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Explaining Barleygreen

Q: What are enzymes good for?
A: 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.
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Q: How do you protect the enzymes?
A: 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.
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Q: Why is kelp added to BarleyGreen?
A: 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.
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Q: What are the benefits of kelp?
A: 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 an 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.
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Kelp is type of algae that contains abundant vitamins (A,B,C, etc.) and minerals (iodine, iron, calcium, potassium, phosphorus, zinc, copper, etc.). Since Japan is filled with volcanic ashes, and the vegetables grown on such a land generally lack minerals, the Japanese found that they had to utilize ocean alga in order to stay healthy. 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.
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Q: How much sugar is in BarleyGreen?
A: BarleyGreen does not contain any simple sugars or sweeteners.
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Q: What does the chlorophyll do?
A: The chlorophyll content of 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.
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Q: Is there a difference in the chlorophyll you buy as a supplement versus chlorophyll you obtain from natural sources like BarleyGreen?
A: 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.
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Q: Where in the digestive tract is BarleyGreen assimilated?
A: Assimilation begins in the mouth, and continues in the esophagus, stomach, and intestines, i.e. all along the entire gastrointestinal tract.
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Q: What does a detoxifier do and how might this affect me?
A: 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!
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Q: Does BarleyGreen contain digestive enzymes?
A: Yes, BarleyGreen contains many enzymes including digestive enzymes such as amylase.
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Q: What are antioxidants? What do they do?
A: 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.
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Q: Are all of Green Food's products alkaline - important for people with esophageal problems including acid reflux and hiatal hernias?
A: Yes, relative to the pH of the stomach, all of our products are alkaline, ranging from pH 7.0-7.5.
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Q: How many carbohydrates does BarleyGreen contain?
A: In a 6g serving, there are 4 g of total carbohydrate.
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Q: Is there a difference between BarleyGreen USA and BarleyGreen Original?
A: Both are nutritionally identical with the only difference being that BarleyGreen Original is imported from and grown in Japan, while BarleyGreen USA is grown and processed in an identical fashion at our facility in Oxnard, California.
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Q: Is there a difference between BarleyGreen tablets and BarleyGreen powder?
A: 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.
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Q: Why is BarleyGreen so green?
A: 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.
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