How Chlorophyll rebuilds blood cells
In the sphere of anti-aging, maintaining healthy, clean blood is essential in the effort to prevent disease and the spread of free-radicals. The molecular structure of chlorophyll is almost identical to the molecular structure of hemin, which is a part of haemoglobin, a protein in blood that transports oxygen throughout the body.
Observe the following two structures:
The only difference between the chlorophyll and the hemin is the fact that magnesium (Mg) is at the centre of chlorophyll, and iron (Fe) is at the centre of hemin.
What’s remarkable is that scientists have observed the assimilation of chlorophyll into the body and found that at some point, the magnesium turns into iron. However, they are still baffled as to how the process works – they haven’t been able to yet pinpoint how the switch is made.
Regardless, this means that ingesting chlorophyll is almost akin to getting a fresh blood transfusion. Dr Gabriel Cousens, MD, reported that “experiments have shown that severely anemic rabbits make a rapid return to a normal blood count once chlorophyll is administered.”
The benefits of chlorophyll go on:
- Highly detoxifying: removes heavy metals and toxins from tissues and liver
- High in vitamins C, A, Bs, and E
- Source of calcium, iron, sodium, potassium, magnesium, selenium, and zinc
- Contains up to 17 amino acids
- Restores fertility in some animals (cows, chickens)
- Removes acne, eczema, psoriasis, and other skin conditions
- Facilitates the healing of scar tissue
- Shown to prevent tooth decay and the graying of hair
- Reduces high blood pressure and fasting blood sugar levels
The best way to get chlorophyll is through juiced or blended greens (with fruit, to mask the taste). The darker the green, the more chlorophyll is present.
Here are some great juice or shake combinations:
- Spinach – banana – pear
- Kale – berry – orange
- Romaine – watermelon
- Dandelion – grape – mango
- Wheatgrass shots: wheatgrass is made up of about 70% chlorophyll and contains over 100 essential elements
- Hughes, J H, and Latner, A L. “Chlorophyll and Hemoglobin Regeneration After Hemmorhage,” Journal of Physiology, University of Liverpool, 1936, 86, #388.
- Shaw, C R, Dabney, B and Dr. Chiu-Nan Lai, “Inhabitation of In-Vitro Metabolic Activation of Carcinogens by Wheat Sprout Extracts,” Nutritional and Cancer Journal, University of Texas, 1978.
- Dr Gabriel Cousens MD
- Dr Ann Wigmore