So a reader recommended Dr Wheatgrass as a vegan health product sometime back. (Thanks Timothy!)
After checking out their website, I understood that basically, Dr Wheatgrass is an extract of wheatgrass (wheatgrass sprout extract) made into health-related wheatgrass-based products such as topical creams for skin and stabilized liquid wheatgrass for oral consumption.
Dr Wheatgrass was established in 2002 after a general practitioner, Dr. Chris Reynolds, decided to research and develop topical products and immune-boosting Dr Wheatgrass Supershot supplements after discovering many recoveries in medical conditions for the wheatgrass extract.
To understand more about Dr Wheatgrass, please refer to this link.
There are 4 products in the Dr Wheatgrass range:
- Skin Recovery Cream
- Antioxidant Skin Recovery Spray
- Supershots (Herbal Supplement)
After dropping an email on the difference between the 4 products, Gary sent me some samples of the Skin Recovery Cream and also explained the differences to me.
Only the Skin Recovery Cream had samples available, which Gary explained as to let customers try it out to see if it works. It has the lowest concentration of Wheatgrass extract amongst the 3 topical products for the skin.
As Gary mentioned:
“The Superbalm has the highest concentration of Wheatgrass extract so once customers can see the effectiveness of the cream they tend to buy the Balm. The spray is more convenient for a larger area, like the back or full body, and also better for more sensitive skin and children.”
Gary recommended for me to try the Skin Recovery Cream samples I received on bruises, even though Superbalm, the stronger version is more effective. I tried it on a bruise I got on banging my arm against the wall and noticed the bruising went away overnight!
For those of you who are interested in the ingredients, here is a list of them and some images as shared by Gary.
Skin Recovery Cream Ingredients: Water (aqua), sodium phytate, parfum, xanthan gum, vegetable glycerol, capric/caprylic triglyceride, cetearyl alcohol, ceteareth-20, glyceryl stearate SE, helianthus annuus (sunflower) seed oil, stearic acid, Triticum vulgare (wheat) sprout extract, tocopherol, melaleuca alternifolia (tea tree) leaf oil, potassium sorbate, citric acid.
Superbalm Ingredients: Water (aqua), sodium phytate, parfum, xanthan gum, vegetable glycerol, capric/caprylic triglyceride, cetearyl alcohol, ceteareth-20, glyceryl stearate SE, helianthus annuus (sunflower) seed oil, stearic acid, Triticum vulgare (wheat) sprout extract, tocopherol, melaleuca alternifolia (tea tree) leaf oil, potassium sorbate, citric acid.
Skin Recovery Spray Ingredients: Purified water, natural vegetable glycerol, Triticum vulgare/wheatgrass sprout extract, citrus aurantium amara extract (organic).
No animal products or testing.
Gluten and lanolin-free.
This is an image of the new list of ingredients of the Skin Recovery Cream sent by Gary. I’m glad that the previous formulation contained Sodium Laureth Sulfate, SLS that has since been removed.
More specific details about each of the individual products such as the pricing can be found here.
Gary mentioned that they have been selling this product for many years now and without advertising, have seen the business grow through referrals and repeat orders. He has always said that all students should carry a tube in their bags in case of cuts, bruises etc. Having said that, most of their customers buy it for eczema (as a replacement for steroid creams), molluscum, fissures etc. The Supershot is used as an alternative to wheatgrass drinks for alkalising the body, by people with low blood count (Thalassemia) etc.
Personally, I believe that this product is a better alternative to the usual options available in supermarkets and I am really glad that they have phased out SLS from the ingredient list.
So if you’re interested to try Dr Wheatgrass out, you can purchase the full range of Dr. Wheatgrass products available from:
The Wellspring Of Life
301 Upper Thomson Road
#01-83 Thomson Plaza Singapore
Telephone: 6465 7005
As a November special for SGVegan readers, Gary is offering a special deal for the purchase of any 2 Dr Wheatgrass products. SGVegan customers get to enjoy 10% in store or free delivery upon online ordering! (normally there is a delivery charge of $15, unless the total is more than $200)
Do take note that this promotion is only valid till 30 November 2013. Just ONE last week to enjoy this special deal by quoting “SGVegan”. Payment is cash only and if you’re ordering via the internet, please email your orders to firstname.lastname@example.org
So that’s about it folks! Hope you enjoy the special deal and have a great weekend ahead. 🙂