Derived from the Greek words chloros meaning ‘green’, and phyllon meaning ‘leaf’, chlorophyll is responsible for the green pigmentation found in almost all plants, algae, and cyanobacteria (blue-green algae). It’s the substance that gives plants their green colour. Chlorophyll is vital for photosynthesis, which allows plants to obtain energy from the sun, and to manufacture essential compounds for growth and reproduction. In fact, without sunshine, no life is possible, and no life is possible without chlorophyll either. Chlorophyll to plants is like blood to humans.

It’s interesting to note that the molecule of chlorophyll is similar to that of the heme molecule in human blood. According to Dr. Robert O. Young, Ph. D., “numerous studies from decades before showed that liquid chlorophyll was virtually identical to human blood in its molecular structure.”

Chlorophyll has served as a therapeutic healer since ancient times and even early agriculturist observed that when domesticated animals were ill, they would seek green plants for food, and would shun away from dried vegetation that lacked chlorophyll.

Often referred to as “liquid sunshine” chlorophyll provides us with numerous health benefits. Chlorophyll has been proven beneficial in preventing and healing many forms of disease, and scientific research is showing there are very few illnesses that could not be helped by chlorophyll.

Chlorophyll is a potent antioxidant that helps our body rid itself of harmful toxins while purifying and cleansing the blood, tissues and cells. Chlorophyll provides anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer properties, and helps to heal wounds, stimulate tissue growth, and promote oxygen supply by stimulating red blood cells. Chlorophyll makes our body more alkaline, and researchers now agree that disease will thrive in an acidic environment, but will not survive in an alkaline environment.

Chlorophyll will also cleanse and deodorize bowel tissue and has been found to reduce body odour and bad breath. It provides iron to our organs, helps purify the liver, aids hepatitis improvement, aids hemophilia condition, helps in the treatment of calcium oxalate stone ailments (kidney stones), reduces pain caused by inflammation, and helps prevent cancer. And these are only a few of the known benefits chlorophyll offers!

Green plants are the most alkalizing food that exists on earth, so it makes sense to incorporate as many of them as we can into our diet. And considering that greens are a major source of chlorophyll, what better way to consume chlorophyll than by drinking a green drink such as AIM BarleyLife®.

AIM BarleyLife® is made from the juice of young barley grass and is loaded with vitamins, minerals, enzymes, antioxidants, phytochemicals, protein, amino acids, and you guessed it – chlorophyll. BarleyLife® will help support our health by providing us with the necessary nutrients to help balance the body pH and is an excellent source of chlorophyll. Remember, cooking can destroy chlorophyll, so one of the best ways to receive the benefits of chlorophyll, is through daily consumption of BarleyLife®.

Now more nutritious than ever, BarleyLife® is processed using advanced technology and the barley leaves are harvested when their nutrients are most potent and alive. Within minutes of harvesting, the barley leaves are juiced (not milled) and “processed using the most advanced, innovative, and efficient cool-processing method for maximum nutrition and fresh-tasting juice powder.” *

It really can be quite simple to enjoy better health and a daily dose of chlorophyll can help provide numerous health benefits. Even if you are not suffering from any health conditions, prevention is key to maintaining optimal health. Go ahead and get green with chlorophyll – natures gift of life!

For more information about the new and improved AIM BarleyLife®, please visit our website at where you can read more, download datasheets and watch videos. As with any nutritional supplement it is always recommended to read the literature thoroughly to find out if the product is right for you, and consult your health care practitioner if you have any medical conditions or concerns.

*Source: AIM BarleyLife® datasheet.

Author's Bio: 

A Member of The AIM Companies for over twenty-four years, Joanne Jackson takes pride in sharing her knowledge of nutrition and the AIM products with others. As an advocate of healthy eating and proper nutrition, Joanne understands that the choices we make, and choosing them wisely, is the key to wellness. Joanne holds a certificate in Nutrition: Studies and Applications, a certificate in Natural Health Fundamentals and a certificate in Sports and Fitness Nutrition. She is currently studying for her diploma as a Certified Holistic Nutritionist.