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How Wheatgrass can improve your energy levels

Updated on June 4, 2010

Wheatgrass in a tray

One of the most nutrient rich foods on the planet
One of the most nutrient rich foods on the planet

What is Wheatgrass Powder?

Wheatgrass powder is 100% pure dried grass leaf that has been harvested before the leaf has developed a stem. This way the single stem leaf is at its most nutritionally potent. The leaf is then cleaned and chopped into a fine powder. It should not been altered in any way and contain no additives, colourings or gluten.

What is the nutritional profile of Wheatgrass powder?

Wheatgrass is the most nutritious of all the cereal grasses and reaches its nutritional peak only when grown in rich, clean soil and is harvested before development of the stem. As a superfood, wheatgrass powder contains an impressive range of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, chlorophyll, enzymes and amino acids. The wheatgrass leaf from which the powder is produced does not contain gluten.

What are the benefits of taking Wheatgrass Powder?

Wheatgrass powder has many important nutritional benefits. Its high enzyme content helps aid digestion and may assist with weight control. Wheatgrass powder may also assist in boosting energy and vitality, potentially enhancing detoxification, helping to maintain the correct acid-alkaline balance.

Who should take Wheatgrass Powder?

Due to its nutritional benefits, Wheatgrass Powder is an ideal superfood supplement that can be used by just about anyone. However, Wheatgrass Powder is absolutely perfect for those people constantly on the go, prone to picking up colds and bugs, sometimes feel lethargic and looking for a natural energy booster.

For people already fit and healthy, Wheatgrass Powder can help to maintain overall health and fitness levels. Athletes and sportspeople can take Wheatgrass Powder as a food supplement to support and nourish their body with its excellent levels of natural and highly digestible protein levels, as well as its high Vitamin B & C content, which may help improve endurance and stamina levels.

For people recovering from illness, this superfood supplementcan provide your body with rich and natural vitamins and minerals when your body and immune system needs it the most, and may help speed up recovery.

How can I take
Wheatgrass Powder?

Wheatgrass Powder comes in convenient powder and a capsule forms. The powder is best taken when added to a juice, smoothie or water to give your drink a natural boost. The capsules are great for people with a busy lifestyle as they can be taken anywhere either at home, work or on vacation. For purity the capsules should contain pure Wheatgrass powder and contains no binders, fillers or agents.

What does Wheatgrass Powder look and taste like?

The Wheatgrass Powder is a very fine powder with a brown-green colour due to its high chlorophyll content. The powder is very smooth and it tastes great, especially when added to a juice or smoothie.

Why does Wheatgrass come in a powder and capsule rather than a tablet?

When produced in a pure powder or vegecap format, the Wheatgrass is digested more easily by the body and so the benefits are received more quickly. Some companies add agents or fillers to their Wheatgrass to bulk out the product and to keep it in a tablet shape – this can reduce the nutritional benefit of the supplement.

How much Wheatgrass Powder should I take?

The recommended dosage is around 3 grams daily which equates to a heaped teaspoon or 6-7 capsules per day, although some people do take more depending on the reason why they are taking it. Athletes or people recovering from illnesses for example may take larger amounts each day to help their body. The capsules and powder should be taken with food either in one go or throughout the day.

As with any food supplement, medical advice should be taken if you are at all unsure.

Can vegetarians and vegans take Wheatgrass Powder?

Yes. Wheatgrass Powder is an ideal food supplement for vegetarians and vegans as it provides a natural plant source of protein and other vitamins and minerals that vegetarians and vegans may lack in their diets. The powder should be 100% pure Wheatgrass and the vegecaps have been made from vegetarian cellulose.

Can people with gluten and wheat-free diets take Wheatgrass Powder?

Yes. The wheatgrass leaf is cut at such an early stage in the growth process that it has not yet produced wheat, making it an ideal food supplement for people who are intolerant to wheat.

Can Wheatgrass be taken with Spirulina and Chlorella?

Yes. Superfood supplements are often taken in conjunction with each other for a nutritionally rich balanced diet although it is advisable not to exceed the stated daily doses of any of the individual products. Check out for a range of natural green superfood supplements that will really re-energise your life.


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