Why Wheatgrass is So Beneficial

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8 Ways Wheatgrass is Amazing for Your Body

Wheatgrass benefits our health in so many ways.  It is so nutrient-dense! It’s one of the most nourishing foods on Earth, in fact, even after teaching and coaching the alkaline diet and nutrition for over 17+ years, it still baffles me that it’s not a more regular food in people’s homes – even now as we move to so much more of a green-juice-friendly culture!

My belief is that health should be simple and I think a lot of people believe that consuming wheatgrass can be expensive and a bit of a hassle. But in this guide I’m here to show you that is absolutely not the case. Getting a daily shot of wheatgrass is really simple, and SUCH a powerful habit to form…

The benefits of using wheatgrass I’ve seen in my own life…

Since I’ve been using wheatgrass I’ve noticed my energy levels go sky high, my skin clear up and colds, coughs, and illnesses disappear forever – and these are just a few of the things I’ve noticed!

Not to mention a fabulous level of energy that is sustained all day long!

Here’s just a handful of ways wheatgrass can help you reach your perfefct health:

  • 30mls of freshly squeezed wheatgrass juice (a wheatgrass shot!) is equivalent in nutritional value to 1kg of leafy green vegetables
  • Wheatgrass contains over 90 minerals, including high concentrations of the most alkaline minerals: potassium, calcium, magnesium, and sodium
  • It contains the essential enzymes: Protease (assists in protein digestion), Cytochrome Oxidase (a powerful antioxidant), Amylase (facilitates digestion), Lipase (a fat splitting enzyme), Transhydrogenase (strengthens the heart muscle) & Superoxide Dismutase (SOD) (found in all body cells and is known for its ability to lessen the effect of radiation and slow cellular aging)
  • Just one teaspoon of green powder – containing wheatgrass powder, weighing a mere 3.5 grams, is nutritionally equal to an entire spinach salad weighing a full 50 grams – it packs a punch!
  • Wheatgrass has more vitamin C than oranges and twice the vitamin A as carrots!
  • Wheat grass juice helps your body to build red blood cells which carry oxygen to every cell.
  • By increasing the oxygenation the body you can help offset smog and carbon monoxide and increase your endurance during physical exercise
  • It also contains 19 amino acids, the building blocks of protein making this one of the most impressive single sources of nutrients on Earth!

Why is Wheatgrass So Darn Good For Us?

Alkaline Recipe BookWheatgrass nourishes the body by infusing it with an incredible amount of alkalinity, along with an increased nutrient absorption for essential nutrients like electrolytes and antioxidants such as vitamin C and vitamin E. If you want to stay vital, vibrant and energized and prevent chronic diseases as you get older, creating an alkaline environment is essential.

Diet-induced acidosis (high levels of acid resulting from consistently consuming acid-forming foods and drinks) is an all-too-common problem today. Cancers and other diseases flourish in acidic environments, but cease to exist in a mildly alkaline environment (more on the alkaline diet explained here).

What gives wheatgrass the ability to neutralize acidosis? Most powerfully, it comes down to one thing: chlorophyll.

Chlorophyll has been shown to help naturally balance the body’s pH level and protect cells. This is one of the reasons that chlorophyll consumption is associated with anti-aging effects ranging from younger-looking skin to better weight management.

My Four Favourite Reasons to Consume Wheatgrass Every Day

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Before I get onto where and how to get wheatgrass, I’m going to list out the four main reasons why I love it so much:

1. Wheatgrass Builds Blood:

Many health experts including Robert Young (pH Miracle) and Steve Meyerowitz (Nature’s Finest Medicine) have highlighted that the chlorophyll molecule in wheatgrass is almost identical to the hemoglobin molecule in human blood.

The only difference is that the central element in chlorophyll is magnesium and in hemoglobin it is iron.

Due to this inherent similarity, the human body can easily transform chlorophyll into hemoglobin increasing the red blood cell count as well as the blood’s capacity to deliver oxygen and other nutrients to the body’s cells (Hagiwara, 1985).

Chlorophyll has been shown to build red blood cells quickly, normalize blood pressure by dilating the blood pathways throughout the body, destroy poisonous carbon dioxide, release free oxygen and promote higher metabolism and stimulated enzyme systems. On top of all of these benefits, consuming chlorophyll from wheatgrass is a highly effective way to alkalize the blood and energize the body!

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2. Wheatgrass Cleanses the Body:

Wheatgrass is an extremely beneficial food in terms of both its cleansing capabilities and its nutrient density.

The contents of wheatgrass juice and powder (green drink) are reported to be within the region of approximately 100 separate elements with scientists dubbing it a ‘complete food’.

According to ‘The Wheatgrass Book’ (Wigmore, 1985), just 140g of fresh wheatgrass offers the same nutritional value as over 3kg’s of fresh green vegetables!

That’s a great way to get your daily fresh vegetable quota rocking – all from one wheatgrass shot.

Wheatgrass is a great source of vitamins B, C, E and carotene which are hugely effective in destroying and eliminating free radicals and cleansing the body.

Wheatgrass is also highly regarded for its ability to cleanse the blood, organs and gastrointestinal tract.

Because it is also high in saponin, wheatgrass offers excellent support to the lymphatic system, helping to carry away hundreds and thousands of toxins from the cells of the body.

And according to Viktoras Kulvinskas, Co-founder of Hippocrates health Institute and publisher of the best seller Survival in the 21st Century, wheatgrass helps to:

‘Detoxify the body by increasing the elimination of hardened mucous, crystallised acids and solidified, decaying faecal matter…It is the fastest, surest way to eliminate internal waste and provide an optimum nutritional environment’.

These are just some of the cleansing and detoxifying benefits, and I have barely scratched the surface with regards to listing its nutritional content.

Put most simply, whether you are looking to undertake a formal cleanse, or simply try to add more nutrition to your diet – these reasons alone are enough to consider adding wheatgrass to your daily lifestyle.

3. Wheatgrass Has High Amino Acid Content:

You may have heard the expression before that – amino acids are the building blocks of protein.

They are absolutely essential to our growth and cell regeneration. It is the astonishingly high amino acid content in wheatgrass that is leading to many bodybuilders and gym-goers incorporating fresh (a wheatgrass shot) or wheatgrass powder into their daily routine.

Wheatgrass is so impactful because it is a complete protein and contains, amongst others, the following amino acids: arginine, serine, abscisic, lysine, aspartic acid, glycine, alanine, methionine, leucine, tryptophan, phenylalanine, and valine.

4. Wheatgrass Fights and Protects Against Illness:

Organic wheatgrass powders and juices are an extremely effective way of boosting the body’s immune system to fight against and recover from illnesses and ailments.

Wheatgrass is a great source of beta carotene, contains most of the B vitamins and vitamins C, E, H and K, and also contains over 90 different minerals and 19 amino acids.

It also contains several active enzymes which play a major role in breaking down fats, undertaking biological functions and assist hugely in weight loss.

Of the 90 minerals found, many of these are very alkalizing and include calcium, magnesium, potassium, sodium and iron.

Many of the health positives of wheatgrass stem from the fact that it is a living food. Being highly anti-bacterial, consuming wheatgrass will help to alkalize and detoxify the lymph and blood cells, helping the body to rebuild and transport toxins out of the body quickly and effectively.

Again, coming back to the chlorophyll content of wheatgrass – this can protect the body from carcinogens more effectively than any other food.

Studies conducted on animals have shown that wheatgrass consumption has reduced the absorption of a number of very serious carcinogens whilst strengthening cells, detoxifying the liver and neutralizing polluting elements within the blood.

But I thought wheat was acidifying? Aren’t we supposed to avoid gluten?

Good question…but

The simple answer is: wheat is acid-forming, pro-inflammatory and a source of oxidative stress.

The fully grown, harvested, stored, milled and stored wheat plant is highly acidifying.

But as with almost every grain, when sprouted it is very alkaline, and this is certainly the case with wheatgrass.

Do not worry about wheatgrass being acidifying, it really, really isn’t! Sprouted wheat contains no gluten!

Where to Get Wheatgrass

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There are three main ways to incorporate wheatgrass into your life. There are pro’s and con’s (sort of) of each, and getting a bit of each is probably best to get the full and awesome benefits explained above!

Wheatgrass Supplements

Wheatgrass (and other grass) supplements are powdered greens, condensed down, that you simply mix with water and drink! There are many, many, grass supplements out there so make sure you pick one that works for you. Here are my main tips to make sure you’re getting a good one, and after that it is really down to taste!

  • Make sure it is organic
  • Make sure it is powdered juice, not just powdered plant
  • Make sure it isn’t heat-dried
  • Make sure there are no fruits or sweeteners added
  • Make sure it doesn’t contain spirulina or any other algae, which are acidifying

Ross’ Green Drink Recommendation

This is the big-boy, most important supplement. I recommend this for everyone. If you want to get wheatgrass easily and daily, this is the most economical and straightforward way to do it – and you can get started right away.

A green drink is a powdered supplement, usually made of a combination of grasses, vegetables, fruits, algae, and other foods – and often contains a high amount of wheatgrass.

The combinations range from just one food (wheatgrass, barley grass, spirulina, etc.) through to dozens (some contain over 50 different ingredients).

There are a few ingredients I don’t love to see in green drinks too:

  • High Fruit Content: a little is OK, preferably there isn’t any. Low sugar fruits like tomato, lime, lemon, grapefruit are fine, but I don’t like to see a lot of higher sugar fruits in there
  • Mushrooms: again, a little medicinal mushroom is fine (reishi, cordyceps etc), but I don’t like this to be a big component
  • Xylitol: this sweetener is highly refined and not really tested long-term for human health. Makes a good toothpaste, but not proven yet as a safe sweetener

A perfect blend in a green drink hits all of my ‘Triple A’ goals: alkaline; antioxidant-rich and anti-inflammatory.

This is why I personally use Alkamind Daily Greens right now – it has strong alkaline (wheatgrass etc.), antioxidant (beets etc.) and anti-inflammatory (turmeric) ingredients, and tastes awesome.

And of course, it ticks all the boxes in terms of quality, organic, non-GMO.

I really felt the difference when I started using it.

Ross’ Recommended Green Drink is

  • Alkamind Daily Greens


[Click here to read my full guide to Alkaline Diet Supplements]

Fresh Wheatgrass

Buying your wheatgrass fresh from a juice bar is also a great way to get your wheatgrass health fix! Make sure they snip and juice the grass right in front of you though! I’ve seen some sneaky bars in Sydney having it delivered, already juiced!

A lot of the nutrients in the grass can be lost if you don’t have it fresh.

Having your wheatgrass freshly juiced is a great way to feel the instant energy hit, it is so noticeable!

Growing Your Own Wheatgrass

Making wheatgrass juice

And finally, you can grow and juice your own! This is great fun, not all that time consuming, and not all that expensive either! All you need are:

  • Some space
  • Wheatgrass seeds
  • Sprouting trays or an automatic sprouter (such as an EasyGreen)
  • Patience
  • A pair of scissors
  • A masticating or hand wheatgrass juicer

In that order.

Note, you can’t grow wheatgrass in a standard sprouter and you can’t juice wheatgrass in a standard juicer. But having said that, the masticating juicers such as the Hurom brand are far better quality in my opinion anyway, you’re better off buying one of these anyway.

So there you have it! Can you think of any reason not to start having your daily wheatgrass juice?

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  1. Rob Reply

    Hello Ross

    My Alkaline Phosphatase is high normal range is 25 -115 mine is at 203 what can i do for it I have sarcoidosis of the lungs scar tissue known as fibrosis can I make things better for me and be able to do things with my family without me being shortness of breath

  2. Stella Harvey Reply

    Hello, I need some help if you can. I’ve been making what I call my green gunge to drink at night, which I was told would do best if drank at night before bed. It consists of Spinach,, kale, cucumber, parsley, garlic, ginger, apple cider vintage, turmeric, honey and sometimes I put a kiwi in too. Is this something I could add some organic Wheatgrass powder to? I have some from Costco that says 100% wheatgrass powder nothing else.. Is drinking wheatgrass the only way to take it or can the powder be sprinkled on breakfasts, salads or in soups?
    Thank you for reading this. Hope you can enlighten me ????

    • ross Reply

      You can def sprinkle it wherever you want to as well!

  3. david o' regan Reply

    Hi, I take 10 mil of apple cider vinegar every morning but I want to start taking wheatgrass as well. My question is would it be ok to take the two on the same day if I took the cider vinegar in the evening instead?
    thanks in advance,


  4. L-Heffy Reply

    I am the son of a Kansas wheat farmer. I have my grandpa’s hands. They are weathered and have pre-cancerous lesions that were recommended to have chemical peel (burn) I have been using wheat grass to rub on them in the morning instead and getting tremendous results and I now use internally as well . Just so you know, the proper way to ingest wheat grass for internal use is CRITICAL. Don’t just swallow a shot Hollywood style, put an ounce in your mouth and swoosh/gargle it around so it can absorb through your gums (also good for your teeth this way) if you swallow straight down you will get little benefit as your stomach acids just destroy your wheatgrass juice. I see many people totally wasting it. Also, the wheat I still grow on the farm is not certified organic but is non-GMO. This is important, but thankfully most wheat berries are non GMO. Finally a bushel of wheat (appx 60 lbs) is less than 5 bucks-this lasts me about six months of juicing-this is by far the best nutritional product in the world for the money IMHO.

  5. Sema Reply

    Hi, I just started using wheatgrass powder 3 days ago and I am already seeing a positive change in how my digestive system feels (I have stomach and digestive issues) and I have had regular bowel movements. The thing is, my appetite has decreased a bit and I got a little nausea on the 2nd and 3rd day (today)
    I like the results already except for the decrease in appetite as my goal is to get my digestive system back in order and regain some weight I lost. I’ve been to doctors already about my digestive issues and had lots of tests done.
    On to my actual question…I saw some websites saying wheatgrass is not for long term use as it has the detoxifying effect. I just want to know how would you recommend I use the wheatgrass powder I am currently taking? I am taking 1/2 tsp powder which was the dosage recommended to me. Can I use this long term everyday? Should I only use it for a period of time, stop and then do another detox after a few months? Should I use it every other day if I want to use it long term? I guess my what I am getting at is if I can use it constantly or is it not recommended to that. Thanks!

  6. Paul Wightman Reply

    I have fibromyalgia and grow my own barley grass to juice. Nutritionally, barley grass is very comparable to wheat grass. I only use organic seeds. Have a twin-gear masticating juicer.

    It really, really helps with fibromyalgia symptoms, and I juice every day!! Also, I ‘ground’ daily, and try to get in sunshine for vitamin D every day, too.

  7. Sam Marandure Reply

    Please I really want your help on this issue of wheat grass juice.I have just read some websiteswhich say all your beneficial claims above have not been proved by any studies. Some even say marvellous claims are not true. Some sites are very skeptical.What is the really truth behind these negative assumptions? How can you make me see and understand the truth in all your claims.Make it to me so clear why these other websites are opposing you.I want to tell other people the goodness of wheat grass juice, but if these friends of mine read thesen negative sites, what will they believe. Please set the record straight once and for all.

    • ross Reply

      Hey Sam

      Am just dashing out of the door but I did a SUPER fast search for some research for you to back this up and very quickly found:

      • Wheatgrass juice is effective in treating ulcerative colitis – link
      • Wheatgrass juice reduced the toxicity of chemotherapy in cancer patients, leading to lower doses needed and less stress to the body i.e. highly protective of cells – link
      • Wheatgrass juice reducing the transfusion requirements of patients (all patients needed less transfusion and 50% of them had a 25% less requirement) i.e. the juice led to stronger blood, more red blood cell production – link
      • A study showing that wheatgrass is a great source of minerals – link
      • An animal study showing wheatgrass juice as being as effective as a statin drug (Atorvastatin) in reducing LDL (bad) cholesterol – link
  8. Ginger Reply

    I have ITP and I have read that taking Wheatgrass will increase platelets. Is that true?

  9. Leone Evrenos Reply

    Since adding organic New Zealand wheatgrass powder to my freshly made fruit and veg juices I can honestly say it’s the best remedy for my constipation. I have a sluggish system and have tried various over the counter remedies and have found they nearly always gave me cramping. I have now found the right amount for me personally which is one tablespoon in a large glass every 3-4 days. I don’t suffer from bloating or discomfort anymore. Does anyone know if there’s any difference in the wheatgrass from China? it’s cheaper, that’s all I know.

    • Robin Reply

      As to slow digestion; try upping your fiber intake. I’ve found 2 Tablespoons flaxMEAL mixed with about 1/4 cup orange juice works like a charm.Also moving around gets the system working well.

      As far as Chinese wheatgrass; you’re not looking for cheaper when it comes to your health- you’re aiming for health. The closer your source the better, and if you’re talking aboutt powder just remember- there is no-one who checks the purity of things that come from other countries and there have been a lot of products from China that have been filled with all sorts of unhealthy substances- some which have seriously endangered people’s and animals lives.

  10. veronica Reply

    I was wondering what brand of soil do you grow your wheatgrass in? Thanks

  11. Sudesh Reply

    Laura, for neve damage or any kind of painful conditions, along with wheatgrass, try bowen therapy

  12. veronica Reply

    I was wondering if wheatgrass is supposed to have a strong taste to it? Sweet but strong? Thanks

    • Energise Ross Reply


      • veronica Reply

        Thanks just making sure I grew it right

    • Aleisha Reppucci Reply

      Hi! ! Absolutely! I take it that you are using organic wheatgrass seeds? The wheatgrass shot naturally has a strong powerful taste, but the sweetness generally comes from organic seeds 🙂 I grow wheatgrass and use non gmo organic seeds and my product always comes up very sweet and tasty! Goodluck! Follow Wheatgrass Women on Facebook for more info!

  13. susie Reply

    i am growing my own wheatgrass and i am wonderingif its okay to cut fresh wheatgrass to make myself a hot wheatgrass tea. (adding the wheatgrass in boiling water)

  14. Nicoleta Reply

    Pregnant women can do enemas and implants wheat juice ?

  15. Puja Reply

    Can wheat grass improve egg quality/ fertility?

  16. Daleena Reply

    I am 38 years old and found out about two years ago that I am HIV positve. I was with a man for 6 years who knew he was HIV positve and gave it to me on purpose.
    When I was first diagnosed I was in an AIDS diagnosis due to my viral load of 3 million. I should have died. I started juicing and using everything green and then added wheat grass into my diet. Two years later my viral load is UNDETCTABLE. And my doctor who I have to now see every six monthes is amazed, ( as am I). I contribute it to my juicing everything green including Wheat grass as well as eating and juicing Bitter Mellon. (another amazing plant). Drink this daily and your body will love you, and you will love the way You feel

    • winsom Reply

      is it true??????????????????

  17. smartman Reply

    Wheatgrass seems like a positive role for any human consumption. My only concern is if this plant has common allergy problems. Other than that, I would love to try a shot, or two, of Wheatgrass.

  18. esther Reply

    Is it safe to have an enema done with colon cancer by our ownself

  19. RUIYA P.K. Reply

    I am Gold Medalist in Acupressure and treated more then 50,000 patients in last 16 years. I recommend / inform so many patients for Wheat Grass benefits and take very good / excellent results in them. I am thank full to GOD and others who are explain the uses / benefits on Wheat Grass. Really it is a Gold Mine for health on the earth.

    • Oliver Smith Reply

      50,000 in 16 year is 10 a day, every day.

  20. RUIYA P.K. Reply

    Thank you for the great information given for consuming Wheat grass juice . I want to know whether it is good for a Diabetic patient . Further what is the dosage recommended daily or weekly befor e food or after food . Is it good for bones.

  21. Kym Reply

    I don’t know if anyone else has asked this question, but is it fine to take mixed in with my yogurt and muesli at breakfast, or sprinkled on top of my salad and mixed to moisten? In other words, do I still gain the benefit from it if I don’t take it in a totally liquid drinkable form? Is there any way that one should not consume it? For instance, I wouldn’t put it in soup while cooking, but is it okay to sprinkle it on top once it’s in the bowl, or does any warming harm it? It really does taste unpleasant on its own, and I only drink water. I’ve found it’s much more palatable using it the other ways I described. Thanks.

    • Daleena Reply

      Yes!!! You can mix it with yogurt. I would try the plain greek Yogurt due to the probiotic benefits of it. Add a bit of palm sugar which will not spike your glucose levels like refined sugar, but if you can’t get palm sugar try a touch of honey or i a smoothie. You as well can absolutly put in on your salad or mix it in with your soup. But DO NOT COOK IT. I hope this helps, and God bless and good luck to you.

  22. fudgeman Reply

    is it possible to just add wheatgrass to a smoothie or do I HAVE to juice it? for instance, I know that NOW brands makes a SOD supplement that is just dried wheatgrass. sooo…..why not just buy some frozen grass from costco and just throw it in a smoothie? or just take some and put it in a blender? is that bad?

  23. Sanjeevi Reply

    I have just ordered the Wheatgrass powder.
    I am going to try.
    I shall back with results soon.

  24. Soulful Reply

    Absolutely brilliant article. Thanks for this, I’m new to wheatgrass and this article was so clear and concise that it makes a great primary source. Now I want to start my own home wheatgrass farm 🙂

  25. egahoou Reply

    thank you for sharing, i copy park of your article to share in my facebook, tq

  26. soldier jdf spencer Reply

    wheatgrass is the best,i been taking wheatgrass now for a few months i have so much more energy,

  27. Sha Reply

    Hi, I tried wheat grass today for the first time, it was different at first, however, it’s a tolerable flavor. I have low blood, so I’ll give it a try from this day forward.

  28. Rosena edner Reply

    I am looking forward to shrink my .
    I have bad periods every month. It’s very hurtful.

  29. Basant kumar Reply

    very good information, let every one follow and keep good health
    and cherish and happy long life……its really a “GOD’S GIFT TO

  30. Orlando Stephen Reply

    I am now coming off a bout of viral infection that caused vomiting and severe diarrhoea (5 days x approx. 30 times a day). Should I commence the use od Wheat Grass Powder in my daily diet? I normally use one teaspoon of the powder with my tea or coffee on mornings. What’s the best way that it should be used in this case?
    Orlando Stephen
    Trinidad and Tobago

    • Jenny Reply

      Wheatgrass should not be taken with coffee. Coffee is very acidic and would
      Defeat the health benefits. Fresh is always best on an empty stomach so your blood can quickly absorb it. Powder is not the same, but still not good to take with coffee.

      • Tom Reply

        I’m just about to start harvesting my first wheatgrass… I generally make a “green juice” every morning.. kale, celery, cucumbers etc.. I plan to simply add “some” fresh cut wheatgrass with this.. is there such a thing as “too much?” I’m picturing a handful at most.. I know like most grasses I’ll be able to continue harvesting well into the fall..
        Thanks in advance!

  31. Christine Reply

    Hi, I think I really enjoyed your page. Alot of good information. I would like to know if you recommend taking 2 products you have recomended at the same time..


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  34. Mark Leland Reply

    I just posted a comment and I am frustrated by the typos because of the Facebook/Tweet box thingy that obscures the dialog box. One can’t see what one is typing. It detracts from the enjoyment of commenting to your great website. It is a total putoff.

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  35. Mark Leland Reply

    I really enjoy your website and all of the information therein. I do have something nagging me and I hope that you may clear it up. I am beginning to grow my own Wheatgrass. I am intrigued by the Wheatgrass suppliment powders that you mention. I know that to get max beneits from the Wheatgrass, I must consumrthe juice within 5 min. of extracting it from my press. How then, I wonder, do they maintain all of the goodness when it is processed into a powder or some other venue for consumption? Also, how are they able to determine the potency of such products? I would be terribly anxious to try these products if I could be convinced of their efficacy. Thank you. Oh, by the way, there is a terribly annoying little bar with a Facebook and Tweet thingy that obscures part of this dialog box that is a total turnoff. Please move it to another location. Thanks.

  36. Sherree Reply

    Wheatgrass is wonderful for your skin as well! I have been using a wheatgrass skincare line by Vitale Skin, http://www.vitaleskincare.com. It makes my skin look amazing. I also drink wheatgrass 2-3 x’s per week. I am building up slowly but can already see an improvement on my energy levels!

  37. Swell Reply

    I took a shot a wheatgrass not to long ago and I felt nauseous afterwards.

  38. Karen Reply

    I don’t understand why you can say that spirulina is acidifying..? Even on Dr Young’s website HE says to take spirulina because it is alkalinzing!

  39. gina Reply

    I use spulirina and chrollophly take one shot in the morning and the other shot in the evenning. I am wondering if I can add wheat grass to my daily regime. Now that I understand that spirulina is acidifying and cannot be mixed ith wheat grass. chlorophlly has being a really good detoxifier and deodarant at the same time.

    • Ross Reply

      Hi Gina

      I definitely recommend adding wheatgrass to the mix. Glad you’re going great with the chlorophyll – it’s such a simple thing but it gets such good results.

      Like my stuff? Follow me on facebook for more free articles & recipes and guides on the alkaline diet – and connect with me personally!

  40. nick Reply

    I buy wheatgrass from local shop in Wicklow, Ireland. Its freshly grown by monks (Servants of love) and I juice it myself. Now when i drink it, it has that strong grass taste at first then a slight sweetness to the aftertaste. Does this mean that the grass has somehow been sweetened? or is this the natural taste? why is it bad if it is sweetened?please reply. 🙂

    • Keila Reply

      Nick, it could be, but they should explain this to you, since you are their customer!!!!!! They should be more than happy to tell you how they prepare their wheatgrass, and why it taste the way it does!!!!
      This is some info I have gotten on wheatgrass. Wheatgrass, if it is cut too early, will be extremely sweet; in addition to being sweet, the grass hasn’t reached it’s nutritional peak yet. If you wait too long to harvest the wheatgrass, it will taste very bitter. The best time to cut wheatgrass in order to have the highest nutritional content with the best taste, comes from grass cut when it is about 6-10 inches tall. Good luck in finding out the truth!!!

  41. fahari kenya Reply

    Does wheat grass increase sexual stamina.

  42. Lisa Vodinski Reply

    Nice post. Before i go to work i stop the my local juice bar, and get shots of it about 3-4 times a week. I’m to lazy to make it on my own, but it is some great stuff.

  43. Bell Felty Reply

    Nice post. I was checking constantly this blog and I’m impressed! Very useful information specially the last part 🙂 I care for such info a lot. I was looking for this certain information for a very long time. Thank you and best of luck.

  44. Laura Reply

    I suffer from severe nerve damage due to growths in my spinal cord, caused by a birth defect. I’ve been on a raw vegetable-heavy vegan diet for several years and have been juicing like crazy for about six months. Ive noticed a big difference in the nausea and fatigue caused by neurological disturbances and meds from wheatgrass (about three ounces a day, in addition to 16 ounces of green juice and 6 ounces of lemon, garlic, cayenne combo juice). Also, my skin looks fantastic. I’m having a difficult time finding info on juices that can ease chronic pain and spasms associated with spinal cord injury. Anyone have suggestions? 26 year old female.

    • Roger Reply

      Hi Laura,

      Why do you have to look for food supplement in a juice form? Maybe that is not the answer to your problem. I have a cousin who had a severe chronic pain on her back that made her immobilized for several months. I ask her to try AFA in capsules, about 2 capsules in single serving and in less than a week the pain was gone. Now she could even travel in different countries.

      I learned that it is only AFA that could release more adult stem cells naturally from our own bone marrow. These stem cells takes care in regenerating new cells in various organs of our body.

      If you want to know more about AFA, try visiting these websites:

      If you have any questions, feel free to send me an email. Glad to be of help.

  45. Laura Reply

    I suffer from severe nerve damage due to growths in my spinal cord, caused by a birth defect. I’ve been on a raw vegetable-heavy vegan diet for several years and have been juicing like crazy for about six months. Ive noticed a big difference in the nausea and fatigue caused by neurological disturbances and mess from wheatgrass (about three ounces a day, in addition to 16 ounces of green juice and 6 ounces of lemon, garlic, cayenne combo juice). Also, my skin looks fantastic. I’m having a difficult time finding info on juices that can ease chronic pain and spasms associated with spinal cord injury. Anyone have suggestions? 26 year old female.

    • william ademsen Reply

      Please try gotu cola powder, it may have some bitter taste but it is also cold.mix some powders with organic honey.from fresh and easy store ,in warm or boiled water .Please reply if no result after three weeks.

  46. Marie Foronda Reply

    Hi! i would like to ask if wheatgrass can help me regulate my monthly period. I’m having an irregular period, specially now i stopped taking pills because i want to get pregnant. Please help me! Thank you!

  47. Janae Reply

    I am a RDH I would guess the reason for the clearing up of bad breath is due to the vitamins and nutrients needed to keep the connective tissue (gums) healthy. Vitamin C is essential to keep the gumd healthy! Fun Fact: Sailors were called Limeys because they would take citrus fruit to avoid scurvy. (sure they had no enamel left but healthy gums!)

  48. Sinead Reply

    Hi Ross, I have always had atopic exzema since a child but now in my thirties my skin is very dry even though I use alot of creams. Can you suggest how i can improve it. I have found your website great and have started to make some changes to my diet. I have started the mega green drinks and will hopefully be recieving your diet book soon.


  49. humaira Reply

    Hey I have a serious hair loss problem. I’m twenty years old I’ve tries lots of products but nothing seemed to have worked do u recommend wheatgrass?

  50. janu Reply

    hi my daddy age 64years daibetic /BP/kindney failur now hemolobin level 5.3 . we have read ur web site comments . wheatgrass is increase Hemoglobin or not ple tell me . my daddy facing lotoff problem with Hemoglobin . realy mail ple
    Treatment also Apollo Hospital (Main Block Greass raod)

    1.cost of WHeat Grass
    2. product sale place

    • stella Reply

      just grow your own wheatgrass is just better

  51. Gary Reply

    can wheatgrass help with diabetes conditions?

    • Ross Reply

      Hi – unfortunately I am legally unable to answer any questions that relate to a specific condition or medication. I recommend that you check our Dr Young’s youtube channel as he discusses specific conditions there in some depth (http://www.youtube.com/user/pHMiracleCenter). Apologies.

  52. Kay Reply

    Please do some research on Google for “Marine Phytoplankton”. This seems to be the miracle cure-all, especially for cancer and also problems associated with the brain. There are sites with many testimonials from people who had cancer and were cured.

    Good luck to all.

  53. nello Reply

    ifelt instant relief from my abdominal pain cause by antibiotics itook during my treatmet of tosilitis..

  54. adamson Reply

    Hi everyone
    my mom is suffering from aching legs she is 70 years old is wheat grass suitable to help her recover and get a better life quality?

  55. Orlando C.Cabanban Jr. Reply

    last november 2010, my wife was diagnos a brain aneurysm, i would like to ask if wheat grass can help to cure for brain aneurysm?

    • william ademsen Reply

      please try mixture of wheat grass powder, natural honey and gotu cola powers in hot water.do cut down other medicines which can interfere with them.

  56. margaret marial Reply

    can wheatgrass juice help to increase platelets in ITP patients?

  57. eric montanier Reply

    After drinking 2 shots of wheat grass juice for two months, my vision seems to be affected. I am near sighted, but i am able to see clearer without my glasses than with. I cannot wait to get my eyes checked out next month ( I am diebetic 2).

    • olga Reply

      did it really helped? did you check your vision?

  58. Rose Roimen Reply

    That I am a 2 cancer surviour and have ordered my first Wheatgrass today. I am enjoying it so much.

  59. celena jones Reply

    Can wheatgrass help with autoimmune disease alopecia areata. Name any other illnesses

    • Ross Reply

      Hi – unfortunately I am legally unable to answer any questions that relate to a specific condition or medication. I recommend that you check our Dr Young’s youtube channel as he discusses specific conditions there in some depth (http://www.youtube.com/user/pHMiracleCenter). Apologies.

  60. michael Reply

    can i add wheatgrass to freshly squeezed fruit to kill the taste

    • Sarah Reply

      I take mine every morning with orange juice 🙂

    • Ross Reply

      Hi Michael,
      Wheatgrass is highly alkaline and you can freely add that to any freshly squeezed fruit. To make it more alkaline make sure that the fruit that you are going to use is low in sugar.

  61. Alicia B Yana Reply

    Glorty to GOD for this wonderful wheargrass juice, im taking powder juice for 8 days already, i found out that its really amazing cause the pain im suffering was already ok, i was diagnose with GERD last time, i hope this juice will lessen my problem regarding on this. I read the book of Ann Wigmore of Juice therapy by taking up 200ml of powder juice every early in the morning with empty stomach with 21 days. So Im trying to continue this to cleanse my body. Thanks to the person who share this wonderful juice to the people who are suffering from illness… GOD BLESS…..

  62. SweetWheat Reply

    Thanks so much for including Sweet Wheat in your list! We’re proud to be one of your favorite organic wheatgrass juices!

  63. SweetWheat Reply

    Thanks so much for including Sweet Wheat in your list! We’re proud to be one of your favorite organic wheatgrass juice powder companies!

  64. Marcy Reply

    I would like to know if powder is as beneficial as with the juice?

  65. Marcy Santos Reply

    I am using the natural wheatgrass leaves plus roots powder am I getting the same benefits as with the wheatgrass jucie? Any information will certainly help. Thanks!

  66. wheatgrass101 Reply

    This site is jammed packed full of good info. I look forward to coming back to this one — do you guys have any good recipes for wheatgrass?

  67. Wheatgarss Reply

    You know I just love your site it is right on and informational for those who want to regain that natural energy that we all have in us. You topics are important for all to know and understand. Learning about wheatgrass and all the natural energizing elements that we as individuals need to choose in life is refreshing. I often read about your topics and am really thankful that others are sharing the real energizing facts for us. Thanks!

  68. Bonni Reply

    I have just started taking shots of Wheat Grass at my local Juice bar. It really wasn’t as bad as I thought it would be. Trust me, if I can drink it, ANYONE can. I am already seeing the benefits.

    • Ross Reply

      It’s not bad is it! I actually quite enjoy it, it’s rather sweet!


  69. Team Roster Reply

    Best you could edit the post name Wheatgrass Health Benefits to something more generic for your content you write. I enjoyed the post still.

  70. Maria Reply


    I’m very happy to hear you are doing well. You should be commended for researching other things to help yourself cure from cancer. I truly believe that this is a remarkable product that has countless benefits. To bad something as wonderful as this is not available in our hospitals, to help other heal. IA, chemo and radiation are not very effective, and really do weaken the immune system. I read a book on chemo, and we know carcinegons cause cancer, and chemo is cytotoxic drugs, so basically the book says why would you use something to cure cancer when it gives you cancer. This is an incredible story, and am glad you are continuing the road to good health. Sometimes we are so brainwashed into thinking that it is effective, and sometimes we are degraded for looking into other treatments. Cheers Kristen, I guess we will have to settle for wheatgrass, although I’d prefer red wine, which is also beneficial for the heart.

  71. Maria Reply

    To the posters above, yes wheatgrass will be very benefical as you are going through chemo and radation. It will allow your body all the nutrients it needs, and also those treatments will not have such a gruelling affect on your body. To the poster wgose mom has cancer, yes wheatgrass will definitely benefit your mom. Another juice that is in close relation to wheatgrass is barley grass juice. A lot of juice bars don’t carry this one for some reason, but it has the same incredbile benefits, and well as E3 live is also another good one, that has even more chlorphyll than wheatgrass. The women who first founded wheatgrass was Ann Wigmore, and she was diagonised with colon cancer. She started on green juice, but more importantly focused on wheatgrass and was cancer free within one year. The tragic thing was she didn’t die of cancer, but died in a house fire. how tragic, but because of her discovery she has helped countless people.

  72. Kirsten Reply

    I was diagnosed with Stage 4 Breast Cancer which had metastasized to my liver in lungs back in February of 2010. I have been staying at the Optimum Health Institute in San Diego for the last three months, and a couple of weeks ago I had a live blood cell analysis and the cancer is gone from my body. The mainstay of the program is the wheatgrass. We juice it ourselves and drink 4 ounces a day. We also do colonics and enemas, and do an “implant” of wheatgrass afterwards which is simply putting the wheatgrass up your other end and trying to hold it. That cleanses the liver and replaces the electrolytes lost in the enema or colonic. I truly believe wheatgrass can help the body heal from anything. It one of the best kept secrets! I hope this post gets out to those who need it. Cancer is curable — Please do not do chemo and radiation — those will weaken your immune system. Supplements like wheatgrass will help to strengthen the immune system to help the body heal itself. One must also have strong faith that healing is possible — don’t let anyone tell you otherwise!!!

    • Amber Reply

      I am so happy for you!!!

    • Dawn Laszlo Reply

      I also have 4th stage IBC Breast Cancer ,I have started taking the wheat Grass ,and I will let you know how it effects my health .But I am also on Cemo ,16 Vitiams a day and a herble Tea ,Essaic , also lot of fruits and vegtables ,and my last PT Scan showed the Cancer shrinking ,so I dont know what is doing it but Im not going to change a thing

  73. rollie carada Reply

    I was under a diet program wherein 3 dosages of wheat grass is prescribed for intake a day. It improves my vowel movement and eliminates faecal wastes in my system. I am diabetic and takes 40units of insulin and oral medication (metfornid 500mgm a day).
    Since taking the wheat grass my blood sugar drastically decrease thereby reducing my medications. Amazingly, it also reduced my weight. Gone is my craving for red meat and sweets which are harmful to our health.

  74. wheatgrass Reply

    I love wheatgrass.
    It really is so good for the body.

    Well, wheatgrass does not taste so good, but still you can get many benefits from it.

  75. David sweet Reply

    without repeating the ???s in this group #25-29 and 36,Im interested in the answers you gave, on crohns disease and cancer is it ok,to take, this to help treat crohns, thanks

  76. CAT Reply


  77. fabi diaz Reply

    Hi ROss. So i started juicing n drinking wheatgrass around my lunch time for about a week now. . I feel great, but do notice that after a few hours i become really sleepy and tired. My husband. Who also started drinking. It noticed as well. Yet…every article i’ved read talks about how much its going to increase your energy. Any idea on why we feel this way.??

  78. Krilly Reply

    I drink 4-6oz of wheatgrass everyday and I feel fantastic!

  79. shil Reply

    Like Sonya says, go all natural, stay away from processed foods and keep to vegetable in solid and juice form, miracles do happen. My prayers are with you Dianne. Take care xxx

  80. Jac Reply

    I have just ordered some wheatgrass in the hope it will help my partner who suffers from crohn’s disease – has anyone tried this who suffers with crohn’s???? Your feedback would be much appreciated !!! Many thanks

  81. sonya Reply

    Dianne Frost,

    I care. I am feeling called to leave you message to research the film “dying to have known” regarding a natural and proven cure to cancer following what is called the GERSON THERAPY. It will heal your cancer through God’s natural gifts of consuming raw juices and vegetables. Please look into it. I will be praying for you. God Bless you Dianne~ Sonya

  82. steven Reply

    recently diagnosed with stage 3b colon cancer at age 23.
    positive about recovery due to being young, but can wheatgrass
    powder provide enough oxygen to blood to help fight cancer and
    encourage healing and give energy during this battle? any advice would be greatly appreciated

  83. Balaji Reply

    i Believe that wheat grass is best and easy way to be healthy, Besides yoga or exercise is good to maintain the body. My best wishes to ALL…

  84. jane bayquen Reply

    im acidic does it mean im not allowed to take wheat grass juice?

    • Ross Reply

      Nope – it means you should!

      • summer Reply

        yeah ryt

  85. Waveney Alfred Reply

    Will wheatgrass help if one has Arthritis?….Please let me know

    • Zulfikar Faredi Reply

      I have knee joint pain, does Wheat grass works on joint pain. Thanks

      • Energise Ross Reply

        That’s awesome – great to hear Zulfikar. Wheatgrass working wonders again!

  86. jacqueline Razon Reply

    Can anyone take wheat grass supplement? My father is 85 years old and fed up of taking different medicines everyday for high blood pressure and his kidneys are collapsing, he’s having injections 2 times a week for his anemic problem. What is the right kind of wheat grass
    supplement he can take. Please advise. Thank you.

  87. Yelena Reply

    Thanks Ross for information.
    It doesn’t taste that bad, honestly, I expected worst when I tried it for first time. The benefits are obvious and you can feel boosting energy for the whole day.
    Juice bar is the best place to go for your shot – organic and fresh in few minutes.

  88. gracee Reply

    hmm… i see it is healthy but it sure tastes sooo… can i just add this to my other drinks to make it a bit palateable?

    • Ross Reply

      You sure can! Enjoy!

  89. Maricel G. Bitancor Reply

    My mom has cancer. Is this good for her to take? ThANk you and more power!! God bless!!!

  90. shafira hosein maraj Reply

    I thank you for this very important information. Can this drink help in clearing up any colon diseases?

  91. Chirag Reply

    Can wheatgrass help in gaining weight?

  92. Dianne Frost Reply

    Hi- I have been diagnosed with rectal cancer and will have to undergo chemotherapy, radiation, and surgery. Will wheatgrass help soothe the effects of chemo and radiation treatments? Thanks, Dianne Frost

  93. Becky Reply

    Is it okay to use the cubes and make hot tea, or am I losing all the nutritional value by heating it up? I warm the water in the microwave, then drop the cube in the hot water.

  94. ramon perez Reply

    I recently started taking wheatgrass, its organic and in pill form. is it just as good as powder? and im also taking my alkilin drink along with it

  95. Jean Reply

    Thank u so much for all the information…..being a diabetic on a total of 100 units of insulin per day would wheat grass be a help with my sugars? Hope to find this in N B …..Canada cherriooooooo

  96. Maria Reply

    I love wheat grass. i go the my local juice bar, and get shots of it about 3 times a week. Man, does it taste strong, but I feel great after drinking it. It has so many beneficial things to it. I’m to lazy to make it on my own, but it is some great stuff. Wheat grass is also a powerful liver cleaner. I even introduced wheat grass to my dad, and he says he feels great after drinking it. Taking care of ourselves today, will reap all the rewards tomorrow. Cheers All!!!!

  97. Juan Carlos Reply

    P.S. I forgot to mention, I was already on a coffee and green tea regimen for about two months and have lost about 5 lbs. My waiste line has not felt so trim in years! I have been able to get back into my,”skinny jeans,” that were collecting dust for more than 7 years! Adding wheat grass I hope will help in the leaner body.

  98. Juan Carlos Reply

    I have started taking a lrg. shot of wheat grass, fresh, from a juice bar, cut in front of me, from the tray! So far about 4 days, along w/venti green tea. I also include in my morning regimen, lrg. cup plain oatmeal, one lrg. bananna, a lrg. bold coffee. For lunch a light meal. Thoughout the remainder of the day and through the night, 6 oz. pomagranate jucie, 8 oz. orange juice, a light to moderate dinner. I end the night w/a source of high of acidophilus, and a high source of yogurt, containing enzymes which promotes in my digestion. Needless to say I suffer greatly from gastro-intestenal maladies, for which I am always seeking medical attention. I hope that with the addition of wheat grass to my diet, my gastro-intestenol health will reap healthy benefits. I also enjoy brisk walks three times a day with my dogs daily. I wish that I will be writing about my health in a few months, as to how much more healthier I am with the addition of daily wheat grass. Wellness to you, and thank you.

  99. nolder pierre Reply

    i heard of this product from a friend.
    i suffer from diviticulitis and i am not one to drink water so i have trouble in the bathroo
    will this help me?
    nolder pierre

    • Ross Reply

      Hi Nolder

      You simply can’t ‘not be one to drink water’. EVERY element of your health is very badly affected if you do not drink at least 3 litres of water each day.


  100. ab rao Reply

    sir – i am using wheat grass daily since last 14 days. it is observed that cough is seriously coming. what to do.

  101. browny Reply

    Just the most awesome stuff its supressed my sweet tooth, kept me regular, my focus and energy are through the roof.

    I work away from home 5 days a week so bought the sachets so i dont have to lug tubs and thing back home every weekend.

    I train everyday and i find wheatgrass with cherry active is all i need, all other supplements are in the bin.


  102. wheatgrass benefits Reply

    This is very helpful since it will give people an alternative way of having a very healthy lifestyle without buying expensive commercial vitamins in the market.

  103. Jameel Reply

    Thank you for this useful information

  104. Gurmit Singh Reply

    Wonderful information on wheatgrass.

    I drink wheatgrass regularly and have noticed an immense
    effect on my energy levels and mental alertness.

    • Ross Reply

      Thanks Gurmit! Happy new year!

  105. B.R.Nagaraj Reply

    Thank you for the information given for consuming Wheat grass juice . I want to know whether it is good for a Diabetic patient . Further what is the dosage recommended daily or weekly befor e food or after food . Is it good for bones , for hair fall etc

  106. Shane Reply

    Tony Robbins Pure Energy green drink has kelp and wheat grass in it. This would not be a good mix since kelp is algae?

  107. Janarah Hollingshead Reply

    I am very new to Wheat grass. Can I just clip the grass and put it in a smoothy using my vita mix? Do I get the same benefits from juicing?

  108. Kevin Pardi Reply

    One of the main reasons I want to take wheat grass is to alkalize my system. I take wheat grass first thing in the morning, wait approx. 30 mins. and then have some green tea. I was wondering is drinking the green tea with it’s acid content going to negate the alkalizing affect the wheat grass has one me?
    Also; I am wanting to harvest a second cutting of wheat grass for things like massaging into my scale, enema, and poultice, I am not able to grow a second batch, the wheat grass is sparse at best, yellowish green and never fully grows. Is there something I can do to get a second batch? I realize it’s not as potent the second time that’s why I want to use it externally. Thank you for your help.

  109. Vinal Bhagerati Reply

    Since using wheatgrass for the last two months i have lost 8 lbs. I have increased energy and my organ has grown 1 inch. Power to de wheatgrass…………………………..

  110. Wheatgrass Healthy Reply

    Great blog post here about wheatgrass it is packed full of useful information about wheatgrass. Keep up the great work and spread the word.

  111. James White Reply

    Fantastic post thank you. Great info!

    • poonam yadav Reply

      This is the Best health drink I have ever had and can see the results too. Even it’s available now in many juice corners in Delhi.