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Wheatgrass (Triticum aestivum) is the freshly sprouted leaves from the wheat grain. The leaves are harvested before the wheat berry starts to form, so it is gluten-free. Wheatgrass is commonly sold at juice bars and many people grow their own at home.
Wheatgrass contains up to 70% chlorophyll and is rich in iron and dietary fiber. It is a very good source of calcium and a good source of potassium, magnesium, phosphorus, manganese, copper, zinc, selenium, vitamins C, K, E (tocopherols), A (carotenoids), B vitamins, and amino acids. It also contains metabolic enzymes, including superoxide dismutase and cytochrome oxidase, as well as a wide array of phytochemicals like phenolic compounds, terpenoids, flavonoids, alkaloids, saponins, tannins, steroids and glycosides. Sprouting wheat activates enzymes, improves amino acid content and reduces antinutrients.*
NutraGrass™ is a premium green product concentrated from the juice of freshly harvested, certified organic, young wheatgrass sprouts (Triticum aestivum). Naturally rich in a range of important vitamins, minerals, amino acids, phytonutrients and metabolic enzymes—including superoxide dismutase and cytochrome oxidase — wheatgrass contains up to 70% chlorophyll.
NutraGrass™ wheatgrass is carefully grown, harvested and processed in order to capture the maximum amount of nutrients and vitality. NutraGrass™ grasses are organically grown outdoors in sunshine and moonlight, allowing them to absorb the full benefits of their pristine natural environment. They’re harvested at the peak of their nutritional potency. Research by Dr. Charles Schnabel, Dr. George Kohler and Dr. A.I. Virtanen in the 1930’s-1950’s found that cereal grasses like wheatgrass achieved their highest nutrient content at around 18 days—right before the first jointing.
NutraGrass™ is cold-pressed and gently dried by air stream at very low temperatures to preserve the bright colors and nutrients naturally found in the freshest wheatgrass juice.
Deeply concentrated, NutraGrass™ has exceptional application in powdered formulas, particularly greens formulas, as well as capsules, tablets and supplements. NutraGrass™ is often a key ingredient in energy formulas and cleansing programs. With its fresh sweet “green” taste, NutraGrass™ adds the perfect nutritional boost to juices, smoothies, functional drink products, sauces and salad dressings. NutraGrass™ is also highly suitable for boosting the nutritional content of functional foods. Due to its moisturizing properties, wheatgrass is often used in cosmetics, skin and hair care products.
Foremost among the many nutrients contained in wheatgrass are high levels of chlorophyll, the pigment that gives plants their green color. Chlorophyll is similar in structure to the heme in hemoglobin, the iron-containing cell that transports oxygen throughout the body.
In addition, wheatgrass is a very good source of amino acids and contains over 70 vitamins and minerals such as vitamins A, C, E, B1, B2, B3, B5 and B6, as well as biotin, folic acid, calcium, phosphorus, potassium, zinc, iron, selenium and magnesium. Wheatgrass contains hundreds of enzymes, including superoxide dismutase and cytochrome oxidase, as well as a wide array of phytochemicals like phenolic compounds, terpenoids, flavonoids, alkaloids, saponins, tannins, steroids and glycosides.
The health potential of wheatgrass was first discovered by agricultural chemist, Charles F. Schnabel in 1930 when he administered young wheatgrass shoots to dying poultry. The hens not only recovered but began producing eggs at an even higher rate than healthy hens. Later Anne Wigmore, the founder of the Hippocrates Health Center, pioneered the use of wheatgrass to promote health and vitality and began the Living Foods movement.*
NutraGrass™ is a trademark of Nature’s Power Nutraceuticals Corp®.