Dr. Ann Wigmore brought Wheatgrass to the attention of many people, including me. I am very grateful for her work in spreading awareness about this amazing superfood—and I have continued on my own mission.
Studies have continued to support the early findings of Dr. Wigmore, who found that drinking Wheatgrass is an excellent way for people to increase and sustain their energy levels naturally as well as fight off sickness and disease.
The Medical Use of Wheatgrass: Review of the Gap Between Basic and Clinical Applications
Gil Bar-Sela 1, Miri Cohen, Eran Ben-Arye, Ron Epelbaum
- PMID: 26156538
- DOI: 10.2174/138955751512150731112836
A wide range of health benefits has been attributed to Wheatgrass, the young grass of the common wheat plant Triticum aestivum. Its components include chlorophyll, flavonoids, and vitamins C and E. Forms of Wheatgrass include fresh juice, frozen juice, tablets, and powders, with compositions varying according to their production processes, as well as to the growing conditions of the Wheatgrass. Laboratory in vitro studies, primarily using fermented wheat germ extract, have demonstrated anti-cancer potential and have identified apoptosis as a possible mechanism. In animal experiments, Wheatgrass demonstrated benefits in cancer prevention and as an adjunct to cancer treatment, as well as benefits to immunological activity and oxidative stress.
Clinical trials show that Wheatgrass may induce synergistic benefits to chemotherapy and may attenuate chemotherapy-related side effects, as well as benefit rheumatoid arthritis, ulcerative colitis, hematological diseases, diabetes, obesity, and oxidative stress. However, all the trials were small and a number of methodological problems arose. No adverse events of Wheatgrass have been reported, although some forms pose problems of tolerability. The popularity of Wheatgrass continues to grow. Nevertheless, the advantages seen in the clinical trials need to be proved in larger studies before clinical recommendations for the public can be given.
- Nutritional Quality and Antioxidant Activity of Wheatgrass (Triticum aestivum) Unwrap by Proteome Profiling and DPPH and FRAP assays.Parit SB, Dawkar VV, Tanpure RS, Pai SR, Chougale AD.J Food Sci. 2018 Aug;83(8):2127-2139. doi: 10.1111/1750-3841.14224. Epub 2018 Jul 30.PMID: 30059150
- The immunoprophylactic potential of wheatgrass extract on benzene-induced leukemia: An in vivo study on murine model.Khan N, Ganeshpurkar A, Dubey N, Bansal D.Indian J Pharmacol. 2015 Jul-Aug;47(4):394-7. doi: 10.4103/0253-7613.161261.PMID: 26288471 Free PMC article.
- Antioxidative and anticarcinogenic activities of methylpheophorbide a, isolated from wheat grass (Triticum aestivum Linn.).Das P, Mandal S, Gangopadhyay S, Das K, Mitra AG, Dasgupta S, Mukhopadhyay S, Mukhopadhyay A.Nat Prod Res. 2016;30(4):474-7. doi: 10.1080/14786419.2015.1022775. Epub 2015 Mar 18.PMID: 25782530
What we positively know is that Wheatgrass…
- Detoxifies and cleanses your body
- High alkalinity helps balance your body’s pH level
- Strengthens your immune system
- Insoluble fiber gently cleanses your digestive tract and promotes regularity.
- Complete food with enzymes and all essential amino acids
- Natural source of antioxidants to help repair damaged cells
- Excellent source of beta-carotene, folic acid, and vitamin C
Maybe you should try Wheatgrass to see if it works better than the other vitamins that you’ve tried in the past.