Wheatgrass and Chlorophyll Scientific Research

Here are a few of the published research studies that examine the effects of wheatgrass juice and chlorophyll (found in wheatgrass juice) on various health conditions including:

Cancer & CarcinogensChronic DiseaseIncreases Haemoglobin in Blood Hayfever

Cancer & Carcinogens

Wheatgrass: Green Blood can Help Fight Cancer.Gore RD, Palaskar SJ, Bartake AR.

Dept of Oral Pathology and Microbiology, Sinhgad Dental College and Hospital, Pune, Maharashtra, India.

Chemoprevention with chlorophyllin in individuals exposed to dietary aflatoxin.

Egner PA1, Mu?oz A, Kensler TW.

1Dept of Environmental Health Sciences, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, USA.

Mutat Res. 2003 Feb-Mar;523-524:209-16.

Cancer chemoprevention by dietary chlorophylls: A 12,000-animal dose-dose matrix biomarker and tumor studyTammie J. McQuistan1,?Michael T. Simonich2,?M. Margaret Pratt2,?Cliff B. Pereira34,?Jerry D. Hendricks2,?Roderick H. Dashwood123,?David E. Williams123?and??George S. Bailey12

1 Linus Pauling Institute, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR 97331, USA
2 Department of Environmental and Molecular Toxicology, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR 97331, USA
3 Environmental Health Sciences Center, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR 97331, USA
4 Department of Statistics, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR 97331, USA

Food Chem Toxicol. 2012 Feb; 50(2): 341?352.

George S. Bailey quote: “Aflatoxin initiates some kinds of cancer, as does tobacco smoke and probably cooked meat mutagens. So chlorophyllin is interesting because it can block the action of compounds that we know start cancer.” ?Read more…

Identification and characterisation of chlorin e(4) ethyl ester in sera of individuals participating in the chlorophyllin chemoprevention trial.

Egner PA1, Stansbury KH, Snyder EP, Rogers ME, Hintz PA, Kensler TW.

1 Department of Environmental Health Sciences, Johns Hopkins School of Hygiene and Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland 21205, USA.

Chem Res Toxicol. 2000 Sep;13(9):900-6.

Nutrition and cancer: A review of the evidence for an anti-cancer dietMichael S Donaldson,?Director of Research, Hallelujah Acres Foundation, 13553 Vantage Hwy, Ellensburg, WA 98926, USA

Nutr J. 2004; 3: 19.

Extract: All green plants also contain chlorophyll, the light-collecting molecule. Chlorophyll and its derivatives are very effective at binding polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (carcinogens largely from incomplete combustion of fuels), heterocyclic amines (generated when grilling foods), aflatoxin (a toxin from molds in foods which causes liver cancer), and other hydrophobic molecules.

Chronic Disease

A pilot study on wheat grass juice for its phytochemical, nutritional and therapeutic potential on chronic diseases.
This study examines the therapeutic potential of wheatgrass juice on various chronic diseases.
M. Chauhan?Department of Chemistry, Girand Singh Memorial Degree College, Pilakpur Shyoram (Dilari) Moradabad (U.P.) India

International Journal of Chemical Studies 2014; 2(4): 27-34

Increases Haemoglobin in Blood

Effect of wheat grass juice in supportive care of terminally ill cancer patients ? A tertiary cancer centre experience from India
This study examines how wheatgrass juice increases the haemoglobin count in blood – haemoglobin carries oxygen to cells.
Dey, R. Sarkar, P. Ghosh, R. Khatun, K. Ghorai, R. Choudhury, R. Ahmed, P. Gupta, S. Mukhopadhyay, A. Mukhopadhyay,?Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Cancer Research Institute, Kolkata, India

Journal of Clinical Oncology?24, no.?18_suppl (June 2006) 8634-8634

Note: There are many claims of chlorophyll’s ability to increase haemoglobin due to it having a very similar molecular structure. However there is no evidence to prove that ingested chlorophyll would retain this molecular structure, or that its original molecular structure is the reason why wheatgrass juice increases haemoglobin count. However, this study shows that wheatgrass juice can increase haemoglobin along with serum total protein and albumin.

Reduces Symptoms of Hayfever

Efficacy of chlorophyll c2 for seasonal allergic rhinitis.

Fujiwara T 1, Nishida N 2, Nota J 2, Kitani T 2, Aoishi K 3, Takahashi H 4, Sugahara T 5, Hato N 2.
1 Dept of Otolaryngology, Kurashiki Central Hospital, Japan.
2Dept of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, Ehime University Graduate School of Medicine, Japan.
3Dept of Otolaryngology, Uwajima City Hospital, Japan.
4Dept of Otolaryngology, Takanoko Hospital, Japan.
5Dept of Applied Lifescience, Faculty of Agriculture, Ehime University, Japan.

Eur Arch Otorhinolaryngol. 2016 Dec;273(12):4289-4294. doi: 10.1007/s00405-016-4133-z. Epub 2016 Jun 9.

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