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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What will BarleyGreen® do for me?
Not only does Barleygreen® increase energy levels and mental alertness, it regulates blood sugar levels, reduces infection and helps to manage chronic conditions such as diabetes. It supports your immune system, lowers cholesterol, acts as an anti-inflammatory and protects your body from free radicals. Barleygreen® improves skin tone and the condition of your hair and nails. Simply put, this wonder food optimizes your health and improves your appearance.
What’s in BarleyGreen®?
It contains 18 amino acids, including eight essential ones that the body is unable to manufacture itself. Amino acids, the building blocks of protein and the major constituents of every cell and most body fluids, are crucial to cell building and regeneration, neutralizing toxins and supplying the energy we need to live. Green barley leaves are packed with antioxidant vitamins, minerals and, most importantly, chlorophyll. Chlorophyll stimulates tissue growth and red blood cells, reducing the absorption of dietary carcinogens and accelerating healing. Green barley grass contains buffer minerals such as sodium, potassium, calcium and magnesium. These minerals neutralise acidity, enabling your body to maintain a healthy acid-alkaline balance.
What makes BarleyGreen® different?
The juice is extracted from tender young organically grown barley leaves and spray dried at low temperatures to ensure that the enzymes and nutrients remain active (This process is patented, so it can't be replicated ). This is very different to other products that use ground barley leaves. Ground leaves compromise nutrition and may even cause intestinal blockages.
How do I take BarleyGreen®?
BarleyGreen® is best taken on an empty stomach, either 20 minutes before a meal or 2 hours after so that its nutrients can be assimilated easily without the presence of other food. Mix 1 tablespoon (6g) with 6oz. of water or your favorite juice. Make sure you use either cold or room temperature liquid, as hot liquid will break down the vital live natural enzymes.
Is BarleyGreen® organic?
Yes, it is certified organic.
Is it okay to take multi-vitamins with BarleyGreen®?
Yes, you can continue taking multivitamins while taking BarleyGreen®. BarleyGreen® is a whole food product which is derived from fresh barley grass and will not interfere with your multivitamins. In fact, the enzymes and phytochemicals in BarleyGreen® can assist with the assimilation of multivitamins.
What is the recommended dosage?
For children under 5 years old: ¼ to ½ teaspoon per serving
For older children: ½ to 1 teaspoon per serving
For teens and adults: 1 tablespoon per serving
Can I overdose on BarleyGreen®?
No, BarleyGreen® is a whole food derived from freshly squeezed barley grass. You can’t overdose on BarleyGreen®. It is equivalent to eating more fresh green vegetables.
Is BarleyGreen® good for losing weight?
Yes. BarleyGreen® has only 20 calories per serving and has an abundance of nutrients. If you are in a weight loss program, your body will benefit by taking BarleyGreen®. It provides vitamins, minerals, amino acids, enzymes, and proteins, minus fat and with practically no calories.
Who is Dr. Yoshihide Hagiwara?
Yoshihide Hagiwara, M.D., is the pioneer, founder and developer of the world’s most popular green juice drink, BarleyGreen®. Dr. Hagiwara is a world-renowned research pharmacologist, inventor, and entrepreneur who discovered firsthand that achieving and maintaining optimal health requires balanced whole food nutrition. Years ago, he became aware of the problems caused by modern medicine’s use of synthetic drugs and chemicals and vowed to dedicate his skills to finding the “perfect natural food”. After years of research on over 150 types of plants, he found that “young barley grass is one of the most nutritionally balanced foods in nature”. In order to capture and protect the delicate nutrients and enzymes in freshly harvested young barley grass, he developed a unique juice extraction and spray-dry process that earned him Japan’s prestigious Science and Technology Award. Dr. Hagiwara has dedicated his career to perfecting the ideal whole food supplement that has helped millions of people and regain their health to this day.
What are enzymes good for?
Our bodies use enzymes for everything ranging from digestion to regulating hormone production. Without them our cells could not function. Even though our bodies contain many enzymes, most food we eat are processed and cooked which renders them virtually devoid of all enzymes. Our bodies can obtain enzymes from raw, fresh vegetables. BarleyGreen® is a source of hundreds of live enzymes which our bodies can readily absorb.
How do you protect the enzymes?
We protect our enzymes in two ways. First, we make sure that we do not raise the temperature over that of body heat in our processing. This prevents the enzymes from being damaged or "denatured." Secondly, Dr. Hagiwara discovered that maltodextrin, a complex carbohydrate derived from starch, protects the enzymes at a molecular level, preventing them from breaking down and becoming oxidized. The end result is that BarleyGreen® has hundreds of active enzymes equivalent to what would be found in fresh barley juice.
Is it safe to consume the maltodextrin in BarleyGreen® if I am diabetic?
Maltodextrin is a complex carbohydrate, not a simple sugar. It releases energy slowly and will not raise sugar levels. BarleyGreen® does not contain any simple sugars. However, as with any medical condition, we recommend that you consult your doctor or health care practitioner.
Can I use BarleyGreen® as a meal replacement?
Even though BarleyGreen® is abundant in nutrients, it is not intended to be a meal replacement. It should be considered a health supplement and as part of the overall diet.
Can I take BarleyGreen® with other healthy products?
Absolutely. Many people mix healthy products together into one drink.
Is maltodextrin bad?
No, actually it is the maltodextrin that makes our product so special. Dr. Hagiwara selected it after years of research because he discovered that he was able to protect enzymes at the molecular level by adding maltodextrin to the barley juice. In addition, it isn’t a simple sugar or filler but a complex carbohydrate that has a slow energy release, making it ideal for people who are concerned with elevating their blood sugar levels. The maltodextrin in our products comes from tapioca.
BarleyGreen® makes me feel so energetic. Does it contain any caffeine?
No. BarleyGreen® is made from barley juice extract and contains no caffeine. BarleyGreen® is very nutritious and provides your body with raw materials that can be converted into energy naturally— unlike caffeine which simply gives one a temporary energy lift.
Does BarleyGreen® contain sugar?
BarleyGreen® does not contain any simple sugars or sweeteners.
How many carbohydrates does BarleyGreen® contain?
In a 6-gram serving, there are 4 grams of total carbohydrates.
What is the shelf life of BarleyGreen®?
BarleyGreen® has a shelf life of 3 years.
Will I have an allergic reaction to the barley in BarleyGreen®?
No. The powdered juice is taken from the leaves. It is the gluten content in corn, wheat, and barley grain which causes allergies. None of the ingredients in BarleyGreen® contain gluten.
Will BarleyGreen® stay fresh after opening?
Yes. The maltodextrin acts as a protective carrier to keep the barley grass from oxidizing or spoiling, which preserves the integrity of these elements until dissolved and released in liquid. It is best to use up the BarleyGreen® as quickly as possible after opening.
Why is BarleyGreen® so green?
The "green" is from chlorophyll. Barley grass has one of the highest, natural, rich chlorophyll content of all the green vegetables. In fact, Barley Grass has 66 times more chlorophyll than spinach.
How many calories are there in BarleyGreen®?
BarleyGreen® has 20 calories per serving.
What are antioxidants? What do they do?
Antioxidants are properties in certain nutrients which have been proven by research to help defend against "free radicals." Free radicals are unstable molecules which may cause chemical reactions thought to be responsible for damaging cells, thus causing them to function improperly. The result may be diseases such as cancer, arthritis, heart disease, and many others. Antioxidants neutralize these free radicals and thus help to preserve our body’s cells.
If I take BarleyGreen®, should I also take other supplements?
Yes, if desired. BarleyGreen® provides all the whole food goodness you need provided you eat nutritious meals. Each individual should consider his or her own body and its needs and supplement accordingly.
Can I use BarleyGreen® as a prenatal supplement?
Yes, BarleyGreen® provides such a rich balance of all the nutrients that it is equivalent to a whole salad of dark green vegetables. Forty-five percent of its weight is in polypeptide (lightweight) proteins. It is excellent for you and your unborn baby.
Where should I store BarleyGreen®?
As BarleyGreen® should be kept away from moisture and sunlight, it should be stored in its own jar in your cupboard with the lid fastened securely. We do not recommend storing BarleyGreen® in the refrigerator where condensation could cause nutrients to oxidize and break down.
Will BarleyGreen® cause stomach upset?
No, BarleyGreen® is mildly alkaline, which pH balances the acidic stomach juices. This can aid in settling the stomach.
What does the chlorophyll in BarleyGreen® do?
The chlorophyll in BarleyGreen® is a natural detoxifier and rids the intestines of stored toxins. Because it is a natural detoxifier, it also aids in reducing bad breath.
Is there a difference in the chlorophyll you buy as a supplement versus chlorophyll you obtain from natural sources like BarleyGreen®?
Yes. It is impossible to isolate naturally occurring chlorophyll. Therefore, those supplements containing chlorophyll are not in the same form as one finds in live plants. BarleyGreen® is an excellent way to obtain chlorophyll in its natural state.
Can I use BarleyGreen® for fasting?
Yes, BarleyGreen® is the perfect "food" for fasting. The protein content and complex carbohydrates provide stamina and energy for the body’s systems.
What does a detoxifier do and how might this affect me?
A detoxifier "leaches" the toxins that have been stored within the body by releasing them into the fluid stores of the body (blood, urine, perspiration, etc.). When detoxifying, you should drink plenty of water to dilute the released toxins for elimination. You may experience gas bubbles, skin rash, itchiness, and muscle tightness, which are all signs of toxins exiting the body. After one to two weeks, the system should be cleansed and the skin and internal body should look and feel great!
Can I make up a large amount of BarleyGreen® and keep it in the refrigerator?
No. Live nutrients are released when BarleyGreen® is mixed with the proper liquids and should be taken no more than 20 minutes or so after preparation. When live nutrients are no longer protected either by fiber or by maltodextrin, they will begin to oxidize and "die." BarleyGreen® should be taken immediately after preparation in order to receive the maximum amount of nutritional benefit.
Will taking BarleyGreen® after or with meals hinder its effectiveness?
You can drink BarleyGreen® anytime, but we suggest you take it alone so that your body can assimilate the full benefits of its properties quickly and easily without other foods being present that may slow down this process.
If I take other supplements along with BarleyGreen®, will I overdose on vitamins?
No, BarleyGreen® is a whole food extract and as such is compatible with any supplements you are taking. Generally, whole foods do not contain excessive amounts of any particular nutrient. However, individuals should consider their needs for supplements accordingly.
Will BarleyGreen® cause diarrhea or constipation?
BarleyGreen® will help rebuild healthy intestinal flora and therefore may have a positive effect on regularity and gas. BarleyGreen® has traditionally been used to promote regular bowel movement and does not cause constipation.
Is BarleyGreen® safe to take if I have kidney problems?
We know of no reason not to, but always check with a health practitioner regarding medical conditions.
Where in the digestive tract is BarleyGreen® assimilated?
Assimilation begins in the mouth, and continues in the esophagus, stomach, and intestines, i.e. all along the entire gastrointestinal tract.
How fast should I drink BarleyGreen®?
We recommend that you sip BarleyGreen® in order to increase absorption by mouth, esophagus and the entire gastrointestinal tract.