Grey hair is something we all want to avoid; genetic genes and stress are usually blamed for causing premature greying. However, scientists have indicated that in most cases catalase enzymes are the culprit that make our hair turn grey. According to the National Business Review, as the body ages, we produce less catalase enzymes, which can result in faster aging. The process starts when the levels of the enzyme catalase drop. This shortage of catalase enzymes means that the hydrogen peroxide that naturally occurs in hair can’t be broken down. Meaning, hydrogen peroxide builds up in the hair causing your hair to turn grey.
A 2006 study from the Institute of Cytology and Genetics discovered that oxidative stress and DNA damage could be reduced by antioxidant enzymes such as catalase. This study used dietary supplements (including wheatgrass) that increased the activity of catalase in the liver mitochondria of rats, this led to reduced mitochondrial dysfunction and slowed the process of aging in these test animals.
Why You Should Use Wheatgrass to Reverse Grey Hair
Wheatgrass contains significant amounts of Catalase and other beneficial antioxidants. Thus, Wheatgrass is able to reverse grey hair and slow the entire aging process. It also aids in rejuvenating the cells, thereby slowing down the aging process.
Loaded with amino acids, vitamins, chlorophyll, nutrients and live enzymes wheatgrass is certainly a “superfood”. Did you know that the molecular structure of wheatgrass and our blood are very similar which allows our bodies to absorb these nutrients immediately? Wheatgrass is a powerful cleansing and detoxifying agent. It is rich in protein, provides a significant boost in your energy level and has been known to cure many types of blood disorders. Overall, wheatgrass consists of 19 amino acids and 92 minerals that enable the body to function at its highest levels.
How to Use Wheatgrass to Reverse Your Grey HairRegular consumption of wheatgrass can turn your grey hair back to its natural color. Drink one glass of wheat grass juice daily. You can also add wheatgrass powder to your food and/or smoothies.
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Take fresh wheatgrass and cut the green leaves into tiny pieces and put them into a juicer.
Wash your hair and apply some wheatgrass juice on the scalp of your head.
Leave it in for 5 minutes and rinse hair thoroughly.
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