The number one reason I drink chlorophyll is to help keep my skin clear, cleanse my liver and gain more energy.
Chlorophyll is a pigment that gives plants and algae their green color. Plants turn green through a process called photosynthesis which turns sunlight into energy for the plant.
So drinking chlorophyll is like drinking some of those happy sunshine vibes.
Chlorophyll and Skin
Say goodbye to dull skin and hello to clean, fresh and glowing skin. Chlorophyll is a super cleanser with tissue regenerating properties that can bring some vitality back into the skin.
Chlorophyll is also a super anit-microbial that basically creates an environment that is inhospitable to bacteria that causes acne, blemishes, and other breakouts. The vitamins in chlorophyll also help to reduce the appearance of wrinkles, dark circles and brown spots. In most cases we don’t need expensive chemical creams, all we have to do is tap into nature for natural beauty.
Other benefits of drinking chlorophyll
- Chlorophyll has been shown to prevent DNA damage from toxic molds like aflatoxin.
- Help rebuild red blood cells.
- Promotes normal blood clot formation.
- Cleanses the blood and supports healthy blood flow.
- Helps in the treatment of a heavy menstrual flow.
- Vitamin K in the chlorophyll helps cleanse and revitalize the adrenal glands and improve their function.
- Natural internal body deodorant for reducing bad breath and body odor.
- Increases the body’s ability to carry more oxygen.
- Super detoxer that binds to toxins and heavy metals and flushes them out of the body.
- Cleanses the liver.
- Rich in antioxidants that help prevent development of diseases and damage from oxidative stress.
- Is used in treating fibromyalgia and arthritis
- Helps prevent the formation of kidney stones
- Help decrease damage from UV light, radiation, poor diet and chemical carcinogens.
- Maintains calcium levels in the blood. This is great for women because during menstruation calcium is lost.
- Studies show that chlorophyll may decrease risk of certain cancers like colon and liver cancer.
How can you gain the most benefits from chlorophyll?
Chlorophyll-a and Chlorophyll-b are both found in nature and they are similar except both absorb light in different wave lengths. Chlorophyll does not have a stable shelf life and is prone to degrade over time. Chlorophyllin is made in labs for supplements to extend the shelf life and benefits of chlorophyll for humans to consume. Chlorophyllin a.k.a liquid chlorophyll or supplemental chlorophyll is a semi-synthetic mixture of sodium copper salts derived from chlorophyll (source). Chlorophyll that is found in plants is fat soluble and Cholorphyllin that is made for supplements is water soluble.
Other ways to get more Chlorophyll
You can get chlorophyll from eat other plants like raw dark leafy greens like swiss chard, watercress, spinach and other dark leafy greens. But you’ll want to pair them with a fat to help better absorb the chlorophyll. Think avocado dressing or almonds on a salad. Also try to eat raw greens because cooking them will reduce the chlorophyll contents of the plant.
Results may vary when taking chlorophyll. We need understand our bodies and take a holistic approach. While chlorophyll removes toxins, it’s important to limit our exposure to environmental toxins, heavily processed foods, radiation, and anything else that is causing stress to the body. For me watching what I eat and limiting technology in my bedroom are just two ways that I handle reducing toxins and radiation.
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