The Benefits of Chlorophyll
We know about 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?
In my ongoing fight against fatigue, there's nothing I love more than natural superfoods and supplements that can increase and sustain my energy. We often hear so much about how leafy greens and vegetables are great 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 which gives plants their rich, leafy green colour. While also being the source of greenery, Chlorophyll's vibrant pigment allows plants to absorb sunlight and turn it into energy, stimulating cell growth and renewal. Chlorophyll is a rich source of vitamins including Vitamins A, C, E and K, as well as antioxidants and minerals such as Magnesium, Iron and Calcium. Plant based Chlorophyll extracts often come in liquid or powder form.
What does Chlorophyll do?
Just as Chlorophyll gives plants energy, it can also provide us with a boost of vitamins and minerals, which aid digestion, brighten dull skin and encourage the production of beneficial bacteria. Chlorophyll is also known to have a similar chemical structure to Hemoglobin, the molecule in our red blood cells that transports oxygen and encourages the production of red blood cells in our bodies. By improving oxygen flow, Chlorophyll benefits overall health and wellbeing by cleansing the body of toxins and providing a boost of vitamins and minerals to energise and reduce fatigue.
A known natural deodoriser and detoxifier, Chlorophyll works to improve overall digestion and gut health. Consuming a Chlorophyll supplement helps to remove harmful bacteria from the mouth and throat, and is known for its medical ability to help fight off infection. In keeping with this detoxifying process, Chlorophyll stimulates oxygen flow and allows the body to increase absorption of vitamins and minerals into the bloodstream, providing natural support for your immune system and organ function while reducing symptoms of fatigue.
Where to find Chlorophyll
Chlorophyll is found in a variety of highly nutritious wholefoods like Spinach, Wheatgrass, Barley Grass, Kale and Sprouts, as well as Blue Green Algae such as Chlorella and Spirulina. These leafy green superfoods are rich in Chlorophyll in its natural form, providing essential nutrition for our bodies.
This powerful superfood can also be found in a variety of health supplements and easily incorporated into your everyday routine. The Grants Liquid Chlorophyll and the Nutra Organics Clean Greens are fantastic natural, highly concentrated Chlorophyll supplements, which help to alkalise the body and boost general health and vitality.
This natural superfood is also a key ingredient in many delicious, antioxidant and vitamin rich supplement powders. Among its many revitalising ingredients, the WelleCo Super Elixir contains Chlorophyll rich Barley Grass, Wheatgrass and Spinach, providing a boost of essential antioxidants and vitamins.
Other health and beauty boosting supplements such as The Beauty Chef GLOW ADVANCED Inner Beauty Powder and Matcha Maiden Matcha Green Tea Powder utilise the power of Chlorophyll sourced from concentrated Algae and pigmented Matcha leaves. These delicious supplements make a refreshing addition to smoothies or a glass of water, helping to restore balance to your health and wellbeing.