In this week’s blog I am reviewing two products that I use daily – liquid chlorophyll and aloe gel to be taken orally. I will look at the benefits of each, my personal findings and how to use them. These two products have made an terrific positive impact to my overall system, and are easy to incorporate to your daily routine. An even better – are both low cost, natural products that can be purchased at any health food store (Vita Health Stores across Winnipeg carry the brands shown here)
Liquid chlorophyll comes in a variety of flavors – my favorite is green mint. A splash of this in your water mixes really easily, and adds a refreshing taste to your morning. But why take it? Chlorophyll ensures that our red blood cells are clean, healthy and plentiful by rebuilding and replenishing our red blood cells. In doing so, it boosts our energy. According to Ross Bridgeford’s Alkaline Diet Blog “its molecular structure is almost identical to hemoglobin except for the center atom. In hemoglobin this is iron, whereas in chlorophyll it is magnesium”.
So what does that really mean? Numerous health benefits have been found by taking a spoonful a day of chlorophyll including:
- Anti-carcinogenic / anti-toxin – That means it detoxifies your liver. Think of it as a cleanser for your insides
- Has been said to have anti-cancer benefits
- Chelation of heavy metals
- Anti-candida (yeast)
- Contains vitamins A, E, K, C, folic acid, iron, calcium, protein
- Promotes healthy iron levels – especially important for women
Kusha Karvandi, a personal trainer and founder of Exerscribe, takes liquid chlorophyll on a daily basis for the positive effects it has on “blood building.”
“It is an excellent ‘blood builder’ because it helps build red blood cells, similar to the effects of altitude training,” Karvandi explains. “The reason it works is because plant chlorophyll has an identical structure to human hemoglobin, except it has magnesium at the center instead of iron.”
Has also been said to help cut cravings, help with body odor, and encourages healing.
Everyone knows about aloe for sunburns – what better way to remove heat that to squeeze out some aloe gel from your indoor plant right? Aloe has been used for centuries topically for burns and minor scrapes. But what is a fairly new way to use aloe in North America is to drink it. My favorite brand is Lily of the Desert Aloe Vera. It isn’t the greatest tasting product I’ll be honest, but it’s something you can easily get used to. Because of it’s gelatinous fibers, it doesn’t really mix well with anything. So, I find the easiest way to take it is a spoonful in the morning when I’m making breakfast. Quickly down the hatch!
So why take it? There are numerous health benefits to drinking aloe. Some of its best known benefits include: supporting healthy digestion, enhancing antioxidant support, supporting a healthy immune system, reducing harmful toxins, increasing nutrient absorption, balances stomach acidity and soothing occasional muscle and joint discomfort.
I’ve personally found a tremendous difference with my digestive system health since I have been taking aloe. I used to have a very up and down digestive system, and although this is only one of a few changes I have made, I do feel the difference. I am also a big proponent of keeping your immune system in tip top shape. So many health issues and diseases are due to inadequate immune system support and health. Anything I can do to keep mine in check, I’m in.
Do you have any morning tricks or the trade you adhere to? We love spreading the word of health every day and are always open to hearing your favorites products and services to keep the mind and body healthy.