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Sunwarrior Activated Barley 900gm
Sunwarrior Activated Barley
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Activated Barley: An Elevated Superfood Captured at the Apex of Available Bio-Energy
Barley has been a superfood staple for thousands of years. The Roman army and the Gladiators ate it to fuel their training, long marches, and battles. Modern research shows barley plays a significant role in lowering cholesterol and in controlling glucose and insulin levels. Barley also has high concentrations of age fighting antioxidants and health boosting beta-glucans. Beta-glucans improve immune function, raise energy levels without sugar spikes, and reduce cholesterol.
By activating the barley, Sunwarrior elevates this superfood to a new level. Using a Swedish method of low temperature steam, the barley is taken to the brink of germination before packaging. This suspends the barley at the highest point of bio-energy where it contains the best mix of protein, fiber, enzymes, and the ultimate slow burning carbohydrate.
Ranks low on the glycemic index
High tocotrienol and beta-glucan levels
Thousands of active enzymes
Slow burning carbohydrate chain
Provides long-term energy for any workout
The ultimate slow burning carb
Directions For Use
Activated Barley is a fairly neutral in flavor. This means it can go into just about any beverage or concoction you can dream up for an energy lift and to push your endurance levels up a notch or two.
Sun Warrior 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.
Bottom line: 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.
Note: 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.
See what David Wolfe has to say about Sun Warrior Activated Barley
Discover Sun Warrior Organic Activated Barley, the ancient superfood which has been used to boost performance, enhance the immunity, and maintain endurance for thousands of years! Sun Warrior Organic Activated Barley has been bio-energetically enhanced through a unique pre-sprouting method, designed to increase the vitality in the barley seed up to 400% more than in non-sprouted barley. This totally unique, low-glycemic superfood is rich in naturally occurring enzymes, polysaccharides, and protein, giving us the resources we need to let our inner beauty shine.
Sun Warrior Organic Activated Barley offers the ultimate slow-burning carbohydrate and a steady supply of energy to the body, making it perfect for those looking to achieve their optimal weight. Activated Barley is perfect for athletes, body builders, and health enthusiasts requiring a steady source of energy for long workouts or periods of intense concentration and focus.
The word Gladiator originally meant "men who eat barley". In ancient Rome each Gladiator was required to eat a meal of barley every morning, as it was found that barley offered sustained energy and long-lasting endurance for intense competition. Modern research has demonstrated that the complex carbohydrates of barley break down slowly, providing a steady supply of energy to the body without rapid increases in blood sugar. Barley may have also strengthened the Gladiators immunity, enabling them to stay healthy and recover from their strenuous efforts more quickly. Increased strength sustained over long hours of continuous activity, plus heightened powers of immunity… these define the character of the ancient Gladiators and of all true Sun Warriors! Activated Barley takes the nutritional density Gladiators’ staple food and elevates it to levels previously thought unattainable.
During the low temperature activation process, the energy of the barley seed is captured at the point of highest bio-activity, immediately before it sends out its first green leaves. At this stage the barley seed is at its most energetic, and contains the highest levels of enzymes. Capturing the energy of the sprouting process during this crucial window of opportunity opens up the potential for a phenomenal nutritional yield, increasing the availability of beta-glucans and other nutrients by up to 94%.
We now have the ability to enhance the nutritional power of Activated Barley in ways that the Gladiators knew only by intuition. Potential Health Benefits of Activated Barley Sun Warrior Organic Activated Barley is rich in beta-glucans, a unique class of polysaccharide which has been the subject of hundreds of scientific studies over the last few decades.
Polysaccharides hold the key to wide range of nutritional benefits; they are the unifying thread running through medicinal mushrooms, Goji berries, Aloe vera, Yacon, and Noni. Recent studies offer strong evidence that beta-glucans offer resources for many of our most pressing health concerns, far beyond the abilities of many other polysaccharides. Activated Barley offers a concentrated source of beta-glucan 1-3, one of the most powerful of all beta-glucan polysaccharides. The beta-glucans in Sun Warrior Organic Activated Barley may help to boost energy and endurance, support the immune system, normalize cholesterol levels, and soothe the digestive system.
Many studies indicate that beta-glucan 1-3 D activates the white blood cells, the defender cells of the immune system. This increases the activity of macrophages, specialized white blood cells which help the body ward off viruses, bacteria, and other pathogens. Research shows that Activated Barley also contains enzymes which exhibit an increased ability to mop up free radicals. This factor offers a critical defense against a diverse array of environmental toxins.
The food of the ancient Gladiators is ready to meet the challenges faced by our immune systems everyday. Studies have shown that beta-glucans such as those found in Activated Barley may be an effective tool in controlling cholesterol levels. Cholesterol is naturally produced by the body to protect cells during replication. Scientists found that beta-glucans safely bind to oxidized cholesterol molecules, which are then expelled from the body. This is one of the gentlest ways to reduce cholesterol, as it removes only the old, sticky cholesterol which might otherwise build up in our arteries. In one study conducted by the Chicago Center for Clinical Research, groups consuming high levels of beta-glucans showed significant reductions in cholesterol after only six weeks, while the control group showed no reductions in cholesterol levels. We now have the opportunity to benefit from Activated Barely in ways the Gladiators could never have imagined.
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. The Gladiators realized that in every competition, every challenge is an opportunity, a blessing of strength waiting to be revealed.
The benefits of Activated Barley are available to all those who are ready to be Sun Warriors. Recent studies indicate that taking Activated Barley may offer major relief for those challenged by mild to moderate inflammation of the colon. Indeed, patients in many studies experienced relief of symptoms relatively quickly. Subsequent studies have also shown that Activated Barley prolonged remission of these symptoms in many cases.
The nutritional content of Activated Barley is especially important for those who are challenged by impaired digestion, as it provides a readily available form of energy which is easy for the body to absorb. A study conducted at the Hamamatsu University and School of Medicine also noted that Activated Barley acts as a prebiotic which helps to increase populations of beneficial microflora in the digestive system. This prebiotic effect works to reduce mucosal damage linked to inflammation of the walls of the colon, offering soothing relief and opening the door to increased nutrient absorption and improved vitality.
What food will you choose before the most intense competition of your life?
When every day offers new challenges, only the best foods on the planet can meet our needs for energy, strength, and endurance. The ancient Gladiators knew the secret, immortalized in their name for the benefit of all. True Sun Warriors, experience the life force of Activated Barley!
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