Rainforest Foods Rainforest Foods - NZ Barley Grass & Wheatgrass 140 capsule 1 x 140 capsule
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Rainforest Foods - Barley Grass and Wheatgrass Capsules - New Zealand (140 x 500mg) Although mankind has used Barley and Wheat grain for millennia, only in the early Twentieth Century did we discover the exceptional nutritional richness of their young, leafy growth (cotyledons). They have a similar nutritional profile. Abundant in chlorophyll, protein, vitamins, minerals, useful enzymes and other phytonutrients, they are superb, broad-spectrum superfoods. It is ideal both for those wanting to begin a detox regime, and to provide basic support for ongoing good health. One dilemma faced by people considering the addition of Barley grass and Wheatgrass to their diets is that of which product to opt for. To solve this, we have combined them equally in one capsule. A signature component of Barley grass and Wheatgrass is the green pigment chlorophyll, which allows plants to convert light into energy via photosynthesis. Chlorophyll is high in magnesium, which is essential to humans for bone strength, proper muscle function and normalising blood pressure and flow. Barley grass and Wheatgrass' easily-absorbed proteins assist us as we build, repair and maintain muscle tissue. The protein has 19 of the 22 amino acids, including all of the eight essential amino acids that the body can't make for itself. Barley grass and Wheatgrass is thus an excellent source of protein for vegans, who often lack it in their diets. The vitamin content of this product is also significant. It provides 30 times more Vitamin B1 than cows' milk, required for proper function of the nervous system and muscles. Its Vitamin B2 helps us extract energy from carbohydrates and produce healthy red blood cells. Vitamin B3 helps control blood sugar, helps maintain the digestive and nervous systems and helps extract energy from carbohydrates. It also promotes healthy skin. Vitamin B6 is required for the absorption of amino acids and chemicals involved in brain function. It also helps muscle function, enabling blood haemoglobin to bind oxygen. B9 (folic acid) is essential for women before and during pregnancy, as well as being beneficial to blood health. Vitamin B12 is essential to almost every bodily process. Barley grass and Wheatgrass' Vitamin C helps heal wounds and regulate blood flow, but is also highly anti-oxidant. Vitamin E is a range of elements believed to be important anti-oxidant agents, preventing disease and helping wounds heal. Vitamin K plays a role in blood, heart and bone health.Barley grass and Wheatgrass is an excellent natural source of minerals. As well as the magnesium in its chlorophyll, it contains calcium, copper, iron, manganese, phosphorus, and potassium. These are all essential to our diets, and can be lacking in modern, processed foods. Calcium promotes the growth and maintenance of healthy, strong bones and teeth, as well as good circulatory and nerve health. Copper helps the body absorb fats and aids melanin and dopamine production, governing mood, reaction to sunlight and skin health. Iron aids red blood cell production, preventing anemia. Manganese is essential for many functions throughout the body. Phosphorous is required for general cellular function. Potassium works with sodium to allow nervous impulses to flow and facilitate muscle reaction. Antibacterial, strengthening to the liver and stabilizing of blood sugar, Barley grass and Wheatgrass is beneficial for those attempting detoxification and weight loss, as well as those suffering from hypoglycemia and diabetes, arthritis, asthma, blood clots, migraine, inflammatory issues and stomach problems. This product is alkalising, helping balance pH values in the body and counteract the acidifying effects of a modern diet. Users report improved skin and hair, raised energy and better general health and wellbeing. As an all-round nutritional powerhouse, it has few peers.ProductionWe source our Barley grass and Wheatgrass from an organic farm in Canterbury, New Zealand. They are harvested while the plant is still young, i.e. below 30 cm tall. Within 1-6 hours of harvest the grass is transported to an organically certified dehydrating company, where the moisture content is reduced to approximately 4% by air dryers. The drying process takes between 20 and 25 minutes. Samples are taken hourly for daily quality assurance testing. Once dried, the powder is milled, to particles first of approximately 150 - 200 microns, then 50 microns. It is then packaged, awaiting transport to the UK. The powder is encapsulated in the UK by a leading GMP (Good Marketing Practice)-registered pharmaceutical manufacturer. GMP registration requires rigorous inspection by the MHRA (Medicine and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency), the government agency responsible for ensuring that medicines and medical devices work and are safe. Regular GMP audits enforce optimum quality standards in the encapsulation process. Rainforest Foods capsule casings are made from HPMC, a plant-based cellulose material approved for vegeterian and vegan use by the Vegetarian Society, and Halal and Kosher-certified. HPMC is about as biologically neutral a foodstuff as it is possible to find, and the only other ingredient in the casings is water. Read our blog article on the subject for more information. The capsules are 100% pure, using no fillers, binders or bulking agents. Each capsule contains 500mg of powder. Organic CertificationRainforest Foods Barley Grass and Wheatgrass capsules are certified by the Soil Association, one of a handful of organic certification bodies in the UK. These are regulated in their turn by DEFRA (Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs). The role of the Soil Association is to ensure that all foods sold as organic are definably so. It does this by auditing every stage of the supply chain, through growth, export and processing. Soil Association certification Please note actual image may vary. Information on this site is not intended to diagnose or treat any health condition. We recommend that if you are pregnant, nursing, have a medical condition or are currently taking medication that you seek advice from a health professional before you take any dietary supplement. Always read the product directions before use and do not exceed the recommended intake. Food Supplements should not be taken as an alternative to a balanced diet. Keep out of reach of children.