What are the health benefits of Chlorophyll you might ask and what does it actually do for you? Why is chlorophyll green anyway?
Where can you find it and why you should be taking it.
The molecular structure of Chlorophyll is the same as the hemoglobin, therefore it is very good for your blood. Chlorophyll is a super food which is packed with a range of powerful nutrients.
Chlorophyll is a chlorin pigment, which is structurally similar to and produced through the same metabolic pathway as other porphyrin pigments such as heme. At the center of the chlorin ring is a magnesium ion. This was discovered in 1906, and was the first time that magnesium had been detected in living tissue. This is why chlorophyll is green.
Chlorophyll is a green pigment present in plants which facilitate the absorption of light from the sun. It has the ability to convert this light energy into a usable form which is utilized for various processes such as photosynthesis by virtue of which the green plants prepare their own food.
Therefore one of the great reasons many ailments call for green leafy vegetables as part of a healthy diet is because of the chlorophyll content. When you really need a boost then take liquid Chlorophyll as the answer.Liquids are more easily absorbed in your body. Pills can take longer for your stomach to break down and sometimes they do not break down at all and you straight through you without you getting any benefits.
Areas that may be helped with Chlorophyll
- Immune System
- Some Cancers
- Digestive Health
- Leg cramps
- Strong Bones and Muscles
- Oral Health
I use Organic Chlorophyll drops and drink it diluted in water. Around 15 drops up to 3 times a day. One of the reasons I do this is because I like many of you sit a great deal of the day. When we sit for so long the circulation to the legs, ankles, and feet are restricted. This causes cramps and possible blood clots, so along with adding in movement throughout the day, there is also a reason for adding Chlorophyll.
If you are taking any medications please check with your medical practitioner as always before adding anything new to your regime.
The one I take has peppermint in it as well and therefore although it is very green when you drink it the taste is palatable. You can also add it into your vegetable and fruit smoothies.
Despite clinical usage for many years, toxic effects of natural chlorophyll in normal doses have not been known. However, it might cause some discoloration in the tongue, urine or feces when administered orally. Along with this, it might also cause mild burning or itching sensation on topical application.
When you look at all the benefits and the reasons for chlorophyll you can see why you should incorporate this into your daily regime. As more and more people are giving up red meat it is important to know what nutrients and vitamins are available from other foods. The way our food is now produced there is more reasons to take good supplements.
Stay informed. Stay Hydrated.
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†Results may vary. Information and statements made are for education purposes and are not intended to replace the advice of your health provider.
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