Natural Muscle Aug.-Sept. ’09 Issue
Sunwarrior Activated Barley
The Ultimate Slow Burning Carb!
Natural Muscle (NM): Welcome back Natureboy. Last month you talked about Sunwarrior Protein, a raw living hypoallergenic plant based protein. I believe you ended the article by mentioning Sunwarrior Activated Barley, a slow burning carbohydrate which complements the Protein. Can you tell us more?
(Natureboy): Our Sunwarrior Activated Barley is one of the best carbohydrate sources available for energy and endurance. It’s also great for building the immune system, suppressing hunger, building white
T-cells, and lowering cholesterol levels. Sunwarrior Activated Barley has a great history dating back over 2000 years ago. The fathers of medicine discovered that the barley grain had many uses. Among one of the most amazing benefits, was the special barley milk that was created using an extraction process that unlocked its nutritional treasures. This process was called activation. Two examples of historical note are the use of barley meal by both the Roman Armies and Gladiators. The armies of Rome conquered all of Europe as they marched at speeds up to 5 miles an hour up to 40 miles a day using barley meal. Historians noted this was due to the barley’s ability to provide energy and endurance for extended periods of time. Modern science also shows they benefited from the immune boosting qualities which enabled them to stay healthy and heal quickly. The Gladiators had even a closer association with barley. Each Gladiator was required to eat a meal of barley every morning prior to fighting in the arena.
(NM): That sounds amazing. How does Sunwarrior Activated Barley compare to regular barley?
(Natureboy): Sunwarrior Activated Barley takes the nutritional density of the Gladiators’ staple food and elevates it to levels previously thought unattainable. During the low temperature activation process, the energy of the barley seed is captured at the point of highest bio-activity, immediately before it sends out its first green leaves. At this stage the barley seed is at its most energetic, and contains the highest levels of enzymes. Capturing the energy of the sprouting process during this crucial window of opportunity opens up the potential for a phenomenal nutritional yield, increasing the availability of beta-glucans and other nutrients by up to 94%. We now have the ability to enhance the nutritional power of Activated Barley in ways that the Gladiators knew only by intuition. Here are just some of the benefits of Sunwarrior Activated Barley. Increases energy potential up to 400% more than non sprouted barley, provides slow burning carbohydrates delivering energy for hours , rich source of Beta-Glucans which helps control blood glucose levels, suppresses hunger, has a low Glycemic Index, contains 1000’s of active enzymes , naturally rich in vitamins and minerals, has remarkable immune boosting properties, maintains and lowers cholesterol levels, is 100% Organic. It’s the perfect carbohydrate superfood for hard training athletes. Just one tbsp contains 34 calories and 7grams of carbohydrates.
(NM): What is your idea of the perfect meal replacement?
(Natureboy): I believe the perfect meal replacement should have the best protein, carbohydrates and good fats. Proteins should come from a raw plant based source with a complete amino acid profile like our Sunwarrior Protein. Carbohydrates should be derived from a low glycemic slow burning source such as the Activated Barley, and healthy fats should consist of flax, hemp or raw virgin coconut oil. A meal replacement of this nutritional magnitude should give you energy for hours and help build your immune system.
(NM): I heard you have a lot of world class athletes and celebrities taking your Sunwarrior Protein & Activated Barley. Would you care to mention any of them?
(Natureboy): I have a lot of Ultimate Fighters, world class endurance athletes and recognized bodybuilders taking our products. But I have one celebrity I am really excited about working with lately. His name is Dan Clark. You probably know him as NITRO from American Gladiators. You’ve also probably seen him on TV promoting his new book, “GLADIATOR: A True Story of Roids, Rage & Redemption,” in which he recounts his tumultuous childhood and adolescence, his fame with the show, and his addiction to steroids. You can check out his bestselling book and read more about this modern day Gladiator at (http://www.dannitroclark.com).
(NM): How did you meet Dan Clark and why are you so excited to be working together?
(Natureboy): Well, I read his book and was moved by the amount of similarities. During my competitive bodybuilding career in the early 80’s, I had been exposed to the temptations of steroids and was familiar with the dangers of steroid abuse. I witnessed many of my former competitors struggle with physical and mental conditions as a result of steroid abuse, much of what Dan talks about in his book. The stories resonated in my mind, and I wholeheartedly wanted to help him through his journey of redemption and recovery. So I contacted Dan and was pleasantly surprised to find that he’s now dedicated his life to rebuilding his body naturally and helping other people do the same. We shared a lot of ideas on health and nutrition and agreed that the bodybuilding world was in desperate need of natural cutting edge supplements geared towards increasing growth hormone, testosterone, and muscle size effectively and safely.