FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTION
"Dr Wheatgrass" doesn't actually exist as a person. It is our trademarked brand. However, to all of us it is Dr. Chris Reynolds, a general practitioner based in Melbourne, Australia and the founder of our Company.
Dr. Chris developed the wheatgrass extract that forms the main ingredient of our products. He has used the extract successfully in clinical trials and in thousands of patients since 1995. He has re-discovered the therapeutic power of wheatgrass that first came to light in modern times in the 1930's.
Dr Wheatgrass Supershots contain a natural, specially formulated antioxidant-rich extract derived from fresh, young, vital wheatgrass sprouts. Supershots contain only natural ingredients and no artificial flavouring. Click here for more information.
Thalassaemia is an inherited condition that results in the production of abnormal hemoglobin, the molecules in the red blood cells that carry oxygen around the body. Many of these patients often require lifelong, usually monthly, blood transfusions and drugs to remove iron from the body. There are millions of sufferers worldwide.
Wheatgrass has been shown to increase the "transfusion gap", the time between transfusions in some of these patients.
Some people may develop diarrhea and/or mild nausea if they drink too much wheatgrass juice. It is best to keep to the 5ml dosage of the supershots.
For best results it is best to take wheatgrass supershots properly. Hold the liquid in your mouth for two to three minutes if possible without swallowing. This will allow for much greater absorption of bioactives compares with just simply swallowing it.
There are two main differences.
First, the wheatgrass sprout extract we use contains 25% more antioxidants compared with freshly juiced wheatgrass.
Secondly, juicing does not extract all bioactive material from the wheatgrass leaves. A significant amount remains in the fibre which does not get absorbed into the body. By comparison our extraction process, which takes several months, yields almost 100% return of bioactives.
Other differences are for example the stability of Supershots compared with fresh juice enables you to take your daily wheatgrass "shot" any time and any place. It is ideal for the traveller or shift-worker and many others who do not have access to a juice bar or are unable to cultivate their own grass.
Supershots are shelf-stable for at least two years at room temperature, whereas Fresh wheatgrass juice lasts only a few days if refrigerated.
In the 1970's Ann Wigmore started the wheatgrass juicing craze in the united states which ultimately led to the huge nutrition-based industry that we have today and is growing world-wide.
The history of wheatgrass healing goes back a thousand years. In the 1930's, there was substantial scientific research into the grass juice factor and other therapeutic benefits of cereal grasses. Due to its ability to stimulate growth factor production, this discovery revolutionised medical treatment and enhanced our understanding of the body's natural healing processes and immune system.
5 mls (one teaspoonful) of Supershots a day for an adult, half that amount for young children and two or three drops daily for infants. In the elderly, because of the energy boost that wheatgrass can deliver, it is best to give half the standard dose.
Our extract is derived from freshly cut, young, vital wheatgrass sprouts. We then use a secret process that enables almost 100% retention of bioactives resulting in a stable extract that lasts for many years. The procedure takes three months to complete under strictly controlled conditions.
Human Genome Project associated technology has been used to guarantee efficacy and stability.
Not at all. Most of the healthy giving properties of wheatgrass juice lies in the chlorophyll that it contains and the nutritional content. Dr Chris has discovered that chlorophyll has little or no biological activity in humans. It is the Grass Juice Factor that is known to be the potent growth and fertility factor, activates growth factor production and that results in stronger immunity and rapid healing rates.
The grass juice factor, unlike chlorophyll, is vital and durable, which is why Dr Wheatgrass supershots has a shelf life of 2 years and longer after opening.
It comes down to which product you prefer and for what medical condition it is used for. Recovery Cream and Superbalm are both cream forms of our products while the Recovery Spray is liquid. They all contain wheatgrass extract as the only bioactive ingredient, so they all have the potential of being effective.
Here are additional information that would help you decide which product to use:
1. Theraputic Uses of Wheatgrass (application instruction per condition)
2. Relative Strengths of Dr Wheatgrass Topical Products