Friday, August 5, 2011
Barleylife, our barleygrass powder, has been improved. Hopefully the following
information will be helpful if you have any questions.
Common questions for new and improved BarleyLife
As the new and improved BarleyLife formula arrives in orders, you may notice some key improvements to AIM's flagship product. For answers to some common questions related to the new BarleyLife, see the following statements from AIM's Quality Assurance team.
Thank you, and enjoy the new BarleyLife!
Q: What are the key benefits of improved BarleyLife?
The most exciting news is there are numerous benefits to the improved powder.
* Increases in many nutrients including chlorophyll, vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin E, folic acid, and chromium. Overall, this translates into a 25 percent greater nutrient content per serving, and a 56 percent greater nutrient content gram for gram!
* Increased antioxidant content. ORAC and SORAC antioxidant testing confirm the increased antioxidant potential of improved BarleyLife.
* Reduced allergenic potential. Maltodextrin derived from corn is a fairly common allergen. On the other hand, brown rice is rarely an allergen.
* Reduced cost per serving. The cost per serving for powder is now less! The number of servings increases from 60 to 64 per container, reducing the cost per serving from 57 to 53 cents at the U.S. Member price of $34.00.
What is brown rice oligodextrin?
Brown rice oligodextrin is a starch created through a combination of enzymes, brown rice, and water. Brown rice oligodextrin is beneficial to BarleyLife because it protects enzymatic activity, prolongs shelf life, provides nutrients from brown rice, and assists in the successful transformation of barley juice to powder. It is produced through a process called enzymatic hydrolysis, whereby the enzymes break down the brown rice, making it a starch that is easier to digest, while maintaining the nutrients.
Why has the canister size increased but the canister weight decreased?
BarleyLife is now processed at a lower temperature than ever before. This lower temperature process tends to result in a low-density (fluffy) powder, which takes up more space; hence the need for a larger fill canister. That said, the powder density will vary from batch to batch, which means that the bottle fill level will fluctuate depending on the manufactured lot. At a fill weight of 256 grams (9.03 oz), AIM is confident that the new container size will be able to accommodate any fluctuations in density.