What is Wheat Grass?

Category: Supplements

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See also: Chlorophyll

Wheat Grass is a plant with fibrous leaves that are difficult to digest. Generally the juice from the leaves is extracted and consumed raw and is often described as "blended shots". It is a natural source of vitamins and minerals. Some components may have antioxidant effects.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
General health 4 0
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis 2 1
Support nutritional health 2 2
Chronic mercury poisoning 1 1
Myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome 1 1
Weakened immune system 1 0

  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 0
Moderate 0
Mild 0
None 5

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Wheat Grass

Side effect Patients

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Wheat Grass

Dosage Patients
1 tbs. daily 1
2 tbs. daily 1

Why patients stopped taking Wheat Grass

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Other 3
Did not seem to work 2
Doctor's advice 1
Personal research 1
See all 8 patients who've stopped taking Wheat Grass

Duration

Currently taking Wheat Grass

Duration Patients
5 - 10 years 2

Stopped taking Wheat Grass

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 6
1 - 2 years 1
10 years or more 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 1
Usually 4
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 4
A little hard to take 1
Not at all hard to take 0
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 1
$25-49 1
< $25 1
Not specified 2
Last updated:

2 patient evaluations for Wheat Grass

Oct 1, 2011 (Started May 02, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for Support nutritional health)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 1 other Daily

  • 0 helpful marks

Jul 29, 2011 (Started Mar 26, 1996)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Helps Keep me regular, provides a serving of greens)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 7000 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: it helped keep me regular. I wanted to cut down on the number of pills I consumed so I stopped taking these.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
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