23 Aug

Health Benefits of Liquid Chlorophyll

Most of us are guilty of indulging in foods that are not always healthy for us. We tend to eat sugary sweets, drink caffeinated beverages, and we don’t get all the leafy greens in our diets that we need. This means that we are not always ingesting all of the nutrients required for our physical bodies to thrive.

What is chlorophyll and why is it important?

lettuceLet’s reach back to grade school Science class when we learned about plants. Chlorophyll, if you recall, is what gives plants their green colour. When we eat our leafy green vegetables, we are providing our bodies with a whole list of vitamins and minerals including: Vitamins A, C, E & K, Folic acid, Iron, Calcium, Magnesium & Potassium.

Do we get enough chlorophyll?

If we are eating our leafy greens, and our digestive tracks are working properly, we get what we need from our food. However, with the quality of food changing, with more foods being genetically modified, and with our digestive tracks balking at the food we eat, we may not be absorbing adequate quantities of vitamins and minerals.

Should we supplement our diets with liquid chlorophyll?

Liquid chlorophyll is considered an easy to digest whole food. bottle of Nature's Way liquid chlorophyllSome benefits of adding drops to your water include:

  • decreasing inflammation in the body
  • protecting the body from toxins & removal of heavy metals and germs
  • keeping the body alkaline
  • treating bad breath

Note: Sodium benzoate, potassium sorbate, and sorbic acid are added to some brands to increase shelf life. Read the non-medicinal ingredients list carefully.

What does this have to do with alleviating headaches?

Chlorophyll is a good source of Magnesium. Those of us who suffer from migraines may be Magnesium deficient. Adding drops of liquid chlorophyll to our water bottles may help. It has almost no flavour, and can be purchased with Spearmint oil for more flavour. Think of it as drinking green Koolaid. It could be a great conversational piece at the office!

Note: I am not a Doctor, Dietitian or Nutritionist. I can not prescribe anything that can be ingested. The text provided above is for informational purposes only. Please speak to a health professional if you have more questions about this supplement.

Now, I prefer to use an essential oil called Digest Zen. It helps with all sorts of digestive issues. Learn more about Essential Oils by joining my FREE Essential Oils Basics eCourse.

Orange sunset at dusk looking over the water

 

20 thoughts on “Health Benefits of Liquid Chlorophyll

    • Lots of water and eating as healthy as possible seems to help with my own headaches. Magnesium tends to be deficient in migraine sufferers, so why not give the body more?
      Thanks for the suggestions.

  1. Hi Sherri! Such good, clear information here — thanks for sharing!

    I have a co-worker who suffers from migraines. Is there anything for migraines specifically (as opposed to headaches in general) that he should try?

    Many thanks!

    Carla

    • Hi Carla. Thank you for your feedback. I find that I get more headaches when I’m not eating healthy. If deep fried food and ice cream is not my norm, and I decide to indulge in both, and maybe a few glasses of wine over a weekend, I end up with a migraine on Monday or Tuesday and feel like I have to de-tox.
      Magnesium is something that can be added to the diet quite easily, so it’s a great place to start. Also, logging food and drink choices for a week or two to see if anything triggers a migraine.

  2. I also suffer from migraines as does my sister. We have tried so many things! I have never heard of this, so I am going to share with her. Great information!

    • Thank you for the post, Amanda. One thing I have also done is add a pinch of sea salt to my water. I tend to crave sugar, and if I eat more sugar, I get more headaches. The little bit of extra salt (sea salt or Himalayan, not regular iodized salt) helps keep my electrolytes balanced.

  3. Sherri,
    Thank you for sharing this post. How fascinating! I remember learning about chlorophyll when I was in elementary school and maybe middle school. Nowadays, I simply try to balance salads (I love baby spinach!) with the other, um, not-so-healthy elements of my diet. I admit that I could be better…maybe it’s the I’m-young-and-invincible voice still active in my head. 🙂
    Great stuff!!

    • Thank you, AJ. I remember being told that balancing our diet also meant balancing our intake of greens. ie. We should not always eat just spinach, or just kale. I shake it up a little by adding in fresh parsley and different leaf lettuces.
      May we balance the healthy, and not so healthy, aspects of our diets as best we can.

  4. Wow this is really interesting Sherri, I should really try this chlorophyll drink thingy. I’ve been getting a lot of headaches, I hope it can cure…

  5. Hi Riaz. If you are not drinking enough water, adding liquid chlorophyll to your water may help you to drink a bit more. I will be posting more content about muscle imbalance, etc. that may also help. Thanks for your comment and I hope the number of headaches you get continues to decrease.
    Sherri.

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