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Barley Grass Capsules
Barley Grass Capsules

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Although mankind has used Barley grain for millennia, only in the early Twentieth Century did we discover the exceptional nutritional richness of its young, leafy growth (cotyledons).

Barley Grass is high in vitamin A and folic acid, and a source of chlorophyll.

Suggested Use:
We recommend that you take 6 capsules daily, with water, mid-morning and/or mid-afternoon. We also recommend that you take a reduced dose (e.g. 3 capsules) during the first week to minimise detoxification symptoms. Store your Barley Grass Capsules in a cool, dry place.

Size: 140 x 500mg capsules
Organic, Barley Grass powder. HPMC plant-based cellulose capsule casings.

Certified Organic by the Soil Association.
Nutritional Elements:

Rainforest Foods Barley Grass Capsules contribute to the following health benefits:

  • Digestions and Metabolism
  • ✔ macronutrient metabolism
  • ✔ iron absorption & metabolism
  • Brain Function and Nervous System
  • ✔ normal psychological function
  • ✔ nervous system support
  • Blood, Heart and Cardiovascular Health
  • ✔ oxygen transport in the body
  • ✔ healthy blood vessels
  • Hair, Skin and Nails
  • ✔ improvement of skin health
  • ✔ normal hair & skin pigmentation
  • The Story:
    Barley has been used by humans for thousands of years. The ancient Egyptians, Romans and Vikings all used Barley, and Columbus carried it to the Americas in 1493. During the Twentieth Century it was discovered that the leafy growth of the young plant serves as a hugely complete food, bringing a vast range of benefits to the diets of both livestock and humans.

    Barley, or Hordeum, is a grass with many wild and domesticated varieties. However, Barley Grass as we know it is the cotyledons (leafy initial growth) of Hordeum vulgare, the Barley cultivated most commonly in agriculture. Many of Barley Grass’ benefits come from its chlorophyll content. This is the same chemical that makes grass green. As the essential ingredient in photosynthesis it is the basis of all plant life. Chlorophyll also has a very similar structure to blood haemoglobin.

    Rainforest Foods Barley Grass is sourced from an organic farm in Canterbury, New Zealand. The entire production process is organically certified, and is designed to allow a high proportion of the plant’s original nutritional value to be retained.
    The Production:
    We source our Barley Grass from an organic farm in Canterbury, New Zealand. It is harvested while the plant is still young, below 30 cm tall. Within 1-6 hours of harvest the Barley Grass is transported to an organically certified dehydrating company, where the moisture content is reduced to approximately 4% by air dryers. The drying process takes between 20 and 25 minutes. Samples are taken hourly for daily quality assurance testing. Once dried, the powder is milled into particles, first of approximately 150 – 200 microns, then down to 50 microns. It is then packaged, awaiting transport to the UK.

    The powder is encapsulated in the UK by a leading GMP (Good Manufacturing Practice)-registered pharmaceutical manufacturer. GMP registration requires rigorous inspection by the MHRA (Medicine and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency), the government agency responsible for ensuring that medicines and medical devices work and are safe. Regular GMP audits enforce optimum quality standards in the encapsulation process. Rainforest Foods capsule casings are made from HPMC, a plant-based cellulose material approved for vegetarian and vegan use by the Vegetarian Society, and Halal and Kosher-certified. HPMC is about as biologically neutral a foodstuff as it is possible to find, and the only other ingredient in the casings is water. The capsules are 100% pure, using no fillers, binders or bulking agents. Each capsule contains 500mg of powder.