If you're familiar with wheatgrass juice, then you probably know that our juice is a source of live chlorophyll. But just what is chlorophyll, and why does it matter where it comes from? We want to answer those questions and little more light on chlorophyll.
You may remember from elementary school that light and chlorophyll are inseparable. Chlorophyll is what makes plants green and what helps plants trap light for photosynthesis. What you may not know is that the basic chemical structure of chlorophyll is very similar to that of our hemoglobin. The main difference is that our hemoglobin has an iron center and chlorophyll has a magnesium center. There are two types of natural chlorophyll: Chlorophyll A & chlorophyll B.
Chlorophyll is what naturally occurs in plants, however, what you will find in most chlorophyll supplements is chlorophyllin. Chlorophyllin is a semi-synthetic mixture of sodium copper salts. It also has a copper core instead of magnesium. Chlorophyllin is less expensive and more stable than chlorophyll because it is synthetic, which is why it's used for supplements. However, our the chlorophyll in our wheatgrass remains stable while frozen and is live when you defrost it.
Want to learn more about chlorophyll? There are lots of books and other resources out there! You just have to look.
Higdon, J., Ph.D, & Drake, V. J., Ph.D. (2017, May 15). Chlorophyll and Chlorophyllin.
Retrieved November 30, 2017, from
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