The further into 2021 we get, the more exciting health trends we come across! Most of us have heard the buzz around popular wellness items such as apple cider vinegar and Irish sea moss. Today, we wanted to showcase something different! Here at the Fruitful Yield, we wanted to introduce you to a potent green pigment that has been receiving recent praise for its abundant benefits. 

Chlorophyll is a natural green pigment that creates the vibrant color of many plants. It is actually the main component of photosynthesis, along with light, that allows plants to absorb energy from the sun. Leafy greens such as spinach and parsley contain high levels of this valuable pigment. It is important to note that while leafy greens naturally contain chlorophyll, it isn’t easily absorbed. Supplement forms of chlorophyll contain sodium copper chlorophyllin: a natural derivative that is far more bioavailable (easily used by the body) when consumed. Chlorophyll may be necessary for plant life, but how can it benefit us humans?

May Support Detoxification

Next time you're planning on a detox (we like to do one at least once or twice a year) try a simple chlorophyll supplement instead! It has been touted for its potential blood-purifying properties. Chlorophyll is known for its detoxifying properties and may promote circulation and oxygen in the blood stream. 

Studies have shown that chlorophyll promotes detoxification because of its ability to bind to heavy metals. By pairing with these toxic molecules, it may support detoxing them from the body.

Gives a Boost of Energy

For those looking to decrease their coffee intake, chlorophyll can be a great choice! Along with promoting blood flow, it also supports healthy levels of red blood cells. An increase in red blood cell count improves oxygen levels, energy levels and reduces fatigue!

Chlorophyll can be taken in both a liquid or capsule form. Look out for non-GMO or organic certification! An easy way to incorporate chlorophyll into one's everyday routine is to mix one teaspoon of liquid chlorophyll into eight ounces of water first thing in the morning. 

A Natural Deodorizer

Chlorophyll has been called “nature’s natural deodorant”. It has gained this title not only in relation to body odor, but also in regards to bad breath! This is made possible by its ability to bind to odor-causing compounds.

Chlorophyll may also support digestion and normal gas production levels by promoting healthy bacteria levels in the gut. It can even be used as a mouthwash, but we always dilute chlorophyll to avoid any stained teeth! Incorporating chlorophyll is a great option to consider for those concerned about personal odor. 

Aids in Skin Health

Chlorophyll is rich in antioxidant properties that can contribute to improved skin health. The pigment's natural detoxifying properties also work on a dermis level. Chlorophyll may decrease bacteria production on the skin which plays a big role in acne. It also may support healthy inflammation levels. (High inflammation levels are associated with skin break outs and redness.)

Furthermore, chlorophyll may help in cases of sun-related aging. This is because chlorophyll contains generous levels of Vitamins A, C, E and K, which have all been shown to support proper skin health and collagen production.

We hope you enjoyed learning more about this powerful pigment! Have you tried chlorophyll before? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below, or visit us in-store for any questions you may have! Chlorophyll can be found online or in our Chicagoland stores.