Many people have questions about the wheat grass powder recommended daily dosage. That’s understandable. Few medical studies or other research findings guide you when you decide how wheat grass may benefit you or what dose of wheat grass is appropriate. The short answer is to follow the doses on the directions provided by the manufacturer.
With that in mind, you’ll want to talk to your doctor and follow product directions when taking a daily dose of wheat grass. That’s certainly true when taking wheat grass powder, juice, and other forms of this supplement. That may seem odd given that wheat grass is derived from the triticum aestivum (wheat) plant, one that so many of us are familiar with.
The answer is that everyone’s health profile is different. That’s why it’s vital to contact a physician or other health expert before you take any supplement. Their advice can safeguard you from possible allergic reactions or drug interactions.
Remember, too, that not all supplements are made with the same ingredients. Yes, wheat grass is derived from the wheat plant and is the base of the corresponding supplements. But each manufacturer uses different amounts of ingredients to craft their supplements. You should read the product information on the label so you know exactly what’s in the supplement you take. Then share that information with your physician to make sure it is the best wheat grass supplement for you.
Before we discuss doses of wheat grass, it’s essential to understand why people buy and begin taking wheat grass, as well as the potential benefits. In fact, the dose you take is often tied to the benefits you may be looking for.
Wheat grass is packed with vitamins, including C, E, and K, plus B complex, and other nutrients, including amino acids, iron, and calcium. There is even protein in wheat grass.
Studies suggest that a daily dose of wheat grass powder can give your overall health a boost.
Some preliminary studies show that wheat grass serves as an antioxidative—so it eliminates toxins—and may help keep your liver healthy. Plus, it may reduce blood pressure and reduce “bad” cholesterol. Some studies have even found wheat grass to have anti-cancer potential.
Please note that these medical claims are anecdotal and have not been verified. Also, all wheat grass powders and other forms aren’t the same. (We’ll discuss quality in a bit.) For example, one study showed daily consumption of one half of a cup of wheat grass juice reduced ulcerative colitis symptoms for about one-third of participants.
Wheat grass seems to help with digestion, as well. And there’s an open debate about whether wheat grass helps you lose weight or raises your metabolism. What we do know, however, is that wheat grass is low in calories and can be considered a nutrient-packed food substitute.
There’s no detailed information available that specifies an appropriate amount of wheat grass. Most wheat grass juices advise users to drink 1 to 4 ounces, and powders typically instruct users to mix 1 teaspoon of wheat grass with 8 ounces of water. Many people also use the powder as a smoothie ingredient, and you can find fresh wheat grass juice and organic wheat grass available if you prefer to consume it that way.
You will not find specific advice about the use of wheat grass supplements from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). That’s because wheat grass, like other dietary supplements, is classified as food by the FDA. This makes sense, of course, because wheat grass is derived from the wheat plant itself. And, again, that’s important information for those with celiac disease or gluten intolerance.
Wheat grass manufacturers don’t need to follow federal or other guidelines to create their products. That’s why it’s important that you research various options and choose the wheat grass powder or other product that is right for you.
Consumer Labs reports that most wheat grass products “tend to be high in fiber, low in sodium and fats, and usually only contain a small number of calories.” The real difference is in the additional ingredients. Some also contain very little protein. Know what you buy and make sure to add protein or other substances that may be lacking. And, as ever, consider adding more vegetables and fruits to your diet.
At Brightcore, we choose ingredients grown in ancient volcanic, mineral-rich soil under natural sunshine. You may find other powders are grown in trays indoors under artificial light, but ours is grown outdoors under natural sunlight. Plus, when we harvest the ingredients, they’re dried at cold temperatures to retain all of the heat-sensitive nutrients and enzymes within them.