- Green Barley Described
- Growing Green Barley Grass
- Green Barley Processing
- Macro and Micro Minerals
- Comparison Between GreenBarley (juiced variety) and Other Foods
- Typical Composition Analysis of Barley Leaf Powder
- Feature Minerals, Vitamins, and Enzymes of Green Barley Powder
- Question and Answers
Barley grass is the first of the cereal grasses to appear after winter and is the most nutritious of all the cereal grasses Middle Eastern and Asian cultures reputedly consumed the grasses of barley and wheat as both a food and medicine. Biblical references to cereal grasses testify to their healing benefits In the Book of Daniel – Old Testament – King Nebuchadnezzar (630-562 B.C) ate only grasses for a period of seven years. The King’s mental acuity and clarity was regained over this period allowing him to reclaim his throne! Reference to barley and beer making are found amongst mankind’s oldest texts Indeed agricultural scientists place barley as being cultivated as early as 7000 BC – 8000 year old clay documents show barley being used for beer making Pits and tombs in Egypt have revealed grains of barley dating them to be in excess of 5000 years old Indeed legend has it that the goddess Isis brought to the Egyptian people wheat and barley grains from Lebanon Eastern Asia (particularly Tibet), the Eastern Mediterranean or possibly the Near East have all been suggested as the original home for the wild versions of wheat and barley proving to be a contentious issue amongst researchers and difficult to prove given the length of time these grains have been under cultivation! These ancient civilisations for millennia have revered the barley plant for its ability to develop strength and stamina indeed the Gladiators of Rome were known as the Horderaii (Latin for “barley eaters”) due to the amount of barley they consumed!!
Barley Grass Described
Latin Name – Hordeum According to JR Harlan in USDA handbook 338, Barley: there are three species of barley under cultivation The most frequently used and what is found in Green Barley Powder are the young leaves of Hordeum vulgare L. “Hordeum vulgare L. – are 6-rowed barleys with a tough rachis or spike stem. All florets are fertile and develop normal kernels. Within the species are two groups: (1) The typical group in which lateral kernels are only slightly smaller than the central one (2) The Intermediate group in which lateral kernels are distinctly smaller than central ones. This group may contain kinds with sterile or near sterile lateral spikelets. The two may overlap and are not fully distinct.” Barley plants are annual grasses, which may be either winter or spring annuals.
Growing Green Barley Grass
Only grasses grown in mineral and microbial rich soil, under sunlight and in a cool climate are capable of producing the greatest nutritional content or of reaching their highest potential. Cereal grasses grown without these correct environmental factors do not produce normal root growth and proper leaf development. The indoor or tray “sprouted grasses” grow in quite a different way and do not absorb soil nutrients or achieve growth stages necessary for producing potent nutrients Our Australian Green Barley dehydrated grass powder is grown in the wide open spaces of Australia renowned for its clean air, soil and water in the specialist cereal growing regions of Australia hundreds of miles away from any industrial, city pollution, and free from nuclear fallout and acid rain!
The product is organically grown (organic certification 2001), utilising sustainable agricultural practises, with further quality assurance protocols of atmospheric monitoring and a continual program of soil and plant tissue analysis to guarantee our product is free from pesticides, heavy metals and other chemical contaminants Dr Charles Schnable ,a food chemist, carried out extensive research on cereal grasses in the late 1920’s noting that cereal grasses have a unique growth property “In the battle for self preservation, grasses developed unusual resistance to grazing animals. Trees grew high out of reach, the cactus armed itself with spines, and grass plants evolved their unique property of jointing. In the early stages of growth they store large amounts of vitamins and proteins in the young blades. If these are bitten or pulled off, they grow again. Grass will give seeds to reproduce itself only if it is left alone at the final stage of growth” The young germinated plant is a factory of enzyme and growth activity. Photosynthesis in the young green leaves produces simple sugars which are transformed into proteins, carbohydrates and fats by the actions of numerous enzymes and substrates which were themselves produced from the plant sugars and minerals provided by the soil. Ronald Seibold MS, well known researcher, notes about cereal grasses “Sucrose is the primary molecule from which all organic molecules are formed in the plant. At the appropriate times and rates, sucrose is converted into amino acids (which make up all proteins), complex carbohydrates, lipids (fats), and nucleic acids (DNA & RNA). The degree of conversion of sugars to specific complex nutrients is dependent on the activity levels of specific enzymes in the plant. Enzyme activity levels are dependent on the plant’s growth stage
Laboratory analyses clearly indicate that the nutrients found in young green cereal plants vary with the stage of growth, rather than with the age or height of the plant. Chlorophyll, protein and most of the vitamins found in cereal grasses reach their peak concentrations in the period just prior to the jointing stage of the green plant. Although this period only lasts for a few days, cereal grasses which are consumed, as food supplements should be harvested precisely during this stage of the barley plant’s development The jointing stage is that point at which the internodal tissue in the grass leaf begins to elongate, forming a stem. This stage represents the peak of the cereal plant’s vegetative development; factors involved in photosynthesis and plant metabolism would be expected to increase up to this stage. After the jointing stage, the stem forms branches and continues to elongate. The chlorophyll, protein, and vitamin contents of the plant decline sharply as the level of cellulose increases. Cellulose, the indigestible plant fibre, provides structural stability for the growing stem”
Green Barley Processing
The processing facility in Australia is located minutes away from the fields in which the green barley grass is grown thereby ensuring maximum freshness in the final product! The main emphasis in preparation of our Australian Green Barley Leaf Powder is high quality, gentle and minimal processing There are two forms of processing of the cereal grasses – dehydration and juicing. Dehydration must be achieved at body temperature to protect and retain natural plant enzymes and heat sensitive vitamins. Exposing cereal grasses to high temperatures destroys these valuable plant factors. Grinding the grasses to a powder must also be achieved at low temperatures for the same reasons. Dehydrated cereal grasses retain the benefits of the whole leaf, including mineral rich, tender fibre. The grasses are not denatured in any way in this processing and retain qualities, which make them such a potent live food. Australian Green Barley Leaf is dried in large ambient drying bins in which the leaves are dried slowly and gently over an 8-hour period during which time the moisture level is reduced to approximately 5% The next stage being low heat powdering They are packed and sealed in Government licensed pharmaceutical facilities to guarantee their safety and remain fresh In an independent Laboratory analysis a dehydrated green barley product was up to seven (7) times richer in iron than a juiced barley grass product. The dehydrated product was four (4) times richer in copper and boron, almost twice as rich in zinc, and richer in a range of other minerals. The digestible protein and crude fibre content of the two products were similar Juiced cereal products undergo several processes to prepare and stabilise the juice for consumption, including blending the juice with maltodextrin a complex sugar from corn syrup. The US patent for a juice green barley product states that heat and other chemical or nutritive additives may be used in the processing of the product.
Macro and Micro Minerals
Macrominerals The seven (7) MINERALS needed by the human body in relatively large amounts: CALCIUM, chlorine (see CHLORIDE), MAGNESIUM, PHOSPHORUS, POTASSIUM, SODIUM AND SULFUR Microminerals Also known as Trace Elements, Trace Minerals What they are: Another term for trace elements or trace MINERALS, the twelve minerals we need in minute quantities for good health: ARSENIC, CHROMIUM, COPPER, FLUORINE, IODINE, IRON, MANGANESE, MOLYBDENUM, NICKEL, SELENIUM, SILICON AND ZINC Many nutritionists believe three other should be added to this list: BORON, TIN and VANDIUM Green Barley Powder is one of the richest sources for all of these macro and micro minerals!
Comparison Between Green Barley (juiced variety) and Other Foods
Comparison of Various Foods and Green Barley Essence (%)
|Green Barley Essence||42.5%||3.2%||23.2%|
|Milk (whole, fresh)||2.9||3.3||4.5|
Table 2 Comparison of the mineral Content of Green Barley Essence and Several Popular foods (milligrams per 100 grams)
|Green Barley Essence||775||8880||1108||224.7||15.8||1.36||584||5.6||7.33|
|Wheat Flour (whole Grain)||3||361||30||106.0||3.2||0.65||330||–||–|
|Mixed Wheat Flour||3||132||118||34.1||1.9||0.17||111||–||–|
|Refined Rice (raw)||6||113||4||13.1||0.45||0.06||99||–||–|
|Refined Rick (cooked)||2||38||1||4.4||0.16||0.02||34||–||–|
Na : Sodium | Fe: Iron | K : Potassium | Cu : Copper Ca : Calcium | P : Phosphorous | Mg : Magnesium | Zn : Zinc
TYPICAL COMPOSITION ANALYSIS OF BARLEY LEAF POWDER
- Moisture 5.5g/100g
- Energy 960kj/100g
- Total Dietary Fibre 34.9g/100g
- Protein 21.6g/100g
- Total Carbohydrate 58.2g/100g
- Total Sugars 1.8g/100g
- Chlorophyll 6.1g/kg
- B-Carotenes 350mg/kg
- Fat 5.9/g100g
- SOD (Super Oxide Dismutase) 1700 units/g
- Heavy Metal (as Pb) 0.2mg/100g
- Arsenic (as arsenic acid) Less than 0.005mg/100g
- Coal Tar Dyes (no chemical additives used) None detected
- Vitamin A (as Retionol) 8.3mg/100g
- Vitamin C 0.7mg/100g
- Vitamin E 48mg/100g
- Riboflavin 2.7mg/100g
- Niacin 120mg/100g
- Calcium 560mg/100g
- Potassium 2500mg/100g
- Phosphorus 52.0mg/100g
- Magnesium 190mg/100g
- Iron 12.0mg/100g
- Manganese 4.4mg/100g
- Selenium . .002mg/100g
- Sodium 18mg/100g
- Zinc 1.6mg/100g
- Copper 1.0mg/100g
- Sulphur 210/mg/100g
- Cobalt 0.04mg/100g
- Pheophorbide (Total Pheophorbide&Chlorophyllase) 19mg/100g
- Hexacosanol positive
- Vitamin K 800ug/100g
- Thiamine 200ug/100g
- Choline 29mg/100g
- Pyroxidine 1290ug/100g
- Vitamin B12 290ug/100g
- Pantothenic 114ug/100g
- Biotin 1090ug/100g
- Folic Acid 514ug/100g
- Iodine 200ug/100g
- Lysine 830mg/100g
- Histidine 457mg/100g
- Aspartic Acid 2230mg/100g
- Glutamic Acid 2430mg/100g
- Proline 940mg//100g
- Glycine 1170mg/100g
- Valine 1260mg/100g
- Isoleucine 890mg/100g
- Leucine 2860mg/100g
- Tyrosine 510mg/100g
- Phenylalanine 1090mg/100g
- Methionine 430mg/100g
- Cystine 230mg/100g
- Tryptophan 110mg/100g
- Amide 20mg/100g
- Purines 60mg/100g
- Serine 2430mg/100g
- Coliform Bacteria negative
Feature Minerals, Vitamins, and Enzymes of Green Barley Powder
One of the most famous researchers of Green Barley Grass Dr Yoshihide Hagiwara believes it is the synergistic effect of all the bio-active ingredients in green barley that it makes it so powerful and effective Further, he believes that its key to its nutritional value is not just its nutrient content but also its bioavailability! However Green Barley Grass does boast a number of essential nutrients that have received a great deal of press due to recent research findings and so are worth considering in greater detail
According to Dr Hagiwara in his book “Green Barley Essence” one of the important functions of minerals in our bodies is to maintain the balance between acid and alkaline. Should this balance be upset, the cell metabolism suffers, leading to conditions such as fatigue. Cells maintain this balance by taking, consuming and discharging various minerals. Enzymes, the agents that make metabolism possible, work only when various minerals are dissolved as ions in the cell fluids. If the necessary minerals do not exist in an ionised condition, most of the enzymes lose their activity or have it reduced. He says that Potassium is an especially important mineral because it has a very high ionising tendency. It is consumed incessantly within our bodies in the process of energy metabolism. When the potassium level falls too much, the osmotic pressure of the cell membrane is disrupted. To adjust the osmotic pressure, sodium and other ions take the place of potassium in the cells. As long as fresh potassium ions are supplied there is no problem. But if the potassium supply fails, sodium increases above a healthy limit. Naturally, the balance of ions within the cell fluid is broken. Some enzymes continue to work, but others falter or completely stop functioning. Acidic foods contain only small amounts of potassium and other minerals, and our environment is steadily increasing the deficiency of potassium. A deficiency of potassium causes a broad range of disease conditions. One of the most common being debilitating fatigue
According to Dr Hagiwara The American Magazine “The Medical Tribune” reported that Hypokalemia , a disease resulting from the reduction of calcium concentration in blood and Hypocalcemia, a similar disease resulting from reduced potassium concentration in blood, both are induced also by the deficiency of a magnesium ion in body fluids. Dr Hagiwara further notes that experimental work done by Dr Maurice Sill of Cornell University has shown that when Magnesium is lacking, the potassium or calcium level in body fluids decreases markedly, even if these minerals are being consumed in adequate quantity. On the other hand, when proper magnesium absorption is restored, the calcium or potassium level also rises. As a result of this experimental work, Dr Sill reported, “Magnesium is indispensable for correctly mobilising calcium from the bones and flesh storing potassium within the cells”
Recently I was speaking with one of the leading Nutritional Experts in the world Professor Don Naismith of the prestigious Kings College London Professor Naismith advised that he had undertaken a study of Barley utilising a nuclear test reactor at the Imperial College University in London whereby they had bombarded the barley over several days to find that it was a particularly rich source of chromium If you are aged twenty or older chances are nearly 100% that you lack chromium and are thus aging much faster than you need to The Alarming Facts
- At least 90% of us have a serious chromium shortage, typically taking in less than half of what experts say is the bare minimum of 50 micrograms a day
- Without chromium excesses of insulin and glucose (sugar) build up in your blood, exposing you to diabetes, heart disease and other symptoms of premature ageing
- One in four of us may unknowingly suffer from mild to severe blood glucose intolerance, also called carbohydrate sensitivity. 90% of us could benefit from taking chromium
Your insulin (and blood sugar) levels soar and wreak havoc if you lack chromium. Indeed a chromium deficiency begets insulin resistance. Essentially chromium revs up insulin action, so you need less to do the job. Fully 80% of controlled studies found that taking chromium improved insulin efficiency or improved blood cholesterol and triglycerides, according to a recent review by Walter Mertz, Ph.D, a pioneering chromium researcher at the US department of Agriculture. It’s unclear exactly how chromium works, but in test tubes experiments, it attaches tightly to insulin, enhancing by up to one hundred times the hormone’s main mission of converting glucose into carbon dioxide Chromium increases the power of insulin to process sugar .If chromium is low you need about ten times more insulin to process sugar says Dr Anderson Chromium has an, “adoptogen”, effect meaning it will normalise blood sugar, no matter what the imbalance. Decades of studies also reveal that chromium lowers bad type LDL cholesterol and raises good type HDL cholesterol. By making insulin more efficient, chromium improves immune functions. Insulin helps direct many immune functions, such as stimulating interferon and T-lymphocytes – white cells that destroy germs Three decades ago, investigators noted that people dying of heart disease had remarkably low concentrations of chromium in their aortas. In more recent studies, researchers have found that heart patients have up to 40% lower blood levels of chromium than healthy individuals Chromium may also curb signs of ageing by promoting rises in the all-important anti-ageing hormone, DHEA (dehydroepiandrosetrone). High insulin levels squash production of DHEA by inhibiting an enzyme that converts a chemical into DHEA
SOD Superoxide Dismutase
According to Dr Ann Wigmore one of the enzymes found in cereal grass, SOD, plays a crucial role in Green Barley grass’s ability to prevent ageing Remarkably research has shown that SOD lessens the effects of radiation, acts as an anti-inflammatory compound, and may prevent cellular damage following heart attacks or exposure to irritants. Green Barley Grass is a superior source of SOD. Dr Wigmore states that SOD occurs naturally in each cell as a balancing agent that neutralises the toxic effects of superoxides, which also reside in cells. Superoxides are substances produced by every cell in the normal metabolic processes. However when the quantity of superoxides increases without a corresponding increase in SOD production, they can damage cells and stimulates ageing In a more synergistic approach Dr Hagiwara notes that SOD, which he identifies as an enzyme which prevents ageing of cells, cannot exhibit its inherent activity without minerals such as copper and zinc – both of which are found in abundant supply in Green Barley Grass Powder! Accumulation of superoxides damages the fats, DNA and overall structure of the cells. When the supply of SOD is low, cells become poisoned; they lose their ability to renew themselves, and die prematurely. The older or more diseased a cell the higher the level of superoxides! Green Barley Grass Powder is natural source of this enzyme
Vitamins A,C, + B
Weight for weight green barley has 5 times the Vitamin C of oranges Vitamin C is important to the health of the skin, teeth, gums, eyes, muscles and joints It also assists general growth and development Vitamin C is a potent water-soluble antioxidant that traps and disarms free radicals in the watery part of tissues. It also regenerates exhausted Vitamin E and all-important glutathione, and spurs enzymes to search and destroy free radicals Barley Grass Powder supplies far more Vitamin A than other well-known source such as Kale and spinach. This is Provitamin A, also known as carotene, which is converted into Vitamin A in the intestines as needed, and is harmless in any amount. The Vitamin A found in liver, fish oils, animal foods and most vitamin and mineral supplements accumulates in the liver and becomes toxic in large doses Vitamin A is essential for normal growth and development, good eyesight and reproduction. Without Vitamin A, we may suffer from weak or brittle bones, night blindness, dry skin, and lowered resistance to infection and illness Specifically, beta carotene protects the integrity of cells by snuffing out youth-stealing free radicals, primarily one known as singlet oxygen, that corrupts cells’ genes, turn their fat toxic and rancid and destroy cell structure Green Barley Grass is an excellent source of B vitamins, which facilitate the use of carbohydrates for energy, and aid the nervous and digestive systems. A steady supply of B vitamins is also essential for normal brain and body development, and for the adrenal glands. Our requirement for this vitamin known as the anti-stress vitamin increases relative to the increased level of stress we encounter!
The chlorophyll molecule has the unique ability to convert sunlight into chemical energy via photosynthesis, which the plant utilises to convert carbohydrates from carbon dioxide and water. Chlorophyll’s chemical structure is built around a structure known as a porphyrin ring. Molecules that contain such porphyrin rings include myoglobin, hemoglobin and the cytochromes all of which are involved in cellular respiration (transportation and consumption of oxygen) Hemoglobin is, of course, the substance in human blood responsible for transporting oxygen from the lungs to the cells and tissues of the body The structure of both the heme and chlorophyll molecules are shown above Obviously the two structures are almost identical the difference being the porphyrin ring of hemoglobin is built around Iron (Fe) whilst that of porphyrin ring of chlorophyll is built around Magnesium (Mg) Can such an abundant substance as chlorophyll supply the body with hemoglobin , a vital blood component? The research provides evidence that chlorophyll rich foods such as Barley Grass help in some inexplicable way to build the blood! According to Mr Ronald Seibold MS a leading researcher on cereal grasses many of the components which build and sustain the essential elements in blood are also found in foods that are high in chlorophyll.
A remarkable relationship exists between the complex but very different process of respiration in animals and the equally complex but very different process of photosynthesis in plants. Seibold further observes that the young cereal plant, dependent on its own rich supply of chlorophyll for the work of growth and development, absorbs and synthesises the nutrients it requires – vitamin K, vitamin C, folic acid, pyridoxine, iron, calcium and protein. These nutrients are also vital to the generation and utilization of hemoglobin, the energy courier of human blood. The similarities between Heme and chlorophyll are not limited to appearance and function. Chemists report that the synthesis of heme by animals can occur in much the same way as the synthesis of chlorophyll in plants.
Chlorophyll against Cancer
There is scientific evidence that chlorophyll and the nutrients found in green foods offer protection against toxic chemicals and radiation. In 1980 Dr Chiu Nan Lai at the University of Texas Medical Centre, reported that extracts of green barley grass and other green vegetables inhibit the cancer causing effects of two mutagens (benzopyrene and methylcholanthrene) – further he found the more chlorophyll in the vegetable, the greater the protection from the carcinogen. Several laboratories have verified that chlorophyll can reduce the ability of carcinogens to cause gene mutations in the last decade
Chlorophyll against Germs
Mr Seibold in his book “Cereal Grass, Nature’s Greatest Health Gift” notes that during the 1950’s many laboratories around the world tested chlorophyll’s ability to kill germs. The consensus of these reports was that, for the most part, chlorophyll was bacteriostatic and only slightly bactericidal. It is particularly effective against anaerobic bacteria, those that do not require oxygen. Dentists and physicians have successfully used chlorophyll to control mouth infections such as pyorrhoea and Vincent’s angina. Chlorophyll, observes Seibold, provides significant relief of pain, reduction of inflammation, and the control of door for patients with serious mouth diseases. Chlorophyll has also been used successfully to treat chronic and acute sinusitis, vaginal infections and chronic rectal lesions
Chlorophyll the Healer
Chlorophyll heals wounds. The ideal wound treatment stimulates repair of damaged tissues and inhibits the growth of bacteria – Chlorophyll does both!! In addition the foul odour associated with surface wounds and ulcers rapidly disappear following chlorophyll application Burns caused by heat, chemicals and radiation also heal faster with chlorophyll therapy, whether or not they are infected Dr GH Collings considered chlorophyll to have the most constant and marked effect of all agents for stimulating cell proliferation and tissue repair. Chlorophyll has also been shown to be extremely effective in speeding the healing of peptic ulcers, wounds that develop internally in the gastro-intestinal tract A rather interesting side effect from the treatment of peptic ulcers the researchers found was that chlorophyll promoted bowel regularity in the patients treated. According to several investigators, chlorophyll did not act simply to stimulate bowel activity, as does a laxative. Rather it promoted bowel regularity, stimulating bowel action only when that action was sluggish Finally as an added bonus in hundreds of experiments and trials on humans and animals, chlorophyll has always been shown to have no toxic side effects. Not just low toxicity NO TOXICITY – whether ingested, injected or rubbed onto a surface. This fact alone makes chlorophyll one of the most unique therapeutic substances known to medical science
Question and Answer
What is the best way to take Green Barley?
Green Barley is best taken on an empty stomach, either 20 minutes before a meal or 2 hours after so that the food does not interfere with the digestion and absorption of Green Barley’s nutrients.
Is Green Barley made with organic barley grass?
Yes, the barley grass is grown in the specialist cereal growing regions of Australia hundreds of miles away from any city or industrial pollution and is third party certified organic.
Do you rotate the planting of your barley?
Yes, the fields are rotated after 1-2 years.
Is it possible to overdose on Green Barley?
Green Barley is not a drug but rather a whole food extract made from dried and powdered barley grass. It is unlikely that you would ever overdose on Green Barley anymore than you would overdose on green salads. However, if you are on a carbohydrate-restricted diet, please note the amount of carbohydrates per serving before taking more than the suggested amount.
Will Green Barley be helpful for losing weight?
Yes, Green Barley has only 20 calories per serving along with an abundance of nutrients. If you are in a weight loss program, your body will benefit by taking Green Barley. It provides vitamins, minerals, amino acids, enzymes, and proteins, with little fat and practically no calories. It has been suggested that Green Barley could be a nutritious meal replacement.
Can I use Green Barley as a meal replacement?
Nutrient-rich Green Barley is a perfect supplement for a weight loss program. It may be substituted for one meal during the day. However, Green Barley is a dietary supplement and not meant for use as a meal substitute on a permanent basis.
Can I use Green Barley for fasting?
Yes, Green Barley is the perfect dietary supplement for fasting because it supplies essential nutrients but is low in calories. Also, its protein and complex carbohydrates provide energy for metabolism.
What does Green Barley do for you?
Green Barley gives you superb natural nutrition in a glass. It provides you with an abundance of active enzymes, vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, chlorophyll and other important phytonutrients in a natural medium. Good nutrition means delivering the necessary nutrients to your cells, neutralizing toxins and protection from free radicals. Green Barley and each of our other products promote and enhance each of these components of good nutrition.
What are enzymes good for?
Our bodies use enzymes for everything ranging from digestion to regulating hormone production and are the catalysts for all metabolic activity in the body. Without them life would not be possible. Even though our bodies contain thousands of different types of enzymes, most foods we eat are processed and cooked, which renders them devoid of all enzymes. We can obtain active enzymes from fresh, raw food. Green Barley is a source of hundreds of active enzymes.
Green Barley makes me feel so energetic. Does it contain any caffeine?
No, Green Barley is made from organic barley grass, which contains no caffeine. Just about everyone who has taken Green Barley for a week or more notices that their energy level has increased. This is not surprising because Green Barley contains many phytonutrients that are known to help produce the source of energy for the body, ATP. Unlike caffeine and other stimulants that actually deplete our energy stores, Green Barley increases the ability of our cells to produce energy and will not interfere with sleep or relaxation.
How much sugar is in Green Barley?
Green Barley contains very small amounts of naturally occurring plant sugars. Green Magma is safe for anyone who is concerned about blood sugar levels.
How many carbohydrates does Green Magma contain?
Two teaspoons of Green Barley contains approx 4 grams of carbohydrate.
How long does Green Barley retain its nutrition?
Green Magma is viable for, and has a shelf life of, 2 years from the date of manufacture.
Does the barley in Green Barley contain gluten?
No. The powdered juice is taken from the barley grass and not the barley grain. The grass, unlike the grain, does not contain gluten. None of the ingredients in Green Barley contain gluten so is safe for people who are sensitive to gluten.
Why is Green Barley so green?
The “green” is from chlorophyll and assures Green Barley is fresh and viable nutrition. Barley grass naturally contains a high amount of chlorophyll. Chlorophyll has many healthful features including its ability to act as an antioxidant, detoxifier, and anti-inflammatory agent.
What does the chlorophyll do?
The chlorophyll content of Green Barley is a natural detoxifier and helps eliminate toxins from the intestines and other tissues. Because it is a natural detoxifier, it also aids in reducing bad breath. Chlorophyll also acts as an antioxidant and anti-inflammatory. There is also scientific evidence that chlorophyll may increase oxygenation of our tissues by increasing the formation of oxygen-carrying red blood cells.
Is there a difference in the chlorophyll you buy as a supplement versus chlorophyll you obtain from natural sources like Green Barley?
Yes. Green Barley powdered leaves contains all the benefits of chlorophyll in its natural form. It is extremely difficult to isolate chlorophyll from green plants; therefore the chlorophyll in many supplements is in an altered, unnatural state.
Does Green Barley have detoxifying properties?
Yes. Green Barley contains chlorophyll and other substances that promote the release of toxins from the tissues so they may be expelled by the body. This is a natural process that must occur on a daily basis so that the body does not accumulate toxins.
What does a detoxifier do and how might this affect me?
A detoxifier helps to escort toxins or poisons out our body. When detoxifying, you should drink plenty of water to dilute the released toxins for elimination. You may experience gas bubbles, skin rash, itchiness, and muscle tightness, which are all signs of poisons exiting the body. After one to two weeks, the system should be cleansed and the skin and internal body. Please consult a health care professional before embarking on a detoxification program.
What are antioxidants? What do they do?
Antioxidants are certain phytonutrients that neutralize free radicals. Free radicals are oxygen-containing molecules that are extremely reactive and cause damage to our cellular membranes, DNA, and blood vessels causing them to function improperly. Antioxidants neutralize these free radicals before they can do any damage and thus help to maintain normal functioning of the cell.
Do your products have the same concentration of nutrients that a multivitamin does?
Green Barley and our other products each contain a greater diversity of nutrients than multivitamins do. It is this combination of many nutrients working together that allows our products to give you the ultimate in nutrition just like nature intended.
If I take Green Barley, should I also take other supplements?
If desired. Green Barley provides important nutrients in addition to those you obtain from a healthful diet. Generally, there is probably no need for extra supplementation but individuals have their own needs and preferences and there may be added benefit in taking supplements in addition to Green Barley
Is it okay to take multi-vitamins with Green Barley?
Yes, you may take multi-vitamins along with Green Barley. Green Barley is a natural whole food product, which is derived from fresh barley grass and will not interfere with your multivitamins. In fact, many nutrients are known to work together synergistically; nutrients utilized in conjunction with one another may have a more beneficial effect than if taken individually.
If I take other supplements along with Green Barley, will I overdose on vitamins?
No. Green Barley is a whole food and as such is compatible with any supplements you are taking. Generally, whole foods do not contain excessive amounts of any particular nutrient.
Can I use Green Barley as a prenatal supplement?
Yes, Green Magma provides a rich balance of essential nutrients. One serving of Green Barley is equivalent to a salad of dark green vegetables as far as nutrition. It is a safe, natural, and nutritious supplement for prenatal care.
Will Green Barley upset my stomach?
No, Green Barley is mildly alkaline and helps to balance an acid stomach. If you have a chronic stomach condition such as excess stomach acidity, please consult your health care practitioner.
Will taking our products with meals hinder their effectiveness?
It is fine to take our products with or without meals. However, to absorb the maximal amount of nutrients in Green Barley, it is best to take it on an empty stomach since food will prevent a portion of their nutrients from being absorbed into the circulation.
Does Green Barley contain digestive enzymes?
Yes, Green Magma contains many enzymes including digestive enzymes such as amylase. You may check the viability of the enzymes using the hot and cold water tests.
Will Green Barley cause diarrhea or constipation?
Green Barley will help rebuild healthy intestinal flora and therefore may have a positive effect on regularity and gas. Green Magma has traditionally been used to promote regularity and does not cause constipation.
Is Green Barley okay for children?
Yes. However, we suggest that you give young children and infants a reduced serving size in proportion to their body weight. For children 10 years or older, a regular serving size is fine since, even though they weigh less than adults, their metabolism is generally higher.
Is Green Barley okay to take if I have kidney problems?
We know of no reason not to but always check with a health practitioner regarding medical conditions.
Where in the digestive tract is Green Barley assimilated?
Assimilation begins in the mouth, and continues in the esophagus, stomach, and intestines, i.e. all along the entire gastrointestinal tract.
How fast should I drink Green Barley?
We recommend drinking Green Magma just like a regular glass of water.