Returns are only accepted if the item is returned in its original condition, within 28 days of the date you received the item, new and unused (with any seals and shrink-wrap intact) and we will issue a full refund for the price you paid for the item excluding any premium paid postage/courier for special orders. A full refund including the postage/courier & packing charge will only be made if the item is faulty. If you are withdrawing from the purchase after dispatch and there has been no error on our part, the cost of postage/courier and packing will stand. A refund after the first 7 working days from delivery may incur a re-stocking and administrative charge.
How do you take BarleyGreen?
It’s best to take it on an empty stomach, either 20 minutes before a meal or 2 hours after so that the BarleyGreen nutrients can be assimilated easily without the presence of other foods. Make sure you use either cold or room temperature liquid, as hot liquid will break down the live enzymes.
Your instructions for use previously stated that BarleyGreen should be mixed in a non-acidic juice. Why has that been changed?
There is a misunderstanding with this statement. While the enzymes in BarleyGreen will remain in an active state longer in water or a non-acidic juice, BarleyGreen mixed with any juice will still remain in an active state as long as you drink it within 5-10 minutes.
Is it okay to take multi-vitamins with BarleyGreen?
Yes, you can continue taking multi-vitamins 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.
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.
What does BarleyGreen do for you?
That is a limiting question… but we would say that it is like drinking the juice from one of the world’s most nutritionally complete plants. It provides you with an abundance of live enzymes, vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and other phytonutrients. Good nutrition is something we all need.
Your label indicates that most nutrients are in very low quantities; yet you state BarleyGreen supposedly contains most everything we need. Please explain.
BarleyGreen is nutritionally diverse. The benefit of taking BarleyGreen is that many of the nutrients our bodies need can be found in BarleyGreen. One must remember that the value of consuming a whole food is in the many nutrients working synergistically, making them much more effective and available. It is the abundance of the different vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, live enzymes, and phytonutrients that make BarleyGreen so beneficial.
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 and we would die. Even though our bodies contain many enzymes, most foods 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 supplement and as part of the overall diet.
Can I take BarleyGreen with other products?
Absolutely. Many people mix products together into one drink.
Why is kelp added to BarleyGreen?
BarleyGreen includes kelp for additional minerals and vitamins. Minerals are necessary cofactors for practically all enzymatic reactions in the body and, while barley grass is rich in minerals, kelp adds even more trace minerals to ensure an abundant supply of these necessary enzymatic cofactors for optimal metabolism.
What are the benefits of kelp?
There is an anecdote that around 2200 years ago in the Ch'in Dynasty Era of China, the Emperor Shin-Huang-Ti, who compiled the basis of Chinese Traditional Medicine, ordered his own envoy to look for medicinal elixirs in Japan. His envoy found and returned with a medicinal elixir that we know today as kelp. The Japanese have been eating kelp in their daily diet for many generations, but it wasn’t until recently that they have shared the secret of its health benefits.
What is kelp?
Kelp is a type of algae that contains abundant vitamins (A,B,C, etc.) and minerals (iodine, iron, calcium, potassium, phosphorus, zinc, copper, etc.). Kelp has also been found to be beneficial for brain and spinal cord function, and for blood circulation. Also, due to its iodine content, it may help to normalize thyroid function.
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. Numerous customers have given us testimonies of increased energy. 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.
How much sugar is in BarleyGreen?
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 carbohydrate.
Is there a difference between BarleyGreen tablets and BarleyGreen powder?
Both are identical except that because the powder form is instantly soluble, it will be assimilated more rapidly than the tablets and some digestion of the soluble powder may occur in the mouth and esophagus as well.
How long does BarleyGreen retain its value?
BarleyGreen, like all our products, 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 contents of all the green vegetables. In fact, Barley Grass has 66 times more chlorophyll than spinach.
How many calories 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?
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 pouch in your cupboard with the zip lock fastened securely. We do not recommend storing BarleyGreen in the refrigerator where condensation could cause nutrients to oxidize and break down.
Will BarleyGreen upset my stomach?
No, BarleyGreen is mildly alkaline, which pH balances the acidic stomach juices. This can aid in settling the stomach.
What does the chlorophyll 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 or poisons 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 poisons 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 to slow this process.
What are the Hot and Cold Water tests?
These two simple tests indicate if a product contains fiber (Cold Water Test) and viable proteins (Hot Water Test). The Cold Water Test: Place one-half teaspoon of either BarleyGreen or a competitor’s product in a glass of cold water and stir. Observe after a few minutes. BarleyGreen will remain dissolved and the water will appear uniform while a competitor’s product containing fiber or insoluble substances will have settling at the bottom of the glass. The Hot Water Test: Sprinkle one-half teaspoon of either BarleyGreen or a competitor’s product into a glass of very hot water and stir gently for a couple of seconds. BarleyGreen will clump up because the shapes of the living enzymes are being changed by heat for the first time, whereas the competitor’s product will disperse and not clump up because the enzymes have already been "denatured" by heat and do not change shape when heated again.
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 regularity and does not cause constipation.
Does BarleyGreen contain digestive enzymes?
Yes, BarleyGreen contains many enzymes including digestive enzymes such as amylase.
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.
Where is BarleyGrass sourced from?
It is sourced from Utah, USA