Found in our product: Back to Greens
The freshly sprouted first leaves of the common wheat plant, used as a food, drink, or dietary supplement.
It contains chlorophyll, amino acids, minerals, vitamins, and enzymes. Claims about the health benefits of wheatgrass range from providing supplemental nutrition to having unique curative properties.
It is especially high in vitamins A, C and E, as well as iron, magnesium, calcium, amino acids, and several important antioxidants. Antioxidants are compounds that fight free radicals to prevent cell damage and reduce oxidative stress.
Interestingly, regarding cholesterol, the effect of wheatgrass is similar to that of atorvastatin, a prescription drug commonly used to treat high blood cholesterol. It also increases the “good” HDL cholesterol level.
According to one test-tube study, it decreased the spread of mouth cancer cells.
In another, wheatgrass induced cell death and reduced the number of leukemia cells within three days of treatment.
Some studies have found that it may help keep blood sugar levels under control.
Inflammation is a normal response triggered by the immune system to protect the body against injury and infection. However, chronic inflammation is believed to contribute to conditions like cancer, heart disease and autoimmune disorders.
Wheatgrass is rich in chlorophyll, a plant pigment with powerful anti-inflammatory properties. A study showed that chlorophyll inhibited the activity of the specific protein that triggers inflammation.
Wheatgrass contains thylakoids, which are tiny compartments found in plants that contain chlorophyll and absorb sunlight for photosynthesis.
While there is no evidence that the wheatgrass itself increases weight loss, several studies have found that it enhances satiety. This means you don’t ‘feel’ hungry.
It is generally considered safe for those with celiac disease or a sensitivity to gluten. This is because only the seeds of the wheat kernel contain gluten. Not the grass.
However, if you do have high sensitivity to gluten, it’s best to consult your doctor before consuming Back to Greens or stick to products that are certified gluten-free.The dosage in a capsule is quite small.