When you glance upon nature, green is all around you. Dark, medium and light shades of green splash leaves, trees and herbs thanks to the amazing power of chlorophyll. But what exactly is it and how can we use it to our advantage?
Chlorophyll is the pigment that gives plants and algae their green color. Chlorophyll absorbs certain wavelengths of light within the visible light spectrum, and plants use chlorophyll to trap light needed for photosynthesis
The basic structure of chlorophyll is a porphyrin ring similar to that of heme in hemoglobin, although the central atom in chlorophyll is magnesium instead of iron.
This means that when ingested, liquid chlorophyll (Wheatgrass actually contains 70% chlorophyll) can actually help to do the job of hemoglobin (hemoglobin is so vital to the health of our blood – in fact, blood is approx. 75% hemoglobin). It helps to rebuild and replenish our red blood cells, boosting our energy and increasing our wellbeing almost instantly.
Benefits of Chlorophyll:
- Anti-Carcinogenic: Chlorophyll protects against a whole host of carcinogens that damage DNA.
- Antioxidant & Anti-inflammatory: containing high levels of the vitamins A, C and E, liquid chlorophyll has strong antioxidant capacity and has also been found to help reduce inflammation
- Chelation of Heavy Metals: chlorophyll is one of the most important chelates in nature. Its ability to bind to and remove toxic heavy metals such as mercury makes it an extremely powerful healer.
- Anti-Candida: recent research has also shown that chlorophyll is effective in fighting candida albicans due to its alkalinity.
- Treats Bad Breath: It’s a deodorizer, and it also promotes a healthy digestive tract – which is the primary reason for bad breath.