Whether you need a little pick-me-up to get through the afternoon… or an energy boost to get you through your workout… you might consider drinking noni juice. It comes from the fruit of the Indian mulberry of the South Pacific Islands of Tahiti and, more recently, from Hawaii.

What are the benefits of noni juice?
Over the last two decades, a growing number of people have become interested in the medicinal uses of noni juice. Polynesians have used it in folk remedies for over 2,000 years. And the fruit itself is said to have a broad range of therapeutic benefits, including antibacterial, antiviral, antifungal, antitumor, analgesic, hypotensive, anti-inflammatory, and immune-enhancing effects.

Noni juice is also said to enhance energy and well-being – and now that claim has been backed up by modern research.

Researchers in China gave aged mice Tahitian noni juice. They then compared them in a swim test with young mice and with aged mice that did not drink the juice. The noni-drinking mice were able to swim longer and had more endurance than their non-juice-drinking counterparts. In fact, their performance was similar to that of the young mice. The researchers concluded: “These results confirm the reported use of noni juice to combat fatigue, improve endurance, and increase overall physical performance.”

If you can’t find the juice, you can get your energy boost from noni supplements. One advantage of the capsules is that they don’t have the calories in the form of fructose that noni juice has.

[Ed. Note: Ray Sahelian, M.D., the author of Mind Boosters, is internationally recognized as a moderate voice in the evaluation of natural supplements. Visit Dr. Sahelian’s website at www.RaySahelian.com]