Green Barley Grass is one of the green grasses and is the only vegetation on the earth that can supply sole nutritional support from birth to old age. When barley leaves are 12-14 inches high, they contain all the vitamins, minerals, and proteins necessary for the human digestion of chlorophyll.
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. 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.
Life Health Green Barley Leaf Powder comes from the South Island of New Zealand.
How Does Green Barley Leaf Powder Work?
Barley grass is a whole food providing many essential nutrients that act together to optimise body functions. Chlorophyll and other essential nutrients act to detoxify the body from destructive toxins such as heavy metals and pollutants that we digest every day. Chlorophyll also has anti-inflammatory properties. The chlorophyll in Life Health Green Barley Leaf Powder stimulates tissues growth and helps the blood supply oxygen to cells more efficiently.
Barley grass can be easily absorbed throughout the digestive tract, giving our body access to vital nutrients. Many of the vitamins, minerals and enzymes present in Barley grass act as powerful antioxidants protecting our body from free radical damage, supporting our immune system and cardiovascular health.
Barley grass is a rich source of dietary fibre which is good for colon health and regularity. Sports people and others who need more energy should use barley grass; it provides them with a nutrient rich food that is packed with energy. Barley grass is naturally alkaline and it helps to neutralise excess acidity in the body when consumed.
The Benefits of Green Barley Leaf Powder:
Green Barley Leaf Powder helps maintain whole body health by supporting a healthy immune system. The enzymes present in Green Barley Leaf Powder provides the nutritional “spark-plugs” for increased energy, Enzymes create the spark that starts the essential chemical reactions our bodies need to live.
The chlorophyll in Life Health Green Barley Leaf Powder stimulates tissues growth and helps the blood supply oxygen to cells more efficiently. Chlorophyll and other essential nutrients act synergistically in barley grass to detoxify the body from destructive toxins such as heavy metals and pollutants that we digest every day. Chlorophyll also has anti-inflammatory properties.
Barley grass can be easily absorbed through the digestive tract, giving our body access to vital nutrients. Many of the vitamins, minerals and enzymes present in Barley grass act as powerful antioxidants protecting our body from free radical damage, enhancing our immune system and improving cardiovascular health.
Research in Japan and other countries suggest that barley grass powder can be beneficial in asthma, obesity, skin rejuvenation, anemia, arthritis, gastritis, peptic ulcers, diabetes, cellular damage from x-rays, heart disease and hepatitis.
Life Health Green Barley Leaf Powder is sucessful for detoxing and can ease stiff and sore joints brought about as a result of exercise. It can also ease the reaction some people get from consuming certain foods, and can eliminate bloating after meals.
Green Barley Leaf Powder can assist with skin rejuvination and is also effective in weight management. Enzymes activate the body’s natural fat burning process by stimulating the lipid metabolism. When taken three times a day as part of a sensible diet and exercise program Green Barley will neutralise the acidity of body fluids, invigorate the function of the thyroid gland, the gland that controls the body’s metabolic rate, and improve the body’s digestive ability.
Good eating, good sleeping and good evacuation are the three barometers of health. If unbalanced, disease may occur. Habitual constipation, which is frequently found in people over the age of forty, is due mainly to reduced mobility in the large intestine and the reduced muscular power of the body as a whole. Green Barley dissolves in water making it easy to assimilate and its many active ingredients promote the mobility of the intestinal tract and the associated muscles required for evacuation.
Green Barley is very effective in reducing cholesterol levels as well as suppressing cholesterol absorption. One of the substances found in Green Barley, beta sitosterol, is currently being used in Japan to treat patients with high cholesterol levels.
Cancer occurs when normal cells mutate. Tests in both Japan and the USA have found that Green Barley Leaf powder contains enzymes known as peroxidase that suppresses the carcinogenic effects of introduced substances and helps to prevent normal cells from becoming cancerous.
Diabetes is a complex disease because once it has developed it is difficult to completely cure. Contributing factors include obesity, bad eating habits and lack of exercise. Diabetes occurs when the supply of insulin, a type of hormone secreted by the pancreas, is deficient. Research has shown that not only does Green Barley Leaf powder function in much the same way as insulin and balances sugar levels, but that it helps to heal the blood vessel damage caused by diabetes.
Green Barley has also been found to assist in relieving asthma, dermatitis, liver disease, blood acidification and allergies, while the high level of chlorophyll is a natural body deodorant.
How to Take Green Barley Powder:
- 1 heaped teaspoon 3 times per day mixed with your favourite fruit juice.
- Sprinkle on salads, rice, pasta or vegetables prior to serving
- Add to your favourite smoothie
- Mix with yoghurt and apple juice and serve over muesli.