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Some people have reported side effects after using it, especially in high doses. They have ranged from mild (headaches and nausea) to more serious allergic reactions (hives and swelling of the throat). Because most people eat wheatgrass raw, there is also the rare chance that it can be contaminated with bacteria or other organisms from the soil.

From: Is Wheatgrass Good for You? WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES: Ben-Arye, E. , 2002. American Cancer Society: "Wheatgrass." Marwaha, R. 2004. Bar-Sela, G. , 2007. Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center: "Wheatgrass."




Scandinavian Journal of GastroenterologyIndian Pediatrics,Nutrition and Cancer

Reviewed by Kathleen M. Zelman on May 17, 2018

SOURCES: Ben-Arye, E. , 2002. American Cancer Society: "Wheatgrass." Marwaha, R. 2004. Bar-Sela, G. , 2007. Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center: "Wheatgrass."




Scandinavian Journal of GastroenterologyIndian Pediatrics,Nutrition and Cancer

Reviewed by Kathleen M. Zelman on May 17, 2018

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