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Why Healthy People Need Chlorophyll

Posted Feb 19 2009 5:14pm
What is Chlorophyll?

Chlorophyll is known to be the principal element or "life blood" of plant life. Chlorophyll is very important in the world of biology and plants, but not very well known in the world of nutrition. All green plants contain at least one type of chlorophyll, and it's the most critical substance in plants that allows them to absorb light from the sun and convert that light into usable energy. Now, scientists are beginning to unlock the potential health secrets of chlorophyll and how they can be beneficial to you and me.

Here are 11 great reasons to try Chlorophyll
1) Contains Chlorophyllin. Chlorophyllin is a key derivative of chlorophyll, with research showing that it possesses several potential health benefits.
2) It's an antioxidant. Scientists believe that some of chlorophyll's therapeutic capabilities are in its ability to neutralize free radicals and limit oxidative damage.
3) Acts as an anticancer agent*. Several animal and in vitro studies have shown that chlorophyll (or its derivatives, such as chlorophyllin) possess anti-carcinogenic properties - the ability to prevent or slow cancer. Successful findings have included several types of cancer, including liver, stomach, and colon cancers.
4) Protects against toxins*. Scientists have repeatedly found that chlorophyll and its derivatives can protect against toxins and the effects of those toxins, including abnormal cell death and carcinogeneses (onset of cancer).
5) Supports health of blood cells. Researchers believe that chlorophyll improves the health of blood cells, and that it may help increase the uptake of oxygen in the blood. Some experts attribute this to some similarities between chlorophyll and hemoglobin.
6) Increases energy levels. Partially due to the blood-friendly attribues of chlorophyll and its ability to detoxify, chlorophyll may allow the body to optimize its energy production.
7) Enhances immune function*. Studies indicate that chlorophyllin, a derivative of chlorophyll, was able to increase the number of, and activity of, various immune cells, including T cells, B cells and macrophages. These cells are some of the crucial components of the body's immune defenses.
8) Supports cardiovascular system*. Due to chlorophyll's antioxidant properties, it may help prevent the oxidation of LDL (the "bad cholesterol), thereby lowering the risk of cardiovascular disease and related conditions.
9) Minimizes side effects of chemotherapy*. Scientists have shown that chlorophyllin is successful in thwarting the undesired side effects of the chemotherapeutic agent cyclophosphamide.
10) May reduce risk of kidney stones*. Research suggests that chlorophyll may help protect against calcium oxalate stone disease (one variety of kidney stones)
11) Eliminates odor*. Findings from different studies indicate that chlorophyll may eliminate or reduce odors associated with colostomies and urinary disorders.
Our struggle to minimize the effects of toxins that are all around us and to fight off free radicals, is an everyday battle. To maintain the highest levels of health, make Chlorophyll an important part of your daily regime.
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