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Pure Cold Pressed Virgin Wheat Germ Oil - 4 oz (Plastic)
Pure Cold Pressed Virgin Wheat Germ Oil - 4 oz (Plastic)

Retail: $13.00

Stock Status:In Stock

Product Code: 10628

Description Directions Nutrition Facts

  • Nutritional Oil
  • Naturally Occurring Vitamin E and Octacosanol
  • Vegetarian/Vegan
Wheat Germ Oil is an original time-tested product that has a variety of benefits. NOW Wheat Germ Oil is not bleached, deodorized or hydrogenated. In addition, each tablespoon of Wheat Germ Oil may have over 1000 mcg of naturally occurring Octacosanol.

Wheat germ" is a nutritious super food, rich in vitamin B complex, vitamin E, enzymes, minerals and more. The "germ" is the most nutritious portion of the wheat kernel and makes up only about 2 1/2 % of its weight. Wheat germ is the reproductive area or embryo from which the seed germinates to form the sprout that becomes the green wheat grass. (NOTE: The term "germ" comes from the word germinate, and does not refer to "germs" such as bacteria and viruses.) Wheat germ is usually separated from the bran and starch during the milling of flour because the germ's perishable oil content limits the keeping time of the flour. Wheat germ contains almost none of the sticky gluten protein to which many with a wheat allergy react. Wheat germ is the highest source among few foods containing Octacosanol, a group of long-chain food molecules that benefit the body in many ways. Octacosanol has been found to: • lower blood levels of cholesterol • improve energy storage in muscles • enhance performance, endurance and stamina, even at high altitudes • quicken reflexes • spark alertness • improve oxygen utilization • balance metabolism • increase ability to handle stress Vitamin E: Wheat germ is the highest food in vitamin E complex (including all three tocopherols, not just the alpha, which is all that many "vitamin E" supplements have.) -- Tocopherols are natural antioxidants that help prevent heart disease, cancer & aging. The Vitamin E spectrum protects the muscles, blood, lungs, & eyes; prevents blood clots; and strengthens the immune system. An adequate amount of vitamin E lowers the risk of heart disease between 1/3 & 1/2. (Study at Harvard Univ. School of Public Health) A deficiency can cause ischemic heart disease (study by World Health Org.), sterility, impotence, miscarriage, loss of vitality, arthritis and paralysis. NOTE: Synthetic vitamin E is named dl'alpha tocopherol. The "l" following the d refers to the left rotation of its molecules, the mirror image of the right rotation of the natural molecules. Not only is the synthetic E much less effective in the body (only 5 to 20% as much biological activity), it has been show to block absorption of the natural E from food (New York Academy of Sciences -- 1988 Conference on vitamin E). Synthetic vitamin E is usually made from petroleum, turpentine, sugar and artificial preservatives. The body definitely can tell the difference. B Vitamins: Wheat germs is one of highest foods in B-complex vitamins, good for metabolism & handling stress. It is especially high in B-6 & folic acid which lower homocysteine levels, preventing arterial damage. B vitamins are needed for energy, digestion, nerves, muscles, skin & hair, organs, growth and repair of tissues, and more. Protein: Wheat germ is abundantly rich in Protein (28.9%). High quality protein is absolutely essential for repair of tissues and for carrying minerals and other nutrients into cells. The highly-cooked, poorly-digested protein foods most people consume still leave them with a deficiency of good protein to meet the body's needs. Minerals: Two tablespoons (about 25 grams) per day of wheat germ more than meets the Daily Value for chromium & manganese provides 10% of the Daily Value for iron minerals are in highly absorbable organically-bonded form NOTE: 5 mg of sodium is listed on the package for the daily serving. It is a low sodium content, and it is crucially needed organic sodium. This is alkalizing, often deficient, and not at all a problem. Other Nutrients in Wheat Germ: good source of Vitamin A (Beta Carotene) & enzymes also abundant in tocotrienols, additional antioxidants related to tocopherols, but many times more powerful and effective **

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