Chlorophyll [Intestinal] is the green pigment in plants that harnesses the sun's energy in photosynthesis.
Chlorophyll performs metabolicfunctions in plants such as respiration and growth. Interestingly, the chlorophyll molecule is chemically similar to human blood, except that its central atom is magnesium, whereas that of human blood is iron.
Liquid Chlorophyll may help improve immune response and deodorize the body. The alfalfa plant, from which Nature's Sunshine's chlorophyll comes, is an excellent source of chlorophyll. Nature's Sunshine offers chlorophyll in both liquid and capsules for varying needs.
Take 1–2 capsules daily with a meal; for liquid, take 1 teaspoon in water twice daily.
From another source:
• Helps promote the natural blood-cleansing functions of the body.
• Supports the production of hemoglobin.
• Strengthens cells.
The chlorophyll gel cap is a very different substance than the chlorophyll liquid
. This gel cap is fat-soluble and is rich in magnesium. It contains the natural form of chlorophyll present in plants.
Because of their magnesium content, chlorophyll gel caps act as an anti-spasmodic for people with spastic colons. This gel cap acts as a mild bowel detoxifier or laxative and is helpful for irritable bowel syndrome, cramping pains in intestines, and mild constipation. After taking the gel cap the fecal matter will often turn a dark green color.
Both forms of chlorophyll will act as an interceptor molecule and block the absorption of aflatoxins (known carcinogens) and other cancer-causing chemicals that are commonly found in today's diet.
Fat-soluble chlorophyll (gel caps) contains chloroplasts such as vitamin A, carotenes, vitamin K, E, as well as minerals such as magnesium and iron. These vitamins and minerals need to be present to prevent free radical damage.
This gel cap is rich in beta-carotene in the form of vitamin A and is one of the most powerful anti-free radical factors known to man. When people ingest too many carrots or vitamin A supplements there are often complications with exposure to sunlight, i.e., photo sensitivity. Chlorophyll does not have this affect and can never lead to vitamin A toxicity. For example, grazing animals such as cows or goats may eat grass all day but never show symptoms of vitamin A toxicity.
According to the British Medical Association, fat-soluble chlorophyll has been shown to be a possible lung cancer protective factor. The chlorophyll gel cap also has an action on the liver and gallbladder. People who experience bile duct spasms and gallbladder pain can benefit from taking several gel caps daily to reduce the spasms.
Fat-soluble chlorophyll is one of the only good sources of vitamin K found today. The natural form of vitamin K helps with the blood clotting ability of the blood. This gel cap can be used for people whose blood does not have the capability to clot fast enough, exposing them to heavy bleeding or hemorrhage.
The vitamin K found in fat-soluble chlorophyll helps the body with the production of fibrin, important in the clotting mechanism. Vitamin K also promotes strong capillaries and is used for prevention of spider veins. Vitamin E is another fat soluble vitamin found in this gel cap. Vitamin E is a precursor to male and female sex hormones and can be helpful for hormonal imbalance. Fat-soluble chlorophyll is useful for the reparation of gastrointestinal mucous membranes, thus being a good choice for people suffering from colitis or ulcers.