Focusing on our wellbeing has become increasingly important. Not just for our psychological wellbeing… but physical too. So where do we start?
It’s really important to acknowledge and understand what we are putting into our bodies – and eating a diet that is going to support us. When we shop for food, we want to benefit from as many organic and natural ingredients as possible in order to help support our bodies functions and immunity.
Two vital ingredients that we can look for are Chlorophyll and Amino acids. These bring a great number of benefits to our diet and subsequently to our bodies…
Chlorophyll – an antioxidant powerhouse
Chlorophyll is a pigment / compound that gives plants their vibrant green colour and helps them transform sunlight into energy through the process of photosynthesis, playing an important role in making them green and healthy. It can be found in foods such as green, leafy vegetables (spinach, asparagus, green beans, peas, parsley and broccoli to name a few). It contains vitamins, antioxidants (enzymes) and therapeutic properties that have the potential to benefit the body.
Chlorophyll can help benefit our body in a number of distinct and unique ways – such as helping to cleanse it of harmful toxins, especially our liver. Chlorophyll also nourishes the liver with oxygen and magnesium. Getting rid of the toxins lying dormant in the liver helps the rest of our organs, such as the muscles and digestive system, get even more nourishment too.
It’s also regarded as an active agent that the body uses to help fight infection and help the circulatory and digestive systems to stay healthier.
According to a study1 published in the Journal of Physiology, chlorophyll found in food, or very small purified amounts of chlorophyll, may stimulate the synthesis of red blood cells in the bone marrow, helping with accelerating the body tissue and cell re-growth.
Amino acids – small but mighty biomolecules
Amino acids, also referred to as the building blocks of proteins, play many vital roles in the body.
Our body needs 20 different amino acids to grow and function properly. Even though all 20 of them are important for our health, only nine amino acids are classified as essential: histidine, isoleucine, leucine, lysine, methionine, phenylalanine, threonine, tryptophan and valine. Unlike nonessential amino acids, essential amino acids can’t be produced by the body and must be obtained through our diet. Natural sources of amino acids include green leafy vegetables, potatoes, meat and dairy.
When we consume protein, this is broken down into amino acids, which are then used to help the body with various processes such as building muscle and regulating immune function.2
Amino acids play an important role throughout our body, assisting in the creation and growth of muscles, normal digestion, supplying energy and even regulating moods by helping produce hormones.
Both Chlorophyll and Amino Acids are present in the foods we consume but we would have to eat a great deal to receive the recommended amounts. We can however help our bodies by consciously supplementing these vital nutrients to our food intake. Nikken’s Jade GreenZymes® organic barley juice powder 3 is a formula that contains both chlorophyll and amino acids and that you can enjoy the fresh flavour of on a daily basis.
At Nikken we know how important it is for you to be able to access your nutritional products safely and efficiently. Having a Wellness Subscription will give you SAVINGS off your products and they’ll be delivered directly to your door.
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1. Hughes, J. and Latner, A. 1936. Chlorophyll and haemoglobin regeneration after haemorrhage. Journal of Physiology 86:388-395.
11th January 2021