How does Wheatgrass work?

Wheatgrass contains chemicals that might have antioxidant and anti-inflammatory (swelling) activity.

Are there safety concerns?

Wheatgrass is safe for most adults in amounts commonly found in foods.

Wheatgrass seems to be safe when used as medicine for up to one month. Wheatgrass can cause nausea, appetite loss, and constipation.

Do not use wheatgrass if:
  • You are pregnant or breast-feeding.

Dosing considerations for Wheatgrass.

The appropriate dose of wheatgrass depends on several factors such as the user's age, health, and several other conditions. At this time there is not enough scientific information to determine an appropriate range of doses for wheatgrass. Keep in mind that natural products are not always necessarily safe and dosages can be important. Be sure to follow relevant directions on product labels and consult your pharmacist or physician or other healthcare professional before using.

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