Chlorophyll is the pigment that makes plants green; along with sunlight, plants use it to make food via photosynthesis. For humans, it also has medicinal uses.
Almost all green plants, including many common vegetables, are rich in chlorophyll. Popular sources include leafy greens, wheat grass, broccoli, asparagus, peas, and herbs such as alfalfa. Note, however, that overcooking destroys chlorophyll.
As a supplement, chlorophyll comes in a few different forms, including tablets and in liquid form.
The molecular structure of chlorophyll is similar to that of hemoglobin in human blood. The only difference is the central atom, which is iron in hemoglobin and magnesium in chlorophyll. Due to this similarity, liquid chlorophyll performs virtually the same function in the body as does hemoglobin.
Chlorophyll possesses many properties including anti-microbial, deodorizing, and hormone-balancing as just a few examples.
Loaded with antioxidant power and many other properties, chlorophyll exerts various beneficial effects. It has been used to:
One or two chlorophyll tablets or chlorophyll liquid taken with each meal may help, as chlorophyll is a great deodorizer.
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