Is Chlorophyll Worth The Hype?
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Is Chlorophyll Worth The Hype?

by Alexandra Mamalider on Apr 21, 2021

Thinking about jumping on the chlorophyll trend? Read this first!

First of all, what is chlorophyll?

Chlorophyll is the pigment responsible for giving plants their green colour. Not only does it do this, but it also plays an essential role in photosynthesis aka the process in which chlorophyll absorbs light and creates energy for plants!

We know what it does for plants, but what can it do for us?

Some of the health benefits of chlorophyll for people include:

  • Reducing inflammation
  • Managing skin conditions including reducing acne
  • Reducing body odors
  • Blocking carcinogenic effects within the body
  • Protecting DNA from damage
  • Promoting liver health and removing toxins from the body
  • Preventing infections
  • Improves digestion

Should you start adding chlorophyll to your water?

Although we can see that chlorophyll offers many benefits for humans – it might not be necessary for you to splurge on a tincture to turn your water green. The best way to benefit from chlorophyll would be by adding wholefood sources of this powerful pigment into your diet.

Our favourite chlorophyll rich foods:

Dark Leafy Greens: Think spinach, kale, swiss chard and even herbs like parsley! Some studies have found that chlorophyll content is actually decreased when green veggies are cooked, thawed or on the verge of spoiling. Your best bet if you’re looking to get the most chlorophyll from these sources would be to add them from fresh right into a smoothie.

Chlorella: Chlorella is a type of blue-green algae that can be found in many parts of Asia. Not only is it packed with chlorophyll, but chlorella is also packed with a ton of phytonutrients, amino acids, vitamins and minerals! Many of the benefits you’ll often hear about from chlorella are largely due to the high concentration of chlorophyll found in this blue-green algae.

Spirulina: Like chlorella, spirulina is nutrient dense algae packed with chlorophyll. It’s a host to a ton of nutrients including protein, B vitamins, copper and iron.

Matcha: It’s estimated that matcha contains almost 6 times the amount of chlorophyll compared the regular green tea!

Barley Grass: Similarly to leafy greens, barley grass contains high amounts of chlorophyll and is also a source of protein, vitamin C, iron and calcium. It’s known for its alkalizing potentials as well as balancing the body’s pH levels. Beware – not all barley grass powders are created equal! Most are made by drying and milling whole barley grass, good but not great. Our barley grass powder is actually a juice powder meaning we’ve harvested our barley grass at it’s peak and first juiced it before drying it into a powder, allowing for a higher concentration of phytonutrients – including chlorophyll.

Ready to start enjoying the benefits of chlorophyll? Try adding these supergreens to your routine:

Barley Grass Juice Powder

Wheat Grass Juice Powder

Super 5 Grass Juice Powder: A blend of chlorophyll rich barley grass, wheat grass, oat grass, alfalfa and kamut in their vegetable states. 100% juiced for optimal digestion and assimilation and sustainably grown in mineral rich ancient soil beds.

Probiotic Super Greens with Turmeric: A blend of alfalfa grass juice powder, barley grass juice powder, wheat grass juice powder, kamut grass juice powder, oat grass juice powder, chlorella, spirulina, moringa, matcha, acacia fiber, turmeric and probiotics!