Benefits of Liquid Chlorophyll

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Chlorophyll is a chemical compound that collects light and uses the light to make energy in plants. Additionally, chlorophyll gives plants their green color. You can find large amounts of chlorophyll in leafy vegetables and to a lesser extent in fruits. The liquid form of chlorophyll is a health supplement that some claim will provide you with many of the benefits of eating vegetables and fruits that contain chlorophyll. As with any supplement, you should talk to a medical professional prior to consuming liquid chlorophyll.

Blood Benefits

According to “Encyclopedia of Natural Medicine,” liquid chlorophyll can increase the quality and quantity of your red blood cells because the compound has a chemical composition very similar to hemoglobin. Hemoglobin is a molecule found in your red blood cells responsible for transporting oxygen. While hemoglobin has iron as its center atom, liquid chlorophyll has magnesium as its center atom. Increasing the number and quality of your red blood cells can result in better oxygen transportation.

As an Antioxidant

Liquid chlorophyll also is a powerful antioxidant. This antioxidant action, according to “”Encyclopedia of Herbal Medicine: The Definitive Home Reference Guide to 550 Key Herbs With All Their Uses as Remedies for Common Ailments,” can lower your risk for developing certain types of cancer. Additionally, the antioxidant properties also can reduce inflammation in your body. This action can benefit from medical disorders characterized by increased inflammation such as arthritis and amygdalitis. Your immune system also can benefit from antioxidation, since your immune cells function better in the absence of free radicals.

Chlorophyll and Cancer

According to “Chlorophylls and Bacteriochlorophylls: Biochemistry, Biophysics, Functions and Applications,” liquid chlorophyll can effectively bind carcinogenic molecules such as polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons from incomplete combustion of fuels, heterocyclic amines produced from grilling foods and aflatoxin produced from molds in foods. Chlorophyll forms a complex with the carcinogens that your body has a difficult time absorbing, so you body eliminates these complexes through feces, helping to prevent cancer.

Other Benefits

“Chlorophylls and Bacteriochlorophylls: Biochemistry, Biophysics, Functions and Applications” also states that liquid chlorophyll has the ability to bind and remove toxic heavy metals such as mercury from your body. Additionally, liquid chlorophyll aids your body in destroying and removing germs and help to prevent the growth of new germs. Further, liquid chlorophyll can function as a deodorizer and a promoter of good digestive function. Therefore, medical professionals sometimes recommend this supplement to treat bad breath. Moreover, liquid chlorophyll is a good and effective source of magnesium that can alkalinize your body.

Source: http://www.livestrong.com/article/489526-what-are-the-benefits-of-drinking-liquid-chlorophyll/#ixzz2Oa14RDIX

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