What Is Chlorophyll?

Chlorophyll, the vibrant green pigment found in plants, is a key part of plant survival and its growth process. Through photosynthesis, this transformation of sunlight into energy is responsible for life on Earth.

PLANT CHLOROPHYLL AND
HUMAN HEMOGLOBIN

Chlorophyll closely resembles our red blood cells. Hemoglobin is the pigment that gives our blood its red color, as well as its oxygen-carrying capacity. The hemoglobin of the red blood cell and the Chlorophyll of the plant are virtually identical in molecular structure, with the only difference being the center atom. Beyond their structural similarities, Chlorophyll and hemoglobin may perform vital processes within our bodies, providing increased oxygenation, helping us maintain that youthful energy!

WHY CHLOROPHYLL?

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MORE OXYGEN

Chlorophyll, also known as ‘Nature’s Green Magic,’ has oxygenating properties. A highly oxygenated environment improves energy levels, as well an optimal level for brain and body function.

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PLANT-POWERED SOURCE OF ENERGY

Chlorophyll, a source of enzymes can help increase our blood-oxygen levels, boosting our energy and increasing our well-being almost instantly, and naturally.

DETOXIFIES OUR BODY

Chlorophyll has purifying qualities that aid in the detoxification of the body. An abundance of oxygen and healthy flow of blood encourages the removal of harmful impurities and toxins, strengthening our immune system while alkalizing the body and balancing our pH levels.

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ANTIOXIDANT PROPERTIES

Chlorophyll protects plants against ultraviolet damage from the sun, making it a great source of antioxidants, essential vitamins, and powerful nutrients.

Do you remember what you learned about chlorophyll in school? It's the pigment that gives plants and algae their beautiful green color. What you may not know is that chlorophyll benefits your health and well-being. This compound can be obtained from food or supplements, and it exhibits therapeutic properties.

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Chlorophyll can also help neutralize the stress high-intensity training puts on your system, says Miriam Jacobson, RD, CNS, a functional medicine dietitian. “Its antioxidant properties help to neutralize oxidative stress and free radicals, so it can aid recovery.

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WHAT DOES CHLOROPHYLL DO?

"Chlorophyll is present in most green vegetables, and some people take it as a health supplement. The potential benefits of chlorophyll include improving health, boosting energy, and fighting illnesses." - Medical News Today

Dr. Eugene Charles, Author of Journey to Healing tells us that ”Chlorophyll is responsible—in a way— for all life on earth. It is the “blood” of plants and has blood-building properties for our red blood cells. One of the best things you can do is drink Chlorophyll Water. It is a powerful detoxifying, healing and energizing tonic.”

Dana James, M.S. CNS, CDN, Triple Board Certified Nutritionist discusses liquid chlorophyll’s benefits, on her website explaining "Chlorophyll is the life-force of plants. As you ingest it, you’ll take on its vibrational energy. While it’s not as good as a lazy sleep-in, it will help carry you through the day with more clarity and zest.”

CHLOROPHYLL VS LIQUID CHLOROPHYLL

"Chlorophyll plays an important role in making plants green and healthy. It also has vitamins, antioxidants, and therapeutic properties that may benefit your body. You can get chlorophyll from plants or supplements. Supplements may be more effective, as chlorophyll doesn’t survive digestion long enough for absorption. Chlorophyll supplements are actually chlorophyllin, which contains copper instead of magnesium." - Healthline

Keith Kantor, Ph.D. and wellness expert explains in Spartan that “supplements are more effective for digestion, because plant-based chlorophyll does not survive digestion long enough for absorption…The supplement form of chlorophyll is actually chlorophyllin, a semi-synthetic mixture of sodium copper salts derived from chlorophyll, he explains. While chlorophyll is fat-soluble, chlorophyllin is water-soluble, which makes it easier for your system to absorb it.”

According to Shape Magazine, "What's marketed as liquid chlorophyll (what you find in chlorophyll water or chlorophyll drops) is actually called chlorophyllin," explains Samantha Presicci, R.D. Chlorophyllin is a supplement; it's a semi-synthetic mixture of salts derived from natural chlorophyll. “Water-soluble nutrients are more readily absorbed into the body; fat-soluble nutrients need fat to absorb and take longer for your body to process. Drinking chlorophyllin means you'll potentially reap the benefits faster than you would by eating it in chlorophyll-filled veggie form.”

“And then there’s the fact that, in its liquid form, chlorophyll can be added to pretty much any beverage. Chlorophyll doesn’t taste like much when mixed with other flavors, and it’s a beautiful shade of emerald green,” explains Carly Brawner, holistic nutritionist and health coach at Frolic and Flow.

Furthermore, nutritionist Shira Lenchewski, M.S. R.D, details to Goop that “Chlorophyll works like a deep cleaning agent in the body. In fact it’s often used as a natural deodorizer. Since chlorophyll is what makes green veggies (and algae) green, you’re getting it anytime you’re eating those things, but of course a liquid supplement is extra concentrated.”

According to MindBodyGreen, the benefits of liquid chlorophyll can include:

  • It may help bind and eliminate heavy metals from the body.
  • It has liver-protecting and cancer-fighting properties.
  • It has antioxidant properties.

Reports on BenefitsofChlorophyll.com state that the benefits of liquid chlorophyll can include:

  • Enhanced Overall Well-Being
  • Oxygenates Our Body
  • Helps Boost Energy Levels
  • Blood Building Properties
  • Super Potent Antioxidant & Nutrient Rich
  • Increases Cellularl Energy Production
  • Protects Your Liver Naturally & Improves Liver Detoxification
  • Promotes Cleansing & Detox
  • Boosts Your Immune System
  • Anti-Inflammatory & Fights Oxidative Stress
  • Ward Off Chronic Diseases
  • Beautiful Skin & Skin Healing
  • Anti-Aging
  • Weight Loss
  • Helps Fight Cancer

Here are 5 science-backed benefits of Vitamin B12 according to published reports:

Boosts Energy
Improves Mood (Helps Nervous System) and Symptoms of Depression
Improves Heart Health
Helps with Red Blood Cell Formation and Anemia Prevention
May Support Bone Health and Prevent Osteoporosis
Supports Healthy, Hair, Skin and Nails

Potent Antioxidant:

Chlorophyll may also help neutralize the stress high-intensity training puts on your system, says Miriam Jacobson, RD, CNS, a functional medicine dietitian. “Its antioxidant properties help to neutralize oxidative stress and free radicals, so it can aid recovery.”

"Chlorophyll, taken in the supplement form as chlorophyllin, is more concentrated in antioxidants and may be less likely to degrade in the GI system before being absorbed into the bloodstream," explains says Diana Gariglio-Clelland, registered dietitian.

Erin Palinksi-Wade, RD, CDE further explains that liquid chlorophyll “is a natural source of antioxidants, which can help to protect all of the cells of your body.”

"By enhancing activity of some enzymes involved in removing toxins from the blood, Chlorophyll can enhance detoxification of the body,” Dr. Joshua Zeichner, Director of Cosmetic & Clinical Research in Dermatology at New York's Mount Sinai Hospital tells Glamour. 

Potential Blood Building Properties

One of the potential benefits of liquid chlorophyll according to Vanessa Voltolina MS, RD is that “Liquid chlorophyll aids in restoring and replenishing red blood cells. It works at molecular and cellular levels, increasing the work of hemoglobin and helping to replenish the number of red blood cells. The benefits? It helps to grow and maintain tissues.”

Futhermore in a published article on the potential benefits of liquid chlorophyll via VeryWellFit reviewed by Dr. Richard N. Fogoros, MD explains that "Since liquid chlorophyll is ingested, researchers have hypothesized that the supplement would be most beneficial in protecting against cancers related to digestion” and that "Chlorophyll has been shown to enhance the liver’s natural ability to remove toxins and waste from the body. This process is known as detoxification.”

VeryWellFit continues reporting that, "Liquid chlorophyll may be what’s called a “blood builder.” This means it can potentially increase the count of red blood cells and improve their quality. And that "Liquid chlorophyll is believed to have many more health benefits than what has been studied so far.”

Detoxifying Properties

Erin Magner of Well+Good explains that “chlorophyll infused waters” can be a “potent antioxidant with some seriously powerful detoxifying properties.”

“Chlorophyll binds to harmful procarcinogen chemicals—toxins that turn into [cancer-promoting] carcinogens when metabolized—and inhibits them from being absorbed into the intestines,” says Carly Brawner, holistic nutritionist and health coach at Frolic and Flow.

Amanda Sylvie, MPH, RD, LD, CLT, Integrative & Functional Nutrition specialist tells us that “Some of the most exciting health benefits of chlorophyll, and greens in general, are its antioxidant activity and promotion of efficient detoxification. Research supports that dietary forms of chlorophyll contribute to overall health and wellbeing by supporting these important functions. Chlorophyll Water can be a convenient way to incorporate more chlorophyll into your daily diet.”

Overall Well-Being and Therapeutic Properties

According to Livestrong, liquid chlorophyll “benefits your health and well-being. This compound (liquid chlorophyll) can be obtained from food or supplements, and it exhibits therapeutic properties.” Livestrong further reports that liquid chlorophyll "can support weight loss, protect your liver naturally, ward off chronic diseases, and fight oxidative stress.”

“Several studies conducted over the years indicate that chlorophyllin may slow down aging, reduce acne breakouts and fight oxidative stress” and that “Both liquid chlorophyll and chlorophyllin have been used as medication for decades.”

Esthetician Joanna Vargas explains that liquid chlorophyll potentially “helps to oxygenate and hydrate the skin, which means the skin will be better able to rid itself of impurities and bring in nutrients.”

While Dr. Devika Icecreamwala, a board certified dermatologist explains that liquid chlorophyll “can certainly help when thinking of ways to keep your skin looking younger and healthier in a more natural way. It’s an excellent source of vitamins A,C, E, and K — these can act to replenish the skin and keep it firm, increase collagen production, and help reduce free radical damage.”

Holly Perkins, BS, Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, Women’s Health contributor and Founder of Women’s Stength Nation echoes these potential benefits of chlorophyll, telling us that ”I’ve always loved chlorophyll for its supportive properties and its ability to help counteract the very toxic world we live in, helping me to stay alkaline. Right now I’m loving Chlorophyll Water because it’s a convenient way for me to grab and go, and I love that it has the added health benefits of purified water and vitamins.” - Holly Perkins, BS, CSCS, Lift To Get Lean, Author, Women’s Strength Nation, Founder  

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Our Chlorophyll Water

The liquid Chlorophyll (as Sodium Copper Chlorophyllin) in our Chlorophyll Water is mixed with Purified Water (carbon filtered, triple filtered, UV treated), fortified with additional Vitamin A, Vitamin B12, Vitamin C, and Vitamin D creating Chlorophyll Water.

Lauren O’Conner, MS,RDN, RYT Registered Dietician of Nutri Savy Health tells us that our “Chlorophyll Water infused vitamin water is hydrating, refreshing and pleasant to drink. The subtly sweet water uses Copper Chlorophyllin (Chlorophyll) which is largely responsible for its attractive color and hue. With no added sugars, nor any artificial colors, sweeteners or sugar alcohols, this one's a definite choice for me.”

Luli Gamburd, a holistic health coach, recipe coach, and founder of Nutriluli tells Refinery 29 that "When I started to incorporate Chlorophyll Water first thing in the morning, I immediately felt a difference in my energy levels as well as an overall sense of hydration, which is so important to set the tone for the rest of the day," Gamburd said. "Over time, I also noticed my skin tone improving as well as my blemishes diminishing, which made me feel amazing from the inside out.”

And according to says Keith Kantor, Ph.D., a nutritionist and dietitian “Chlorophyll Water suppresses appetite, aids in weight loss, decreases spikes in insulin which lessens cravings, helps with skin healing, helps in detoxifying the blood, reduces the risk for cancer, increases energy, helps in eliminating odors (as a natural deodorant), and helps in boosting the immune system,”

HEAR WHAT THE EXPERTS
HAVE TO SAY ABOUT
CHLOROPHYLL

DAN “YOGA DAN” GOTTLEIB

Chlorophyll is the bedrock of all plant life, and the similarities to the molecules of our red blood cells is uncanny. When you drink really well sourced Chlorophyll it’s like breathing fresh air straight into our bloodstream. I recommend hydrating before your yoga practice with Chlorophyll Water to help stimulate peristalsis and help neutralize free-radicals in the body that can damage healthy cells.

DAN “YOGA DAN” GOTTLEIB, C.R.C, Y.A.C.E.P.

Sproga, Founder
Detroit Pistons [NBA], Official Yoga Teacher
MLB NBA NHL Athletes, Yoga Training Expert
Gold Medal Olympic Athletes, Official Yoga Trainer
Vinyasa Yoga, Certified Trainer
TRX, Certified1

TERESA PALMER

[Chlorophyll's] molecular structure is remarkably similar to human haemoglobin; this means it increases and strengthens red blood cells which results in better transportation of oxygen. It is also a powerful antioxidant, and can rid your body of toxins, reduce inflammation, restore pH balance in the body, and potentially lower your chances of developing certain types of cancer.

TERESA PALMER

Health & Wellness Expert
Your Zen Life, Founder
Documentary Filmmaker2

DR. JOSH AXE

The primary reason chlorophyll is considered a superfood is because of its strong antioxidant and anticancer effects. Chlorophyll benefits the immune system because it’s able to form tight molecular bonds with certain chemicals that contribute to oxidative damage and diseases like cancer or liver disease.






DR. JOSH AXE, DNM, DC, CNS

Certified Doctor of Natural Medicine
Clinical Nutritionist
Essential Oils: Ancient Medicine, Author
The Gut Repair Cookbook, Author
The Real Food Diet, Author3

ALINE PILANI

Research has shown that a rich chlorophyll diet increases red blood cell counts, which can then carry more oxygen around our bodies and therefore gives us more energy!








ALINE PILANI

Health & Wellness Expert and Author
Certified Nutritionist
Certified Personal Trainer4

DR. LINDA PAGE

Chlorophyll offers amazing healing benefits for humans. The most therapeutic ingredient in green foods is chlorophyll, the basic component of the “blood” of plants. Chlorophyll is the pigment that plants use to carry out photosynthesis - absorbing the light energy from the sun, and converting it into plant energy. This energy is transferred into our cells and blood when we consume fresh greens…Eating chlorophyll-rich foods helps our bodies build oxygen-carrying red blood cells.




DR. LINDA PAGE, ND, PHD

Healthy Healing, Founder
The American Naturopathic Medical Association
Diets for Healthy Healing, Author
Cooking for Healthy Healing, Author
How to Be Your Own Herbal Pharmacist, Author5

KATHRIN WEDERITSCH

Drinking water enhanced with Chlorophyll is an easy way to get your ‘Greens’ on the go. I love it for all it’s detoxifying benefits. It has also been proven to fight carcinogens in your body and therefor reduces your risk of cancer.









KATHRIN WEDERITSCH

Health Coach & Yoga Instructor
Nightlight Yoga, Founder
Vinyasa Yoga Certified
Prenatal Yoga Certified
Certified Health Coach, Integrative Nutrition Institute6

MARY VANCE

My personal favorite use for chlorophyll is for an energy booster and blood builder. The molecular structure of chlorophyll is almost identical to that of hemoglobin in humans, so it increases oxygenation of the blood and assists in nutrient transport. I take liquid chlorophyll on and off, as I’m prone to anemia. I can tell a huge difference in energy and clarity when I use it, and my blood panels (red blood cell count, hemoglobin, and iron stores) improve dramatically.




MARY VANCE, NC

Holistic Coach & Nutritionist
Mary Vance Holistic Nutrition and Wellness, Founder
Certified Nutrition Consultant7

DANA JAMES

Chlorophyll is the life-force of plants. As you ingest it, you'll take on its vibrational energy…it will help carry you through the day with more clarity & zest.










DANA JAMES, MS, CDN, CNS

Certified Nutrition Specialist
NY State Certified Dietician and Nutritionist
New York Nutrition, Board Member
British Association of Nutritional Therapy, Member
Institute of Functional Medicine, Practitioner8

DR. TRACEY ROIZMAN

Chlorophyll is the molecule in plants that traps sunlight and converts it into energy. The chlorophyll molecule is also identical in structure to hemoglobin, the molecule that carries oxygen in your bloodstream, with one exception. Where hemoglobin attaches to oxygen, the chlorophyll molecule contains an atom of magnesium. The structural similarity lends itself to functional benefits, as well. Chlorophyll is thought to assist in various aspects related to cleansing and maintaining healthy blood.




DR. TRACEY ROIZMAN

Functional Medicine Specialist
Livestrong, Editor
Nutritional Biochemistry, B.S.
Chiropractic Kinesiology
Chiropractic Functional Neurologist9

BRENDAN BRAZIER

Chlorophyll is also linked to the body’s production of red blood cells, making daily consumption of chlorophyll-rich foods important for ensuring the body’s constant cell regeneration and for improving oxygen transport in the body and, therefore, energy levels. By optimizing the bodys regeneration of blood cells, chlorophyll also contributes to peak athletic performance.






BRENDAN BRAZIER

Author and Endurance Athlete
Ironman Triathlete (1998-2004)
200 Plant Based Recipes for Peak Health, Author
The Thrive Energy Cookbook Author10

YURI ELKAIM

There’s a reason that chlorophyll is absolutely essential to the survival and growth of plants. Besides being involved in the process of photosynthesis, it’s also jam-packed with tons of nutrients that can be beneficial to humans as well. Rich in vitamins A, C, K, and E, chlorophyll supports everything from blood clotting to healthy skin and vision. It’s also full of essential fatty acids and important minerals like magnesium, iron, calcium, and potassium.




YURI ELKAIM

Holistic Coach & Nutritionist
Registered Holistic
Nutritionist and Fitness Expert
Nutrition Coach, University of Toronto
All Day Energy Diet, Author
Eating for Energy: Transforming Your Life Through Plant Based Foods, Author11

ROSS BRIDGEFORD

Chlorophyll is one of my favourite nutrients. It has SO MANY health benefits it makes it a true wonder-food. However, the most marvellous and amazing benefit it gives comes from the fact that its molecular structure is almost identical to hemoglobin except for the center atom. In hemoglobin this is iron, whereas in chlorophyll it is magnesium.






ROSS BRIDGEFORD

Health Coach
Live Energized, Founder
The Water Diet, Author
The Alkaline Diet Recipe Book, Author12

KELLY HEALEY

There is no better way to boost your immune system and fight infection than drinking Chlorophyll Water daily. Chlorophyll Water has the power to regenerate our bodies at the molecular and cellular level. Chlorophyll Water supports our entire body by helping to flush out toxins that cause disease, it promotes healing and supports your heart while being an extremely potent antioxidant.




KELLY HEALEY, N.D.

Kelly Healey Naturopath, Founder
Naturopath and Nutritionist
Genetic Testing, Specialist
Professional Live Blood Analysis Practicioner, L.B.A.
Health Science, B.S.
Natural Medicine and Nutrition, B.S.
Chiva Som International Health Resort, Naturopath
The Hale Clinic, Naturopath13

VERA TWEED

Chlorophyll, which gives green plants their color, helps the blood carry more oxygen, which boosts energy levels and general well-being. Chlorophyll also enhances the body’s ability to eliminate toxins, helping increase energy production.







VERA TWEED

Health Journalist
Amazing Wellness, Editor
Better Nutrition, Editor
Boost Your Energy and Mental Focus, Author14

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