About Wheatgrass


Benefits of Wheatgrass

Wheatgrass stimulates the activity of human growth factors!

This process appears to facilitate natural healing processes such as hemostasis and hemolysis, wound, soft tissue and fracture healing, inflammation, various skin disorders and immune stimulation/modulation.


About Wheatgrass
History of Wheatgrass: Wheatgrass For Growth And Fertility



In the 1930's an American agricultural chemist, Dr. Charles F Schnabel noted that ailing hens fed fresh, young wheatgrass recovered quickly, grew faster and fertility doubled compared with healthy hens fed standard diets. This discovery was the impetus for what became a lifetime of research into the reason for this amazing result. Joined by others, such as biochemist George Kohler, his passion inspired a body of scientific research that continues today. Other pioneers such as Japanese pharmacist, Dr Yoshihide Hagiwara have proven wheatgrass to be of major therapeutic significance.


It is possible that research chemists have identified all the known biologically active substances in wheatgrass except for the elusive 'Grass Juice Factor' which remains a mystery to this day. Clinical and research evidence has revealed the 'Grass Juice Factor' to have, probably by the stimulation of human growth factors, a powerful effect on the regeneration of damaged skin and the body in general.


The healing effects of wheatgrass are frequently attributed to chlorophyll, but I believe this hypothesis has little or no substance. The wheatgrass extract I use contains a barely detectable amount of chlorophyll, yet has a similar therapeutic profile as observed and recorded in numerous laboratory and clinical studies performed since the 1930's. There are clearly (many) other biologically active factors at work. These posts consist of summaries of research articles relating to wheatgrass and other cereal grasses dating from the 1930's


The point is that although one can't ignore the nutritional benefits of wheatgrass, I strongly believe that the most important elements in wheatgrass are the small, as yet unidentified biologically active molecules that give you, me and millions of others continuing good health. - Dr. Chris Reynolds. M.B.,B.S.

Benefits Of Wheatgrass
Human growth hormone stimulates growth factors that are responsible for numerous physiological and immunological processes in humans and animals. For example:
  • Immunomodulation ("normalisation" of damaged cells and tissues)
  • Bone growth
  • Protein synthesis in muscle and other tissue
  • Antioxidant effects
  • Enhances fat metabolism to reduce weight
  • Stabilizes blood glucose
  • Preserves nerve cell function
  • Joint protection
  • Antiatherosclerotic effects
  • Enhances immunity
  • Restores skin thickness
  • In ageing, they help delay frailty, muscle atrophy, relative obesity, and increased frequency of fractures

All of the above effects have been observed and recorded by medical scientists and practitioners. My own research and broad clinical experience using a wheatgrass extract suggests the presence of multiple growth factor activity such as Insulin-like Growth Factor 1, (demonstrates many of the effects mentioned above), Fibrocyte Growth Factor (wound healing) and Hemangiopoietin Growth Factor (stimulates bone marrow blood-producing activity and new blood vessel growth)


In other words, it appears the Grass Juice Factor is more likely a group of biologically active precursors (chemical compounds that lead to other, usually more stable products) rather than a single molecule. These precursors may in some way stimulate various growth factors (there are many), which could in turn explain why wheatgrass has such a broad spectrum of activity.


The point is that although one can't ignore the nutritional benefits of wheatgrass, I strongly believe that the most important elements in wheatgrass are the small, as yet unidentified biologically active molecules that give you, me and millions of others who take wheatgrass daily, continuing good health.


The wheatgrass extract I use contains lower concentrations of nutritional elements, but it still works. For example, take the “rush” that many people get immediately they take wheatgrass. This also occurs with the extract. One would not expect a nutrient to work that quickly, so there has to be some other biological active(s) responsible. I believe it is the rapid absorption of these biological actives through the mucous membrane in the mouth that, because they enter the bloodstream almost instantaneously, there is a rapid boost to the body’s immunity and ultimately many other benefits. That's why you need to hold wheatgrass in whatever form in your mouth for a minute or two to obtain maximum benefit.


Wheatgrass - food for thought as well as for a healthy body. -- Dr. Chris Reynolds. M.B.,B.S.


Benefits of Wheatgrass Juice
  • Wheatgrass is an energizer - The vitality obtained from wheatgrass juice is remarkable.You'll feel refreshed and energized throughout the day.
  • Wheatgrass juice is nutritious - Wheatgrass juice contains most of the vitamins and minerals needed for human maintenance.
  • Wheatgrass builds the blood - Wheatgrass juice has been proven to build red blood cells quickly after ingestion. It normalizes high blood pressure and stimulates healthy tissue cell growth.
  • wheatgrass cleanses the body - Wheatgrass juice will drain the lymph system, which carries away many toxins from body cells when an imbalance exists--sore tendons and joints, degenerative disease, etc.


Wheatgrass extract contains higher antioxidant levels than fresh wheatgrass juice
In 2006 a group of Indian scientists (Kulkarni et. al.) performed an important study prompted by the knowledge that the search is on for plant products with high antioxidant activities
Wheatgrass Strength Comparison


The scientists found antioxidant levels of wheatgrass extract were:


1. Highest at the end of the growing period (15 days).

2. Up to 30% higher in alcohol-extracted solutions compared with freshly juiced wheatgrass.

3. Highest in soil with nutrients.

4. Higher than many natural extracts and vegetables.

5. Antioxidant level is significantly lower in the wheatgrass tablet compared with both fresh juice and alcohol-extracted solutions.

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