Barley Grass Powder, Organic
Available in Powder or Tablets
Powder Quantity - 10 oz., 80 servings
Serving Size - 1 1/4 tsp
Tablets Quantity - 500 or 250 Vegetarian tablets
Barley Grass is a source of protein, minerals, vitamins, dietary fiber, chlorophyll and caretenoids.
|NUTRITION FACTS||PER SERVING|
|Vitamin A 1170 IU 25%
Vitamin C 2mg 2%
Calcium 10mg 2%
Iron 1mg 4%
Folate 21mcg 6%
Potassium 117mg 4%
Chlorophyll 12mg ~
Mix 1 1/4 tsp with 8 oz. of water or juice 2-3 servings per day.
Barley leaf extract has the ability to scavenge free radicals. Reactive oxygen species have been shown to play an important part in mediating the production of pro-inflammatory cytokines and can be instrumental in the pathogenesis of diseases such as rheumatoid synovitis, arthritis, and gout. Animal data shows an increased production of oxygen-free radicals with barley leaf extract added to the diet. Clinical studies show blood levels of oxygen-free radicals were reduced by supplementation with 15 g/day barley leaf extract in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus. Similar results were noted in nondiabetic, hyperlipidemic patients. More clinical studies are needed to show the extent of benefits in humans.
Barley grass extracts protect human tissue cells against carcinogens. The mechanism of action is unknown but may be associated with the plant's antioxidant activity or its chlorophyll content. It has been suggested that complexes may be formed between the carcinogen and the chlorophyll that may inactivate the carcinogen. In addition, antioxidants, including superoxide dismutase, found in high concentrations in green barley juice protect against radiation and free radicals. Research reveals no clinical data regarding the use of barley grass for cancer-preventive properties.
Cholesterol-lowering effects have been attributed to the beta-sitosterol components, in part. Beta-sitosterol is thought to act by inhibiting the intestinal absorption of cholesterol and accelerating its catabolism to bile acid. Preliminary animal and clinical data show that total cholesterol and LDL cholesterol levels were lowered. HCL cholesterol levels were increased. More clinical studies are needed to be conclusive.
Ingredients are all vegetarian and 100% organically grown.
Note: These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA.
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