Wheat germ has an abundance of vitamins and minerals, all of which are preserved because nutrigrain™ always deliver it fresh. That is why nutrigrain™ wheat germ has to be stored in the fridge/freezer once received for optimal freshness.

2 tablespoons of nutrigrain™ wheat germ is equivalent to:

Strengthens Immune System

Wheat germ is an excellent source of Vitamin E, which acts as powerful antioxidants to protect the body against free radicals. Free radicals formation can come from environmental and lifestyle factors such as air pollution and smoking. This causes oxidative stress in the body, which can potentially damage cells and tissues.

Consuming wheat germ increases antioxidant activity, which is useful in strengthening the immune system to fight of infections and diseases.

Lowers Cholesterol

Wheat germ is a good source of dietary fibre, which helps neutralize the effects of cholesterol from the foods you consume, thus reducing blood cholesterol levels. Along with phytosterols found in wheat germ, it helps lower the “bad” cholesterol (LDL - Low-Density Lipoproteins) and triglycerides.

Preventative Measure Against Cardiovascular Diseases

Oxidative stress in the body is associated with diseases such as atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries), Parkinson’s disease and dementia, amongst others. The high concentration of Vitamin E as antioxidants protects the body against free radicals and oxidative stress.

As wheat germ helps lower cholesterol, this directly reduces the chance of strokes and heart disease: some studies have shown that reducing the “bad” cholesterol (LDL) by 7% can lead to a 15% lower risk of heart disease. Essential fatty acids (mostly Omega-3 and Omega-6) found in wheat germ also strengthen the internal body, and is beneficial for heart protection.

Regularly consuming wheat germ can help reduce the risk factors associated with coronary heart diseases and can increase the overall health of your cardiovascular system.

Promotes Digestive Health

Those who don’t normally consume enough fibre will be more likely to frequent the toilet once they consume wheat germ. The dietary fibre in wheat germ helps improve bowel movement and promotes intestinal health.

For a normal adult, every 1,000 calories consumed needs to be balanced with 14g of fibre; while 2 tablespoons of nutrigrain™ wheat germ contains around 2g of fibre. A healthier digestive tract leads to better nutrient absorption by the body.

Boosts Muscle Health

One of the most promising sources of vegetable proteins come from wheat germ. The Protein in wheat germ is nearly 23% and shows an excellent balance of all essential amino acids. Protein is integral in maintaining healthy muscles, repairing damaged tissues, regulating energy levels in the body, aiding in homeostasis and overall system balance.

Improves Metabolism and Efficient Energy Release

Wheat germ is rich in B Vitamins, namely B1, B2, B3, B6 and B9. Vitamin B helps transform nutrients to consumable energy for the cells and increase metabolism. For those who exercise regularly, this translates to more natural energy for the body, enabling the body to work out harder and longer. The increased metabolism also helps in burning calories from the food we eat.

Supports Healthy Pregnancy

Vitamin B9 is also known as Folate or Folic acid, which is abundant in wheat germ. Folates is essential for pregnant moms and those planning to conceive, as research shows that women who have healthy levels of folates have a greatly reduced chance of their child having neural tube defects and other complications.


Wheat germ helps prevent the risks of oxidative stress to the body, which can contribute to premature aging and wrinkles. High concentration of Vitamin E in wheat germ helps improve skin quality and alleviate fine lines, giving you healthy, glowing skin.

Some studies have also shown that wheat germ can also strengthen hair follicles and prevent hair loss.

Regulates Blood Sugar Levels

While Fibre is best known for its ability to improve digestion, Fibre is also shown to slow down sugar absorption in the bloodstream, therefore preventing sugar spikes and crashes. Overall, it helps improve blood sugar levels.