Recently research has unveiled a wealth of other possible benefits of green barley leaves (Barley Greens). Extracted compounds have found to have hypercholesteromic, anti-inflammatory, and anti-ulcer properties. A new antioxidant, 2″-0-GIV, has been isolated and reported to have antioxidant activity equal to or superior to vitamin E. Finally, studies have shown that when Barley Greens juice is added to injured cells, the cells’ DNA repair themselves more rapidly. This may contribute to preventing the changes that often lead to cancer, rapid aging, and cell death. Barley Greens captures these nutrients to bring you the wholesome goodness of the green barley leaves.
Chlorophyll is the remarkable substance to which we all owe our lives. This is because chlorophyll has the ability to capture the sun’s energy and lock it into plants in such a way that we can use it to sustain our own lives.
Chemically, chlorophyll is almost identical to haemoglobin- the substance which transports oxygen from the lungs to the tissues of the body. Out of about 50 atoms in the compound, only two are different. The main difference is that at the centre of chlorophyll there is a magnesium ion; whereas haemoglobin has iron in the same place.
Studies on Barley Grass
Research done on patients with ulcerative colitis showed that those given Barley grass showed significant improvements in their symptoms – including fewer episodes of diarrhoea and less pain – compared to the group receiving conventional medication (standard anti-inflammatory medication including steroids).
Ulcerative colitis is linked to low levels of friendly bacteria in the gut and an accumulation of toxins in the bowel. Barley grass helps reverse this by stimulating the growth of friendly bacteria, which in turn helps reduce inflammation and improves symptoms. Barley grass helps combat ulcerative colitis by lowering the amount of inflammatory chemicals in the bowel, including one called epithelial NF-k, and by balancing the water content of the bowel content. Studies also show that barley grass increases the amount of friendly bacteria in the patients’ bowels.
Other studies done in Japan have shown that barley grass tea significantly improves the flow of blood as well as lowers the amount of LDL (Low Density Lipoprotein) cholesterol.
Barley grass has also shown promising results in preliminary studies done on its ability to inhibit certain cancer cell growths, mainly breast and prostate cancer. There are testimonies of cancer patients, who have been healed by consuming Barley grass and changing their lifestyles, but further studies are needed.
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Barley grass is an alternative for those who enjoy grass juices but cannot tolerate the more popular wheatgrass. Barley grass is used in human foods and supplements and animal feeds and forages. University of California La Jolla biologist Yasuo Hotta is credited with finding a substance in barley grass called P4D1. It has been shown to have anti-inflammation capabilities as well as helping in the repair of cells. Because freeze-dried plants maintain their shape and texture, their nutrients and other characteristics are more accurately preserved.
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