What is it?
Wheat grass is produced by pressing and squeezing the tender young blades of the wheat plant, a dark green juice is extracted which is a great source of vitamins, minerals, enzymes, amino acids.
Vitamins and Minerals
To get the most benefit from vitamins and minerals, a person's total intake should come in a form that is as close to a natural state as possible. Unfortunately, many of the fruit and vegetables we buy today are often nutrient deficient due impart to repetitive plantings sometimes spanning many generations. It is increasingly necessary to find other ways to get these important nutrients. Wheat grass juice is high in vitamin C, A, B, and E.
The green juice has over 90 minerals, which are needed to maintain good metabolism. The presence of these alkaline minerals is found in wheat grass which contains calcium, magnesium, potassium and iron, a mineral essential for the transportation of oxygen. Organic sodium is also found aiding in digestion and regulating the amount of fluids in the body.
Just to make sure that you are getting every possible trace element available we recommend you feed your wheat grass a high-quality seaweed extract, the one we use comes from the coast of Tasmania and is extracted at lower temperatures than other brands.
Enzymes are an important active ingredient in wheat grass juice. They are the life force of our foods and are needed to carry out many important biological and chemical functions. In todays processed foods, enzymes are destroyed by excessive heat.
Fresh wheat grass juice contains the following enzymes to name just a few:
*Protease- assists in protein digestion
*Cytochrome Oxidase- an anti-oxidant used for proper cell respiration
*Amylase- facilitates starch digestion
*Lipase- a fat splitting enzyme
*Transhydrogenase- helps keep muscle tissue of the heart toned
*SOD- (superoxide dismutase) found in all of the body cells and is known for its ability to slow cellular aging.
All of the essential amino acids are found in wheat grass. Wheat grass juice is a complete protein. In addition to the essential aminos, wheat grass juice contains alanine, a blood builder; aspartic acid, converts food to energy, glutamic acid, improves mental balance; arginine, found in large quantities in seminal fluid; and serine, stimulates brain and nerve functions.
Chlorophyll through the process of photosynthesis, converts the suns light energy into chemical energy.
Applications of Chlorophyll
A lot of research has been done on the beneficial applications of chlorophyll. Dr. Birscher, a research scientist states that chlorophyll "increases the function of the heart, affects the vascular system, the intestines, the uterus and the lungs." According to Dr. Birscher, nature uses chlorophyll as a body cleanser, rebuilder, and neutralizer of toxins.
Chlorophyll is similar in molecular structure to the protein that carries oxygen to all the cells in the body, haemoglobin. Dr Yoshihide Hagiwara, a Japanese scientist suggest that chlorophyll is absorbed directly into the blood stream. Hagiwara reasons that the human body can then transform chlorophyll into haemoglobin increasing the red blood cell count and increasing the bloods capacity to deliver oxygen and other nutrients to cells.
If you have a serious health condition then I recommend you juice every day mixing with whatever other vegetables you like e.g. carrot beetroot garlic ginger are my suggestions. What I do now is grow about 6 trays of wheatgrass, all at once and juice altogether (I put in some garlic and beetroot) and mix them with lemon juice (2 KG of lemons), I then mix altogether and make ice blocks. Every morning I use one block to make 2 mugs of warm drink, I find this system more manageable with regard to time and I was having the warm lemon juice 1st thing in the morning anyway.
Grown with these ingredients listed below will ensure that you get even more out of your wheatgrass juice.
Liquid Seaweed with Potassium Humate. This liquid seaweed concentrate (NASAA Certified) is made from storm-cast kelp freshly collected on the coast of Tasmania. Kelp is the grass of the sea-world; it contains many of the micro-nutrients necessary to sustain life. This seaweed is extracted at lower temperatures than other products, it also contains humic acid which is a mined substance, that is somewhere between peat and brown coal, containing a rich abundance of prehistoric minerals and trace elements, a BFA approved product. So whatever you are growing with this product, especially if it’s a vegetable that you eat, you will be getting a rich spread of micro-nutrients and trace elements from the sea and from prehistoric pristine vegetation.
Seaweeds are bio-accumulators of trace elements in the sea and their composition depends on the age of the seaweed, the seaweed used in this product is typically 12 to 15 months old. Humate has the ability to “chelate” minerals in water that passes through it, this makes them more available to the plant roots. Apart from the abundance of trace elements this product is particularly rich in Iodine, Magnesium and Iron. Liquid Seaweed
AZOMITE is a mineral and trace element supplement for plants and animals, it is a volcanic ash mined from a 30 million year old volcanic deposit. It is not a typical rock dust. It is a very complicated product in the sense that it contains 67 + chemical elements, most in an oxide form along with trace and rare earth minerals. This product has been subjected to rigorous testing and has been approved for use in large-scale Organic Plant and Livestock production in the US. Azomite-450g
DOLOMITE. This is finely crushed limestone which is rich in Magnesium, around 38%, the rest is Calcium and other trace elements, when mixed with water this substance creates a very alkaline environment, this is particularly useful when sprouting as it reduces the development of mould, which cannot tolerate an alkaline environment. Dolomite-450g
Beneficial micro-organisms makes fertilisers, (like the Seaweed, Azomite, Dolomite) more bio-available to your plants and sprouts, increases germination. Add to pets drinking bowl, add to your Fish tank. Use for cleaning, replaces bad microbes with good, by out competing them for food, also reduces odours. Accelerate the breakdown of compost. Add to coco-fibre & make your own Bokashi mix, a 90% cost saving.(Approved for use in Organic farming in US). Probiotics-Micro-Organism-500ml
Magnesium Chloride. The importance of this element in the health of the body cannot be overstated. The highest quality Magnesium available, this ancient mineral is extracted from the lower layers of the Zechstein prehistoric sea(250 million years old), you mix this in with the liquid seaweed. It can also be used as a salt substitute i.e. mix with water & spray on your food or transdermally i.e. rub on your skin or use in a foot bath. Magnesium is the central atom in the Chlorophyll molecule, which has almost the same structure as Haemoglobin i.e. the red blood cell, another reason why greens are a must. Magnesium Chloride Flakes 400g