis, who used a wheelchair, said he felt like jumping up and down.
    “He is going to give black men a break in the world, and give them a better opportunity to live and make more money,” he said. “For people who say voting doesn’t matter, I think that’s crazy.”
    Anthony Francis said his father was devoted to his family and that he attributed his longevity to them.
    “He said `My children and my friends, I live off of them,'” he said.
    Besides his four children, Francis is survived by 18 grandchildren, 33 great-grandchildren and 16 great-great grandchildren.

    Happy New Year to all!!! Karen Schembari

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