Some time ago, a Malaysian company, INSbio released a product called 1E20 extracted from wheatgrass sprouts (whence my own extract is derived) and mixed with honey as a remedy for erectile dysfunction. They claimed that the reason for its “efficacy” was the high concentration of amino acids and minerals present in the mixture which improves the blood circulation.
I disagree with many rationales for the effectiveness of wheatgrass, and this is one of them. It has been known since the 1930’s that wheatgrass contains or influences the production of powerful fertility factors as well as growth factors. Or, to put it more accurately, there is something in cereal grasses that is known to stimulate the production of growth hormone which then most likely stimulates the production of growth factors, including the hormones upon which conception depends. It would be reasonable therefore to expect wheatgrass to also have a positive effect on male fertility/infertility as well. In fact, I know of a number of males whose sperm counts rose rapidly after ingesting wheatgrass regularly. Also, many women who conceived after taking wheatgrass.
I think the company may be on the right track – but it may be for the wrong reasons.
But does that matter? Wheatgrass is harmless and taken by millions, including myself, every day. It can and frequently does do wonders to help one achieve and maintain good health and wellbeing. So for those who are desperate to conceive, take wheatgrass daily – and be patient. It could change your life for the better!
There is no guarantee that wheatgrass will be effective for erectile dysfunction, but you never know until you’ve tried it. Certainly, I know of a number of male patients whose sperm counts increased rapidly and significantly only a few weeks after taking wheatgrass juice daily.
I for one won’t go without my daily dose of wheatgrass. It does me far too much good – and I can feel it.
Dr. Chris Reynolds.