Wheatgrass is the young (gluten-free) grass of the common wheat plant called triticum aestivum. The grass is most commonly grown and harvested at 7-11 days old and juiced into 1-2 oz %u201Cshots%u201D. The juice from freshly pressed wheatgrass is best consumed immediately after extraction and can be ordered fresh for purchase in most juice bars and juicing establishments. Additionally, you can grow it or buy it in grass form and juice it at home yourself.
Wheatgrass can also be ground into a fine nutritious powder, and can be found in tablet, capsule, powder and pill form so if you aren%u2019t able to source the fresh juice or grass, this is a great alternative.
Wheatgrass is considered by many people to be the most healing of all grasses. It contains more than 90 elements from the soil, and it is one of nature%u2019s richest sources of vitamins A and C. When it is grown in fertile organic soil, it contains all of the known mineral elements and is ri ch in calcium, magnesium, selenium, phosphorus, iron, potassium, sulfur, sodium, B12, cobalt and zinc. Some health experts claim that wheatgrass contains over 100 nutrients! Wheatgrass is also abundant in vitamin B-17, a substance that is believed to destroy cancer cells selectively.
As a cocktail, wheatgrass, and the chlorophyll it contains, is a powerful purifier of the stomach, liver, pancreas and circulatory system.
Beyond Chlorophyll, wheatgrass is also rich in amino acids (protein), enzymes which aid in digestion, and a host of vitamins, minerals and natural plant compounds that support optimal health, weight and vitality.