Barley Grass Powder Dietary Supplement.
We suggest 1-2 teaspoons daily mixed with milk or water or non-acidic fruit juice
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Barley Grass Information
Barley grass, (Hordeum vulgare) is one of the well-known green grasses that are considered to be the most nutritious. The true nutritional benefits are found in the young grass leaves. These leaves are harvested and processed into the final product. The leaves contain many of the vitamins, minerals, and proteins necessary for the human diet. Barley grass is considered a whole food concentrate that is close to its natural state supplying the nutrients we require in a natural proportion. The colour reflects the abundance of chlorophyll and the similarity to other dark leafy vegetables.
Constituents of Barley Grass
Eighteen amino acids are found in barley grass including Alanine, Arginine, Aspartic acid, Glutamic acid, Glycine, Histidine, Isoleucine, Leucine, Lysine, Methionine, Phenylalanine, Proline, Serine, Threonine, Tyrosine and Valine. All 8 of the essential amino acids are found in Barley grass. Amino acids are the building blocks of proteins, which are the major constituents of our body and are necessary for the continual cell building, cell regeneration and energy production that are necessary for life. There are high amounts of vitamins and minerals in barley grass leaves. The vitamins found in Barley grass include beta-carotene, folic acid, pantothenic acid, vitamin B1, vitamin B2. vitamin B6 and vitamin C. The minerals include potassium, calcium. magnesium, iron, copper, phosphorus. manganese and zinc. There are many important enzymes found in Barley grass including the antioxidant enzyme, superoxide dismutase (SOD) and the new antioxidant 2”-O-glucosylisovitexin (2″-O-GiV). 2″O-GIV has been isolated and reported to have antioxidant activity equal to or superior to vitamin B. Barley grass is also rich in chlorophyll content.