Wheatgrass powder is a popular green whole food which bursts with a whole array of essential nutrients including vitamins, minerals, enzymes and numerous other compounds. (Ref. 1)
We believe that one of its most powerful compounds is chlorophyll which gives wheatgrass its green colour. Chlorophyll is essential for waste removal and detoxification of our bodies. It also supports production of red blood cells and thus contributes to the efficient oxygenation of tissues and cells deep inside the body. (Ref. 1)
Apart from that, wheatgrass is a great food for re-vitaminizing the body - especially if the body has been starved of healthy nutrition over a long period of time.
Thanks to its health-boosting properties, wheatgrass may contribute positively to treating many chronic conditions - specifically the ones which have vitamin deficiency as their root cause.
By bringing the body back into its natural balance, wheatgrass - consumed alongside other superfoods - makes a good natural source of energy and a contributor to general well-being.
Much of wheatgrass's healing potential comes from its anti-oxidant capacity.
A study shows that wheatgrass supplementation may be able to fight oxidative stress by increasing the levels of powerful anti-oxidants: glutathione and vitamin C, and to improve lipid levels. (Ref. 2)
Wheatgrass may have a good potential for dealing with cancer. It may possibly reduce tumour growth, improve anti-oxidant status and elevate the levels of glutathione, superoxide dismutase and catalase, and reduce lipid peroxidation, as was shown in an experiment with mice. (Ref. 3)
One remarkable study demonstrated that wheatgrass, in fact, may protect the blood against a highly toxic conventional treatment for cancer - chemotherapy. (Ref. 4)
Healthy intestinal function is very important for the long-term health of our entire body. Wheatgrass may have beneficial effects on the gastrointestinal tract - and for this reason it is used in traditional Chinese medicine to treat related disorders.
In one study, 1-month supplementation with wheatgrass juice resulted in a clinical improvement in 78% of patients with ulcerative colitis. No side effects were reported. (Ref. 5)
Wheatgrass powder is generally a safe food and therefore can be consumed in liberal amounts. But there is no need to overload on this food either.
It is easy to mix wheatgrass powder with water and turn it into juice.
Another alternative is to put it into capsules using a simple manual capsule machine and empty capsules.
We recommend that our customers alternate wheatgrass with other whole foods such as barley grass powder and chlorella powder.
Always consult a nutritional therapist when using wheatgrass grass powder for a medical condition.
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.