Supershots FAQ

What is in Dr Wheatgrass Supershots?

Dr Wheatgrass Supershots contain a natural, specially formulated antioxidant-rich extract derived from fresh, young, vital wheatgrass sprouts. Supershots contain only natural ingredients and no artificial flavouring.

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How do Dr Wheatgrass Supershots differ from fresh wheatgrass juice?

There are two main differences.

First, the wheatgrass sprout extract we use contains much higher levels of antioxidants compared with freshly juiced wheatgrass.

Secondly, juicing does not extract all bioactive material from the wheatgrass leaves. A significant amount remains in the fibre which does not get absorbed into the body. By comparison our extraction process, which takes several months, yields almost 100% return of bioactives.

There are other differences. For example the stability of Supershots compared with fresh juice enables you to take your daily wheatgrass "shot" any time and any place. It is ideal for the traveller or shift-worker and many others who do not have access to a juice bar or are unable to cultivate their own grass.

Supershots are shelf-stable for at least two years at room temperature. Fresh wheatgrass juice only lasts a few days if refrigerated.

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Do Dr Wheatgrass Supershots deliver the same health benefits as fresh wheatgrass juice?

Yes, but for different reasons (as above). The most important component in wheatgrass is most likely the ‘Grass Juice Factor’. This factor is probably composed of many different molecules that can significantly boost the body’s immune system. It also appears to stimulate production of growth factors essential for healing and good health.

We also know that our extract contains around 25% more antioxidants than an equivalent amount of freshly juiced wheatgrass. 

How much of the Supershots should I take each day?

5 mls (one teaspoonful) of Supershots a day for an adult, half that amount for young children and two or three drops daily for infants. In the elderly, because of the energy boost that wheatgrass can deliver, it is best to give half the standard dos.

How is wheatgrass extract made?

Our extract is derived from freshly cut, young, vital wheatgrass sprouts. We then use a secret process that enables almost 100% retention of bioactives resulting in a stable extract that lasts for many years. The process takes about three months to complete under strictly controlled conditions.

Human Genome Project associated technology has been used to guarantee efficacy and stability.

Doesn’t wheatgrass have to be consumed fresh in order to maximise its nutritional benefits?

No, not at all.

Much of wheatgrass marketing attributes the health-giving properties of wheatgrass juice to its nutritional content and chlorophyll. However, without understating the nutritional benefits, my view differs considerably.

Some years ago, I discovered that chlorophyll most likely has little or no biological activity in humans. Most likely the ‘Grass Juice Factor’ in wheatgrass, which is known to be a potent growth and fertility factor, activates growth factors that results in stronger immunity and rapid healing rates. This Factor, unlike chlorophyll, is vital and durable which is why Dr Wheatgrass Supershots can remain biologically effective for two years and longer – without chlorophyll.

Who can benefit from consuming Dr Wheatgrass Supershots?

In a word, everyone - and animals too.

Wheatgrass is a potent immunostimulant. Having a strong immune system helps ward off illness and disease. Many people who have taken wheatgrass in one form or another regularly report increased energy and stamina, clearer mental focus, fewer colds and better weight control.