how chlorophyll helps our mind, body, and skin

We all know and love our Organic Chlorophyll Mask. We use it 2-3x a week, and we love it for soothing and purifying skin. But why is chlorophyll so important and powerful? 

 

What is chlorophyll?

When most of us hear chlorophyll, we think: this is what makes plants green! However, chlorophyll plays a much larger role in plants than we may know. It is one of the most important biological compounds because it uses carbon dioxide, sunlight, and water to produce glucose and oxygen. This gives plants the energy they need to survive. Chlorophyll is present in all plants, and it allows plants to take in sunlight and convert it to energy for photosynthesis.

Chlorophyll contains high levels of vitamins A, C, E, and K. It also contains folic acid, iron, calcium, and protein. Additionally, this biomolecule is a significant source of magnesium, which makes up the center of its cellular structure. The magnesium is extremely alkalizing, helping to deliver oxygen to tissues and cells.

How were we first introduced to chlorophyll?

Chlorophyll helped solve my chronic headache issue.

I was first introduced to chlorophyll because I suffer from these things called cluster headaches. Cluster headaches are basically like a condensed (but much more painful) migraine. They come with season changes, and bring excruciating pain that lasts for only 30-45 minutes. They come as quickly as they fade, so pain killers often don’t work in time. With no solution in sight to prevent or ease these headaches, two years ago, my holistic practitioner recommended taking daily magnesium pills, turmeric supplements, and liquid chlorophyll. That being said, if you suffer from migraines or cluster headaches, we always recommend consulting with your doctor!

Why chlorophyll? Because when ingested, chlorophyll can help bring oxygen to the brain and body. The issue with many types of headaches or migraines is that there is a lack of oxygen flow. Therefore, in many cases, consuming more chlorophyll, can actually help PREVENT headaches, dizziness, and migraines. Sure enough, my cluster headache instances went down significantly after starting to take liquid chlorophyll. 

This holistic solution is also helpful for people who are prone to altitude sickness. We would recommend drinking liquid chlorophyll (or our chlorophyll water recipe below) before climbing or entering higher altitude areas.

What other health benefits does chlorophyll offer?

Because I had such success with chlorophyll helping my headaches, we started looking into just what other things chlorophyll could do when ingested!

Energy

Chlorophyll can help you you feel satiated and increase the feeling of being energetic. If you’re not into downing green juice because of the high sugar content, try drinking our chlorophyll water or taking daily chlorophyll supplements.

Anti-carcinogen

Carcinogens can be found in polluted air or in the foods we eat (as natural fungi or even toxins found in processed foods or meat). These toxins are extremely harmful to our bodies. Thankfully, chlorophyll can help block carcinogens by from entering our metabolisms and damaging our cells. 

Skin

Chlorophyll delivers a significant amount of antioxidants to your body. These antioxidants prevent the oxidization of other molecules. 

Because of its antioxidant content, chlorophyll is purifying and helps the skin breathe. This is why we filled our mask with chlorophyll-packed ingredients such as spirulina, chlorella, and wheatgrass. 

Convinced? Here’s our favorite two-step recipe for bringing more chlorophyll into your life.

This recipe is perfect for quickly adding some extra chlorophyll to your diet. We love drinking this in the morning or before workouts.

Instructions:

-Fill a water bottle with water (almost to the top)

-Add one scoop of our chlorophyll mask to your water

-Shake until your chlorophyll water is consistently green and beautiful!

 

 

For other liquid chlorophyll options, we love Nature’s Way product that you can find at your local grocery stores or on Amazon! Enjoy!

-The cocokind team