How The Body Becomes Toxic

We ingest toxins everyday through many small encounters with them in our food, water and air. The body is constantly filtering and eliminating these toxins and hopefully does so faster then they are ingested. If not eliminated, they are stored in the body and surrounded by fat cells to help insulate them. There are two things that cause the body to store toxins:

  • Overload – ingesting more toxins than the body can eliminate
  • Insufficient nutrition – certain nutrients are necessary for the body to naturally eliminate toxins

The cumulative load toxins place on our body is called the “body burden” and this burden is believed to lead to many ailments including hormone imbalance, impaired immune function, indigestion, bad breath, constipation, fatigue, poor skin, joint pain, muscle pain and much more. If toxins have come to rest in a particular part of the body, they can cause ongoing inflammation which can be damaging over time.



Wheatgrass does detox people. Detox shakes loose years of toxins and as your body clears them, you may detoxify. This can present as none, any or all of the following:

  • Light headache
  • Loose stool
  • Frequent urination
  • Skin irritation
  • Fatique

Detox is a nuisance and once your body is cleaned out, these side effects are gone forever. By following our usage instructions, we introduce the juice gently and most do not even know that detox is happening.

What Detox Is

Detoxification is the process of reducing the “body burden” by eliminating toxins that have been building for years or even decades. Wheatgrass juice contains nutrients such as chlorophyll that can cause detoxification to take place. If your body has stored toxins, it will detox. If there are no stored toxins you will not need to detox.

If you detox too quickly, it is possible to have side effects that cause you to temporarily feel worse. When toxins re-enter the bloodstream, they can trigger an immune response that is termed a “healing crisis”. This is a natural process, but can be uncomfortable and may include symptoms such as a headache (particularly for high sugar consumers), flu-like feelings, diarrhea or fatigue. A healing crisis is not desirable and in most cases not necessary. If you have time, start with a small amount of juice and work your way up to avoid this experience. If detox is noticeable, recognize it as a positive sign, consider reducing your juice consumption temporarily and be confident that it will pass. In a short period of time (1 day for some, less than 1 week for most, 1 month in rare circumstances) your body will be cleansed and you will experience the mental clarity and physical rejuvenation that comes with wheatgrass juice.



Molds vary in the greenhouse and can create unpredictable side effects that can appear every time you drink wheatgrass indefinitely. Molds taste terrible and they create food poisoning effects, which many incorrectly call “detoxification”. Mold related symptoms include:

  • holding your nose to hide the smell
  • instant splitting headache
  • dizziness
  • nausea
  • occasionally purging

Read more about wheatgrass and mold. The big difference between detox and mold is that detox disappears forever after a few days. Mold poisoning will continue to cause negative responses forever.

What Detox Is Not

Wheatgrass grown in trays has mold issues.

Many drinking this juice have experienced significant negative effects within moments of drinking the juice, including headaches, dizziness, nausea and sometimes purging. These effects have been widely mis-reported as being caused by the strong detoxifying effects of the juice.

This is not detox, this is an allergic reaction caused by mycotoxins released by the mold. Mycotoxins are unusual in that reactions range widely from person to person. It is common for one drinker to feel fine while the other is quite negatively affected.

This will not happen with our juice because the wheatgrass is field grown and as a result, the juice contains no detectable molds or mycotoxins. If you have tried wheatgrass in the past and found it undrinkable, try ours, you will love it.

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