More On Jade Greezymes – So HealthyAugust 26, 2010 at 10:21 am | Posted in Nutrition, Wellness Industry, Wellness Product Reviews | 1 Comment
Tags: Amino acid, barley grass, Essential amino acid, Fatty acid, health, Nikken Jade Greenzymes, Nutrient, Nutrition, organic green barley, Protein, Vitamin
With more and more people committed to taking charge of their health, the wellness industry or market is growing quickly. The primary ingredient of Nikken’s organic Jade Greenzymes is barley grass. Here is some additional information about the health benefits of barley grass.
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Focus on Barley Grass
Barley grass is ranked among the top five herbal supplements in the health and natural foods industry in 2009 by the market research firm SPINS. Touted as “nature’s perfect food,” barley grass is high in antioxidant and nutrient content—an ounce of barley grass contains more naturally occurring nutrients than in an ounce of green vegetables. Although nutrient values vary based on harvesting and processing techniques, barley grass is known to contain at least trace amounts of protein, calcium, iron, potassium, vitamins A, B1, B2, folic acid, B12, C and chlorophyll. In addition, barley grass is rich in natural enzymes, which play an important role in many biological functions: they oxidize fatty acids, break down ingested compounds for easy absorption, help eliminate waste and support healthy tissues.
Unlike most plants, barley grass provides all nine essential amino acids (those which your body can’t produce and therefore must be obtained from food). Amino acids are the chemical units or “building blocks” of the body that make up proteins. Protein substances make up the muscles, tendons, organs, glands, nails, and hair. Growth, repair and maintenance of all cells are dependent upon amino acids. Barley grass is truly a gift from nature.
“Barley Grass”, by Betsy Block, NATURAL HEALTH Magazine – Oct 1999