Activated Barley Powder 454gm - Sun Warrior Ireland Ltd
Provides over 400% more energy per calorie than any other food calorie known
Research conducted in Canada, the United States, and Australia has shown that barley can play a significant role in lowering blood cholesterol.
Other studies and Clinical Trials have shown that diabetics (Type II) had improved blood glucose levels and lipid levels.
It rates an astoundingly low 27 on the glycemic index.
Barley is one of the highest known sources of beta-glucans, carbohydrates that have remarkable immune boosting properties.
This superfood produces some astounding numbers on the Bovis Scale.
If you are not familiar with the Bovis Scale, it was developed by a French physicist and measures how positively or negatively charged a substance is.
For living organisms, the key reference point on the scale is found at 6,500 Bovis Energy Units.
From 0 to 6,500, the charge is in the negative range, or life-detracting
Above the 6,500 point the energy gradually becomes more positive, or life-enhancing.
BOVIS Energy Units Effects Readings Between 8,000 to10, 000 is the desired minimal energy level for humans or slightly positive.
Sunwarrior Activated Barley registers between 100,000 to 320,000 on the Bovis Scale.
S unwarrior Activated Barley
Before we actually get into the details of Activated Barley, we need to look briefly at barley in general.
Research conducted in Canada, the United States, and Australia has shown that barley can play a significant role in lowering blood cholesterol in hypercholesterolemic subjects. Other studies have shown that non-insulin dependent diabetics (Type II) had improved blood glucose levels as a result of including barley in their diet. It should be noted that barley rates an astoundingly low 27 on the glycemic index. That's 22 percent less than skim milk! And yet which one is banned form the low carb no grain diets?
In addition, barley has high concentrations of tocotrienols, antioxidant compounds that work to suppress the activity of the first rate-limiting enzyme (HMG-CoA Reductase) in the liver, thus reducing cholesterol synthesis. And barley is one of the highest known sources of beta-glucans, carbohydrates (there's that word again) that have remarkable immune boosting properties and have been shown to improve blood glucose and lipid levels among diabetics in clinical trials.
Historically, barley has been used for thousands of years. The Roman army marched on it. It was the primary staple of their diet. They picked up that trick from the Greek gladiators who trained on it and were known as "barley eaters." (So much for meat being the food of choice for macho men.)
In ancient Rome, a food made from spouted barley, honey, and colostrum was used to sustain infants whose mother's died in childbirth. In more recent years, the same formula has been used by the UN to prevent starvation in 3rd world countries.
The problem with barley is that it's extremely gelatinous. All attempts to dry it and package it for commercial distribution failed until a company in Sweden figured out a way to use low-temperature steam (produced in a partial vacuum) to take the barley just up to the point of sprouting -- before it turns gelatinous, but after the point where all the proteins and carbohydrates have been converted, and at a temperature low enough so that no enzymes are damaged
This turns out to be a remarkably interesting point for food. It's like the food is placed in a state of suspended animation at the point where all of the energy of the grain has been marshaled to sprout the pearl -- and not yet expended in the act of sprouting.
The result is a brand new superfood with unbelievable properties. Think of it like a bullet in a gun.
- The bullet in the chamber is like the barley pearl. All the energy is dormant--unavailable.
- The bullet after it has fired and left the gun is like the barley sprout. All of the energy has been expended in the act of making the bullet shoot out of the gun -- or in this case, the barley sprout. The energy is no longer available.
- But pre-sprouted barley is different. It's like being able to freeze time at the moment the gunpowder has fired and before the bullet has left the gun. A huge amount of energy is now locked in the chamber, available in an easily used form, just waiting to be directed in any way you want. What if you could take that energy and use it for other things rather than making the bullet fly? What if you could use the energy locked in the pre-sprout phase to nourish the body rather than make the barley sprout? That would be a true superfood.
And in fact, this superfood produces some astounding numbers on the Bovis Scale.
If you are not familiar with the Bovis Scale, it was developed by a French physicist and quantifies or measures how positively or negatively charged a substance is. For living organisms, the key reference point on the scale is found at 6,500 Bovis Energy Units. From 0 to 6,500, the charge is in the negative range, or life-detracting, while above the 6,500 point the energy gradually becomes more positive, or life-enhancing.
The desired minimal energy level for humans is found between 8,000 to 10,000 Bovis Energy Units, or slightly positive. The Earth itself creates energy in the 7,000 to 18,000 range. This energy is also referred to as "Biophotons", which are light particles invisible to our eyes. This positive radiation is necessary to the maintenance of life on Earth.
A simple way of describing Bovis Energy Units would be to call them "Bio-Photon-Activating" Energy Units.
This new pre-sprouted ultra-long-chain carbohydrate found in pre-sprouted barley registers between 100,000 to 320,000 on the Bovis Scale. That is unheard of for food. The only thing I've ever seen higher than that is specially treated water.
While the concept of the Bovis scale is based on sound theory, and the results on the body of the ingestion of high Bovis foods and water is clearly observable, accurate methods for measuring substances on the Bovis scale are in short supply. At this point in time, it is probably best to consider Bovis ratings as general indicators, rather than as accurately verifiable numbers.
The Properties of Activated Barley
- Like regular barley, it ranks incredibly low on the glycemic index.
- It has all of the nutritional value of barley -- high levels of tocotrienols and beta glucans.
- It contains 1,000s of active enzymes.
- It is an ultra-long-chain carbohydrate that takes up to 4 hours to break down in the digestive tract -- thus providing a slow, sustained release of energy and insulin.
- Because the release is so slow, it actually lowers the body's insulin response.
- It provides over 400% more energy per calorie than any other food calorie known. (Despite what the USDA may tell you, not all calories are created equal.)
- It produces readings of up to 320,000 on the Bovis scale.
THE ABOVE STATEMENTS HAVE NOT BEEN EVALUATED BY THE FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION. THIS INGREDIENT IS NOT INTENDED TO DIAGNOSE, TREAT, CURE, OR PREVENT ANY DISEASE
Made from organic activated (pre-sprouted) barley powder and naturally high in beta-glucans.Beta-Glucans are a highly purified polysaccharide molecule, composed almost entirely of the simple sugar glucose. This glucose is easily transformed by the body into Adenosine Triphosphate (ATP), an energy source that can be stored by muscles, the liver, and other tissues. In addition to stabilizing blood and tissue glucose levels, beta-glucans like those found in Activated Barley may also trigger hormonal changes that result in reduced insulin resistance. All of these factors establish Activated Barley as an ideal food for low-glycemic diets.
What are Beta-Glucans, why are they so important?
Beta-Glucan is the name given to a class of polysaccharides that appear as soluble fiber in certain foods like Activated Barley. Beta-Glucans are now being recognized as the most important of all soluble fibers and Beta-Glucan 1-3 is the superstar of all Beta-Glucans. Hundreds of scientific studies over the last few decades prove that this uniquely structured polysaccharide provides major benefits to the body particularly in modern times when diabetes, overweight and low energy pervade society. Now with the US FDA's new guidelines, much lower levels of cholesterol are being identified with heart disease and over 63 million Americans have been classified as needing cholesterol-lowering medications, the incredible cholesterol control provided by Activated Barley Beta-Glucans is more important than ever.
According to scientists Beta-Glucan 1-3 D activates the white blood cells, the defender cells. This increased macrophage (scavenging) activity of neutrophils assists the body as it defends itself from viruses, bacteria, germs and pathogens. Research shows that Activated Barley also contains active SOD enzyme markers, the free radical scavenging enzyme that is known as the master enzyme.
In the 1999 issue of Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition it stated several reasons why Beta-Glucan (like that found in Activated Barley) might be an effective tool in cholesterol control. Scientists suspect that Beta-Glucans binds to bile acids (the result of old oxidizing cholesterol molecules), which are then expelled from the body through the bowel. This is the safest possible manner to reduce cholesterol because cholesterol is produced by the body to protect cells during replication. Once it has been used itbecomes sticky and it collects in our arteries. Statin Drugs such as Lipitor reduce all cholesterol new and old and may in fact contribute to premature aging and disease. Beta-Glucans by contrast will help maintain healthy cholesterol levels and it works fast. In one study conducted by Chicago Center for Clinical Research after only six weeks, Beta- Glucan fed groups showed significant reductions in cholesterol while the control group showed none.
Energy/ Glucose Control
Insulin controls the amount of glucose brought into the tissue for energy. Insulin resistance results in the body rejecting this glucose. Scientists at the Diet and Human Performance Labs believe foods like barley Beta-Glucans can help since Beta-Glucans are a highly purified polysaccharide molecule completely made with glucose. This glucose is easily transformed by the body into adenosine triphospate (ATP); which is an energy source that can be stored by muscles, the liver, and other tissues. This is vitally important to diabetics since insulin resistance results in the pancreas excreting too much insulin(thus exhausting insulin reserves). In addition to stabilizing blood and tissueglucose levels, Beta- Glucans like those found in Activated Barley may also trigger hormonal changes that result in reduced insulin resistance.
Recent studies indicate that oral administration of germinated barley provide major relief for persons with mild to moderately active Ulcerative Colitis conditions and that the action was noted to take effect in a relatively short time. It was shown in subsequent studies that germinated barley prolonged remission in ulcerative colitis patients. The study conducted at the Hamamatsu University and School of Medicine also noted that barley contained a prebiotic, which increases luminal butyrate production by controlling microfloral distribution, which reduces mucosal damage typically of this condition. In the first study Twenty-one patients with mildly to moderately active Ulcerative Colitis (UC) received 20-30 g of Germinated barley foodstuff (GBF) for 24 weeks in an open-label protocol while baseline treatments (5- amino-salicyrate compounds and/or steroids) were continued. The response to the GBF treatment was evaluated using a clinical scoring and after 24 weeks of observation, the GBF group showed a significant decrease in clinical activity index (especially, the degree of visible blood in stools and the presence of nocturnal diarrhea)compared with the control group (p<0.05). No side effects related to GBF were observed. They concluded "nutraceutical germinated barley foodstuff therapy may have a place in long-term management of Ulcerative Colitis, but controlled studies are needed to demonstrate its efficacy in the treatment of this disorder."
- Germinated Barley Foodstuff Prolongs Remission in Patients with Ulcerative Colitis Int J Mol Med. 2004 May;13(5):643-7. Hanai H, Kanauchi O, Mitsuyama K, AndohA, Takeuchi K, Takayuki I, Araki Y, Fujiyama Y, Toyonaga A, Sata M, Kojima A, Fukuda M, Bamba T. Department of Endoscopic and Photodynamic Medicine, Hamamatsu University School of Medicine, Hamamatsu 431-3192, Japan.