Wheatgrass Juice - What is True and What is Not?

Most of the people who reach this website will have already read the countless claims on the Internet both for and against the use of wheatgrass juice as part of a wellness/fitness program.

There are three groups:

The first and most obvious group are the many vendors of wheatgrass, wheatgrass juice, wheatgrass tablets, etc., most of whom decry the growing and processing methods of their competitors, and many of whom make some highly questionable claims re: so far unproven benefits of wheatgrass juice, all for obvious marketing reasons.

The next group, equally represented on the web, are those who post anti-wheat­grass articles and echo each other's comment that "it is more nutritous to eat 2.2 pounds of carrots than to drink an ounce of wheatgrass juice".

Third are testimonials of believers in the benefits of using wheatgrass juice, pub­lished in the U.S. from the beginning of the last century and continuing today, whose testimonials could not be scientifically proven because the cases did not occur under scientific testing conditions.

Wheatgrass Juice - No group seems to disagree that:

1. Pure wheatgrass juice has nothing in it that will hurt you unless you are allergic to it or exceed reasonable doses.

2. Pure wheatgrass juice is beneficial, because it is a complete food, high in protein and containing all the essential Amino Acids:

A typical 3 ounces (85 grams) of pure wheatgrass juice per day supplies your body with the following:         Amino Acids
Essential Nonessential
Calories 17.9 Cal
Carbohydrates 1.7 g
Fat 0.05 g
Water 80.8 g
Sodium 8.8 mg
Iron 0.52 mg
Folic Acid 24.7 mcg
Dietary Fiber < 0.1 g
Glucose 0.68 g
Calcium 20.6 mg
Magnesium 20.4 mg
Selenium < 1 ppm
Potassium 125 mg
Zinc 0.28 mg
Phosphorus 63.9 mg
Vitamin A 363 IU
Vitamin B1 0.07 mg
Vitamin B2 0.11 mg
Vitamin B3 0.09 mg
Vitamin B5 5.1 mg
Vitamin B6 0.2 mg
Vitamin B12 < 1 mcg
Vitamin C 3.10 mg
Vitamin E 12.9 IU
Chlorophyll 35.9 mg
Choline 78.5 mg
Arginine 
Histidine
Isoleucine
Leucine 
Lysine
Methionine
Phenylalanine
Threonine
Tryptophan
Valine
Alanine
Asparagine
Aspartate
Cysteine
Glutamate
Glutamine
Glycine
Proline
Serine
Tyrosine
Additional factors: Catalase, Amylase, Protease, DEAE, Peroxidase, Superoxide, Chytochrome Oxidase, P4DI, Abscisic Acid, Transhydrogenase.

3. For thousands of years, wheat has been a crop that is one of the world's most important food sources. It is used in innumerable foods around the world.

The use of wheatgrass juice in the U.S. as a complement to wellness/fitness programs has been going on since at least the early 1900's.  We do not see it as a fad, and we believe that many of the testimonials are fact.

We believe that wheatgrass juice is an excellent nutrition product, that inevitable future studies will be the final proof, and that our mission is to make available the cleanest, purest juice available.



Disclaimer

Although the data, opinions and ideas expressed here are based on personal experience and information gathered from resources we consider credible, nothing on our website should be construed as medical advice or diagnosis. Always obtain the advice of a medical professional before making diet or nutrition changes.