FAQ

 

Frequently Asked Questions

 Q1. What is Wheatgrass?

Wheatgrass is the young, farm-grown wheat plant, harvested during the pre-jointing stage when the plant is at its nutritional peak. The water in the grass is immediately removed (dehydrated) to preserve nutrients then the wheatgrass is stored as a compressed pellet in cold storage to preserve freshness.

 

Q2. What does wheatgrass taste like?

As with any food or beverage, some people love wheatgrass juice while others are not incredibly fond of the taste. The taste of wheatgrass  is often compared to the taste of spinach or other dark green veggies.

 

Q3. What is the recommended dosage (daily servings) of wheatgrass per day?

The average dosage taken by customers is 3.- 6 gramsa day. This dosage packs an amount of vitamins and minerals that is comparable to the 3 cups of green leafy vegetables the USDA recommends each day.

Many of our customers consume any where from 1-2 tablespoons of powder daily. For detoxification, some users may increase their intake to twice daily. 1 tablespoon of powder can be mixed with the liquid of your choice.

Consuming minimum 1 to 2 tsp. (One Tsp. = approx 3 g) of Wheatgrass Powder is recommended to achieve satisfactory results. Healthy people can also take one spoon in the morning for a month for rejuvenation. This course should be repeated every six months in order to overcome nutrition deficiencies and help to maintain good health. Positive results are experienced within a week of starting the Wheatgrass Powder.

 

Q4. Does Wheatgrass have historical references?

The use of Wheatgrass for its therapeutic value is existent since ancient time. Hindus offer ‘Durva’ (green grass) to the elephant God Ganesh and grow Wheatgrass to worship for nine days during ‘Navratri’ (Laxmi festival) every year.

 

Dr. Ann Wigmore has mentioned the Biblical story about Babylonian King Nebuchadnezzar who spent seven years, insane, living like a wild animal eating the grass of the fields and got cured.


The common observation that dogs and cats nibble on grass, presumably when ill, strengthens our belief in the healing power of grass.

 

Q5. What is the best time to drink wheatgrass juice or take a wheatgrass supplement?

Although wheatgrass can be consumed at any time, it is recommended on an empty stomach about an hour before eating. This allows the body to completely absorb the wheatgrass juice and take full advantage of its benefits without competing with other foods in your system. Wheatgrass is also a natural appetite suppressant; consuming it before meals helps many people eat less and still feel full.
Some people take wheatgrass supplement in the afternoon to provide a natural boost of energy, and others do so right before bed. 

 

 

Q6.How is Wheatgrass as compared to Ordinary grass and other supplements?  

                      
Wheatgrass is grown through a process called sprouting. Sprouts are ‘complete food’ as they contain all the essential dietary nutrients along with the enzymes to help assimilate them. Dr. G. H. Earp-Thomas, celebrated American scientist and dietician, isolated over hundred elements from Wheatgrass and reached to the conclusion that Wheatgrass is the best of all grass and that it is a complete food in itself.

 

Compared to Wheatgrass, other green-leafy vegetables are less beneficial and palatable in natural form. Wheatgrass Powder is an innocent natural food, which works as a health enhancer due to its highly balanced nutritional value.

 

Artificially formulated supplements may contain some nutrients in excess and deficiency of other nutrients (Enzymes and Amino Acids) which act as ‘catalyst’ in their absorption. This may results in wastage of many beneficial nutrients. Wheatgrass is naturally better than synthetic vitamins and supplements.

 

Q7.  How can I get the benefits of wheatgrass if I don’t like the taste?

If you do not like the taste of wheatgrass but you want to enjoy its multiple health benefits, you can blend it with other fruit or vegetable juices, mix it into a smoothie, or take a wheatgrass supplement instead.

 

Q8.  Does the Wheatgrass Powder contain all the nutrition available in Fresh Wheatgrass?


Consumption of Wheatgrass Powder is more convenient than fresh Wheatgrass juice. Wheatgrass Powder is obtained by dehydrating fresh Wheatgrass indoors (naturally) and then grinded into fine Powder. Utmost care is taken to avoid heating and friction, which may evaporate or reduce the important nutrients. Maximize nutrients including dietary fiber are thus retained in Wheatgrass Powder.

 

Q9.Are there any side effects after taking Wheatgrass Powder?

Drinking wheatgrass or taking a wheatgrass supplement is similar to eating other dark green vegetables. The living enzymes, chlorophyll, vitamins, and minerals can produce a detoxifying, or cleansing effect on the body because the nutrients in green vegetables can release toxins that have been stored in blood and fat cells. Depending on your current physical health and your dietary habits, this may cause increased bowel movements and mild headaches.

 

Q10. What is a wheatgrass supplement?

A wheatgrass supplement is an easy and convenient way to enjoy the benefits of drinking organic wheatgrass without hassle. A wheatgrass supplement is also a suitable alternative for people who do not like the taste of fresh wheatgrass juice. Wheatgrass supplements are typically available in powder, pill and capsule form.

 

Q11.How does dehydrated wheatgrass compare to wheatgrass juice?

Dehydrated wheatgrass contains more concentrated nutrition than wheatgrass juice. The juice is grown in trays versus our harvest that is grown outside in direct sunlight. 

 

 

Q12. How to benefit more with Wheatgrass Powder?

Highly rewarding results are observed when Wheatgrass Powder therapy is assisted with proper diet, exercises and healthy environment. Naturopathy diet plans for a few prominent health problems such as Cancer, Diabetes, Heart diseases, Obesity, Weight gain, Acidity, Thalassemia, Anemia & Piles etc.

 

Q13. A lot of wheatgrass supplements are labeled as “organic.” What does this mean?

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) sets strict national standards on how any food product must be grown, harvested, prepared and packaged before it is allowed to wear the USDA Organic Seal. A wheatgrass supplement that is 100% USDA organic must be grown from organic seeds in organic soil. In addition, the farmland must have had at least three years with zero use of non-organic fertilizers or pesticides. Many non-organic wheatgrass products do not even begin to meet these high standards.

 

Q14. Can Wheatgrass Powder be given to children? 

Wheatgrass Powder is absolutely safe and beneficial to children above 2 years age. It   should be given in small quantities (1/4 spoon) and slowly increased to 1 spoon daily. A little honey can be added for taste or it can be mixed with their food items but not with milk.

 

Q15. Is Wheatgrass Powder as effective as Wheatgrass juice?

Wheatgrass in Powder form is most convenient, economical & efficient even more than the traditionally known fresh Wheatgrass Juice as follows:

o            Shelf Life: Fresh Wheatgrass powder has shelf life of 8 -10 months.

o            Wheatgrass Powder   completely retained the fibers. This dietary fiber creates miracles to maintain health as it expands on mixing with water & adds bulk to the food in digestion system. Dietary fiber helps prevent constipation, improves bowel movement, helps flush out toxins, reduces cholesterol & control blood sugar level.

o            Beneficial nutrients of fresh Wheatgrass along with Chlorophyll are retained in Powder due to the natural climate at our farm & refined manufacturing technique.

o            Concentration is assured as 1 spoon Powder (3 g) = 30 gfresh Wheatgrass.

o            Economical as 1 bottle of 100 gWheatgrass Powder gives 30 glass serving & costs less.

 

Q16. How does Wheatgrass Powder help in weight management?

Wheatgrass Powder is a natural, safe and extremely potent aid in weight loss. It works by suppressing appetite, stimulating metabolism, circulation and helps loose weight in inches and kgs. Diet has to be reduced to achieve weight loss and it may cause nutrition deficiencies.


Many people experience fatigue and craving to eat more at this stage. Wheatgrass Powder helps overcome nutrition deficiency and to avoid any side effects. For weight gain, Wheatgrass Powder helps by improving digestion, activating body cells, increasing appetite, improves skin and muscle tone and as an energy booster. Incase of weight loss / weight gain, the intake of Wheatgrass Powder is the same but the accompanying diet is different as follows:

 

Weight loss- Diet should contain more of vegetables, soups, sprouts, green salads, fruits, juices, dry fruits, etc. Items such as milk, sweets, ghee, butter, rice, non-veg, alcohol, etc, should be avoided.   
Weight gain – Diet should contain more of vegetables, fruits, juices, honey, milk, dry fruits, ghee, porridge, salads, brown rice, soups, Jaggery-sweetened milk at night, etc., 

 

Q17. How does Wheatgrass Powder help combat so many diseases?

Our body has the inbuilt capacity to heal itself if provided with proper nutrition, exercise & environment. Wheatgrass contains more than 141 beneficial substances in naturally balanced form. Artificially formulated nutrition products may contain some nutrients in excess & some insufficient.   Amino acids & Enzymes are required to assimilate the food & help the cells absorb the nutrients. Their deficiency makes the nutrients go waste. Wheatgrass contains 19 of the known Amino acids including 9 EAA (essential amino acids), which our body cannot make from our foods. Proteins are made up of amino acids.

The balanced nutrients contained in Wheatgrass thus help combat various health problems by overcoming nutrition deficiencies.  In fact, we have observed that when Wheatgrass Powder is taken to help combat a particular health problem, it has helped overcome other co-related problems. 

Q18. How long does it take to notice the benefits of wheatgrass juice?

Many people report feeling a natural energy boost within twenty minutes of taking wheatgrass or taking a wheatgrass supplement, but this can vary from person to person. Other people notice improvements within two to three days, but it may take up to two weeks to begin noticing other changes from the wheatgrass. It all depends on the individuals diet, medication they may be taking etc.

 

Q19. Should I take wheatgrass on an empty stomach or after a meal?

Most literature suggests that taking your daily doses on an empty stomach is the most effective way to maximize all the nutrients that are included in organic wheatgrass. Try taking your doses on an empty stomach and if you experience any discomfort, adjust your timing to after meals.

 

Q20.  I’m allergic to wheat. Can I still drink wheatgrass juice or take a wheatgrass supplement?

If you are allergic to wheat, 99 times out of 100 it's because you are allergic to gluten. Gluten is only formed in the actual wheat grain and wheatgrass is harvested and cut before the wheat grass develops a seed head, which means that wheatgrass powder is gluten free. In fact we have many customers who have severe gluten allergies taking Wheat Grass with no issues.

 

Q21.Does the taste of Wheatgrass Powder varies over time and what is expiry?  


Wheatgrass Powder is an Organic product obtained from naturally grown Wheatgrass. No artificial flavor, colour or preservative is added. The taste and colour may vary slightly as per season.  Generally, winter batches are sweeter in taste than rainy season batches. The natural growth process cannot be tampered with and this does not affect the quality of the product.  

Fresh batch Wheatgrass Powder is seal packed in food grade plastic bottles and given to distributors. Powder manufacturing is done daily in quantities as per market projections. Over stocking is avoided. The Powder is best before 10  months from date of packaging. We recommend it to be consumed within 6 weeks after the packing seal is removed.

 

Q22. Can I take wheatgrass during my pregnancy ?

Wheatgrass is great for prenatal care as it provides the body with nutrients like antioxidants, chlorophyll and folic acid. While we have many customers that have taken wheatgrass before, during and after pregnancy, you should double-check with your physician and make sure you are not taking more than the recommended dosage.