How Much Wheatgrass Juice Do You Need ?
The right way to use wheatgrass juice is in small amounts throughout the day on an empty stomach. It is best to start out the day thirty minutes before you eat, or 2 hours after you eat. Start with one ounce a day. Wheatgrass has a cleansing effect and may make you nauseous if you start with too much. Start slowly and work your way up. I personally cannot take wheatgrass on an empty stomach. I take wheatgrass 2 hours after I eat.
First start with 1 ounce a day to see how your body will react to it. Then you can work your way up to taking more each day. If you jump in and take too much at once, you will get sick and never try it again.
For best results drink the wheatgrass juice immediately after juicing it. Wheatgrass juice can be consumed up to 12 hours after juicing it. Of course the sooner you drink it, the more alive the enzymes.
According to Ann Wigmore, Wheatgrass juice can be used as a nutritional supplement or it can be used as part of a healing regime.
As a nutritional supplement, drink 2-4 oz. of wheatgrass juice a day or ever other day is sufficient. Unlike pills there is not an exact dose. It will depend on your body size, your health and your diet. My husband takes 3 oz. at a time I only take 1 oz.
Wheatgrass Nature’s Finest Medicine states you need 6-10 ounces of juice a day or the equivalent in powder or pills for therapeutic purposes.
If you have a health issue, then you will need to drink 1-2 oz. up to 3-4 times a day.
Any food or herb taken every day, week after week, will lose its effectiveness. Discontinue drinking wheatgrass juice 2 days a week and one week per month.
Wheatgrass Juice can be mixed with other fruit and vegetable juices. Do not mix with citrus. Citrus kills enzymes and enzymes are one of the most important parts of wheatgrass juice. Think about it. You put citrus juice on bananas and other fruit and vegetables to keep them from turning brown. Enzymes are what turn fruits and vegetables brown.
Pineapple juice is not citrus and is an excellent chaser or mixer with wheatgrass juice. Apple juice is a good mixer. Wheatgrass juice can also be mixed with water half and half.
As with any nutritional program results will not be immediate. Depending on your past diet, and the changes you now make in your diet will determine how long it takes to see results.
Feed back from our customers indicate 4 oz. a day as a supplement seems to give the best results. If you have a serious health condition then you will need 6-8 ounces a day. Our experience indicates that it takes a week of drinking wheatgrass to feel the energizing effects. The Wheatgrass Book by Ann Wigmore gives more specific directions and recipes for using Wheatgrass Juice as a food supplement or as a medicine.
Dr. Ann Wigmore pioneered the use of Wheatgrass after experiencing its miraculous healing of her own body. In 1958 she founded the Hippocrates Health Institute in Boston. Guest stay 2 weeks at the institute consuming and learning to grow Wheatgrass and live foods. The Wheatgrass Book was written by her explaining the benefits and use of Wheatgrass from her experiences witnessing the transformation of her guest.
Other Uses of Wheatgrass Juice according to The Wheatgrass Book by Ann Wigmore
Chew wheatgrass blades or the wheatgrass juice for sore throats and stale breath.
Chew wheatgrass and apply to sore teeth or gums to help reduce swelling and bleeding.
Rubbing wheatgrass juice into the gums on a regular basis will help remedy pyorrhea.
Wheatgrass juice can be finely strained and used as an eyewash to relieve eyestrain and itchiness.
Strained wheatgrass juice can be used in the ear to help relieve the pressure and discomfort of an earache.
Strained wheatgrass juice can be used in the nasal passages to help clear and open sinuses.
Wheatgrass juice can be used as a douche too help relieve cystitis, vaginal infections, odor and itching.
According to Ann Wigmore these symptoms may temporary get worse and then get better in a few minutes. If the reaction continues, discontinue use.
Applied to the skin, wheatgrass juice can relieve itching, soothe sunburns, heal cuts, scratches, burns, boils, sores, open ulcers, tumors, etc.
Apply wheatgrass juice or wheatgrass pulp to the affected area, cover with a bandage and wrap with plastic to keep moist. Re-apply ever 2-4 hours. Between re-applications, wash with castile soap and let breathe a few minutes.