Review of Navitas Naturals Goji Berries

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Superfoods are in vogue today. Superfoods are fruits or vegetables which are packed with health promoting properties. They are rich in antioxidants, minerals, vitamins, energy, etc. and boost our health system like no other food. There are several popular superfoods and goji berry is one of them. Navitas Naturals Goji Berries is packed form of Himalayan goji berries. Let us find out how good the product actually is.

About the Company

Navitas Naturals is a California based company founded in 2003. Thus it has a long record of producing superfoods and supplying to the market. It’s products include almost all popular superfoods under the sun.

The company way of processing an systems are certified organic. Further, they are also certified under GMP and HACCP. Both these voluntary organization deal with safety and quality aspects of companies. Navitas Naturals is also a non-GMO, that its products do not include any genetically modified ones.

The company has been featured in various newspapers and magazines such as Wall Street, better nutrition, Shoppe, etc. It has also been featured in Dr Oz show.
Based on the information provided and certifications it seems that company sources and processes its products in responsible manner and it also reflects in its media coverage.

Our rating – 5/5

Product specification for Navitas Naturals Goji Berries

Goji berries are known to be amazingly rich in minerals and vitamins such as Vitamin E, Vitamin C, Vitamin A, beta-carotene, zinc, phosphorous, Vitamin B2, iron, proteins, amino acids, etc. The bestReview of Navitas Naturals Goji Berries goji berries are known to grow in Himalayan region in Asia.

Key product specifications include:

  • Goji berries are sun dried (not dried artificially using machines)
  • They are sourced from Ningxia Province in China (as they grow in Himalayan region)
  • Product is 100% certified organic
  • Goji berries are vegan and can be taken by gluten intolerant people too
  • They are packed in a facility which also handles tree nuts thus people allergic to nuts should be careful
  • They are available in multiple sizes of 4 oz, 8 oz and 16 oz.

There is no medical disclaimer etc. provided which may be because goji berries are relatively harmless as compared to most other herbal supplements as it is used more like a fruit while most other herbal supplements are used as medicines.

Our rating – 4.5/5

What customers say about Navitas Naturals Goji Berries

We analyzed buying sites, forums etc. to find out what customers feel about this product. The product has received better than average rating from users. This means there are both good and bad points about the product. Here is a gist of our analysis:

What customers like about the product:

  • Most buyers believe that it is the lowest price possible for a good quality product and thus it is complete value for money
  • Buyers who gave positive reviews were happy with the quality of the goji berries. The berries were in good shape and tasted great.
  • Some customers mentioned that initially they were having second thoughts on buying goji berries cultivated in China but when they started using the product they were satisfied with it.
  • There are so many buyers who have mentioned stories about how they use Navitas Naturals Goji Berries in their diet – some in breakfast cereals, some in food etc.
  • Most of the users found the goji berries fresh as they arrived. No mold etc. was found

What customers do not like about the product

One of the biggest areas of concern of some customers was that the goji berries delivered to them had mold. This is possible as berries are moist and if not packed properly mold infestation can happen. Because of the mold certain buyers were stuck with nausea, vomiting and headaches. A few others also complained of stomach problems. On the other extreme some customers were delivered extremely dried goji berries which were broken, hard and brittle. They should have for sure tasted bad.

Handling and packaging of a product like goji berry requires caution. Customer reviews suggest there are cases when quality product was not delivered to them. What was worse was it caused minor health problems too.

Rating – 3/5

Where can you buy Navitas Naturals Goji Berries

You can buy it both offline and online. One of the best places to buy online if from Amazon.com where you can also compare prices with other similar products and read reviews. If you want to buy offline here is the link for store locator for you – http://navitasnaturals.com/locations.html

Our recommendation

While we found Navitas Naturals as a good company overall, we would not recommend it whole heartedly to you because of issues related to quality. If you have been using other products from Navitas Naturals and trust them, please go ahead. But if you are buying goji berries the first time, we would suggest looking for better product if possible.

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