What are Phytonutrients:
Phytonutrients are the active components found in the skins of fruits, vegetables, grains, and seeds that are responsible for pigment, taste and smell. Unlike the traditional nutrients found in protein, fats, vitamins, and minerals, phytonutrients are not "essential" for life; however, they have been shown to be powerful antioxidants that work to promote overall health.
There are over 25,000 different phytonutrients that have been identified in fruits and vegetables. Those foods rich in phytonutrients include tomatoes, green tea, carrots, broccoli, wheatgrass and chlorella. To function at optimal health, the human body needs a wide variety of phytonutrients from a variety of sources. The best way to reap the benefits of phytonutrients is to eat natural, whole foods.
What is Wheatgrass:
The wheatgrass that is certified organic produces high concentrations of chlorophyll, enzymes and vitamins. The wheatgrass seed begins its journey absorbing natural nutrients from a soil prepared using organic methods containing NO genetically engineered products, in preparation to become a tall, fruitful plant. At this stage, the plant has the nutrient profile similar to that of other leafy green vegetables and will continue to grow until these nutrients reach their peak levels, at about three inches in length. Organic wheatgrass contains vitamins A, B complex, C and E, trace elements calcium, iron, magnesium and potassium, enzymes and amino acids. As an antioxidant, organic wheat grass can boost the immune system and scavenge free radicals. Organic wheatgrass has been shown to be a powerful body detoxifier. Its high chlorophyll content cleanses the liver, tissues and cells and purifies the blood. Organic wheatgrass also contains folic acid, iron, and vitamin B-12 which are required for proper red blood cell production.
What is Chlorophyll:
Chlorophyll is the green pigment molecule in plants and is responsible for absorbing the sun's energy for photosynthesis.. Interestingly, the chlorophyll molecule in plants is chemically similar to hemoglobin in human blood. The only difference in the two molecules is that the central atom in chlorophyll is magnesium, whereas in humans it is iron. As a food supplement, chlorophyll can detoxify and purify the blood and liver, help build red blood cells and aid in tissue repair.
What are the other ingredients:
Vitamin A (as Natural Beta Carotene) for improved eye health and to guard against infection;
Vitamin B-2 (Riboflavin) to aid in the release of energy from foods and promote normal growth and development;
Vitamin C to guard against cardiovascular disease, boost immunity, aid in wound healing, help form collagen in connective tissues;
Vitamin D to maintain blood levels of calcium and promote its absorption;
Vitamin K for proper bone and blood function;
Calcium for strong bones and teeth, efficient blood clotting, nerve cell transmission and health muscle contractions;
Potassium for proper electrolyte and fluid balance;
Iron for stimulation of the bone marrow production of hemoglobin (red-blood cell that carries oxygen to other cells)
What is detoxification:
After a period of time, the body builds up toxins and natural waste products from chemicals, pollution and overindulging. A process of cleansing the internal system, or detoxifying, helps rid the body of harmful chemicals that may be contributing to fatigue, illness, pain, and poor digestion. Cleansing can be achieved through various modalities, including fasting, diet, saunas, and a range of whole foods vitamins, herbs, and nutrients.
What does Wheatgrass do for me:
Organic wheat grass detoxifies and oxygenates the blood thereby increasing circulation, energy levels, immune system function and an overall sense of well being from good nourishment. Wheat grass and chlorophyll are phytonutrients rich in amino acids, protein, fiber, vitamins, minerals, enzymes that work together to strengthen immunity.
Why do I need Wheatgrass:
Organic wheatgrass, rich in chlorophyll, enzymes, vitamins and nutrients has been linked to improved health. Some of the benefits of wheatgrass include:
Increase of hemoglobin production;
Rebuilding of the blood stream;
Purifying the blood;
Improving the body's ability to heal wounds;
Neutralizing toxins and carcinogens in the body;
Helping to purify the liver;
Removing heavy metals from the body.
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