Saturday, November 10, 2007
BARLEY GRASS'S SCIENTIFIC PROOFS
Over the last 20 years, consumers have numerous benefits from daily consumption of barley grass including:
. Increased energy levels;
. Better looking skin, hair & nails;
. Reduced sensitivity to allergens.
And now, clinical researches show that barley grass:
1. Boosts Cardiovascular Health:
Barley grass reduces oxidation of LDL(bad cholesterol), thus assists in prevention of arteriosclerosis.
The flavonoid 2"-O-glycosylisovitexin (2"-O-GIV), found only in young barley grass is 500 times more effective in preventing the UV-induced oxidation of skin lipids as well as oxidation of fatty acids caused by hydroxyl radicals in the blood.
Antioxidant actions of barley grass demonstrated significant reduction in the oxidation of low density lipoprotein(LDL) in the blood of patients with type 2 diabetes who consumed 15 grams of powdered young barley grass juice daily for 4 weeks compared to controls.
2. Helps in Detoxification:
Barley grass eliminates pesticides and food preservatives. Transforms non-organic food to "organic" food.
Laboratory research has demonstrated that young barley grass juice effectively degrades six organophosphorus widely used pesticides; i.e. malathion,chlorpyrifos, guthion, diazinon, methidathion, and parathion 5. Incubation of the individual pesticides with 15% solution of young barley grass juice resulted in the complete breakdown of malathion and chlorpyrifos along with a significant degradation of parathion, diazinon, guthion, and methidathion.
3. Enhances Immunity.
Barley grass increases white blood cells to protect body from infection.
Young barley grass juice contains vitamin E succinate that increases production of growth hormone and prolactin and may enhance the immune system by increasing the white blood cells.