We know chlorophyll in plants and its role in photosynthesis … but did you know that chlorophyll also has incredible benefits for your skin and overall health and wellbeing?
By Irene Falcone
In my ongoing battle against fatigue, there is nothing I love more than natural superfoods and supplements that can boost and maintain my energy levels. We often hear so much about how good leafy greens and vegetables are for our health, skin, and digestion, and part of the reason is their chlorophyll content.
What is chlorophyll?
The chlorophyll in plants is the green pigment that gives plants their rich, leaf-green color. In addition to being the source of the green, the vibrant pigment of chlorophyll enables plants to absorb sunlight and convert it into energy, stimulating cell growth and renewal. Chlorophyll is a rich source of vitamins such as vitamins A, C, E, and K, as well as antioxidants and minerals such as magnesium, iron, and calcium. Vegetable chlorophyll extracts are often available in liquid or powder form.
What does chlorophyll do?
Just as chlorophyll gives energy to plants, it can also give us a boost in vitamins and minerals that aid digestion, brighten dull skin, and encourage the production of beneficial bacteria. Chlorophyll is also known to have a chemical structure similar to hemoglobin, the molecule in our red blood cells that carries oxygen and promotes red blood cell production in our bodies. By improving the flow of oxygen, chlorophyll promotes overall health and wellbeing by clearing the body of toxins and providing a boost in vitamins and minerals to help recharge your batteries and reduce fatigue.
Benefits of Chlorophyll
Chlorophyll is a well-known natural deodorant and detoxifier that improves overall digestion and intestinal health. Consuming a chlorophyll supplement helps clear harmful bacteria from your mouth and throat and is known for its medicinal ability to fight off infection. In accordance with this detoxification process, chlorophyll stimulates the flow of oxygen and allows the body to increase the absorption of vitamins and minerals into the bloodstream. This naturally supports the immune system and organ function while reducing the symptoms of fatigue.
Where to find chlorophyll
Chlorophyll is found in a variety of very nutritious whole foods like spinach, wheatgrass, barley grass, kale and sprouts, as well as blue-green algae like chlorella and spirulina. These green superfoods are rich in chlorophyll in their natural form and provide vital nourishment for our bodies.
This powerful superfood is also found in a variety of dietary supplements and can be easily integrated into your everyday life. The Grants Liquid Chlorophyll and Nutra Organics Clean Greens are fantastic natural, highly concentrated chlorophyll supplements that help alkalize the body and promote overall health and vitality.
This natural superfood is also a key ingredient in many delicious, antioxidant, and vitamin-rich supplement powders. The WelleCo Super Elixir contains among its many revitalizing ingredients chlorophyll-rich barley grass, wheat grass and spinach and provides a boost in essential antioxidants and vitamins.
Other health and beauty promoting food supplements such as The Beauty Chef GLOW ADVANCED Inner Beauty Powder and Matcha Maiden Matcha Green Tea Powder use the power of chlorophyll from concentrated algae and pigmented Matcha leaves. A refreshing addition to a smoothie or a glass of water, these delicious nutritional supplements will help restore balance to your health and wellbeing.
Brand: Grants of Australia, Green Nutritionals, Switzerland, The Beauty Chef, WelleCo