No Need for Wheat Grass When You Have . . .

By Bob McCauley, ND 

One customer wrote to us recently: 

Wheat grass and spirulina vs chlorella?
I own spirulina and take it every morning as well as fresh wheat grass juice that we wheatgrassgrow, i know chlorella is better at removing and binding heavy metals which is what I’m looking for or a detox. Is it really worth buying chlorella if i take the other two. I find chlorella more expensive but spirulina has its pros compare to it and so does chlorella. Should I just stick to wheat grass and spirulina. I eat a very healthy diet.

Chlorella, a green algae, is far more powerful than wheat grass, or any other grass for that chlor-tabsmatter.  In fact, it doesn’t even come close.   Spirulina, a blue-green algae, and chlorella are the most powerful wholefoods known.   If you are taking either one of them there is no reason to take wheat grass.  The only time I consume wheat grass is when it is juiced fresh.  There is nothing wrong with consuming powdered wheat grass, but it has only a fraction of the nutrition potential of either chlorella or spirulina.  The only time I consume wheat grass is when it’s juiced fresh.   Otherwise, I’ll take algae any day. 


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About Bob McCauley

Bob McCauley, ND (Robert F., Jr.) was raised in Lansing, Michigan and attended Michigan State University (BA, 1980 in Journalism). He is a naturopathic doctor, Master Herbalist and a Certified Nutritional Consultant. He has traveled extensively, both domestically and abroad, visiting over 32 countries. He published Confessions of a Body Builder: Rejuvenating the Body with Spirulina, Chlorella, Raw Foods and Ionized Water (2000), Achieving Great Health (2005), The Miraculous Properties of Ionized Water, (2006) which is the only book on the market that exclusively addresses Ionized Water, Twelve (Fiction, 2007) and Honoring the Temple of God (2008). He considers himself a Naturalist, meaning he pursues health in the most natural way possible. He studies and promotes nature as the only way to true health. From 2002-2004 he hosted the radio program Achieving Great Health, which was heard by thousands of people each day. His guests included some of the most well-known and respected names in the natural health world. With the help of his father, Dr. Robert F. McCauley, Sr. (Doctorate in Environmental Engineering, MIT, 1953) they started Spartan Water Company in 1992, which sold vended water machines in supermarkets. Robert Jr. founded Spartan Enterprises, Inc. in 1993. He is a Certified Water Technician with the State of Michigan. He is also a Type II Public Water Supply Specialist and has the certifications of S-5 and D-5. The McCauley family has a long history in the water industry. Bob's father pioneered environmental issues regarding ground water and drinking water quality. He received his Ph.D. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in 1953 for his thesis on removing radioactive strontium from water. He earned his doctorate in Environmental Engineering in less than 2 years, one of the shortest doctoral studies in the history of MIT. He taught civil, sanitary and environmental engineering at Michigan State University for 18 years before retiring to run Wolverine Engineers & Surveyors of Mason, Michigan, for 17 years. His reputation throughout Michigan as a water quality expert was legendary. Bob worked for his father's company for 12 years learning the water business, which dealt primarily with municipalities, including water quality and sanitary sewer issues. After apprenticing with his father, Bob moved on to the bottled water business. He established greater Michigan's biggest selling bottled water: Michigan Mineral – Premium Natural Water. He was introduced to Ionized Water in 1995 and has done more to promote Ionized Water than anyone else in the industry. Bob often lectures and offers seminars on his Seven Component Natural Health Protocol . Bob is a Certified Nutritional Consultant and a Certified Master Herbalist. He is also a 3rd Degree Black Belt and Certified Instructor of Songahm Taekwondo (American Taekwondo Association).
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9 Responses to No Need for Wheat Grass When You Have . . .

  1. MaLinda says:

    Bob, What do you find is the best source of Chlorella and Spirulina? I try to add both to my diet. I would like to think I am getting it from a good source, but you always hear about where you should and shouldn’t buy these items. Any suggestions?

  2. Jose says:

    Hi Bob,
    could you elaborate ? Looking at the Nutrition Facts, what you’re saying isn’t so clear: chlorella ( and wheatgrass (


  3. Jim E. says:

    Hello Bob,
    How are you, fine I hope.

    Hey, folks, 62 years young, and a fitness freak. The Pharmaceutical Industry would rather have you take a pill to cure your ill’s, take charge of your life, do your do diligence, and research, think for yourself. There are a multitude of great products out there that are very beneficial for you, that you just don’t know about!

    It’s incumbent upon you to take charge of your (health) life NOW. Your body is in a constant battle to stay healthy, to ward off invaders, viruses etc.

    What a great product, wheat grass has so many benefits, my wife actually told me that my hair (from gray) was getting darker, I couldn’t believe it. After using the product for approx: 60 days, I couldn’t believe it, you probably won’t either, but it works. And another thing.

    I buy wheat grass approx, every 30 days, and will continue to use this super food. The taste has a lot to be desired, but if you mix it with your favorite juice it goes down a lot easier, and the benefits always trump the taste. I haven’t used Chlorella yet but it’s on my list.

    Jim E.

  4. Henry says:

    I started out on Spirulina and it was good until I tried AFA bluegreen algae which I found gave me about three to four times more of the benefits I was getting with spirulina. I tried the wheat grass and it made me puke. I felt like my belly, chest and head were all wrapped into one.

  5. It is true that I have to watch certain foods to avoid side effects? If so, what foods would I needs to avoid?

  6. Holy cow, thank you very much for posting this! It is going to help when I get wheatgrass at the store! Super Beautiful!

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  9. charron says:

    wheatgrass sounds great would like to hear more about this

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