IRI reported an 80 percent increase in dollar sales of wheat germ.
Wheat germ is essentially the “embryo” of an unprocessed wheat kernel
(wheat berry). Christianson calls wheat germ “one of the real good
superfoods … [one that] gives a fair dose of vitamin E, some B vitamins,
zinc and some minerals.” Wheat germ is believed to improve colon function,
nourish the skin, lower cholesterol and boost the immune system. Wheat
germ is available in its natural flaked form, as well as in an extracted
oil form. In his New Herb Bible (Fireside, 1992), Earl Mindell
advises people with dry skin to use soaps containing wheat germ oil to
minimize the depletion of the natural, protective oils in the skin. In
The Natural Pharmacy (Prima Lifestyles, 1999), Schuyler Lininger Jr.,
D.C, et al., say that preliminary studies on the octacosanol present in
wheat germ oil “had promising effects on endurance, reaction time, and
other measures of exercise capacity.”
American Top 25: Supplements Climbing the Charts by
Vicky Uhland, Kristen Lewis, Christine Spehar. July, 2004. Natural
Wheat Germ Oil 20 Minims 100 Gels from NOW Foods
To Order Wheat Germ Oil
germ oil is a nutritional oil derived from expeller-pressed wheat
germ. Wheat germ oil is an excellent source of Octacosanol, an alcohol
fatty acid naturally occurring in wheat germ. Wheat germ oil is also a
good source of Omega-3 fatty acids and vitamin E.
Serving Size: 2 softgels
Servings per container: 50
Calories from Fat 20
Total Fat 2 g 3%*
Saturated Fat <0.5 g 0%*
Polyunsaturated Fat 1 g †
Monounsaturated fat 0.5 g †
Vitamin E 5 IU 15%
Wheat Germ Oil (cold pressed) 2.28 g
Free of: yeast, corn, soy, milk, egg, and preservatives.
Other Ingredients: gelatin, glycerin, water.
Suggested Use: As a dietary supplement, take 2 Wheat germ oil
softgels 2 times daily.
Oil 20 Minims 100 Gels from NOW Foods
Regular Price: $17.99/bottle
Sale price: $11.99/bottle