We started drinking wheatgrass shots because we heard through a friend that wheatgrass has many health benefits. Wheatgrass is a grass in the wheat family that has many nutrients, including chlorophyll, which is what gives plants their green color. We purchased wheatgrass powder online and decided to give it a try.
We mix a small amount of the powder with a little bit of water in a glass and stir. Then, we drink it down quickly, like a shot. The taste is not very pleasing to me, although it is bearable. However, wheatgrass may be mixed with juice to cover up the taste. We have also made smoothies and added wheatgrass as an ingredient.
While we were originally taking wheatgrass shots for health reasons, we noticed something different about my sleep since we had started drinking the wheatgrass shots. In the past, we would lie awake for hours, having trouble falling and staying asleep. We have taken numerous natural supplements that have worked initially, however, they seemed to be pretty short lived and our sleep issue would return pretty quickly. Still, nothing has helped us sleep as much as wheatgrass.
Ever since we have been drinking wheatgrass, at least five times a week, our sleep has been incredibly improved. Even though we did not initially take it for sleep issues, wheatgrass has been the best natural sleep remedy out of anything we had ever tried. We did not even know that wheatgrass could have such an effect on our sleep. We were unaware that this was one of the benefits of taking it.
Within the first week of drinking wheatgrass shots, we noticed we were falling asleep so quickly and easily and staying asleep until we had about seven or eight hours of sleep. At first, we did not know why we were sleeping so well, so we did not attribute it to the wheatgrass we were drinking. However, looking back now, we realize it had to be the wheatgrass. There are no other changes we have made in our life or any other supplements we are taking to help our sleep, so the only thing we could trace it to, were our shots of wheatgrass.
Since that first week, we were still able to fall asleep and stay asleep more easily when we take our wheatgrass shots. It has been almost two months now that we have been taking these shots and our sleep has improved dramatically since we’ve started taking it. We decided to do some online research to find out if other people have had a similar experience and we found it that it had also helped other people with their sleep issues as well.
We will continue taking wheatgrass shots for sleep because it feels good to actually be able to fall asleep so easily and stay asleep throughout the night. If you are experiencing sleep problems or insomnia, you may want to look into taking wheatgrass and see if it helps you as well.
In case you don’t have the time to do research online, below are some of the benefits of wheatgrass as well as links where you can get wheatgrass (in juice, capsule, powder, pills, or tablet form) and kits to grow wheatgrass at home.
Wheatgrass is considered by many to be a super food. It is a potent source for a number of nutrients that are vital to your body. There have been many studies done that show there are many health benefits of adding it to your diet on a regular basis.
Health Benefits of Wheatgrass
- Helps encourage high oxygenation in your body
- Helps establish an alkaline environment in your body
- Helps rebuild and strengthen blood
- Helps rebuild damaged tissue
- Helps purify the liver
- Acts as an antiseptic to treat strep infections, wounds, sinusitis, varicose veins, scars, and ear infections
- Helps prevent cavities and tooth decay
- Helps fight skin conditions like psoriasis and eczema
- Helps improve sleep
- Helps detoxify the body heavy metals from the body
- Helps reduce sore throat pain
- Helps improve digestion
- Boosts the immune system
- Supplies a high dose of chlorophyll
- Helps regulate blood sugar
There are other benefits to taking wheatgrass, but looking through the above list, you may have seen one or more reasons to add wheatgrass to your diet.
Most natural doctors and those who recommend adding wheatgrass to your diet suggest consuming it on its own or combining it with juices or supplements. It is always best to consume foods as close to their natural state as you can. When you’re talking about wheatgrass, that means you’ll want to drink it in juice form, called ‘shots.’ If you can’t find a place to get fresh wheatgrass shots where you live, powdered form which can be mixed with water or other juices is the second best option. Wheatgrass tablets or capsules can also be beneficial if the other two options aren’t available.
Here are some sources for wheatgrass in various forms and kits to grow wheatgrass at home.
Wheat grass on its own is wonderful, but this Wheat Grass with Real Ginger Extract from Garden Greens is amazing. You received 32 fluid ounces which is 32 servings. Suggested use is to take 2 tablespoons or mix it with 6 fluid ounces of water.
This 5.1 fluid ounce bottle has enough liquid wheatgrass juice for 30 days. It was developed by a medical doctor, Dr. Chris Reynolds, and has 25% more antioxidants than wheatgrass juice.
Grown in California, Anthony’s Organic Wheatgrass Powder comes in an 8 ounce bag that is non-GMO, vegan, non-irradiated, and has no artificial colors, fillers or additives. It can be blended into smoothies or juices, sprinkled on foods, or mixed with water for a shot.
This Wheatgrass powder, by Nutricost, is 30 servings. You can mix it with water, juice, add it to smoothies, or use it in food. The product is non-GMO and gluten-free.
Wheatgrass Powder – USDA Certified Organic Wheat Grass Powder That Is Rich in Essential Amino Acids, Chlorophyll, Antioxidants, Fatty Acids, Minerals & Vitamins – US Grown – Vegan & Non-GMO Superfoods
This Natural Elements Organic Wheat Grass is 200 grams worth. It is USDA organic with no GMOs, no additives, no preservatives, and no artificial colors or fillers. You can buy with confidence when you buy from Natural Elements.
The one pound of wheatgrass seeds from Magic Grow are guaranteed to grow. They are naturally grown and non-GMO. The seeds are hard red winter wheatgrass seeds and come in a resealable bag for easy use.
You will get 5 pounds of PowerGrow’s organic wheatgrass seeds that are guaranteed to grow. They are also certified USDA organic and non-GMO. Can be used for juicing, sprouting, grinding, and baking.
There are 6 ounces of wheatgrass sprouting seeds from Country Creek LLC. They are organic, non-GMO, and produced and packaged in the USA. They have a high germination rate and long shelf life.
The USDA Certified Organic wheatgrass, from Amazing Grass, is whole-leaf wheatgrass that is non-GMO, and gluten-free. There are 200 tablets and it is recommended that you take 5 tablets, once or twice per day to get 1,000 mg.
Considered the original green superfood, Pines Wheat Grass is simple to take with water for a complete serving of leafy greens. There are 500 tablets in each bottle. They are gluten-free, non-GMO, kosher, raw, vegan, no sugar added, and plant-based.
From Living Whole Foods, this wheatgrass kit contains everything you need to start growing organic wheatgrass at home. The easy instructions will allow you to begin juicing within 7 to 10 days. Included are 5 pounds of organic wheatgrass seed, 5 growing trays, 5 pounds organic soil, Azomite mineral fertilizer, book, laminated instructions, and free technical support.
The Window Garden Wheat Grass Kit includes 1 – 15” x 6”multi-use handcrafted acrylic planting tray, 1 – 150 ml spray bottle, 1 – 2 quart fiber soil, and 1 – organic hard read wheat grass seeds, as well as easy instructions on how to plant and harvest your wheat grass.
Included in this wheatgrass growing starter kit from Handy Pantry are two 10”x10” drip trays and two 10”x10” growing trays, 2 lbs of non-GMO, OCTO certified organic wheatgrass seeds which is enough to grow 4 trays of grass, and 4 OMRI compressed soil disks, and step-by-step instructions.
Made by Mueller Austria, this juicer has been designed for safety, ease of use, less waste, and the maximum amount of juice. The juicer pieces are detachable, so you save space. It is able to juice many types of fruits and vegetables. It is backed by an industry leading warranty and live telephone customer support.
This Paderno juicer is made of BPA-free ABS plastic. It comes with an 18-ounce cup and sieve to catch and filter the juice as well as a 12-ounce cup to catch the pulp. It extracts the juice from a variety of fruits and vegetables, as well as wheatgrass.
Bosenkitchen Stainless Steel Masticating Juicer Easy to Clean, 80RPM, Soft & Hard 2 Speed Control, Quite Motor & Reverse Function, 150W Veggies Fruits Juice Extractor, Cold Press Slow Juicer Machine with 700ml Juice Container & Brush
This electric juicer from Bosenkitchen has anti-slip feet and has three different modes to meet your needs. All detachable parts are made of food grade materials and the motor runs at less than 60 decibels.
In only a few seconds, this juicer from Homever will produce fresh juice with little pulp or foam. It has a safety lock design, reverse function, and a motor which runs at less than 60 decibels. It is able to juice fruits, veggies, and greens.