Plants, for the most part, live outdoors. A few have cushy jobs bringing that “natural feel” to office buildings, and some are raised under sterile conditions in greenhouses. But for most of history, plants have resided beneath the blue, wide-open sky. Pelted by rain and hail, battered by wind and clobbered by cold, plants have persisted through all that strife and, weirdly, have become more nutritious because of it.
For thirty-five years, The AIM Companies has pioneered several methods that ensure BarleyLife remains the most nutritious green juice on the planet. We harvest only young, nutritionally dense plants. We protect our enzymes through a proprietary process, and rather then selling a leaf powder, BarleyLife is a juice powder concentrate. This means BarleyLife packs more nutrition per ounce while retaining more enzymes and simultaneously protecting against oxidation.
Another thing that we do is harvest our young barley plants at night.
It’s colder at night.
Plants have natural defenses against the cold. There is quite a bit of moisture inside plants, so you can imagine the consequences if that moisture were to turn to ice. (Hint: The plant dies). Plants are also in big trouble if the moisture on the outside freezes around them. Luckily, they have an arsenal of tricks that help them stay warm.
Under duress, plants will utilize a series of non-enzymatic and enzymatic antioxidants to combat the cold. They send compounds to the leaves to lower the freezing temperature of their internal moisture. They produce polypeptides commonly known as “anti-freeze” proteins that keep water from freezing outside their cells, and other proteins are utilized to protect the cell membranes and walls. A 2004 study (Czech University of Agriculture) even shows that barley leaves under stress produce more antioxidants. Those compounds get passed on to the consumer.
We harvest our crops at night because that’s when our plants are the most nutritionally rich. It’s just another thing that The AIM Companies does to provide the most nutritious juice powder concentrate on the planet.
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