I consider myself a supplement skeptic and believe that I can get most – if not everything – I need through nutrition. That said, there are bound to be gaps and that’s where supplements come in. You might have noticed the rise of chlorophyll water, but it isn’t new in terms of wellness. Chlorophyll is what gives plants their green hue and is responsible for photosynthesis. Basically, it converts light into energy. Light creates positive energy. Positive energy makes you feel good. And chlorophyll has a range of benefits that help you feel good in a lot of ways. Here are the benefits of drinking chlorophyll water!
The molecular structure of chlorophyll is almost identical to that of hemoglobin, which is the substance our bodies use to build and transport red blood cells. So chlorophyll can actually help do the job of hemoglobin, increasing the quality and quantity of red blood cells in your body. More healthy red blood cells mean better oxygen absorption in the bloodstream, which means more energy and oxygen utilization in the body!
Chlorophyll detoxs the liver by boosting the elimination process of potentially harmful toxins from your whole system. The liver is the body’s largest solid organ, regulating most chemical levels in the blood and excreting bile, which helps carry away waste from the liver. It’s vital to the body’s metabolic, detoxication and immune system functions. So this organ is responsible for pretty much everything, but we’re rarely conditioned to regard it as important to our overall well-being. A healthy liver equals a healthy all the things, including your brain. Brain fog is a symptom of toxic buildup in the liver, and chlorophyll helps absorb it so our healthy cells don’t. Once the toxins aren’t flooding our liver, the rest of our organs, muscles and digestive system get nourished by a healthy liver.
Free radicals are released in the body during exercise, so drinking chlorophyll water before a workout will pump your system with free-radical-fighting antioxidants. It also has neutralizing effects on the digestive system and helps keep the gut functioning optimally. Think of chlorophyll as pre-workout fuel!
We can’t forget about the beauty benefits! Chlorophyll has anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties, so it can be topically applied to fight acne and as an anti-aging treatment (its natural antioxidants help fight free radical damage). It helps wounded cells repair themselves by boosting cell regeneration – and stimulating cellular healing can improve fine lines and wrinkles.
Here are the other slew of suggested benefits:
-Deodorizing and detoxification of the body
You naturally consume chlorophyll when you eat your greens, but adding liquid chlorophyll to your water is a great way to boost your intake (and stay hydrated)!