Frequently Asked Questions about BarleyLife
GeneralHow is AIM BarleyLife processed?
AIM BarleyLife® is produced in the clean, green, pristine lands of Canada, where the soil, water, and air are rich and pure. The barley used for AIM BarleyLife® is grown from a variety of seed that allows for the longest harvest window. The leaves are harvested with state-of-the-art equipment when their nutrients are most potent and alive. The leaves are then juiced (not milled, as in many other barley grass products) and processed using the most advanced and efficient cold-processing method for maximum freshness and nutrition. The juice is spray-dried, using a special, low-temperature process. This preserves the delicate balance of nutrients and phytochemicals.
Can I take AIM BarleyLife® while taking medication?
As long as your health practitioner has not forbidden you to eat salads or green vegetables, you can use AIM BarleyLife®.
Is there anyone who should not use AIM BarleyLife®?
AIM BarleyLife® is a whole food concentrate, so most people should be able to take it. Those with severe medical problems or complications should consult a health practitioner before introducing something new to their bodies. Those on a restricted diet (especially in regard to “green foods”) should also consult a health practitioner.
I started taking AIM BarleyLife® and I feel worse. Why?
When you make a change in your diet, your body often goes through a cleansing known as detoxification. This can manifest itself in fatigue, rashes, and headaches. It is your body flushing out toxins. For more information, see AIM’s detoxification data sheet.
What is maltodextrin?
Maltodextrin is a soluble (dissolvable) complex carbohydrate that acts as a buffer to keep enzymes and other molecules apart so that they do not react and denature (lose their healthful properties). It is not a simple sugar (dextrose, fructose, sucrose, table sugar, corn syrup, etc.) and does not behave like a simple sugar. AIM’s maltodextrin is derived from cornstarch.
Why is kelp added to AIM BarleyLife?
AIM BarleyLife includes kelp for additional minerals and vitamins. Minerals are necessary cofactors for practically all enzymatic reactions in the body and, while barley grass is rich in minerals, kelp adds even more trace minerals to ensure an abundant supply of these necessary enzymatic cofactors for optimal metabolism.
Is AIM BarleyLife available in a "no-kelp" formula?
No. BarleyLife is only available with kelp.
What does the chlorophyll do?
The chlorophyll content of AIM BarleyLife is a natural detoxifier and rids the intestines of stored toxins. Because it is a natural detoxifier, it also aids in reducing bad breath.
AIM BarleyLife® new harvest powderWhat makes AIM BarleyLife new harvest so much smoother than the original?
A new, state-of-the-art, shorter spray dryer delivers smaller particles. The smaller particles result in increased dispersion, providing more uniform distribution in liquid. The smaller particle is more soluble in liquid, producing less grittiness and better taste. The result is a smoother texture, better taste, and improved solubility when mixed in water or juice.
Are there more natural sugars in AIM BarleyLife® new harvest?
Each 5g serving still contains only 1 g of natural sugars, derived mainly from the barley juice.
AIM BarleyLife® CapsulesAre capsules completely vegan?
Yes, AIM BarleyLife® capsules are completely vegetarian in composition and acceptable in a vegan diet.
How quickly do the capsules dissolve?
AIM’s vegetarian capsules have been shown to dissolve within 5 to 10 minutes in water. Dissolution may be more rapid in the stomach’s acids.
AIM BarleyLife® XtraWhy is Lo Han used in AIM BarleyLife® Xtra?
Lo Han, shortened from Lo Han Kuo (plant name: Siratia grosvenorii) is a member of the cucumber and melon family. Used for centuries as a sweetener in China, Lo Han’s sweetening ingredients, mogrosides, are 300 times sweeter than sucrose when extracted with water and dried. This allows us to minimize the amount of natural flavoring added and maximize the nutrients from the barley juice, fruits, and vegetables while providing a delightfully sweet fruit taste.
Is there more vitamin C in AIM BarleyLife® Xtra than in the other varieties of AIM BarleyLife®?
Yes, the percentage of vitamin C per serving is larger in AIM BarleyLife® Xtra than other AIM BarleyLife® products. Acerola cherry powder, used in AIM BarleyLife® Xtra, is one of the richest sources of natural vitamin C available today. The 15 natural fruit and vegetable powders used as flavoring in AIM BarleyLife® Xtra bring their nutritional content to the mix, enhancing the nutritional profile, including increased levels of vitamin C.
Is the “natural cream flavor” from dairy cream?
The natural cream flavor is a combination of naturally derived ingredients that mimic the taste of cream. The ingredients are derived from vegetable sources only and acceptable for vegans. The “cream” does not contain dairy products.