The History of NingXia Red®

D. Gary Young, Founder and President of Young Living, Rediscovers Ancient Longevity Secrets

D. Gary Young’s life mission is to search the world for the secrets of long life, health, energy, and vitality and bring those secrets to the masses. In 1993, Gary was introduced by Weber State University Botany Professor Cyrus McKell to Chinese scientist Dr. Songqiao Chao.

Dr. Chao told Gary about a simple, delicious-tasting berry used for thousands of years in China for its amazing health benefits. Dr. Chao said that the people who consumed these berries on a regular basis lived remarkably healthy lives of more than one hundred years. Intrigued, Gary traveled to the Ningxia region of China located in the Inner Mongolian Plateau to learn more about the tiny red fruit known as the Ningxia wolfberry.

D. Gary Young First to Import Wolfberries into US in Commercial Quantities

Initial attempts to import wolfberry powder into the US resulted in quarantine by US Customs, which saw the powder as an unknown substance. With persistence and the help of Dr. Chao’s daughter, Sue, Gary was able—through Young Living Essential Oils—to successfully import Ningxia wolfberries into the United States commercially for the first time in 1996.

Young Living researchers then went to work creating the synergistic NingXia Red infusion enjoyed worldwide today. NingXia Red uses only pure, whole Ningxia wolfberries from the Ningxia province of China.