The Green Stuff In Plants
Written By: Vegan Out The Mud
What is that green stuff in plants? If you think back to elementary school you may remember chlorophyll is the substance that gives plants their green color. Chlorophyll also works to help the plant make its own food by absorbing sunlight and converting it to carbon dioxide through photosynthesis. What most people don’t know is chlorophyll also has positive benefits in humans as well.
Chlorophyll is extracted from plants or algae and can be ingested by humans either through liquid drops, powder or supplements. Chlorophyll works as a natural deodorizer and detoxifier in the human body and has been used to do this since the 1940s. There are some toothpaste and deodorant brands who still use chlorophyll in their products today.
As well as having anti-aging properties, chlorophyll benefits your insides too, specifically your blood. Structurally, chlorophyll and the hemoglobin in your red blood cells are similar. Your red blood cells carry oxygen throughout your body and chlorophyll aides in this and can help treat people with anemia.
Aside from its surface level function of helping plants eat, chlorophyll can benefit people too. Regardless of the way you take it, chlorophyll can reduce odor in your body, help heal your skin and support your blood cells functioning more efficiently.