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Young barley leaves and wheat grass are excellent natural sources of chlorophyll, minerals, vitamins, and insoluble fiber. Chlorophyll acts as an anti-inflammatory, antibiotic, deodorant, and antioxidant. It has been successfully used in the treatment of chronic ulcers, bad breath, and oral diseases. It reduces flatulence and body odor and eases chronic constipation. Chlorophyll has been shown to alleviate infections of the lungs and sinuses. It hastens wound healing, and has been used to treat kidney stones. When taken with antibiotics, chlorophyll induces rapid recovery from secondary invasive infections. Chlorophyll has been demonstrated to have radioprotective, anti-mutagenic, and anti-carcinogenic activities in laboratory studies.

Kyo-Green is a convenient and good-tasting powdered drink blend that has barley leaves and wheat grass as key components. Another important ingredient in Kyo-Green is chlorella, an alga that is rich in chlorophyll; it has been shown to improve the healing of stomach and duodenal ulcers, as well as chronic gastritis. Chlorella regulates cholesterol, has anti-tumor effects in animals, and enhances phagocytic activity as part of the immune response against infections. Kyo-Green also contains kelp, a brown seaweed that lowers blood pressure and cholesterol and has displayed anticoagulant and fibrinolytic activities. Kelp has also been shown to reduce elevated blood sugar levels. Like chlorophyll, kelp has demonstrated anti-mutagenic activity and it has been shown to reduce the incidence of chemical-induced tumors in animals and to inhibit the growth of implanted tumors in mice. Kelp also displayed anti-viral and antioxidant activity in laboratory studies.

Key features of the Kyo-Green formulation are these:

  • Organically grown barley leaves and wheat grass harvested from the Nasu highlands of Japan;
  • Pacific kelp harvested from clean waters off northern Japan;
  • Bulgarian chlorella grown in natural European mineral springs; the tough cell walls are broken to release nutrients;
  • Two teaspoons provide the nutrients of a serving of deep green leafy vegetables;
  • Laboratory analysis confirms the product to be gluten free.

Mix 1-2 teaspoons of powder with 8-12 ounces of juice or water for a tasty refreshing drink. It can be consumed as frequently as desired. The table on the next page presents the content of nutrients and other ingredients of the juice, which is an useful addition to a diet that includes green vegetables.

Table of nutrients in Kyo-Green

Nutrient Amount in 2.5 grams (1 tsp)
of Kyo-Green powder
Calories 10
Protein < 1 g
Carbohydrate 2 g
Fat 0
Vitamin A (as Beta-Carotene) 450 I.U.
Vitamin B1 16 mcg
Vitamin B2 34 mcg
Vitamin B6 6 mcg
Vitamin B12 5 mcg
Vitamin K 14 mcg
Folic Acid .7 mcg
Calcium 25 mg
Phosphorus 24 mg
Magnesium 2 mg
Potassium 12 mg
Iron .4 mg
Zinc .02 mg
Copper .01 mg
Manganese .05 mg
Iodine 25 mcg
SOD (Super Oxide Dismutase) 1450 Units
Chlorophyll 6 mg
Lutein 450-518mcg

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