As a superfood, the potential health benefits of wheatgrass are numerous, but reaping them can be hard to stomach given the supplement’s bitter-tasting notoriety. Enter CitraGreen from the makers of Nutrifiz in the UK, the world’s first effervescent wheatgrass tablets, that transforms the superfood into a convenient, palatable superdrink that is Made in the USA. Gritless and mess-free, just add water and enjoy. MSRP $11.99 at www.citragreen.com
According to Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (https://www.mskcc.org/cancer-care/integrative-medicine/herbs/wheat-grass) evidence, “Animal models suggest that wheat grass may have hypolipidemic and antioxidant effects. Wheat grass supplementation reduced plasma lipid peroxidation levels in healthy volunteers engaged in regular exercise. A small study and systematic review indicate that wheat grass juice may be helpful for ulcerative colitis.” In addition, “Wheat grass juice may decrease myelotoxicity in breast cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy. There is also a report that wheat grass juice can reduce serum ferritin in patients with myelodysplastic syndrome.”
What other health benefits do CitraGreen wheatgrass tablets provide in addition to these clinical findings? The Vitamin A, Vitamin C, iron, zinc, copper and selenium that CitraGreen is chock full of promotes the normal functioning of the immune system. The tablets also contain Vitamin B2, Vitamin E and manganese, which contribute to the protection of cells from oxidative stress. Finally, the product’s B-Complex vitamins, coupled with its iron, aid in the reduction of tiredness and fatigue. A single tablet provides a full daily dose of these vitamins and five minerals. What does this add up to? A healthy immune system, overall wellness, sports recovery and lots of energy!
Of course these healthful merits are moot if the consumer finds wheatgrass too distasteful or inconvenient to take on a regular basis. CitraGreen removes both of these barriers. The tablets are infused with a natural citrusy lemon and lime flavor so that their resulting superdrink tastes great. Gone is the gritty bitterness normally associated with wheatgrass. On top of all that, CitraGreen contains no artificial colors, flavors or preservatives. It is also suitable for vegans and gluten free.
In addition, CitraGreen is ultra-easy to use. Simply drop one tablet into a cup (eight ounces) of water, wait one minute and voila. The drink is ready to go, with no mixing or stirring required. While developed in the UK, CitraGreen is 100% Made in the USA.
CitraGreen creator David Hastie explains, “We pack CitraGreen with everything one would normally get from wheatgrass. In so doing, we retain the natural approach while removing the grit, mess and bitterness of powders.” He goes on to point out, “Each daily dose of CitraGreen packs a power punch of nourishment. It is filled with multi-vitamins, minerals and organic goodness.”