Fibromyalgia Pain Relief Tip – Barley Grass Juice

fibromyalgia pain relief tip - barley grass juice

A study suggests that barley grass juice can help in fibromyalgia pain relief. The barley grass juice is packed with antioxidants and contains essential nutrients necessary for your health. It also helps to restore the healthy balance of acid and alkaline in your body.

How Does Barley Grass Juice Help Fibromyalgia Pain Relief?

According to some studies, the juice from barley grass can help to ease some symptoms of fibromyalgia. A study was done on participants who have gone through a raw and pure vegetarian diet for 2 months.  These participants have reported huge improvement in their shoulder pain and other symptoms associated with fibromyalgia. Their diet consisted mainly of nuts, seeds, carrot juice and a dehydrated glass of barley juice. They also ate certain salads and fruits, as well as other grain products.

What Are The Benefits of Barley Grass Juice?

Barley grass contains a plant substance Chlorophyll which provides benefits of better wound healing and production of healthy blood cells. Chlorophyll also contains antioxidants which protects our body from the damage caused by free radicals. These toxins attack healthy cells in our body. According to Academic Food Journal, a diet high in chlorophyll can help prevent certain diseases.

Barley grass also provides a range of vitamins such as vitamin A, some B vitamins, vitamins C and K. Vitamin C is an antioxidant and also helps in the battle against free radicals. B vitamins help to metabolize food into energy and have benefits in preventing fatigue. In particular, Vitamin B12 facilitates the production of healthy nerve tissues and blood cells.

Barley grass comes in powdered form which can easily be made into a juice by simply adding water. However, be very selective when choosing the product you buy. This is especially so if you have celiac disease or are adhering to a gluten-free diet (many fibromyalgia patients are also sensitive to gluten). Go for products which are made with 100% grass. Some makers do mix in grains which contain gluten.

Despite the many health benefits, it is best to consult with your doctor if you wish to supplement your diet regularly with barley grass juice.

4 Comments

  • This is gluten. How can we remain gluten free AND drink this stuff? Answer? We can’t. I have celiac. I can’t have any form of barley. Please, bare this in mind when recommending things like this, especially since you are always recommending fibromyalgia patients stay clear of gluten.

    • Hi Amanda,
      We know it can be confusing. Yes, barley grain contains gluten but barley grass/leaf is gluten-free. Barley grass juice which is made purely out of barley grass is safe for celiac and fibromyalgia. It is the same for wheat grain and wheat grass. The grain contains gluten but the grass is gluten-free. However, certain products may not be made with 100% grass, some do mix in grains. We would definitely caution fibromyalgia patients to buy selective products that are only made with 100% grass.

      We have made some amendments to our article. Thank you for your feedback.

    • Constance,
      You can definitely find barley grass powder on Amazon or in Walmart and other supermarkets. Simply add water to the powder and you can drink it as juice. If you have gluten sensitivity, make sure that you buy a product that states gluten-free.

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