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I've tried it and it's good, you really get a buzz of energy from it - I have to have a bit of orange to eat straight afterwards though as it can taste horrible, the younger it is the sweeter it is!
I'd say it's best to try it first to get used to it then decide how long before a run you want to drink some, for me it would probably be about 30 mins or less. If you're doing a long run I'd recommend making your own sports drink and putting a shot in that too, the standard home made one is 50/50 fresh orange juice/water (better if you juice it yourself as almost all packaged stuff is pasteurised) but you can have any fruit juice you like. if you have a juicer it's good to add cucumber and a bit of celery.
Are you growing your own wheatgrass or getting the frozen stuff?
Hi sunluvva and alison
Where are you getting the wheatgrass from and how much does it cost?
From what i've seen its not cheap but worth it if it helps my running
I'm talking from experience Stevo & Intermanult - it gives you a real energy boost. Personally I wouldn't use the stuff from H&B, to get any benefit you really need to make sure it is raw as if it's been heated in any way all of the nutrients are lost. I got the frozen stuff from here, a very good service. It's expensive but convenient, they do lots of offers throughout the year too.
Mostly I grow my own, you can buy wheatgrass seeds (wheatberries) online. You soak them overnight then sprout them in the same way you would any other seed ( regular rinsing and draining off the water), when they're all sprouted spread them over a tray of compost, cover with a bit more then leave to grow - you can start using it when it's about 6" - 7" long but you need a manual juicer to do it - a normal juicer won't do it.
Why not treat yourself to the true 'real mccoy' and order some seeds. This is as good a site as any or just google 'wheatgrass growing kit'. You will need a manual juicer (if you don't have a masticating juicer already), you can get a kit with one in or buy it seperately. All in all it'll still probably cost less than a months supply of frozen juice. Each tray takes a week to 10 days before its ready so you need to think in advance just start a new tray every few days for a continuous supply.