I know what you might be thinking…WTF is this girl talking about now? This sounds like some toxic potion… and to be honest, it kind of looks like it, too. Let’s discuss…
Going back to middle school science: what is chlorophyll? Well, basically it’s the green pigment in plants that absorbs the sunlight and turns it into oxygen. It’s like…the blood of plants, kind of like the hemoglobin of humans. The only difference is that in plants the center core atom is magnesium, while in humans, it’s iron. To be clear, Chlorophyll supplements are actually chlorophyllin, which contains copper instead of magnesium. Otherwise, very similar. So when you drink it, you’re giving your blood a little extra oxygen boost, among other things.
Sound a little better now? If you frequent any juice bars in your area, you may have noticed the rising popularity of chlorophyll water. It’s become a hot trend for a handful of reasons: like I mentioned above, since the chlorophyll molecular structure is almost identical to hemoglobin, chlorophyll can actually help increase the quality (and quantity) of red blood cells in your body. This means more energy and oxygen!
According to popular belief, there are other added benefits to chlorophyll water such as being an immunity booster, would healer, deodorizing and detoxification of the body, hormone balance, and good digestive health. Chlorophyll is also a good source of vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin E, vitamin K and beta carotene, rich in antioxidants, and vital minerals such as magnesium, iron, potassium, calcium and essential fatty acids.
All this being said, I recently started adding some to my water twice a day (I use this one) and am excited to see the results. It has a mint-y flavor and I love adding a little I’ve definitely noticed a boost in my energy, so so far, so good!
What do you think? Have you jumped on the chlorophyll bandwagon yet? If so, let me know what you think in the comments below!