Hobie Call, the Legendary Athlete, Depends on Pines

Being the first to cross the finish line is routine for Hobie Call. Recently retired, Hobie is synonymous with Spartan athletics. That's because out of the last 46 Spartan Races he entered, he won 37 of them, including the World Championships in 2011, 2013, 2014 and 2016. Further, Hobie also holds the Guinness World Record for lunging a mile. He beat the previous world record by 5 minutes in 2008. As a Spartan, he ranked in the top 2% for Spartan Sprint, top 5% for Spartan Super and top 3% as a marathon runner.

Pines Wheat Grass has been a Staple in his Diet

Hobie has used Pines Wheat Grass for many years. He estimates he has gone through several hundred bottles of the largest (24 ounce) size of Pines Wheat Grass powder since he has been an athlete.

Hobie tends to prefers the powders. Others athletes tend to prefer tablets or capsules. All are great solutions for not only for an athlete but for everyone. Research has shown most people do not eat enough dark green vegetables for good health and longevity.

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In fact the Centers for Disease Control found that only one in ten Americans eat enough vegetables to protect against disease.  As a result, the USDA says veggies should be the most important food in our diets.  Nearly every animal in nature eats lots of greens, even ones like gorillas and other massive animals who turn green foods into energy, stamina and endurance.

Hobie Say This About His Use of Pines' Products

Hobie says, "Thank you Pines International for your exceptional Wheat Grass. The health required to continually win races as brutal as these is great. I contribute mine more to your products than anything else I eat. I have used your Wheat Grass for many years, and intend to continue for many more."

For 40 years, the Preferred Green Foods for Athletes

Established in 1976, Pines was the Official Green Food of the Ironman Triathlon in Kona, Hawaii. That's because runners, triathletes, body builders and other performance athletes have recognized Pines as the top choice for more than 40 years. Studies show dark green, leafy vegetables increase nitric oxide in the blood. Nitric oxide improves cardiovascular function. That's one reason way so many athletes say that Pines gives them an edge.

Growing and Packaging Standards are Important

Not all wheatgrass and other green superfoods are equal. That's because some growers harvest at the wrong time and some packagers use plastic bottles and paper packets. Pines grows its products in accordance with recognized scientific standards. Further, we have always packaged appropriately in amber glass bottles with special metal caps. This allows us to remove the oxygen from each bottle.  As a result, it protects the greens from the nutritional deterioration that occurs with other kinds of packaging. After opening, the metal caps allow the consumer to tightly seal bottles between use. As a result, the contents stay as fresh as when harvested. That's important because the harvest occurs only the once-a-year. That's the only time when correctly grown wheatgrass and other cereal grasses reach their peak nutritional level.


With Pines, you receive the chlorophyll and dark green vegetable nutrients that are lacking in 9 out of 10 diets, including high performance athletes who seek more stamina, endurance and faster recovery. Highly pigmented foods like Pines Wheat Grass improve the cardiovascular system by increasing the nitric oxide in the blood.  That's one of the reasons top performance athletes like Hobie use Pines' green superfoods.

Find Pines at Your Natural Food Store or Online

Only Pines grows, harvests and packages green superfoods following scientific standards established more than 80 years ago.  Please use our locator to find a store near you.  You can also order online. Whether you are a high performance athlete like Hobie or simply a person who wants a long healthy life, you need to eat more greens!

Delicious Living Magazine recognized Pines as the Supplement Award winner. Delicious Living Magazine recognized Pines as the Supplement Award winner.