Barley grass powder is an exceptional food that contains more than 100 essential nutrients including vitamins, minerals and trace elements, amino acids, enzymes, saccharides, polyphenols and other antioxidants - all delivered to our bodies in their natural state.
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So what exactly is inside barley grass?
Barley grass offers a complete range of vitamins, minerals and trace elements required for the body's healthy functioning.
Vitamins are organic substances which are essential for health even though just in small quantities. They, like other essential nutrients, cannot be produced by the body and have to come from the diet. While barley grass contains an endless number of valuable nutrients, it doesn't contain vitamin D (Ref. 1), most of which is synthesized by the human body following exposure of skin to sunlight.
Minerals and trace elements are chemically inorganic substances required in even tinier amounts than vitamins.
While dietary minerals have been traditionally accepted as essential nutrients, trace elements have been often overlooked and only recently came to light as valuable building blocks of human health.
Barley grass delivers minerals and trace elements in their naturally occurring state as well.
Enzymes are those little "live" nutrients without which our bodies simply cannot function. They are involved in all the crucial functions of the body including the activation of metabolic processes, support of the immune system, proper absorption of food in the digestive tract, delivery of oxygen to cells, detoxification etc. (Ref. 3, 4, 5 and 6)
We believe enzymes are the nutrients which most shockingly miss from modern diets. Indeed, processed and cooked food offers very few, or no enzymes at all - putting us on a sure path to ill health.
There are thousands of known enzymes which make our biological systems tick.
When analyzing the nutritional profile of barley grass, most experts highlight the presence of a rare and sensitive enzyme called superoxide dismutase (SOD) thought to be a powerful anti-oxidant in fighting off free radicals, specifically superoxide. (Ref. 2)
Of course, barley grass has many other naturally-occurring enzymes which work in synergy with each other.
Barley grass absolutely bursts with amino acids including all the essential ones and many non-essential. (Ref. 1)
Amino acids are proteins' building blocks, and are crucial for cell regeneration, energy production and many other processes including healthy brain functioning.
Barley grass has a high content of chlorophyll - that magic ingredient that helps plants get energy from sunlight. (Ref. 2)
Chlorophyll as a constituent of many green foods has been widely credited for detoxification and removal of waste from the body. It is extremely valuable as an anti-inflammatory and healing agent. (Ref. 7 and 8)
Barley grass also contains many other anti-oxidants which tirelessly fight off free radicals. (Ref. 2)
We would like to state here our overall preference for food-state supplements as opposed to artificially synthesized "multi-vitamins" sold in supermarkets which we consider pretty useless if not harmful.
There is absolutely no substitute for natural foods, as not only do they provide a broad spectrum of essential nutrients but they also work in complete synergy with each other using the mechanisms which we may or may not know about.
And so barley grass powder offers fantastic health-related benefits not only because it contains such an incredible amount of essential nutrients but also because they all occur naturally together and work as a team complementing each other.
Barley grass powder is ideal for making juice.
Put 1 or 2 heaped teaspoonfuls in an empty glass, add a little bit of water, stir well to make a paste. Add the rest of the water, stir well and enjoy.
We recommend the use of filtered water for making juices. You can also drink your juice using a straw to mask the taste.
Other alternatives are to add the powder to smoothies, or to put it in capsules using a capsule machine and empty capsules.
Anecdotal evidence (author's personal experience) suggests that barley grass powder can be an effective natural remedy for pain relief.
It may help with managing bone pain as well as muscular pain.
For bone pain, make a drink with several teaspoonfuls of barley grass powder and water and take 2 or 3 times a day. Follow similar steps for muscular pain.
For period pain relief specifically, when the pain starts - take a glass of barley grass drink as above. If the pain returns later on in the day, take another glass.
Barley grass has no known potential overdose toxicity and / or contradictions and can be taken in liberal amounts. But there is no need to overload on this food either.
It is one of our best products and offers an easy and convenient way to improve your diet and overall health.
Barley grass powder may also be an effective all-round remedy for tiredness that is caused by nutrient deficiencies.
Always consult a nutritional therapist when using barley grass powder for a medical condition. We work with Irina Omelkova to offer such services.
Taking regular breaks (as long as required) while consuming powerful detoxifying green foods is recommended.
Following your intuition may also provide a good guidance in your healing process.