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What Can Wheatgrass Do For Me? 

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For some folks, the word ‘wheatgrass’ conjures up images of juice bars and health food stores filled with health fanatics.  But have you ever wondered just what it is and why so many folks are so eager to gulp down wheatgrass concoctions? They do know what they’re doing,
As for why the plant has so many fans—a major reason is that it packs a punch when it comes to nutrient density!

Best Organic Wheatgrass contains 13 vitamins as well as all 21 amino acids (including the 9 “essential” amino acids that your body is unable to make for itself). You need all of these nutrients to power up your immune system to protect you from damaging diseases.

Plus, it’s a rich source of the plant pigment chlorophyll. This amazing body detoxifier provides the perfect alkaline balance for the acidic foods Americans commonly eat.

This combination of nutrients many people believe is the secret to optimal health. And here’s why many folks are convinced that wheatgrass could be an effective cancer treatment, too…

According to the Livestrong organization, chemotherapy treatments suppress bone marrow activity (myelotoxicity) which can cause:

  • Decreased capacity for carrying oxygen throughout your body
  • Insufficient blood cells to boost your immune system
  • Decreased blood clotting ability

Myelotoxicity significantly compromises a cancer patient’s immune system.  According to a 2007 study published in Nutrition and Cancer involving 60 breast cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy treatments, Wheatgrass was shown to boost low levels of white blood cells, which helped prevent this condition from occurring.

What Does Your Blood Have to Do With Age?


Greater vitality and longer life span is the result of healthy blood.  Rich, healthy blood carries nutrients to every cell of the body; otherwise we merely survive with poor health and low energy.

According to Dr. Bernard Jensen from “Chlorophyll Magic from Living Plant Life”, no blood builder is superior to wheatgrass.  The blood building results occurred quickly when the patients drank wheatgrass regularly.   Blood rich in iron brings more oxygen to the cells, promoting youthfulness and preventing senility.

 In “Cells Grow Younger”, Dr. Brown Landone discussed the power of root auxins-substances found in the roots of all young, growing plants.  He cited research experiments conducted by botanists who placed root auxins on the tip of a leaf, causing roots to grow on the edge of the leaf.  Dr Landone reasoned that we could get a sort of youth auxin from eating baby greens, sprouts, and grasses.  Others have proven his assumptions correct.    Dr. Weston Price, founder of the Price-Pottenger Nutrition Foundation, isolated a substance from the tips of young grasses which had a similar effect to that of root auxins, showing an ability to promote regeneration in damaged cells.

Wheatgrass may be used as a tonic and rejuvenator because of its abundance of natural vitamins, minerals, trace elements, and enzymes.  It is a high-quality source of fuel, and is easily assimilated, requiring little energy to digest.

It is important to note that wheatgrass with the roots contains auxins and is superior to just wheatgrass leaves alone.

Excerpts from The Wheatgrass Book

From The Wheatgrass Book wheatgrass sprout and glass 1
by Dr. Ann Wigmore


  • Has been known to increase the red blood-cell count and lowers blood pressure. It will cleanse the blood, organs and gastrointestinal tract of debris.
  • Wheatgrass also stimulates metabolism and the body’s enzyme systems by enriching the blood. It also aids in reducing blood pressure by dilating the blood pathways throughout the body.
  • Stimulates the thyroid gland, correcting obesity, indigestion, and a host of other complaints.
  • Restores alkalinity to the blood. The juice’s abundance of alkaline minerals helps reduce over-acidity in the blood.
  • Is a powerful detoxifier, and liver and blood protector. The enzymes and amino acids found in wheatgrass can protect us from carcinogens like no other food or medicine. It strengthens our cells, detoxifies the liver and bloodstream, and chemically neutralizes environmental pollutants.
  • Fights tumors and neutralizes toxins. Recent studies show that wheatgrass juice has a powerful ability to fight tumors without the usual toxicity of drugs that also inhibit cell-destroying agents. The many active compounds found in wheatgrassgrass juice cleanse the blood and neutralize and digest toxins in our cells.
  • Contains beneficial enzymes. Whether you have a cut finger you want to heal or you desire to lose five pounds…enzymes must do the actual work. The life and abilities of the enzymes found naturally in our bodies can be extended if we help them from the outside by adding exogenous enzymes, like the ones found in wheatgrass juice. Don’t cook it. We can only get the benefits of the many enzymes found in grass by eating it uncooked. Cooking destroys 100 percent of the enzymes in food.
  • Has remarkable similarity to our own blood. The second important nutritional aspect of chlorophyll is its remarkable similarity to hemoglobin, the compound that carries oxygen in the blood. Dr. Yoshihide Hagiwara, president of the Hagiwara Institute of Health in Japan, is a leading advocate for the use of grass as food and medicine. He reasons that since chlorophyll is soluble in fat particles, and fat particles are absorbed directly into the blood via the lymphatic system, that chlorophyll can also be absorbed in this way. In other words, when the “blood” of plants is absorbed in humans it is transformed into human blood, which transports nutrients to every cell of the body.
  • Offers the benefits of a liquid oxygen transfusion since the juice contains liquid oxygen. Oxygen is vital to many body processes: it stimulates digestion (the oxidation of food), promotes clearer thinking (the brain utilizes 25% of the body’s oxygen supply), and protects the blood against anaerobic bacteria. Cancer cells cannot exist in the presence of oxygen according to DR Otto Warburg Nobel laureate.
  • Lessens the effects of radiation. One enzyme found in wheatgrass, SOD, lessens the effects of radiation and acts as an anti-inflammatory compound that may prevent cellular damage following heart attacks or exposure to irritants.
  • Is a beauty treatment that slows down the aging process when the juice is consumed  .Wheatgrass will cleanse your blood and help rejuvenate aging cells, slowing the aging process down, making you feel more alive right away.