|WHAT IS GREEN BARLEY?|
“Green Barley---A Total Food” contains the pure juice from young barley leaves in dried or powdered form, extracted when the plants are no more than 12 inches high. At this age, the leaves have an intense bright green color, indicating high amounts of vitamins, minerals, enzymes, chlorophyll, and protein. Green Barley is 41% digestible protein. From the vitamins to the enzymes, all these micronutrients appear to have a restorative and anti-aging effect. Green Barley is not a medicine or a drug; instead, it is a live, natural, potent, organic food.
Howard Lutz, Director of the Institute for Preventive Medicine, says that “Barley grass is one of the most incredible products of this decade. It improves stamina, sexual energy, clarity of thought…” What better testimonial could you have than the Director of the Institute for Preventive Medicine in Washington, D.C.? [Nutritional News, September 1982]
Dr. Yoshihide Hagiwara
You may have heard of Dr. Yoshihide Hagiwara, the man behind Green Barley. Dr. Hagiwara is a very prominent doctor, researcher, inventor, and scientist in Japan. His nutritional and pharmacological research, ideas, and creations have brought him numerous awards, and honors, and his concern about ways to improve the health and well-being of his people has crossed international borders.
Dr. Hagiwara has developed a number of synthetic drugs, including an anti-fungal agent and other compounds which are currently in use and were patented under his name. He relates that about 15 years into his research, he became increasingly aware that most of the synthetic drugs that he developed were primarily for acute conditions, and while they were very effective in alleviating these acute conditions, they did not help to prevent the problems from developing in the first place. He also observed that when treating a patient with a typical synthetic drug that the condition would usually be improved, but often undesirable side effects would crop up. A good example is the steroid drugs which are used for everything from bee stings to arthritis. You can’t stay on steroid drugs forever because they create their own problems and major problems to be sure.
So Dr. Hagiwara decided there has to be a better way. There just has to be a better way. And there was… a natural preventive approach which led to more than 13 years of intensive research on over 150 different plants, grains, and grasses. Dr. Hagiwara discovered that barley was not only an excellent source, but one of the richest sources, of the entire broad spectrum of nutrients required by man for growth, repair, and well-being. Barley has been cultivated in China for hundreds of years, and was used in Ancient Greece, Rome, and by the Lake Dwellers of Ancient Switzerland. Despite its medicinal and nutritional qualities, however, barley has been used primarily in this country for the brewing of beer. Fermenting barley results in malt; this, in turn, is used in brewing.
Dr. Hagiwara’s research and efforts to find a natural, organic, nutritional source that would have enzymatic action to counteract aging and disease was recognized by the International Foundation for Preventive Medicine at its second annual Conference on Reversing the Aging Process in November, 1981, in New York. [Let’s Live, March, 1982]
Anti-Aging Enzyme (Superoxide Dismutase)
Almost 500 years ago, the Fountain of Youth symbolized the answer to aging---the secret elixir of good health. Ponce de Leon unfortunately grew old and died while searching for it. Scientists still haven’t found a cure for aging. There is no way to prevent aging from taking place. But, scientists believe they have found a key---genes that produce an enzyme called Superoxide Dismutase or S.O.D.
It appears S.O.D. is a super scavenger enzyme that ferrets out and destroys the damaging free radicals, chemical byproducts of normal cellular metabolism. Free radicals are highly reactive and unstable, due to their unpaired electron, and will attack any molecule in your body, damaging many of the components of a cell, including DNA. DNA, of course, is the chemical which genes are composed. When enough DNA is damaged, cells begin to die, contributing to aging process. There is no cure for aging; nothing can prevent aging from taking place---but scientists now believe that S.O.D. delays it. [Science Digest, August 1982]
The pure juice of young barley leaves happens to be one of the richest sources of this anti-aging enzyme S.O.D. The active S.O.D. occupies a part of total mass of barley juice and is one of the highest values found among natural resources. [S.O.D.---Old Enzyme Article]
Current research is doing much to bolster the theory that S.O.D. can actually delay or slow down the aging process. Molecular biologist Kenneth Munkres and his colleagues at the University of Wisconsin examined several strains of the same species of mold and discovered that those that lived the longest were indeed those richest in S.O.D. The implications are intriguing, for if a cell’s S.O.D. content can be manipulated, might not life spans be commensurately expanded or extended? [Science Digest, August 1982]
According to the best selling book “Life Extensions,” by Durk Pearson and Sandy Shaw ---which focuses on all the latest and current theories and discoveries relating to the aging process and prolonging or extending one’s life---a study by Dr. Richard Cutler, a biophysicist at the National Institute of Aging, shows that the life span of many mammalian species, including man, were found to be directly proportional to the amount of S.O.D. they contain. The animals with the longest spans and man were found to have the highest levels of S.O.D.
If this young Green Barley juice, one of the richest sources of the anti-aging enzyme S.O.D., can perhaps restore or revitalize our damaged cells, longevity and rejuvenation may be achieved. Young green barley juice may also help
keep the skin young, fresh, soft, and beautiful. [New York Speech, p.7]