I became curious about chlorophyll since I noticed a lot of supplements and health food products listed it as an ingredient. I knew about the association between chlorophyll and plants, but what else could be important about this molecule that is abundant in plants?
After learning how each chlorophyll molecule contains magnesium, an important mineral for more than 400 hundred enzymes systems and relaxation, I thought I would share this information and more on my blog. Enjoy!
I am in awe of how complex and beautiful nature looks under a microscope. What makes the picture green is the chlorophyll found in plants!
Wow! This picture includes two matrixes; one pertaining to hemoglobin and the other to chlorophyll. Both hemoglobin and chlorophyll are similar in atomic shape, but extremely different in their functions. While the iron-containing molecule, called hemoglobin, allows oxygen from the lungs to be carried to the rest of the body in red blood carrying animals, the magnesium containing molecule, called chlorophyll, allows light to be absorbed into energy for plant use.
What is Chlorophyll good for?
- The fat soluble version found in plants can stimulate hemoglobin and red blood cell production - meaning it blood building andhelps with anemia symptoms.
- The water soluble version soothes the gastrointestinal tract and reduces fecal order
- Cancer and heart protective
- Calm the nervous system
- Neutralize free radicals
- Decrease acidity in stomach due its alkaline properties
- May help regenerate damaged liver cells
- Immune enhancer
- Great source of magnesium
No RDA or ODA. Please talk to your nutritionist or doctor about it.
- For the fat soluble version: Green leafy vegetables, broccoli, wheat grass juice, sea vegetables, including seaweed and algae (spirulina and chlorella), and green tea
- For water soluble version: most over the counter supplements.
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Bauman College (2014) NC106.1 Lecture - Micronutrients - Calcium & Magnesium. Retrieved from http://dashboard.baumancollege.org/pluginfile.php/ 10237/mod_resource/content/5/FON_Materials/106/ Lecture/pdf/
Chlorophyll. Wikipedia - The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved on 9/7/16 from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chlorophyll
Metalloprotein. Wikipedia - The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved on 9/7/16 from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Metalloprotein