Chlorophyll, the green coloring matter of plants, is an important natural
product, beneficial to humanity. The ancient Greeks, acclaimed for their
proficiency with natural medicine, utilized green leafy plants for treating
wounds and abrasions. The word chlorophyll is derived from the Greek word
"chloros" (green) and "phyllon" (leaf). A water-soluble form of Chlorophyll
is employed for the body to gain the health benefits associated with the
green liquid extracted from the alfalfa plant.
Water-soluble chlorophyll derivatives are currently used in deodorants,
toothpaste, breath mints, mouthwash, detergents and medicine.
Unicity's Super Chlorophyll Powder is a water-soluble concentrate that
is naturally flavored. This product is different from other chlorophyll
products on the market because it contains a higher concentration of chlorophyll.
The fantastic deodorant*, bacteriostatic and nutritional benefits associated
with chlorophyll supplementation make Super Chlorophyll Powder a great
purchase for anyone interested in maintaining optimal health.
Chlorophyll absorbs blue and red wavelengths of light, but it looks green
to our eyes because the wavelengths that are not absorbed are the colors
we see. What we see is what is being reflected from the leaf or just passing
through it, giving the pigment its color. Other pigments are also found
in green plants, but the greenness and blue-black color of chlorophyll
is so strong that it generally hides the others. The carotenoids, yellow
and orange pigments that also absorb light and help with photosynthesis,
are present in most green leaves. That is why the leaves change colors
in the fall - the plants reabsorb the useful materials from its leaves
and the chlorophyll breaks down, leaving behind the red and yellow pigments
to show through. When light is absorbed by chlorophyll, electrons in the
pigment molecules within the leaf cells are organized into tiny electrical
currents. This electric energy made from light is what the plant uses
as power to grow and develop.
There are 13 essential mineral nutrients needed by plants for healthy
plant growth. When a plant grows, it takes in the water and nutrients
from the soil, and gases (carbon dioxide) from the air. The energy from
photosynthesis enables the plant to separate water molecules into hydrogen
and oxygen. The oxygen is released from the leaf into the atmosphere,
and the hydrogen is combined with molecules of carbon dioxide. The combination
of carbon dioxide and hydrogen forms glucose.
Glucose is a carbohydrate, formed through photosynthesis, which is used
as food and fuel to supply energy to the plant for its own growth and
life functions. On most days, enough light is provided for the leaves
to produce much more glucose than the plant needs for its immediate needs.
The surplus glucose is used to make carbohydrates, such as sucrose and
starch, and cellulose fibers for the plant structure.
Q: I eat plenty of green vegetables. Aren't I already reaping
the benefits of chlorophyll?
A: Super Chlorophyll is the concentrated mineral-center of the
alfalfa plant. It yields health benefits above and beyond those received
from simply eating vegetables.
Q: When should I use Super Chlorophyll?
A: Super Chlorophyll can be used anytime you would like a healthy
drink. Taken before meals, it may help with digestion.
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