Chlorophyll's molecular structure is similar to the hemoglobain of human blood and melanocytes. Hemoglobin is our body's oxygen transporter. From a chemical standpoint, the
components of chlorophyll are almost identical to those of hemoglobin. A German
chemist, Dr Richard Wilsstatter, determined in 1913 that the two molecules closely
resemble on another. He found that hemoglobin is composed of four elements -
carbon, hydrogen, oxygen and nitrogen - organized around a single atom of iron.
Hemoglobin's iron content is the main reason we need a dietary supply of that mineral.
Chlorophyll has the same elements, however they are organized around a single atom
Melanocytes are cells that produce melanin, a dark pigment responsible for the coloration of hair and skin. In addition to being found in the skin, melanocytes are also present in the brain, inner ear, heart, and eye, among other locations in the body. They usually are buried below the surface. The cells produce melanin in response to environmental cues, including exposure to ultraviolet radiation and certain chemicals. The melanin travels out of the melanocytes and up to the surface of the tissue where the cells are found. Melanin also plays some other roles in the body, including the brain, where it appears to be a source for the basic ingredients for some neurotransmitters in people with limited melanin production in the brain, reductions in some neurotransmitters have been observed. The brain synthesize chemicals to make up for its lack and chlorophyll is a strong source of nutrients needed to support healthy brain pineal regeneration.
The benefits of various green foods seem related to their chlorophyll content. Chlorophyll has the power to regenerate our bodies at the molecular and cellular level.
It is known to help cleanse the body, fight infection, help heal wounds, and promote
the health of the circulatory, digestive, immune, and detoxification systems.
Chlorophyll consumption increases the number of red blood cells and, therefore,
increase oxygen utilization by the body. Chloropyll also reduces the binding of
carcinogens to DNA in the liver and other organs. It also breaks down calcium oxalate
stones for elimination, which are created by the body for the purpose of neutralizing
and disposing of excess acid.
Two of the best sourcces of chlorophyll are wheat grass and barley grass. Grass - this humble plant that we walk on, mow and usually take for granted is an amazing
doorway to health.
Wow, interesting. I could not tolerate wheat grass because it made me nauseous, but I am adding liquid chlorophyll to my water. I hope is an okay way to provide my body with cholorophyll.
I've learned that all wheat grasses aren't created equal :) You want to get wheatgrass that is harvested at the optimal time in the winter months (this only happens once a year) so that no gluten is present. There is an increasing gluten sensitivity among many individuals, so much that, restaurants offer a wide variety of gluten free menu items currently. Some wheat grass brands can also be so much sweeter tasting than others, making it a pleasant experience..especially for first timers :)
That's my 2!
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Hey Amma you know you can sprout wheat grass yourself order the seed for hard winter wheat using the sprouting instructions found here:
this is how we can grow our chlorophyll in the winter!!