“I’m on grass” – three words that Philippines’ Ultimate Heartthrob and ‘Crush ng Bayan,’ Piolo Pascual mentioned in his previous Barley Max NZ TV commercial. With Santé Barley, Piolo finally found the real complete food with a power-packed nutrient profile for energy, stamina, and strength.
In this article, we’ll talk about barley grass and its benefits, and why Piolo Pascual – a renowned Filipino film & TV actor, musician, model, and producer – has chosen it as his go-to health product.
Piolo Pascual and Santé Barley
“I’m on grass” – three words that Piolo Pascual previously admitted to the media. But, he was quick to add that the ‘grass’ he’s taking is something else – it’s a special kind of grass that he has been taking for several years now.
Piolo takes Santé Barley supplements to sustain his health as an active athlete. This is particularly important to him as he is into sports that tests not only his skills, but his endurance and disease resistance as well, so he needs to build up his immune system. “Eat the right food, take the right vitamins, take the right supplements,” Piolo says, “and if you want to be active, it’s important that your supplement are of the right ingredient.” He is referring to Santé Barley Max.
Santé Barley Max is made of pure, natural, fresh, and organic young barley grass from New Zealand. The young grass of organic barley is only harvested once, when they reach 30cm in height – only the barley tops, where the nutrients are concentrated, are harvested.
With all its enzymes, vitamins, minerals, nutrients, and other constituents, Santé Barley Max is a complete green food source. It contains the vegetables that the body has to consume, perfect for modern day gladiators like Piolo.
Regular consumption of barley grass supplements help maintain good health and also helps reduce the risk of respiratory and cardiovascular diseases, promotes better digestion, and helps reduce inflammation and pain. “We don’t really feel it when we train, but the effects are long-term,” Piolo adds. “Taking something organic is, of course, always better. Especially so when we train outside when we swim or run or do whatever sports, we don’t feel what’s coming into our body through the air that we breathe. So, we need to have something that will counter that. In endurance, it helps a lot, especially for long hours of training.”
Nowadays, eating a well-balanced diet is often coupled with the right food supplements. Santé Barley is certified organic, BFAD approved, and certified safe and effective.
About Santé International
Founded in 2007, Santé produces, distributes, and promotes high-quality natural health and wellness products; as well as services, designed to help people live healthier lives. With Santé Barley as its flagship brand, Santé has dominated the local market with its certified organic barley grass grown and harvested in New Zealand. More recently, Santé has become the Philippines’ first company to be certified organic by BioGro.
With the proven health benefits of Santé Barley, Santé has developed a broad range of high-quality barley-based products.
Today, Santé expanded its offerings to include a fitness and rehabilitation enter with its Santé Fitness Lab; and a range of natural products that remain true to the company’s thrust in promoting a healthier lifestyle.
Headquartered in the Philippines, Santé has offices worldwide, including in Hong Kon, Singapore, Qatar, Cyprus, Nigeria, UAE, and New Zealand.
4 Key Benefits of Barley Grass
Listed below are 4 key benefits of barley grass.
- Natural Detoxifier
Barley grass is an amazing natural detoxifier. The cleansing ability of barley grass is effective in eliminating the accumulated harmful heavy metals including lead, which may result in learning and behavioral disorders, especially in children. The major contributors behind the detoxifying effects of barley grass are trace elements of selenium, copper, and zinc. Moreover, the abundance of beta-carotene and chlorophyll in barley grass stimulates the eradication of waste materials such as crystallized acids and mucus. Barley grass also supports the metabolic processes and supports the detoxification and strengthening of the liver.
- Immune Boosting
Barley grass is naturally packed with many key nutrients that help support the immune system, including antioxidants, enzymes, amino acids, vitamins, and minerals. It is also very high in vitamin C which is vital to the overall health of the body in its efforts to fight off both viral and bacterial infections. Alongside other immune supporting minerals and vitamins, barley grass is also high in the amino acid, arginine. This is particularly effective in helping the body heal from wounds, burns, and other injuries.
- UV Radiation Protection
Barley grass provides protective action against the cell destructing effects of UV radiation. It provides therapeutic relief on the existing damaged cell, thanks to the presence of superoxide dismutase enzymes. Also, it acts defensively against the effects of radioactivity – some attribute this to the presence of chlorophyll content in barley grass, which improves the resistance to radioactivity and also promotes new blood cell production. For this reason, it is commonly recommended to drink barley grass juice pre- and post-exposure to x-rays to provide additional protection – along with appropriate personal protective gear – against radioactive damage.
Barley grass is considered a natural way to stimulate the regeneration of cells without any harmful side effects. Vital components, such as iron, vitamin B, chlorophyll, and phycocyanin – a blue pigment in barley grass – improve the bone marrow and promotes the creation of red and white blood cells. This renewing effect of barley grass also helps reduce signs of aging by rejuvenating the aging cells and helping to maintain youthful, healthy skin. The useful vitamins and minerals in barley grass works as a rejuvenating tonic for the whole body.
How To Consume Barley Grass
Barley grass is most commonly mixed with water or used as a supplement in smoothies and shakes. Taking it in the morning will help you start the day right and energize your body before you face the day. But, you can do more with barley grass powder than adding it to water or smoothies – you can also add it to stews, soups, or use it to make barley bread. You can even use barley grass to produce beer or wine!
The Bottom Line
If you’re looking for a natural way to boost your health, look no further than Santé Barley! It offers numerous health benefits and is a great way to live a healthier quality of life.