Wheatgrass Facts

  • One ounce of wheatgrass juice provides as much vitamins, minerals, and amino acids as 2.5 pounds of vegetables.
  • The three most therapeutic roles of wheatgrass are blood purification, liver detoxification and colon cleansing.
  • Wheatgrass is 70% Chlorophyll, which neutralizes toxins in the body, helps purify the liver and even helps to improve blood sugar problems.
  • Wheatgrass juice is helpful in body cleansing and detoxification.
  • Wheatgrass juice has more than 90 organic minerals, including calcium, magnesium, potassium, phosphorus, sodium, sulfur, cobalt, zinc and iron.
  • Wheatgrass is a supplier of the following amino acids:
    • Valine (brain/muscle coordination)
    • Isoleucine (growth in infants)
    • Glumatic acid (mental alertness)
    • Leucine (energy and nerve stimulation)
    • Proline (glumatic acid absorption)
    • Tryptophane (skin and hair growth)
    • Glycine (energy)
    • Aspartic acid (energy)
    • Lysine (anti-ageing)
    • Serine (brain stimulation)
    • Alanine (blood builder)
    • Theronine (digestion and assimilation)
  • Wheatgrass is a supplier of the following enzymes:
    • Amylase (facilitates starch digestion)
    • Cytrochrome Oxidase (antioxidant used for proper cell respiration)
    • Lipase (fat-splitting enzyme)
    • Protease (aids in protein digestion)
    • Superoxide Dismutase (helps to maintain healthy cells)
    • Transhydrogenase (keeps heart muscle tissue toned)
  • Wheatgrass contains the following vitamins:

    • Vitamin B (helps the digestive system and adrenal glands; essential for normal brain and body formation)
    • Vitamin C (maintains the health of skin, eyes, muscles, joints, teeth, and gums)
    • Vitamin E (essential antioxidant that protects tissue cells and maintains healthy skin; Vitamin E also helps the body to use oxygen, whilst benefiting the blood and blood vessels)
    • Vitamin A (essential for healthy eyes, skin, and growth; also an important antioxidant and immune system component)

* Information gathered from Dr. Ann Wigmore’s "The Wheatgrass Book."