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Barley grass juice—a wide spectrum of potent nutrients
Research in the late twentieth century revealed that young barley grass is the most nutritious of the green grasses. While barley has been used as a grain since ancient times, the value of barley as a grass was overlooked. Japanese researchers discovered that the young, green barley grass was an incredibly complete source of nutrition, containing a wide spectrum of vitamins, minerals, chlorophyll, antioxidants, phytonutrients, and enzymes.
Researchers also discovered that young barley is at its nutritional best before the beginning of the reproductive cycle, before the plant channels nutrition to the seed heads. In fact, when harvested at this early stage, young barley leaves have a very different nutritional makeup from the mature grain.
A dilemma arises when we attempt to derive nourishment from this nutrient-rich barley grass as the human body is not equipped with the enzymes to break down its fibre. Without a product like BarleyLife, barley grass alone is not digestible, so this nutrition remains insoluble and is, therefore, not bioavailable to the human body.
As research progressed on young barley grass, it was discovered that when grass was juiced and fiber removed, the vast nutritional profile of barley was unlocked for human consumption. Barley grass became bioavailable. However, the nutrients in the liquid state were quite fragile and had to be consumed within a very short time to retain their nutritive value. To provide a realistic shelf life, one more step was needed to make this barley
juice readily available to humans.
A unique processing method
How can the nutrients in barley grass be kept from oxidizing and losing their potency? AIM uses an advanced processing technology in which the barley leaves are harvested with state-of the-art equipment when their nutrients are most potent and alive.
Within minutes, the leaves are juiced (not milled, as in many other barley grass products) and processed using the most advanced, innovative, and efficient cool-processing method for maximum
nutrition and fresh-tasting juice powder.
Brown Rice Oligodextrin
BarleyLife now contains brown rice oligodextrin instead of corn maltodextrin. Brown rice oligodextrin offers the functional properties of maltodextrin with the benefits of native proteins and nutrients from brown rice, has been a part of the BarleyLife formula. Oligodextrin added to the barley juice acts as a buffer between the enzymes and other molecules, stabilizing and maintaining the nutrients. The juice is spray-dried, using a special,
low-temperature process. This preserves the delicate balance of vitamins, minerals, and other phytonutrients. AIM uses only non-GMO, medium grain brown rice grown in the USA.
BarleyLife contains Laminaria digitata, a wild, uncultivated species of kelp from Atlantic Ocean waters. Kelp provides additional iodine content to BarleyLife. Deficiencies in iodine have been linked to developmentally impaired cognitive functions in young children. These deficiencies have also been associated with extreme fatigue, depression, weight gain, and low basal body temperatures.
As a nutrient-dense, whole food, BarleyLife is an
ideal fast food.
Among these nutrients, several deserve a closer look.
Chlorophyll has been studied for its potential in stimulating both tissue growth and red blood cells in connection with oxygen supply. A remarkable similarity has been found between chlorophyll and the red pigment in the blood.
According to an article in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute, chlorophyll fed to laboratory animals reduces absorption of three dietary carcinogens: heterocyclic amines (found in cooked muscle meat), polycyclic hydrocarbons (found in smoked and barbecued foods), and aflatoxin (a mold toxin found on peanuts).
The chlorophyll formed complex compounds with the carcinogens while they were in the digestive tract, limiting their bioavailability.
The limiting of alflatoxin’s bioavailability has been reinforced in a 2009 human study published in Cancer Prevention Research.
Chlorophyll also removes carbon dioxide and carbon monoxide and has been found to reduce fecal, urinary, and body odor. In addition, it has anti-inflammatory and antioxidant
Chlorophyll is one of the most fragile nutrients in BarleyLife. By testing for chlorophyll content during processing and throughout the shelf-life of the product, AIM ensures the viability of nutrients in BarleyLife.
Lutonarin and Saponarin
Lutonarin (7-O-GIO) and Saponarin (7-O-GIV) serve as very powerful antioxidants. Lutonarin is the superior antioxidant of the two and is found in high concentrations in BarleyLife. Research in New Zealand has shown that lutonarin and saponarin content in barley leaves increases with UV exposure. This indicates they may provide antioxidant protection against environmental stresses.
BarleyLife contains naturally occurring vitamin K1 (phytonadione), which is found in plants. This fat-soluble vitamin plays a key role in proper bone growth and bone density maintenance. A study at the Hebrew Rehabilitation Center for the Aged found that a healthy diet containing ample amounts of vitamin K may help to ensure adequate bone density and protect against osteoporosis and hip fracture in postmenopausal women.
Superoxide Dismutase (SOD)
Green barley leaves contain a multitude of enzymes. Enzymes are essential for the thousands of chemical reactions that occur throughout the body, including the absorption of digested nutrients. The enzyme superoxide dismutase (SOD) is a powerful antioxidant thought to slow the rate of cell destruction by providing a defense against free radicals, especially the most prolific free radical, superoxide.
Superoxide free radicals are thought to
be responsible for the breakdown of synovial fluid that leads to the inflammatory response in joints. Much of the current clinical research on SOD is focused on arthritis, bursitis, and gout. SOD is heat sensitive, and it is considered to be a measurement of overall enzymatic activity.
If SOD is present in a food in an active state, it can be concluded that the other enzymes in the food are also present in an active state. Enzymes are not found in processed and cooked foods.
Green barley grass has a strong alkalinizing effect, which helps keep the ratio between acidity and alkalinity in our body fluids balanced. Our cells cannot function efficiently if the pH (which measures acidity and alkalinity) is not in a narrow range. Most processed foods are acidifying, and when we consume too many of them, the acid-alkaline balance is upset. Green barley grass contains the alkalinizing minerals potassium, calcium, and
magnesium. These minerals neutralize acidic materials and can help maintain a healthy acidalkaline balance. Order an AIM pH Test Kit (4656E) to find whether your body is acidic or alkaline.
Vitamin A, a fat-soluble vitamin, plays an important role in vision, growth and development, immune functions, red blood cell production, reproduction, and the development and maintenance of healthy skin, hair, and mucous membranes. Vitamin A can be found in foods in two main forms:
• Retinol from animal and synthetic sources
• Carotenes that are synthesized by plants
The vitamin A in BarleyLife is beta-carotene, which is the most efficient of the carotenoids for conversion to vitamin A in the body. Vitamin A is also an important antioxidant known to protect cells. Beta-carotene has been linked to the maintenance of ocular, cardiovascular, and immune health.
Folate is a water-soluble B vitamin that occurs naturally in food.
Folic acid is a form of folate that is found in some foods and also in supplements. Folic acid helps produce and maintain new cells—it is needed to make DNA and RNA, the building blocks of cells.
This is especially important during periods of rapid cell division and growth, such as infancy and pregnancy. Research has shown that women who take folic acid before and during pregnancy have a 70 percent reduction in incidents of spina bifida and other neural tube defects. Folic acid also helps prevent changes to DNA that may lead to cancer. Both adults and children need folate to make normal red blood cells and prevent anemia. Three
servings a day of BarleyLife provide over 30 percent of your % Daily Value of folate.
How to use BarleyLife
• Take two teaspoons (tsp.) or 7 capsules 2 to 3 times per day. Many people start with one tsp. or three to four capsules per day and gradually increase their serving every four to five days.
• Young children begin with ¼ tsp. per day and gradually increase to ½ tsp. or two capsules per day.
• Since mixing BarleyLife activates the nutrients, drink it immediately after mixing it in water or your favourite juice.
• BarleyLife delivers
the greatest benefits when taken on an empty stomach, 30 minutes before or two hours after a meal.
• You may take BarleyLife with other AIM products. To receive the greatest absorption of nutrients, take AIM Herbal Fiberblend® or AIM FibreBalance® one hour before or 30 minutes after taking BarleyLife.
• Close tightly after opening and store in a cool, dry, dark place (70-75°F; 20-24°C). Do not refrigerate.