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I was sent a bottle of Pines Wheatgrass tablets recently. I told my husband I was going to make him take them, since he doesn’t eat enough veggies willingly. (Like I can “make” him do anything… he does have his own free will and I don’t have that much control over anything!)
Some notes about Pines:
- The wheatgrass is USDA organic, Non-GMO, Gluten-Free, Raw, Kosher.
- Grown using mineral rich glacial soil and watered with natural rainwater, not irrigation water.
- Comes in an amber glass bottle, so there isn’t any oxidation and loss of nutrients.
- Has a 5-year shelf life
- Pines is the original wheatgrass company, started in 1976.
So, why consume wheatgrass? First of all, one serving of Pines wheatgrass provides you with the equivalent nutrients of a serving of spinach. Having the tablets is an easy way to get in a serving of greens on the go and the pills aren’t going to wilt!
Wheatgrass has a whole host of benefits; from lowering blood pressure, increases red blood cell count, treats GI issues, neutralizes toxins, stimulates the thyroid and more. [See wheatgrass benefits] The fact that it helps thyroid AND gastrointestinal issues really intrigues me. I’d love to get off thyroid meds.
One serving of the wheatgrass tablets is 7 tablets. When my husband heard that, he said “No way am I taking that many.” So… he doesn’t. But he takes 2 or 3 each morning, so every little bit helps! I didn’t find it a problem to take 7 pills though… it’s better than taking 30-50.
They recommend that people take 2-3 servings each day. So that means 14-21 pills… but not all at once, you would space those out between a few servings during the day. They sell bottles that range in size from 100 to 1400 pills.