Much like its better known cousin Wheatgrass, Barley Grass offers us a comprehensive range of antioxidants and vitamins as well as cleansing Chlorophyll to flush out our systems. By packaging it in this easy to take capsule, Swanson have cut out the need for unpalatable powders and given us the chance to enjoy this wonder of nature, hassle free.
When we hear of Barley, we tend to think of lush fields, sprawled across the British countryside. The surprising truth of its origins actually tell of an altogether different and more exotic past. Originating in Ethiopia and South East Asia, it has been grown and farmed for over 10,000 years worldwide.
Initially used for both human and animal consumption, it began to gain notoriety when it was used to make alcohol. So ancient is the practice that the original recipes for Barley wine dates back to 2800 BC in Babylon.
Essentially a member of the common grass family, the Hordeum vulgare L plant has represented a major source of nutrition for the human race for thousands of years with perhaps the most famous use of barley having been initialised by the Greeks bread! In fact, the Romans even named their finest athletes after the cereal, 'Hordearii', which means 'those who eat barley'.
Today though, Barley production is predictably high. The world's major barley cultivators are United States, Canada, Russia, France, Germany and Spain. With barley accounting for one fourth of the world's cereal production.
So why eat the grass before it offers the grain? Certainly, the grain has long been utilised for its nutritional value but like anything, Barley Grass has to be prepared to grow that grain and the nutrients it harbours in its 'plant' are a veritable arsenal of healthy gifts, gifts that we humans can enjoy just as much.
So you've already got Wheatgrass in your diet, why do you need Barleygrass? Chances are that you don't, they both have very similar nutritive profiles. The only major difference is that Barley grass, unlike Wheatgrass, is gluten free.
We are fortunate enough to live in a world where the ongoing potential perils of gluten are beginning to become more clear to us. To some of us, avoiding gluten is not just a question of choice, it has become a question of necessity.
Swanson GreenFoods Barley Grass offers an incredibly healthy alternative to Wheatgrass, so much that some people actually believe it to be a superior option.
To be used as dietary supplement. Take two tablets only once per day with water.
Other ingredients: Silica, Stearic acid, croscarmellose, chlorophyll and magnesium stearate.
If you are currently on another medication, or have any other medical, allergic or pre-existing complications that may interfere with this supplement PLEASE seek medical advice from a physician before use.
Keep out of reach of children.
Do not exceed the recommended dose.
Do not take if the outer seal is broken or damaged upon purchase.