Wheatgrass juicer reviews

The tough nature of wheatgrass means that regular juicers are generally unable to juice the grass effectively, but a wheatgrass juicer is specifically designed to be able to tackle this issue, thus ensuring that every possible drop of juice is extracted.

Below are the best wheatgrass juicers available for purchase on the market today.

NameTypeUnit HeightOur Rating
Nutriteam HD-7700Electric 18 inches9.8 / 10
Omega NC900HDCElectric 15.5 inches9.4 / 10
Omega J8006Electric 12.5 inches9.4 / 10
Kuvings NJE-353OUElectric 14.6 inches9.4 / 10
Hurricane Stainless Steel Manual Wheatgrass JuicerManual 11.5 inches9.2 / 10
Miracle Exclusives MJ445Manual 12 inches9 / 10
Lexen GP27Manual 12.5 inches9 / 10

1. Nutriteam HD-7700

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  • Electrically powered, which is ideal for anyone who makes a lot of juice and/or struggles to operate manual juicers.
  • Can juice a variety of fruits, vegetables and grasses with ease, as well as being able to make other things like nut butter using the mincing attachment.
  • Automatic, self-cleaning function that removes pulp from the auger as it juices.
  • Very low speed, meaning it is quiet, but that it also preserves as many nutrients as possible in the juice because there is less risk of heat being produced during the juicing process.
  • Comes with a 10-year warranty for the motor part of the unit and a 1-year warranty for the parts that might need replacing, e.g. screens or cleaning brush.
  • It is a vertical auger juicer, making it very easy for people with mobility or arthritic conditions to use.
  • The removable parts are not considered to be dishwasher-safe.

Complete with a mincing attachment, the Nutriteam HD-7700 Low Speed Juicer is incredibly powerful, but works at a slower speed than many regular electric juicers, 47RPM, thus producing less heat and ensuring that as many nutrients are preserved in the juice as possible.

The mincer attachment allows you to make healthy, frozen desserts using frozen fruits like banana and mango, as well as enabling you to make nut milk and butter.

The Nutriteam HD-7700 Low Speed Juicer has an automatic, self-cleaning function that removes pulp from the auger as it juices. The unit itself comes apart easily to allow for effective cleaning and a cleaning brush is included to help you make sure that every part of the juicer is thoroughly cleaned.

Because the auger is vertical, i.e. it sits on top of the motor, gravity is able to play its part in the juicing process and this also means that people with arthritis or other mobility conditions should find it easier to use this juicer compared with many others on the market.

You can use this device to make juice from a variety of sources including grasses and leafy greens, like wheatgrass. The juicing process for this particular machine is simple – it chops up the food into small pieces, then grinds it up before pulling it through the screen.

The two screens provided allow you to successfully juice fruits or vegetables whilst ensuring that no fibrous material sneaks into the juice: the fine screen is for juicing vegetables, the coarse one for fruits.

This juicer is compact, making it ideal for small kitchens, and comes with a 10-year warranty for the motor in the unit, as well as a 1-year warranty for any parts that might be needed if the machine breaks down.

Specifications:

This juicer runs at a low speed of 47RPM, with a voltage of 110v. It measures 18-inches high, 8-inches wide and 9-inches deep, and weighs roughly 18 pounds.

2. Omega NC900HDC

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  • Easy to assemble and disassemble for cleaning; plus, it comes with a handy brush that is designed to make the cleaning process as simple as possible.
  • Food pusher to ensure that every scrap of food inserted into the machine is used up, thus ensuring minimal waste.
  • Multiple attachments enable the machine to be used for more than just juicing – pasta and nut milk production, grinding and mincing are all possibilities with this machine.
  • Low speed, masticating system reduces nutrient-damaging heat production and the adjustable pulp dial ensures maximum juice extraction for each fruit and vegetable type.
  • Larger feeder chute reduces time needed to prepare food for juicing/processing and also makes it easier to produce larger quantities of juice in one go.
  • The unit is made from materials that are BPA-free.
  • Because this is a product from the Omega Juicers manufacturer, you get a 15-year warranty in case of any issues. And don’t worry about hanging on to a receipt for that long, simply register your juicer’s unique serial number with Omega and they will keep it on their records in case of any future issues.
  • The juicing screen can be a little fragile and may break if subjected to regular, extremely heavy use without the chance to rest.

The Omega NC900HDC 6th Generation Nutrition Center Electric Juicer is the chrome version in this series of juicers. As you might have guessed from its name, this is an electric juicer and it has been designed to be heavy duty, making it perfect for even the toughest juicing jobs.

Because it is a masticating juicer, which basically means that it squeezes the food stuff to release the juice, the Omega NC900HDC is perfect for juicing wheatgrass, as well as fruits and vegetables.

The unit operates at a lower speed than some other juicers, 80RPM, allowing more nutrients to be retained because less heat is created during the juicing process.

A larger opening for you to feed in the produce means that you can spend less time preparing food for juicing. The food pusher ensures that every scrap of food that enters the unit is juiced in an efficient and safe manner. It is easy to put together, as well as simple to take apart and clean.

It is recommended that if you are juicing lots of softer items, then running something more solid through at the end, like carrot, ensures that every possible scrap of juice is released and nothing gets clogged up. The dial on the side of the machine can also be adjusted to ensure that the maximum amount of juice is squeezed out of each type of fruit or vegetable.

The Omega NC900HDC is a multi-purpose device and is capable of more than juicing: it has attachments that enable you to grind and mince a number of items, including nuts, coffee beans and bread crumbs. Other attachments also allow you to make homemade nut milk and even pasta! The unit also comes with a cleaning brush, pulp collector bowl and juice collector bowl.

Specifications:

This juicer is electric, with a low speed of 80RPM and running on a voltage of 110v. It measures roughly 15.5-inches tall, 14.5-inches long and 6.5-inches wide, and weighs around 17.4 pounds.

3. Omega J8006

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  • Comes with a 15-year warranty directly from Omega – no need to hang on to the receipt for 15 years, either; simply register the juicer’s serial number with Omega and they will be able to keep track of it in case there is a need for spare parts or replacements in the future.
  • It is a multi-purpose device as it can juice, grind, process and much more.
  • Comes with all the bits you need to successfully juice, including juice and pulp cups and a handy cleaning brush that is particularly useful for getting the screen hygienically clean.
  • Easy to assemble and disassemble.
  • Electrically powered, which means that it can juice larger quantities of fruits and vegetables with ease, but lower speed which reduces heat and, therefore, protects nutrients from damage.
  • Designed to be able to juice pretty much anything, including grasses, thanks to its masticating juicing process.
  • Not BPA-free.

The Omega J8006 Nutrition Center Juicer is an electric juicer that is perfect for using with fruits, vegetables and leafy greens. It can also be successfully used with grasses, like wheatgrass, thanks to its masticating action that squeezes the food stuffs instead of grating, grinding and chopping which doesn’t work well to juice grasses.

Despite having a powerful motor, which allows it to juice pretty much anything, the Omega J8006 Juicer operates at a low speed of 80RPM which prevents heat production and protects the nutrients in the juice from damage.

Attachments for this juicer, namely the food processor, homogeniser and grinder, enable you to do more than juice with this machine – you can make baby food, healthy frozen desserts, nut butter, grind coffee beans and much more!

It comes apart easily and can be kept nice and clean with the handy cleaning brush that comes with it, designed to ensure that the screen, in particular, is free from bits of pulp.

The Omega J8006 Juicer is made from a mixture of chrome and Ultem plastic that is designed to be far tougher than many plastics used in some models of juicers and blenders.

When juicing, the pulp is expelled from the end of the auger, out of the adjustable end cap, into the provided container that sits below. The juice is released directly underneath the auger into another container. The adjustable end cap allows you to ensure maximum juice extraction for each fruit and vegetable type.

Specifications:

This electric juicer is designed to run at 80RPM and with a voltage of 110v. It measures 8.5-inches high, 7-inches wide and 10.5-inches long when not fully assembled. When fully assembled the juicer measures 12.5-inches high, 7-inches wide and 16-inches long. It weighs around 17 pounds.

4. Kuvings NJE-353OU

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  • It is electrically powered, making it ideal for anyone who would struggle with a manual juicer, but also for those who like to make large batches of juice in one go.
  • It has a slow speed of 80RPM which reduces heat and, therefore, damage to the nutrients in the juice.
  • The juicer has an automatic self-feed function that basically means that it pulls food into the auger efficiently, reducing the need to push down with the food pusher.
  • Incredibly easy and simple to take apart for cleaning, equally easy to put back together.
  • Comes with seven different attachments to enable you to do all sorts of things like grinding coffee, making pasta or mincing garlic.
  • Comes with all the other handy parts you will need such as cups for collecting the juice and pulp, a food pusher and even a dust cover to go over the main body of the juicer to prevent dirt and grime getting into it when not in use.
  • The removable parts of the juicer are dishwasher-safe.
  • Comes with a 5-year warranty direct from the manufacturer.
  • The feed chute is quite small, so you will need to spend time preparing your produce before putting it into the juicer.
  • It is made from plastic that can scratch quite easily and is not BPA-free.

The Kuvings NJE-353OU Masticating Slow Juicer is ideal for juicing a number of fruits and vegetables, including leafy greens and grasses like wheatgrass, thanks to its design that means it squeezes the juice out rather than shredding or grating.

The powerful motor in this machine enables it to handle even the toughest of juicing jobs whilst also maintaining a low speed, which in turn reduces heat build-up and protects nutrients from damage.

This particular juicer also comes with seven different attachments that enable you to do more than juicing; with this device you can grind spices, mince garlic, make pasta and produce homemade nut milk and butter.

The auto-feeder system on this juicer makes light work of juicing, meaning that you rarely ever need to use the food pusher that is included for convenience. This makes the juicer ideal for anyone who might have mobility issues or arthritic conditions that make pushing down on anything difficult.

The Kuvings NJE-353OU can be easily disassembled for cleaning and the removable parts are dishwasher-safe, which allows you to ensure that they are hygienically clean.

Specifications:

This is an electrically powered juicer that runs at a low speed of 80RPM and a voltage of 110v. It measures roughly 14.6-inches tall, 12.9-inches deep and 12-inches wide, and it weighs approximately 22 pounds.

5. Hurricane Stainless Steel Manual Wheatgrass Juicer

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  • Being manually operated enables you to use this juicer on-the-go, whilst camping and just about anywhere you can think of.
  • The stainless steel material that this juicer is made of ensures that no toxins are released into your juice and the individual parts can be washed in the dishwasher, thus ensuring maximum hygiene.
  • Simple design allows it to be put together and disassembled with relative ease.
  • Can be safely secured to most work surfaces, as long as they are no more than 1.5-inches thick and have a lip of at least 3-inches. It also has rubberised feet to ensure that it is as secure as possible.
  • Can be used to juice more than just wheatgrass: is also capable of juicing other leafy greens, fruits and vegetables.
  • Comes with a 5-year warranty.
  • Does not come with pulp or juice collecting bowls.

The Hurricane Stainless Steel Manual Wheatgrass Juicer can be used to juice wheatgrass, fruits and vegetables. It is primarily designed for juicing wheatgrass.

The simple design allows for both ease of use and ease of cleaning, with all of the parts that go inside the juicer being easily removable and dishwasher safe.

The unit is made from food-grade stainless steel, which means that it won’t rust and it also helps to prevent mould growth or release of harmful toxins into the juice.

Because it is manually operated, the juicer can be used almost anywhere, although the surface that it is attached to should not be any more than 1.5-inches in thickness and needs a lip of at least 3-inches, otherwise you might struggle to secure it properly with the clamp.

The handle needs to be turned clockwise to operate the unit, turning it counter-clockwise might cause the handle to come off. That said, the juicer is otherwise tough, durable and sturdy once secured in place.

It doesn’t come with a pulp or juice collecting bowl, but you can compensate for this by placing two small bowls, or a compartmented dish under the juicer to collect the juice and pulp.

The pulp will come out of the very end of the machine, whilst the juice will be released underneath the auger from three small holes in the bottom of the shaft.

Specifications:

Being a manually operated juicer, there are no power specifications for this model. It measures roughly 11.5-inches high, 8.5-inches wide and 5.2-inches deep, and weighs approximately 6.8 pounds.

6. Miracle Exclusives MJ445

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  • Manually operated, no need for electricity, making it environmentally friendly and ideal for people who travel a lot, or are trying to reduce their carbon footprint.
  • Made from non-toxic, rust-proof stainless steel.
  • Easily disassembled for thorough cleaning.
  • Can be securely attached to surfaces using the clamp, as long as the surface is not more than 1.5-inches thick and has a lip of at least 2.5-inches deep, and has rubber grips to help prevent slipping or damage to surfaces.
  • Specifically designed for juicing grasses, but can be used for juicing other fruits and vegetables.
  • Does not come with a pulp or juice collecting bowl.

The Miracle Exclusives Stainless Steel Manual Wheatgrass Juicer MJ445 is made entirely from stainless steel, which is non-toxic and won’t rust, thus ensuring that the juice you produce is the best quality possible.

Because it is manually operated, this juicer can be used just about anywhere, since it does not require a power source. It also comes with a handy pusher to make sure that all of the food you put into the chute is forced down into the auger to be juiced.

The adjustable end cap enables you to select the correct amount of pressure for the food item that you are juicing, thus ensuring maximum juice extraction.

Whilst this unit is designed specifically for juicing wheatgrass, it is capable of juicing most other fruits, vegetables and leafy greens, but does work best with grasses.

The MJ445 Juicer can be safely and securely attached to most surfaces, as long as they are no more than 1.5-inches thick and have a lip of around 2.5-inches in depth, and its rubber grips further help to prevent slipping whilst using the machine.

It is robust and heavy duty, but is likely unsuited to commercial use because it is manually operated, which is time and person intensive; it is perhaps best suited to home environments.

The MJ445 Juicer does not have a pulp or juice collecting dish, so small bowls or a compartmented container will need to be placed underneath to collect the pulp and the juice; the juice will be released straight underneath, whilst the pulp will exit from the end of the machine.

Specifications:

Because it is manually operated, there are no power specifications for this juicer. It measures roughly 12-inches tall, 8-inches wide and 5-inches deep, and weighs about 8 pounds.

7. Lexen GP27

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  • Manually powered, making it ideal for anyone living off-grid, people who are conscious of their carbon footprint, or simply for taking camping.
  • Two ways to secure the unit to a work surface: suction cup and clamp, both can be used together, or independently.
  • Incredibly simple to assemble and disassemble, comprising of three sections: auger, end cap and juice cup with mesh.
  • Lightweight and compact.
  • High juice yield.
  • Comes with spare parts for those parts that might wear out with heavy use.
  • Can juice a number of grasses and leafy greens, as well as most vegetables and some fruits, if prepared in advance.
  • No container for catching the pulp, although this can be easily remedied by placing a shallow dish under the end cap.

The Original Healthy Juicer (Lexen GP27) is a manually powered machine that is specifically designed to cope with juicing grasses and leafy greens, including wheatgrass and spinach, but can also handle most fruits and vegetables when they are chopped up small.

This unit has two ways to secure it to your work surface: firstly, a handy suction cup can be locked into place using the wrench provided and, secondly, a clamp can also be used to secure it in place on the edge of a work surface. Both methods can be utilised at the same time, but can also be used independently, depending on the area you are working in.

This juicer is incredibly simple to put together and equally simple to take apart and clean, being comprised of nothing more than the end cap, auger section, and removable juice cup and mesh.

It is lightweight and takes up little space, making it ideal to keep in a camp kitchen or caravan. The tough plastic materials that most of the juicer is made from are classed as BPA-free, whilst the auger and end cap are made from stainless steel, which is rust-proof; the hopper is not made from BPA-free material.

Lots of reviews of the Lexen GP27 state that the juice yield is impressive, meaning that it literally squeezes out every last possible drop of juice, reducing waste.

It also comes with spare parts for anything that might wear out more quickly than expected, such as bushings.

Specifications:

Being a manual juicer, there are no voltage or power specifications for this juicer. It measures roughly 7-inches deep, 15.5-inches wide and 12.5-inches high, and it weighs around 3 pounds.

Types of wheatgrass juicer

There are two types of wheatgrass juicer: electric and manual. Both types tend to be designed to only juice wheatgrass, however there are some that can also juice fruits and vegetables. It is best to check before purchasing that your machine can juice fruits and vegetables, as well as wheatgrass, if that’s what you desire.

Manual models have a handle, usually located on the side of the machine, which you turn in order to operate the juicer. As you are turning the handle, you feed the wheatgrass into the opening. The main benefit to using a manual wheatgrass juicer is that it requires no electricity, so you can take it on holiday, road trips and to festivals without needing to worry about how you will get your daily wheatgrass kick.

Another benefit is that you can easily re-feed the pulp back into the machine, thus extracting as much juice as possible from the wheatgrass; plus, manual wheatgrass juicers tend to be cheaper than electric ones.

Electric juicers are very similar in design to manual ones, but tend to have a compartment for collecting pulp and are obviously reliant on a power source to work.

That said, these juicers are often more powerful than their manual counterparts, making them perfect for juicing large batches of wheatgrass in one go. They are also ideal for people who have mobility issues and might otherwise struggle to operate a manual juicer.

How they work

Before juicing your wheatgrass, it is a good idea to give it a rinse and then chop it up to make the whole process of juicing a lot easier.

Unlike standard juicers that shred and grind fruits and vegetables to release the juice, wheatgrass juicers normally use a process that is similar to that of a laundry mangle – squeezing and pressing the wheatgrass to release the juice from the tough fibres.

It is worth noting that wheatgrass juicers tend to work at a slower pace than standard juicers. This means that less heat is applied to the juice and more of the nutrients remain intact in the final product.

The benefits of having a wheatgrass juicer

There are a few benefits to owning a wheatgrass juicer and they include the following:

Efficiency: the first advantage of having a wheatgrass juicer is that you are able to maximize the amount of juice that you extract. Most ordinary fruit and vegetable juicers are incapable of extracting juice from wheatgrass efficiently and only produce a very tiny yield.

Affordability of juice: with a wheatgrass juicer, you can produce instant wheatgrass juice at home for a fraction of the cost of store-bought juice. This can be made even cheaper if you grow your own wheatgrass.

Nutrients: wheatgrass juicers, particularly manual ones, tend to produce less heat when juicing, which allows more nutrients to remain intact in the juice. This is even more beneficial if you can buy a juicer that juices fruits and vegetables, as well as wheatgrass, because then you can maximise the nutrients available in fruit and vegetable juices.

Purity: by using a wheatgrass juicer at home to produce your own juice, you can be assured that it will contain no artificial nasties or added sugar that might be found in some store-bought wheatgrass juices. If you are growing your own or buying from trusted local growers, you can be sure that your source of wheatgrass is as pure and chemical-free as possible.

Things to consider before buying a wheatgrass juicer

It is clear that owning a wheatgrass juicer is an excellent investment both financially and for your long-term health, but there are some things to consider before deciding on which one to buy:

1. Deciding if you need an electric or manually operated wheatgrass juicer: if you have a mobility issue that might make manual cranking of the handle difficult, then an electric juicer may be your best bet. But if you travel a lot, then a manual juicer may be more ideal.

2. Deciding whether or not you want a juicer that can just juice wheatgrass, or whether or not you want one that can also juice fruits and vegetables easily.

3. Affordability: you need to work out what your budget is in relation to the type of juicer you want to buy. Generally speaking, manual juicers are much cheaper than their electric counterparts, but it might be that you need an electric juicer. This is where reading our reviews comes in handy to help you make the right decision, whilst sticking to your budget.

4. Checking how easy the juicer is to clean: some juicers are very simple to take apart and clean, whilst others can be more fiddly. The ease with which you can clean a wheatgrass juicer is extremely important because mould can form very quickly and affect the overall flavour of the juice.

5. Materials that the juicer is made from: the material used to make the wheatgrass juicer is very important when deciding which to buy because iron-based juicers can rust very easily if not well maintained, which is a real pain if you don’t have the time to look after the juicer that well. Most juicers tend to be made from durable plastic and/or stainless steel, but it is best to check that the plastics and any coatings used are non-toxic.

the health benefits of wheatgrass

The health benefits of wheatgrass and wheatgrass juice

Wheatgrass comes from the plant wheat barley, more commonly referred to as wheat. The grass is essentially the leaves of the wheat that form before the seeds develop and dry out, ready to be harvested for grain.

Wheatgrass is harvested before the seeds can be produced. It can be successfully grown both indoors and outdoors, usually in trays for ease.

Wheatgrass is often grown so that it can be processed into wheatgrass juice, which has long been believed to have numerous health benefits including helping to fight cancer, improving wound healing and removing toxins from the blood.

There is little scientific evidence to support most claims relating to the health benefits of wheatgrass and wheatgrass juice, but it is clear that it contains large quantities of vitamins and minerals that are essential to good health; just 4g (roughly one teaspoon) of wheatgrass contains the following:

– 30% of the daily intake of vitamin A
– 12% of the daily intake of vitamin C
– 1600% of the daily intake of vitamin E
– 44% of the daily intake of vitamin K
– extremely high doses of the numerous B vitamins, including 1950% of the daily intake of vitamin B6
– 44% of the daily intake of iron
– 413% of the daily intake of zinc

Most people tend to drink around 2oz of wheatgrass juice per day, but it is recommended that you start off slowly by consuming roughly 1oz per day for a few weeks, and then increase your intake from there.

As anyone who juices will be able to tell you, when you juice a foodstuff like wheatgrass, the vitamins and minerals are more quickly, easily and effectively absorbed into the blood stream.

This means that juicing wheatgrass enables your body to effectively absorb all of the vitamins and minerals mentioned above.

It is possible that the high levels of nutrients in wheatgrass are the central reason for the numerous claims regarding its benefits to our health.

Zinc and vitamin C are essential for helping the body to repair itself, as well as giving a much needed boost to the immune system

Iron is important for ensuring that blood cells are formed properly and can carry oxygen to where it is needed in the body.

That said, it is important to look at the scientific data that helps to support or refute the health claims relating to wheatgrass in order to establish if wheatgrass, and wheatgrass juice in particular, really is worthy of being touted as a superfood.

The health benefits of wheatgrass juice

Cancer

It is understood that the high levels of vitamins and minerals in wheatgrass can help to fight against cancer, as well as the symptoms associated with cancer treatment.

There is very little scientific evidence to support the notion that wheatgrass is effective at fighting cancer cells, however there is some scientific data relating to the benefits experienced by patients undergoing chemotherapy treatment.

In 2007, a study was published that followed sixty patients who were suffering from breast cancer and about to undergo chemotherapy treatment to combat it.

Half of the participants were assigned to a group that received wheatgrass juice daily, during the first three cycles of treatment. The remaining half received no intervention beyond normal support.

The results showed that the consumption of wheatgrass, in combination with chemotherapy, helped to reduce the instances of myelotoxicity, which is the reduction in the production of cells that are essential for maintaining a healthy immune system and carrying oxygen around the body.

It is also believed that the doses of chemotherapy required can be reduced when used in combination with wheatgrass supplementation.

Digestive Problems

It has long been believed that wheatgrass and wheatgrass juice can have positive effects on the digestive system, with some wheatgrass advocates going so far as to state that it can relieve symptoms of many gastrointestinal diseases.

In 2002, a study was published that followed twenty-three participants who had been diagnosed with ulcerative colitis, one of the main forms of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).

The results showed that overall disease activity was reduced and that the patients experienced a reduction in rectal bleeding.

Thalassaemia

Thalassaemia is an inherited condition that basically means that the patient produces little or no haemoglobin, the substance that is essential for producing healthy red blood cells and carrying oxygen around the body.

Some of the symptoms of this condition include extreme tiredness, palpitations and pale skin. The most severe form of this condition is beta thalassaemia, or thalassaemia major.

Because wheatgrass is high in chlorophyll, it is believed that regular consumption of wheatgrass, either as a juice or in capsule form, can help to significantly improve the symptoms of thalassaemia because chlorophyll molecules are very similar to the pigment that is used to create haemoglobin.

One of the main treatments for thalassaemia is blood transfusions, so the frequency of transfusions was used as an indicator of the success or failure of wheatgrass supplementation in two studies conducted in 2004 and 2010 on patients with thalassaemia major.

The 2004 study followed sixteen patients as they embarked on a regime of wheatgrass supplementation, using wheatgrass that they and their families had grown at home. The results showed that half of the patients experienced more than a 25% reduction in the frequency of required blood transfusions, with three patients requiring transfusions as much as 40% less often.

The 2010 study showed similar results, this time examining the effects of wheatgrass tablets on forty children. Around half of the children experienced a decrease of at least 25% in the frequency of transfusions.

It is important to remember that, whilst the results of these studies are impressive, most of them contained only a small number of participants and further research needs to be undertaken, on a larger group of participants, in order to truly prove the efficacy of wheatgrass supplementation on the aforementioned conditions.

That said, it is clear that wheatgrass and wheatgrass juice can provide some truly amazing benefits to health and that regular consumption can help to significantly increase nutrient levels in the body.

Risks and warnings

It is important to remember that, like with most food items, wheatgrass juice can have negative side effects for some people if they consume too much of it; these include constipation and/or diarrhoea.

It is thought that this occurs because the body needs more time to adjust to the new eating regime, so it is recommended that regular wheatgrass juice consumption is introduced in stages.

Other negative symptoms associated with the consumption of wheatgrass juice include headaches, nausea and loss of appetite. It is thought that the loss of appetite is likely related to the nausea, but can also be due to the body resetting itself.

Nausea and headaches tend to be a side effect of detoxing the body, which many people usually do when starting a diet regime that includes regular consumption of wheatgrass juice. Of course, if you are not going through a detoxing process, or if the symptoms worsen or don’t go after a few days, medical advice should be sought.

It is also believed that nausea from wheatgrass consumption can be due to mould being present on the wheatgrass that was used to produce the juice, which is why it is very important to check the grass carefully before use.

Some unfortunate individuals are allergic to wheatgrass and, therefore, wheatgrass juice. This can be due to a pre-existing allergy to wheat, or it can be down to a medical condition, such as coeliac disease.

Signs of an allergic reaction can vary in intensity, but can include hives, a rash, a swollen face and trouble breathing. Anyone who is intolerant of, or allergic to wheat should only consume wheatgrass juice after speaking to a qualified medical professional.