Barley grass is an annual cereal grain grass. It\'s specific is that it contains all the nutrition needed throughout one\'s entire life.
Other than the grain, the leaves are a very interesting part of this plant as well. Young green leaves that form before the grain are simply bursting with energy. Young green leaves are incredibly capable of taking nutrients from the ground. At the height of twelve to fourteen inches, they contain chlorophyll and also all the minerals, vitamins and proteins that a human body needs. Moreover, they are so easily absorbed, that they give almost instant nutrients directly to the body.
Proteins are built from amino acids. There are twenty amino acids present in the proteins of human body. Proteins are part of all of the body cells and fluids. This is why they are absolutely necessary for the building and regeneration of the cells. This process enables the energy production needed for life. Barley leaf proteins are polypeptides. Polypeptides are smaller proteins, which are much easier to absorb. This means that they are directly absorbed by the blood. They can help cell metabolism and they also help clearing the substances that are bad for one\'s health. Barley grass contains eighteen amino acids. Eight of them are crucial for the body to function and at the same time, the body cannot produce them.
They need to be taken through one\'s diet.
Enzymes help the start of crucial chemical reactions in the human body. These reactions are necessary for the body to work. Without them it would not be possible to breathe, think, walk, or talk.
Green barley leaves contain incredibly large amounts of vitamins and minerals, such as beta carotene, folic acid, pantothenic acid, B1, B2, B6 and Vitamin C, as well as minerals like calcium, magnesium, copper, iron, zinc, manganese and potassium.
Barley juice has seven times more Vitamin C than oranges do. It has almost five times more iron than spinach and eleven times more calcium than cow milk. The amount of Vitamin B12 reaches up to 80 milligrams per hundred grams. Other than that, it contains a lot of chlorophyll as well.
Since the green barley leaves are highly alkaline, they are very useful for balancing body acidity and alkaline ratios. According to the newest research, certain compounds of green barley leaves have anti-inflammatory, hypercholesteromic, as well as anti-ulcer properties. Also, they contain a new antioxidants, equal or stronger than Vitamin E. These studies have also shown that if green barley juice is added to injured cells, it helps their renewal.
Inspired by all of the characteristics of barley, Dr. Yoshihide Hagiwara created a wholefood concentrate, called \"Barleygreen.\"
He has noticed that when exposed to heat, barley looses many of its nutritive qualities. This is why he implemented a special manufacturing process that manages to preserve most of the original green barley qualities.