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In February, my wife and I moved to the farm where we worked with new staff and engineers to implement many positive changes in our productionof SPRINGREEN. Consequently, there has been an increase in our production capacity.

An very informative , past 1990's newsletter , directly from VE Irons

Many of you have remarked on the wonderful product you have been receiving and, as you know, we had to back order because of the sparse production this Spring. This Fall has proven, thus far, to be most promising, and we are welcoming back many who had opted for products which were touted as being equal to or superior to SPRINGREEN.

It is those persons who return to the field that reinforce us into maintaining our high quality standards of giving you the vacuum dried cereal grass juices at temperatures below 106 degrees F. whereby we are able to keep the "live" enzymes. We use no gimmicks, such as "carriers" referred to as rice, corn starch or arrowroot to dry the product, nor do we use fillers, binders, excipients, sugar, salt, etc. to "stretch" the product.

Five cardinal features of SPRINGREEN which make it outstanding and without competition as a dietary supplement, but expensive to produce, are:


We insist that the grass powder MUST CONTAIN 20% PROTEIN in order to insure a higher quantity and quality of ENZYMES, AMINO-ACIDS, VITAMINS AND MINERALS, in the finished supplement. Ordinary or conventional soil treatment does NOT DO THIS. This has been a big expense item.


All grasses must be cut at the YOUNG, RAPIDLY GROWING, GREEN GRASS STAGE. Since this first Joint stage is approximately 4 days duration, if it rains just before or during that period, machinery cannot be put in the fields for several days there-after, so the cutting period is entirely lost and the crops are disked back into the soil. Each Spring, from 70% to 90% of the crops are thus lost. This adds tremendously to the expense of trying to get our customers a potent NATURAL SUPPLEMENT.


To RETAIN the maximum amount of NATURE'S ENZYMES, PROTEINS, VITAMINS, AND MINERALS requires five distinct steps:
(a) Regardless of the temperature of the grass when cut, triturated and the Juice extracted, that juice must be chilled practically to freezing temperature (32' to 34' E) within one minute after breaking the cell structure. Otherwise, the high enzyme content would cause excess fermentation within minutes, thus destroying the "LIFE" of the product. This necessitates huge REFRIGERATION EQUIPMENT which is used only a few days each season. This adds materially to the cost.
(b) The juice cannot be held even at near freezing temperature over 24 hours. This necessitates large and expensive facilities for quick drying. But it also can be used only for a few days each season, since each grass has its own short young growing season and is only in the cutting stage for about 4 days.
(c) From the near freezing temperature, the juice must be dehydrated or reduced to dryness under vacuum within 3 seconds without permitting the temperature to rise much above blood temperature (98 degrees F) otherwise at temperatures over 120 degrees F the enzymes start to be destroyed. All this precludes mass production methods and increases costs.
(d) Immediately after drying and pulverizing, the dry powder must be kept at sub-zero temperatures (-5 degrees to -15 degrees F.) until needed for mixing and tableting. The time of storage averages well over a year because nothing in Nature runs uniform. Rye and Wheat are cut in the early Spring and late Fall. Barley and Oats can only be grown in the Spring. Hence, to get as uniform a product as possible, the entire year's crop is stored as sub-zero temperature and blended together in proportion to the year's yield.
During the Summer, Beets are organically grown, harvested, cut, juiced, and the juice dried as was the grass juice. A Small amount of the Beet powder is added to the blended grasses. All items, therefore, must be stored at sub-zero temperatures for over one year - an extremely expensive item not necessary with non-naturals.
(e) The area in which the product is mixed and tableted must be dehumidified to prevent the grass from absorbing moisture which would activate the enzymes. Dryness prevents this - another extra cost.
(f) When the powder or tablets are bottled, the oxygen must be extracted and replaced with nitrogen to prevent future oxidation of the vitamins and enzymes during transportation and storage. Another cost not incurred with man-made vitamins.
(g) After tableting and replacing the oxygen with nitrogen, a sample bottle from each batch must be tested and analyzed for provitamin A and C. These are the two most elusive vitamins. If they are up to standard, others will be. At periodic intervals, a full analysis of all items mentioned on the label is made. This is an expense not experienced by many who use synthentic or non-naturals in their supplements. They can depend on the guarantee of the manufacturer.


Herds of cattle, horses, deer, bison, buffalo, antelopes, elephants, gazelles, zebras and giraffes have roamed the plains for centuries and lived on the ONE COMPLETE FOOD**- THE GRASSES.
The grasses contain all the KNOWN VITAMINS needed to support animal life that have been ISOLATED AND NAMED (except the sunshine Vitamin D).
Many unknown factors not yet ISOLATED OR NAMED.


* By extracting the oxygen and replacing it with nitrogen, the enzymatic and biological action is checked. It remains inactive with practically no loss indefinitely if unopened at 0' temperature. After purchased, the user, therefore, should know that:


  • Very little loss for several years at 0' F (freezer) temperature.
  • Very little loss for I year at refrigerator temperature.
  • Very little loss for 6 months at room temperature.


  • Very little loss for I year at 0' F. (freezer) temperature.
  • Very little loss for 6 months at refrigerator temperature.
  • Very little loss for 2 months at room temperature.

NOTE: The dehydrating bags in larger bottles should be left in the bottle while being used. Then at room temperature, the loss in negligible.

On behalf of my wife, Julia, our children, Marlene, Victoria, and Robert, I would like to thank each and every one of you for your prayers and continued support over the years, and especially this year.

We shall endeavor to get a newsletter out quarterly and would appreciate receiving articles, comments and suggestions.

V. Earl Irons


** There is definite correlation between animal and human nutrition since the usual procedure used by scientists to ascertain the nutritional needs of humans has been to test first with various types of animals and fowl. The diet best suited for the guinea pig and the monkey has been found to be the nearest that of man. Sir Robert McCarrison, M.D., the father of Modern Nutrition, considered monkeys as the nearest equivalent to man in nutritional requirements. In the evolution of the discoveries of vitamins, it was found that rats could live on diets that supplied less of the then known vitamins than could the guinea pig or monkey. For example, the rat can synthesize (create within its own body) his Vitamin C, but guinea pigs, monkeys and man must get theirs from their food.



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