Last Updated: April 24, 2019

Definition - What does Chlorophyll mean?

Chlorophyll, the green pigment found in plants, is an integral part of photosynthesis. It is an important agent in photosynthesis as it helps plants to absorb energy from sunlight.

Chlorophyll is a key part of the plant growth and survival process. There are two types of chlorophyll that exist in the photosystems of green plants and they are chlorophyll a and b. Like green vegetables, chlorophyll is also a good source of vitamins A, C, E, and K.

MaximumYield explains Chlorophyll

The most signigicant purpose of chlorophyll is to aid photosyntesis. But, there are various additional benefits of chlorophyll. Research has found that chlorophyll and liquid chlorophyllin can bind to potential carcinogens and interfere with the absorption within the human gastrointestinal track. This helps stop the carcinogens from being circulated throughout the body.

Chlorophyll is the green pigment found in cyanobacteria and also in the chloroplasts of algae and plants. Their molecules are specifically arranged in and around photosystems that are embedded in the thylakoid membranes of chloroplasts.

Another benefit of chlorophyll is that it helps improve liver detoxification by increasing phase 2 biotransformation enzymes which help promote the liver’s health. Thus, resulting in the body’s natural elimination of potentially harmful toxins.

Some studies that involve animals show that chlorophyllin may also reduce the risk for aflatoxin induced liver damage or liver cancer by increasing the activity of the phase II enzymes and removing toxins from the body. Consequently, chlorophyll helps speed up wound healing by slowing the rate of harmful bacteria reproduction.

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