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During his career as a Spartan athlete, Hobie Call won more than 80% of the races he entered. He won the Spartan Race‬ World Championships in 2011, 2013 and 2014. This 39-year old “retired” Spartan World Champion came out of retirement to run the Spartan Race World Championship one more time. He once again won the Spartan World Championship!

Unquestionably the best obstacle course athlete, Hobie again demonstrated a great example of perseverance and tenacity. Hobie is a legend and a man much loved by the entire OCR community. He is a great runner who serves as inspiration and motivation for those who practice the sport.

Spartan World Champion Runs on Pines Wheat Grass

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 prefers the powders, while some other athletes prefer tablets or capsules. All are great solutions, not only for athletes but for everyone. That’s because research has shown most people do not eat enough dark green vegetables for good health and longevity.

Hobie says, “Thank you Pines International for your exceptional wheatgrass. 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.”

The Top Choice for Athletes since 1976

Established in 1976, Pines was the Official Green Food of the Ironman Triathlon‬ in Kona, Hawaii, and is the top choice of marathon runners, triathlon participants and other performance athletes. With studies regarding the importance of dark green, leafy vegetables and the nitric oxide‬ they provide, it is clear why so many athletes feel Pines gives them an edge.

For over 40 years, Pines continues to be 100% organic 

Pines was established in 1976 as a means to convert more farmland to certified organic, support sustainable development and to support environmental causes and feeding programs. We are 100% organic and the only Kansas wheatgrass and alfalfa producer never to be a part of the confined animal industrialized meat industry.  In addition, we are also the only greens producer for the natural product marketplace from Kansas to grow our cereal grasses and alfalfa in appropriate areas of the State that do not require irrigation.  As a result, we do not use the contaminated and nearly depleted ground water from the Ogallala Aquifer. Furthermore, for 40 years, we have opposed agribusiness that abuses, wastes and contaminates this once-pristine fresh water resource in support of the meat and ethanol industries.

We follow the standards of the father of wheatgrass

All Pines products are Certified Organic, Non-GMO Project Verified, Kosher, gluten-free and raw. We follow the standards for the medical research that inspired Ann Wigmore, Steve Meyerowitz and other authors.

Charles Schnabel established those standards in 1937. The late Steve Meyerowits called him “the father of wheatgrass” in the dedication of his popular book, “Wheatgrass: Nature’s Finest Medicine.” Schnabel led the scientific team that produced the research praised by him and Ann Wignore. Because of that research, she recommended the use of wheatgrass in the diet. Schnabel produced his famous whole food wheatgrass powder in the same location still used by Pines. We still operate one of his laboratories and use many of the same fields. Pines is the only green food producer whose bottling and shipping facility is located right next to some of the fields where our organic wheatgrass is grown. We do it all from planting the seed to bottling the finished product.

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Pines also follows Schnabel’s packaging standards. We use amber glass bottles with special metal caps that allow us to remove the oxygen from each bottle. Because of this safeguard, our products do not oxidize and lose potency. We do not cut costs by packaging our green superfoods in plastic tubs or packets. That kind of packaging allows sensitive green nutrients to deteriorate and turn from brilliant green to a brown, grey or yellow color.

Even if you are not a World Champion, with Pines, you receive the vegetable nutrition that is lacking in most diets.