I heard about wheatgrass a few years ago and started ordering shots from the local smoothie shops, mainly because I know I didn't enough "greens" in my diet. The benefit I was seeking was to help increase the alkalinity in my body. I had also read about all of the other benefits of wheatgrass and it sounded like a magic potion! Everything from increasing red blood cell counts, cleansing the digestive tract, stimulating the thyroid gland, to using as a topical agent for cold sores and skin irritations, so I gave it a try. I know it's called "Wheat"-grass, but it is gluten free. I really believe in most of the benefits, it might not be a magic potion, but it has so many benefits going for it that you can't ignore. I found I really did feel much better and it did help my bodies PH levels. Also, I made a paste from it and used it as a topical agent when I got poison oak and it worked amazing! You can also apply the paste to cold sores and it will clear it up faster than anything else out there.
Here is a excerpt on www.Livestrong.com and Wheatgrass and Diabetes -
"Wheatgrass has a definite role in improving glucose and lipids levels and can effectively be used in the management of diabetes", suggests a research team in a study published in December 2009 issue of Journal of Herbal Medicine and Toxicology. This study was conducted on 30 volunteers and wheatgrass was added to one meal. Glycemic index or GI is a number that measures the impact that a food has on blood glucose levels and diabetics should consume low GI foods. The researchers found that adding 15 g of wheatgrass to certain foods significantly lowered the GI of those foods and thus improving blood glucose levels. The blood levels of some fats called triglycerides were also improved in the participants who consumed wheatgrass. Larger studies are warranted to confirm these clinical findings.
I felt the benefits of it pretty quickly so I looked into ordering my own. I read some reviews and found out that there were a few different reputable options, but ordered with a company called, Dynamic Greens. They were out of Canada & they flash freeze the Wheatgrass and it shows up on your doorstep in a ice-packed cooler 2 days later. Throw the packs in your freezer and defrost in a shot-glass each morning. Really, it's easy & great, even though it basically tastes like someone mowed the lawn in your mouth, but it is GRASS so what do you expect?! You can also mix it in with juice for better flavoring.
We recently received our first order since moving to Canada and below is the info that comes with the package, all good knowledge. Just Google wheatgrass and you'll find all the benefits.