Pure Planet Activated Barley Slow-Burning Carbohydrate - 9.9 oz. (280g) Pure Planet Activated Barley Slow-Burning Carbohydrate is a unique, complex carbohydrate from pre-sprouted grain that is digested slowly, providing energy and endurance for several hours. It is a great source of immune-enhancing beta-glucan and has extremely low gluten content. Barley grains has a long history as an effective energy food for ancient athletes and soldiers. Roman and Greek foot soldiers consumed it while marching across continents. Ancient Greek and Roman physicians used specially activated barley as a life-saving break-milk substitute for babies unable to nurse. The original Olympic competitors downed a cup of barley before each event. Roman for people who eat barley, gladiators also used barley to boost performance and endurance. Today, this unique Activated Barley plays a role in the United Nation's famine relief efforts. 400% more energy potential than non-sprouted barley. Exceptionally high beta-glucan content for greater effectiveness in maintaining healthy cholesterol levels. Immunity-building properties. Highly concentrated nutritional profile. Complex (slow-burning) carbohydrates with a low glycemic index delivers energy for 2-3 hours. Approval from the Diabetes resources center as a safe and effective food source. Used as a meal replacement, weight loss aid or nutritional supplement. Can help increase endurance and stamina. May reduce cravings and appetite. Soy-Free, Non-GMO & Vegan. You too can access the benefits of this super-nutritious, easily digestible power food in a convenient, dissolvable powder! About Pure PlanetFine Foods for a Healthy Lifestyle. Pure Planet develops innovative ways to keep their supplements 100% whole and pure, no fillers, no additives, no GMOs. You know what you're getting with every Pure Planet supplement you take: 100% pure wholefoods made by Mother Nature, not a chemist in a lab.100% Pure Superfoods.