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what is barley grass

Barley grass is the leaf portion of the barley plant and has been recognised for its high concentrations of vitamins, minerals, amino acids and enzymes.

Barley grass is naturally high in many key nutrients that help support the immune system and overall wellbeing including iron, protein, calcium and vitamin C. Barley grass is also high in chlorophyll which is a natural cleanser for the body to help counter the negative effects of eating processed foods and improve natural energy levels.

Barley grass is also a great source of organic sodium, which dissolves calcium deposited on the joints and also replenishes organic sodium in the lining of the stomach. This aids digestion by improving the production of hydrochloric acid in the stomach.

Furthermore, barley grass is a rich source of enzymes, the necessary regulators of the body, to promote cell functioning. Barley grass has one of the highest natural levels of enzyme superoxide dismutase (SOD), which is a powerful antioxidant that protects the cells against toxic free radicals.

Our Vital Greens contains barley grass along with many other key nutrients that help to support overall wellbeing. Iron, folic acid, vitamin C, vitamin B12, pyridoxine and protein are all vital for the formation and maintenance of adequate levels of haemoglobin and red blood cells. Chlorophyll may also be beneficial in these processes. In addition, chlorophyll, vitamin K and calcium are all involved in blood clot formation and breakdown.

Users of barley grass have also found it useful as an aid in weight loss, beneficial for the heart, and regulating blood sugar levels.