Effects of Chlorophyll on Health

We list a few of the published research studies that show scientific evidence of the effects of chlorophyll on health.  Chlorophyll is found in wheatgrass juice.

Cancer & Carcinogens

Cancer chemoprevention by dietary chlorophylls: A 12,000-animal dose-dose matrix biomarker and tumor study

Tammie J. McQuistan1, Michael T. Simonich2, M. Margaret Pratt2, Cliff B. Pereira34, Jerry D. Hendricks2, Roderick H. Dashwood123, David E. Williams123 and  George S. Bailey12

1 Linus Pauling Institute, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR 97331, USA
2 Department of Environmental and Molecular Toxicology, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR 97331, USA
3 Environmental Health Sciences Center, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR 97331, USA
4 Department of Statistics, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR 97331, USA

Food Chem Toxicol. 2012 Feb; 50(2): 341–352.

George S. Bailey quote: “Aflatoxin initiates some kinds of cancer, as does tobacco smoke and probably cooked meat mutagens. So chlorophyllin is interesting because it can block the action of compounds that we know start cancer.”  Read more…

Identification and characterisation of chlorin e(4) ethyl ester in sera of individuals participating in the chlorophyllin chemoprevention trial.

Egner PA1, Stansbury KH, Snyder EP, Rogers ME, Hintz PA, Kensler TW.

1 Department of Environmental Health Sciences, Johns Hopkins School of Hygiene and Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland 21205, USA.

Chem Res Toxicol. 2000 Sep;13(9):900-6.

Nutrition and cancer: A review of the evidence for an anti-cancer diet

Michael S Donaldson, Director of Research, Hallelujah Acres Foundation, 13553 Vantage Hwy, Ellensburg, WA 98926, USA

Nutr J. 2004; 3: 19.

Extract: All green plants also contain chlorophyll, the light-collecting molecule. Chlorophyll and its derivatives are very effective at binding polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (carcinogens largely from incomplete combustion of fuels), heterocyclic amines (generated when grilling foods), aflatoxin (a toxin from molds in foods which causes liver cancer), and other hydrophobic molecules.

Chronic Disease

This study examines the therapeutic potential of wheatgrass juice on various chronic diseases.

A pilot study on wheat grass juice for its phytochemical, nutritional and therapeutic potential on chronic diseases.

M. Chauhan Department of Chemistry, Girand Singh Memorial Degree College, Pilakpur Shyoram (Dilari) Moradabad (U.P.) India

International Journal of Chemical Studies 2014; 2(4): 27-34

Increases Oxygen to Cells

Chlorophyll is often referred to as “The blood of plant life” and has almost the same chemical structure as haemoglobin.  This study showed that chlorophyll increases haemoglobin in cancer patients (haemoglobin transfers oxygen to our cells).

Effect of wheat grass juice in supportive care of terminally ill cancer patients— A tertiary cancer centre experience from India

Dey, R. Sarkar, P. Ghosh, R. Khatun, K. Ghorai, R. Choudhury, R. Ahmed, P. Gupta, S. Mukhopadhyay, A. Mukhopadhyay, Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Cancer Research Institute, Kolkata, India

Journal of Clinical Oncology 24, no. 18_suppl (June 2006) 8634-8634

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