Organic Barley grass powderRich in chlorophyll with detoxifying properties and ability to remove poisonous toxins and heavy metals from the body. A good source of calcium, potassium, antioxidants and minerals.
Grown outdoors in a pristine, unspoiled area of North China without the use of chemical pesticides or fertilizers. Irrigated with water pumped deep under the ground, away from forms of pollution or agricultural runoff. Collected from the young leaves of the plant barley in the early stages of development when all the nutrients are on the rise and accumulate in the leaves.
By cold-curing is converted into a fine powder and ensures the retention of nutrients in the plant. Organic barley grass powder is a vital addition in your daily smoothies. Pleasantly sour flavor contains all the advantages of concentrated precious grass.
How to use: You can add the powder from barley in water, smoothies, cold and hot drinks, fruit and vegetable juices, yogurt, cereals, protein shakes, soups or salads. You can also use it in recipes and baked goods.
Dosage: We recommend 10-15gr day, an amount that can increase or decrease according to your personal needs.
Celebrity Nutritionist, Gillian McKeith, states in her book, "Living Food for Health: 12 Natural Super-foods to Transform Your Health", that barley grass offers more protein than a sirloin steak, five times the amount of iron as broccoli, seven times more vitamin C than orange juice and 11 times more calcium than milk.
Consuming Barley grass has also shown to balance the pH of the body. The average Western diet is fairly acidic especially when large quantities of processed foods are eaten. Raised acidity in the body is linked to many diseases and general ill-health. Barley grass is very alkalizing and useful for helping the cells in the body function optimally.
Studies on Barley Grass
Research done on patients with ulcerative colitis showed that those given Barley grass showed significant improvements in their symptoms - including fewer episodes of diarrhoea and less pain - compared to the group receiving conventional medication (standard anti-inflammatory medication including steroids).
Ulcerative colitis is linked to low levels of friendly bacteria in the gut and an accumulation of toxins in the bowel. Barley grass helps reverse this by stimulating the growth of friendly bacteria, which in turn helps reduce inflammation and improves symptoms. Barley grass helps combat ulcerative colitis by lowering the amount of inflammatory chemicals in the bowel, including one called epithelial NF-k, and by balancing the water content of the bowel content. Studies also show that barley grass increases the amount of friendly bacteria in the patients' bowels.
Other studies done in Japan have shown that barley grass tea significantly improves the flow of blood as well as lowers the amount of LDL (Low Density Lipoprotein) cholesterol.
Barley grass has also shown promising results in preliminary studies done on its ability to inhibit certain cancer cell growths, mainly breast and prostate cancer.