Wheatgrass Powder Side Effects
Wheatgrass powder as a whole, has very few side effects associated with it. Most of the side effects that come about aren’t from the powder itself, but from either the manufacturing process, an allergy, or from the detoxification process. The biggest potential wheatgrass powder side effect comes from a poor manufacturing process. Because of the fact that wheatgrass was the original and still is the one of the most popular green drinks to come about, everyone is jumping on the bandwagon, including Chinese manufacturers who don’t have the greatest track record of keeping their natural health products safe and high quality. A powder is one of the easiest substances to add fillers to, and you can’t help but wonder if Chinese produced wheatgrass powder is as pure as the label says it is. It’s very easy to find cheap wheatgrass powder out there, but as far as we’re concerned, it’s best to go with a trusted brand.
Detoxification Side Effects
Another wheatgrass powder side effect comes, not from the powder itself, but from the detoxification process that happens through drinking the powder. Because of the fact that wheatgrass is full of chlorophyll and other powerful detoxifying agents, when you drink a wheatgrass drink, your body begins to release toxins and heavy metals. This is the same side effect that comes about from taking algae or any other powerful detox powders. Because toxins are released from where they were lodged, it can make a person feel lousy. Nausea, fever, aching, headaches and more are all common side effects that happen when people with many stored toxins in their body begin to detox. This can easily be thought of as an allergic reaction, and sometimes it is, but for the most part, this is the side effect that comes from detoxification.
As with any food, some people have an allergic reaction to it. The trick here is how to determine whether or not you’re allergic to wheatgrass, or if the side effects you’re experiencing are a part of the detoxification process. If you keep taking wheatgrass powder and the side effects continue, or get worse, then it’s probably a good chance that you have an allergy. But since wheatgrass is in fact a grass, some people just have negative reactions to it that aren’t allergies but resemble an allergy. The human digestive tract doesn’t always handle things like grass well since it isn’t a part of our natural diet. So if you’re reacting negatively to it, it might just be because your digestive tract doesn’t like you pretending that you’re a cow.