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!
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.
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.
Chlorophyll protects plants against ultraviolet damage from the sun, making it a great source of antioxidants, essential vitamins, and powerful nutrients.
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.
Detroit Pistons [NBA], Official Yoga Teacher
MLB NBA NHL Athletes, Yoga Training Expert
Gold Medal Olympic Athletes, Official Yoga Trainer
Vinyasa Yoga, Certified Trainer
[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.
Health & Wellness Expert
Your Zen Life, Founder
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
Essential Oils: Ancient Medicine, Author
The Gut Repair Cookbook, Author
The Real Food Diet, Author3
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!
Health & Wellness Expert and Author
Certified Personal Trainer4
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
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.
Health Coach & Yoga Instructor
Nightlight Yoga, Founder
Vinyasa Yoga Certified
Prenatal Yoga Certified
Certified Health Coach, Integrative Nutrition Institute6
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
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
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
Nutritional Biochemistry, B.S.
Chiropractic Functional Neurologist9
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.
Author and Endurance Athlete
Ironman Triathlete (1998-2004)
200 Plant Based Recipes for Peak Health, Author
The Thrive Energy Cookbook Author10
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.
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
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.
Live Energized, Founder
The Water Diet, Author
The Alkaline Diet Recipe Book, Author12
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
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.
Amazing Wellness, Editor
Better Nutrition, Editor
Boost Your Energy and Mental Focus, Author 14