Grants Liquid Chlorophyll is nature?s green vitality boost. It?s made from alfalfa concentrate, is naturally alkaline and contains vitamins, minerals and every essential amino acid. It helps increase energy and improve wellbeing. Chlorophyll also provides oxygen for the acidophilus bacteria in the bowel, encouraging efficient elimination and helps cleanse the body tissues of impurities and toxins. Chlorophyll naturally takes away bad breath and body odour.
Liquid Chlorophyll ingredients and dosage:
vegetable gum 414
natural spearmint oil
contains sodium ascorbate 3.3mg/ml
ethanol (from grain and sugar cane) 59?L/mL
One to three teaspoons daily, mixed with a full glass of water.
Use as a refreshing mouthwash or add to fruit or vegetable juice. Try it in soups or with your favourite salad dressing.
When taken internally in adequate amounts chlorophyll may reduce or eliminate offensive body and breath odours caused by food, beverages, tobacco and perspiration.
Chlorophyll is to plants what blood is to humans ? it is essential to metabolic functions such as respiration, and growth. Interestingly, the chlorophyll molecule is chemically similar to human blood, except that its central atom is magnesium, whereas that of blood is iron.
This discovery has lead to chlorophyll becoming a useful nutritional aid for the human body.
It was in 1984 when Dr Alvin Segelman began experimenting with the various kinds of chlorophyll. His findings proved that the chlorophyllin copper complex as well as the breakdown of certain products of chlorophyll could neutralize mutagens. Mutagens are substances that cause mutations in body cells. Dr. Segelman advises that liquid chlorophyll and chlorophyll capsules can help neutralize the toxic effects of some mutagens, which are ever-present in our food and water. They work differently at a molecular level and by taking both together you are more apt to cover all your bases.
HOW DOES THIS WORK?
Chlorophyll is the green pigment in plants that harnesses the sun?s energy in photosynthesis. Plants absorb sunlight and, with that energy, chlorophyll changes water and carbon dioxide absorbed from the air into sugar. With minerals that are absorbed from the earth, that plant is able to make vitamins, fats, starches and proteins. This is important for the plant in order to survive. Humans, animals and non-green plants such as mushrooms rely on the food-producing capabilities of chlorophyll to survive.
BENEFITS OF CHLOROPHYLL
Chlorophyll is present in Chlorella, a genus of single-celled green algae, which is known to cleanse the body and strengthen the action of the circulatory, intestinal and female reproductive systems.
Chlorella has a cleansing action on the bowel and other elimination channels. It also protects the liver, helping to keep the blood clean. Clean blood assures that metabolic wastes are efficiently carried away from the tissues.
Chlorella has an anti-bacterial effect on wounds and an anti-yeast effect in the digestive tract. It appears that chlorophyll counteracts with many toxins in the body.
Chlorella has the ability to reduce inflammation. Thus it can be used to help counteract the effects of arthritis, stomach ulcers, colitis, sore throats (it can be used as a gargle) and other inflammatory conditions.
Eliminates Body Odour
The most basic way to control body odour is to use a deodorant, soap and water. Some people may benefit by showering in the morning and evening because the sweat glands and bacteria are active during the day as well as at night. When hygiene is not the answer, doctors suggest that the problem may be because of inadequate digestion, metabolism or elimination. Alternative medicine experts suggest that drinking an ounce of wheatgrass juice on an empty stomach may be the answer to eliminating body odour because of the detoxifying capabilities of chlorophyll found in wheatgrass.
Good for Anemia
Chlorella is a powerful detoxification aid for heavy metals and other pesticides. Numerous research indicates that chlorella can also aid the body in breaking down persistent hydrocarbon and metallic toxins such as mercury, cadmium and lead, while strengthening the immune system response. Chlorella has the ability to remove and neutralize poisonous substances from the body.
HOW IS CHLOROPHYLL USED?
Natural care practices use chlorophyll mainly in its liquid form. Green plants, especially alfalfa leaves, are used in laboratory processes to extract the chlorophyll content. The magnesium in chlorophyll is then replaced by copper and sodium atoms so that it is made into a stable, water-soluble liquid. When ingested, chlorophyll will remain unchanged until it reaches the small intestine. In its plant form, chlorophyll is surrounded by fat substances, which result in only partial absorption in the small intestine.
NUTRIENTS RICH IN CHLOROPHYLL
There are many benefits of the Alfalfa plant (Medicago sativum), which is one of the richest sources of Chlorophyll. This green plant is one of the most versatile herbs in the world and is classified as a member of the legume family. The use of Alfalfa in natural healthcare dates back to traditional Chinese and Ayurvedic medicine, where this plant is used for digestive disturbances, water retention and arthritis.
? Helps to improve milk production in lactating mothers
? Alfalfa serves as a natural tonic to stimulate natural energy metabolism
? It also helps to treat symptoms of menopause seeing that it is rich in phytoestrogens (plant components that can help to regulate female hormone levels)
? The Alfalfa plant is also used as a natural remedy to support the healthy functioning of the immune system
? It is high in chlorophyll, making it useful as a cleansing remedy
Blue-Green Algae (Spirulina), otherwise known as a superfood is one of nature?s most comprehensive and concentrated sources of nutrients. It is rich in proteins, vitamins, minerals and trace elements. This superfood assists one?s body to cleanse, nourish, energise and protect.
? Spirulina is made from blue-green algae, found in the ocean, represented by a mixture of single celled organisms.
? Blue-green alga has the ability to photosynthesize and therefore supplies the body with chlorophyll.
? Spirulina naturally contains potent antioxidant nutrients, vitamins, minerals and trace elements.
? Spirulina is a natural source of iron, found to be easily absorbed by humans.
? The nutrients found in spirulina are believed to support the functioning of the immune system.
? Spirulina is a popular supplement, used by those who want to lose weight, as it is believed to assist in appetite control.
FOODS RICH IN CHLOROPHYLL
While all green plants contain chlorophyll a, and most vegetables that we eat contain both chlorophyll a and chlorophyll b, some vegetables contain particularly high amounts of total chlorophyll. Best studied of all the vegetables is spinach (Spinacia oleracea), with this vegetable containing about 300-600 milligrams per ounce. To understand how high in chlorophyll this amount turns out to be, compare the chlorophyll content of spinach to another of the World?s Healthiest Foods ? olives. Chlorophyll is one of the primary pigments in olives, but olives contain only 30-300 micrograms per ounce (about 1/1000th as much as spinach). Some olive oil producers deliberately allow leaves to be placed in the olive presses to increase the chlorophyll and ?grassiness? of the olive oil.
All of the green vegetables in the World?s Healthiest Foods ? asparagus, bell peppers, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, green cabbage, celery, collard greens, green beans, green peas, kale, leeks, green olives, parsley, romaine lettuce, sea vegetables, spinach, Swiss chard, and turnip greens are concentrated sources of chlorophyll.
Wheatgrass is very rich in chlorophyll, so cleanses your body naturally by trying these super healthy, super delicious, and super green recipes.
? 6 Celery stalks
? 5 large spinach leaves
? Handful of parsley
? 3-5 inch round of wheatgrass
Wash greens and juice ingredients. Dilute with 1/2 cup water if desired and enjoy the cleansing effect of pure green.
Orange and Green
? 5 carrots
? 3-4 inch round of wheatgrass
? 1/4 cup water optional
Juice ingredients and stir afterwards. A nutritious drink that tastes good.
? 2 cups fresh pineapple
? 1 orange
? 1 papaya (fine to use green papaya and to include skin if organic)
? 3-4 inch round of wheatgrass
Juice all the ingredients and stir. Sip slowly and imagine yourself on a tropical beach.
? 2 oranges
? 1 banana
? 1 lime
? 2-3 inch round of wheatgrass
? 12 crushed ice cubes
Juice orange, lime and wheatgrass then stir to mix or place all ingredients in a blender (but be aware that enzymes and blenders don?t tango too well).
? Cut up 2-3 apples
? 1/4 cup of water (optional)
? 3-4 inch round of wheatgrass
A very popular drink amongst regular users. The apple slightly sweetens the taste of the wheatgrass juice.
? 4 carrots
? 4 celery stalks
? Handful parsley
? 4 large spinach leaves
? 1/2 a beetroot
? 1/2 cup alfalfa sprouts
Wash veggies and cut to fit juicer. A veggie lover?s delight.
? 2 kiwi or passion fruits
? 1 guava or papaya
? 1/2 a pineapple
? 5 strawberries
? 1 orange
? 3-4 inch rounds of wheatgrass
Combine all juices and serve slightly chilled.
DID YOU KNOW
As the chlorophyll in leaves decays in the autumn, the green colour fades and is replaced by the oranges and reds of carotenoids.