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What's in The Real Thing grass supplements?
There are no two ways about it: some grasses are greener than others. And The Real Thing grass supplements are among the greenest around. They’re ultra-pure, additive-free, 100% organic and bursting with easily absorbed nutrients that fuel your body’s health-promoting furnace.
The Real Thing really does keep things real. Every step in the cultivation and processing of our grass supplements supports this health-enhancing end. Firstly, we’re committed to sourcing only the purest and most nutritious health foods that the Earth can provide. And The Real Thing cereal grasses are no exception. All our organic farm-grown grasses are planted in rich, volcanic soil. They’re fed by sunlight, fresh air and sparkling mineral springs, and are only harvested when they reach the pinnacle of nutrition. That’s why these super supplements are pesticide- and poison-free. Plus they’re packed with vitamins, minerals and antioxidants.
FACT: Because The Real Thing’s grasses are farm-grown (as apposed to the more conventional, tray-grown method), they can lay down deep roots that take up more nutrients and minerals – which are then absorbed by you.
In fact, The Real Thing Wheat Grass and Barley Grass, as well as The Real Thing Barley Grass Juice Powder, are so pure and potent that they're 33 times more nutrient-concentrated than the wheat or barley grass plants themselves. This means you need 33 kg of actual wheat and barley grass to get the nutrients found in 1 kg of these supplements!
These nutrients include:
•Light-weight vegetarian protein
•A wide spectrum of vitamins and minerals, including beta-carotene, vitamin K, vitamin C, the B vitamins, folic acid, calcium and iron
•Antioxidants and digestive enzymes that help counter the ageing process
•Alkaline protection to help normalise the body’s pH and counter toxic acid build-up
•Chlorophyll, a potent antioxidant that’s very similar in structure to the haemoglobin molecule. It's been shown to have anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, red blood cell-boosting and healing-promoting properties.
GUTSY GRASSES. Because they contain wholesome whole-leaf powder, The Real Thing Wheat and Barley Grass supplements are ideal for individuals with gastrointestinal conditions, or for those who require a high-fibre diet.
The potency is in the purity
In the 1960s, American health educator and raw-food advocate, Ann Wigmore, stirred up a supplement trend by using wheat grass to help cure her own intractable colitis. She went on to form the famous Hippocrates Health Institute in Florida, treating various conditions using large amounts of fresh wheat grass juice.
Then, in the late 1980s, Japanese scientist, Dr Yoshida Hagiwara, first drew attention to barley grass juice powder and pioneered a drying method for barley grass plants using a binding agent called maltodextrin. For years this was the only available method. To this day most cereal grass supplements contain maltodextrin, or bulking agents like kelp or brown rice. But the truth is, these additives "dilute" the nutritious goodness of the cereal grass itself.
FACT: Unlike other grass supplements The Real Thing Wheat Grass, Barley Grass and Barley Grass Juice Powder are organic, totally pure and undiluted by bulking agents like maltodextrin, kelp and brown rice, or additives of any kind.
Because The Real Thing’s grass supplements are produced with total purity in mind, they contain no fillers, binders, bulking agents, preservatives, flavourants or colourants that could compromise their nutritional value. They’re totally pure and therefore, maximally nutritious.
Who needs The Real Thing grass supplements?
Basically, everyone. According to a 2004 AC Nielsen poll conducted in the US, over 85% of people don’t eat the recommended daily amount of fresh fruit and vegetables. This means we’re keeping ourselves in a nutritionally deprived state.
A bank of research suggests that an everyday dose of green vegetables helps to boost health by increasing energy and mental focus and reducing the incidence of infections and chronic conditions like diabetes and cancer. That’s why super-greens like The Real Thing Wheat and Barley Grass will benefit anyone and everyone.
FACT: Dietary guidelines released in the US in 2005 say the average adult should be eating 200 to 300% more dark green vegetables. Why? Because greens contain minerals that help maintain healthy blood pressure and blood sugar levels, as well beta-carotene and other carotenoid antioxidants thought to play a role in blocking the early stages of cancer.
In addition to bringing nutritional balance, The Real Thing Wheat and Barley Grass powders ensure dramatic digestive benefits. After picking, the entire grass plant is dried and milled into a powder, so the resultant supplement contains both the plant’s nutritious juice and its digestion-enhancing, insoluble fibre. This makes these whole-leaf supplements ideal for individuals with gastrointestinal conditions, or for those requiring a high-fibre diet.
PICK THE PERFECT GRASS FOR YOU
Take your pick from our spread of three sumptuous cereal grass supplements, all of which are additive-free and organically grown:
The Real Thing Wheat Grass and Barley Grass are very similar in nutritional status and fibre content. The only real difference is in the taste – some people prefer Wheat Grass and others Barley Grass. So you can safely let your palate decide, knowing that both contain wholesome whole-leaf powder that’s rich in the plant’s juice and it’s digestive, insoluble fibre. In short, these supplements are more affordable, and ideal for individuals with gastrointestinal conditions who require a high-fibre diet.
The Real Thing Barley Grass juice powder contains a higher proportion of cereal grass juice and less pulpy plant fibre. With a blend of 70% barley grass and 30% wholesome wheat grass, this extremely potent formulation is more nutrient-dense than the whole-leaf mixture, but lacks the digestion-enhancing fibre.
FACT: Cereal grasses like wheat and barley grass have been dubbed "nature’s multi-nutrients". That’s why they stoke up energy levels and boost nutritional balance.
How do you take it?
Choose the grass supplement that suits you best. When in doubt, contact your health care practitioner.
•WHEAT GRASS: For maintenance, take 1 teaspoon daily on an empty stomach, mixed with water or fruit juice. Dose can be increased to 1 heaped teaspoon three times daily.
•BARLEY GRASS: As above, take 1 teaspoon daily on an empty stomach, mixed with water or fruit juice. Dose can be increased to 1 heaped teaspoon three times daily.
Blend it like Beckham
Toss 1 teaspoon of any of The Real Thing cereal grasses into a blender with yoghurt, your choice of seasonal fruit and a dash of honey. Whizz it up and enjoy. Follow with a glass of water.
Spread it on bread
Mix 1 dose into half a cup of low-fat, smooth cottage cheese. Season with garlic, salt and herbs, then spread onto crackers or bread. Top with tomato, lettuce and any other sandwich topping. Follow with a glass of water.