Schnabel’s team discovered that the nutritional-density of wheatgrass and other cereal grass reaches a peak level at a special time. That occurs in the early spring and lasts for only a few days. It is known as the “jointing stage.” In winter wheat growing regions, the stage occurs once each year after a winter of slow growth.
It may help treat gastrointestinal conditions, anaemia and the side effects of chemotherapy, and protect against cancer.
Daily consumption is believed to enhance the health of blood cells, muscles, bones, teeth, kidneys, liver and spleen; regulate blood pressure; improve circulation and metabolism; and prevent heart disease, diabetes and cancer. It is also deemed a natural appetite suppressant and metabolism booster and is used to aid digestion, ease menopausal symptoms and chronic fatigue syndrome, reduce hair loss, detoxify heavy metals from the blood, boost energy and assist with eczema, colds and osteoarthritis.