||As our lives become more hectic and our world becomes
more polluted, it becomes more and more important that we help our
health as much as possible. One of the most important ways to do this
is through diet.
There have always been casual links between health and diet, and
epidemiological studies (studies of populations) have proven many of them
true. With the data from these studies, we have moved to the laboratory
and identified elements in plants that may benefit health, such as
The U.S. Department of Agriculture has acknowledged the possible
health benefits of plants in its dietary guidelines. The 1995 guidelines
say, “The antioxidant nutrients found in plant foods (vitamin C, carotene,
vitamin E, and the mineral selenium) are presently of great interest to
scientists and the public because of their potentially beneficial role in
reducing the risk of cancer and other chronic diseases.”
This all points to the importance of diet—what you eat can, and does,
affect your health.
Barley grass is one of the green grasses - the only vegetation on earth
that can supply sole nutritional support from birth to old age.
Agronomists place this ancient cereal grass as being cultivated as early
as 7000 B.C. probably in the dry lands of southwestern Asia. In the West,
barley grass was first known for the barley grain it produces; there is
written mention of the grain as early as 2800 B.C. in Babylon.
Before green grasses undergo the reproductive cycle that creates the
grains, they are in the grass stage, and the grasses contain about the
same vitamins and minerals as dark green vegetables. When grasses are
harvested at a young age, they have a different chemical makeup from their
adult counterparts. For example, wheat grass has 32 g of protein per 100
g. Wheat grass has about 23,000 International Unites (IUs) of vitamin A
per 100 g, while wheat flour has none. We can see then that the young
grasses offer us great nutrition.
Barley grass is considered the most nutritional of the green grasses.
After studying green plants for decades, Dr. Yoshihide Hagiwara, the
Barleygreen®, said, "It was clear to me, then, that the
leaves of the cereal grasses provide the nearest thing this planet offers
to the perfect food. For reasons of palatability, higher nutrient content,
and favorable harvesting features, green barley stands out as the best
Barleygreen® is an ideal product for increasing the benefits of your
diet. Extracted from the green leaves of young barley plants,
Barleygreen® is made through a patented process that ensures that taking
Barleygreen® is as close to eating raw barley grass as possible. In the patented
process, the juice is squeezed out of the barley grass and then spray
dried at low temperatures, ensuring that the plant enzymes remain active
and that the nutrients are protected. This means that when you use
Barleygreen®, you get a true juice: from a young plant, to a juice, to a
powder, to you.
Other green juice products on the market are not true juices. The
leaves are picked, but instead of being juiced, they are ground or milled.
This means that they have lost their enzymatic activity and that fiber
remains in the product. And although fiber is good for you in the right
circumstances, in this circumstance it is not: The small fibers can become
trapped in the villi of the intestine and cause distress. From a plant, to
a grind, to you. Never a juice.
Nutrients in Barley Grass
Barleygreen® provides you with the healthful nutrients found in barley
grass. Barley grass contains eighteen amino acids, including the eight
essential ones—that is, the amino acids that we must get from our diet.
The body cannot produce them itself.
Amino acids are the building blocks of proteins, which are the major
constituents of every cell and body fluid (except urine and bile) and are
necessary for the continual cell- building, cell regeneration, and energy
production that we need for life. An added benefit of the green barley
leaf proteins is that they are polypeptides—smaller proteins that can be
directly absorbed by the blood, where they promote cell metabolism (the
chemical changes that we need to live) and neutralize substances that are
bad for our health.
Enzymes, Vitamins, and Minerals
Green barley leaves contain a multitude of the body’s spark plugs,
enzymes. Enzymes are the catalysts for the body’s essential chemical
reactions and are responsible for our digestive processes, for providing
cellular energy, and for antioxidant effects.
Despite the importance of enzymes, most people do not get the enzymes they
need. This is because heat destroys enzymes, and most of our foods,
whether cooked at home or processed, are heated and the enzymes destroyed.
Dr. Yoshihide Hagiwara, the creator of
Barleygreen®, believes that there
may be thousands of active enzymes in green barley. This belief is based
on tests that use the enzyme superoxide dismutase (SOD) as a marker
enzyme. If the marker enzyme is found in an active state, it can be safely
assumed that other enzymes found in green grasses will also be in an
Green barley leaves also contain a wide spectrum of vitamins and
minerals. Among the vitamins are beta carotene
and five B vitamins, including vitamin B12 (which is often thought to come
only from animal sources). Barley grass also
contains folic acid and the antioxidant vitamins C and E. Minerals include
calcium, iron, magnesium, and phosphorus. A recent laboratory analysis on
green barley grass has turned up traces of more than 70 other minerals.
Green barley grass also contains chlorophyll. Chlorophyll has been
studied for its potential as a deodorant, in stimulating tissue growth,
and in stimulating red blood cells in connection with blood supply.
Perhaps most remarkable is the similarity between chlorophyll and the red
pigment in blood. Research in the 1940s demonstrated that the two pigments
react the same during breakdown.
According to an article in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute
(Jan. 4, 1995), chlorophyll fed to laboratory animals reduced absorption
of three dietary carcinogens: heterocyclic amines (found in cooked muscle
meats), polycyclic hydrocarbons (found in smoked and barbecued foods), and
aflatoxin (a mold on peanuts). The chlorophyll formed complex compounds
with the carcinogens while they were still in the digestive tract,
limiting their bioavailability. Chlorophyll has also been found to be
beneficial in the treatment of calcium oxalate stone disease; to reduce
fecal, urinary, and body odor in geriatric patients; and to accelerate
Alkalinity and More
Green barley grass has a high alkalizing effect, which helps balance
the ratio between acidity and alkalinity in our body fluids. Our cells
cannot adequately function if the body’s pH (which measures acidity and
alkalinity) does not fall within a narrow range. Most processed foods are
acidic, and when we consume too many of them, the body’s
acidity-alkalinity balance is upset.
Green barley grass contains buffer minerals such as sodium, potassium,
calcium, and magnesium. Buffer minerals neutralize acidic materials and
can help the body maintain a healthy acidity-alkalinity balance.
Recently, research has unveiled many other possible benefits of green
barley leaves. A new antioxidant, 2”-0- glycosylisovitexin (2”-0-GIV),
has been isolated and reported to have antioxidant activity equal to or
superior to vitamin E.
Barleygreen®: A Total Food
Barleygreen® captures the nutrients in green barley grass and its power
is found in the combination of these nutrients.
Barleygreen® is a whole
food concentrate; that is, it is as close to its natural state as possible
and, thus, supplies the nutrients in a natural proportion. As Dr. Hagiwara
has said, “Barleygreen® should not be recognized by discussing the amount
of its vitamins and minerals. The era of focusing on a single vitamin or
mineral is gone … much more attention is being focused on biological
phenomenon.” When you use Barleygreen®, you increase the benefits
of your diet.
Constituents of Green Barley Leaf Extract
|Protein 12.7 g/100 g
||Carbohydrates 71.0 g/100 g
||Fat 3.0 g/100 g
||Fatty acid oxidase
of more than 50 other minerals
* Some United States Chemical associations
recognize only 13 vitamins. However, the International Union of Pure and
Applied Chemistry (from the International Union of Biochemistry) has
identified 19 vitamins, and the Japanese Vitamin Academic Society has
identified 17 vitamins.
** Vitamin P and Vitamin F are considered citrus
bioflavonoids and essential unsaturated fatty acids, respectively. Vitamin
B12 is generally believed to come only from animal sources; however,
independent analyses from Irvine Analytical Laboratories, as well as from
the Resource Research Association, Office of Science and Technology, and
Japan food Analysis Center, indicate that green barley leaves contain B12.
*** There is not a standard method to analyze enzyme
activities. Superoxide dismutase (SOD) has been used to measure enzyme
activities. Lab analyzes indicate that green barley extract contains
active SOD. The presence of active SOD in green barley extract may
indicate that other common green grass enzymes are found in active
How to use
- Take 1 tsp (3 g) of powder, or 5 caplets, 2 times a day. Mix with
water or juice. Many people begin with ½ tsp. (1.5 g) or 2 caplets
each day and increase gradually every 4 to 5 days.
- Young children begin with ¼ tsp or 1 caplet each day and gradually
increase to 1 tsp (3 g) or 5 caplets each day. Crush the caplets if
- Teens often increase their servings up to 2 tsp (6 g) or 10 caplets
- Athletes and others dealing with large amounts of stress often take
larger amounts; sometimes as many as 6 tsp. (54 g) or 90 caplets each
day. When taking larger amounts, it is best to take
Barleygreen® 3 or more times each day.
Barleygreen® delivers the maximum benefits when taken on an
empty stomach, which means 30 minutes before or two hours after a
meal. However, there will still be some benefit no matter when you
Barleygreen®. (Some people enjoy putting
Barleygreen® in vegetable
dips, or on top of applesauce, etc.)
- The best results will come from placing
Barleygreen® dry under the
tongue. Much of it will then be absorbed through he mucous membrane
directly into the bloodstream. However, most people enjoy their
BarleyLife in purified water or their favorite juice.
Barleygreen® immediately after mixing it in a liquid, since
mixing it activates the nutrients. They begin to deteriorate within 30
- It is not recommended to take
Barleygreen® in any of the following:
cranberry or prune juice, any carbonated drinks, or any hot drinks.
You may take
Barleygreen® with other AIM Products. Take Herbal
Fiberblend 1 hour before or 30 minutes after taking
- You may use more or less depending on your or a health
practitioner’s assessment of your nutritional needs.
- Shelf life is 3 years, unopened. Store in a dark, dry place. Do not
- It is important not to use or store wet spoons in the jar.
- When in extreme temperatures (either hot or cold), it is bet to
Barleygreen® in an ice chest or some other protective
place. (The powder is much more stable than the juice; however, being
in a closed car in Texas or an open garage in Alberta for extended
periods of time during certain seasons could result in product damage.
Questions & Answers
What is the difference between Barleygreen® powder and caplets?
There is no difference; the caplets are made from the powder. some people
feel that the caplets are more convenient, or prefer not to
"taste" the juice.
What are the nutrient levels?
The amount of nutrients in
Barleygreen® is roughly the same as the amount
of nutrients found in the barley plant and kelp. We do not
Barleygreen® with synthetic nutrients. We believe
"mega amounts" of nutrients are not revelant to
Barleygreen®. Barleygreen® contains nutrients as they are produced in nature. We
believe this is superior to synthetic nutrients.
What is the difference between Barleygreen® with and without
The amount of kelp in
Barleygreen®, although small, has a dramatic effect
on the product. Kelp is a densely nutritious food, which adds more
vitamins and minerals to
What is maltodextrin?
Maltodextrin is a natural, complex carbohydrate. It is not a simple sugar
(dextrose, fructose, sucrose, table sugar, corn syrup, etc.) and does not
behave like a simple sugar. It can be derived from potato or corn starch,
and its starch component frees glucose across the human intestinal barrier
in a time-release fashion over several hours. No steep rise or fall of
blood sugar results.
Maltodexrin is used to help stabilize and protect
Barleygreen®. When the
maltodextrin is sprayed onto
Barleygreen®, it forms a protective shield
around the fragile nutrients. This shield is "broken" when you
add a liquid and drink the product.
How is Barleygreen® processed?
The barley used for
Barleygreen® is grown without using any chemical
pesticides, herbicides, or fertilizers. The plants are harvested when the
leaves contain the widest spectrum of nutrients, and a patented,
low-temperature processing is used to convert the barley grass into
Can I take Barleygreen® while taking medication?
As long as your health practitioner has not forbidden you to eat salads or
green vegetables, you can use
I started taking Barleygreen® and I feel worse. Why?
When you make a change in your diet, your body often goes through a
cleaning known as detoxification. This can manifest itself in fatigue,
rashes, and headaches. It is your body flushing out toxins.
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|10.5 oz/Family size
|7 oz. w/o kelp
|Japanese 7 oz w/kelp
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