Written by Mykey Skipp
In 9th grade science we all learned about chlorophyll, the molecule found in plants and algae that gives them their green pigment and plays a key role in photosynthesis, the process which allows plants to absorb energy from sunlight. My knowledge of chlorophyll plateaued in high school and remained that way for years after graduating until I began my job here at Lassen's. Since then the many benefits of chlorophyll as well as the easy and delicious ways to consume it have become apparent to me.
Energy & Oxygenation of Blood
Chlorophyll is believed to increase the oxygen in our blood. This makes chlorophyll very popular for our customers who are runners, hikers, athletes as well as climbers and travelers experiencing altitude sickness.
Deodorize and Detoxify
Chlorophyll is also known as nature's deodorizer for its ability to help detoxify the blood. When taken internally, chlorophyll is absorbed in the intestinal tract and flows into the blood steam. For aiding in reducing body odor, it is recommended to take in liquid form 1-2 times a day with a healthy diet limiting or excluding coffee, alcohol and sugar (which are huge players in offensive body orders). It is also good to accompany the use of chlorophyll with a natural gentle deodorant free of aluminum or other harsh chemicals.
Chlorophyll is also used to help prevent the build up of destructive toxins and as an aid in building healthy blood. It is often used complimentary for those taking regular iron supplements for its blood building properties.
We have chlorophyll in both capsule and liquid form
for a refreshing way to get internally green, try mixing:
- 1 dropper of Herbs Etc. Chlorophyll Concentrate
- 6oz of distilled mineral water (make it sparkling water for fun!)
- juice of half a organic lemon (squeezed)
- and 1 tablespoon of local raw honey or agave nectar.
For more information on the properties of chlorophyll, check out Herbs Etc
, or come on in and speak with one of our knowledgeable supplement specialists!