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Chlorophyll - the mysterious benefits to health & spirituality

Updated on October 23, 2015

Chlorophyll Leaves

Chlorophyll plays the key role in the process of photosynthesis.
Chlorophyll plays the key role in the process of photosynthesis.

What is Chlorophyll?

Chlorophyll / Chlorophyl is the green pigment found in plants, algae & cyanobacteria. It plays the key role in the process of photosynthesis, where energy from the sun is absorbed & used to transform carbon dioxide and water into carbohydrates and oxygen in the plants it is found. Chlorophyll is known as the 'building block of life' because without it there would be 'no life'. But there is far more still, as far as the benefits to both our physical health & our connection with spirituality, to this mysterious green pigment!

Although chlorophyll is not typically well known among most of us today for its amazing beneficial properties, even in the world of science there is still much unknown about it, yet the mystics of thousands of years ago were well aware of its vital role in the spiritual functioning of human beings. So is our current day lifestyle of convenience the reason we appear to have forgotten the no less than miraculous benefits of green vegetable cells? Perhaps the true extent to which chlorophyll promotes spiritual well-being was all along a well kept secret among those wise ancients & alchemists.

Many of us today are aware that by eating 'living foods', significantly plant foods, we are taking in cosmic energy which assists in building our spiritual awareness, cosmic consciousness & even in the activation of our DNA. In these terms it is in fact fruit which is of the most nutritional value to us, more than vegetables, although those vegetables which grow the highest & closest to the sun hold more value to our organisms than those which grow beneath the ground.

Green vegetable cells have been called 'the fountain of youth' as they bring about physical & spiritual vitality only available by eating theses fresh, green vegetables & fruits. By including as much fresh, uncooked vegetables & fruit in the diet as possible we are able to ensure ourselves a longer, healthier life due to the internal cleansing of our bodies & the purification & fortification of our blood provided by these foods.

Chlorophyll & Haemoglobin Similarities

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Chlorophyll It's Amazing Health Benefits

Perhaps one of the most interesting facts about chlorophyll is that the molecular structure of chlorophyll is almost identical to that of haemoglobin, the only exception being the centre atom. The centre atom of haemoglobin is iron, whereas in chlorophyll it is magnesium. The blood consists of around 75% haemoglobin, so this clearly plays a more than important role in achieving healthy blood. Chlorophyll actually helps rebuild & renew blood cells resulting in an almost instantaneous feeling of well-being & vitality, as well as assisting the immune system & relieving pressure from the functioning of the liver. No wonder chlorophyll is time & again referred to as 'natures most health promoting nutrient'.

Increasing your chlorophyll intake is also an excellent way to detoxify heavy metals from the body. Not only this, it's cleansing & detoxification properties mean that it reduces our risk & susceptibility to microbial attack by its ability to purify & oxygenate the blood. Liver function is also improved, as it cleanses both the liver & the colon, also helping to regulate the nervous system, reducing anxiety & stress. In fact the benefits go on & on, so I have listed them below...

Benefits of Chlorophyll to Health:

  • Prevents absorbtion of toxic carcinogens by the body
  • Heavy metal detoxification
  • Assists immune system function
  • Increased energy
  • Neutralises pH levels in the body
  • Antioxidant
  • Increases oxygen levels in the blood
  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Anti-bacterial properties
  • Anti-aging
  • Assists liver function
  • Purifies & fortifies the blood
  • Improves circulation
  • Regularises secretion glands functioning
  • Reduces risk of illnesses & infections
  • Clear complexion
  • Cleanses the liver & colon
  • Assimilates calcium
  • Activates enzymes to produce vitamins E, K and A.

The Benefits of Chlorophyll in Fighting Disease:

Here are some of the many clinical benefits of chlorophyll & some diseases at which it is known to be effective against;

  • Prevent & even reverse cancer
  • Prevent & repair DNA damage caused by aflatoxins
  • Alleviates stress & depression
  • Cures impetigo
  • Cures chronic sinusitis
  • Effective against diabetes
  • Prevent & even reverse heart disease
  • Effective against Irritable bowel syndrome
  • Repairs nerve damage
  • Helps eliminate body odour
  • Effective against ear infection & inflammation
  • Reduces fatigue
  • Heals wounds
  • Clears up bad breath
  • Reduces varicose veins

In conclusion, I would recommend taking chlorophyll either in supplement form or through an increased intake of fruit & vegetables to anyone fighting disease, wishing to boost their well-being or bring on spiritual awakening. As cooking or heating destroys the beneficial properties of vegetables, taking chlorophyll in supplement form is probably the best option for most people, to ensure they achieve maximum betterment.

The Best Sources of Chlorophyll:

Chlorella
A single cell-celled algae which grows in water & has the highest chlorophyll content of any plant. In addition to this it is thought that Chlorella contains every nutrient found in the human body & has been described as 'the perfect food!' This superfood contains all of the B vitamins (more vitamin B12 than liver), vitamin C, E, pro-vitamin A, amino acids, substantial levels of beta-carotene, rare trace minerals, plus carbohydrates, calcium (far more than milk) & protein!
By supplementing your every day diet with substantial levels of Chlorella you need not ever bother with single vitamin supplements again. Chlorella is a natural source of all your body needs to be healthy which makes it a far superior option to synthetic vitamins, which, being man-made are not the same in effect as natural sources of these vitamins, minerals etc

Spirulina

Another excellent source of chlorophyll & like chlorella provides a whole host of benefits to health. Some of these benefits include: accelerated weight loss, improved energy levels, reduces food cravings, increased mental clarity, pre-digested protein source, improvement of hormone balance, supplies protein bonded vitamins & minerals.

Wheat Grass
As well as being a rich source of chlorophyll, Wheat grass contains over 200 enzymes not found in other foods, along with 20 amino acids, complete protein & is packed with vitamins & minerals along with many other important nutrients. Due to its high chlorophyll content one source describes wheat grass as "Quite possibly the closest thing to the fountain of youth man has ever conjured up".
The protein found in Wheat grass is required for cell regeneration & is a rich source of enzymes that assist the body in a vast array of metabolic processes. A few more of the many benefits are aiding cell oxygenation, protecting healthy cells, building immune system & being extremely alkaline! Wheat grass is probably best known for its excellent cancer fighting properties.

Barley Grass

Very similar to Wheat grass in terms of nutritional content & is also an excellent source of concentrated chlorophyll. Another well known super-food in terms of its ability to help reverse cancer, as well as promote all round health & vitality.

Due to their dense nutritional value, all of these four super-foods have an amazing healing power & benefits that reach far beyond that of any other food on the planet.

Chlorophyll rich fruit & vegetables:

Spinach is known to contain the most chlorophyll of all vegetables while alfalfa, asparagus, green olives, chard, kale, broccoli, sprouts, green cabbage, sea vegetables, leeks & parsley are all concentrated sources of chlorophyll also. Basically all green leafy veg. are a good source of chlorophyll.

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    • Akriti Mattu profile image

      Akriti Mattu 

      3 years ago from Shimla, India

      I like this post. Voted up.

    • keepitnatural profile imageAUTHOR

      keepitnatural 

      7 years ago from Yorkshire, UK

      I find organic chlorella powder to be the best, tsmog.

      I take a teaspoon in a glass of water twice a day & I have felt healthier than I have for a long time since doing this. I would recommend it to everyone!

      Thanks for the comment ;)

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      Tim Mitchell 

      7 years ago from Escondido, CA

      wow , , ,I didn't know , , ,seen ads and such, but never knew how miraculous it really is , , ,thanks

    • keepitnatural profile imageAUTHOR

      keepitnatural 

      7 years ago from Yorkshire, UK

      Thanks, Ashantina!

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      Ashantina 

      7 years ago

      I keep it natural! I drink chlorophyll every morning, does the job :)

    • keepitnatural profile imageAUTHOR

      keepitnatural 

      7 years ago from Yorkshire, UK

      Thanks, CMHypno, I do my best too!

      I also take chlorella every day to boost my chlorophyll intake!

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      CMHypno 

      7 years ago from Other Side of the Sun

      Fascinating hub on chlorophyll keepitnatural - I must make it a New Year resolution to eat more green vegetables

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