A supplement that has recently been making headlines is liquid chlorophyll. You may remember hearing about this substance in your science lessons at school. Chlorophyll is the blood that flows inside plants, it makes them green and aids conversion of sunlight to energy for photosynthesis. One thing most of us were taught was the importance of eating our greens. Since we were children this has been imprinted on our psyches.
Today people eat their vegetables, press fresh juices and also take super green powders and supplements to receive the ‘goodness’ available in these greens.
One of the key components that keeps individuals coming back for more is chlorophyll. There is an enormous list of benefits discussed below that can be found in supplementing your diet with liquid chlorophyll, and taking this super food in a concentrated liquid form may be the best way to reap its rewards.
The most praised benefits associated with this supplement are connected to the blood, where it may aid with delivering maximum oxygen to the internal organs. This is because chlorophyll is very similar in molecular structure to haemoglobin.
Haemoglobin is the substance that our bodies depend on to build red blood cells and it makes up approximately 75% of the liquid in our veins. Liquid chlorophyll differs only in the centre atom, which is magnesium, in haemoglobin the centre atom is iron.
Taking liquid chlorophyll can be almost like an instant blood transfusion, boosting energy by replenishing blood cells and aiding a healthy circulation and oxygenation of the organs.
This boosts energy as the body is able to absorb nutrients more effectively, wasting less energy in digestion and giving a sense of wellbeing.
The heart is one organ that has been found to benefit from taking liquid chlorophyll. A recent study has shown that taking the supplement can improve inflammation in Human Aortic Cells.
Chlorophyll is known to remove dangerous carcinogens from our system. Modern lifestyles are laden with many chemicals that are carcinogenic. The food that we eat, the air we breathe and the water that we drink are filled with contaminants and toxins that build up in our bodies over time.
Liquid chlorophyll can aid in the elimination of these carcinogens, which is a way to prevent the occurrence of cancer.
Research suggests that liquid chlorophyll can help your blood to achieve a balanced pH level, reducing acidity, which has many advantages, especially in reducing inflammation and swelling. This reduces pain in joints and can prevent chronic disease from developing.
“Chlorophylls and pheophytins showed in vitro anti-oxidant activity. The (above) study shows that chlorophyll and its degradation products are valuable and abundantly available anti-inflammatory agents and promising for the development of phytomedicine or conventional medicine to treat inflammation and related diseases.”
The antioxidant effects were also seen in another study quoted here:
“These results demonstrate that dietary chlorophyll derivatives prevalent in both fresh and processed foods and dietary supplements have antioxidant and antimutagenic activities.”
Liquid chlorophyll was found to deactivate free radicals preventing damage by these molecules.
Unfavourable bacteria and fungi, candida in particular, are unable to thrive in a well oxygenated healthy environment. Liquid chlorophyll can therefore play a key part in preventing the damage that free radicals are known to cause on delicate internal tissues.
Chlorophyll does not have antiseptic properties, but has been found in this study to aid in the healing of open flesh wounds. It arms the body’s tissues with a defence against germs and bacteria from the inside.
The study also found that bad breath can be eliminated by ingesting liquid chlorophyll, and it can also work as an internal deodoriser. It fights odours in the mouth and throat and balances bacteria levels in the digestive tract.
With all of these benefits suggested by the studies mentioned, and the opinions of many individuals that swear by the supplement that they take daily, I am sure you are interested in how you can go green and load up on chlorophyll yourself.
Eat your fill of fresh, seasonal, organic green vegetables! The more the merrier. They are filled with natural vitamins and minerals and of course chlorophyll. Steam gently, or eat raw to receive the maximum benefits.
Juice fresh greens to get a concentrated dose each day. Powdered super greens are a convenient way to receive the nutritious goodness, as vegetables, grasses and algae are harvested at their nutritional peak and powdered for your benefit and can also be added to your freshly made juice or smoothie.
Liquid chlorophyll may be the best way to guarantee that you are receiving the maximum nourishment from this plants blood. Easily absorbed by the body, it can bring a host of health benefits to your life by simply stirring a little into a glass of water.
Taking liquid chlorophyll therefore seems like a great point to add to your New Year’s Resolution list if you are looking to increase your health and wellness levels in an easy and convenient way.