MELROSE - Organic Wheatgrass Powder
Melrose Organic Wheatgrass powders are wholesome green foods made from the powdered dehydrated leaves of organically grown young barley plants (Hordeum vulgare). The bright green colour reflects the abundance of chlorophyll, a source of magnesium.
Wheatgrass powders are a concentrated source of vegetable greens, essential to life. Chlorophyll, for natural cleansing of the blood and support to the immune system, and Beta Carotene, the precursor of Vitamin A, are present in highly significant quantities. Barley Grass powders are alkaline foods. Alkaline foods keep the body from losing bone calcium.
Wheatgrass contains significant levels of anti-oxidants. We have known of the presence of the antioxidant superoxide dis-mutase, but the presence of Vitamin E Succinate an analogue of alpha-tocopherol, and an even more powerful anti-oxidant," 2"-O-glycosyl isovitexin, which is an isoflavonoid have been reported. Although isoflaonoids are potential therapeutic "anti-estrogens", they have significant antioxidant value as well.
Wheatgrass is a valuable source of folates and folic acid, an essential B Vitamin, to help prevent neural tube defects like spina bifida. Barley grass contains significant levels of Omega-3 alpha linolenic fatty acid. About 70% of the fat present in Barley grass is Omega-3. Omega-3 is an essential fatty acid necessary for brain development and visual acuity.