We all know and love our Organic Ultra Chlorophyll Mask. We use it 2x a week for our facial detox, and we love this mask for improving our circulation and purifying our skin. But why is chlorophyll so important and powerful? While we’ve heard about this biomolecule in our seventh grade science classes, we’re here to explain more about the different benefits chlorophyll has on our health.
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, delivering oxygen to your tissues and cells.
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.
Why Chlorophyll? Because chlorophyll helps bring oxygen to the brain. The issue with many types of headaches or migraines is that there is a lack of oxygen flow. Therefore, by consuming more chlorophyll, this can actually help PREVENT headaches, dizziness, and migraines. Sure enough, my cluster headache instances went down significantly after starting to take liquid chlorophyll. This is the only solution I’ve ever found to be effective for my headaches and migraines…and that speaks for itself!
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.